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Bruins Give Shawn Thornton Hefty Raise on New Two-Year Deal

Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli made some news on Friday, re-signing veteran winger and locker room leader Shawn Thornton to a new two-year contract that will pay the forward $812,500 per year and keep Thornton in Black and Gold through the 2011-12 season. Now granted, that salary isn’t something many of us real world folk […]

Sturm’s Season Ends With Torn ACL, MCL

While there was plenty to cheer about during Saturday’s 5-4 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, in which the returning Marc Savard scored the game-winning goal, the Boston Bruins announced the end of Marco Sturm’s season on Sunday. Sturm went down in the opening minute of the playoff series after checking Flyer Matt Carle and […]

Savard Cleared to Play and Set to Return, But Should He?

On Tuesday morning, Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli gave Boston’s faithful more than just the team’s 4-2 series win over the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as he announced that center Marc Savard is set to play after fully recovering from his concussion. Savard, out since suffering the Grade […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Capitals, Monday April 5th

Down the stretch they come, as the Bruins (36-30-12) enter the final week of the regular season, with four huge games that will tell us whether our hometown hockey club is playoff bound or bound to clean out their lockers for a lengthy off-season. A tall task lies ahead of them this evening, as they […]

Bruins Make Playoff Case At Atlanta’s Expense

In a game that could have forced them out of the playoff brackets, the Bruins stepped up, swatting the Thrashers in Atlanta 4-0. The teams fought a largely back and forth battle, until the Bruins struck first blood at 9:25 into the 1st thanks to David Krejci. That didn’t sit well with the Thrashers, as […]

Bruins De-Claw Panthers In Exciting Pre-Olympic Finale

For a while, it looked like the 10-game losing streak Bruins might be back, but they pulled out a fourth straight win, 3-2 in a shootout. They got off to an inauspicious start, when Derek Morris was called for hooking, giving Florida a power play 10 seconds in. The Bruins managed to kill it off, […]

Bruins Turned Into Serfs By Kings

The Bruins had it then lost it, surrendering a two-goal lead in the third period and losing 4-3 in a shootout. The teams traded goals and fights in the 1st. Boston took command in the 2nd, while Los Angeles did the same in the 3rd. The Bruins could not recover and could not retain whatever […]

Winter Classic Destined To Be a Classic

Fenway Park was on the edge of its collective seat for the third annual Winter Classic. It was a close, tough match, but the Boston Bruins somehow clawed out a 2-1 victory at the end. The 1st period was nothing special, really. Some back and forth action, with a nice looking save or two on each […]

Bruins Shut Out Senators 2-0

With everyone speculating that the Boston Bruins are back to their old ways of losing games and not scoring, Tim Thomas stepped up once again for the Bruins. With of a record of 0-2-2 in the past four games, the Bruins invaded Ottawa and ended their slide. Luckily enough, it was the Senators the Bruins […]

Bruins Crush Maple Leafs Like Leaves

Yes, the Maple Leafs folded like their namesake, and the Bruins looked like bears again instead of cubs as Boston won convincingly at home, 7-2. The Bruins stepped on the gas from the start and never let up, scoring on a Marco Sturm tip-in. Just one second later, Shawn Thornton got into a scuffle with […]

Thornton Kicks Ass in Place of Lucic

When Milan Lucic went down with a broken thumb almost a month ago it was a huge blow to the Bruins. Lucic is the type of player who isn’t known for his scoring or play-making ability, but more of his heart and intensity to get the Bruins into games. Since he has been out, the […]

Bruins Back on Track Against Champs

It’s about time the Bruins started to look like they did last year. On Tuesday, the Black and Gold tore through the defending champion Penguins 3-0. In the 1st period, the Penguins had an early chance to pull ahead when Vladamir Sobotka was called for tripping just 2:04 in. But, they couldn’t capitalize and not […]

Bruins’ Scoring Comes Out of Hibernation in Win Over Sabres

It – it being a power play goal – was bound to happen sooner or later. Fortunately for the Boston Bruins (7-7-2) and their league-worst power play unit, it came before history was made. After going six games with out a power play goal (0-for-20), the B’s avoided a seven-game power play drought, which would […]

New Jersey Devils Condemn Bruins to 2-1 Loss

One has to wonder if the ups and downs will ever end for the Boston Bruins. Each of their wins has followed a loss and each of their losses has followed a win. Last night’s 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils didn’t change the pattern and, in fact, only served to highlight it further. […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Senators, Saturday 10-24

The Black and Gold travel north of the border Saturday for their first divisional game of the season against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. Behind some stellar saves by backup Tuukka Rask, the Bruins were able to steal a point on Thursday night, eventually falling to the Flyers in a shootout, 4-3. For the […]