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Bruins goaltender #40 Tuukka Rask has been outstanding in the #1 role this season
The Boston Bruins have gotten off to an excellent start in the lockout shortened 2012/13 season. Having only lost one game in overtime and none in regulation; the B’s have been performing at level similar to that of their Stanley Cup run in 2011. Here are six thoughts in reference to their start to the season both positive and negative.
Tuukka Time: Tuukka Rask’s tenure in Boston has been somewhat of a roller coaster. He won the job from Vezina winner Tim Thomas in 2010 and promptly lost the job the following season due to a historic season from Thomas. Last season wasn’t much better for Rask despite having pretty good numbers with a .929 save percentage, a 2.05 goal against average, and a line of 11-8-3 with three shutouts. The Bruins failed to get him any support on the scoreboard in just about his every start. His season was also ruined when the team needed him most, as he suffered a season ending i...
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With the (at least temporary) departure of Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask is making the most of his opportunity to prove he’s a true No. 1 goaltender.
The netminder has started five of the Bruins’ first six games this season and has yet to lose, compiling a 4-0-1 record and a very impressive .932 save percentage in the process. Of course, given the Bruins’ tight defensive system,...
BOSTON — The Bruins are a defensive team with a defensive-minded coach who has instituted a system rooted in playing defensive hockey.
If you watched the Bruins play the Sabres on Thursday night, though, you would think those statements are nothing more than bold-faced lies.
The B’s had by far their worst showing of the year Thursday in a 7-4 loss to Buffalo. It was an uncharacteristically...
Tyler Seguin scored two shootout goals in Boston's 2-1 victory over New Jersey. Unfortunately for Seguin, only one actually counted as the first was waved off after a fan tossed a piece of debris on the ice as he was shooting. While the trash didn't appear to interfere with the play, Seguin had to take his shot over again. He buried it - again - much to the delight of the...
A.B. As a dog lover I truly believe they are man’s best friend. Dogs are loyal and loving and are happy to see you every time you come home. That being said, dogs can also be bastards. Sometimes they rip apart your couch, sometimes they eat their own poop and sometimes they just won’t leave you alone. But Tyler Seguin’s brown lab has taken being a “bad dog’ to...
BOSTON — The anticipation and the build-up leading into Thursday night’s Bruins-Sabres game was undeniable. Much of that surrounded the possibility of some hand-to-hand combat between two increasingly bitter rivals.
However, not much came of that, aside from one quick first-period scrap that might leave the Bruins without one of their toughest players moving forward.
Tyler Seguin turned 21 on Thursday, and he celebrated by playing against the Buffalo Sabres.
He also celebrated with 200,000 or so of his closest friends on Twitter, with hundreds and hundreds of fans sending along well-wishes and the occasional marriage proposal.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette dove into the Bruins forward’s mentions to find some of the best. Check it out in the...
It's been a while since Ace Reporter and DOY GM has made a public appearance. He took an extended vacation during the NHL Lockout and barely gave us the keys to DOY HQ for work. But he's back in town and just in time. Last night some asshat threw debris on the ice during Tyler Seguin's shootout attempt. The reffs ruled that Seguin had to do it again. Luckily...
It seems as if each time the Boston Bruins face the Buffalo Sabres the rivalry between the two teams intensifies. In case you've forgotten what brought the rivalry to a boil back in 2011, here's a video reminder of the Milan Lucic hit on Ryan Miller.
The two clubs still have plenty of anger brewing in 2013. When they squared off on the final day of January, the Sabres...
The Boston Bruins knew they weren't going to earn a point in all 48 games this season, though the fashion in which their streak ended was a bit discouraging.
That's quite the opposite feeling they had after each meeting with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season.
Boston heads to Toronto looking to get back to its winning ways with a seventh consecutive victory in this series...
Awful. Just awful. We didn't expect the Bruins to go undefeated obviously but damn that was awful. If the Maple Leafs scouts only saw that game, not even they would trade for any of the Bruins defense. That game was the worst thing I've watched since Pearl Harbor. By comparison, Pearl Harbor is one of the greatest films of our time. I am too mad at the Bruins defense to even...
“Yeah, [Lindy Ruff] wants to be a big shot, and that’s not the best play to do. That’s pretty disrespectful. If he wants to be like that, that’s fine. We just have to move on.” - Brad Marchand, after Ruff called a timeout with 14 seconds left in last night's 7-4 Buffalo win over Boston.
I don't know about you, but I'm certainly relieved. It's good...
Despite never leading and playing the second of back-to-back games against a rested opponent, the Bruins squeaked out a shootout win over the Devils behind 25 saves by Tuukka Rask. The Bruins appeared to be on the verge of being shutout until Nathan Horton tied the game with 4:05 left in the third period.
The Devils got on the board in the second period on a David Clarkson power...