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The Bruins’ third line has been critiqued for much of the season, and for good reason. The line, which has seen plenty of changes and substitutions, just isn’t producing like it has in the past couple of seasons.
That line took an even greater hit when Chris Kelly went down with a broken tibia last month in a game against the Ottawa Senators. While Kelly’s numbers are unlikely to raise any eyebrows, there’s no denying that he’s still a serviceable two-way center in the NHL.
His absence may have been somewhat subtle, forgotten even at times. The veteran centerman returned to the lineup on Monday night, and his presence has been felt right away.
Kelly hasn’t exactly torn things up since returning, but that’s never been his game. He continues to do the little things that don’t necessarily show up in the “G-A-P” columns, but the things he does win games more often than not.
The veteran was especially effective Wednesday night in the Bruins’ 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils. While the...
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The Boston Bruins were busy Thursday preparing for Military Appreciation Night, which took place during the team’s game against the Islanders.
Nathan Horton, Tuukka Rask and David Krejci took the time to install a POW/MIA seat in section 303 in TD Garden’s balcony. Then, the Bruins posted a photo of Horton’s camo warm-up uniform. Horton donated $5,000 worth of tickets...
The Bruins will struggle to do much of anything in the playoffs with Patrice Bergeron, and after the center suffered his fourth concussion last week against Ottawa, there was fear that the B’s could be without Bergeron for some time.
However, it sounds like the reigning Selke winner continues to progress in his comeback attempts, and he’s already hit a couple of milestones on...
The Bruins played their final back-to-back of the season Thursday against the Islanders, and the team looked more than happy to be done with that facet of its schedule upon the game’s conclusion.
Boston coach Claude Julien discussed the team’s 2-1 loss to the Islanders with NESN’s Naoko Funayama after the game. He admitted that the B’s had “ran out of gas,” but he didn’t...
The Bruins 5-4 victory over the Devils could have been even more costly if Adam Henrique connected on his attempt to injure David Krejci. Boston already lost Brad Marchand to a blatant elbow from Anton Volchenkov. The Bruins averted certain disaster with Krejci.
New Jersey has never been know as a dirty team but losing may cause you to play that way.
NHL disciplinarian Brendan...
Playing “good news, bad news” usually entails a little bit of each one. Unfortunately for the Bruins, it’s been more of the latter in recent days.
With Brad Marchand sidelined after suffering a concussion and Patrice Bergeron already out of the lineup with one of his own, the Bruins are certainly looking for some good news. Hopefully, they can find that against the Islanders...
The Bruins earned a much-needed win on Wednesday night over the Devils, and did so on the strength of their special teams.
The B’s struggled on the power play on Saturday night late in the game against the Canadiens, but they seemed to have shored everything up against the Devils.The key to the 5-4 win was the Bruins’ short-handed play — they scored two short-handed goals....
By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz)
Just when the Bruins thought they were going to add one final piece to their forward corps, Sweden decided to object.
Just days after Carl Soderberg signed a three year, $2.6M contract with the Bruins and secured his release from his Swedish team, Linkoping HC, the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation chose to block the move.
The Bruins first...
Tyler Seguin celebrates what turned out to be the game-winning goal.
It looked in the first like it would be an easy win for the Bruins as they jumped out to a strong 3-0 lead. The Devils made things much too interesting, however, as they scored two in the second and two in the third. It ended up being a late goal from Tyler Seguin that was the difference in the game as Boston...
It looked like it was going to be a blowout as the Bruins came out strong scoring a minute into the game on a Gregory Campbell back hand from Jagr and Marchand.
Moments later, Daniel Paille and Rich Peverley converted a short handed two on one when Paille capitalized on his initial shot.
Gregory Campbell then scored again on another short hander, as he tipped Andrew Ference'...
BOSTON — The Bruins were up against it Thursday night against the New York Islanders. The B’s were playing their second game in as many nights and their third game in four nights to begin the week. Yet for the first 20 minutes it looked like the B’s seemed ready to take on that challenge and perhaps conquer it.
However, with less than a minute to play in the first, Josh Bailey...
Josh Bailey leads his teammates through the line after scoring his second goal of the night.
In a potential playoff preview, the Islanders came into the Garden and proved they can play with the big boys. They took advantage of a couple Bruins‘ mistakes and continued their recent surge, improving to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Ultimately, it was a seeing-eye shot and a very late...
After tonight's tilt there will be 8 games left in the regular season. ******* crazy isn't it? It felt like yesterday that the NHL regular season was kicking off. And man, now we get to look forward to some playoff hockey in about two weeks.
Or if we look at the past few games, the displeasure of looking forward to some playoff hockey.
Photo: CHARLES KRUPA BOSTON— The Bruins took to the ice Thursday hoping to grab their third win in a row and their second in four days on home ice. Standing in the way of that goal were the New York Islanders , who came into last night’s tough, grinding tilt having won two games in a row against the always-tough Tampa Bay Lighting and Philadelphia Flyers, both by 4-1 margins...