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Bruins Can’t Capitalize on Home Ice, Washington Wins Game 7 in OT

All seven games in this series were decided by one goal – the first time in the history of the NHL playoffs. Four of those games needed more than 60 minutes to be decided. Joel Ward was the hero for the Capitals in overtime just 2:57 into the extra set to send Boston home in […]

Seguin’s OT Goal Sends Series Back to Boston for Game 7

The Bruins had the city of Boston on the edge of their seats all through Game 6 in Washington. The B’s repeatedly gave up their one-goal lead through three periods, but were ultimately victorious in overtime 4-3 thanks top the heroics of Tyler Seguin. Boston started off strong and broke young goaltender Braden Holtby less […]

Bruins Can’t Solve Holtby; Series Heads to Boston Tied

For the Boston Bruins to beat the Washington Capitals, at some point they’ll need to beat Braden Holtby. The rookie goalie has averaged more than 35 saves per night in his first four playoff games, including a dominating 44-save night Thursday that powered the Capitals to a 2-1 victory at the Verizon Center, evening the […]

Photo: Tim Thomas Likes Ron Paul (Do You Care?)

Tim Thomas spent his off-day hanging out with a conservative/Libertarian group called Freedom Works, and showed off his support for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. How much did he enjoy himself there? Enough to take a photo with one of the supporters while holding up a Ron Paul bumper sticker…

Chara Blasts Bruins by Capitals in Game 3 Win

After two overtime thrillers began the first round series between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals, Game 3 followed suit with an exciting finish. But this one finished in regulation thanks to a big shot by Zdeno Chara that gave the Bruins a 4-3 win and a 2-1 lead in the series. With under two […]

Some Capitals Fans to Wear Obama Masks Mocking Tim Thomas

Remember when Tim Thomas skipped the team’s visit to the White House? Well, that got some Washington Capitals fans thinking… Hell bent on figuring out how to score on Thomas, Washington fans have resorted to the ridiculous. But, hey, you have to admire their creativity. Caps fans are encouraged to wear Barack Obama masks:

Holtby Steps Up Again as Bruins Fall to Capitals in Double OT

When the Capitals two goaltenders Tomas Vokoun and Michal Neuvirth went down late in the season with injuries, most people thought the playoffs were practically over for them. Well, that hasn’t been the case, as 22-year-old Brandon Holtby has been as good as his predecessors, if not better. He stood on his head in Game […]

Kelly’s Overtime Goal Lifts Bruins in Game 1 over Capitals

In last year’s playoff run, the Bruins were 1-3 in Game 1′s. So, Thursday night’s playoff opener was anything but a guarantee for the Bruins against the 7th-seeded Capitals. Then, when the Bruins were unable to get any goals by young Caps goalie Braden Holtby in regulation, you had to wonder if they’d ever score. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 24

It’s almost time for the playoffs to begin. There’s certainly no shortage of close contests, and nobody’s giving way easily at all. And this far along, only the top team in each conference has so much as clinched a playoff spot. The action the rest of the way is sure to be cutthroat, so let’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 23

Only a few weeks remain in the season, and there’s barely more than 10 games left per team. Both conferences have now opened up at #1, but it’s still a race for all fringe teams involved. Half the divisions are still very much in play as well, so there’s a lot to fight for still. […]

Bruins Comeback Falls Short, Lose 4-3 to Washington

Maybe three consecutive victories is just a little too much to ask for from the Boston Bruins. On Saturday the first attempt at that feat in 2012 came up short, as the banged up team suffered a 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals. 1st Period There wasn’t a great feel in at the TD Garden […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 21

March is here, and the season is really starting to wind down. It’s still very close in both conferences nearly all around. Only the Rangers are capable of cruising down the stretch East-wise, but even that won’t happen with the President’s Trophy being hotly contested as well. Four divisions are still tightly up for grabs […]

Tim Thomas Benched, Capitals Beat Bruins 5-3

Tim Thomas was first off the ice at practice Tuesday, which usually indicates he would start in net that night. He did not. One day after purposely skipping the Bruins’ event at the White House, and on the same day as President Obama’s State of the Union address, Thomas rode the bench. In his place […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 15

January is almost over, and every team has passed the halfway point of the season. Teams are still jostling positions and just about every race is very close. New teams are making playoff waves, further adding to the excitement of the times. Anything could still happen, so let’s look at what would happen if the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 14

We’re already well into the new year, and it’s about the half-way point for the NHL season, too. The Rangers are continuing to make progress. The Penguins are continuing to do the opposite. It’s still very close between #8/#9 in both conferences as well, which will make for some heated battles down the stretch. There […]