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Bruins fans might be getting antsy as the NHL trade deadline nears, but the front office isn’t waiting around to make any moves. Not trades, mind you, but moves nonetheless. Claude Julien has shook up the B’s forward lines heading into Monday night’s game against the Maple Leafs, ostensibly to shake the team out of its collective goal-scoring funk. While it’s not the huge impact that bringing in a Jarome Iginla-type player might bring, it’s certainly something. NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is optimistic the moves will work out. See why in the above video. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook

Bruins Embrace Offensive Changes, Plan to Get Themselves ‘Back In It’

The Bruins” recent struggles have forced Claude Julien’s hand. The B’s head coach made some significant line changes heading into Monday nights game against the Maple Leafs. Julien moved Daniel Paille to a line with Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin, making that line dangerous with its speed.  Paille told Naoko Funayama that they plan to use that speed to their advantage....

Bruins In Need of a Trade

So the NHL season is more than half over, and the Bruins sit near the top of the Eastern Conference yet again. The B's have played some of the most solid and complete hockey of any team in the NHL this year, resulting in 43 points through 29 games played. Yet it can be argued that something is missing from this team. Do they have a sniper that can bury the puck consistently as...

Bruins Sign Matt Bartkowski to One-Year, One-Way Contract Extension Through 2013-14

Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski is having a pretty good week. The young blue liner was called up recently on an emergency basis to replace the injured Johnny Boychuk in the Boston, and on Tuesday, Bartkowski was given a contract extension. The club announced Tuesday morning that it had signed the 24-year-old to a one-year, one-way contract extension through next season. That deal...

Bruins Assistant Geoff Ward Clears Up Earpiece Tossing Controversy (Video)

By now, you’ve probably seen the video from Monday night’s Bruins game that appeared to show B’s assistant coach Geoff Ward toss his earpiece over the glass and into a fan’s beer. Well, turns out that’s not exactly how it went down. As Ward explained to BostonBruinsTV, the object in question was actually a smelling salt lofted accidentally into the crowd by Bruins forward...

Patrice Bergeron’s Exhaustive Effort On Both Ends Gives Bruins Equalizer in Comeback Win

Patrice Bergeron showed unrelenting effort in the third period against the Maple Leafs as the Bruins trailed 2-1 on Monday night. The B’s showed increased intensity after their first goal by Milan Lucic in the first period, and carried that momentum into the third, when their next opportunity presented itself. Bergeron scored the equalizing goal after playing solid defense, then...

Bruins spark could come from line switches

Milan Lucic is dropping to the third line in the new Bruins arrangements The Boston Bruins are struggling right now, having lost three of their past four games. This has lead many of the Bruins’ faithful to deem this team to be the worst 20-3-3 team in the game. It’s not that bad, but after the hot start that the Boston Bruins had to open up the shortened season, their struggles...

Bruins-Maple Leafs Life: New-Look B’s Try to Turn Things Around Against Toronto

10 a.m. ET: The Bruins have won just once in their last four games, and they have scored just six goals over that stretch. Apparently that’s enough for Claude Julien to make some changes. The B’s return to Garden ice for the first time since March 16 on Monday night when they finish up a home-and-home with the division rival Toronto Maple Leafs. When the B’s do, it’s expected...

Tuukka Rask Says Bruins’ Comeback Win ‘a Long Time Coming,’ as B’s Get Aggressiveness Back In Game (Video)

Tuukka Rask made 23 saves in the Bruins’ shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night. That defensive performance anchored the team’s rallying effort in which they came back from a 2-0 deficit to win. The B’s were finally able to show some much-needed aggressiveness in the matchup, reminding fans of the character of the team, which has struggled to capitalize on offensive...

Vote: Can The Bruins Make a Stanley Cup Run With Their Current Team?

The Bruins have had a tough go at capitalizing on offensive opportunities and winning games as of late. With several key injuries, they also lack depth on defense. After finishing with a disappointing 1-3 record on their most recent road trip, the B’s found a bit of spark at the end of their home-and-home series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, with a come-from-behind 3-2 win at...

Dougie Hamilton Is the Only Player on the Bruins’ Active Roster Who Was Born in Toronto

Dougie Hamilton is the Bruins’ youngest player, and he’s also the only one on the active roster that was born in the hockey-crazed city of Toronto. Not only was the rookie defenseman born in Ontario’s capital, he’s spent almost his entire life in the area, attending Governor Simcoe Secondary School in nearby St. Catharine’s and playing junior hockey for the hometown Niagara...

Forecasting a Rivalry Week for the Bruins

Monday, March 25 vs. Toronto 7:00 pm The Bruins roll out their newly formed lines after one day of practice, and the first team that gets to deal with it are the Maple Leafs. Julien will most likely start Tuukka Rask in net after giving Anton Khudobin the start in Toronto. Expect a much better effort tonight than what the team put forth on Saturday. The team is pissed, from top...

Canadiens-Bruins Preview

The Boston Bruins are among the best home teams in the NHL, but their most recent defeat there came against the Montreal Canadiens. Another one will give the Northeast Division lead back to their biggest rivals. The Bruins look to grab a sixth straight home victory and gain sole possession of first place in the division when the Canadiens visit the TD Garden on Wednesday night...

Video: Bruins/Maple Leafs postgame interviews

Milan Lucic video courtesy of Mike Petraglia. We'll post more interviews as they become available.
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