Found April 12, 2012 on
The Bruins may have scuffled some in Februrary and into March, but over the last couple of weeks, the B's have really turned up the heat. That obviously comes at a perfect time, as the Bruins get set to open their Stanley Cup title defense on Thursday night in front of what's expected to be a raucous crowd at TD Garden. The first road block standing in their way will be the Washington Capitals. It's safe to assume the Bruins will be long past their hibernation stage when the puck drops at 7:30 on Thursday night.

Chris Kelly, Experienced Bruins Squad Ready to Enter 'Best Time of the Year' As Playoffs Open (Video)

As the weather starts to get better, so does the hockey. That's a basic rule of thumb when it comes to looking at the schedule of a hockey season. With winter becoming more and more of a distant memory and summer right around the corner, the welcomed weather also signals the arrival of the NHL playoffs. For NHL players, who have never played in the playoffs, their debut can be...

Video game one highlights, Krejci to play game two

Nice game winning goal by Boston Bruins forward Chris Kelly that was set up by former Wild forwards Benoit Pouliot and Brian Rolston. Let's hope that David Krejci is O.K. and will be able to play in game two after having a pain of glass fall on him at the end of the game. Krejci missed today's Bruins practice. Krejci says that he is ready to play in game two. Related...

Dennis Seidenberg Sets Tone Early with Entertaining Running Battle with Alex Ovechkin in Game 1 Win

BOSTON – The buildup for the series was centered around the expected showdown between Zdeno Chara and Alex Ovechkin, but it was Chara’s defense partner Dennis Seidenberg who left the biggest impression on the Capitals star in the opening game of the Bruins' first-round series. Actually, they left some pretty good marks on each other in an entertaining but punishing night...

2012 NHL Playoffs Puck Bunnies: The Journey Starts Tonight!

Yes, it’s that time of year when NHL hockey players get all superstitious and grow ridiculous beards. It’s also that time of year when NHL puck bunnies get serious about their sweater chasing. All roads lead to one goal whether you’re a NHL veteran or puck bunny – sleeping with the Stanley Cup. Look at what happened last year after the Boston Bruins won Lord Stanley. Bunnies...

Chris Kelly's 'Slapshot Stunner' Propels Bruins Past Capitals, Taking Advantage of Best Chance All Game Long (Video)

Sudden death? More like sudden victory. Chris Kelly slapped home the game-winner a mere 78 seconds into overtime, and suddenly the Bruins were up 1-0 in Round 1 against the Washington Capitals. Tim Thomas made 17 saves, Zdeno Chara and the defense kept Alex Ovechkin in check and an overall team effort gave the Bruins a dramatic win that will hopefully propel them on their way to...

Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals

The NHL Playoffs have arrived. The CS staff is pleased to present you with a preview , a couple of keys to the series, and Sean Keenan’s prediction of the winner and MVP of each series Boston starts it’s cup defense at home against a Washington team that had a rough regular season. Boston was up and down this year, and Tim Thomas didn’t exactly put up Vezina numbers, but with...

Playoff Preview: Boston Bruins (2) vs. Washington Capitals (7)

Two teams that took very different paths to the postseason now face each other in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. The Boston Bruins, who coasted into the playoffs after locking up the Northeastern Division in March, look to defend their Stanley Cup title against the ever enigmatic Washington Capitals, who almost didn’t make the playoff several after firing their coach and...

Bruins Stymie Capitals Attack With Solid Defense, Must Crowd Braden Holtby in Game 2 (Video)

The Boston Bruins defensive effort helped catapault them into the overtime, and a wonderous goal by center Chris Kelly gave them the win. The efforts of Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg and even some of the forwards helped to stymie the Capitals offensive attack, holding Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and the rest of the Washington gunners to just 17 shots on goal for the night. The...

Can’t Blame The Goalie In Caps’ Loss To Boston

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, Seconds after Chris Kelly’s shot found its way into the net past Braden Holtby’s outstretched glove, the Capitals’ netminder found himself surrounded by his teammates. Washington’s 1-0 overtime loss in Game 1 wasn’t one the team was going to lay at the feet of their 22-year-old rookie goaltender, from whom near perfection was required...

Bruins/Capitals postgame interviews

Brian Rolston and Claude Julien interviews after the jump.

Video- Watch Out For Falling Glass

David Krejci takes a pane of glass right on the head.
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