// Tuukka Rask

Bruins Den: The Season Really Begins This Week

Welcome to the first edition of the weekly Boston Bruins capsule, where the previous week’s Bruins action will be recapped, the top storylines of the team highlighted, the coming week’s games previewed, and news from around the league (usually involving Matt Cooke and Roberto Luongo) provided, all so you can sound intelligent at the office […]

2011 Bruins Preview: Goaltenders

With the Bruins’ training camp just getting underway, Sports of Boston will be previewing the goaltenders, defensemen and forwards. As last season’s playoffs proved, a hockey team’s success hinges on the quality of its goalie. A good goalie can bail out a poor defense, kill penalties single-handedly and frustrate even the fastest, craftiest shooters. A […]

Bruins-Flyers: Why History Won’t Repeat Itself

The Celtics look old: they just can’t hang with Miami Heat’s run-and-gun offense. The Red Sox are looking better, but they still won’t be playing meaningful baseball for two months. The New England Patriots are still four months away from their season not happening. No matter what the courts rule regarding the lockout, you still […]

Bruins Drop Season Finale, Turn Focus to Montreal

In their final game of the regular season, the Bruins lost 3-2 to the Devils after taking some of the game off, but since 15 of the 16 seeds had already been wrapped up (including all eight East slots), they could afford to get the extra rest. New Jersey got on the board just 1:47 […]

Bruins Defeat Atlanta, Clinch Division

Boston only needed one point to clinch the division, but they got two, winning at home 3-2 against the Atlanta Thrashers. Boston got started quickly, tucking the puck in for a goal during a skirmish in front of Atlanta’s net 4:34 in. But Atlanta answered on the power play later in the period, after Tuukka […]

Despite Good Performance, Bruins Fall to Rangers

The Bruins did pretty well defensively, but with a largely impotent offense, Boston fell to the New York Rangers 1-0. Tuukka Rask did well in goal, save for the one tip-in blemish. Just before, Michael Sauer of the Rangers, in the offensive zone, reached across the blue line to drag the puck towards him. Without […]

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 […]

Predators Top Bruins 4-3 in OT

In their first of two games without 19-goal scorer Brad Marchand, who was suspended for his hit on R.J. Umberger Tuesday night, the Bruins took the ice Thursday night against the Predators It was their first trip to Nashville since 2009. Despite the loss of Marchand, the Bruins managed to net three goals in regulation, but as […]

Bruins Beat Blue Jackets in Shootout, Snap Skid

The rookie prevails. When all else was lost, the Boston Bruins relied on first-year player Tyler Seguin in the overtime shootout to get past the pesky Columbus Blue Jackets. The Bruins really needed the 3-2 victory on Tuesday night, as it snapped a four-game losing streak. Before the game, head coach Claude Julien knew that […]

Canadiens Get Revenge on Bruins; Pacioretty Hospitalized After Chara Hit

Have there ever been two NHL teams that hate each other more than these two? I really don’t think an argument could be made for any other two teams in the history of the league. Every time the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens meet up, there’s always a story to go along. On Tuesday […]

Rask, Horton Shut Out Senators

Who would guess this team could be this good? With a six-game road trip spanning across Canada at the end of February and into March, there was no guessing the Boston Bruins would go a perfect 6-0, or was there? After making a couple of trades before the deadline, the B’s have been unstoppable. On […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Senators, Tuesday March 1st

The Bruins (36-19-7), fresh off beating the Western Conference cellar dwellers in Edmonton Sunday night, wrap up their season-long, six-game road trip this evening as they head back to Canada’s capital to face off with the Eastern Conference’s cellar dwellers, the Ottawa Senators (21-32-9). This Ottawa Senators team a much different one than the Bruins […]

Bruins Edge Edmonton For Fifth Straight Win, 3-2

After a huge 3-1 victory in Vancouver Saturday night over the league-leading Canucks, I wasn’t going to be surprised if the Bruins laid an egg on Sunday night against the lowly Edmonton Oilers. But instead, after falling behind early in the game, Tuukka Rask and the Bruins’ defense rose to the occasion, coming back to […]

New-Look Bruins Top Senators 4-2

It was a nice day in Boston on Friday. Temperatures reached 60 degrees, which has to get you thinking about spring. If you’re a hockey fan and spring is nearing, that means one thing: it’s time to think about the playoffs. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli was in the same mindset Friday, dealing for defeseman Tomas […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Senators, Friday February 18th

Fresh off a 6-3 win over the Islanders last night, the Bruins (32-19-7) travel north tonight to take on the Eastern Conference cellar dwellers, the lowly Ottawa Senators (18-30-9). The B’s were able to snap a season-long three-game losing streak on Long Island last night, in a game that featured six different goal scorers for […]