Found February 20, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Shawn Thornton
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
The Boston Bruins and the Dropkick Murphys have teamed up to offer a dream weekend for Boston sports fans. In a raffle launched by the team Wednesday morning, fans have an opportunity to win a grand prize package that includes two tickets to the B’s home game against the Capitals on March 16, two backstage passes to the Dropkick Murphys concert at TD Garden the night before as well as the chance to meet Bruins forward Shawn Thornton and receive a signed stick from the B’s bruiser. All proceeds from the raffle will go to benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Claddagh Fund, an organization founded by Dropkicks singer/bassist Ken Casey that raises money for several children’s, veterans’ and drug and alcohol abuse recovery charities in the Boston area. Tickets are on sale for $5.00 apiece and can be purchased by visiting The winning ticket will be drawn March 13. Band photo via Facebook/Dropkick Murphys

7 Bruins Missing From Practice with Flu

ESPN Boston- WILMINGTON, Mass. – The Bruins gained one, but lost seven for Tuesday morning’s practice at Ristuccia Arena. A sizeable school vacation week crowd saw Milan Lucic return to the ice, after missing the Bruins’ Sunday game in Winnipeg for a personal matter. There was plenty of available ice, however, as seven players were held out with flu-like symptoms. The...

Flu Bug Hits Bruins Practice As Team Prepares to Travel to Tampa (Video)

The Bruins have fully recovered from the injury bug that hit the team earlier this season, but another bug held several B’s players out of practice this week. Seven skaters (and one assistant coach) sat out Tuesday’s workout with flu-like symptoms. Luckily for the team, this moment of poor help falls during a three-day off period, as Boston will not play its next game until Thursday...

Nathan Horton Might Be Getting Ready to Breakout After Scoring Twice in Win Over Lightning

The Bruins love Nathan Horton, as he’s by all accounts, one of the best teammates any NHL player could ask for. When he plays like he did on Thursday night, however, he must be their favorite guy in the world. The big forward with the even bigger smile played his best game of the season, scoring two goals and leading the Bruins to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning to open...

Bruins’ Top-Six Forwards Start to Click, Which Is Just What Club Needs to Stabilize Offense

The Bruins haven’t had much of an offensive breakout at any point this season, and some of that stems from the inability to get their top-six forwards all clicking at once. The talent is undoubtedly there for Claude Julien‘s top two lines, but getting that talent to shine all at once hasn’t quite happened yet. In Thursday’s 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, however, those...

Bruins Looking for Successful Florida Swing After Dropping Two Games Last Year (Video)

After seven Bruins missed practice on Tuesday with flu-like symptoms, the team was back at it on Wednesday. Practicing down in Tampa in advance of the team’s Thursday game against the Lightning, the B’s know they have a tough test in front of them after dropping both games on their Florida swing last year. Although the Panthers are struggling right now, the Lightning are boasting...

Bruins off-season questions (Poll)

While the Bruins season is off to about as good of a start as we could have hoped, it is worth taking a quick look ahead to this off-season when a number of key members of the current squad are set to become free agents. The big names on this list are Andrew Ference, Nathan Horton, Anthon Khudobin, Lane MacDermid, and Tuuka Rask. All are important pieces of the current team, and...

Lightning can’t match the Bruins in 4-2 loss

The Lightning fell behind early and were unable to get ahead which resulted in a 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins. Nathan Horton scored two goals for Boston Thursday night, first one coming just :45 seconds into the game. Down 2-1 in the second period, Lightning rookie Cory Conacher found the net with his shot to tie the game up at 2-2. But the tie would be short lived as Boston took...

Boston Bruins Fans Named 4th Most Engaged Fanbase in the NHL

  TicketCity sent over this cool infographic about the most engaged NHL fanbases. And since the Bruins came in fourth and we love hockey infographics we figured we'd share: Top 10 Most Active Fan Bases in the NHL created by TicketCity Press Release:   The Toronto Maple Leafs hold the #1 spot on the list with an especially tuned-in fan base.  Online...

Taming Tampa, Bruins 4 Lightning 2

What a beautiful arena, too bad Tampa doesn't have fans  "Let's Go Bruins!" chants and huge cheers erupting when B's score here in Tampa tonight. Feels like a home game for the Black and Gold — Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) February 22, 2013  The Boston Bruins were able to escape the cold, and escape their suspect play as they made their first road trip...

Banging On a Trash Can. Drumming On The Lightning. BRUINS WIN!

    Tonight's game was sponsored by the number 2. Bruins move to 10-2-2. Bruins scored two goals, then Lightning scored two goals, then Bruins scored two goals. Nathan Horton scored two goals. Dougie Hamilton assisted on both of those two goals. Justin has a two inch penis. The second Tampa Bay goal was softer than Robb when he sees a naked woman. Jon is going...

14. Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning. Sun and Fun in Death's Waiting Room

I ******* hate these three day waiting periods between games. It's probably the closest thing to being water boarded that I will ever experience outside of a Bruins power play (although not lately!). The worst part about it is that there isn't **** to write about during this time off, except for that Lindy Ruff got fired 5 years to late which is kind of a ****** thing because...
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