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The Canadiens celebrate after David Desharnais (51) scored the game-winning goal Sunday night in Boston.
With first place on the line, the Canadiens, who were supposed to be struggling through a rebuilding season, came into the Garden and gave the Bruins all they could handle in one of the most physical games the Black and Gold have played this year. With 2011 champs Tomas Kaberle and Michael Ryder back in town for the 889th meeting between the two teams and the Canadiens playing a Sunday night game in Boston for the first time in almost 28 years, it was the Habs who would come out victorious thanks to a questionable decision by one of the Bruins’ leaders.
After Alexei Emelin took a pretty cheap shot on Tyler Seguin in the neutral zone with a cross-check to the ribs, Zdeno Chara hunted him down deep in the Montreal zone and incited the 219-pound defenseman to drop the gloves. Chara won the bout, but it was the Canadiens who came out in better shape as Chara was sent to the room, rac...
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BOSTON — Zdeno Chara reminded the hockey world of two things on Sunday night in Boston. He reminded everyone why he’s the Bruins captain, and he sent a startling reminder as to why you don’t want to ever fight the big fella.
Chara pummeled Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin in the second period of Sunday night’s game after Chara apparently thought Emelin cheap-shotted...
You can’t win ‘em all, but you’d like to win as many as you can against a hated rival. The Bruins weren’t able to overcome the absence of Zdeno Chara in the third period of Sunday night’s loss to the Canadiens, allowing a one-goal lead to turn into a deficit while their captain sat in the sin bin.
In a game filled with chippy play from start to finish, Brad Marchand appeared...
Cam Neely was never accused of diving or embellishing in his day, so it should come as no surprise that the Bruins president would like to see embellishing removed from the game.
Neely backed B’s head coach Claude Julien‘s postgame comments from Sunday, albeit not necessarily as strongly. Speaking on his weekly radio appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub, Neely spoke out against...
Claude Julien was not happy on Sunday night. After his team lost 4-3 to the Montreal Canadiens in a game filled with fights and 48 penalty minutes, the Bruins coach lashed out at the Habs and the referees in his postgame press conference. Julien pointed to an uncalled crosscheck on Tyler Seguin that led to Zdeno Chara fighting Alexi Emelin as one example of the refs’ ineptitude...
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
“The frustrating thing is that we get 17 minutes into the penalty box when we should have been on the power play. It’s as simple as that,” said Julien. “It’s frustrating because tonight – as everybody saw – there’s a lot of embellishment. This is embarrassing for our game: the embellishing. Right now they’ve got over 100 power plays...
The Bruins have always been a defensive-minded team, so it came as little surprise that the team’s penalty kill unit was the best in the league. However, recent times have seen Boston’s dominance with a man down coming back down to Earth.
Montreal scored on the power play Sunday, continuing a downward trend for the previously sterling Boston defense. While the Bruins’ own power...
Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron seems like he continues to just get better and better, and he’s certainly playing some of his best hockey in a while right now. He was rewarded for that Monday.
Bergeron was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for his performance this past week. Montreal’s Max Pacioretty, who played a vital role in the Canadiens’ win over the Bruins on...
The last time the Bruins took the ice at Washington’s Verizon Center, they were dealt a crushing overtime loss that knocked them out of the playoffs last season. The B’s are back in the nation’s capital Tuesday night, looking to rebound from a loss to Montreal against a struggling Capitals team
Overshadowed by Claude Julien‘s postgame “embellishment” comments on Sunday...
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The Habs give their take on Claude Julien’s comments and look towards their match-up with the Islanders.
Claude Julien may have had a few choice words for the Habs after Sunday night’s game in Boston, but as far as the Canadiens are concerned, that just means they’re doing their job. When asked about some of Julien’s less-than-flattering comments...
Circle March 27 on your calendars.
That’s the next time the Bruins and Canadiens meet on the ice, and after comments made by both sides over the last two days, it’s sure to be a heated affair.
On Monday, members of the Habs responded to claims made by Bruins coach Claude Julien that Montreal skaters commonly embellish penalties to draw calls from the referees.
The Lightning began their game Saturday strong but were unable to play with the same intensity for two more periods. As a result, they fell to the Boston Bruins by a score of 3-2. Tampa Bay jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period when Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn scored on two power plays. But three unanswered goals by the Bruins were too much for the Lightning to overcome...
When Adam Morrison fell to the floor in tears after a 2006 Elite Eight loss to UCLA, I knew what he knew – there was no return in order. The Bruins erased a nine-point deficit in less than four minutes to win. Gonzaga had incredibly missed out on a trip to the Final Four. The [...]The post They’re Still Here: Gonzaga’s Quirky Success Story appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Though the Boston Bruins haven't forgotten that Washington ended their 2011 Stanley Cup title defense prematurely in last season's playoffs, they're simply more focused on how to stop the surging Capitals on Tuesday night.
The last time these two teams played, seventh-seeded Washington celebrated Joel Ward's overtime goal that gave it a 2-1 victory in Game 7 of their...