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BOSTON — Tempers were flaring Saturday afternoon at TD Garden, with the Bruins and Capitals getting an early start on some St. Patrick’s Day rowdiness.
The B’s ended up winning the physical tilt 4-1, and that was thanks in large part to the club’s ability to dominate physically. It was a favorable matchup for the Bruins who played the role of bully on Saturday as well as you could.
That didn’t stop the Capitals from getting involved, either. There were officially three fights, and there could have been more had referees and linesmen not broken up a handful of scuffles after the whistle. While some members of the Caps, particularly Matt Hendricks, seemed more than willing to give it a go, Washington wasn’t particularly thrilled with what went down.
“We have some big forwards, we have some guys that can play physical if they want to do that,” Washington head coach Adam Oates said after the game, according to the Washington Times. “But we don’t want to play that kind of game, we don’t...
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Matt Hendricks didn’t make any friends at the TD Garden on Saturday, and that didn’t ring true only on the ice.
Hendricks got into it with a fan on his way to the locker room late in the game, after he lost a spirited scrap against Bruins enforcer Adam McQuaid. As he headed down the hallway, the Capitals center turned and motioned that he would be watching the offending fan,...
After starting out his career with so much promise, Alex Ovechkin has looked like an average player the last few seasons.
Former Bruin Mike Milbury says that is due to a lack of commitment on Ovechkin’s part. He says Ovechkin is inconsistent because he’s not putting his whole mind into being the best player he can be. The former Islanders head coach and general manager said it’s...
Nathan Horton had a goal and two assists, Milan Lucic set up Boston's first two scores on hustle plays behind the net and the Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 Saturday.
David Krejci added a goal and two assists, Rich Peverley had a power-play goal and Andrew Ference scored his first of the season on the eve of his 34th birthday for the Bruins, who avenged a frustrating...
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...
Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist in the second period of the Washington Capitals' 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
Jason Chimera added his first regular-season goal in nearly a year for the Capitals (12-15-1), who broke out of an offensive slump in which they had scored only seven times in five games - losing four.
Alex Ovechkin got the Capitals going...
About flippin' time. We're more than halfway through the season and we finally get to see the Boston Bruins absolutely bully their way to victory. And holy helly does it feel good.
After being on paid leave or something, the "First" line finally looked like the first line for Boston scoring all but one of Boston's goal and combined for nine points...
Nathan Horton and Claude Julien share their thoughts after the Bruins win over the Capitals on Saturday.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
Thereâs no way for the Boston Bruins to exact revenge on the Washington Capitals for bouncing them out of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs in overtime of Game 7 last spring, but Anton Khudobin the Black-and-Gold took to the Garden ice with the chance to continue the misery thatâs plagued Adam Oates and company in his first year behind the bench.
Sitting in relatively unfamiliar...
8 a.m. ET: The Bruins exorcised the demons of one third-period meltdown on Saturday, and they’ll get the chance to do the same on Sunday.
The Bruins are back in Pittsburgh for a matinee tilt with the Penguins, less than a week after blowing a two-goal lead in the third period en route to losing 3-2 on Tuesday night. It won’t be easy, though, as just like Tuesday night, the Bruins...
Behind goals from Nathan Horton, David Krejci, Andrew Ference and Rich Peverley the Bruins man handled the Washington Capitals. Backup Anton Khudobin recorded 32 saves on 33 shots, with the only goal coming on a David Krejci own goal off the skates of a Bruins defensemen.
The Bruins came out to a 2-0 lead off a Nathan Horton slapper, and a David Krejci wrister.
The Bruins started...
Its the eve of St. Patricks day and the Bruins are about to play the Washington Capitals. The Caps beat the Bruins the last time the teams faced off. They also beat the Bruins in game 7 of last years playoffs.
Bad blood has began to boil, at least on the Bruins. The Bruins had a 3-0 lead agianst the Capitals the last time they played and then the Bruins blew the lead. The Capitals...
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...
Boston Bruins (19-4-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (21-8-0)
NBC, NHLN-CA, RDS - 12:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
We imagine that someone scheduled this Penguins/Bruins game for 12:30pm on St. Patrick's Day and then laughed.
Season Series: 1-0-0
Last meeting that counted: March 12, 2013. Penguins won 3-2.
What we said...