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It took more than 50 minutes for the Bruins to give their fans something to cheer about, but when Zdeno Chara beat Toronto goalie James Reimer with a wrister midway through the third period, the TD Garden crowd allowed itself a moment of hope.
Unfortunately for the black and gold-clad fans, Chara’s goal was all the Bruins could muster in a 2-1 loss to the Maple Leafs in Game 5. Instead of putting away the Leafs, the Bruins head back across the border for Game 6. The only way this series comes back to Boston is for a decisive Game 7.
Following a scoreless first period, Tyler Bozak netted an unassisted wrist shot past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who made 31 saves in the loss. Clark MacArthur continued his strong series by scoring on a backhand early in the third period, and the Bruins looked like they might go away quietly. There was a late flurry, but Chara’s goal was all the Bruins got out of it.
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JIM ROGASH/GETTY IMAGES BOSTON-- According to a tweet from Joe Haggerty of Comcast SportsNet New England, Bruins defenseman Wade Redden will not play in tonight’s game against the Maple Leafs. Haggerty tweeted the following earlier today. Claude said between Dougie Hamilton & Matt Bartkowski to fill in for Redden (day-to-day). Would be shocked if its not Bartkowski...
Scary stuff right here. You are looking at the CAT scan of Leafs’ defenseman Mark Fraser’s skull after he took a Milan Lucic shot off the head in Game Four.
Fraser was able to leave under his own power thank god. He had surgery to repair a fracture between his eyes and the cranial area.
This just tells you that hockey players are the toughest athletes on the planet.
BOSTON — The Bruins’ line of Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand was the club’s best for much of the regular season. However, since the playoffs began, that trio has gone cold.
And as the Bruins find themselves heading to Game 6 in Toronto on Sunday night, it’s about time that line gets heated up again. If they don’t, it could be a big reason the B’s have...
Goalies can single-handedly swing playoff series and win Stanley Cups, but they can’t do it all in one night. Tuukka Rask appears to be doing his darnedest on Thursday night, however, after a sterling first period against an obviously desperate Toronto Maple Leafs team.
Rask made 19 saves in the first period of Friday’s game, some more spectacular than others. When the dust settled...
Bruins fans entering TD Garden will likely walk by a statue outside of the arena depicting one of the most famous moments in the club’s and the league’s history. That statue of Bobby Orr‘s Stanley Cup-winning goal in 1970 has a little added meaning on Friday.
That’s because Friday marks the 43-year anniversary of the Bruins legend’s Cup-winning goal against the St. Louis...
Let the movement begin. Bruins fans need to UNITE against the DREADED seventh game because….
They are hazardous to your health.
They are sixty minutes of PURE HELL and if they go to OT, the devil will laugh as he waits for your burning soul.
The hospitals in New England will be flooded with Bruins fans suffering from heart issues, high blood pressure, ulcers and heartburn from...
Nazem Kadri celebrates with teammates- (Chris Young/ Canadian Press) BOSTON— For the Bruins, last night’s goal was simple. If they won Game 5 in front of the home fans, they would be moving on to the next round. That was in stark contrast to the goal of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to last night’s game, they were holding on for their dear hockey lives. A loss would send...
Nathan Horton took a big hit in overtime to allow David Krejci to get up ice and eventually score the game-winning goal on Wednesday night in Toronto.
Horton was blasted by a pinching Dion Phaneuf as the Bruins forward poked the puck off the boards and up to his linemate at the B’s blue line. While he was slow to get up from the awkward hit, he told reporters that he felt fine...
Boston Bruins forward #46 David Krejci scores the game winning goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime in game 4, the goal capped off his 2nd career playoff hat trick
The Boston Bruins have put themselves in an excellent position for game 5 tonight at the TD Garden. After a big overtime win in Toronto, the B’s head home with a 3-1 series lead having won both games at the...
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You would think that travel alone would have motivated the Bruins to not play today. One would have thought that winning on Friday and taking a weekend off to rest would have this team play their best on Game 5. One would think that you would want to close out your opponent as quickly as possible.
The third win over the Toronto Maple Leafs was pretty difficult. And yet the Boston Bruins know that the fourth will be even harder.
The Bruins returned to the TD Garden for an optional practice on Thursday, just hours after David Krejci completed a hat trick with an overtime winner that gave Boston a 3-1 lead over Toronto in the best-of-seven playoff series.
You've been here before.
The Bruins have been here before.
But most importantly, goaltender Tuukka Rask has been here before.
Holding a 3-1 series lead by way of David Krejci's overtime goal this past Wednesday, a trip back to Boston tonight gives the Bruins to hammer down the final of four nails needed in the Toronto Maple Leafs' coffin. In other words -...
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,
The moment was immortalized precisely 43 years ago today.
Flashback to May 10, 1970, Boston Garden: The Boston Bruins are leading the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup final three games to nothing and looking for the sweep. The game is knotted at three and the teams are heading into overtime.
A mere 40 seconds into the extra frame, defenceman...
8 a.m.: The Bruins survived overtime in one of the best games we’ve seen in a long time in Game 4 in Toronto, and they’ll get their first chance to close out the series Friday.
The B’s and Maple Leafs return to TD Garden in Boston on Friday night for Game 5 with Boston holding a 3-1 series lead and looking to end their first-round series. The Bruins, when holding a 3-1 series...
Per Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Leafs defenseman Mark Fraser had surgery to repair a fracture to his forehead Wednesday evening.
Fraser suffered the injury during the third period of Game 4 after being struck with a shot from Boston's Milan Lucic.
Michael Grange of Sportsnet reports that the 26 year old defenseman is home, resting comfortably and communicating with teammates...