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With the Boston Bruins wrapping up their 24th game of the season on Tuesday, every team in the NHL has now reached or passed the halfway point of the 2013 NHL season. That means it’s time for a little reflection.
Let’s have a look and see what teams have surprised us, what teams have disappointed us and what’s gone according to plan.
The Canadiens and Blackhawks are both atop their respective conferences and both have surprised in their own ways.
The Canadiens were the worst team in the Eastern Conference last season and although they didn’t make any major offseason roster changes, they now find themselves in first place after an incredible turnaround. They were a preseason long shot to win the Stanley Cup, but now they’re just at 14-1 on the NHL futures at Bovada and only two teams — Boston and Pittsburgh — have shorter odds.
The Blackhawks have been quite impressive in their own right. More people would have believed that they would be in first place at this time, but nobody fores...
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Forget St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th is St. Patrick Kane day in Chicago. You may remember the last Blackhawks promotion for the Illinois Lottery, where Patrick Sharp dressed up in a dog costume and surprised a fan with a Valentines Day gift basket. In their most recent promotion, they put Patrick Kane to work in the Blackhawks store, where puzzled customers and fans looked on as...
BOSTON — The Bruins won an ugly game on Thursday night, and in the process, Claude Julien passed another B’s legend.
In a tenure that hasn’t always been aesthetically pleasing or without its bumps in the roads, Julien continued his ascent up the Bruins’ all-time wins list. With Boston’s 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, Julien passed Milt Schmidt in career...
On Thursday Tuukka Rask saw 11 shots in the first period and 12 in the second. And while that’s not an absurd workload, it isn’t exactly an easy night.
Overall, the Bruins netminder stopped 29 of 30 shots, and after the game said he doesn’t mind getting tested a bit — so long as the shots aren’t point blank. However, Rask admitted after the 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers...
BOSTON — Sometimes in sports, a celebration tells you more than just a bunch of grown men are happy to do have done their jobs. In some cases, it gives you an inside look as to how much pressure those same grown men can be under to do their job.
You could certainly sense that on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden when Bruins forwards Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic teamed up for a thunderous...
Tuukka Rask leads the league in wins through eight weeks of play, but what stats aren’t you aware of?
It’s hard to believe another two weeks have come and gone so quickly. The Bruins‘ 39 points have them in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference, just one behind Montreal. Some of the numbers haven’t been kind to the team, however, including three-goal leads and Tuukka...
Nathan Horton and Claude Julien share their thoughts after the Bruins win over the Capitals on Saturday.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
When it comes to goal-scoring celebrations, high fives aren’t usually very high up on the list. That changed on Saturday afternoon, after Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton exchanged a thunderous high five after the Bruins scored.
Check it out in the animation below.
You're in for a quick recap because Team DOY has been super busy with some good stuff we're going to announce soon. Also, Justin and Robb were at the game, Jon was helping his father get settled into his new place and I was dealing with a 20 month old who sounds like Darth Vader. This recap will be a short one.
Another win for the Bruins where they don&...
12:31 p.m.: The Bruins and Capitals just took the ice for warmups.
Anton Khudobin led the Bruins out, and Michael Neuvirth led the Capitals out, so those will be your starting goaltenders.
12:10 p.m.: Good afternoon and welcome to TD Garden where the Bruins are an hour away from getting going with the Washington Capitals.
It’s going to be a gametime decision for Claude Julien...
/Massive Teemu wanking motion
Brad Marchand fights Mike Ribeiro w/SlowMo 3/16/13: youtu.be/IbDIG_mdLms?a via @youtube
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The news came suddenly yesterday, the Boston Phoenix, in business since 1966, would be closing its doors, and today’s issue would be the final one.
There wasn’t a lot of focus on the Phoenix here at BSMW, but the paper certainly had its share of sports media stories over the years, a few of which they were kind enough to call and ask for a quote or opinion or two from me.
David Krejci intended to make a short pass in front of his own net today... instead...
Goal credited to Marcus Johansson of the Capitals.