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Bruins Drop Their Fourth Straight After Blowing Lead to Islanders, Lose 4-2

Winning streaks aren’t meant to last forever, but when they end, you certainly don’t expect to start on a losing streak. Unfortunately for the Boston Bruins, that’s exactly what’s happened as they dropped their fourth straight game after posting a seven-game winning streak, losing to the New York Islanders 4-2 on Long Island Friday night. […]

Penguins Win, But Bruins Salvage a Point

It was an exciting game, with Matt Cooke booed out of the building as expected, and the Penguins won 3-2 in OT after the Bruins tied it late. The game lived up to its billing right away, with no score in the 1st Period and both teams getting some great chances denied. In between a […]

Bruins Zap Lightning, Take Over 2nd In East

Just two weeks ago, the Bruins had probably their ugliest loss of the season: a 4-3 defeat against the lowly Maple Leafs that came on the heels of back-to-back losses to the Detroit Red Wings. It was clear then that they were probably not good enough to make a deep run in the playoffs. Then, […]

Sharks Shut Out Bruins 2-0

Despite an entertaining 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday, the Boston Bruins failed to keep their momentum going against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden. The Bruins outshot the Sharks, 26-18, but lost, 2-0. “If you take that empty-net goal, they only had that one goal on the […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Stars, Thursday February 3rd

The Bruins (29-15-7) return home to icy, slushy Boston tonight to host the Pacific Division leading Dallas Stars (30-16-5) at TD Garden. These two teams are in very similar positions in their respective conference standings right now. Both teams sit atop their divisions, both teams have 65 points in the standings through 51 games each, […]

Bruins Drop Wild One in Shootout

In a game that went back and forth more than Hamlet deciding whether or not to be, the Buffalo Sabres emerged with a 7-6, shootout win. In a battle of futility between some of the (supposedly) best goaltenders in the NHL, nobody could play defense very well, or at all. Andrew Ference started the scoring […]

Mark Stuart Out 4-6 Weeks

Boston Bruins’ defenseman Mark Stuart will miss four to six weeks with a broken fourth metacarpal joint in his right ring finger. Stuart suffered the injury during Tuesday night‘s contest against Buffalo. Stuart was examined by Dr. Matt Leibman at Newton Wellesley Hospital, and the diagnosis was confirmed by GM Peter Chiarelli. In the meantime, […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Hurricanes, Friday November 26th

The Bruins (12-6-2) return home after a brief two-game jaunt through the Sunshine State to host the Carolina Hurricanes (9-12-2) at the TD Garden for a matinee game on Causeway Street. Boston rebounded from a very rough game in Tampa Monday with a come-from-behind effort Wednesday against the Panthers that earned them a 3-1 victory, […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Coyotes, Opening Weekend in Prague

At long last, the Bruins return to the rink this weekend for a pair of games to kick off the regular season against last year’s biggest surprise team, the Phoenix Coyotes. What rink? The O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. The games are a part of the NHL’s European Premiere series. Elsewhere in Europe, the […]

Doug Jarvis Hired as Bruins Assistant Coach

The Bruins filled their assistant coaching void on Wednesday, hiring former Canadiens assistant Doug Jarvis to be the new “eye in the sky.” Jarvis will watch all of the team’s games from up in the press box, as assistant coach Doug Houda has done for the past three seasons. Houda has been asked to move […]

Bruins Bench Boss Ramsey Heads to Atlanta as New Head Coach

According to several reports, led by Pierre LeBrun at ESPN.com, Bruins’ assistant coach Craig Ramsey has been hired as the new head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers. The 59-year-old Ramsey will head up his third NHL team in his long hockey career, with brief head coaching gigs in Buffalo (21 games in ’86-’87 season) and […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Flyers, Game 7

It all comes down to this. This could be, but hopefully won’t be, the last “Ice Breakers” article of the season. It’s “win or go home” time for the Boston Bruins, as they host the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden this evening, with their fourth and final chance at knocking Philly out of the playoffs. […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Capitals, Monday April 5th

Down the stretch they come, as the Bruins (36-30-12) enter the final week of the regular season, with four huge games that will tell us whether our hometown hockey club is playoff bound or bound to clean out their lockers for a lengthy off-season. A tall task lies ahead of them this evening, as they […]

Bruins and Penguins of Years Past

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, or so the saying goes. With tensions running high after the Savard hit, and with the Penguins and Bruins set to meet again this Thursday, several members of each staff would do well to remember possible past lives, or at least figures who […]

Bruins De-Claw Panthers In Exciting Pre-Olympic Finale

For a while, it looked like the 10-game losing streak Bruins might be back, but they pulled out a fourth straight win, 3-2 in a shootout. They got off to an inauspicious start, when Derek Morris was called for hooking, giving Florida a power play 10 seconds in. The Bruins managed to kill it off, […]