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Wednesday night the 4th seeded Boston Bruins open their series at home against the 5th seeded Toronto Maple Leafs. To get the Boston low-down on this series, we’re spending 2 minutes in the box with Sarah from StanleyCupOfChowder.com. Make sure to give her a follow on Twitter at @CupOfChowdah
1. The Boston Bruins unfortunately lost their season finale to the Ottawa Senators, thus knocking them down to the #4 seed. They will now take on the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs have had a massive turnaround this season. How do the Bruins match up?
I think the Bruins match up extremely well against the Maple Leafs. The Leafs have had some fantastic puck luck and incredible goaltending this year, but without sounding like too much of a nerd, both are due for a bit of a regression, while the Bruins are due for a good slumpbusting win. They always struggle right before playoffs, it seems – before their Cup run, they’d only won something like 8 of the previous 18 regular season games. I’m n...
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Tuukka Rask will have to step up his game in order to guarantee playoff success. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images For the first time since 1974, the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs will meet in a playoff series. The Bruins released their playoff schedule today and the following is a list of the games, in what should be a very entertaining few games between the two. Wednesday...
(Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) BOSTON—To put it mildly, the Bruins have had a very successful run the past few years, and a large portion of that success is due to the elite players the Bruins have at their disposal. Zdeno Chara, Tyler Seguin, and Patrice Bergeron could all fall into that category. There is no doubt that they will be a big part of Boston’s opening playoff...
Brad Marchand wasn’t happy with Maple Leafs winger James van Riemsdyk after Wednesday’s Game 1, and he appears to have a good reasond for it.
Marchand claimed after the game that JVR had tried to spear him “in the privates” during the 4-1 win for the Bruins, and he might have a point. Check out an animation of the supposed incident below.
Animation via Twitter/@Dr_Habs
I have been accused lately of being too NEGATIVE of the Boston Bruins. The same Bruins team that I have followed for over 30 years. The squad I was in love with in the late 80’s. The same team that I rooted on during their lean years of the late 90’s. The franchise I cried man tears for when they finally raised Lord Stanley’s cup in 2011.
So folks…I am NO “Pink Hat”...
The Bruins sputtered down the stretch into the playoffs, but that doesn’t matter once the puck drops on Wednesday night. At that point, they’re 0-0 as far as the schedule is concerned.
All that’s left for the Bruins to do at that point is beat the Toronto Maple Leafs four times before the Leafs can do the same to them. Then, they can worry about the other teams. For now, it...
Following 17 years in the NHL, three of which were with the Minnesota Wild, forward Brian Rolston officially announced his retirement on Tuesday.
Rolston, who is fifth in Wild history with 202 points, didn't play this season. He spent his final year in 2011-12 with the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins. Rolston, a first-round draft choice by the New Jersey Devils in 1991,...
Brian Rolston retired Tuesday after a 17-year NHL career in which he played for five teams and helped the New Jersey Devils win their first Stanley Cup.
The 40-year-old forward from Flint, Mich., did not play this season after splitting time with the New York Islanders and Boston in 2011-12.
As a rookie he helped the Devils win the Cup in the 1994-95 season. He also played for...
The Bruins didn’t look so hot in Game 48 of the regular season. Game 1 of the postseason has been an entirely different story.
Any fears of lackluster play have evaporated after two periods of play against the Maple Leafs, as the B’s grabbed a commanding 4-1 lead against Toronto on the backs of some surprising contributors. After holding their breath in anticipation of what might...
Brian Rolston has retired from the NHL after a 17 year career as a power-forward, Rolston was drafted in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils as their second pick in the first round. Prior to his NHL career, Rolston played for Lake Superior State University (where as a freshman he scored the game-winning goal and earned Most [...]
There’s no holding back in the playoffs, and the Bruins showed that to be true in one of their best games all year.
The boys in black and gold dominated for just about all 60 minutes of Wednesday’s Game 1 in Boston, earning a 1-0 series lead over the Maple Leafs thanks to a 4-1 victory at TD Garden. David Krejci had three points, Wade Redden had another two and the entire Bruins...
Nathan Horton missed the last five games of the Bruins’ regular season after he suffered an upper-body injury during a fight with Pittsburgh’s Jarome Iginla.
Horton suited up and practiced on Tuesday for the first time since that injury and did not have any limitations during practice, which could signal that the winger is ready to hit the ice again for Wednesday’s playoff...
Nathan Horton scored the go-ahead goal late in the first period and the Boston Bruins used a revived offense to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 in their playoff opener Wednesday night.
The Bruins scored more than three goals for the first time in 10 games. They closed the regular season on a 2-7 skid that dropped them to the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.
That set up a...
Forget about the way the Bruins and Maple Leafs stumbled into the playoffs. Pay no attention to how Boston has dominated Toronto in recent seasons.
That's what both teams will be trying to do when they meet in the playoffs Wednesday night for the first time since 1974.
''If things would've been going all our way, we would've been downplaying it the same way...
The Toronto Maple Leafs have waited nine years to get back in the NHL playoffs, and the 4-1 loss in Game 1 to the Boston Bruins has to be a huge letdown for Maple Leafs Nation, especially, given the fact that James van Riemsdyk gave the Toronto Maple Leafs an early 1-0 with a power-play marker. After that, the Boston Bruins exposed Toronto's playoff inexperience, scoring four...
By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz)
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With the lockout shortened regular season now in the books, a brand new season now begins: the postseason.
For the Bruins, the clean slate of a new season should benefit them. A team that stumbled over themsleves at the end of the regular season now has a chance to flip the proverbial switch that many believe they have...