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BOSTON — It’s not easy to be a backup anything. Many times, you sit idly while someone else occupies the position you wish to hold. When you finally get your chance, everything you do is scrutinized even more because the sample size is so small. All of that applies to being a backup goaltender in the NHL, and it’s even more prevalent when you’re the backup for the Boston Bruins and are playing understudy to someone like Tuukka Rask. Boston backup Chad Johnson knows that, so he’s obviously doing all he can to take advantage of any chances he gets. He got a chance — his fourth of the season — Saturday afternoon at TD Garden, and he didn’t disappoint. The backup goalie allowed just two goals, as the Bruins would eventually win 3-2. It wasn’t a sparkling effort or anything like that, but it was effective and it was a win. That’s all you can really ask out of your backup, and Johnson has continued to fill the role well. With Saturday’s win, he’s now 3-1-0 on the season, giving the Bruins a

Boston Bruins Video: David Krejci on Game Winning Goal vs. Carolina Hurricanes

BOSTON – Game-winning goal scorer David Krejci broke down the play and the Boston Bruins' hot streak at the Garden. Krejci discussed the continued Bruins' hot streak at home and the play of his teammates.

Kevan Miller and Boston Bruins Look to Continue Home Dominance Against Carolina Hurricanes

BOSTON – The Bruins look to continue their recent dominance in the TD Garden as they take on a Carolina Hurricanes squad sitting at 3-6-0 on the road. After beating the Hurricanes in Charlotte earlier this week, the Bruins are looking to bounce back after a tough loss to the St. Louis Blues. “I thought it was a real fun game to watch,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “Everything...

Gregory Campbell Says There’s ‘Nothing Special’ About Bruins’ Fourth Line, Says It’s ‘All About Hard Work’ (Video)

The Bruins’ fourth line was thrust into the national spotlight during the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, but judging by their recent play, the group didn’t let the attention go to their heads. The Merlot Line, made up of Gregory Campbell, Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille, has set the tone for the rest of the team, scoring four goals with three assists through the last six games....

Krejci's goal lifts surging Bruins past Hurricanes

David Krejci scored 1:28 into overtime to lift the surging Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara also scored for Eastern Conference-leading Boston, which beat the Hurricanes for the second time this week and improved to 7-1-2 in its last 10 games. Bruins backup goaltender Chad Johnson, playing just his fourth...

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Adam McQuaid Still Out, Kevan Miller in Bruins Lineup Against Carolina

BOSTON — The Bruins were hopeful Adam McQuaid could return Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes, but the defenseman’s apparent lower-body injury will keep him from returning for at least one more game. Bruins coach Claude Julien said that McQuaid won’t be back in the lineup Saturday afternoon when the B’s and Canes tangle at TD Garden. That means rookie Kevan Miller,...

Ray Bourque’s Playing Days in Boston Inspired Him to Venture Into Restaurant Business (Video)

Ray Bourque has already cemented his spot among the Bruins greats after playing 21 years for Boston, but now the five-time Norris Trophy winner is giving back to his city in a different, more delicious, kind of way. The B’s legend is the co-owner of Tresca, an Italian restaurant located in the North End, and not surprisingly, it was his hockey days that inspired him to venture...

Matt Bartkowski Shows Off Decision-Making Skills Off of Faceoff, Sets Bruins Up on Offense (Video)

Matt Bartkowski has shown his ability to get the puck out of the defensive zone safely, and he’s done it with some veteran decision-making skills. During the first period of the Bruins’ matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, Bartkowski showcased those skills when he made some wise choices behind the net. Check out the video above to hear Billy Jaffe break down the...

Tuukka Rask Does Not Like His Tools

And, as we all know, a good craftsman never blames them when it goes wrong...They just get destroyed...Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has done it before and he did it again last night after losing in a shootout to the St. Louis BluesIt's not the first time...Did we mention, it's not the first time...???

Shopping Or Bruins Hockey? It’s A Black & Gold Friday For The Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown!

Most people know the day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday. It involves getting up at 4 AM to save $200 for a HD TV, waiting in long lines and possibly getting in fisticuffs over the hottest toy of the holidays. However, according to a survey of over 800 hockey fans, 73% rather sleep in then and catch the Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown. For the 2013 game, it’s officially Black...

Bruins vs Canes': keys to tbe game

Its time for some matinee hockey at TD Garden as the Bruins get set for a 1 o'clock game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The last time the two teams faced off was this past Monday and the Bruins won 4-1 in what was considered a rebound game from the Ottawa Senators loss.The Canes' have only played one game since that Monday night game against the Bruins. They lost to the...

Bruins outlast Hurricanes in 3-2 overtime win

The Bruins decided to wait until overtime to win it, but they finally got their just desserts for dominating the Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon. David Krejci snapped a six game scoreless streak by waiting out Cam Ward for the extra session game-winner in a 3-2 contest after a nice play by Jarome Iginla set him up all alone in front of the net. Carolina managed to get a point by...

Ty Anderson: Krejci For Two: Bruins handle Carolina in OT

Without a shot on goal for over 23 minutes at one point, the Carolina Hurricanes did everything they could to give this game to the Boston Bruins, and eventual did when David Krejci’s overtime marker downed the ‘Canes by a 3-2 final in a Saturday afternoon matinee affair at TD Garden. For Carolina, things could have -- and should have, been better. Period. The B’s...

Five for Fighting Round 2: Bobby Robins

Bobby Robins has been busy over the past two weeks since the his last Five for Fighting feature. Robins has already amassed 71 penalty minutes this season in his first 10 games for the Providence Bruins this season. Over the past two weeks Robins has dropped the gloves four times, including twice against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday, Nov. 22. His second of the two fights...

Tuukka Tantrams. BRUINS LOSE.

Well that was an awesome game ruined by a shootout. That was probably the best overall game the Bruins played all season. Great, great game to watch. Lots of action. Lots of back and forth play. Too bad these two teams don't play more. Pretty much what you'd expect in a game between two conference power houses. Lots of hits, lots of great defensive play. That was just...

Video- “Oh No” Bad Goal Of The Night

Rask on the goal via the Boston Globe, “I gave up that (the?) worst goal of my career probably there.” The Bruins lost in the shootout 3-2 to the Blues.  
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