Found October 03, 2013 on
Columbus Blue Jackets
Tampa Bay Lightning
8 a.m.: Ready or not, hockey is back in Boston.
The Bruins’ abbreviated summer vacation is over after coming up just short during an abbreviated 2013 season. Just a little more than three months after their season ended with a loss to Chicago in the Stanley Cup Final, the B’s are set to open their 2013-14 campaign Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
While the B’s are returning a good majority of their core that’s been to two Stanley Cup Finals in the last three years, there will be noticeable change when they hit the TD Garden ice for the first time. There’s been a shakeup in the top six, with Nathan Horton and Tyler Seguin gone through free agency and a trade respectively. In their places will be Jarome Iginla on the first-line right wing as he begins his latest quest for a Stanley Cup, while Loui Eriksson has come aboard to skate on the second line with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
There’s also some changes on the blue line. The Bruins made the hard decision to ...
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The season begins for the Boston Bruins tonight, as they face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. For the B’s, the expectations are at an all time high, as the front office have put together a team that seems to be the deepest in the NHL. “Were trying to build a winner and those are where our expectations are!” was stated by GM Peter Chiarelli. The Bruins had to go through...
The Bruins spent a lot of time in the penalty box Thursday night, but they were bailed out by some stellar penalty killing.
Two of Boston’s goals in a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay were of the shorthanded variety — Chris Kelly‘s coming on a penalty shot — and the Lightning were unsuccessful on all five of their power-play opportunities.
Patrice Bergeron added the second shorthanded...
BOSTON — Torey Krug only has five NHL regular-season games to his name. When the puck drops on the 2013-14 season Thursday night, he’ll most likely be in the lineup playing his sixth career regular-season game.
But it’s what happened in between those regular-season contests — between March 27 and Thursday night — that Krug gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. Activated...
Hockey is a game of inches full of heartbreak and heroes.
Chris Kelly has been on both sides of the equation.
Last season was tough on the Bruins center. After scoring a career-high 20 goals in 2011-12 Kelly finished with three in the strike-shortened 2012-13 season. He added two goals in the Stanley Cup finals but it’s the one he missed against the Blackhawks in Game 4 that remains...
The Boston were interested in getting defenseman Dennis Seidenberg signed to an extension before he entered the final season of his contract. They did just that on Thursday.
According to TSN's Darren Dreger Seidenberg and the Bruins have come to terms on a four-year extension that's worth $16 million or $4 million annually. Dreger also reports the deal has a no-trade clause...
(Bergeron the face off master. Courtesy Lightning Official site)It as might as well be Christmas morning for Bruins fans everywhere. Tonight is the season opener as the Boston Bruins take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. No matter how much the Grinch wants to, I mean Bettman wants to, steal this season from us. We finally have a full season of hockey ahead of us.The first game of...
The Bruins came agonizingly close to forcing a deciding Game 7 in last year’s Stanley Cup Final.
They fell short of the ultimate goal, but having to watch the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate on the TD Garden ice only increased the B’s desire to return to the hockey’s promised land this season. Their quest begins Thursday night, with the Lightning visiting Boston for the 2013-14...
The Bruins open the regular season Thursday night in Boston against Tampa Bay and vaunted scorer Steven Stamkos. While the Bruins’ lines will look a bit different this year, the team should easily match the 2.65 goals per game they scored in the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign. The biggest question is who will lead the offense this season?
Left wing Brad Marchand tallied the most...
Bruins assistant coach Doug Houda and NESN’s Billy Jaffe teach proper gap control.
Filed under: Boston Bruins, Bruins Academy
The Bruins just finished up with Media Day here at TD Garden and there were a few newsy tidbits to come out of the season.
David Krejci who suffered back spasms on Friday in Saskatoon skated for the first time since the injury. He said he'll be a game-time decision but that his back has improved. As he said "Every single day I woke up it felt much better. I'm expecting...
Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid and NESN’s Andy Brickley teach the finer points of effective shot blocking.
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BOSTON — There may have been a handful of boos when Jarome Iginla was officially introduced to Bruins fans for the first time prior to Thursday night’s season opener at TD Garden. By and large there were cheers for the veteran, but there may have been a boo or two mixed in.
Within an hour or so, however, those boos turned to deafening cheers as Iginla won the Bruins faithful...
Patrice Bergeron (No. 37)
You know, the Bâs should probably just save themselves some time and go ahead and break ground on that Patrice Bergeron statue outside the Garden. Honestly, youâd think it was around the corner with the folkloric tale of the 28-year-old centerâs postseason courage.
Playing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup with a broken rib, torn cartilage,...
The Bruins opened the 2013-14 regular season last night with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Red Sox also look to vanquish an opponent from Tampa as they take on the Rays this afternoon in game one of the American League Divisional Series.
We’re entering what is likely the busiest time of year for Boston sports, with all four teams active right now. This means of course...
Martin St. Louis will lead the Tampa Bay Lightning as captain for the first time in his career when the team takes to the ice against the Boston Bruins tonight at the TD Garden. The reigning Eastern Conference champions won all three games against the Lightning last season. As new Atlantic Division rivals, the Lightning and Bruins will meet four times this year.
Like the Lightning...