// Thomas Vanek

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 […]

Bruins-Canadiens Rivalry Elevated after Trade Deadline

While the majority of both teams remain intact there have been some minor alterations that could change the immediate future of the rivalry between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. The immediate post trade deadline talk around Boston has centered on Montreal’s acquisition of notorious Bruin killer Thomas Vanek and the Bruins lack of a […]

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 […]

Two-Goal Third Gives Bruins First Winning Streak Since January

The Boston Bruins have rarely played “complete” hockey over the last two months, alternating losses with frustrating, indecisive victories. And on those few occasions when they submitted a complete game, they never followed it with a second. No more. The Bruins capitalized on two goals in the final period Thursday night at TD Garden, beating […]

Bruins Overcome Two-Goal Deficit Against Sabres, Win Tenth Straight in Shootout

The Buffalo Sabres start fights. The Boston Bruins finish them. And they win games. Zdeno Chara‘s power play goal in the third period of Wednesday’s game in Buffalo completed a two-goal comeback, and Benoit Pouliot scored in the fifth round of the shootout to beat the Sabres, 4-3. The Bruins have now won 10 games […]

Sabres Outlast Bruins in OT, 4-3

With all that’s going on off the ice in Bruinsland, it was hard to bring our focus back to the on-ice affairs of the team. Last night, the team’s focus seemed to be elsewhere also, as the B’s fell to the surging Buffalo Sabres, 4-3 in overtime, at the TD Garden. The B’s jumped out […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Thursday March 10th

With so much Bruins (38-20-8) news happening off the ice over the last 48 hours or so, it’s hard to remember that the team still has plenty of work left to do on the ice, including tonight, when the B’s host the Buffalo Sabres (32-26-8) at TD Garden. So obviously, the focus since Tuesday night’s […]

Ryan Miller’s 38 Saves Lead Sabres Past Bruins, 4-2

The Bruins fell to a hungrier, more desperate Buffalo Sabres team Thursday night, failing to protect two separate one-goal leads and eventually losing to their division rival, 4-2 at the Garden. Boston’s energy and effort was flat for much of the contest, especially down the stretch. They opened up the scoring midway through the first […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Thursday January 20th

Game number 47 of the season for the Bruins (26-13-7) kicks off tonight at TD Garden, when the B’s host a divisional foe, the Buffalo Sabres (20-20-5). These two teams have split the season series so far this year, with each team prevailing twice over the other through four meetings. The teams got 2011 off […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Wednesday December 15th

It’s a big week for the Black & Gold, as the Bruins (16-8-4) aim to climb the Eastern Conference standings, beginning tonight with a trip to Buffalo to take on the Sabres (12-14-4). The B’s face a busy stretch of their schedule in the next week or so, with four games in the next six […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Tuesday December 7th

Opening up a three-game homestand, the Bruins (14-8-3) will host division rivals, the Buffalo Sabres (11-13-3) on Causeway Street this evening. The B’s were left with a very sour taste in their mouths Saturday, after what was mostly a very good week for the team. After big wins over the Flyers and Lightning, the team […]

Bruins Beat Sabres 4-3 in Game 6, Win Series

Just a month ago in early March, the Bruins were a team that seemed dead in the water and a certain victim of a first round playoff sweep…if they even made it that far. The team had just lost Marc Savard to a supposed season-ending concussion and initially failed to fight back in his honor. After a […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Game 6

The Bruins will make their second attempt at ousting the Buffalo Sabres, as they host Game 6 of their opening round playoff series at TD Garden tonight. Boston got some welcome news Saturday from the league offices, as they rescinded captain Zdeno Chara’s instigator penalty that he was given at the end of Friday’s 4-1 […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Game 5

I know I am only here to preview the Bruins-Sabres Game 5 tonight, but before I begin, I’ve got to say that in the history of the collective Boston sports world, has there ever been as big a night as tonight is shaping up to be? I mean sure, any time the Pats are in […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Sabres, Game 4

The Bruins will look to take a commanding 3-1 advantage in their opening round series against the Sabres tonight, hosting Buffalo at TD Garden for Game 4. Boston will aim at building from their huge Game 3 win, when with the help of a late Patrice Bergeron goal, the B’s took their first lead of […]