// Michael Ryder

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 […]

Seguin Pens Contract, Puts Bruins Over Salary Cap

Today the Bruins inked a deal with their top draft pick, Tyler Seguin, but the contract puts the Bruins over the salary cap. Who will the B’s get rid of to get back under the cap? The Bruins and their second-overall pick agreed to terms on a three-year contract that can be worth up to […]

Bruins Sign Four Players With Salary Cap Space Dwindling

The NHL off-season wages on, and the Bruins remain one of the more active teams in the market. Thursday, GM Peter Chiarelli took care of some in-house business, inking four Bruins to new deals, including newly acquired Gregory Campbell, forward Jeff LoVecchio, and a pair of defensemen, Adam McQuaid and Andrew Bodnarchuk. Campbell, who came […]

Bruins Complete Epic Choke-Job, Lose to Flyers in Game 7

Up 3-0 in the second round series against the battered and bruised Flyers, the Bruins seemed to be flying high. They had improved to 7-2 in the playoffs at that point, and were just one win away from their first Eastern Conference Finals appearance since George Herbert Walker Bush was President in 1992. Then, David […]

Chara, Ryder Score Twice to Lead Bruins in Game 2 Win

The Bruins found themselves down 2-0 in the first period with the Sabres continuing to press the issue in front of Tuukka Rask. On the other side of the ice stood Olympic hero Ryan Miller, one of the top men between the pipes in the NHL. Down 1-0 in the series, the Bruins were in […]

Bruins Cap Off Season With Shootout Win Over Capitals

It’s crystal clear: the Washington Capitals are far and away the best team in the Eastern Conference and maybe the NHL. They finished the 2009-2010 season with at least 20 more points than any other East squad, tallying 54 wins against just 15 regulation losses. They carry a 50-goal scorer, a 40-goal scorer, a 30-goal […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Maple Leafs, Saturday April 3rd

With just five games left in the regular season, the Bruins (35-30-12) find themselves in desperation mode, needing every point they can get to cling to their playoff spot. That clinging starts tonight when they head north of the border to face the Eastern Conference’s cellar dwellers, the Toronto Maple Leafs (29-36-13). Boston currently sits […]

Bruins Pull Out Another Squeaker in New York

It wasn’t always pretty, but the Bruins pulled out a close 3-2 victory over the Islanders. The Bruins got an early power play, 1:27 in, but could do nothing with it. They largely did nothing despite many 1st period opportunities (they out-shot New York 16-4 in the period), but they did manage to strike first […]

Bruins De-Claw Panthers In Exciting Pre-Olympic Finale

For a while, it looked like the 10-game losing streak Bruins might be back, but they pulled out a fourth straight win, 3-2 in a shootout. They got off to an inauspicious start, when Derek Morris was called for hooking, giving Florida a power play 10 seconds in. The Bruins managed to kill it off, […]

Bruins Nearly Blow Huge Lead, Zap Lightning 5-4

The Bruins have trouble scoring goals. We know this. But, when they shot out to a  5-0 lead against the Lightning on Thursday night, it appeared that even the Bruins couldn’t blow a lead like that. They came close though. The B’s stormed to a 5-0 lead until the Lightning struck back with four more […]

Slide Stretches to Ten As Bruins Give Away Lead to Canucks

The Boston Bruins blew a two-goal lead for the third time in four games as they fell to the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in a shootout to extend their losing streak to ten games. The Bruins are now only one more loss away from tying the franchise record for consecutive losses set during the 1924-1925 season. […]

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 […]

Boston Bruins Mid-Season Report Card

Having played their 41st game of the season – a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers – the Boston Bruins are now halfway through their regular season and currently stand at 21-13-7, for a total of 49 points. Despite a sluggish start during which they alternated wins and losses (until they hit two three-game […]

Bruins Thump Thrashers, 6-4

The Bruins were able to score in bunches Wednesday night, helping them put up six goals against both Ondrej Pavelec and Johan Hedberg, topping the Thrashers 6-4 at TD Garden. The win extends the B’s current win streak over Atlanta to eight games, dating back to the ’07-’08 season. Marc Savard got the scoring going […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Thrashers, Wednesday 12/23

With just one point separating the two teams in the Eastern Conference standings, the Bruins (17-11-7) will look to gain some separation in the playoff race, as they host the Atlanta Thrashers (18-13-4) at TD Garden this evening. The Bruins are coming off a 2-0 shutout win over division rival Ottawa on Monday night in […]