Found January 29, 2013 on
Many people believed that tonight's game against the Boston Bruins would be a good test for this Carolina team that appears to be on the upswing but still has plenty of kinks to work out before they can be called a contender. The Hurricanes gave the Bruins a good run for their money for the most part in this game but ultimately came up short as the same bad habits occurred yet again and they ended up costing the Hurricanes. Those who have watched these first five games probably know what these said habits are by now; slow starts and bad special teams play.
Carolina got off to an awful start by giving up a shorthanded goal and followed it up by surrendering a powerplay goal shortly after. Their play at even strength was strong for the first two periods or so but the fact that they couldn't do anything with the six powerplays they were given came back to haunt them as it gave them multiple opportunities to get back into the game early on. Despite the bad powerplay, the Can...
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Nathan Horton buried this beauty in the closing minutes of the second period of Monday’s Bruins-Hurricanes game in Raleigh. The ‘Canes allowed Horton to walk into the zone before he dangled Tim Gleason with a nifty toe drag before beating Cam Ward top shelf and it was one of the prettier goals we’ve seen in this young Bruins season. It’s great to see Horton back, healthy...
Dougie Hamilton is off to a great start in his first career NHL season but he’s not the only Bruin to come out of the gates red-hot.
Fellow Black and Gold stars like Tyler Seguin, Brad Marchand, David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron made some great first impressions here in the Hub although none of them were able to bag the NHL’s Rookie of the Year award. Can you name the last Bruin...
Anton Khudobin waited patiently for his chance to get back out on NHL ice. He got his first chance to do that since April 5 on Monday night, and he didn’t disappoint.
The absence of Tim Thomas meant that Tuukka Rask would get a chance to show what he could do as the starter. It also meant that Khudobin, who has spent most of his Bruins career in Providence, would also get a chance...
In the least surprising news of the day, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced prior to Boston’s matchup with Carolina that rookie sensation Dougie Hamilton will be staying with the big club and will not return to juniors.
The 19-year-old defenseman impressed with three assists over his first four NHL games, and added a fourth helper Monday night as the B’s defeated...
According to Bruins coach Claude Julien, Nathan Horton is playing as well as he ever has right now.
That’s good news for Boston, who seems to be feeding of Horton’s energy and gaining some extra points by playing hard-nosed hockey late in games. On Tuesday against the Devils, Horton provided the big game-tying goal, and Julien notes that after coming back from major concussion...
Through five games and a 4-0-1 start, one thing is certain: the Bruins are playing some solid hockey.
There is a lot of buzz surrounding this team and most of it involving rookie sensation Dougie Hamilton. The 19-year-old from Toronto has looked consistently solid throughout Boston’s first five games.
The rookie has registered four points on the year, despite going against many...
Hey guys, this is the first in a weekly column that will take a look back at the week that was in Bruins hockey. Here we’ll take a look at the team’s performances as well as some interesting stats, stories and videos over the course of the week. Check back tomorrow where we’ll also take a look at some interesting matchups to look forward to in the coming week.
The Bruins did not get along very well with the Hurricanes last year. Four games against Carolina resulted in four losses for the B’s, but this season, things should be different.
For one, Boston is playing at a higher level at the moment than they ever did against the ‘Canes last year. For another, well … look no further than the blue line to see a big difference-maker.
Brad Marchand, Tyler Seguin, and Claude Julien talk after the Bruins 2-1 shootout win.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
The Bruins pride themselves on being a team with depth at each position from the top to the bottom of the roster.
That works more often than not, but on some nights, the B’s are left to call on their big guns to help them come away with a win. That was certainly the case Monday night in Carolina where the Bruins’ first line came up big in a 5-3 win over the Hurricanes.
BOSTON — It’s a foregone conclusion that the Bruins will lose a hockey game in regulation at some point this season. That point appeared to be Tuesday night at TD Garden.
Playing their second game in as many days, the Bruins had a well-rested, red-hot New Jersey Devils team waiting for them in Boston. The B’s returned from Carolina around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, with only a...
Despite never leading and playing the second of back-to-back games against a rested opponent, the Bruins squeaked out a shootout win over the Devils behind 25 saves by Tuukka Rask. The Bruins appeared to be on the verge of being shutout until Nathan Horton tied the game with 4:05 left in the third period.
The Devils got on the board in the second period on a David Clarkson power...
Itâs been as pleasant a start for the Boston Bruins as one could have hoped for when the puck dropped on this topsy-turvy 2013 campaign.
Entering Raleigh with a 3-0-1 record on the year, a matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes, a team they went a disappointing 0-for-4 against last season, it seemed as if this would surely be the game to put the first regulation loss on the...
If the Boston Bruins survive round one against the Washington Capitals last year, thereâs a great chance that the New Jersey Devilsâ 2011-12 Eastern Conference Champions banner doesnât exist. Thereâs no other way to say it, really -- the Black-and-Gold simply owned the Devils last year. Sweeping the season series and outscoring the Devs 18-to-8 in the process...
Jebus. What an ugly, ugly game, ha. Sure, we weren't expecting much with the Bruins playing back to back games but between the Bruins fatigue and boring ass Devils hockey that game was uglier than your prom date.
But then you sit down and think... well, everyone has taken home a swamp monster in their life and if you try not to think about what it looked like...