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Sports, for as complex that we like to make them with over-the-top analysis and advanced statistics and everything in between, are kind of simple at their root. More often than not it’s the better, deeper team that comes away the victor.
That’s no more apparent than in the playoffs, especially the Stanley Cup playoffs. Sure, a hot goalie can steal a game or a series or even an entire postseason, but the deepest, most talented teams find success most often. That’s why the Bruins are moving on and the Rangers are going home for the summer.
The Bruins were the better team for the majority of the five games, and that’s why they’re moving on. They were not only more talented, but they were much deeper. It was clear to all who watched, and it ended up being the difference-maker in the series.
One of the key storylines entering the series was how the Bruins would respond to the absence of three veteran defensemen in Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden. Their injuries forced t...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Boston Bruins signed Torey Krug out of Michigan State as a free agent after the 2011-12 season. The move by the Boston Bruins really looks like a smart move. Breaking it down further, Krug has been red hot since getting recalled by the Boston Bruins, scoring (4g-1a—5pts)and in five playoff games. So thank you Michigan State.
@bruinsdaily You know how we say thank you Kessel...
The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins have some time to rest before the Eastern Conference finals begin. That gap also means a little extra time to heal for players banged up in the postseason.
Andrew Ference was back on the ice Sunday and Monday after being sidelined since Game 5 of the Bruins’ first-round series with the Maple Leafs. That doesn’t mean he’s ready to jump...
Think about this, Torey Krug has played in a grand total of five Stanley Cup Playoff games, all in the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Boston Bruins are 4-1.
Krug scored (4g-1a—5pts) in that second round and that is the most by a rookie defenseman since Glen Wesley scored six goals during the 1988 Stanley Cup Playoffs, when Wesley scored (6g-8a—14pts...
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— Tom Miller (@sixtimesb) May 26, 2013
I don't think that its' much of a stretch to say that former Michigan State Spartan Torey Krug is trending on Twitter.
“It’s been a crazy year,” Krug said. “When I signed, I chose Boston for...
The Bruins looked to be in trouble early in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. With Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference falling victim to injury, the B’s were forced to turn to their young defensemen to carry the load. Boy, did they do just that.
Torey Krug emerged as a cult hero for Boston and everybody stepped up for the B’s, as they prevailed four games to one over...
The Bruins played Pittsburgh three times this season and lost all three by one goal. Now they await the top-seeded Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, and the Bruins are trying to figure out what went wrong in those games.
''We'll look at our games and things that we did well, things that we need to be better at,'' Bruins coach Claude Julien said Monday...
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,
Now let’s end the No. 4 comparisons. Krug is no Bobby Orr. Said another way, there will never be another Orr, which is both a good and bad thing in our town. They build statues for players like Orr, in large part because we don’t believe their likes ever will be seen again. If we’ve had the best, everything else is just the...
The Bruins had another chance to close out the Rangers on Saturday night in Game 5. They seized it.
Torey Krug continued his unlikely run as a playoff hero by scoring the tying goal in the second period, and Gregory Campbell followed up with the game-winner and an empty-net goal to boot.
Despite a desperate effort by the Blueshirts, the grit of Boston’s fourth line was too much...
Torey Krug and Claude Julien talk after the Bruins overtime loss Thursday night to the Rangers.Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
A legend grew, a monkey was tossed off a back and a city sighed in relief. Such is the existence of a sports team in Boston. Tuukka Rask, whose every move was scrutinized under an electron microscope after the "Tuukka Tumble," shook that pesky (and a bit unfair) closeout monkey off his back. In his best game of the series, Rask stood on his head, made huge save after...
Conventional wisdom is that you try to have a playoff run with the team you had at the end of the season. It is not the time to audition new players. The Boston Bruins are not listening to that wisdom on defence and thus far it is working. Two of the players who have been playing big roles on the Bruins defence in the 2013 playoffs have been Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski. ...
Torey Krug, Claude Julien, and Tuukka Rask talk after the Bruins Game 5 win in Boston Saturday night,Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
Ugh.That's my assessment of Game 4. The Bruins had the game in the bag. A two goal lead courtesy of Nathan Horton scoring through King Hank's five-hole and Torey "Kruger" Krug's rising missile that picked the top corner at a wicked speed. Everything was great. The B's had survived the first period 0-0, and as they say, 0-0 on the road after one period...
Well, it was fun while it lasted. The Bruins –the better team throughout the series– sent the Rangers home today with a 3-1 win in Game Five. Torey Krug was an absolute killer in this series, and he scored the game tying goal in this game. That’s the season, so here’s the final goal breakdown of the year:
Rangers 1, Bruins 0
Lots of things done right on this shift.
Photo credit: Associated Press/Charles Krupa
By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz)
Yes, the Boston Bruins collapsed against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2010. Yes, the Bruins nearly collapsed against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals this year. And after their 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers, it’s no surprise...