// Shawn Thornton

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 […]

Hurricanes Downgraded to Tropical Storm

The Bruins got back on track and did what they do best (getting vengeance in the process), with a convincing 7-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, metaphorically giving them a Bill Bellichick t-shirt in return for last season’s playoff loss. With visions of evil still in their heads, the Bruins started aggressively, scoring three times […]

Bruins Close Out Preseason on Sour Note

In a hard fought contest, the Bruins took a 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets to conclude their preseason. The 1st period saw quick scoring as Matthew Calvert of Columbus slipped one through the legs of Boston goalie Tuukka Rask (best name ever) at just 2:42 into the game. Three and a half minutes in, […]

Bruins 2009-2010 Season Preview: Forwards

Last season, the Boston Bruins scored 274 goals, second only to the Detroit Red Wings’ 295. With Phil Kessel (36 goals), Michael Ryder (27), and Marc Savard (25) leading the way, the B’s coupled their smothering defense with a potent offense that earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference. While their efforts fell short, […]

Bruins Beat Habs, Take 3-0 Series Lead

It appears that the Bruins might finally be ready to exorcise their demons and beat the Montreal Canadiens in a first round playoff series. Monday night in Montreal, the Bruins took a commanding 3-0 series lead with a crucial 4-2 win. With a win Wednesday night, the Bruins can eliminate the Canadiens in a series sweep […]