// Eric Staal

Bruins Beat Hurricanes 5-3 in Carolina

The Bruins escaped Carolina with a 5-3 win Monday night. After jumping out to a two-goal lead twice, the Bruins coughed it up with sloppy play in their own end. Anton Khudobin played well in his first action in net this season. Special teams played a huge role in this game once again, as the […]

Ward’s Shutout Gives Hurricanes First Season Sweep Over Bruins

The Boston Bruins did just about everything they could against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night at the TD Garden. They won over 70 percent of their face-offs. They hit hard and often. And they ripped shot after shot after shot at goalie Cam Ward. They just couldn’t score. Ward saved all 47 shots against him […]

Zdeno Chara Named Captain of NHL All-Star Team

The 2012 All-Star game will be held in Ottawa on Jan. 29. The fantasy draft, meanwhile, will be held on the 26th. Zdeno Chara and home town hero Daniel Alfredsson will be selecting the teams. Last season, we saw Eric Staal and Niklas Lidstrom have some fun with it making teammates sweat it out. It will […]

Canes Storm Past Struggling B’s, 4-1

Fights are fantastic… but goals would be even better. Fists flew Tuesday night at TD Garden, with the Bruins racking up 70 penalty minutes on the night, the most since last February’s famously fight-filled feud with the Montreal Canadiens. The frustration level of the men wearing the spoked B has apparently bubbled over, and instead […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Hurricanes, Tuesday February 1st

With the All Star hoopla behind them, the Boston Bruins (28-15-7) will travel south to meet up with All Stars Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara in Raleigh, as they prepare to face All Stars Eric Staal, Cam Ward, Jeff Skinner, and the rest of the Carolina Hurricanes (25-19-6) this evening. Thomas and Chara were featured […]

2011 NHL All-Star Fantasy Mock Draft Analysis

(Editor’s Note: Below is Brian’s Mock Draft submitted before Friday night’s NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft…along with the actual picks for the event. Let’s see how he did!) If you love hockey like I do, and you love fantasy sports like I do, Friday was the night where your worlds collided for an event of sportsgasmic […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Hurricanes, Tuesday January 18th

The Bruins (25-13-7) hit the road this evening, heading south to Raleigh to take on a familiar foe, the Carolina Hurricanes (22-17-6). It was just over 24 hours ago that the B’s beat down the ‘Canes at TD Garden, wrapping up a four-game homestand with a 7-0 trouncing of Carolina. There were all sorts of […]

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-Hurricanes, Tuesday March 16th

Last stop: Raleigh, NC. It’s been a bumpy road for the Bruins (30-26-12), who make their seventh and final stop on their season-long road trip this evening, where tonight they will take on the resurgent Carolina Hurricanes (28-32-8). Don’t look now, but once the laughing stock of the league, the ‘Canes have rebounded in astounding […]

Hurricanes Storm Past Bruins, 5-1

It doesn’t get much uglier than this, Bruins fans. On an afternoon where the B’s looked to right the sinking ship, the ship sunk to a new low, as Boston fell to the Eastern Conference’s cellar dwellers, the Carolina Hurricanes, by a convincing score of 5-1. The loss marked the fifth straight for Boston, and […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Hurricanes, Sunday 1/24

For the first time in a long time, the Bruins (23-19-8) wake up this morning to find themselves on the outside looking in on the Eastern Conference playoff picture. After Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Ottawa, coupled with wins from other teams in the East, Boston now finds themselves down to fourth in the Northeast Division, […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Hurricanes Saturday 10-3

The Carolina Hurricanes return to the scene of the crime tonight at TD Garden, as they come back to the building where Scott Walker and the ‘Canes stole a Game 7 overtime victory from the top-seeded Bruins in the second round of last season’s playoffs. After the heated seven-game series last spring, these two squads […]

Bruins in Trouble, Down 3-1 in Series

After a dominating 4-1 win in Game 1, the Bruins seemed satisfied with the way they were performing. Why wouldn’t they be? The Bruins were 5-0 in the playoffs, and 5-0 overall this season against the Hurricanes. Then, like a hurricane (I had to use the analogy), Carolina mowed down the Bruins for three straight […]

Hurricanes Shut Out Bruins, Tie Series 1-1

In my opinion, the only chance any team has of beating the Boston Bruins in a playoff series is to have a white-hot goaltender. It looks as if the Hurricanes will ride on the coat tails of Cam Ward, who stopped 36 shots against the Bruins Sunday night for his second shutout in the last four […]