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Strong Power Play Helps Bruins Dominate Maple Leafs

When Shawn Thornton threw down with Toronto Maple Leaf right winger Colton Orr early in the Bruins’ game Thursday night at the TD Garden, he sent a clear message: No more listless hockey. We’re fighting back. And boy, did they ever. Four different Bruins posted three-point games, and two first-period power play goals kick-started a […]

2011 Bruins Preview: Forwards

With the Boston Bruins’ season opener on Oct. 6 fast approaching, Sports of Boston concludes its 2011 preview with the forwards. Let’s look line-by-line at who might be scoring for the Bruins. First Line: Lucic, Krejci, Horton The Bruins’ first line is unlikely to change after a fantastic postseason. Center David Krejci led all NHL […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Islanders, Wednesday April 6th

The Bruins (44-24-11) return home to TD Garden to host another team from the Empire State tonight, as the New York Islanders (30-37-12) come to Boston. On Monday night, the B’s traveled to the Big Apple to face off with the Rangers. The first 30 minutes went according to plan, earning themselves a three goal […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Rangers, Monday April 4th

With just four games left on the regular season docket, the Bruins (44-23-11) travel to “the other Garden” tonight to face off with Original Six rival, the New York Rangers (42-32-5). The Northeast Division title may now be wrapped up for the Black and Gold, but there’s still a lot up for grabs in terms […]

Chara Helps Bruins to 4-1 Win Over Devils

Consistency is the key in the NHL. For some teams, it’s like getting up in the morning. For others, it’s like trying to ride a bike again, but you just can’t stay up. The Boston Bruins have seemed like the latter. The team has looked like a Stanley Cup caliber team at times, but then […]

Bruins Don’t Even Try, Lose in Toronto

A couple of pockets of pressure didn’t do anything for the Bruins, who laid down for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 5-2 loss north of the border. Tim Thomas made a couple of good saves about 6:15 in, and another with 12:36 remaining, but was beaten with 10:16 left in the 1st Period on […]

Penguins Win, But Bruins Salvage a Point

It was an exciting game, with Matt Cooke booed out of the building as expected, and the Penguins won 3-2 in OT after the Bruins tied it late. The game lived up to its billing right away, with no score in the 1st Period and both teams getting some great chances denied. In between a […]

Video: Shawn Thornton, Heidi Watney, Bobby Orr In Dropkick Murphys Music Video

When you say music and Boston, other than thinking about the band Boston, you must think about the Dropkick Murphy’s. In their latest jam called “Going Out In Style,” the music video features Bruins legend and SoB Hall of Famer Bobby Orr and enforcer Shawn Thornton, as well as cameo appearances by Kevin Youkilis and […]

Bruins Win Insane War Against Habs

I have never seen anything like that. There hasn’t been action that chaotic in Boston since the Royal Rumble 10 days prior. The final victory, 8-6, seemed more like something Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford will put up in a few months. These two teams are supposed to be built on defense, but they scored […]

Bruins Beat & Beat Up Dallas, 6-3

In what was easily the most entertaining hockey game of the Bruins season thus far, Boston dropped the hammer on the Dallas Stars last night at the Garden, doubling up on Dallas, 6-3. The teams got the fireworks going early and often, with three fights in the first four seconds, and four bouts overall in […]

Bruins Can’t Hold Off Tough Penguins Front

With such a tough schedule, you wondered how long the Bruins could keep it up. After such a crazy game against Philly, Pittsburgh let the Bruins back in the game, but won in the end 3-2. Boston opened with a flurry in the first minute, but couldn’t take the quick edge. They even got a […]

Bruins-Wild History Worsens With Loss

After a hard-fought five-game road trip, the Boston Bruins returned to the TD Garden to take on a team that could be considered mediocre compared to the competition the Bruins faced as of late. But, the Bruins were unable to outscore the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night, falling 3-1. The Wild have never lost in Boston […]

Bruins Take Division After First Shootout Win

Boston never led in the game. They were 0-3 in shootouts on the season. But they were up against the lowly Panthers, and the Bruins finally were able to take control in a shootout and the Northeast Division by beating Florida 3-2 in said shootout. Both teams got double-digit shots on goal in each of […]

Thornton Helps Bruins Thrash Atlanta 4-1

Enforcer Shawn Thornton entered this season with 15 career goals, and had just one in 74 games last season. Simply put, his job on the ice regularly does not involve scoring…until now. Thornton scored his career-high sixth and seventh goals of the season (in just 33 games) to help lead the Bruins past the Thrashers […]

Late Boston Penalty Turns Zero Toronto Points Into Two

Boston was sailing on their way to another victory with just minutes remaining. But a late holding call on Patrice Bergeron allowed Toronto to get a major advantage and score with less than a minute to go, and eventually win the game in a shootout. What is it with Boston teams losing to Toronto teams […]