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Boston Sports Then & Now:
New York Islanders
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 goal that led to the 21st win of the year for New York and 10th loss of the season for the Bruins.
Evgeni Nabokov made 30 saves as he led the Islanders to their third consecutive win. As the hottest team in the Eastern Conference, New York was the better one in the third period and was able to hold on to the lead despite a late push from the B’s. Nabokov improved to 4-1-0 in his last five starts and the Isles remain in the seventh spot in the East with 48 points as both they and the Senators won. Boston fell back to fourth with the loss and a win by the Canadiens.
“We kind of ran out of gas. I think it was ...
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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 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...
Carl Soderberg is finally going to come to Boston, it seems.
According to Elliotte Friedman, the Swedish forward has been approved to join the Bruins, ending a standoff between Soderberg and the Swedish hockey federation.
Soderbergh is approved to play for Boston— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 13, 2013
Swedish hockey federation contested he was under contract until May...
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....
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...
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...
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'...
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...
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...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders tonight at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in an Atlantic Division matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 20-16-4 (44 pts). The Rangers [...]
The rivalry between the New York Rangers and New York Islanders has lost some of its luster in recent years. That may be about to change.
With the surging teams holding down the last two Eastern Conference playoff spots, the Rangers and Islanders close out their season series Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum.
The Isles (21-16-4) have been one of the surprises of the league over...