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from Stephen Whyno of the CP at Metro News,
Zdeno Chara doesn’t blend in with any crowd. At six-foot-nine, the Boston Bruins captain is noticeable whenever he’s on the ice.
When he was out there for five Chicago Blackhawks goals in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final, suddenly he was the centre of attention. Jonathan Toews wondered if he and his teammates exposed Chara or in some way figured him out.
“A lot of people have tried to figure out Zdeno, and he’s the type of player he is,” Boston coach Claude Julien said. “He’s one of the best defencemen in the league, so I don’t think there’s too many flaws in his game.”
There aren’t. Naturally left-winger Patrick Sharp was quick to say that the Blackhawks are “definitely not sitting in here thinking we’ve got him figured out. That’s ridiculous.”
“That’s an ongoing battle, ongoing challenge,” Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. “Big minutes, big man, positionally strong and aware. I just think that whether yo
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Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien is optimistic that Patrice Bergeron will play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks. Bergeron was taken to the hospital after exiting Game 5 in the second period with an undisclosed injury. Bergeron flew back with
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Patrice Bergeron was reportedly released from the hospital on Friday night and flew home with the team. His status remains unknown.
Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron suffered some sort of mysterious injury that sidelined him for the second period of Game 5 and forced him to leave the United Center sitting in the back of an ambulance, and Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos reported that Bergeron may have suffered a spleen injury.
Pro Hockey Talk's Joe Yerdon was monitoring early-morning Tweets, and he found...
Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was taken to an area hospital for observation during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at United Center on Saturday, the organization confirmed.
The team didn't provide any further details and Bruins coach Claude Julien was similarly short on info minutes after the Blackhawks earned a 3-1 victory to take a 3-2 series lead.
"It was an...
Tuukka Rask has been strong in goal for the Bruins all playoffs, but that isn’t stopping Blackhawks fans from doing their best to get inside the Finnish goaltender’s head.
One enterprising fan at the United Center on Saturday night brought a sign to the Madhouse on Madison calling Rask a “Seula.” That translates from Finnish to English as “hockey sieve,” according to...
The Boston Bruins and goalie Tuukka Rask were less than 80 seconds away from a seventh game of the Stanley Cup Final.
Then it all fell apart.
Bryan Bickell beat Rask with 1:16 left to tie the game, Dave Bolland did it again with 59 seconds to go and the Chicago Blackhawks pulled off a stunning comeback for a 3-2 win on Monday night and their second Stanley Cup championship in four...
Before Monday’s game I had written an article previewing Game 4. It listed the keys to success for each team (http://isportsweb.com/2013/06/19/blackhawks-vs-bruins-game-4-preview/). Let’s check out how each team did on their respective checklists, and what they can improve on for the remainder of the series.
Increase the tempo of the game. Chicago did...
The Boston Bruins are in Chicago and will play the Blackhawks tonight with the puck drop just after 8:00pm ET.
After tonight, will the Bruins be traveling back to Boston for game 6 knowing a win will secure the Cup or will it be Chicago trying to wrap up the series?
We should know what Monday will bring us between 10:30pm and midnight tonight.
Tonight's game can be viewed...
Gregory Campbell will not once suit up for the Boston Bruins during the Stanley Cup Finals. Should the Bruins win, he will not get to take the legendary lap around the rink, with Lord Stanley’s Cup raised high above his head.
But Campbell’s sacrifice, ability to play through pain, and will to win are a huge reason the Bruins championship dreams are still alive.
Jonathan Toews is "doing much better." Patrice Bergeron is "day-to-day." The questions about Marian Hossa and Nathan Horton have subsided, even though both are likely still hurting.
Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final could come down to which team is healthier Monday night at TD Garden, although -- as is often the case this time of year -- it's difficult to judge...
I'm sure that Ray Charles will be tuned in to Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight, cheering on his beloved Bruins. I'm not sure that he'll be able to see any of it, though. No, not because he's dead. Because he's blind.
Obviously, I am not speaking of the Ray Charles that you are thinking of. I am speaking of Ray Charles, the blind golden retriever. Featured...
It appears that Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk won’t face a suspension from the NHL as a result of the devastating hit he laid on Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews during Saturday’s Game 5 in Chicago.
According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the league has reviewed Boychuk’s hit and decided that it did not warrant a disciplinary ruling. Boychuk himself stated after the game that...
11 a.m. ET: Four games have been played in the Stanley Cup Final, and we don’t know much of anything, other than these two teams are very good and they’re evenly matched.
The Bruins and Blackhawks have played four games so far, and each team has two wins. Each team has one a game at home and a game on the road. Each team is just two wins away from the Cup, as Saturday night marks...
The Bruins did it again with good pitching, stellar defense and timely hitting, beating #1-ranked North Carolina, 4-1, Friday to advance to the College World Series Finals...
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Much has been made in the media of Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell saying that they are going after Zdeno Chara, and how they are tempting fate, etc.
But here's the thing, the Hawks are going fearlessly to the tough areas of the ice for a change (from Games 2 and 3 at least) and Boston doesn't like it. It is throwing them off their game. Hawk forwards...