// Phil Kessel

Bruins Beat Out Maple Leafs…Again

Someone better tell the Bruins it’s almost winter because they are hot; 8-1-1 in their last ten games. The Bruins defeated Phil Kessel’s Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday night by the score of 5-2 at home. Five days earlier, Boston defeated the same team 7-2. Scoring 12 goals to Toronto’s 4 is something to be proud of. With […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Maple Leafs, Thursday 12-10

It’s been a quiet week for the Black and Gold since their Saturday night stomping of Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs (10-13-7). Behind a nifty hat trick by Marc Savard, the Bruins (15-9-5) were able to pummel the young Toronto squad, racking up seven goals en route to a 7-2 beatdown. Tonight, the […]

Phil Kessel: Don’t Love Him, Don’t Hate Him, Don’t Boo Him

Zero goals. No assists. Plus/minus of -3. Those are not the stats any hockey player hopes to have on his game splits, especially when he’s returning to his former team’s rink. Unfortunately for Phil Kessel, that was his exact scoring line when he played against the Boston Bruins for the first time since being traded […]

Bruins Crush Maple Leafs Like Leaves

Yes, the Maple Leafs folded like their namesake, and the Bruins looked like bears again instead of cubs as Boston won convincingly at home, 7-2. The Bruins stepped on the gas from the start and never let up, scoring on a Marco Sturm tip-in. Just one second later, Shawn Thornton got into a scuffle with […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Maple Leafs, Saturday 12/5

After one of the worst efforts of the season last night in Montreal, the Bruins (14-9-5) will look to get back on the winning trail tonight, as they return home for the much anticipated return of Phil Kessel and the rest of the Toronto Maple Leafs (8-12-7). Tonight will be the first of three December […]

Don’t Let Phil Kessel Ignite Us Bruins Fans

We’ve all flipped out before. More often than not it’s the result of multiple things piling up: a bad few days at work, an argument with a girlfriend, car problems, bad weather, and/or a bad loss by your favorite. Then, some minor annoyance occurs. Maybe you can’t find your remote, or the Internet is a little slow. And what […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Islanders, Saturday 10-10

Another ugly performance from the Bruins on Thursday kept the yo-yo start of Boston’s season going, as the 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Ducks made fans quickly forget the B’s drubbing of the ‘Canes the game before. At 1-2 now with two games left on this five-game season opening homestand, the Bruins hope […]

Advice for Bruins as Season Approaches

The regular season is almost here. The Bruins are 3-1-1 (7 out of 10 points; not bad) in the preseason with three games left to play (in Montreal, in Ottawa, and at home against Columbus).  Boston defeated Montreal on Sunday, should easily take out Ottawa, and took Columbus to the limit Tuesday. 6-1-1 for the […]

Blue Jackets Win Round 1, Bruins Set for Rematch

The Bruins and Blue Jackets are set to square off Saturday night in the final preseason game, and if Tuesday’s game is any indication (a 6-5 Blue Jackets win via the shootout), we’re in for a shootout not seen since the OK Corral. The regular season is only days away, and things will need to shape […]

Plenty of Blame To Go Around In Kessel Saga

The Phil Kessel era in Boston has ended. Or “error,” as many close to the Bruins organization would have you believe. The mercurial winger is gone, sent packing in a trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and truth be told, there’s a whole lot of blame to go around in this one, on both sides […]

Phil Kessel Traded to Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs finally pulled off a trade for Bruins restricted free agent Phil Kessel Friday night, sending two first round picks and a second round pick for the 21-year-old winger. Last year, Kessel led the Bruins with 36 goals, helping his team achieve the Eastern Conference’s best record. After the trade, Kessel signed […]

Bruins 2009-2010 Season Preview: Defensemen

The defensive corps performed well above expectations last season for the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins, and heading into this year’s campaign, the blue line brigade hopes to continue their dominating ways. After a season in which the B’s led the entire NHL with a strong 2.32 goals against average, the team is coming into this season […]

Rask Beats Rangers Again

Bruins backup goaltender Tuukka Rask played in just one NHL game last season, when he shut out the New York Rangers on 35 shots in a 1-0 win back in January. This year, Rask will get much more experience as the probable Bruins backup goaltender, though he still has to earn that job as he competes […]

Bruins 2009-2010 Season Preview: Forwards

Last season, the Boston Bruins scored 274 goals, second only to the Detroit Red Wings’ 295. With Phil Kessel (36 goals), Michael Ryder (27), and Marc Savard (25) leading the way, the B’s coupled their smothering defense with a potent offense that earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference. While their efforts fell short, […]

Sources: Phil Kessel No Longer Negotiating With Bruins

The Boston Globe is reporting that sources close to the free agency negotiations between the Boston Bruins and right wing Phil Kessel are saying that Kessel is no longer intends to pursue talks with the team any longer. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe has written that Kessel and Wade Arnott, his agent, have […]