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, […]
The Bruins played last night in Winnipeg and took a 2-1 loss and snapped a point streak that started at the end of October. Tyler Seguin was a healthy scratch prior to puck drop. That was a surprise to anyone outside of the Bruins organization. Jordan Caron skated in his place.
The Buffalo Sabres start fights. The Boston Bruins finish them. And they win games. Zdeno Chara‘s power play goal in the third period of Wednesday’s game in Buffalo completed a two-goal comeback, and Benoit Pouliot scored in the fifth round of the shootout to beat the Sabres, 4-3. The Bruins have now won 10 games […]
The Bruins came into the night 0-2 against Montreal this season and a chance to take the lead in the Northeast division. Boston looked hot riding an eight game winning streak, and Montreal failed to get back to back wins as the Bruins extended their winning streak to nine games with a 1-0 shutout win […]
The Boston Bruins have shown that when they want to, they can play beautiful hockey, combining explosive scoring with punishing defense and near-perfect goal-tending. Thursday night at the TD Garden, the Bruins showed they can play ugly and still win. Sometimes, all you need is a goalie. Tuukka Rask made 30 saves in regulation and […]
The Edmonton Oilers survived the Boston Bruins’ first two-goal period Thursday night at the TD Garden. They couldn’t survive the second. Or the third. The Bruins scored twice in all three periods Thursday, powering them to a 6-3 victory over the once-streaking Oilers. The Bruins have now scored 24 goals in their last four games.
Greetings SoB readers, Welcome to the first edition of what I’m tentatively calling “Don’t Call Me A Mailbag”. I’d be lying if I said I knew what this really was, or what it will turn into in the future, but it should be fun. For starters, I don’t love the word “Mailbag” or I’d just […]
When Shawn Thornton threw down with Toronto Maple Leaf right winger Colton Orr early in the Bruins’ game Thursday night at the TD Garden, he sent a clear message: No more listless hockey. We’re fighting back. And boy, did they ever. Four different Bruins posted three-point games, and two first-period power play goals kick-started a […]
The Bruins won over 60 percent of their faceoffs Monday against the Colorado Avalanche at the TD Garden. One of the few they lost came back to haunt them. Avalanche right winger Milan Hejduk scored with eight minutes gone in the third after teammate Peter Mueller won a faceoff in the Bruins’ zone, and goalkeeper […]
With the Boston Bruins’ season opener on Oct. 6 fast approaching, Sports of Boston concludes its 2011 preview with the forwards. Let’s look line-by-line at who might be scoring for the Bruins. First Line: Lucic, Krejci, Horton The Bruins’ first line is unlikely to change after a fantastic postseason. Center David Krejci led all NHL […]
The road to glory isn’t always paved in gold, and for Bruins’ goaltender Tim Thomas it most certainly was not. Thomas, a native of Flint, Michigan, grew up in a blue-collar family who understood that opportunity often shows up disguised as hard work. Selling their wedding rings just so their son could attend goalie camp, […]
I hate to be that guy. The columnist that tries to put everything into “context.” The Bruins didn’t just win Lord Stanley’s Cup Wednesday night, there has to be a larger issue here, right? Man, I think sometimes contextualizing the moment is as hackneyed as a joke from a Mike & Molly preview, about Charlie […]
Lord Stanley’s Cup came to Boston, and all the Vancouver Canucks needed to do to win it Monday night at the Garden was play the same punishing offense and fantastic goal-tending that had won them Game 5 last Friday. Only problem: no one told Roberto Luongo. Luongo gave up three easy goals within the first […]
Jonah Keri says that no one outside of Boston wants the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup. His reasons include the snobbishness of Boston sports fans, regional rivalries with teams such as the Flyers and Rangers, and international solidarity between Vancouver and other Canadian cities. Keri says that essentially the entire city has long since […]
It was a classic goalie battle Wednesday night as the Stanley Cup finals began at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. No Canuck could get past Tim Thomas, but neither could any Bruin get past Robert Luongo. Both were impenetrable walls, denying any and every shot. Sticks, skates, helmets, gloves, whatever it took to block the puck. […]