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Bruins fans, look away. After winning the first three games of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, the B’s AHL affiliate in Providence proceeded to drop four straight to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh’s farm club), who completed the comeback with a 5-0 shellacking of the P-Bruins on their home ice Wednesday night. It marked just the third time in AHL history that a team has come back from 3-0 to win a series, a collapse that of course brings back memories of 2010, when the big-league Bruins blew an identical lead to the Flyers in the same round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The P-Bruins, owners of the league’s best record in the regular season, seemed primed to advance after Carter Camper‘s overtime goal in Game 3 brought them a win away from closing out the series. But the Penguins rallied to win the next two games (including a rowdy, brawl-filled Game 5 in Wilkes-Barre) before scoring two unanswered goals to take Game 6 in OT at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Afte...

Tuukka Rask trips himself up, giving Carl Hagelin easy goal (Video)

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask gave up an easy goal in the second period of Thursday night's Game 4 against the New York Rangers when he tripped himself up and couldn't recover in time to stop Carl Hagelin's backhand shot on the net. Bruins defender Johnny Boychuk deflected Hagelin's shot and really slowed it down, while Rask was positioning himself for a quick...

Tyler Seguin Still Looking to Break Through in Playoffs As Bruins Look for Goal-Scoring Spark to Return (Video)

Tyler Seguin scored 16 goals in the regular season, but the Bruins are still waiting for their gifted winger to show that goal-scoring form in the playoffs. Seguin has zero goals and just one assist entering Tuesday’s Game 3 against the Rangers, and Boston would certainly love to see him begin adding to those totals soon. Despite a breakaway attempt in the first period, the 21...

Bruins Fourth Line’s Often-Overlooked Hard Work Leads to Big Showing in Game 3 Win

The Bruins’ fourth line is a fourth line in that there are three lines that usually play more minutes every night than they do. But to those who watch the B’s on a regular basis, it’s clear that the “fourth line” is much more than that. While the contributions of Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton don’t always stand out on the stat sheet at the end of...

Bruis Vs. Rangers: Keys To Game 4

Tonight the Boston Bruins have a chance to sweep the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semi Finals. The Bruins have been the better team despite what Lundqvist saying that the Bruins have had "lucky bounces" and that's why the Bruins are up 3-0 in the series. The Bruins have played great most of the series. Whether it's because the Rangers are just that bad or...

Daniel Paille’s Bizarre Bouncing Goal Propels Bruins to 3-0 Series Lead Over Rangers (Video)

The New York Rangers shut down the Bruins’ top scorers Tuesday night, but it was the grinders that ended up leading the B’s to victory. Boston’s fourth line was on the ice for both of their goals in Game 3, including Daniel Paille‘s game-winner with 3:31 to play in regulation. Gregory Campbell‘s shot from the left boards ricocheted off linemate Shawn Thornton and over the...

‘Chameleon’ Line Comes Through for Bruins as Difference-Makers in Third Period (Video)

The Bruins’ fourth line has been called many things. The players are probably OK with them all, as long as you can call them “winners.” You can on Tuesday night after a gritty, gutsy performance for Boston pushed the B’s to a 3-0 series lead over the New York Rangers. After the dramatic, come-from-behind victory, NESN’s Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley were rinkside at Madison...

Vote: Who Has Been the Bruins’ MVP Thus Far in the Playoffs?

There is still a lot of playoff hockey to play (any Bruins fan will assure you that the team’s second-round series with the Rangers is not close to being over), but it’s not too early to take a look at who some of Boston’s top performers have been so far. The short list obviously has to include goalie Tuukka Rask, who leads all netminders with seven wins in the postseason and...

Bruins put the Rangers on the brink

Daniel Paille snapped a tie with 3:31 left in the third period, and the Boston Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night. Boston leads the best-of-seven series 3-0 and can advance to the conference finals as early as Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Only three teams in NHL...

Derek Stepan scores goal off of Zdeno Chara miscue

Boston Bruins all-world defenseman Zdeno Chara was lazy with the puck this time and it cost the Boston Bruins a goal. Rangers forward Derek Stephan was Johnny on the spot as he put the puck in the net before the Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask could get set on his post. Chara's untimely slipup/turnover caused the game to be tied again at 2-2. Related articles Zdeno Chara gets...

Bruins 2, Rangers 1

Daniel Paille snapped a tie with 3:31 left in the third period, and the Boston Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night. Boston leads the best-of-seven series 3-0 and can advance to the conference finals as early as Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Only three teams in NHL...

Bruins-Rangers: Playoff Clash To Thrust Couple Into EPIC MELTDOWN? (PHOTO)

(PHOTO: IMGUR) There are many things that could cause an EPIC MELTDOWN between a man and a woman. Money. Infidelity. And Stanley Cup Playoff Hockey. A loving and soon to be ex-boyfriend decided to redecorate his apartment in Black and Gold. PROBLEM: His soon to be ex-girlfriend is a Rangers fan (this should have been the first red flag!). Looks like someone is sleeping on the couch...

Zdeno Chara gets hit in the face by Ryan Callahan, no call on the play

The Officiating has been poor in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year. This is an obvious high stick by Rangers forward Ryan Callahan on Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara that should drawn a double minor. Four officials on the ice and no one saw it. The Officials did manage to call a weak penalty on Jaromir Jagr that was much less serious than this.

Rangers 4, Bruins 3, OT

The New York Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. The Bruins lead the series 3-1. For a box score go to Yahoo! Sports. ...obviously coming back from 0-3 deficit is a near impossible task, but when you see what happened to Rask on the Hagelin goal, you have to wonder if there's a little magic going on here for the Rangers.

Bruins-Rangers: MSG Reporter Stan Fischler’s Tweets Are The Dumbest Things You Will Read

(PHOTO: Twitter) Yes, the Bruins had a few brain farts and gave away Game Four to the New York Rangers. Yes, Tuukka Rask let in a goal that he soon rather forget. The slo-mo goal from hell was like watching a horror movie. You see the killer behind your lady and all you can do is scream….NOOOOOO! However, this is not 2010, but don’t tell MSG Reporter Stan Fischler that: What...

Game 4 Preview: New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: CNBC; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The Blueshirts trail in the series, 3-0, following a 2-1 loss in Game 3 on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The loss ended New York’s nine-game winning [...]
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