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Bruins Defeat Atlanta, Clinch Division

Boston only needed one point to clinch the division, but they got two, winning at home 3-2 against the Atlanta Thrashers. Boston got started quickly, tucking the puck in for a goal during a skirmish in front of Atlanta’s net 4:34 in. But Atlanta answered on the power play later in the period, after Tuukka […]

Wheelin’ and Dealin’: Bruins Ship Wheeler and Stuart to Atlanta

A busy Friday in the Bruins’ front office continues to take shape, as reports indicate GM Peter Chiarelli has made yet another trade, this time with the Atlanta Thrashers. In the deal, the Bruins send forward Blake Wheeler and defenseman Mark Stuart south to Atlanta in exchange for center Rich Peverley and defenseman Boris Valabik. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 16

Plenty of teams have already made it to 50 games, and it’s still pretty crowded. The East race isn’t an eight-team race any longer, and the West is even more heated towards the bottom. The #1 teams are comfortably leading their conferences, but not too much else is certain. Even the Devils are making a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 15

There are still interesting talking points occurring in the world of hockey. The West’s #4-8 are separated by two points. Boston is up to #2 in the East. Washington will probably need to win their division to earn home-ice advantage, but they’re having trouble getting over that hump. Atlanta has some breathing room over Carolina, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 14

Each team is now officially at least halfway through the season. The Devils are still quite useless and the Canucks are still quite strong. Boston is still ahead of Montreal by two, but hasn’t always been consistent very much at all. Now, five divisions are being led by teams that didn’t win them last season. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 13

Another week in, and things are starting to shake up. Both #1s from last time were displaced, the West’s middle of the pack has been a revolving door for quite a while, and there is a tie for each top spot. Toronto is 4th worst in the league, so Boston will get a great draft […]

Bruins Fall to Thrashers in Shootout

Always expect the unexpected. For the Bruins and Tim Thomas, they were faced with the unlikely hero for the Atlanta Thrashers in Tim Stapleton. Stapleton had been called up early in the day and was the first player sent out for the Thrashers in the shootout. He slipped the puck past Thomas on his attempt […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Thrashers, Thursday December 30th

The Bruins (20-11-4) will wrap up 2010 tonight with their third stop on their five-city road trip, going up against a familiar foe, the Atlanta Thrashers (19-14-6). These two teams have headed in opposite directions since their meeting just one week ago. It was then when the B’s woke up from a 1-3-1 slump to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 12

The season is almost half over, and the Devils are on pace for 46 points. Eight teams have already surpassed that mark. The Penguins and Red Wings have relatively comfortable leads for now, but have games out of hand to worry about. The Bruins are starting to pull away from the Canadiens, and still have […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 11

There’s been plenty of action before the NHL’s Christmas break, and things are getting quite interesting. The top slots are being challenged, the West’s bottom slots are in such a predicament as well, and it’s a good thing for the Bruins that the Northeast Division is comparatively weak. And nearly half-way through the season, the […]

Thornton Helps Bruins Thrash Atlanta 4-1

Enforcer Shawn Thornton entered this season with 15 career goals, and had just one in 74 games last season. Simply put, his job on the ice regularly does not involve scoring…until now. Thornton scored his career-high sixth and seventh goals of the season (in just 33 games) to help lead the Bruins past the Thrashers […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 10

10 Weeks are gone, and while the East has a clear field of eight, the West is still fighting amongst itself. And right now, the teams with the two most points are in the same Atlantic division. The Bruins completely missed their chance to overtake the Canadiens, and now sit in the lowly #8 as […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 9

Another week into the season, and the East’s eight are moving away from the pack, though the top four seeds are shuffling and the latter four are all tied. That’s the same situation in the West, too, except four teams are just one win away from moving into the brackets. The last place team in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 8

After two months, we’re starting to see some separation in the East, but no such luck in the West. Between eight and nine in the East is five points, but one in the West; even last place in the Pacific Division (San Jose) is just one win away from poking their nose into the race. […]

Bruins Continue Slide; Lose to Thrashers 4-1

As winter looms, the Bruins remain cold. Sunday evening was another tough game for Boston, as they fell to the Atlanta Thrashers 4-1. With the loss, the Bruins are now 1-3-1 in their last five games. Blake Wheeler had the one lone goal for the Bruins, who finished off the month of November 6-6-2. The […]