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If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 2

The NHL season is well-underway, especially considering the greatly shortened length of the season. With that being said, the standings don’t look like they usually do, partly due to the low number of games played, but it also has a lot to do with the urgency felt by every team earlier than usual. The Maple […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 1

The NHL season is finally underway, and there’s already been plenty of tooth-and-nail action. Every team (except Washington) has won a game, three teams remain perfect and 12 teams are clustered together with four points, including eight in the East alone. So while everything’s so tight, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs […]

Bruins Top Lightning, Get a Critical 2 Points

Entering Tuesday’s game, I didn’t know what to expect as the Bruins were playing a team that beat them 6-1 earlier in the month. In that game, the Bruins got some inconsistent goaltending play from both Marty Turco and Tim Thomas. Turco started the game and was shortly pulled in the first period. Tim Thomas came […]

Turco & Thomas Awful; Bruins Struck by Lightning 6-1

It’s Turco Time! Kinda sounds like Tuukka Time, right? Well, that’s where the similarities end. New acquisition Marty Turco, in his first start for the Bruins, allowed three goals within the first five minutes of the game, and four overall in the first period on just 12 shots, to send the Bruins to their third straight […]

Lightning Outshine Sloppy Bruins 5-3

The Bruins (29-13-1) were looking to follow up their shootout win on Monday night as they visited the slumping Lightning. Unfortunately a lack of defensive effort across the table instead led them to an awful 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay, who had been losers of seven consecutive games. The smallest of bright spots in the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 5

Another week down, and the standings are starting to get shaken up. Even the Bruins are improving, though there’s still a long way to go to solidify a shot at a seed. So far, only the Stars have a multiple-game lead in their division. And for that matter, only the Blue Jackets are dead in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 3

Another week into the season and we’re getting an early sense of who might pull ahead later, though it is still close. Every team now has at least one win, and Washington is the only perfect team left (the only one without any sort of loss, even). There continue to be several surprising teams, both […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 1

The NHL season is underway. Boston has begun their title defense, and Winnipeg has ushered in their new team. And Philly and Pittsburgh have picked up where they left off last season, accumulating large amounts of points and leaving the rest of the Atlantic Division in their wake. Vancouver has been active, but doesn’t quite […]

Video: Johnny Boychuck Slapshot Hits Steven Stamkos in Face, Causes Broken Nose?

Lightning winger Steven Stamkos was the recipient of a hard slapshot to the face in the second period off the stick of Johnny Boychuk (the puck was redirected off the stick of Martin St. Louis). Stamkos is a hockey player though, and remained in the game despite a disgusting deep gash on his nose. Despite […]

Horton’s Game 7 Series-Clinching Goal Sends Bruins to Stanley Cup Finals

The Boston Bruins will compete in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 21 years after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. This marks the 9th time since 2002 that Boston will be represented in a Championship game in one of the four major professional […]

Video: Steve Downie Tries To Kiss Andrew Ference in Bruins-Lightning Game 6

There’s a million reasons to love sports. You can love it for the rivalries. Maybe, you love it for the thrills; or subconsciously, because everyone loves to complain, you may love sports for the lolls. Some people love sports for the tradition, kind of like a holiday. The natutre of the beast is unpredictable. It’s not dubbed “March Sanity”, […]

Video: Nathan Horton Sprays Water Bottle On Lightning Fan

Sometimes the pressure cooker that is the NHL playoffs is thrilling. It’s inarguable that the games are some of the best competition you’ll see in American sports. And sometimes it turns grown, grisly men -some of the toughest athletes in the world- into petulant children.

Lightning’s 3 Power Play Goals Against Bruins Force Game 7

Game Summary We wouldn’t have it any other way… Right? The Tampa Bay Lighting forced a Game 7 against the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals following their 5-4 victory Wednesday night. The Bruins penalty kill was victimized three times by the vaunted Tampa Bay attack. Boston fell behind instantaneously on a Teddy Purcell blast off a […]

Video: Steve Downie Won’t Be Punished For Hit On Johnny Boychuk

Tampa Bay’s Steve Downie (again, no relation) will not be fined or suspended for his questionable hit on Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk in Game 5, according to TSN’s Bob Mackenzie. Boychuk was behind the Bruins net and just passed the puck when the approaching Downie finishing his check, crushing him into the boards. Boychuk’s head […]

Two-Goal Second Period Gives Thomas, Bruins 3-2 Lead In Eastern Conference Finals

The Tampa Bay Lightning held the Boston Bruins to just eight shots in the second period of Monday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden. The Bruins only needed two. Goals by Nathan Horton and Brad Marchand in the second period gave the Bruins the lead, and Tim Thomas stopped 33 […]