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The Bruins, who currently sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings, will host the conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night at TD Garden. But playoff positioning is but a small part of what makes this matchup so compelling.
Along with perennial All-Stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh’s offense has been further bolstered by the addition of Jarome Iginla, whom the Penguins swiped from under Boston’s nose at the trade deadline. After losing out on Iginla, the B’s picked up veteran winger Jaromir Jagr, who spent the bulk of his career wearing the black and gold in Pittsburgh.
The Bruins’ lineup will also be a bit different than what fans are used to as Carl Soderberg is expected to make his first start for the team and Milan Lucic may be a healthy scratch for Friday’s contest. Lucic has played in 41 of the team’s 42 games this year but has totaled just six goals and 18 assists.
For more on the Bruins’ preparations, check out the video above.
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Before the puck dropped at the TD Garden on Wednesday night, the Bruins did right by their city and country by honoring those affected by Monday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon. In addition to a goosebump-inducing national anthem, the Bruins aired a montage of photos taken from the marathon, showcasing the courage of the Boston people and the first responders of that day. The...
Boston will never forget the tragic events of Monday afternoon at the Boston Marathon, but they’ll also get plenty of reminders to always remember the unspeakable horrors.
Plenty of those will be on display Wednesday night at TD Garden where the Bruins will play their first game since Monday’s events when they host the Buffalo Sabres.
One of the ways the Bruins will remember...
Boston Bruins forwards Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron both returned to the lineup on Wednesday night after missing time with concussions.
Bergeron had sat out six games with the fourth diagnosed concussion of his career. Marchand had missed two games.
The Bruins hosted the Buffalo Sabres in Boston's first major sporting event since the Boston Marathon bombings. Monday&...
“We are Boston. We are strong.” That was the message that the city projected on Wednesday night during an emotional pregame ceremony before the Bruins-Sabres game, the first game played in Boston since the tragic events of Monday’s Boston Marathon. After a video montage of scenes from the marathon played on the arena’s Jumbotron, anthem singer Rene Rancourt got part of the...
The Bruins and Penguins could eventually meet up in the NHL playoffs, but for now the two franchises are teaming up for a good cause on Friday night. The Bruins announced on Thursday that Boston and Pittsburgh will auction off game worn jerseys which feature special “Boston Strong” patches to help support those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy that occurred on Monday....
The Bruins and Penguins cancelled their morning skates on Friday morning, the Bruins announced via Twitter.
Bruins and @penguins have cancelled their morning skates today. Will provide further updates on the day's schedule when appropriate ^BB— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 19, 2013
As of noon, the Bruins said they are following the direction of law enforcement officials...
Video courtesy of the Boston Bruins and the NHL.
I’m a huge sports fan, so I guess it’s not surprising that when tragedies are placed in the context of sporting events the emotion seems to hit hard. Case in point, last night’s Bruins-Sabres games.
It’s often said that in the wake of inexplicably cruel events, the best is brought out in us. That coming together and experiencing and sharing some of the joys...
The game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins scheduled for Friday night has been postponed in light of the massive manhunt in the Boston area.
10:57 a.m.: Brad Marchand was spotted with Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin at morning skate. Milan Lucic was skating with Shawn Thornton and Rich Peverley. Check out the rest of the lines here. –JB
10 a.m. ET: We’ll never forget, but we do have to try and move on at some point. The City of Boston will continue to try and do that Wednesday night when professional sports return...
The Boston Bruins have released the following statement:Due to today's heightened security in Boston, we are taking direction from from state and local officials, and do not have any updates on tonight's Bruins/Penguins game as of 12:00 noon ET. We will update accordingly as soon as possible.
If this video doesn’t give you the chills, let us know, because you’re probably a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Wednesday night’s Boston Bruins games at the TD Bank Garden was the first large gathering of people in the Boston area since the sad events on Patriots’s Day.
Before taking on the Buffalo Sabres, Bruins iconic anthem singer Rene Rancourt got part way...
The Bruins have announced that the club’s playoff tickets sale, which was due to begin Friday at 11 a.m., has been postponed.
The ticket sale has been rescheduled until Monday at 11 a.m.
8 a.m. ET: Well, then. It’s hard to imagine that we can try and get back to normalcy so quickly, but a little more than 12 hours after Boston’s finest did their job in the best way possible, we get back to pro sports. We do that first with the Bruins.
A few days after an emotionally charged game against Buffalo and a day after one of the craziest days in the history of this fine...