Posted April 20, 2012 on
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
The Bruins secure a spot in Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive tackle Nico Falah’s top five after a successful unofficial visit to UCLA on Friday afternoon.

Claude Julien Appears Set to Go With Revamped Line Combinations in Game 5 Against Capitals

BOSTON -– After shaking up all of his lines in practice on Friday, Bruins coach Claude Julien appears set to see what the new combinations can do in a game. And it is a huge game for the Bruins, who enter Saturday's Game 5 tied with Washington at two games apiece in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Julien wouldn't rule out further tinkering during the game, but hopes...

Tyler Seguin Not Surprised by Claude Julien Shuffling Lines With Bruins Offense Struggling (Video)

The Bruins' offense has struggled throughout Boston's series with Washington. As a result, head coach Claude Julien has shaken things up a bit. Julien switched his lines around for Game 5 at TD Garden, hoping that a change will give the B's the spark they need. Among the moving parts is Tyler Seguin, who moved to a line alongside Chris Kelly and Benoit Pouliot. Seguin...

Claude Julien, Bruins Not Pleased with 'Weak Call' on Benoit Pouliot That Led to Capitals Game-Winning Power-Play Goal

BOSTON – It was a classic clash tarnished by a controversial finish. The Bruins and Capitals have traded punches, more figuratively than literally, through five tightly contested games in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Every game has been decided by a single goal, with two of them going to overtime. Game 5 on Saturday appeared destined for sudden death as well after...

Bruins Drawing Upon Last Year's Experience As They Find Themselves Needing to Stave Off Elimination Again

BOSTON – The Bruins aren’t in the position they wanted to be in, but at least this particular predicament is a familiar one. They will face elimination on Sunday in Washington when the face the Capitals in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal down three games to two after dropping a 4-3 decision Saturday at the Garden. To continue their quest to defend the Stanley...

Bruins Still Allowing Braden Holtby to Get Too Comfortable with Lack of Net-front Presence

Braden Holtby was the story of Game 4 in Washington on Thursday, but the Bruins were the authors of the tale. They created the circumstances that let the Capitals young goalie steal a game and even the series at two games apiece with Washington's 2-1 victory. "I think you've got to give him credit, he played well tonight," Bruins coach Claude Julien told NESN'...

Tim Thomas Using Choice Words to Motivate Struggling Offensive Lines (Video)

Tim Thomas has been stellar in net throughout the first four games of the Bruins opening-round series with the Washington Capitals. The Bruins top-two lines, not so much. After another stagnant offensive outing on thursday night in Washington, the Bruins netminder used his words to try and add some fuel to the fire for his teammates. The Bruins have scored two goals or fewer in three...

Semin shows spark (at last) in Caps' win

He's become the forgotten Alex in DC. Alex Semin, whose potential has never quite matched his output, flashed some of what many fans here had hoped would be routine by now on a second-period power play. He sniped a shot past hulking Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara and then goalie Tim Thomas, a volley that wound up as the game-winner in a 2-1 Capitals victory at Verizon...

Capitals Get to Tim Thomas for Two Third-Period Goals, Bruins Now Need Goaltender at His Best With Season on Line

BOSTON – The Bruins are used to having Tim Thomas stand on his head in the playoffs, particularly late in games when it matters most. That’s why it might have been a little surprising to see the script flipped on Saturday afternoon when Thomas allowed two third-period goals in a 4-3 loss to the Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal. The reigning Vezina and...

Game 5: Bruins/Capitals postgame interviews

Brad Marchand, Johnny Boychuk, Benoit Pouliot and Claude Julien interviews after the jump.

Zdeno Chára and Andrew Ference recreate famous scene from Titanic

This may be the most bromantic thing I’ve ever seen. Good to see Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference is secure enough in his sexuality to play “Rose” to Zdeno Chára’s “Jack.”  Of course, when you’re paired up with a 6-foot-9, 255-pound beast from Slovakia, you pretty well have no choice but to play any feminine role in your blossoming bromance.  Pretty sure had Chara...

Bruins Face Possible Elimination

      The Bruins fall to the Washington Capitals 4-3 and fall behind in this series 3-2. The Bruins offence looked a bit better today but some of their top forwards still are not on their A game. The Bruins were the victims of a bad call late at the end of the game which was when the Caps scored and won the game. Now Boston is in serious trouble. If they lose tomorrow, the Bruins...

Which Goaltender Is Having the Worst NHL Postseason?

Last season, the Bruins showed the rest of the NHL that good goaltending is one of the keys to winning a Stanley Cup, riding Tim Thomas to the team's first title in 39 years. However, a few netminders on Cup-worthy playoff teams have fallen apart in the first round after performing well during the regular season. The explosive offenses of the Penguins and Flyers has made goaltending...

Bruins-Capitals Preview

Playing on the road faced with a 3-2 series deficit isn't an ideal position for any team - not even the defending Stanley Cup champions. At least the Boston Bruins don't have to look back far at all to see where a similar situation turned out just fine. The visiting Bruins hope to get more from their skill players and stave off elimination against the Washington Capitals...

Playoff Pregame #5: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins

#7 Washington Capitals at #2 Boston BruinsSeries Tied 2-2 Location: TD Garden Time: 3:00 PM TV: Local and National Coverage: NBC Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Series Schedule: Game 1:  Apr 12, 2012 WSH@BOS, 0-1 L (OT) Game 2:  Apr 14, 2012, WSH@BOS, 2-1 W (2 OT) Game 3:  Apr 16, 2012, BOS@WSH, 3-4 L Game 5:  Apr 21, 2012, WSH@BOS, 2-1 W Game 6:  Apr 22, 2012, BOS@WSH, 3...
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