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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-play goal, ending the Bruins streak of 24 straight penalties killed to begin the season, their longest stretch to start a season since 2002. Brad Marchand scored the game-winning shootout goal in the sixth round of the shootout.
For two of the most similarly structured teams in the NHL, the first period wasn’t very surprising. Each team set out to dictate play through physicality. Shawn Thornton and Krys Barch dropped the gloves early and traded blows in a marathon of a fight. Each fighter looked to get some momentum for their team but neither grabbed considerable momentum from the fight. A good amount o...
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Now well removed from the concussions symptoms which sidelined him last season, Nathan Horton is playing with a lot of confidence.
During Tuesday’s 2-1 Bruins shootout win, Horton provided the big goal late in the third period, tying up the game during desperation time. After the contest, however, Horton was as cool as a cucumber, saying that he’s having a lot of fun playing...
With the (at least temporary) departure of Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask is making the most of his opportunity to prove he’s a true No. 1 goaltender.
The netminder has started five of the Bruins’ first six games this season and has yet to lose, compiling a 4-0-1 record and a very impressive .932 save percentage in the process. Of course, given the Bruins’ tight defensive system,...
BOSTON — Nathan Horton got ready to speak to a mass of reporters Tuesday night after the Bruins knocked off the New Jersey Devils in a shootout.
Horton, who rescued the team with a third-period goal, got ready to field questions from a pack of media, when the first question came from an unlikely source.
“Why is it so easy to score goals?” B’s captain Zdeno Chara asked.
When the Bruins need a big goal in a big moment, more often than not it’s Nathan Horton who comes through for them.
That’s been the case for much of this season, and it was once again on Tuesday night with Horton scoring the game-tying goal with just over four minutes to go in the third period. The goal allowed the Bruins to keep their points streak alive heading into overtime...
Bruins goaltender #40 Tuukka Rask has been outstanding in the #1 role this season
The Boston Bruins have gotten off to an excellent start in the lockout shortened 2012/13 season. Having only lost one game in overtime and none in regulation; the B’s have been performing at level similar to that of their Stanley Cup run in 2011. Here are six thoughts in reference to their start to...
The Bruins must stay focused
The Boston Bruins are off to a hot start going 3-0-1 in
their first four games. The B’s look great so far thanks to strong defensive
play, a flawless penalty kill and solid 5 on 5 goal scoring. Tuukka Rask has
stepped into the starting role and done a good job being the number one guy.
Due to the shortened NHL season teams will have fewer days...
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...
With Tuukka Rask starting the first four games so far, Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin is expected to get his first start of the season tonight against the Hurricanes, per Naoko Funayama:
Khudobin in net tonight for #Bruins. Julien has said he wants to work him in with 4 games this week.— Naoko Funayama (@NaokoFunayama) January 28, 2013
The 26-year old backup won his only start...
BOSTON -- Brad Marchand was asked to describe how he scored the deciding goal Tuesday night in the Boston Bruins' 2-1 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils. The problem is ... he claimed he didn't know. In the first shootout attempt of his NHL career, the feisty left wing beat Johan Hedberg between the pads with a sixth-round goal. Boston goalie Tuukka Rask then stopped...
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (3-0-1) @ Boston Bruins (4-0-1)
Road/Home records - 1-0-1 -------------- 3-0-0
TV - NESN, MSG Plus
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Tied 0-0
Last 10: Devils 3-0-1 / Bruins 4-0-1
Projected starting goalies - Johan Hedberg (NJ) vs. Tuukka Rask (BOS)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Boston - 3.20 / 2.20
New Jersey - 2...
BOSTON – Brad Marchand scored in Round 6 and Tuukka Rask stopped the last five shots of the shootout to give the Bruins a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. The Bruins, improving to 5-0-1 with their second win in as many nights, forced overtime when Nathan Horton scored with 4:05 left in regulation before the teams played a scoreless five...
Brad Marchand scored the decisive shootout goal after teammate Nathan Horton forced overtime late in the third period and the Boston Bruins rallied for a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Boston's Tyler Seguin and New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk scored on their teams' first shot during the shootout. Then both teams failed on their next four attempts.
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.
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...