The first decade of the new millennium has been a pendulum for the National Hockey League: it has seen the disappointment of a lockout during the 2004-2005 season coupled with the high expectations of “the Next One,” Sidney Crosby. The Boston Bruins had the same swings, ranging from the excitement of a first-place finish in [...]
As we turn the page on the calendar to September, we find ourselves exactly one month away from the opener for Boston’s ’09-’10 season, when Alex the Great and the Capitals visit the Garden to kick off what will be a year loaded with very high expectations for the Black and Gold. So, What’s With [...]
On July 27, Anders Per-Johan Axelsson, the left wing better known as P.J. Axelsson, signed a four-year contract with the Frolunda HC Indians of Sweden’s Elitserien, ending his tenure with the Boston Bruins and, most likely, his career in the NHL. The signing, which will return the Swedish native to the team with which he [...]
In today’s world of free agency and trade deadline deals, it’s not often you find players in the NHL, or in any professional league for that matter, that spend their entire careers in one uniform. With the announcement of P.J. Axelsson’s new four-year contract with Swedish Elite League’s Frolunda Monday, the longest tenured Bruin’s NHL [...]
Aaron Ward scored his first career shorthanded goal coming out of the penalty box during the Bruins’ slump-busting win over the Senators. “I’ve never scored on a breakaway. I didn’t know what to do,” the defenseman said. “It’s like an offensive lineman scoring in football. Hopefully they won’t have video of it. I think my [...]
The Bruins were on a slide, and they were facing a strong team from the Western Conference in the Chicago Blackhawks. The B’s rarely faced adversity before the rough stretch, so getting out of it will be a good learning experience for the young team. Did I say young? The team’s most-experienced player, 41-year-old Mark [...]
P.J. Axelsson scored on Boston’s fifth shootout attempt after Tim Thomas stopped all five Ottawa shooters in the NHL-leading Bruins’ 4-3 victory over the Senators on Thursday night. Thomas made a sensational glove stop on Dany Heatley after turning aside Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson, Brendan Bell and Antoine Vermette. Chuck Kobasew tied the score at [...]
Brad Stuart scored midway through the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 exhibition victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Henrik Zetterberg, Brett Lebda and Cory Emmerton also scored for Stanley Cup champion Detroit (1-0-1). P.J. Axelsson, Jeremy Reich and Martin St. Pierre tallied for Boston (1-1-1).