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Strong penalty killing and contributions from the fourth line have helped the Boston Bruins get off to a solid start.
The Carolina Hurricanes, meanwhile, seem to have shaken off their lockout rust.
Boston looks to keep rolling Monday night when it visits Carolina, which swept all four meetings last season.
The Bruins (3-0-1) have killed off each of their short-handed situations, holding opponents scoreless on their 17 chances with the man advantage.
They stopped three of the Islanders' power-play opportunities in Friday's 4-2 victory, as fourth-liners Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell notched their first goals of the season.
Fellow fourth-liner Daniel Paille assisted on Thornton's first-period goal, and the trio has combined for six points.
"We have been playing together for the last two years (before this season), which is a rare thing in hockey," Campbell told the team's official website. "We accept our role and know our role. Sometimes it is...
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Anton Khudobin waited patiently for his chance to get back out on NHL ice. He got his first chance to do that since April 5 on Monday night, and he didn’t disappoint.
The absence of Tim Thomas meant that Tuukka Rask would get a chance to show what he could do as the starter. It also meant that Khudobin, who has spent most of his Bruins career in Providence, would also get a chance...
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...
The Bruins came out firing on Monday, and the Hurricanes fired back their best response. Now, the two teams will duke it out in what is quickly becoming an emotional affair down in Carolina.
Brad Marchand scored a shorthanded goal to spark the Bruins early, but his comments during the first intermission also could serve as a springboard for the team. While admitting that this is...
The Bruins had a nice, relaxing trip to Carolina to play the Hurricanes. Once they got there, though, all bets were off.
A frantic game between the B’s and Canes had more inauspicious beginning, as the players boarded their plane in Boston to head south in search of some competition … Little did they know that so much of it would be waiting for them.
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Bourque and Neely combined for 77 goals and 106 assists for the '90-91 Bruins.
With a win Monday night, the Bruins would improve to 4-0-1 on the season, matching their best start to a season since the 1990-1991 campaign. That season, Cam Neely and Ray Bourque brought the Bruins to the ECF, where they fell to Mark Recchi and the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Penguins.
Every day, we have a "Staff chat" on GChat where we shoot the **** about things that have no reason to ever see the light of day. Most of the time it has to do with video games or comic books or something completely offbase that would have the FBI or CIA knocking at our door. Today, though, Justin posed a question that I felt would be perfect for our first round table of...
Since knocking the Bruins from the playoffs in 2009, the Carolina Hurricanes have had Boston’s number.
The Canes swept the Black and Gold last season, taking all four meetings between the teams, and will look to hand Boston its first regulation loss of 2013 on Monday night in Raleigh.
“We know they play hard, especially at home,” Bruins forward Chris Kelly said. “We have...
The Bruins are gearing up to play their second road game of the season. They are coming off a 4-2 win versus the Islanders which was sloppier then it should have been. The Carolina Hurricanes are coming off of a 3-1 victory over the new "tough" Buffalo Sabres. The Hurricanes are 2-2 in four games played losing to the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lighting while beating...
For a good chunk of the season, the Charlotte Checkers had been sitting comfortably in first place in the AHL's Western Conference but their run at the top has come to an end as the top spot is now secured by the Texas Stars, who lead the Checkers by one point. This isn't due to a slump by the Checkers, though. They've won seven of their last 10 games and are still playing...