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Bruins Get Fortunate Win in Jarome Iginla’s Return to Calgary

The Bruins got two points they didn’t really deserve on Tuesday when they beat a determined Calgary Flames squad. Despite trailing for the large majority of the game Boston was able to squeak out a win for the returning Jarome Iginla. The Return The first two periods of play were so poorly executed by the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 2

The NHL season is now well underway, and as happens at this early stage, there are plenty of surprises. The Rangers can’t get anything going. The Avalanche are unbeaten. The Flames are hanging in there without Jarome Iginla. Toronto is doing well in the early going. Tim Thomas is looking to make his return worthwhile. […]

Bruins Smother Flames With Nine Goals, Twelve Point-Scoring Players

As a young boy, I played on a recreation-league soccer team in Brookline, Mass. We weren’t very good, but I liked the team’s name: the Flames. I’m pretty sure we could’ve given the Boston Bruins a better game than the Calgary Flames gave them Thursday night at TD Garden. Patrice Bergeron and Nathan Horton each […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 23

We’re coming up on the last 10 games of the season, and it’s just as exciting as it ever was. If it weren’t for those games in hand, Philadelphia would be in trouble. Vancouver isn’t too far away from clinching that President’s Trophy. It’s still a logjam out West, and Anaheim is just one win […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 22

Only one month remains in the season, and there’s still a lot to be hashed out. The Devils are still making an improbable run. Five points separates #4 from #11 out west. Even the Flyers aren’t safe, with Boston and now Washington right behind them. One of the few sure things right now appears to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 21

No more than 20 games remain for any team, so we’re in the final quartile of the season now. And this late, the top story continues to be the logjam out West between #4 and #11, if not further down. Even one more victory by the Predators (#9) would vault them up to #5. But […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 20

20 weeks done, almost 20 games left, and Philadelphia is still running away with the East. Vancouver is closer in the West to Detroit, but still has a comfortable lead, but is in danger of falling behind Philadelphia. The Dallas Stars, not too long ago atop the Pacific Division, are now in last place in […]

Lucic, Rested Thomas Lead Bruins Over Flames

After the Bruins lost three straight games last week, including two to the Detroit Red Wings and an awful loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Bruins really needed to do some soul searching as they began their longest road trip of the season. Wins against the Islanders and Senators to start the trip were […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Flames, Tuesday February 22nd

The Bruins (33-19-7) will make the third stop on their season-long six-game road trip this evening, when they travel out to western Canada to face off with the Calgary Flames (31-22-8). Boston welcomed two of their newest additions in Ottawa Friday night, as Tomas Kaberle and Chris Kelly joined the B’s to make their black […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 19

The top two seeds in each conference (and Pittsburgh) are pretty safely nestled into their positions, but everything else is up for grabs, with one win being able to do pretty much anything. To that point, four Pacific teams are currently in the brackets, and the last is just a win away. We should all […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 18

With just two months left in the season, very little is known, or even in a good position, regarding which teams will end up where. The defending champs are in the #11 spot, and the once solid East bracket has now been tapped by a new team. And the Devils are now #13 in the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 3

After another week, things have been shaken up quite a bit. The conferences are now topped by the Predators and the Habs (or as we in Boston like to call them, Hab nots; let’s get that to catch on, people). The Devils continue to serve as basement dwellers, on pace for 41 points, as opposed […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 2

Another week in, and the Maple Leafs are going strong. The Blackhawks are back on top out West, though their three closest competitors all have three games in hand, down by three points. That’s 333, which when doubled, means the Devils are currently in last place in the entire NHL. They’re followed by Ottawa and […]

Let’s Get Puck’d: NHL Western Conference Preview

Welcome, as we march on with the second half of this year’s NHL previews, this time shifting our focus to the Western Conference. To me, the West is wide open this year. Chicago, the league’s reigning Cup champs, had to have a fire sale in the off-season to relieve their salary cap crunch, which should […]

Bruins Blow Out Flames, 5-0

Well where did that come from? In what was a pivotal game for both teams in terms of playoff positioning, the Boston Bruins came out and clicked on all cylinders, especially their recently struggling power play unit, and doused the Flames with a surprising 5-0 shutout, all but ending much hope for Calgary’s playoff chances […]