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Shawn Thornton Signs with Panthers; Chad Johnson Joins Islanders

Today marks the beginning of NHL Free Agency and it has been a whirlwind of activity so far. The Bruins have been quiet so far, but we have seen two friendly faces part ways: Shawn Thornton signed a 2-year deal with the Florida Panthers and Chad Johnson has signed a contract with the New York […]

Bruins Not Re-Signing Shawn Thornton

According to Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, enforcer Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Boston Bruins this offseason. Thornton has skated for the B’s for seven season and was a key role player when he helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 2011, the second of his career. At a time when the […]

Bruins Need to Look for Shawn Thornton’s Replacement

One of the pride points for the Boston Bruins over the last several years has been the depth of their offense and their ability to roll four lines every night. The effectiveness of their fourth line, fondly nicknamed the “Merlot” line, has been a thorn in the side of just about every time they play. […]

Bruins Even Series with Third Period Comeback vs. Canadiens

After Bruins killer Thomas Vanek scored his second goal of the game to put the Montreal Canadiens up 3-1 with 13:30 left in the third period, Bruins forward Shawn Thornton told his teammates they needed a goal every five minutes to tie up the game. They did a little bit better than that. Two better, to […]

Former Bruin Rich Peverley to Undergo Heart Surgery After Monday’s Collapse

Rich Peverley, former member of the 2011 Boston Bruins Stanley Cup team, collapsed on the bench on Monday, March 10th during a game between his team, the Dallas Stars, and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Members of the Dallas Stars’ medical team defibrillated Peverley’s heart. Thursday, March 12th, fans and friends learned that Peverley would undergo […]

Fresh Face gets Bruins back to Winning Ways

The Boston Bruins were able to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season by holding off the Nashville Predators Thursday night in overtime. Boston has been struggling with injuries as of late, which helped contribute to the two-game losing streak that carried them into their game on Thursday night against Nashville. Then, the […]

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 […]

Bruins Still Scraping By After Shawn Thornton Incident, Other Injuries

For the second straight game the Bruins were able to secure a victory while only outplaying their opponent for one 20 minute period. After narrowly escaping Calgary with a 2-1 victory, which they won in the third period with two goals, it was clear the Bruins weren’t playing their best hockey. After winning in Toronto […]

Bruins Edge Rangers, Take Eastern Conference Lead

The Boston Bruins are now in first place in the division and the conference after eeking out a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. The Game The Bruins came into New York on the back end of a three game road trip that saw them go from Ottawa to Carolina and […]

Bruins 2013-14 Season Preview: Forwards

The Bruins open the 2013-14 season on Thursday, October 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden. Peter Chiarelli and Cam Neely have worked hard to keep the core of this group together, but young talent, salary cap constraints, and the Seguin Situation necessitated change up front. Nathan Horton, Tyler Seguin, Jaromir Jagr, Rich […]

Bruins Defeat Senators In Shootout 3-2

The Boston Bruins never led in the game, but came back to beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in a shootout after trailing 2-0. David Krejci scored the game winning goal in the fourth round of the shootout and also had an assist to cap off his 400th career NHL game. Bruins net minder Tuukka Rask […]

Thomas Vanek’s Hat Tricks Caps Off Sabres Win Over Bruins

Thomas Vanek scored three goals (6) and added two assists (9) to lead the way for the Buffalo Sabres in their 7-4 victory and handing the Boston Bruins their first regulation loss of the season. Buffalo net minder Ryan Miller (3-2-1) had 38 saves in the win. Vanek set up the game winning goal by […]

Bruins Take Down Devils 2-1 in Shootout; Remain Unbeaten in Regulation

The Bruins beat the Devils 2-1 Tuesday night. Boston remains unbeaten at home, in regulation, and have taken at least one point in every game this season. It was a tough, heavy-hitting, playoff-style game at TD Garden. Playing in the second game of a back-to-back, the Bruins looked sluggish for most of the game. Shawn Thornton stepped […]

Bruins Start Season Strong with 3-1 Win Over Rangers

After the lengthy lockout we thought would never end, Boston finally got hockey back in the form of the Bruins hosting the New York Rangers to open up the season. Despite going 0-7 on the power play, the B’s pulled together a total team effort to earn the 3-1 victory over New York. Milan Lucic […]

The B’s Are Back! A Look at the Bruins’ 4th Line, Subs

Now, let’s take a look at the Bruins’ third line: 4th Line: Grit and Toughness LW- Daniel Paille - 2011-2012 stats: GP 69 G 9 A 6 PTS 15 +/- -5 PIM 15 C- Gregory Campbell - 2011-2012 stats: GP 78G 8 A 8 PTS 16 +/- -3 PIM 80 RW- Shawn Thornton - 2011-2012 stats: GP 81 G 5 A […]