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After coming up short in a Northeast Division showdown, the Boston Bruins look to get back on track and continue their season-long dominance on home ice.
A date with reeling Carolina should provide them with a good opportunity to do so, despite the Hurricanes' recent domination of the series.
The Bruins will try for their eighth win in nine home games Monday night when they take on the Hurricanes, losers of four straight.
Boston (24-9-4) missed out on a chance to move atop the Northeast with a 2-1 loss at Montreal on Saturday. Daniel Paille scored for the Bruins, who had a three-game winning streak snapped and fell three points behind the first-place Canadiens.
Boston holds a six-point lead for the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs that comes with it.
The Bruins have the best home record in the conference at 13-2-2 and have limited opponents to 13 goals while going 7-0-1 in their last eight in Boston.
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The Bruins took some time out before Saturday night’s game to answer questions from the Minuteman Flames, an elite pee wee hockey team based in Mass. The players asked questions ranging from position-specific tips to what type of pump-up music members of the Bruins listen to before games.
Bruins rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton encouraged the young hockey stars to play other sports...
BOSTON — The Jaromir Jagr experiment in Boston has been pretty successful thus far, aside from the whole trying to figure out where to put him part. The Bruins may have gotten that answer Monday night against Carolina.
Jagr was one of the best players on the ice as the Bruins dominated the Hurricanes. He was once again strong on the puck, and he created space for his new linemates...
It’s no secret that the Bruins have struggled to capitalize on opportunities in the last month. The B’s have struggled to come away from games with a win, so head coach Claude Julien is mixing things up in practice to see what works.
Julien said there is no clear-cut 1, 2, 3, 4 when it comes line rankings, and the team seems to agree that they can’t rely on just one line to...
Chris Kelly says that he's been medically cleared to play, and he'll be good to go tonight vs the Hurricanes #BruinsTalk
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) April 8, 2013
Good news this morning for Bruins fans. Chris Kelly will play tonight after missing most of March with a broken tibia.
A side note, defensemen Adam McQuaid skated today and maybe will be back in game action...
Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward ranks among the National Hockey League’s most valuable players. We know this because his team collapsed after Ward suffered a MCL strain. The Hurricanes have lost four consecutive games overall and seven straight at home.
They went 1-10-1 in their last 12 games overall to fall six points behind the Washington Capitals in the Southeast Division...
The Bruins had their most successful offensive performance of the season Monday night.
The Cam Ward-less Hurricanes were no match for the B’s relentless attack, as Boston’s retooled lineup gave Canes goalies Justin Peters and Dan Ellis fits with repeated wraparound attempts from behind the net.
The B’s second line was the most dangerous in the 6-2 win, with Jaromir Jagr, Gregory...
Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin has developed the reputation as a big hitter around the NHL. That cost him his season on Saturday night, though.
The Habs announced Monday that Emelin will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. The blue liner tore a ligament in his left knee while trying to deliver a hit to Bruins forward Milan Lucic during Montreal’s 2-1 win Saturday...
Kirk Luedke, a New England hockey scout and writer has hinted via twitter (@kluedeke29) that Swedish center Carl Söderberg is headed to Boston. The Swedish forward was drafted 49th overall in 2004 by the St. Louis Blues, but has yet to make an appearance in the NHL.
He is currently playing in the Elitserien League for Linköping. Söderberg lit it up in the...
Chris Kelly will reportedly return to game action for the Bruins when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes at home on Monday night. Kelly hasn’t played since March 11, when he suffered a broken leg after colliding with Ottawa’s Chris Neil.
This comes as welcome news for the Bruins, who have been dealing with their fair share of struggles since Kelly exited the lineup. The 32...
I find it funny that Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon tries to fight David Krejci for his nice hit on Brendan Gallagher, but of course the minute that Boston Bruins Andrew Ference steps in for Krejci, Bouillon acts like your typical Montreal Canadien and drops to the ice and wants nothing to do with Ference.
How about this attempted hit by Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin...
15 goals. That is all the Hurricanes have gotten from players not in their top-six this season and it's probably even lower than that if you take away special teams goal. Scoring depth is something that I did not think would be a problem for the Canes this year, but it's a pretty big issue right now. Their top line has accounted for a little under 45% of the team's overall...