// Brad Marchand

Bruins’ November Roll Continues Against Buffalo

Boston just can’t be beaten lately. Not even close. On Saturday, their next victim was Buffalo. The Sabres lost 6-2, in a rough showing. It didn’t start that way, though. Boston had the majority of shots in the 1st, though it was Buffalo who struck first blood at 5:38 on a wrist shot from Thomas […]

Triple-Double: Bruins Hang Six Goals on Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers survived the Boston Bruins’ first two-goal period Thursday night at the TD Garden. They couldn’t survive the second. Or the third. The Bruins scored twice in all three periods Thursday, powering them to a 6-3 victory over the once-streaking Oilers. The Bruins have now scored 24 goals in their last four games.

Bruins Den: Struggling B’s Hear a BOO!

Happy Halloween, Hub hockey fans! You need not look far for anything scary this year! Just check out the NHL standings, where you’ll find the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins (3-7-0, 6 points) dead last in the Eastern Conference and second worst in the league (thanks to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who at 2-9-1 […]

Loss to Habs Drops Bruins to Bottom of Eastern Conference

Let’s face it: the Bruins have received a pass so far this season. The Red Sox collapsed, drank beer, ate fried chicken, and were the talk of the town for weeks after the season. The Patriots, meanwhile, started 5-1 and appear destined for the playoffs. But, the Sox talk has subsided and the Pats are […]

Milan Hejduk Hands Rask First Loss of Season

The Bruins won over 60 percent of their faceoffs Monday against the Colorado Avalanche at the TD Garden. One of the few they lost came back to haunt them. Avalanche right winger Milan Hejduk scored with eight minutes gone in the third after teammate Peter Mueller won a faceoff in the Bruins’ zone, and goalkeeper […]

A Day Later: New-Look Flyers Spoil Bruins’ Banner-Raising Ceremony

The Flyers were swept out of the playoffs by the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Bruins last season, and that had to leave a bitter taste in their mouths. As a result, Philly overhauled their core group, trading away Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. In separate deals, the Flyers acquired a desperately needed new goalie in Ilya […]

2011 Bruins Preview: Forwards

With the Boston Bruins’ season opener on Oct. 6 fast approaching, Sports of Boston concludes its 2011 preview with the forwards. Let’s look line-by-line at who might be scoring for the Bruins. First Line: Lucic, Krejci, Horton The Bruins’ first line is unlikely to change after a fantastic postseason. Center David Krejci led all NHL […]

Marchand Signs Two-Year Deal With Bruins

It was never really in question, but Wednesday afternoon the Bruins announced a new 2-year deal with restricted free agent right winger Brad Marchand. Early reports seem to indicate Marchand will make $2 million in the 2011-12 season and $3 million in 2012-13. Marchand has been in Boston working out with his teammates for some […]

Busy Month Ahead for Bruins as Cup Defense Begins

What a tough summer it has been for the Boston Bruins. “What victory party do I have to go to tonight?” “Where do I have to tote this heavy Stanley Cup to today?” “How many thousands of adoring fans am I going to have to shmooze with this time?” The trials and tribulations of a […]

Bruins’ Investment in Rookies Seguin & Marchand Pays Dividends in Stanley Cup Run

When Bruins fans speak years from now of the 2011 Stanley Cup, they will tell stories of a champion team of veterans. Their voices will rise in pitch when they speak of 34-year-old Zdeno Chara, who anchored a defense that neutralized the supposedly unstoppable Canucks offense. They will giggle as they mention how Mark Recchi […]

Blown Tires: 3 1st-Period Goals Chase Luongo from Game 6 as Bruins Force Game 7

Lord Stanley’s Cup came to Boston, and all the Vancouver Canucks needed to do to win it Monday night at the Garden was play the same punishing offense and fantastic goal-tending that had won them Game 5 last Friday. Only problem: no one told Roberto Luongo. Luongo gave up three easy goals within the first […]

Raffi Torres Goal with 18.5 Left in Third Gives Canucks Stanley Cup Game One Victory

It was a classic goalie battle Wednesday night as the Stanley Cup finals began at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. No Canuck could get past Tim Thomas, but neither could any Bruin get past Robert Luongo. Both were impenetrable walls, denying any and every shot. Sticks, skates, helmets, gloves, whatever it took to block the puck. […]

Two-Goal Second Period Gives Thomas, Bruins 3-2 Lead In Eastern Conference Finals

The Tampa Bay Lightning held the Boston Bruins to just eight shots in the second period of Monday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden. The Bruins only needed two. Goals by Nathan Horton and Brad Marchand in the second period gave the Bruins the lead, and Tim Thomas stopped 33 […]

5 Tidbits on Bruins-Lightning Going Into Game 5

Here are 5 musings about the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Bruins and Tampa BayLightning heading into Game 5 tonight at the Garden. The series is tied at two games apiece. 1. Cooling the Jets So the Bruins blew a GOLDEN opportunity. There’s no way getting around it. After one period of play Saturday, in Game 3, […]

Krejci’s Goal in OT Lifts Bruins to 2-0 Lead; McQuaid Injured

How many shots do the Philadelphia Flyers need to take to get past Tim Thomas? Apparently not enough. After giving up two goals in the first period of Game 2 Monday night, Thomas was able to hold off the Flyers’ next 46 shots on goal. Forcing overtime, the hero this time for the Boston Bruins […]