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The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers are set to collide in the semifinals of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
While some of us fans are still thinking about the “miracle on causeway”, the Bruins turn their attentions to the New York Rangers. The Rangers moved on to the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs after beating the Washington Capitals in 7 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs certainly challenged the Bruins in a variety of ways during their first round playoff match-up. Had it not been for spectacular comeback, the B’s would be sitting at home watching this series with Toronto in their place.
The Rangers are whole different type of animal, they pose a greater challenge to Boston in a bevy of areas, and the Bruins will have to bring a much better effort overall if they hope to keep up. I am going to break down the preview into three areas and discuss the advantages, and disadvantages both teams have in this series.
I think the Bruins match-up really well here....
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This Boston Bruins fan at Game 7 against Toronto has such an epic suit that it absolutely deserves its own set of memes. Enjoy.
If you score on the New York Rangers, save the puck. It doesn’t happen often.
OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the Blueshirts do play a defensive-minded brand of hockey that makes it very difficult to put pucks in the net. John Tortorella‘s squad ranked fourth in goals against during the regular season (2.3 per game) and continued its stingy play against the Capitals...
Round one is over and it was certainly a wild one for both the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers. Let’s take a in depth look into this interesting Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup. The Bruins are certainly the topic of discussion coming into this round of the playoffs. Their Game 7 victory against the [...]
Somebody should probably tell the Bruins that they’re allowed to win games in regulation time. As long as they are winning those games, though, nobody is going to argue.
The Bruins came through with another white-knuckle victory on Thursday, getting an overtime goal by Brad Marchand to propel them to a 3-2 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Marchand’s tip-in...
Last time they played, Eddie was in net (Photo: AP).
The Rangers and Bruins are set to do battle in the playoffs for the first time in 40 years tonight. Over the past few seasons the Rangers and Bruins have grown a mutual respect for each other, as they both play the same type of game. That game being physical, winning board battles, and getting goals at even strength. They both...
A.B. Here’s a little background for those of you who don’t stalk the Boston Bruins like a few of the writers here do (online stalking only, of course):
For the past 3 years, the Boston Bruins have selected a unique fashion accessory to be worn post-game by the player of the game. The tradition started with a vintage Boston Bruins windbreaker during the 2011 Stanley Cup run and...
With his team down 3-0 going into the third period, you have to assume Adam Oates had his troops fired with an inspirational pep talk during the second intermission.
However, with the Capitals likely spitting nails and farting lightning bolts to begin the period, it was Ryan Callahan just 13 seconds into the final frame, who made sure there would be no Maple Leaf like collapse...
Putting the puck past Henrik Lundqvist is a huge challenge for the Boston Bruins.
Of course, they have to get it to him first and that's a tough task against the shot-blocking New York Rangers.
''They're definitely going to be laying down to block those shots,'' Boston forward Patrice Bergeron said after practice for Thursday night's series opener. ...
The Boston Bruins welcomed the New York Rangers into the TD Garden to kick off their conference semi-final series, and game 1 was exactly as advertised. It was gritty. It was physical. It was ugly. And it took extra time before the Bruins were able to take the 3-2 overtime victory. Things started out slowly as both teams seemed to be feeling each other out, this being their first...
If you're not familiar with Game of Thrones, well then shame on you. This is a play off of "Bear and the Maiden Fair" a popular song in Westeros.
A bear there was, a bear, a bear!
All black and gold and covered in hair!
Three forwards, a goalie and a Chara bear!
They checked and scored, right to the fair!
Oh sweet he was, and pure, and fair!
The Bruins stunned the Maple Leafs in overtime of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The game was nearly out of the Bruins’ hands when they charged back and pulled the rug right out from underneath the Leafs, rallying from a 3-point deficit to win.
Many question whether or not the Bruins have enough stamina to make their way to the Stanley Cup final, but their next...
Nearly everything about the New York Rangers' Game 7 victory over the Washington Capitals was improbable, and yet the 5-0 drubbing they authored wasn't even the most surprising result of the night.
No, that belonged to the Boston Bruins - the Rangers' next opponent in the NHL's Eastern Conference playoffs.
On the karma scale, this matchup of Original Six teams is...
Behold, the most random/perplexing yearbook entry of perhaps…ever?
The awesomeness that was the JR Smith Yearbook entry is quite the opposite for NY Rangers coach John Tortorella.
‘Torts’ is a pretty serious guy as it is, and from the looks of his facial expression he’s always been that way. Will we ever find out what happened in Lana’s garage?
We may never know.
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Bruins-Maple Leafs Game No. 7 Received 16.8 HH Rating
Third best in NESN Bruins history
May 15, 2013 — NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, will deliver complete pre- and post-game coverage on NESNplus during the Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal between the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Bruins Face-Off LIVE and Bruins Overtime LIVE will be...
The news that was all but official is not officially official, as Mike Morreale at NHL.com is reporting that Yankee Stadium will be hosting two outdoor NHL games during Super Bowl week in 2014. The Rangers will face the Devils on January 26, 2014 at 12:30pm, and then the Islanders on January 29, 2014 at 7:30pm. The Rangers will be the visiting team in both games.