Found May 11, 2013 on
Boston Sports Then & Now:
Let the movement begin. Bruins fans need to UNITE against the DREADED seventh game because….
They are hazardous to your health.
They are sixty minutes of PURE HELL and if they go to OT, the devil will laugh as he waits for your burning soul.
The hospitals in New England will be flooded with Bruins fans suffering from heart issues, high blood pressure, ulcers and heartburn from beyond the grave.
Paddles…..CLEAR…..flatline___________will be echoing from the hallways as the Bruins put their supporters through the playoff meat grinder yet again.
All fans of the Black & Gold remember the heartbreak of Game 7 Versus Carolina in 2009.
The EPIC collapse versus the Flyers in 2010.
The incredible but HELLISH ride of the 2011 Stanley Cup Winning Run as the Bruins saved the lives of their fans not once but THREE times.
And then there was the CUP HANGOVER seventh game loss versus the Capitals last year.
So who can save the fans from another potential relentless assault on their health?
Well, The Boston Bruins of course.
The team that was on fire in January and early February needs to come out of hibernation and perform at a consistent level. Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand need to overcome their post season slumps and be playoff saviors.
Head coach Claude Julien should play the tape of the 2010 collapse versus the Flyers…OVER and OVER and OVER. They need to be reminded about the pain and disappointment of that epic failure. They need to get angry and pissed.
They need the “Eye Of The Tiger”!
The Bruins need to channel their inner Rocky Balboa and knockout the Leafs in Toronto.
Don’t put your fans through the playoff wood chipper again.
Don’t take years off their lives.
Develop that KILLER instinct that champions possess! Please end this series on Sunday because you don’t want the medical bills.
The movement starts here….#BFA7 (Bruins Fans Against Game Sevens)!
BEST OF MAXIM
JIM ROGASH/GETTY IMAGES BOSTON-- According to a tweet from Joe Haggerty of Comcast SportsNet New England, Bruins defenseman Wade Redden will not play in tonight’s game against the Maple Leafs. Haggerty tweeted the following earlier today. Claude said between Dougie Hamilton & Matt Bartkowski to fill in for Redden (day-to-day). Would be shocked if its not Bartkowski...
Scary stuff right here. You are looking at the CAT scan of Leafs’ defenseman Mark Fraser’s skull after he took a Milan Lucic shot off the head in Game Four.
Fraser was able to leave under his own power thank god. He had surgery to repair a fracture between his eyes and the cranial area.
This just tells you that hockey players are the toughest athletes on the planet.
BOSTON — The Bruins’ line of Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand was the club’s best for much of the regular season. However, since the playoffs began, that trio has gone cold.
And as the Bruins find themselves heading to Game 6 in Toronto on Sunday night, it’s about time that line gets heated up again. If they don’t, it could be a big reason the B’s have...
Goalies can single-handedly swing playoff series and win Stanley Cups, but they can’t do it all in one night. Tuukka Rask appears to be doing his darnedest on Thursday night, however, after a sterling first period against an obviously desperate Toronto Maple Leafs team.
Rask made 19 saves in the first period of Friday’s game, some more spectacular than others. When the dust settled...
Bruins fans entering TD Garden will likely walk by a statue outside of the arena depicting one of the most famous moments in the club’s and the league’s history. That statue of Bobby Orr‘s Stanley Cup-winning goal in 1970 has a little added meaning on Friday.
That’s because Friday marks the 43-year anniversary of the Bruins legend’s Cup-winning goal against the St. Louis...
It took more than 50 minutes for the Bruins to give their fans something to cheer about, but when Zdeno Chara beat Toronto goalie James Reimer with a wrister midway through the third period, the TD Garden crowd allowed itself a moment of hope.
Unfortunately for the black and gold-clad fans, Chara’s goal was all the Bruins could muster in a 2-1 loss to the Maple Leafs in Game 5...
Nazem Kadri celebrates with teammates- (Chris Young/ Canadian Press) BOSTON— For the Bruins, last night’s goal was simple. If they won Game 5 in front of the home fans, they would be moving on to the next round. That was in stark contrast to the goal of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to last night’s game, they were holding on for their dear hockey lives. A loss would send...
The Bruins have a very unique style of play, and it becomes even more pronounced in the playoffs. They’re not a team that’s going to get into a fire-wagon race up and down the ice with opponents. Instead, they’re more likely to out-physical whoever’s in their way, ultimately finding a way to win thanks to gritty heroics.
That’s proving to be a difficult recipe for success...
Boston Bruins forward #46 David Krejci scores the game winning goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime in game 4, the goal capped off his 2nd career playoff hat trick
The Boston Bruins have put themselves in an excellent position for game 5 tonight at the TD Garden. After a big overtime win in Toronto, the B’s head home with a 3-1 series lead having won both games at the...
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You would think that travel alone would have motivated the Bruins to not play today. One would have thought that winning on Friday and taking a weekend off to rest would have this team play their best on Game 5. One would think that you would want to close out your opponent as quickly as possible.
The Boston Bruins don't need to be reminded what can happen when a team fails to put away an opponent.
The franchise that blew a 3-0 lead in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals is holding a 3-2 lead in the first round of the playoffs against the Maple Leafs. Boston was up three games to one before Toronto won 2-1 in Game 5 on Friday night.
''The one thing that has...
With their playoff lives on the line the Leafs scored two third period goals to beat the Bruins 2-1 in Game 6 and force a Game 7 after going down in the series 3-1. Phil Kessel scored the game-winning goal and James van Riemsdyk assisted on both goals while James Reimer made 29 saves in the win. Milan Lucic had the lone Bruins goal with the goalie pulled.
The Bruins started the...
You've been here before.
The Bruins have been here before.
But most importantly, goaltender Tuukka Rask has been here before.
Holding a 3-1 series lead by way of David Krejci's overtime goal this past Wednesday, a trip back to Boston tonight gives the Bruins to hammer down the final of four nails needed in the Toronto Maple Leafs' coffin. In other words -...
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,
The moment was immortalized precisely 43 years ago today.
Flashback to May 10, 1970, Boston Garden: The Boston Bruins are leading the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup final three games to nothing and looking for the sweep. The game is knotted at three and the teams are heading into overtime.
A mere 40 seconds into the extra frame, defenceman...
8 a.m.: The Bruins survived overtime in one of the best games we’ve seen in a long time in Game 4 in Toronto, and they’ll get their first chance to close out the series Friday.
The B’s and Maple Leafs return to TD Garden in Boston on Friday night for Game 5 with Boston holding a 3-1 series lead and looking to end their first-round series. The Bruins, when holding a 3-1 series...