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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is off to the best start of his young career, sporting a 5-1-1 record, 2.10 goals-against and a .919 save percentage through six games played. Despite those impressive numbers, Rask has had an up-and-down season against the Northeast Division. He's had solid wins against the Rangers and Maple leafs, a gut-check overtime loss versus those same blue shirts, and an abysmal six-goals-against performance at the hands of the Sabres.
Tomorrow night, the Bruins face off in Montreal for their first game against the hated Habs during this shortened NHL season. The Canadiens sit at an impressive 6-2-0 record thus far, and are arguably the toughest opponent the B's will have up to this date.
Statistically in his career, Rask has struggled more against Montreal than any other opponent in the league. Here's a basic game-by-game breakdown:
12/6/07- L, 4 GA
2/4/10- L, 2 GA (SO)
2/7/10- W, 0 GA
3/2/10- L, 4 GA
3/13/10- L, 3 GA
11/11/10- L, 3 GA
BEST OF MAXIM
When the Bruins head north to Montreal, they know they’re going to have to come with full energy right from the drop of the puck, and that was again the case on Wednesday.
During the first 10 minutes especially, the Canadiens brought everything they had against the B’s and goaltender Tuukka Rask in particular. Luckily for Boston their netminder was up to the challenge, putting...
Gong Show Gear:
90 MPH Slapshot to the face of Jordan Caron in the AHL last week, that the way she goes sometimes eh? GONGSHOW
A.B. According to The Hockey News, “Caron was expected to compete for a roster spot at training camp with Boston, but his shoulder ailment prevented him from doing so.” Now just a few weeks after returning to the Providence Bruins on 1/18/13 he catches...
There's been many jerseys in the Bruins history that have come and gone and tugged at our heart strings. Many believe that the 1926 Bruins jersey is one of the greatest of all times, and I tend to agree. There's something simplistic about the design that reminds you of a time when players didn't use helmets and people wore suits to games. It was a simpler time in hockey...
The Bruins enjoyed a well-deserved day off Sunday, but they were back to work on Monday at Ristuccia, where they hit the practice ice in Wilmington. They did so without a couple of big names.
Most notable was the absence of Brad Marchand. The agitating forward missed practice just a couple of days after leaving Boston’s game with the Maple Leafs.
He took a nasty-looking spill into...
There’s no question that the shortened lockout campaign is going to be a grind for every team. However, by chance this week the Bruins have some time off, with five days off or at practice and just one game over a six-day stretch.
Hopefully that will give some of the ailing Bruins a chance to get healthy, Brad Marchand among them after taking quite a tumble against Toronto on Saturday...
Shawn Thornton was on the ice this morning for the first time since fighting John Scott. He didn't practice with the team but did some skating and working out before the rest of the Bruins hit the ice.
From Big Bad Blog:
Asked to clarify whether Thornton was part of the group of players potentially eligible to play Wednesday, Julien indicated that Thornton will...
WHAT YEAR IS THIS?
On Wednesday night, Will Smith made an appearance at the Bell Centre in Montreal for the game between the Canadiens and Bruins. Why he was in Montreal is uncertain, but he definitely got hooked up with some great seats in a box for the old school Original 6 rivalry.Smith was featured on the big screen and the DJ played one of his old school tracks “Gettin Jiggy With It” over...
The Providence Bruins have taken the pledge.
The P-Bruins became the latest professional sports team to join in the effort to end homophobia in sports, an effort that is being led by the You Can Play Project. The ongoing project, created by Philadelphia Flyers scout Chris Burke (son of former Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke), was built to honor the memory of Chris’ brother...
Want to be on top of the action this weekend when the Bruins host the Lightning?
Now’s your chance, as the Boston Bruins Foundation is raffling off four tickets for the front row (Loge 10, Row 1) at TD Garden when Milan Lucic, Zdeno Chara and the B’s welcome Steven Stamkos‘ Bolts to Boston.
Proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation.
The deadline for this raffle is...
The Bruins might have an edge in the standings as they play Montreal on Wednesday night, but the Canadiens should have a clear edge when it come to the trainer’s table.
Boston will be without Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton as they head to the Bell Centre, after a slew of injuries has beset the B’s.
Marchand traveled with the team, and even participated with the...
The Rivalry Continues
Tonight will be the first of four games between Boston
and Montreal this year. The season
series begins in Canada
at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
The Bruins (6-1-1)
and the Canadiens (6-2-0) are
both off to hot starts in the mini-season. The early success of both teams will
boost the intensity of the game and will ignite a playoff atmosphere at the Bell Centre in Montreal...
8 a.m. ET: The Bruins and Canadiens (finally) renew their rivalry on Wednesday night when the B’s head north to take on the Habs for the first time in this shortened season. It’s a bit surprising that we had to wait this long, perhaps, but after eight games, the Bruins tangle with the Canadiens for the first time in 2013.
It’s a rather important game, as all divisional games...
Line brawl against the Dallas Stars in 2011. Where was this tenacity against the Sabres last Thursday?
In order to play at their highest level and be successful, the Big Bad Bruins must be just that, a big, tough, physical team that their opponents fear. As fans, we have been accustomed to seeing this in recent years as the Bruins are loaded with tough physical players who aren’t...