// Tuukka Rask

Bruins defeat Flyers 2-1 in Season Opener

The Bruins season started off with a bang as the Bruins got goals from Reilly Smith and Chris Kelly to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on opening night. Tuukka Rask made 19 saves for his first win. It’s just the first game of the season so we should take everything with a grain of salt, […]

NHL Awards Predictions; Fantasy Hockey Mailbag

Opening night is finally upon us! After an offseason that was a little too long for Bruins fans, we finally get to see our boys in Black and Gold skate against the hated Philadelphia Flyers. There’s been plenty of buzz surrounding the team this year and there is plenty to be excited about. David Krejci […]

2014-2015 Bruins Preview: Goalies

There are only a handful of teams in the league that can boast having an elite goaltender who is in the prime of his career, and the Bruins are fortunate enough to be one of them. Tuukka Rask has been a rock between the pipes for the Black and Gold over the past several seasons, […]

Video: Tuukka Rask is More Invincible Than You Thought

Tuuka Rask can literally stop shots fired out of a cannon. When Zdeno Chara, owner of the NHL’s hardest slap shot, is on your team this is exactly the type of hyperbole that one could expect to hear about Rask. But after a charity game in Finland some Boston fan may actually claim this to […]

Bruins Sign Niklas Svedberg to back up Tuukka Rask

The Bruins have opted to sign goalie Niklas Svedberg and let Chad (don’t call me Ochocinco) Johnson test the free agent waters. Johnson served as the backup to Tuukka Rask for the majority of the 2013-14 season and posted an impressive 17-4-3 record. In his 27 appearances he managed two shutouts, a 2.10 goals against […]

Bruins Season Comes to a Disappointing End, but the NHL Playoffs Go On

Well, the 2014 Boston Bruins season has officially come to an end. After a disappointing loss to the Canadiens in Game 6 to even the series, it looked like a win at home would be the best way for the Bruins to move one step closer to the Stanley Cup. The Bruins had looked their […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Let Down City!

CLIFF NOTES * I have never seen bounces go so one way in a seven game series as the own goal off Chara proved. The Bruins allowed the Habs to dictate tone, pace, style of play the whole series – that falls on Clode. Its time for a complete overhaul. COACHING * I’m not going […]

Canadiens End Bruins’ Season with 3-1 Game 7 Victory

That’s all, folks. The Montreal Canadiens have ended the 2013-14 NHL season for the Boston Bruins, beating the B’s 3-1 in Game 7 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. After holding a 3-2 series lead, the Bruins couldn’t win either of the last two games to close out the series, getting trounced 4-0 in Montreal in Game 6 before […]

Bruins Have No Answer for Canadiens, Lose 4-0 in Game 6

Well, now we know how other teams felt all season long when they played the Bruins. From start to finish, Boston has dominated teams in every facet of the game during the whole regular season. We had better goaltending, could score goals, played physical, and played smart. However, last night was a different story. The […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Lucic Causes Me to Throw Up on Dean Wormer

CLIFF NOTES * I have said for five years to trade Milan Lucic but they hang onto him because he hits an occasional guy, floats around the ice and scores some empty netters. One minute into the game he fanned in front of the net with a chance to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. […]

Bruins’ Late Push Just Not Enough to Beat Montreal in Game 3

Lars Eller’s empty net goal with three seconds remaining cemented a Canadiens victory in Game 3. As a Bruins fan, this was a frustrating one to watch not only for that fact that they lost, but how they lost. From the opening drop of the puck, the Montreal looked like the better team from top to […]

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 […]

Subban, Canadiens Sink the Bruins in 2OT to Take Game 1

51 shots on net wasn’t enough to beat Carey Price as the Boston Bruins fell to the Montreal Canadiens, 4-3, in double overtime of Game 1. The Bruins battled back from behind twice in the game, scoring three goals in the third period to force the game into OT, but the Canadiens capitalized on a power […]

2014 NHL Playoffs Preview: Bruins-Canadiens

Much of what made the Red Sox World Series win in 2004 so special is the legendary series against the Yankees. Similarly, a Bruins Cup run would seem incomplete without a match up against Montreal. Playing against a rival enhances all of the excitement, intensity, and emotions in the game and make victory that much sweeter. […]

Bruins Take Control of Series with 3-0 Win Over Red Wings

Now that’s more like it. After splitting a pair of games in Boston, the Bruins beat the Red Wings soundly in Game 3 by a score of 3-0. Tuukka Rask, who was awarded the first star of the game, made 23 saves and got the shutout for the Black and Gold. The Bruins got the […]