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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.
Standing in their way are the Carolina Hurricanes, who so far this season have been pretty average sitting at 2-2-0. This team for the past six seasons has relied upon strong goaltending from veteran Cam Ward, as well as solid two-way play from one of the best centers in the game, Eric Staal.
But the difference in this years Hurricanes team is the depth. They added added veteran winger Alexander Semin from the Washington Capitals. The 28-year old Semin has averaged 31 goals per season over the past six years, giving Eric Staal his first legitimate right handed scoring threat since Ray Whitney.
Their first line...
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What Dougie Hamilton is doing in the NHL as a 19-year-old rookie defenseman is impressive, but it’s not unprecedented. Fortunately, the 2011 No. 9 overall pick joins some pretty elite company as a Bruins teenage defenseman.
Before Hamilton, Fernie Flaman, Dallas Smith, Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque and Glen Wesley all starred in Boston as teen defensemen. Though it’s too early to call...
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...
Milan Lucic‘s goal against the Rangers in the season opener topped Dougie Hamilton‘s aggressiveness and physicality against the Jets to earn the Amica Coverage Play of the Week.
Check out both videos below.
Play 1: Milan Lucic
Play 2: Dougie Hamilton
NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday...
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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The Bruins’ power-play unit has yet to materialize this season, but the team’s penalty kill has been nothing short of dominant.
The B’s did not allow a power-play goal in their first four games, going a perfect 17-for-17 on the PK. That shorthanded unit has been strong again against the Hurricanes, successfully killing off five penalties through the first two periods Monday...
The Bruins hadn’t won against the Hurricanes in quite some time, and they hadn’t won at all on the road entering Monday night. Now, they can check both of those tasks off their to-do list.
Zdeno Chara scored three points to lead the Bruins to a 5-3 win over Carolina, in yet another entertaining, back-and-forth grind of a game closer than the score would indicate. Tyler Seguin‘s...
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...
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.
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...
In boxing terms, five years is a lifetime. Fighters can make, break, re-make and re-break careers in that span of time. Fans can just as easily fall in and out of love with the sport in half of a decade.
On Saturday night, boxing returned to the TD Garden for the first time since 2007. If those in attendance — promoters, fighters and boxing fans — have their way, the Garden...
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...