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The Boston Bruins knew they weren't going to earn a point in all 48 games this season, though the fashion in which their streak ended was a bit discouraging.
That's quite the opposite feeling they had after each meeting with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season.
Boston heads to Toronto looking to get back to its winning ways with a seventh consecutive victory in this series Saturday night.
The Bruins (5-1-1) fell one victory short of matching the best start in franchise history after squandering a 3-1 lead in Thursday's 7-4 loss to Buffalo. It was their first loss in 44 games when they held at least a two-goal advantage.
"We had a great start," forward Milan Lucic said. "You're bound to lose at some point."
It also marked the first time they've allowed at least seven goals in regulation since an 8-2 loss to Toronto on March 6, 2008.
"Defensively, I don't think I remember the last time we were this bad - the breakdowns and mistake...
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BOSTON — The Bruins are a defensive team with a defensive-minded coach who has instituted a system rooted in playing defensive hockey.
If you watched the Bruins play the Sabres on Thursday night, though, you would think those statements are nothing more than bold-faced lies.
The B’s had by far their worst showing of the year Thursday in a 7-4 loss to Buffalo. It was an uncharacteristically...
With the (at least temporary) departure of Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask is making the most of his opportunity to prove he’s a true No. 1 goaltender.
The netminder has started five of the Bruins’ first six games this season and has yet to lose, compiling a 4-0-1 record and a very impressive .932 save percentage in the process. Of course, given the Bruins’ tight defensive system,...
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BOSTON — The anticipation and the build-up leading into Thursday night’s Bruins-Sabres game was undeniable. Much of that surrounded the possibility of some hand-to-hand combat between two increasingly bitter rivals.
However, not much came of that, aside from one quick first-period scrap that might leave the Bruins without one of their toughest players moving forward.
Tyler Seguin turned 21 on Thursday, and he celebrated by playing against the Buffalo Sabres.
He also celebrated with 200,000 or so of his closest friends on Twitter, with hundreds and hundreds of fans sending along well-wishes and the occasional marriage proposal.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette dove into the Bruins forward’s mentions to find some of the best. Check it out in the...
One of the prevailing storylines each time the Bruins face the Maple Leafs is the infamous trade that sent Phil Kessel to Toronto in exchange for the draft picks that became Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton. But where does this deal rank among the great trades in Bruins history?
Johnny Bucyk, Cam Neely and Phil Esposito all came to Boston via trade, and now all three have their numbers...
It wasn’t always pretty on Saturday night, but a win’s a win for the Bruins.
Tuukka Rask earned his first shutout of the year, and the B’s ran their winning streak to seven games against the Leafs. Chris Bourque scored the lone goal of the game, and the Bruins bounced back in a big way after enduring one of their worst defensive efforts in quite some time their last game.
It seems as if each time the Boston Bruins face the Buffalo Sabres the rivalry between the two teams intensifies. In case you've forgotten what brought the rivalry to a boil back in 2011, here's a video reminder of the Milan Lucic hit on Ryan Miller.
The two clubs still have plenty of anger brewing in 2013. When they squared off on the final day of January, the Sabres...
With the Bruins on the power play, Tyler Seguin was looking to add to Boston’s 1-0 lead against Toronto on Saturday. His slap shot from the right circle fooled Leafs goalie James Reimer, but the netminder was able to turn the shot away — in very unusual fashion.
The Amica Coverage Cam shows Seguin’s shot deflecting off the knob of Reimer’s stick and sailing over the net....
Awful. Just awful. We didn't expect the Bruins to go undefeated obviously but damn that was awful. If the Maple Leafs scouts only saw that game, not even they would trade for any of the Bruins defense. That game was the worst thing I've watched since Pearl Harbor. By comparison, Pearl Harbor is one of the greatest films of our time. I am too mad at the Bruins defense to even...
“Yeah, [Lindy Ruff] wants to be a big shot, and that’s not the best play to do. That’s pretty disrespectful. If he wants to be like that, that’s fine. We just have to move on.” - Brad Marchand, after Ruff called a timeout with 14 seconds left in last night's 7-4 Buffalo win over Boston.
I don't know about you, but I'm certainly relieved. It's good...