// Phil Kessel

Bruins Reunion Week Off to Rocky Start

The aptly named “reunion week”, which will see the return of four prominent former Bruins to Boston, didn’t quite get underway the Bruins would have hoped. But, they still have two games left to right the ship and prove that general manager Peter Chiarelli made the right moves. Game 1 Tuesday night saw the Dallas […]

Bruins Stun Leafs in Epic Comeback to Win Game 7 in OT

This is why you never leave the party early. Hope was all but lost and there was no wind left in the sails of any fan sticking around the TD Garden with less than 11 minutes to play in the Bruins’ season and down 4-1 to Toronto. Suddenly, the Bruins threw it into 4th gear. […]

Bruins beat Maple Leafs 5-2: Take 2-1 Series Lead

The Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 in a must win Game 3. The Bruins exhibited their playoff experience by bouncing back from their ugly Game 2 loss to score five goals in front of a sold out and very loud Air Canada Centre. David Krejci had two assists and added an empty net goal […]

Bruins Crumple Leafs 4-1; Take 1-0 Lead

The Boston Bruins dominated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 in game 1 in front of a very loud TD Garden. The Bruins swarming and uptempo attack was too much to handle for the Leafs who were out shot 40-20. David Krejci led the way for the Bruins with a goal and two assists. Toronto’s James […]

Bruins Bounce Back with 5-4 Win in Toronto

The Bruins escaped Toronto with a 5-4 victory Wednesday, improving to 5-0 against the Leafs this season. Goals coming from the top and bottom of the line-up helped the Bruins get the win. Jordan Caron is in the middle of his best stretch of pro hockey, with three goals in the last two games. The Leafs hung […]

2012 NHL Fantasy Draft: Zdeno Chara and Daniel Alfredsson are Good GMs

Thursday night the NHL All Star Draft happened in Ottawa. Zdeno Chara and Daniel Alfredsson captained the two teams selecting two All-Star rosters. Chara called the puck toss and won the first pick. Pavel Datsyuk was the first name called. Many people thought Chara would take Tim Thomas (though he did grab him in the second […]

Zdeno Chara Named Captain of NHL All-Star Team

The 2012 All-Star game will be held in Ottawa on Jan. 29. The fantasy draft, meanwhile, will be held on the 26th. Zdeno Chara and home town hero Daniel Alfredsson will be selecting the teams. Last season, we saw Eric Staal and Niklas Lidstrom have some fun with it making teammates sweat it out. It will […]

Bruins Beat Leafs Again, Point Streak At 14 Games

The last time the Bruins had a regulation loss (back on Oct. 29), the Red Sox were without a manager, Julian Edelman hadn’t been arrested yet, and the NBA was still in a lockout with no end in sight. That trend continued Saturday night, with the Bruins taking down the Maple Leafs for the fourth […]

Bruins Finish November Unbeaten in Regulation With 6-3 Win Over Toronto

Toronto came into the night riding a three game winning streak and had a one point lead over the Bruins, but Boston was too much for the Leafs and came away with a 6-3 win. Boston had control of the puck for most of the early portion of the first period until Rich Pervely went […]

Thank You Kessel! Seguin’s Hat Trick Lifts Bruins Over Leafs

There’s something about Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs that brings the best out of the Bruins, even if they got off to an early-season funk. The Maple Leafs lead the Northeast, and the Bruins are the cellar-dwellers, but that doesn’t seem to matter when the two teams take the ice. Behind the first […]

Bruins Den: How About More Power Play Goals?

Week 2 of the Bruins’ season is now in the books and it wasn’t a great time along the way. Two weeks in the books and only two wins to show for it isn’t the way you want to start your Stanley Cup defense and, after last weeks 1-2-0 record, it’s beginning to be clear […]

Bruins Den: The Season Really Begins This Week

Welcome to the first edition of the weekly Boston Bruins capsule, where the previous week’s Bruins action will be recapped, the top storylines of the team highlighted, the coming week’s games previewed, and news from around the league (usually involving Matt Cooke and Roberto Luongo) provided, all so you can sound intelligent at the office […]

Bruins Draft Dougie Hamilton at No. 9, Completing Kessel Trade

In what could become a completely lopsided trade (but can’t be classified that way yet), the Bruins selected in the lottery for the second straight season thanks to the Toronto Maple Leafs, who traded two first rounders and a second rounder in exchange for the enigmatic Phil Kessel back in 2009. Last year, the Bruins took Tyler […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Maple Leafs, Thursday March 31st

The Bruins (43-23-10) will round out the month of March this evening, hosting Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs (35-32-10) at TD Garden. Boston made quick work of the defending champion Blackhawks Tuesday night, shutting them out 3-0 led by yet another stellar performance from goalie Tim Thomas. It was Thomas’s ninth shutout of […]

Kessel Powers Toronto Past Boston

Sometimes it just takes a couple of games to prove your worth. For Phil Kessel, it took him almost a year to put some points on the board against his former team. The last time Kessel registered a point against the Boston Bruins was on March 9, 2010, when he was credited for an assist. […]