Posted May 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference hasn't yet been medically cleared to play in the Eastern Conference finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. That's according to coach Claude Julien. Julien said after practice on Thursday he hasn't gotten the go-ahead to play the defenseman. Ference has missed the last seven playoff games with an unspecified injury. Also Thursday, forward David Krejci skipped practice. Julien says that was a minor ''maintenance'' issue. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is on Saturday in Pittsburgh.

SERIES PREVIEW: 2013 Eastern Conference Finals. The Bruins defense.

We've already looked at the Bruins' offense. Bruins coach Claude Julien shook things up at a practice leading up to this series. On the left is how the Bruins have been rolling. On the right is what Julien was playing around with at practice on Wednesday. If you've been watching the playoffs, all of these names ring a bell. The Bruins' defense...

David Krejci Misses Bruins Practice Thursday, Reason for Absence Was ‘Minimal Maintenance’

The Bruins were without the league’s leading playoff scorer Thursday at practice, but it’s apparently nothing to be too concerned about. David Krejci didn’t take the ice for Bruins practice at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., on Thursday morning, which may have been a little bit unsettling for Bruins fans after Krejci practiced on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, B’s...

Ference, Redden practice with team Tuesday

WILMINGTON, Mass. — According to a report from James Murphy of, Boston Bruins defensemen Andrew Ference and Wade Redden, both suffering from lower body injuries, practiced with the team on Tuesday.   As Murphy notes, the fact that Ference was skating is indeed a “good sign”, but that does not give him the automatic go for Saturday’s opening game against the...

Pittsburgh Bar Bans Sale Of Sam Adams Beer During Penguins Series Against Bruins

Prohibition ended 80 years ago, but one Pittsburgh bar is bringing it back. Kind of. Pittsburgh bar, Howler’s Coyote Café will ban the sale of Boston beer, Sam Adams starting on Saturday night when the Penguins face off against the Boston Bruins. This was the “public service announcement from the staff at Howlers” on the bar’s Facebook page: It seems crazy to prohibit...

Don't you want to help this blind dog, Ray Charles, drop a puck for the Bruins?

That Golden Retriever up there, Ray Charles, is blind. And there's a petition circulating to get him to drop a puck for the Boston Bruins. SportsGrid reports: Ray Charles is a blind Golden... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Let’s Help Ray Charles The Blind Golden Retriever Drop The Puck At A Bruins Game

If you are not already waist-deep in a puddle of squee at the sight of a golden retriever puppy in a hockey jersey, prepare to deal with the cutest, saddest Facebook bio ever:Hi, I’m Ray Charles a golden retriever that was born blind (12/8/12), but don’t feel bad for me! I can run and play and do everything else other dogs that can see do! I live at home with my two older brothers...

Bruins Beats & Tweets: Rangers Fans Pay Up, Pens’ Malkin & Boyz II Men B’s Fans? (PHOTO)

  BST&N’s Bruins BEATS & TWEETS will keep you updated on all the news ON & OFF the ice about your favorite hockey team. We scour the internets & social media for all the content that will make you the Bruins “INSIDER” around the water cooler. In this edition:  Rangers fans honor their bets, Pens’ Malkin Loved The Bruins, Boyz II Men Bruins Fans…No Not...

NESN to Provide One-Hour Pre- and Postgame Coverage of Eastern Conference Finals

The Bruins and Penguins open the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night in Pittsburgh, and NESN will be there to bring you complete pre- and postgame coverage throughout the series on NESN and NESNplus. The action gets underway on NESN with an hour-long edition of Bruins Face-Off LIVE beginning at 7 p.m. and taking you all the way up to puck drop. After the final horn, flip it...

Matt Bartkowski Says It Will Be ‘Awesome’ to Play Against Hometown Penguins, Says Bruins Are ‘There to Win’

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The smile spread across Matt Bartkowski‘s face even before the question was finished. How will it feel to play against his hometown Penguins, the team he rooted for as a youngster? “I can’t believe how many times I’ve been asked that,” the Bruins rookie defenseman said with a laugh. “It’s going to be awesome.” Especially if Boston upsets Pittsburgh...

Dennis Seidenberg, Zdeno Chara Will Need to Play Big Minutes for Bruins to Combat Pittsburgh Firepower (Audio)

The Bruins were expected to have some problems in their defensive zone against the New York Rangers after key injuries on the Boston blue line. That didn’t prove to be the case, but as Dennis Seidenberg and other D-men return to the lineup, the B’s still have their work cut out for them. The Penguins have one of the most powerful offenses in the NHL, and despite the emergence...

Pittsburgh bar bans sale of Boston brew during Pens-Bruins

10 Best Bruins moments in Chiarelli Era by   David Carr

(Note: I’ve been made aware this post doesn’t display well in the Mobile App due to the embedded videos, you might want to view it on the website!) When the Boston Bruins face the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday in the Eastern Conference finals, they will be trying to win the Stanley Cup for the second time [...]

Claude Julien shows John Tortorella the love

Photo via BostonHerald.comScott LevesqueManaging Editor It's been six carefree days since the Bruins sent the New York Rangers and John Tortorella packing for a long off-season break. Then just two day ago the Rangers decided to return the favor as they fired their volatile coach, Tortorella. It seems that Tort and Bruins head coach Claude Julien have more in common then we...

Pens: Round Three Schedule

  Source: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Game One: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins – 8:00 Saturday, June 1 (NBC) Game Two: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins – 8:00 Monday, June 3 (NBC Sports Network) Game Three: Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins – 8:00 Wednesday, June 5 (NBC Sports Network) Game Four: Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins – 8:00 Friday, June 7 (NBC Sports...

SERIES PREVIEW: 2013 Eastern Conference Finals. Special Teams and Tuukka Rask.

We've already covered the forwards and defensemen. PENS POWER PLAY The Pens had a 24.7% during the regular season, and that number has jumped up to 28.3% in the playoffs. The Bruins' PK, meanwhile, was 4th-best during the regular season at 87.1%, but that number has dropped to 81.1% in the post-season. PENS PENALTY KILL The Bruins' PP was a flaccid...
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