// Mark Stuart

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Flyers, Game 2

After an exciting, edge-of-your-seat thriller in Game 1, tonight’s Game 2 between the Bruins and Flyers surely has a lot to live up to. Optimists would consider Boston’s five-goal offensive outburst, capped by the storybook game-winner by Marc Savard, reason to celebrate, and it certainly was. But Saturday’s Game 1 provided plenty of fodder for […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Game 1

We weren’t sure whether or not the Boston area would get to enjoy playoff hockey this spring, but after a healthy winning streak to round out the regular season, not only are the Bruins (39-30-13, 91 points) in the playoffs, they got themselves up into the sixth seed in the East. Now, instead of having […]

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 […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Capitals, Tuesday 2-2

Tonight at the TD Garden, two teams heading in completely opposite directions will face off for the first time since opening night, as the Bruins (23-21-9) host the Washington Capitals (37-12-6). No team is hotter than the Caps, plain and simple. Washington will be looking for their eleventh straight win this evening, a win that […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Senators, Monday 1-18

The Bruins (23-16-8) return home to TD Garden this afternoon for a holiday matinee skate with the Ottawa Senators (24-21-4). Boston and Ottawa are separated in the standings by just two points, with the Bruins currently occupying the fifth spot in the East and Ottawa sitting in the seventh seed. Boston is coming off a […]

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-Kings, Saturday 1-16

The Bruins (23-16-7) will wrap up their West Coast swing Saturday afternoon at the Staples Center with a matinee skate against the Los Angeles Kings (26-18-3). The Kings currently sit in the West’s 8th spot, just one point ahead of defending Western Conference champs, the Detroit Red Wings. Ironically, both teams headed into their games […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sharks, Thursday 1/14

After a disappointing 4-3 loss in Anaheim last night, the Bruins (22-16-7) will head north to San Jose to take on old friend Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks (30-10-7). The Bruins had last night’s game in their grasps, enjoying a 3-2 lead at the second intermission. But two early third period goals by […]

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 […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Blackhawks, Friday 12/18

While the focus for many area hockey fans has turned to the preparations for the upcoming Winter Classic game at Fenway, the Bruins still have seven games to go before the big festivities. That schedule begins this evening in Chicago, where Boston (16-10-6) will face off against the Central Division leading Blackhawks (21-8-3) in the […]

Bruins Down on Defense: Stuart, Wideman Out

The Boston Bruins defense is going to have some holes during their upcoming three-game road trip. Blueliners Mark Stuart is set to miss 4-6 weeks with a broken sternum suffered during Monday night’s 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers and Dennis Wideman will miss at least Friday night’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks with an […]

Bruins Lose Out in the Desert 4-1

At least the Coyotes don’t suck this season. A day after an impressive win in Dallas against the Stars, the Bruins laid one big fat egg in Phoenix Saturday night, falling to the Coyotes 4-1. Phoenix got one goal in the first and three in the second to improve their impressive record to 5-2-0. The […]

Bruins Outshine Stars, 3-0

Slump? What slump? Led by the play of some of their “money players,” Marc Savard’s two goals and Tim Thomas’s 13th career shutout paved the way for Boston, as the B’s downed the Dallas Stars Friday night. The loss was the first of the season in regulation for Dallas. The Bruins opened the scoring late […]

Bruins Close Out Preseason on Sour Note

In a hard fought contest, the Bruins took a 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets to conclude their preseason. The 1st period saw quick scoring as Matthew Calvert of Columbus slipped one through the legs of Boston goalie Tuukka Rask (best name ever) at just 2:42 into the game. Three and a half minutes in, […]

Thomas, Sobotka Look Sharp as B’s Top Habs

All but one of Montreal’s 34 shots were swatted away by B’s goalie Tim Thomas Thursday night in a tight game with the Canadiens. The contest ended with a Patrice Bergeron shootout goal, giving Boston a 2-1 road win at the Bell Centre. After a scoreless opening 20 minutes, Montreal lit the lamp in the first minute […]