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BOSTON – Playing with a painful oblique injury, Patrice Bergeron definitely didn't feel like himself this postseason. Thanks to a hit by Washington forward Alexander Semin in Game 5, Bergeron didn't end up looking much like himself either. Bergeron said the oblique injury left him at about "60 percent of what I usually am." The missing 40 percent may have been added to his nose, which was broken on the collision with Semin. That left Bergeron looking a bit like teammate Milan Lucic with his crooked beak. Bergeron insisted he wasn't copying Lucic's look on purpose, but the resemblance has...

Peter Chiarelli 'Not Inclined' to Trade Tim Thomas, Keeping Current Goalie Tandem Could be Tricky

BOSTON -- Tim Thomas has a no-trade clause that expires on July 1, prior to the start of the final season of his four-year, $20-million deal. He just turned 38, stirred up controversy with his polarizing political stances and is coming off a season in which he played well, but didn't come close to matching the historic campaign he put together last year. Oh, and the Bruins have...

Boston Bruins face offseason retooling

A year removed from winning the Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins face many serious questions after their first-round exit from the playoffs.What do they do in goal? Tim Thomas is 38 years old. He has a year left on his contract, but his no-trade protect expires June 30. Would another team be willing to take on his $5 million salary cap hit? Tuukka Rask appears ready to take over for...

Tim Thomas, insurance policy?

In his Sunday notebook, the Boston Globe’s Kevin Dupont offers a unique solution to the potential market for one Tim Thomas, echoing the comments made by the gents on the Satellite Hotstove on Saturday night: As much as he is revered in Boston, forever to be remembered for playing every minute of the 2011 Cup run, Thomas turned 38 this month. Even with his pedigree, he can’t...

Peverley's Saber Attack

You would think that the defending Stanley Cup champions wouldn't allow a third-string, rookie goalie on a team that has a history of collapsing in the playoffs shut them down, but Caps goalie Braden Holtby did exactly that--neutralizing Boston's offense all series. And when the B's couldn't get the puck in the net, they tried to get in Holtby's head...

Zdeno Chara Suffered Broken Nose, Tuukka Rask Won't Require Offseason Surgery

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara may be the biggest man to ever toss on an NHL jersey, but the defenseman couldn't avoid injury in the first round of the playoffs against the Capitals. According to the Bruins Twitter account, Chara suffered a broken nose -- likely when Alex Ovechkin's stick came up high on the captain in Game 6. In other injury news, goalie Tuukka Rask will not...

Bruins Thank 'Greatest Fans in Hockey' With Video of 2011-12 Season Highlights (Video)

The Boston Bruins think they have the best fans in the NHL. To show their appreciation, the team released a video on Friday of some of the best highlights from the B's 2011-12 season. The video includes a mix of goals, fights, saves and clips of fans' wild celebrations, with The Wanted's hit song "Glad You Came" playing in the background. Check it out below.

Chara Nominated For Norris Trophy

Even though the Bruins lost, there's still a ray of sunshine beaming through the dark clouds. Today the NHL announced the nominees for the Norris Trophy. For those who don't know what the Norris Trophy is: The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top "defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest...

Which Eastern Conference Team Are You Rooting for Now That Bruins Have Been Eliminated?

The Bruins' season came to a screeching halt on Wednesday, leaving Boston fans heartbroken that the team's championship reign has come to an end. The NHL playoff field is now down to eight teams, with the Rangers, Devils, Flyers and, of course, Capitals still standing in the Eastern Conference. So who should B's fans be pulling for now that their beloved team will be...

Blast From The Past: Milan Lucic 2006 Draft Picture

Milan Lucic On Draft Day (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "facebook-jssdk"));

Boston Bruins Added to the List of High Seeds Out

                    The Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins in overtime of game seven 2-1. The 2011-2012 season has ended for the Boston Bruins after their 2-1 game seven overtime loss to the Washington Capitals.  It’s unfortunate that the run to repeat ended this early, but I am not too surprised that it did.  There is a reason that the last team to repeat...

Patrice Bergeron, Bruins Try to Stomach Tough Defeat to Capitals (Video)

Patrice Bergeron left it all on the ice Wednesday night, playing through injury as the Bruins lost in overtime yet again, this time to end the series and the playoffs. The Boston forward talks about what the Capitals did to get the edge and where the loss leaves the Bruins.

Steven Hindle: Validation - Caps Dispatch Defending Cup Champs, Believe in Themselves

Epic Game 7 Win Revives Hope in DC It all started with the waiting game. In the opening 10 minutes of Game Seven between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals, the two teams exchanged a total of nine shots (6 for Boston, 3 for the Caps) and 15 hits (7 for Boston, 8 for the Caps). Neither club had the courage to take control of the play, so the game wafted into a tentative...
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