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Bruins Shut Out Canadiens 1-0

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 […]

Bruins Finish Perfect Homestand with Shootout Victory over Blue Jackets

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 […]

Triple-Double: Bruins Hang Six Goals on Oilers

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.

Introducing “Don’t Call Me A Mailbag” Episode 1

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 […]

Strong Power Play Helps Bruins Dominate Maple Leafs

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 […]

Milan Hejduk Hands Rask First Loss of Season

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 […]

2011 Bruins Preview: Forwards

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 […]

Heart of A Champion: Tim Thomas Dominates Playoffs to Win Stanley Cup

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, […]

Outliers: The Impact of the Bruins Stanley Cup Victory

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 […]

Blown Tires: 3 1st-Period Goals Chase Luongo from Game 6 as Bruins Force Game 7

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 […]

GQ’s Jonah Keri Thinks Whole World Should Root Against Bruins

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 […]

Raffi Torres Goal with 18.5 Left in Third Gives Canucks Stanley Cup Game One Victory

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. […]

Two-Goal Second Period Gives Thomas, Bruins 3-2 Lead In Eastern Conference Finals

The Tampa Bay Lightning held the Boston Bruins to just eight shots in the second period of Monday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden. The Bruins only needed two. Goals by Nathan Horton and Brad Marchand in the second period gave the Bruins the lead, and Tim Thomas stopped 33 […]

Bruins Blow Early Lead to Fall to Lightning: Series Tied at 2

The Eastern Conference Finals will come back to Boston at a dead heat on Monday, as the Bruins managed to blow a 1st period 3-0 lead, allowing Tampa Bay to score five unanswered goals in the following two periods for a final score of 5-3. Although the Bruins come away from their road trip with […]

Bruins-Flyers: Why History Won’t Repeat Itself

The Celtics look old: they just can’t hang with Miami Heat’s run-and-gun offense. The Red Sox are looking better, but they still won’t be playing meaningful baseball for two months. The New England Patriots are still four months away from their season not happening. No matter what the courts rule regarding the lockout, you still […]