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Shawn Thornton’s 15-Game Suspension: Punishment Fits the Crime

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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 10

The season is already 10 weeks old, but it remains difficult for any team to make a run. In fact, many teams are out of the picture but remain very close, especially in the East. A few more injuries are rearing their heads around the league as well, threatening to turn everything upside down. A […]

Bruins Lose Much More than Game Against Canadiens

The Boston Bruins were handed a pretty big blow by the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night when they lost 2-1. Not only did they lose the game, but they also coughed up the division lead to Montreal and lost one of their key defenseman during the course of action. Coming into Thursday’s contest the Bruins […]

Bruins Catching Up On Much-Needed Rest

The Boston Bruins are doing what they can to get healthy before their extended layoff ends on Thursday night. The team has four days in between games which is their longest inactive stretch thus far this season. After playing eight games in 13 days including two back-to-backs the extended rest is much needed and well […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 9

Teams are starting to approach 30 games played, but no team has firmly separated themselves from all others. The Metropolitan Division still has several teams fighting for position. Other than Vancouver, the Western Conference is starting to figure out which of its eight teams will play past 82 games. Seeding everywhere is still very much […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 8

Two months of the season are gone, and a bit of separation is starting to appear. The best bet for outside East teams right now seems to be working their way into the Metropolitan Division’s top three. The West is a little more open, but with all the strong teams in the race, a Wildcard […]

Bruins Grind Out a Win Against Penguins

The Bruins continued their winning ways on Monday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but they didn’t do so in the most thrilling fashion possible. After needing overtime to beat the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, Boston once again needed extra time to take down the always potent Penguins. First Period The start of the game didn’t look […]

Bruins Lose Hard-Fought Game to Worthy Blues

In a battle of heavyweight contenders from the Eastern and Western Conference, the Western Conference got the upper hand when the St. Louis Blues narrowly defeated the Boston Bruins in a shootout victory. If you looked at the two teams on paper they were incredibly even matched and when you watched the game on the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 7

Seven weeks of the season are gone. Most teams are more than a quarter of the way through the season by now, and while the separation of the Wildcard teams from the rest of the pack is starting to appear, things are still close. It’s especially tough in the Western Conference, where all of the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 6

Teams are rapidly approaching 20 games already, if they haven’t reached the mark already. The divisional races are getting closer, even Pittsburgh’s. The Wildcard races are pretty good too, especially in the East. A few teams may be thinking of ping pong balls already, but plenty still have postseason aspirations. With seedings shifting around all […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 5

Week 5 is over, and the standings have only gotten closer. There’s a three-way tie for the Atlantic Division. The three best Pacific teams are all within a point. In fact, only the Penguins have built up a decent lead so far in their division. There’s a slight push in the Wildcard races among some […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 4

A month has gone by in the NHL, and the surprise teams are managing to keep up their momentum so far. Toronto and Colorado are division leaders still, while Carolina is still hanging in there behind Pittsburgh. Boston and Detroit, widely considered to be the best two teams in the Atlantic Division, are relegated to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 3

Now three weeks into the season, there’s not much separation, though a few of the best teams are making an early mark. On average, the West has been getting more points, but the East has more games in hand. The Wildcard races in particular are quite packed, and teams like Colorado, Toronto and Carolina remain […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 2

The NHL season is now well underway, and as happens at this early stage, there are plenty of surprises. The Rangers can’t get anything going. The Avalanche are unbeaten. The Flames are hanging in there without Jarome Iginla. Toronto is doing well in the early going. Tim Thomas is looking to make his return worthwhile. […]

Bruins Lose 4-3 In Triple OT Thriller to Blackhawks, Down 1-0 In Cup Series

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw scored the game winning goal in the third overtime period to hand the Boston Bruins a heartbreaking 4-3 loss in Game 1. The pesky Shaw deflected the game winning goal past Tuukka Rask 12:08 into the third overtime period. Rask made 59 saves in the losing effort.