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The Bruins have gotten off to a very hot start, putting themselves in prime position to sit atop the Eastern Conference standings.
With 28 points in just 17 games played, Boston has a chance to take sole possession of first place with a win on Saturday.
Unlike the Western Conference, the East is wide open this year, making the shortened 48-game season ever more interesting.
The Penguins (13-8-0) currently sit atop the Atlantic Division with 26 points. Sidney Crosby has continued his dominance this season, already posting 31 points in just 21 games. Marc-Andre Fleury has also been strong, going 10-5 thus far while posting a goals against average of just 2.40. However there has to be concern for the offensive production in the Steel City moving forward — star forward Evgeni Malkin was recently placed on injured reserve for complications due to a concussion.
Montreal (13-4-3) is currently in first place in the Northeast Division with 29 points. Although the Bruins still have three gam...
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BOSTON — Zdeno Chara reminded the hockey world of two things on Sunday night in Boston. He reminded everyone why he’s the Bruins captain, and he sent a startling reminder as to why you don’t want to ever fight the big fella.
Chara pummeled Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin in the second period of Sunday night’s game after Chara apparently thought Emelin cheap-shotted...
BOSTON — One of the obvious narratives that continues to develop in this Bruins season is the goal-scoring touch that Brad Marchand continues to display. You know that it won’t last forever, but then again, the B’s forward continues to pot big goals.
He did that once again Saturday afternoon at TD Garden when he scored with just 2:16 to play in the third period, giving the...
The Bruins knew it was coming all year. After a slower schedule compared to the rest of the league through January and February, the Bruins won’t have two off days in a row until March 28 and 29.
Boston will play 17 games in March with 15 of those games coming in the first 27 days of the month. Because of the tough schedule, the Bruins are trying not to get ahead of themselves...
Claude Julien was not happy on Sunday night. After his team lost 4-3 to the Montreal Canadiens in a game filled with fights and 48 penalty minutes, the Bruins coach lashed out at the Habs and the referees in his postgame press conference. Julien pointed to an uncalled crosscheck on Tyler Seguin that led to Zdeno Chara fighting Alexi Emelin as one example of the refs’ ineptitude...
BOSTON — It’s becoming more and more clear that P.K. Subban is someone who relishes the opportunity to be the bad guy in opposing rinks, especially if that rink is TD Garden. When he’s in town with the Canadiens to play the Bruins, Subban turns into the NHL’s version of the bad guy in a professional wrestling match, or a heel as it’s called in the business.
And while Subban...
The Bruins have always been a defensive-minded team, so it came as little surprise that the team’s penalty kill unit was the best in the league. However, recent times have seen Boston’s dominance with a man down coming back down to Earth.
Montreal scored on the power play Sunday, continuing a downward trend for the previously sterling Boston defense. While the Bruins’ own power...
You can’t win ‘em all, but you’d like to win as many as you can against a hated rival. The Bruins weren’t able to overcome the absence of Zdeno Chara in the third period of Sunday night’s loss to the Canadiens, allowing a one-goal lead to turn into a deficit while their captain sat in the sin bin.
In a game filled with chippy play from start to finish, Brad Marchand appeared...
From the moment the puck dropped it looked like the Bruins were in for a long afternoon. Thanks to two Tampa powerplay goals the Bruins quickly found themselves in a 2-0 hole, but were able to sack up and prove once again that they have heart.
Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn would score during the first period, as Tampa took a commanding 2-0 lead. Claude must have said something...
Big win for the Boston Bruins. After falling down 2-0 in the first period they scored three unanswered goals to take the lead and the win. And two of the goals were on the power play...
...of which there were a ton of. It was ******* Free Penalty Day for the first 36 NHLers to arrive at the Garden today.
Seriously, the refs were appaling in this game for both...
The Lightning began their game Saturday strong but were unable to play with the same intensity for two more periods. As a result, they fell to the Boston Bruins by a score of 3-2. Tampa Bay jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period when Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn scored on two power plays. But three unanswered goals by the Bruins were too much for the Lightning to overcome...
Thank you Robin Lehner for letting it two really weird ******* goals to have the Bruins win their 5th straight game. I don't want to say that I called a close game, but I did during the pre-game show that I apparently ****** up hosting and it's my dumb face doing dumb facial things while other people talk. Oh well, it was my first time so consider my cherry popped...
If this headline sounds familiar it's because we used it the last time the Habs and Bruins met. Not much has changed between then other than Boston has three games in hand with Montreal. Both teams have 30 points, but Boston's head-to-head between the two and also having a few games in hand give them a bit of an edge the standings -- the difference between first and...
The Bruins have been great against opposing power plays this season, but most opponents don’t have Steven Stamkos.
The Tampa Bay sniper was at it again on Saturday afternoon, sparking the Lightning to an early two-goal lead thanks to a power-play goal by their lead scorer. Now, the Bruins will have to respond if they intend to mount a comeback versus the potent Lightning offense...
Boston Bruins versus the Montreal Canadians... At first it appeared that the puck had gone off of Max Pacioretty's stick, but after further review it was obvious that it went off of Johnny Boychuk's stick.
Montreal goal listed as to Max Pacioretty, but thatll be changed to David Desharnais off Johnny Boychuk's stick en route to net. Habs up 2-1
— Joe Haggerty...
8 a.m. ET: Thankfully there’s no blizzard in the forecast for Boston on Saturday afternoon, which means this visit from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Garden should go off without a hitch.
The Bolts are back in Boston for a Saturday matinee with the Bruins, four weeks after a nasty blizzard forced a previously scheduled Saturday matinee to be postponed (that game is rescheduled...