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12 p.m: The Bruins will play their second preseason home game on Monday night, and they’re sure hoping it goes a lot better than the preseason home opener.
The B’s were rolled 8-2 by Detroit at TD Garden on Thursday night, and they’ll get a chance to turn their home mojo around Monday night when they welcome the Washington Capitals to Boston. The ugly loss to the Red Wings has been the lone blemish on the Bruins’ preseason slate, as they are 3-1-0 now after avenging that Thursday win by bouncing back to beat the Wings 2-0 on Saturday in Detroit.
Monday’s return to the Garden will also feature Tuukka Rask’s preseason home debut. Rask last played last Tuesday against the Capitals as well. He stopped 14 of the 15 shots he faced in the eventual shootout win in Baltimore.
Here is the rest of the Bruins’ lineup for Monday’s game.
Forwards: Jordan Caron, Jarome Iginla, Nick Johnson, Chris Kelly, David Krejci, Matt Lindblad, Milan Lucic, Daniel Paille, Reilly Smith, Carl Söderberg, Ryan Spo...
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In an attempt to make the game safer, the NHL enacted a new rule in the offseason that prohibits players from removing their helmets before engaging in a fight.
If a player breaks this rule, he’s given an additional two-minute penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. After the first few weeks of preseason games, it’s clear that the players haven’t adjusted to the new rule change...
A few days ago I posted the top 20 players by team and zone adjusted Corsi ratings. Leading the list was Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins. This is a strong argument that Bergeron is the best puck possession player in the NHL in 2013.
Bergeron is a top defensive forward with solid offensive skills. He plays a tough role for the Boston Bruins where he plays against tough...
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara misses devouring souls so much that he ate Reilly Smith’s. Just one problem, Smith is now a teammate of Z’s.
Oops…the big guy has an insatiable appetite for destruction.
Sorry Reilly it’s all about sacrifice to the Big Z.
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The post B’s Beat: Zdeno Chara Devours Bruins Teammate Reilly Smith’s Soul….Oops...
photo via ESPN.comGM Peter Chiarelli announced on Sunday that four players were released from Bruins camp and will report to the Providence Bruins.The four players are center Carter Camper, left wing Justin Florek, defenseman Zach Trotman and goalie Malcom Subban.The players will all report to the P Bruins and participate in their iteration of training camp which begins next week...
BOSTON — It’s become pretty en vogue to complain about the Bruins’ power play in seasons past, and for good reason. The Boston man-advantage has been comically bad at times, often leaving it as a point of criticism and ridicule from fans and media alike.
If the first five preseason games are any indication, however, there may be reason to believe the Bruins’ power play might...
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After a jam-packed and rollercoaster ride-like week of preseason games, the Bruins racked up two wins, one shootout win, and one loss.
Crossing the border into Canada to face off against long-time rival, the Montreal Canadiens, deemed itself worthy after the efforts of Jarome Iginla and Torey Krug – who were named first and second stars...
In the Washington Capitals’ preseason game against the Boston Bruins Monday night, Joel Rechlicz, one of the most well known fighters in hockey showed that besides winning shootouts he can also destroy one of the toughest players in hockey in a one-on-one bout. That player being Milan Lucic of the Bruins who decided to drop gloves with “Recker” and got demolished. The fight...
BOSTON — The Bruins probably don’t necessarily like Milan Lucic fighting too much. He’s a top-six forward who has shown an ability to score goals, and he also brings a physical presence that is undeniable. However, that doesn’t do him or the team much good if he’s watching games from the press box with a broken hand.
But fighting is a part of Lucic’s game, and it makes...
With five preseason games in the books and two to go, it is worth checking-in on the question marks still facing the Bruins starting roster, namely: Who will play on the 3rd line alongside Chris Kelly, and which two of the trio of Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug, and Matt Bartkowski will be in the starting lineup when the season begins on October 3rd?photo via NHL.comThe latter is probably...
Center Chris Kelly scored 3:39 into overtime and defenseman Zdeno Chara scored two goals to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in a preseason game Monday night.
Kelly scored on a rebound of a shot from the left point by defenseman Matt Bartkowski.
The Bruins outshot the Capitals 38-14. Goaltender Tuukka Rask made 12 saves, while Braden Holtby stopped...
The era of the Bruins power play as league-wide punch line might finally be coming to an end.
It was a constipated unsightly run last season for the Bruins. They ranked 26th in the NHL with a 14.8 percent success rate during the regular season and they have ranked in the NHL’s bottom third of power play success percentage in three of the last four seasons. During the playoffs...
It was another fight-filled preseason game on Monday night at the TD Garden but the Bruins were able to get the last laugh as Chris Kelly scored the game-winner with 1:21 remaining in overtime giving the B's a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.
Kelly won't get one any easier than that as the puck shot out to him in the slot after a Matt Bartkowski shot from the left point...
Earlier this Spring, Bruins Nation saw one of the most heroic, inspiring, and dedicated acts you could ever see on a sheet of ice. Gregory Campbell, a player who has always been loved by the Bruins Faithful, instantly became one of the most respected guys in the league, and a legend for Bruins fans to remember forever. As we all know, in doing so, Campbell suffered an...
While Patrice Bergeron lost the opening faceoff at center ice to Stephen Weiss the B’s two-way center also used enough force to snap Weiss’ stick in the process and sent him to the bench for another twig. Then in the same period Bergeron went hard into the corner to deliver a hit on Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith while passing the preseason contact test.
“It felt pretty...
If you’re a first line winger for your NHL squad, maybe engaging in a slugfest of heavy fisticuffs in the preseason isn’t the best idea. Apparently nobody told that to Milan Lucic before the Bruins exhibition matchup against the Capitals on Monday, as Lucic and Joel Rechlicz went back and forth with big blows for nearly a minute during the first period at the TD Garden.