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The Bruins looked to be in trouble early in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. With Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference falling victim to injury, the B’s were forced to turn to their young defensemen to carry the load. Boy, did they do just that.
Torey Krug emerged as a cult hero for Boston and everybody stepped up for the B’s, as they prevailed four games to one over the New York Rangers. Tuukka Rask was strong in goal throughout, every forward line contributed and Boston is moving on to the next round as a result.
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A legend grew, a monkey was tossed off a back and a city sighed in relief. Such is the existence of a sports team in Boston. Tuukka Rask, whose every move was scrutinized under an electron microscope after the "Tuukka Tumble," shook that pesky (and a bit unfair) closeout monkey off his back. In his best game of the series, Rask stood on his head, made huge save after...
Bruins’ Rookie defenseman Torey Krug AKA “The Kruganator” has brought his scoring talents to the NHL level. In just five postseason games, Krug has registered an eye popping four goals. None of his tallies have been of the cheap or garbage variety.
This kid has mad skills ever since his days at Michigan State. His hand eye coordination is off the charts.
The Bruins finally...
The Bruins had another chance to close out the Rangers on Saturday night in Game 5. They seized it.
Torey Krug continued his unlikely run as a playoff hero by scoring the tying goal in the second period, and Gregory Campbell followed up with the game-winner and an empty-net goal to boot.
Despite a desperate effort by the Blueshirts, the grit of Boston’s fourth line was too much...
BOSTON — It was only one loss, but given the head coach’s track record, thoughts of another all-time historic meltdown started to creep into the minds of fans and pundits alike. It is, of course, absurd to think that a team with a 3-0 series lead is doomed after that series lead becomes 3-1, but not all teams have blown 3-0 series leads before.
The Bruins under Claude Julien...
Torey Krug, Claude Julien, and Tuukka Rask talk after the Bruins Game 5 win in Boston Saturday night,Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
When the Boston Bruins Nathan Horton rifled his power play goal past the Rangers Henrik Lundqvist, it was over, Chris Kreider saw to that.
The Bruins were on their way to a sweep in their NHL Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Rangers after taking what appeared to be a protectable 2-0 lead.
Then came the third period and the Rangers found their heart.
The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins have some time to rest before the Eastern Conference finals begin. That gap also means a little extra time to heal for players banged up in the postseason.
Andrew Ference was back on the ice Sunday and Monday after being sidelined since Game 5 of the Bruins’ first-round series with the Maple Leafs. That doesn’t mean he’s ready to jump...
The Bruins will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2013 Eastern Conference Final, and that means more playoff hockey at the TD Garden.
Tickets for Games 3, 4 and 6 of the series will go on sale at 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, according to the team. However, the specific dates for the series have not been set yet.
The tickets will be available for purchase at the TD Garden Box...
Tuukka Rask (courtesy of ESPN.com)
One game after a horrible gaff, Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made up for it in Game 5.
Rask stopped New York Rangers forward Ryan Callahan on a breakaway to preserve a 2-1 lead in the third period of Saturday’s game in Boston.
With the puck in the defensive zone, Carl Hagelin blocked a shot from Bruins forward Brad Marchand, and whisked a...
The Bruins last matched up against the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 20, 2013, and the B’s are sporting quite the new look since then.
The Eastern Conference finals will see the fourth-seeded Bruins matchup against the No. 1-seeded Penguins, and the biggest asset the B’s have going for them is one that started out as a potential liability — a young defense. The thrilling trio...
Boston Bruins forward #11 Gregory Campbell celebrates his empty net goal late in the 3rd period of game 5
Over the past few days Bruins fans and media have been driving this ridiculous theory that the loss in game 4 would result in repeat of the infamous 2010 collapse. To those people, you can turn in your pink hats with the receipt you surely kept in case such a scenario played...
BOSTON — Tuukka Rask appeared to give the Rangers life in Game 4 when he caught an edge, fell over and allowed Carl Hagelin to get New York back into that game and into the series. On Saturday night in Game 5, however, Rask took all the life out of the Rangers with one big save.
New York captain Ryan Callahan got loose midway through the period with his team trailing 2-1 and walked...
New York Rangers forward Derek Dorsett has been begging for beat down all series long and after screwing with Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille at center ice, Boston Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton was more than willing to oblige the Rangers pugilist. Developing story.
Well, it was fun while it lasted. The Bruins –the better team throughout the series– sent the Rangers home today with a 3-1 win in Game Five. Torey Krug was an absolute killer in this series, and he scored the game tying goal in this game. That’s the season, so here’s the final goal breakdown of the year:
Rangers 1, Bruins 0
Lots of things done right on this shift.
The Boston Bruins advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers taking the series four games to one. For a box score, click here.
Excellent first 20 minutes and 1-0 lead at the break was a terrible, awful tease for the final 40 minutes of play to come. Second and third periods chock full of defensive mistakes, bad breakouts and uninspired play...