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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 […]

Bruins Fall to Habs 2-1 to Force Game 7 in Beantown

The Canadiens had their jet fueled and ready to go as they left the Bell Centre Tuesday, one of the few times they are grateful to be heading to Boston. With a 2-1 win in front of their roaring home crowd, the Habs forced a Game 7 at the TD Garden for Wednesday night. These […]

LeBron James Inks Deal For Liverpool With Fenway Sports Group

Earlier this week it was reported that NBA mega (douche) star LeBron James has joined forces with John Henry and his massive sports ownership/marketing firm, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), of which Tom Werner is also a principle owner. Its well known LeBron is a huge Yankees fan and it’s also possible he could play a […]

Chara Escapes Further Discipline from NHL; No Fine, No Suspension

In somewhat of a surprise move by the NHL today, the league has decided not to suspend or fine Bruins captain Zdeno Chara for the nasty hit on Montreal’s Max Pacioretty in last night’s 4-1 Canadiens win up at the Bell Centre. For the few of you who haven’t seen or heard about last night’s […]

NHL Hockey: To Fight or Not to Fight

As the Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, and New York Islanders have all shown, fighting is alive and well in the NHL. Now, no one will argue that fighting in hockey is in any way new; current rules regarding punishment for “fisticuffs” date back to the 1920s. But it does seem like these last […]

Daniel Paille Suspended Four Games By NHL For Hit

Bruins forward Daniel Paille knew this was coming. One day after his blind-side, jaw-smacking hit on Stars forward Raymond Sawada, Paille was suspended for four games by the NHL on Friday. “I felt that it was a clean hit. It’s too bad, I know that most of the guys in the room would disagree with […]

Video: 2011 NHL All-Star Game, Condensed Version

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas earned his third straight All-Star Game win, stopping 11 of 15 shots in the third period to earn the 11-10 win for Team Lidstrom. Zdeno Chara, who was playing for Team Staal, finished with two assists. “Going into the third, I knew I had to let in one to get the […]

Video: Chara Sets Record For Hardest Shot, Thomas In Fastest Skater Competition

Another year, another Hardest Shot title for Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. The 6-9 Chara won the event for the fourth straight year, setting a new NHL record with a 105.9 miles-per-hour shot, beating his old mark of 105.6. Bruins rookie Tyler Seguin also participated in the competition, topping out with a 97.1 mph shot.

2011 NHL All-Star Fantasy Mock Draft Analysis

(Editor’s Note: Below is Brian’s Mock Draft submitted before Friday night’s NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft…along with the actual picks for the event. Let’s see how he did!) If you love hockey like I do, and you love fantasy sports like I do, Friday was the night where your worlds collided for an event of sportsgasmic […]

Thomas, Chara, Seguin Headed to Carolina for NHL All-Star Weekend

The NHL announced Tuesday the remaining 36 players named to the 2011 All-Star Game, to be played in Raleigh, NC later this month. That batch of the league’s elite included two Bruins, with goalie Tim Thomas and defenseman Zdeno Chara getting the nod. Also, Tyler Seguin, the team’s highly touted rookie, will join 11 other […]

Tim Thomas off to Historic Start

Coming into the 2010-2011 Boston Bruins season, goaltender Tim Thomas was a certifiable afterthought. With 23-year-old Finnish backstop Tuukka Rask coming off a stellar campaign, most figured Thomas, the 2009 Vezina Trophy winner as the league’s top goalie, would be relegated to a backup role at best. Hell, many so-called fans would have been content […]

Tyler Seguin Staying With Bruins a No-Brainer

After the Boston Bruins 2-0 victory over their Northeast division rival Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday at the TD Garden, Claude Julien announced to the media that Tyler Seguin, the club’s #2 overall pick (and potential superstar-in-the-making) in this year’s past draft, would be staying with the team for the remainder of the season. In other […]