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Bruins Beat Blue Jackets in Shootout, Snap Skid

The rookie prevails. When all else was lost, the Boston Bruins relied on first-year player Tyler Seguin in the overtime shootout to get past the pesky Columbus Blue Jackets. The Bruins really needed the 3-2 victory on Tuesday night, as it snapped a four-game losing streak. Before the game, head coach Claude Julien knew that […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Blue Jackets, Tuesday March 15th

The Bruins (38-21-9) look to put their season-long four-game winless streak behind them tonight at Nationwide Arena, as they get set to take on the always pesky Columbus Blue Jackets (32-27-9). Boston finds themselves still clinging to the top spot in the Northeast Division, but their lead over rival Montreal has dwindled to just two […]

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 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. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 7

Welcome to a special Thanksgiving week edition of the NHL’s “If the Playoffs…” And be sure to enjoy the Bruins’ matinee later Friday. This past week-and-a-game has included many fun moments, including a new top team in the league, as you’ve already noticed. Phoenix has charged forward, one point away from Detroit for the West’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 5

Tim Thomas has gone downhill fast, but so have the Penguins. With three games in hand, Boston can take the division if those games in hands are wins, and they keep pace with Washington otherwise. Or with just three points from those games, Boston can displace Montreal. Either way, they’ve got plenty of room to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 4

Oh how the mighty have fallen. Thanks to Boston, Buffalo is now the league’s worst team, and Nashville, #1 in the West last week, are down to #9. Pittsburgh is #8 in the East, and Toronto is starting to fall by the wayside. Plenty of teams are offensively gifted, plenty are defensively gifted, and others […]

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 […]

Late Goal Lifts Blue Jackets Over Bruins

Anton Stralman may have helped out his team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, a little more than referee Dean Morton knew on Thursday night. In a questionable call late in the third period, Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins was called for high sticking on Derick Brassard and received four minutes in the penalty box.  Upon replays of the […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Blue Jackets, Thursday 1/21

The Bruins (23-17-8) will look to eliminate the bad taste left in their mouths after Monday’s 5-1 flop at the hands of the Senators, when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets (19-24-9) tonight at TD Garden. Boston’s lack of offensive punch has proven costly of late, as the B’s have dropped their last three home […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 9

There’s still plenty of competition for titles and seeding. The Bruins have forced their way back into divisional contention. The Penguins and Capitals keep trading the title back and forth. Also, the Avalanche have recently dropped in favor of the Flames. Even Toronto’s making a push for a spot. A grand total of five teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 8

It’s been an interesting week. Two former division leaders have reclaimed their thrones. The Predators are actually in second place in the Central Division. The Bruins are actually looking better, though more shutouts and regulation victories would be easier to swallow. And the Hurricanes are still bottom feeders to top it off. With two divisional […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 7

Things are picking up. All five Atlantic teams are in line for playoff spots. Only one division features a point differential between 1st and 2nd of more than four points. Only one of the six Canadian teams is up for a slot. And to top it all off, five out of eight current series would […]