Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Blues

The Boston Bruins will look to snap out of their potentially disastrous late-season swoon Friday night against a St. Louis Blues team that’s allowed a grand total of one goal over its last five games. The Blues have been red-hot of late, outscoring opponents 15-1 during their current five-game win streak as they jockey with the Dallas Stars for the top spot in the Central Division...
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruins To Shave Heads For Charity At Ninth Annual ‘Cuts For A Cause’

Every wanted to act as your favorite Boston Bruins player’s personal barber? For the ninth consecutive year, the team is giving you that chance. Center Patrice Bergeron and 98.5 The Sports Hub are teaming up to host the ninth annual “Cuts for a Cause” benefit, which allows fans to bid for the right to shave the head of a Bruins player or Sports Hub personality. The event is...
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: B’s Stanley Cup Odds Unchanged After Trade Deadline

BOSTON — The moves the Bruins chose to make at Monday’s NHL trade deadline neither improved nor harmed their chances of hoisting the Stanley Cup this season, according to oddsmakers at Bovada. On Feb. 2, the online sportsbook had Boston pegged as a 25-1 long shot to win the Cup. Those odds remained unchanged on Tuesday, despite the fact that the retention of winger Loui Eriksson...
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Lightning

BOSTON — Two crucial points will be up for grabs Sunday evening as the Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning do battle at TD Garden. The B’s and Bolts enter the game in a de facto tie for second place in the Atlantic Division with 74 points apiece. The Lightning, who own the tiebreaker, won 6-3 on Oct. 12 in their lone visit to Causeway Street this season, and the Bruins responded...
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins on the road

The Boston Bruins short road trip has been going pretty well for them thus far. They beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Feb. 11 to kick the trip off and then they went into Minnesota and beat the Wild 4-2 on Feb. 13. The only bump in the road thus far was their 6-5 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Feb. 14. In their game against the Jets, it was Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and Brett...
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Bruins

The character of the Minnesota Wild continues to be tested amid one of the roughest stretches in club history.Mired in their worst-ever home slide, the Wild look to avoid matching the team record with an eighth consecutive loss overall Saturday against the Boston Bruins, who are looking for a season-high sixth straight road victory.Loser of 12 of 13 and stuck in an 0-4-3 hole at...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruins Wrap: Boston Wins Wild One In Winnipeg To Open Road Trip

The Boston Bruins kicked off their six-game road trip with a doozy Thursday night, knocking off the Winnipeg Jets in a game that featured eight goals, three fights, 75 shots on net and two Winnipeg goaltenders. Patrice Bergeron led the way with two goals, Brett Connolly added a career-high three assists, and Tuukka Rask stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced as the Bruins pulled...
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Connolly Rewards Claude Julien For Faith With Game-Winning Goal

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien held Brett Connolly out of Saturday night’s game as a healthy scratch, but afterward, he made one point very clear: He’s not close to giving up on the slumping winger, subpar statistics be darned. “It doesn’t mean we’re totally unhappy with him,” Julien said after the Bruins had to battle to knock off the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets...
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Connolly's late 3rd-period goal lifts Bruins past Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Brett Connolly redirected Zdeno Chara's shot from the point with 1:54 left, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. Connolly tipped the wobbly shot and one-hopped the puck past Michel Neuvirth for his seventh goal of the season. Brad Marchand scored a goal for the fifth straight game and Patrice Bergeron also scored...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruins Wrap: Boston Survives Questionable Goal Ruling, Beats Flyers 3-2

The Boston Bruins blew a third-period lead against the Philadelphia Flyers for the third time this season Monday night, but this time around, they were able to recover. Wayne Simmonds scored twice for the Flyers to erase a two-goal deficit, but Brett Connolly tipped a shot past goaltender Michal Neuvirth with less than two minutes to play to give Boston a 3-2 win. The victory was...
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Max Talbot’s Goal Result Of Persistence, Puts Bruins On Board Vs. Habs (Video)

The Boston Bruins found some offense from an unfamiliar face Tuesday night, when Max Talbot potted his second goal of the season. Talbot’s goal was the result of some persistence in the offensive zone, including a nice boost from Brett Connolly’s forecheck. NESN’s Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley broke down the play before the play in the Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind. Check...
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Rangers

The Boston Bruins officially will reach the halfway point of their season Monday night as they visit the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Perhaps the must thrilling game of the Bruins’ season to date came against these same Rangers, with Boston scoring twice in the final four minutes to pull out a stunning 4-3 win on Black Friday. The Bruins are expected to ice the same...
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: Shootout Win Brings B’s Within One Point Of First Place

BOSTON — Less than three weeks ago, the Bruins trailed the Montreal Canadiens by 13 points in the Atlantic Division standings. Now, after Sunday’s shootout win over the New Jersey Devils, just one point separates the longtime rivals. “You go from out of a playoff spot to where we are right now, it’s exciting,” forward Landon Ferraro said after Boston took down New Jersey...
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Impressive Shift Late In First Period Gives Momentum To Bruins (Video)

Coming off a disappointing shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers, the Boston Bruins were looking for a jump start early on Friday against the Calgary Flames. However, the Flames were the ones who found their groove early. But the line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Brett Connolly came to the rescue late in the first period, swinging momentum back to the Bruins. Hear NESN’s...
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: Brett Connolly Snaps Slump; Frank Vatrano Fits In On First Line

BOSTON — The Bruins and New York Rangers play two more times this season. We recommend you circle those dates on your calendar. The first meeting of the season between the B’s and Blueshirts had it all: plentiful scoring, occasionally excellent goaltending, a late-game comeback and plenty of controversy — oh, so much controversy. How much? Well, the news conferences following...
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Wild

BOSTON — Expect to see yet another line tweak Thursday as the Bruins host the Minnesota Wild at TD Garden. Based on the reported combinations at Wednesday’s practice, the Matt Beleskey-Patrice Bergeron-Brett Connolly first line that was torched in Boston’s loss to the San Jose Sharks has been scrapped. Both Beleskey and Connolly were dropped to the third line and replaced...
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Marchand’s Hustle, Commitment To Dirty Area Leads To Power Play Goal (Video)

We already knew Brad Marchand was a tough-nosed defender, but his willingness to get dirty in the slot led to a power play goal. Zdeno Chara and Brett Connolly, who both assisted on the play, also deserve credit, but it was Marchand’s commitment to getting knocked around that put him in position to knock a rebound home. NESN’s Dale Arnold and Billy Jaffe broke down the goal in...
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Classic Cycling, Brett Connolly’s Hard Work Sets Up Zdeno Chara’s Goal (Video)

The Boston Bruins got off to another good start Thursday night. Some classic cycling got the puck to Brett Connolly, who took his time and allowed for his teammates to get to the net. And on his second try from the point, Zdeno Chara knocked the puck in for an early 1-0 lead for the Bruins. Hear NESN’s Dale Arnold, Barry Pederson and Billy Jaffe break down the goal in the video...
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Colin Miller’s Neutral Zone Work Leads To Bruins Goal Vs. Washington (Video)

Behind every nice goal there’s a nice play that makes it happen. Colin Miller was responsible for that play Thursday. The young Boston Bruins defenseman managed to make a play on the puck in the neutral zone and get it out wide to Brett Connolly on the wing. With the quick transition, Connolly had space to fire a shot and Jimmy Hayes was there to net the rebound. NESN’s Andy...
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins F Brett Connolly shows support for injured college hockey player

Boston Bruins forward Brett Connolly used his day off on Monday to show support for a college hockey player suffering from a serious injury. According to a GoFundMe page, Jason Stephanik -- a sophomore forward for the SUNY Geneseo hockey team -- has been hospitalized due to a fracture to the back of his skull and bleeding in his frontal lobe. The GoFundMe page said Stephanik has...
Via Fox Sports
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tweet of the Moment 10/31/15

Brett Connolly scored the GWG & Jonas Gustavsson made 21 saves as #NHLBruins earned a 3-1 win in Tampa: — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 1, 2015 The Bruins know what’s up. It’s a Saturday night. It’s Halloween. It’s the time change. There are going to be plenty of people awake at this hour to read this tweet. The Bruins have a good understanding...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Brett Connolly Thriving On Line With Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien has shown a greater willingness to shake up his line combinations this season, and perhaps no player has benefited from it more than Brett Connolly. Connolly began the season on Boston’s third line and was a complete non-factor, managing just one point (an assist) over the Bruins’ first four games. Julien held him out of the lineup entirely...
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New chance on different line helps Brett Connolly finally establish NHL rhythm

Brett Connolly struggled to break through at the NHL level with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and a trade deadline deal which sent him to the Bruins last March gave Connolly an opportunity to start fresh. Instead, Connolly suffered an injury in practice before he was ever able to get into a game with the Bruins and never really found a rhythm with the team last year.This year, he started...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins get first home win of the season with 6-0 thrashing of first place Coyotes

David Krejci and Brett Connolly celebrate their first period goal Photo Via Brian Babineau, Getty Images For the first time in five tries, the Boston Bruins finally got their first home win of the 2015-2016 season on Tuesday night with a 6-0 victory over the young and surging Arizona Coyotes.The Bruins clearly built off of the momentum they gained in Friday night's win against the...
Via BruinsLife
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

David Krejci Steals Puck, Scores Nifty Breakaway Goal To Open Scoring (Video)

David Krejci’s quest for the Art Ross Trophy continued Tuesday. The Boston Bruins centerman zipped across the ice to pick up a loose puck in transition and quickly caught Arizona Coyotes defenders on their heels. With Brett Connolly slotted to his right, Krejci made a bee line down the left wing, swapped between his back and forehand and lifted a shot into the corner of the net...
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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