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Bruins Training Camp: What to Watch For, Part 1

Is it too soon to talk about the Bruins yet, or is the sting of last spring’s playoff collapse still too painful to overcome? Personally, as tough as it may be to do, I say we turn the page to the next chapter: the 2010-11 NHL season. The B’s are off and running this month […]

Lots Bruin’: B’s Sign Recchi, Draft Seguin, Trade Sobotka, etc.

Hockey’s hot stove season has heated up and nowhere is it hotter than here in the Hub of Hockey. Highlighted by the NHL entry draft this past weekend and the selection of overall No. 2 pick Tyler Seguin, the Boston Bruins have put themselves in the center of it all, with moves being made, and […]

Bruins Sign Johnny Boychuk to Extension

The Bruins and defenseman Johnny Boychuk agreed on a two-year contract on Thursday worth $3.75 million. The 26-year-old will make $1.75 million next year and $2 million in the 2011-2012 season. “I was thinking about maybe going to free agency and seeing what was out there, but when I looked around the league I knew […]

Late Goal By Lucic Gives Bruins 2-0 Series Lead

You can’t help but acknowledge the irony. Amidst the celebration at TD Garden on Monday night, as the Boston Bruins took a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven semifinal series against the Philadelphia Flyers, The Standells’ “Love That Dirty Water” was blaring across the arena just like it would after any Bruins victory. But it […]

Sabres Grab Early Lead, Stay Alive to Beat Bruins in Game 5

Sabre Adam Mair scored on the team’s first shot on Friday night in Game 5 against the Bruins. OK, no problem. The Sabres have scored first in every game this series, and the Bruins carried a commanding 3-1 series lead. 1-0? Big deal. Then, the Sabres scored just before the end of the first period […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Rangers, Sunday March 21st

Fresh off a dismal performance Thursday against Matt Cooke and the Penguins, the Bruins (31-27-12) can’t sleep in today, as they host an early matinee game against Original 6 rival, the New York Rangers (31-31-9). With just three points separating these two teams for the last playoff spot in the East, it’s hard not to […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Tuesday 2/9

The Bruins (24-22-11), fresh off their Super Sunday shutout of the Montreal Canadiens north of the border, return to native soil tonight at HSBC Arena in Buffalo to take on the division-leading Sabres (32-18-7). While everyone already knows of the recent struggles of our own hometown hockey team, the Sabres haven’t been much better as […]

Super Sunday: Rask Helps Bruins Break Long Losing Streak

The Bruins entered Super Sunday losers of their last 10 games as they closed in on the worst losing streak in team history — an 11-game stretch in the 1924-25 season. A loss against the rival Canadiens on Sunday, and the Bruins would match the dubious mark and undoubtedly send a shockwave of panic across […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Maple Leafs, Thursday 12-10

It’s been a quiet week for the Black and Gold since their Saturday night stomping of Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs (10-13-7). Behind a nifty hat trick by Marc Savard, the Bruins (15-9-5) were able to pummel the young Toronto squad, racking up seven goals en route to a 7-2 beatdown. Tonight, the […]

Bruins Crush Maple Leafs Like Leaves

Yes, the Maple Leafs folded like their namesake, and the Bruins looked like bears again instead of cubs as Boston won convincingly at home, 7-2. The Bruins stepped on the gas from the start and never let up, scoring on a Marco Sturm tip-in. Just one second later, Shawn Thornton got into a scuffle with […]

Bruins Future Stars: Johnny Boychuk

Although Johnny Boychuk has only played in three games this season and a total of four in a Boston Bruins uniform, he still looks like he could very well be a future star for Boston. He was drafted back in 2002 in the Early Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, but didn’t suit up for […]

Bruins Overcome by Avalanche Early, Unable to Dig Selves Out

After the Boston Bruins’ 4-3 shootout-come-from-behind victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday, a great deal of discussion was devoted to the momentum the team would carry into Monday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche and hopefully onward. Unfortunately for the B’s, the talk was all for naught as the Avs took away any momentum […]

Bruins 2009-2010 Season Preview: Defensemen

The defensive corps performed well above expectations last season for the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins, and heading into this year’s campaign, the blue line brigade hopes to continue their dominating ways. After a season in which the B’s led the entire NHL with a strong 2.32 goals against average, the team is coming into this season […]

A Bruins Summer Summary

As we turn the page on the calendar to September, we find ourselves exactly one month away from the opener for Boston’s ’09-’10 season, when Alex the Great and the Capitals visit the Garden to kick off what will be a year loaded with very high expectations for the Black and Gold. So, What’s With […]

Bruins Sign Byron Bitz, Steve Bégin, and Johnny Boychuk

On the first day of the free-agency signing period, Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli kept his word. Tuesday, after failing to make a draft day trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs involving Phil Kessel and Thomas Kaberle, Chiarelli told the press that he would not sacrifice depth in order to sign a big name. In […]