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In mid-February I picked Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks as the Selke Trophy leader. While he remains a strong candidate, I think there is a stronger Selke Trophy leader right now in Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins. Bergeron has a stronger +/- (adjusted or raw) while playing against a similar quality of competition with more penalty killing time.
Bergeron leads the Bruins in scoring with 25 points and in +/- with a +21. He is tied for second in the league with that +/- rating.
Bergeron has been a solid Selke candidate for a few years and I think this is the year where he may win the award.
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The Bruins have been lucky when it comes to injuries this season, but that trend seems to be reversing a bit. First, the Bruins lost center Chris Kelly indefinitely with a broken tibia suffered last week. Now the Bruins are hoping center David Krejci avoids joining Kelly.
Krejci left Sunday’s loss to the Penguins with an apparent knee or leg injury after he took a Johnny Boychuk...
Bruins fans can exhale, as the club got some good news on the injury front in regards to center David Krejci.
B’s coach Claude Julien told reporters Monday that the forward is day-to-day right now with a leg injury after taking a Johnny Boychuk slap shot to the right leg on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh. The puck appeared to hit Krejci just above the knee, and he needed to be...
BOSTON — Sometimes in sports, a celebration tells you more than just a bunch of grown men are happy to do have done their jobs. In some cases, it gives you an inside look as to how much pressure those same grown men can be under to do their job.
You could certainly sense that on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden when Bruins forwards Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic teamed up for a thunderous...
Tuukka Rask leads the league in wins through eight weeks of play, but what stats aren’t you aware of?
It’s hard to believe another two weeks have come and gone so quickly. The Bruins‘ 39 points have them in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference, just one behind Montreal. Some of the numbers haven’t been kind to the team, however, including three-goal leads and Tuukka...
When it comes to goal-scoring celebrations, high fives aren’t usually very high up on the list. That changed on Saturday afternoon, after Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton exchanged a thunderous high five after the Bruins scored.
Check it out in the animation below.
Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins
March 17, 2013
(17) Lucic - (46)Krejci - (18)Horton
(63) Marchand - (37) Bergeron - (19)Seguin
(29)Pandolfo - (49)Peverley - (38)Caron
(20)Pallie - (11)Campbell - (22)Thornton
(33)Chara - (55)Boychuk
(27)Hamilton - (44)Seidenberg
(21)Ference - (54)McQuaid
(14)Kunitz - (87...
Nathan Horton and Claude Julien share their thoughts after the Bruins win over the Capitals on Saturday.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
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12:31 p.m.: The Bruins and Capitals just took the ice for warmups.
Anton Khudobin led the Bruins out, and Michael Neuvirth led the Capitals out, so those will be your starting goaltenders.
12:10 p.m.: Good afternoon and welcome to TD Garden where the Bruins are an hour away from getting going with the Washington Capitals.
It’s going to be a gametime decision for Claude Julien...
[caption id="attachment_58714" align="alignnone" width="620"] The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins are the Beasts of the East right now.[/caption] It's hard to imagine a better matchup to have than the Pittsburgh Penguins taking on the Boston Bruins. Why? Because both these teams are displaying why they are at the top of the Eastern Conference...
With the lockout-shortened season winding down and playoff races heating up, the condensed schedule is beginning to take its toll on the Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets.
Neither team will be getting much of a break anytime soon, either.
Boston looks to avoid a third consecutive road loss Tuesday night by earning a third straight win over Winnipeg, which begins a four-game homestand...
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! I hope everyone is resting their hangover with a Bloody Mary or something of that ilk as they get ready for what should be a really good hockey game today. Boston is back in Pittsburgh to take on the Eastern Conference's second place team for the second time in less than a week. If you want to give yourself PTSD, you'll remember...
David Krejci intended to make a short pass in front of his own net today... instead...
Goal credited to Marcus Johansson of the Capitals.
The last time the Blackhawks made the trip to the mile high city, the Colorado Avalanche handed them their first regulation loss of the season in a 6-2 thrashing. I know a lot of fans were disappointed in the loss, but in hindsight the Blackhawks were caught in a perfect storm.
The importance of this game means very little in the grand scheme of things. Colorado will not be making...