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Thank You Kessel! Seguin’s Hat Trick Lifts Bruins Over Leafs

There’s something about Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs that brings the best out of the Bruins, even if they got off to an early-season funk. The Maple Leafs lead the Northeast, and the Bruins are the cellar-dwellers, but that doesn’t seem to matter when the two teams take the ice. Behind the first […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 4

We’re now a month into the hockey season, and the defending champs continue to disappoint. Toronto, Ottawa, Florida and Edmonton are all just a few examples of surprising teams early on. It’s still fairly crowded as far as playoff contenders go, though a few teams seem to be fading already. There’s still plenty of time […]

Bruins Den: Struggling B’s Hear a BOO!

Happy Halloween, Hub hockey fans! You need not look far for anything scary this year! Just check out the NHL standings, where you’ll find the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins (3-7-0, 6 points) dead last in the Eastern Conference and second worst in the league (thanks to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who at 2-9-1 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 2

Another week has gone by, and more surprising teams are poking their heads in the race. While every has at least a point, only two remain perfect. Already, all but eight teams have been involved in shootouts. It’s been a rough start for both participants in last year’s Stanley Cup Finals. That means the field […]

Bruins Den: How About More Power Play Goals?

Week 2 of the Bruins’ season is now in the books and it wasn’t a great time along the way. Two weeks in the books and only two wins to show for it isn’t the way you want to start your Stanley Cup defense and, after last weeks 1-2-0 record, it’s beginning to be clear […]

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 […]

Once More, Bruins Can’t Figure Out Maple Leafs

In trying to keep pace with Philadelphia and Washington, Boston instead couldn’t keep pace with Toronto, losing at home 4-3 in a shootout. The two teams were relatively even in the 1st Period, with the only goal coming on a wrist shot from Toronto’s Luke Schenn. Toronto also out-shot Boston by one in the period, […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Maple Leafs, Thursday March 31st

The Bruins (43-23-10) will round out the month of March this evening, hosting Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs (35-32-10) at TD Garden. Boston made quick work of the defending champion Blackhawks Tuesday night, shutting them out 3-0 led by yet another stellar performance from goalie Tim Thomas. It was Thomas’s ninth shutout of […]

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 […]

Bruins Trade for Tomas Kaberle

According to multiple reports, including the Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa, it appears the rumors that have been swirling for weeks might actually become a reality. Tomas Kaberle, very shortly, could be coming to Boston to join the Bruins’ blue line brigade. Several current Bruins have heard their names mentioned in rumors lately, with the league’s […]

Kessel Powers Toronto Past Boston

Sometimes it just takes a couple of games to prove your worth. For Phil Kessel, it took him almost a year to put some points on the board against his former team. The last time Kessel registered a point against the Boston Bruins was on March 9, 2010, when he was credited for an assist. […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Maple Leafs, Tuesday February 15th

The Bruins (31-18-7) will aim to get back on track this evening, as they host Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs (23-27-6) at TD Garden. Boston’s licking their wounds after getting completely outplayed over the weekend in a pair of losses to the Detroit Red Wings. On Friday night, it was a 6-1 beatdown […]

Rask Up To The Task; B’s Top Toronto, 2-1

The Bruins closed out their five-game road trip Monday night in Toronto, beating the Leafs 2-1 at Air Canada Centre, with the help of a stellar performance from Tuukka Rask. Rask, who was pulled after just 20 minutes in Saturday’s 7-6 shootout loss to the Sabres, stopped 36 shots against the Leafs, with exactly half […]