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Boston Sports Then & Now:
New linemates Gregory Campbell and Brad Marchand celebrate Marchand’s first goal of the game in the first period.
Looking at the box score, it would appear that the Bruins dominated the Carolina Hurricanes, but the 5-2 victory was a lot more hard-earned than it appeared. If it weren’t for the stellar early play of Tuukka Rask, the team’s two early goals in the first period may have merely tied the game up, but the Bruins’ goaltender was very strong again and Boston picked up its 25th win of the season.
They got goals from five different players, including two and the game-winner in the first from Brad Marchand. For much of the game, it appeared that Rich Peverley‘s first goal in 11 games would be all that Rask needed, but two late goals from the Canes made things a bit closer in the third. Taking advantage of the inferior Hurricanes, as well they should have, the B’s put up a season-high in goals and, more importantly, were ultimately able to get back on the winning track.
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BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien has had plenty that he could be upset about when it comes to his team’s play as of late. The B’s have fallen off of their early-season pace, and they don’t look nearly as sharp as they did when they were running off points at a historic rate.
The head coach would certainly like things cleaned up, especially with only 10 regular-season...
BOSTON — The Jaromir Jagr experiment in Boston has been pretty successful thus far, aside from the whole trying to figure out where to put him part. The Bruins may have gotten that answer Monday night against Carolina.
Jagr was one of the best players on the ice as the Bruins dominated the Hurricanes. He was once again strong on the puck, and he created space for his new linemates...
The Bruins will struggle to do much of anything in the playoffs with Patrice Bergeron, and after the center suffered his fourth concussion last week against Ottawa, there was fear that the B’s could be without Bergeron for some time.
However, it sounds like the reigning Selke winner continues to progress in his comeback attempts, and he’s already hit a couple of milestones on...
It’s no secret that the Bruins have struggled to capitalize on opportunities in the last month. The B’s have struggled to come away from games with a win, so head coach Claude Julien is mixing things up in practice to see what works.
Julien said there is no clear-cut 1, 2, 3, 4 when it comes line rankings, and the team seems to agree that they can’t rely on just one line to...
The Bruins are offering the chance for one lucky fan and a group of friends to take the ice at TD Garden for an hour-long private skate.
Tickets for the experience can be purchased for five dollars, with all proceeds going to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital and the Boston Bruins Foundation. The winning ticket will be drawn this Thursday, April 11, and that ticket-holder will...
After acquiring some additional depth players to help them in their quest for another Stanley Cup, the Bruins are reportedly close to landing another. Sources indicate that the team is close to signing Carl Soderberg, the Swedish center whose rights were acquired by Boston in the Hannu Toivenen trade to St. Louis back in 2007.
The Bruins have publicly stated that they’re hopeful...
Believe it or not, they were still playing hockey this time of year in the ’30s and in one particular year, the Bruins were enjoying a run to a championship. Also featured in this week’s turning back of time are the final games for a number of coaches, including Claude Julien‘s predecessor, a record-setting loss, a double-digit playoff win streak, one now-enemy’s glorious...
The Bruins had their most successful offensive performance of the season Monday night.
The Cam Ward-less Hurricanes were no match for the B’s relentless attack, as Boston’s retooled lineup gave Canes goalies Justin Peters and Dan Ellis fits with repeated wraparound attempts from behind the net.
The B’s second line was the most dangerous in the 6-2 win, with Jaromir Jagr, Gregory...
Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin has developed the reputation as a big hitter around the NHL. That cost him his season on Saturday night, though.
The Habs announced Monday that Emelin will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. The blue liner tore a ligament in his left knee while trying to deliver a hit to Bruins forward Milan Lucic during Montreal’s 2-1 win Saturday...
Chris Kelly will reportedly return to game action for the Bruins when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes at home on Monday night. Kelly hasn’t played since March 11, when he suffered a broken leg after colliding with Ottawa’s Chris Neil.
This comes as welcome news for the Bruins, who have been dealing with their fair share of struggles since Kelly exited the lineup. The 32...
Kirk Luedke, a New England hockey scout and writer has hinted via twitter (@kluedeke29) that Swedish center Carl Söderberg is headed to Boston. The Swedish forward was drafted 49th overall in 2004 by the St. Louis Blues, but has yet to make an appearance in the NHL.
He is currently playing in the Elitserien League for Linköping. Söderberg lit it up in the...
Once again, the Canes were facing a team that did not bring their best game but were on the receiving end of another blowout loss because they could get a timely save from either of their goalies or buy a goal at the other end. This is the same thing that has happened to them over the last four weeks or so and the whole process is getting tiring because the outcome of most of their...
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Match-up - Boston Bruins (25-9-4) @ New Jersey Devils (15-14-10)
Road/Home records - 11-7-2 -------------- 10-7-2
TV - NBCSN, TSN2
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Season series - Bruins lead 2-0
Last 10: Bruins 6-3-1 / Devils 2-4-4
Projected starting goalies - Anton Khodubin (TOR) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game...
There’s no other way to describe what Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov did to Brad Marchand on Wednesday night than to say it was downright dirty.
Volchenkov dropped Marchand with a high elbow to the head 15:11 into the second period of the Devils-Bruins game in New Jersey on Wednesday night. The hit left Marchand a little woozy, and the Bruins forward eventually fell to the...
Gregory Campbell scored twice in a three-goal first period and the Boston Bruins regained first place in the Northeast Division with a 5-4 victory over the reeling New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.
In winning for the fifth time in six games, the Bruins scored three times against Martin Brodeur in the opening 8:12, took a four-goal lead and then held on. Daniel Paille and Campbell...