// Johnny Boychuk

2014-2015 Bruins Preview: Defense

Any good coach will tell you that “defense wins championships” and that certainly strikes true in today’s NHL. All of the recent Stanley Cup winners have had very strong defensive cores and count on their guys to chip in in all three zones for their team to succeed. The Bruins under GM Peter Chiarelli have […]

Chiarelli Acknowledges He May Not be Able to “Keep the Band Together”

Are you familiar and comfortable with the Boston Bruins roster? Well don’t get too comfortable because there may be some changes with familiar faces in the near future. General Manager Peter Chiarelli expressed some angst recently about his ability to keep the current team intact. The Bruins are currently very tight on cap space especially […]

Subban, Canadiens Sink the Bruins in 2OT to Take Game 1

51 shots on net wasn’t enough to beat Carey Price as the Boston Bruins fell to the Montreal Canadiens, 4-3, in double overtime of Game 1. The Bruins battled back from behind twice in the game, scoring three goals in the third period to force the game into OT, but the Canadiens capitalized on a power […]

Chara-Less Bruins Put Up Valiant Fight Against Blues

If you watched the first meeting between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues then you know the two teams play each other like two heavyweight contenders trading haymakers. That first meeting was on November 21, 2013. Since then not much has changed as both teams are still near the top of their respective […]

Fresh Face gets Bruins back to Winning Ways

The Boston Bruins were able to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season by holding off the Nashville Predators Thursday night in overtime. Boston has been struggling with injuries as of late, which helped contribute to the two-game losing streak that carried them into their game on Thursday night against Nashville. Then, the […]

Bruins Lose Much More than Game Against Canadiens

The Boston Bruins were handed a pretty big blow by the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night when they lost 2-1. Not only did they lose the game, but they also coughed up the division lead to Montreal and lost one of their key defenseman during the course of action. Coming into Thursday’s contest the Bruins […]

Bruins Crumple Leafs 4-1; Take 1-0 Lead

The Boston Bruins dominated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 in game 1 in front of a very loud TD Garden. The Bruins swarming and uptempo attack was too much to handle for the Leafs who were out shot 40-20. David Krejci led the way for the Bruins with a goal and two assists. Toronto’s James […]

Bruins Suffer First Loss of the Season to Rangers

Marian Gaborik capped off his hat trick night by batting home his rebound past Tuukka Rask on a breakaway with 27 seconds into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 win at Madison Square Garden. Gaborik scored his first two goals just over two minutes apart early in the first period. The Rangers […]

Bruins Improve to 2-0-0 In Tough Challenge From Winnipeg

Winnipeg got off to a quick start, but Boston kept control of things for the rest of the way, and eked out a 2-1 shootout victory over the Jets. Winnipeg got things going with a quick wrist shot past Tuukka Rask just 1:58 in. The teams then began their chess match that went on throughout […]

Bruins Start Season Strong with 3-1 Win Over Rangers

After the lengthy lockout we thought would never end, Boston finally got hockey back in the form of the Bruins hosting the New York Rangers to open up the season. Despite going 0-7 on the power play, the B’s pulled together a total team effort to earn the 3-1 victory over New York. Milan Lucic […]

The B’s Are Back! A Look at the Bruins’ Defensemen

Now, let’s take a look at the Bruins’ defensemen: Defensive Pairs: B’s Backbone Zdeno Chara - 2011-2012 stats: GP 79 G 12 A 40 PTS 52 +/- 33 PIM 86 Dougie Hamilton - 2011-2012 OHL stats: GP 50 G 17 A 55 PTS 72 +/- 37 PIM 47 2012-2013 OHL stats: GP 32 G 8 A 33 […]

Bruins 2012 Report Card: Chara, Seidenberg, Ference, Boychuk

The Boston Bruins defense was once again one of the best in the NHL, as the team finished with the highest team goal differential at plus 67 over 82 games. It starts and ends with the captain Zdeno Chara, who had a stellar season and should have brought home some hardware, but the young phenom from Ottawa […]

Bruins Fall 5-3 to Penguins, Boychuck Injured

With the Boston Bruins locked into the number two spot in the East, the game Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins should have had no meaning. In a 5-3 loss, the Bruins may have lost more than the game. Johnny Boychuck was on the wrong side of a knee-on-knee collision with Aaron Asham midway through the third […]

Bruins Finally Win Again

The horrid losing streak is finally over thanks to a 3-2 shootout victory over Philadelphia, but Philly still nearly pulled out an impressive victory. And with Boston so used to giving up the first two goals lately, it was refreshing to actually see Boston get on the board first for a change, thanks to Chris […]

Two-Goal Third Gives Bruins First Winning Streak Since January

The Boston Bruins have rarely played “complete” hockey over the last two months, alternating losses with frustrating, indecisive victories. And on those few occasions when they submitted a complete game, they never followed it with a second. No more. The Bruins capitalized on two goals in the final period Thursday night at TD Garden, beating […]