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Video: David Krejci’s Hat Trick Gets Bruins Past Devils

I know, you’ve heard this stat ad nauseum: the Bruins were 5-8 in the month of February and were shut out in FIVE of those losses. Simply put, the top three lines needed to perform better. You need to put the puck in the back of the net to win hockey games. Obviously. David Krejci […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 21

March is here, and the season is really starting to wind down. It’s still very close in both conferences nearly all around. Only the Rangers are capable of cruising down the stretch East-wise, but even that won’t happen with the President’s Trophy being hotly contested as well. Four divisions are still tightly up for grabs […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 20

A full 20 weeks into the season, and the standings are still bunched up, Rangers aside. Divisions are tight, #8 seeds are tight and the President’s Trophy is tight (the only close race involving the Rangers). So much could change in the blink of an eye, let alone the remaining 20+ games, so let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 19

We’re well into February, and there’s certainly no shortage of drama. The Rangers are leaving the rest of the East in their dust, but the rest of the conference is dog piling over each other. It’s the same way out west, except no spot is safe there. New York is certainly the team to beat, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 17

Now that we’re into February, time is beginning to become a factor for teams that need to make up ground; teams have anywhere from 29 to 34 games remaining before the playoffs begin, and while it’s not yet time for desperation to set in, concern is starting to creep up. With teams like Detroit and […]

Bruins’ Fourth Line Carries Team Past Devils

Good things come to those who wait. The Boston Bruins waited five games to get back Brad Marchand. They waited two games to get back Rich Peverley. And they waited 63 minutes Thursday night before finally solving the New Jersey Devils’ stout defense and even more stout goalie, Martin Brodeur. Once the waiting period ended, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 15

January is almost over, and every team has passed the halfway point of the season. Teams are still jostling positions and just about every race is very close. New teams are making playoff waves, further adding to the excitement of the times. Anything could still happen, so let’s look at what would happen if the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 14

We’re already well into the new year, and it’s about the half-way point for the NHL season, too. The Rangers are continuing to make progress. The Penguins are continuing to do the opposite. It’s still very close between #8/#9 in both conferences as well, which will make for some heated battles down the stretch. There […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 13

There have been some big changes in the past week. Both conferences have new leaders. Ottawa and Washington are making waves. Los Angeles is even peeking into the bracket. Teams like Vancouver are improving their leads all around the league. Other races remain tight, though, especially the Wildcard races, so let’s look at what would […]

Bruins Top Brodeur, Devils 6-1

The Bruins ┬áhave been so good this season, they lead the NHL in goals per game (3.43), goals allowed per game (1.91), and goal differential (+60). Simply put, they are the best team in the NHL. That’s why their 4-2 loss last Saturday against the Stars was so surprising, though it is impossible (except in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 12

After another week, there have been some big changes. The East has a new leader, as does the Northwest division. For that matter, so does the Atlantic. And a team almost nobody saw doing well has eked their way into the playoff positioning. Four of the divisions are still withing three points of changing hands, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 11

Coming up on Christmas, many of the divisions are opening up a little more. However, the Pacific is in a three-way tie for the lead, so that looks like the race to watch for the moment. Boston is building up another winning streak, while Minnesota is on its way down. Chicago has taken advantage of […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 10

The NHL season is a full 10 weeks old. The Devils, Predators and Sharks all are making moves, while Pittsburgh is among the notable teams sliding. A few divisions are starting to open up, leaving the other teams in them to solidify a Wildcard spot. Only one division is led by two points, and even […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 6

It’s a week before Thanksgiving, and things are getting close. Four divisions are led by at most two points, while another is led by three. Pretty much everyone except the Islanders and Blue Jackets is still well in the hunt. Virtually no seed has any amount of safety at the moment, so let’s look at […]

Bruins Score 4 More Goals, Win 6th Straight Game

October was a weird month. A snowstorm ravaged the Northeast at the end of the month. The Red Sox somehow weren’t in the playoffs. The Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins started the season 3-7-0. Then, the calendar turned to November. OK, it’s still a weird month. Temperatures are unseasonably warm. The Red Sox lost Jonathan […]