Over the weekend, the NHL suspended Shawn Thornton 15 games for his incident with Brooks Orpik on December 7, 2013. In response for a hit from Brooks Orpik that sent Loui Eriksson home with a concussion, Thornton entered a scrum pulled Orpik to the ground and punched him twice in the head. Orpik had to […]
After a mistake-filled game four, the Bruins hoped to finally close out the series Saturday evening. Game five featured the much anticipated return of Dennis Seidenberg in place of Dougie Hamilton. The Bruins did not allow many mistakes in the game, with Tuukka Rask making 28 saves, including a pad stop on a breakaway attempt by Ryan […]
It took 119 long, excruciating days, but NHL games are finally in sight. The NHL and NHLPA came to a tentative agreement after a 16-hour marathon negotiating session in New York ended around 5 a.m. That means all the talk about escrow and disclaimers of interest will soon turn into talk about forechecking and line […]
Are you someone that watches baseball? Have you ever been to a game at Fenway, or another ballpark? Have you ever been REALLY bored while doing these things? If you just said “Yes,” you are not alone. With the success of the NFL and its ability to change its rules from year to year, which in turn […]
As we approach the 70th day of the NHL lockout fans are getting antsy, players are getting angry, and Gary Bettman is more hated than ever. With over 400 games cancelled (including the Winter Classic and All-Star game), fans can’t help but wonder when hockey will be back. The way things are looking now, a […]
In the middle of a not-so-great hockey streak by the Bruins, and only a couple of weeks away from the trade deadline, Tim Thomas and the media have had another misunderstanding. After the first Facebook episode, one would think Tim Thomas would stay away from posting things about sensitive topics on the internet where everyone can see it. […]
The Boston Bruins did just about everything they could against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night at the TD Garden. They won over 70 percent of their face-offs. They hit hard and often. And they ripped shot after shot after shot at goalie Cam Ward. They just couldn’t score. Ward saved all 47 shots against him […]
The Bruins started the second half of the season at home against Ottawa with a win 4-3. The Senators played the Bruins tough, which is not a surprise with a huge improvement from last season for them. With goals from Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg, Milan Lucic, and Brad Marchand along with 30 saves from Tim […]
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 […]