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The Boston Bruins have three rookie defensemen in the lineup for the Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Rangers.
It's not because they want to.
It's because they have to.
''As you know, we're getting thin here,'' Bruins coach Claude Julien said on Friday, a day after Torey Krug, in his first career NHL playoff game, scored to send the game into overtime and Boston defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 of their best-of-seven, second-round playoff series.
With veterans Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden injured, the Bruins used first-round draft pick Dougie Hamilton along with Krug and Mart Bartkowski on defense. Hamilton assisted on Krug's goal with 2:55 left in regulation, and Bartkowski played a career-high 26 minutes in the 3-2 victory over the Rangers.
''For a coach, you couldn't ask for a better situation,'' Julien said on Friday, when his team took the day off to rest up for Sunday'...
BEST OF MAXIM
For the last three years, the Bruins have had some fun with their player of the game award.
In 2011, the Boston players handed out an old ’80s Bruins jacket to their player of the game. The jacket was with the B’s throughout their cup run, passed from player to player. Andrew Ference was the one to introduce the awesome idea to hand out some swag, and it didn’t stop in 2011...
Unheralded Boston Bruin's defensman Torey Krug made an amazing between-the-legs play to top Rick Nash and the Rangers just 47 days before his wedding.
Behind goals by Torey Krug, Gregory Campbell, Johhny Boychuck, Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic, the Bruins rattled King Henrik and gained a 2-0 series lead on the New York Rangers to the tune of a 5-2 victory.The Rangers found the answer for each of Boston's first two goals, scoring on two breakaways by Ryan Callahan and Rick Nash, but the Bruins sacked up on defense and prevented...
The Bruins have been doing fine without Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference, but that’s not to say Boston’s luck will continue.
Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug‘s play has been “astonishing,” according to DJ Bean of WEEI.com, but getting Seidenberg and Ference back would be a boost for the Bruins if they hope to best the Rangers. At this point, Bean thinks...
The Bruins’ blue line looked much greener than usual Thursday night.
After being struck by injury late in last week’s first-round series, Boston started three rookie defensemen — Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug — for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Rangers.
It was the first time since 1985 that the B’s started three first-year blueliners...
The Bruins and Rangers are ready to face off in the second game of the second round. The first game was, interesting, as the teams felt each other out in the first period and then in the second period the game turned into the series it was hyped up to be.(Thank goodness Krejci has turned it on. *unionleader.com)That game went into overtime and the Bruins won on a Brad Marchand one...
The New York Rangers visit the Boston Bruins at TD Garden for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. The Bruins lead the series 1-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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The Bruins got a boost from three rookie defensemen in Game 1 on Thursday night, but the B’s may not need the tenderfoot trio to do it again in Game 2.
Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski stepped into the lineup against the Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals due to injuries to Wade Redden, Andrew Ference and Dennis Seidenberg. The three not only held their...
Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. The Bruins kept getting unlucky against the Rangers in Game 1 of their Easter Conference semifinals, so in the end, they decided to just be better.
The B’s dominated the overtime period before eventually emerging with a 3-2 win over New York, thanks to Brad Marchand‘s game winner. However, without the play of a couple of rookies...
Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug. Three names most Bruins fans probably did not expect to hear much about coming into the 2013 NHL playoffs. The three rookie defenseman, while stacked with potential as future blue liners in the Bruins' lineup, figured to play minimal roles in whatever cup run the Boston Bruins were going to make. However, by the end of a strenuous 7...
BOSTON — Zdeno Chara walked to the podium for postgame news conference Thursday night with almost a little bit of a jump in his step. You would certainly understand if the big fella was lumbering a little, though.
That’s because the Bruins captain had just played an astounding 38 minutes and two seconds of hockey in Boston’s 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers in Game...
Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug aren’t afraid of the Men in Blue, and they proved that on Thursday night.
The three rookie defensemen stepped up in Game 1 against the Rangers at TD Garden with veterans Wade Redden, Andrew Ference and Dennis Seidenberg out with injury. While many B’s fans assumed that dressing a trio of rooks would be a cause for concern, the three...
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The Boston Bruins put forth a complete, dominating effort as they thrashed the New York Rangers 5-2. While at times it seemed as though the Bruins were going to let this one slip through their finger tips, they stood tall and now lead the series 2-0. The Bruins and Rangers traded goals in the first period. Torey Krug scored his second goal in as many games to give the Bruins...
The Boston Bruins won game two fairly convincingly
The past few weeks over here for me have been a blur. With my final finals period at university and graduation and starting a new job, not even the crazy first round series for the Boston Bruins could help me find time to write blog posts. As a result, Boston’s Bettah has been a place where posts have been infrequent and not exactly...