// Claude Julien

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, […]

Three Steps To Get The Bruins Back Into The Playoffs

For the Boston Bruins, the current season has been a far cry from last season’s Eastern-Conference-winning effort and the expectations that accompanied such a feat. Winless at the TD Garden in 2010, the Bruins have lost eight in a row and ten of their last eleven, with that sole win coming in a shootout. The […]

Kings Top Bruins, Losing Streak Turns Historic

The Bruins put forth a decent effort Friday night but lost again, and on Saturday night they came the closest they’ve come to a win, but still managed to lose in a shootout to the Kings 3-2. Their current seven-game losing streak is the longest for the team since 1997, while their six straight home […]

Bruins Remaining Schedule By The Numbers

With 51 games in the 2009-10 season already in the books, you have to imagine coach Claude Julien envisioned a playoff picture that was a bit brighter than the one his team is faced with at this point. Just one year ago at this time, Julien’s Bruins were sitting pretty atop the Eastern Conference standings, […]

Bruins Turned Into Serfs By Kings

The Bruins had it then lost it, surrendering a two-goal lead in the third period and losing 4-3 in a shootout. The teams traded goals and fights in the 1st. Boston took command in the 2nd, while Los Angeles did the same in the 3rd. The Bruins could not recover and could not retain whatever […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Ducks, Wednesday 1-13

The bruised and battered Bruins (22-15-7) will head west this week for three games in the Golden State, with hopes of not heading south in the standings. Their trio of games on the left coast begins tonight at the Honda Center in Anaheim, where they will face off with the red hot Ducks (20-19-7). Anaheim […]

Boston Bruins Mid-Season Report Card

Having played their 41st game of the season – a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers – the Boston Bruins are now halfway through their regular season and currently stand at 21-13-7, for a total of 49 points. Despite a sluggish start during which they alternated wins and losses (until they hit two three-game […]

Julien Furious After Bruins Loss to Rangers

That honeymoon period from the incredible win on New Year’s Day in the Winter Classic…is already over, especially after the Bruins lost 3-2 to the Rangers on Monday night. Down by two goals in the third period, the Bruins mustered only five shots on goal. For the game, they went 0-3 on the power play, which they had […]

Boston Bruins Sign Veteran Left Wing Satan

On Saturday, the Boston Bruins signed veteran left winger Miroslav Satan to a one-year pro-rated contract that includes a no-movement clause worth $700,000, pending a physical examination. Satan, who was just named to the Slovakian Olympic team for the Vancouver Games in February, will only earn cost the Bruins $350,000 because the team’s season is […]