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Islanders snap two-game skid with win over Bruins

The Bruins lost the game to the Islanders 3-2 and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara. The 2009 Norris Trophy winner left Thursday night’s game in the first period with an undisclosed injury and didn’t return. Coach Claude Julien said after the game he had no update, but inside the Boston locker room, Chara...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thursday's NHL Capsules

BOSTON (AP) Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The Bruins played the last 50 minutes without captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara, who left in the first period with an undisclosed...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Have Your Parents Sign Your Permission Slip, We’re Going On A Feels Trip. Bruins Lose.

Oh, Johnny Boychuk in an Islanders jersey. Chad Johnson in the opposing net. I thought I was ready for this. I was not. *deep breath* OK, Marshall, you can do this… It looked like Boychuk would open the scoring early with an absolute Johnny Rocket that zoomed past Niklas Svedberg.Fortunately, Anders Lee has buried Matt Bartkowski into the net, causing a goaltender interference...
Via Days of Y'Orr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson stops 30 shots to lead Islanders over Bruins

  Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The Bruins played the last 50 minutes without captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara, who left in the first period with an undisclosed injury...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson Makes Timely Save To Give Islanders 3-2 Win Over Bruins (Video)

The Boston Bruins gave it all they had in the final minutes of their matchup with the New York Islanders, but Isles goalkeeper Chad Johnson kept his team out of trouble. With just over 20 seconds on the clock, the B’s were down by one goal and were being aggressive at the net. Forwards Carl Soderberg and Reilly Smith each made a shot on goal, but Johnson wasn’t letting anything...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Johnson stops 30 shots, Islanders beat Bruins 3-2

BOSTON (AP) Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The Bruins played the last 50 minutes without captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara, who left in the first period with an undisclosed...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk, Chad Johnson top Bruins 3-2

Photo By @NHLBruinsHearing Rene Rancourt’s rendition of “O Canada” normally means a team from north of the border is in town, but on this night the sound of the Canadian anthem echoed through the Garden for a different reason—solidarity. It showed the Bruins—many of whom have direct ties to Ontario and Ottawa—and the city of Boston stand strong with our northern neighbors...
Via BruinsLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Expected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Islanders

BOSTON — The New York Islanders are in town and two former Bruins will play key roles in their chances of defeating the Original Six club Thursday night at TD Garden. Veteran defenseman Johnny Boychuk will face the Bruins for the first time since he was traded to the Islanders on Oct. 4. He’s already made a strong impact on the Isles blue line with two goals and four assists...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Goalie Chad Johnson To Start Against Former Bruins Teammates

BOSTON — New York Islanders backup goalie Chad Johnson will make his second start of the season Thursday night at TD Garden against his former Bruins teammates. Islanders head coach Jack Capuano confirmed the news during his morning availability. Johnson is 1-0 with the Isles in two appearances. He’s posted a 2.25 goals against average and a .897 save percentage. The 28-year...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders improve to 2-0 with win over Hurricanes

The cheers were loud and hearty and often. And on this historic night, they were deserved. The Islanders gave the fans at the Coliseum a reason to celebrate in the final home opener at this old hockey barn on Saturday night, with their much-hyped team delivering a fast and physical brand of hockey. It ended with a decisive 4-3 win over the Hurricanes, starting the last season as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: New York Islanders

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the New York Islanders  By: Annie Shean (@JustPuckIt) 2013 Season: 34-37-11  79pts – (8th Metropolitan Division; 14th Eastern Conference) Free Agents Signed: Cory Conchar, Buffalo (LW/RW) Jaroslav Halak, Washington Capitals...
Via The PensNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders season capsule

NEW YORK ISLANDERS LAST SEASON: 34-37-11, 79 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing eighth in Metropolitan Division and 14th in Eastern Conference. COACH: Jack Capuano, fifth season with Islanders (118-120-39). ADDED: G Jaroslav Halak, G Chad Johnson, C Cory Conacher, RW Jack Skille, LW Harry Zolnierczyk, C Mikhail Grabovski, LW Nikolai Kulemin. LOST: G Evgeni Nabokov, D Radek...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 New York Islanders Preview: Goaltending Upgrades Increase Playoff Chances

The New York Islanders failed to make the playoffs last season after re-energizing their fanbase with a postseason appearance in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Poor goaltending was one of the primary reasons why New York failed to make the playoffs. The Isles ranked 28th with a 3.15 goals against average and struggled to consistently kill penalties. After making significant...
Via NESN.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Boston Bruins

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Boston Bruins. By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) Boston Bruins 2013-14 Season: 54-19-9 117 points – (1st Atlantic Division; 1st Eastern Conference) While the Bruins did not add any NHL players this offseason, they did sign...
Via The PensNation
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg Has Sights Set On Earning Bruins Backup Goalkeeper Role

Chad Johnson signed with the New York Islanders in free agency this offseason, and the Boston Bruins now need someone to stand behind Tuukka Rask in the backup goalkeeper role. Niklas Svedberg wants to be that man. “I’m going to try to have a good camp here and deserve a spot,” Svedberg told reporters Tuesday after his first day back on the ice for informal practices at Ristuccia...
Via NESN.com
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tonelli On The New York Islanders

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Tonelli, who won four Stanley Cup championships with the Islanders, thinks the addition of Jaroslav Halak and backup netminder Chad Johnson could be huge for the Isles this season as they try to make it back to the playoffs after a disappointing 26th place finish last year. “I think they made a great move getting some goaltending help. It’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Checking in on the New York Islanders

Last year: 34-37-11, eighth in the Metro Division. Missed the postseason by 14 points. Key additions: Jaroslav Halak, Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin, Cory Conacher, Chad Johnson, T.J. Brennan Key subtractions: Evgeni Nabokov, Radek Martinek (likely) Franchise direction: The Islanders’ rebuild has been very slow, but it really does look like things are starting to change. The...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

FA Frenzy: Islanders sign Chad Johnson

     The Bruins announced earlier this summer that back-up goaltender Chad Johnson would not be returning to play in Boston come next fall. I was saddened by this news, as CJ exceeded my expectations behind Rask last season, but the decision had to be made, and it was time to move on.     Today, at the opening of free-agency, the 28 year old goaltender signed a two-year, $2...
Via BruinsLife
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Bruins Goalie Chad Johnson, Islanders Agree On Two-Year Contract

Chad Johnson was not re-signed by the Boston Bruins after the 2013-14 season, and it didn’t take him long to find a new home when NHL free agency began Tuesday. The veteran goalie has agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Islanders, per Arthur Staple of Newsday. The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin reported the terms of the deal: Terms for Chad Johnson with Islanders...
Via NESN.com
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Sign G Chad Johnson

#482434583 / gettyimages.com #Isles have signed G Chad Johnson. — Daniel Friedman (@DFriedmanOnNYI) July 1, 2014 The New York Islanders made the move to go out and get a solid backup goalie, signing former Bruins G Chad Johnson. This gives the Islanders a great 1-2 combination in net, with Jaroslav Halak as the starter. This has the potential to be one of the league’s best goalie...
Via TopSportsReport
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins could regret losing Chad Johnson

A backup netminder in the National Hockey League may be one of if not the most underrated and most definitely unappreciative positions in all of sports. The Boston Bruins had one of the best in the business this past season and may soon find out just how valuable Chad Johnson was to the team. The Bruins inked goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one way contract on Monday which...
Via isportsweb.com
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Writing on the wall: B's re-sign Niklas Svedberg, Chad Johnson confirms he will not return

The B's are all set in net.General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday night that the Bruins have signed goalie Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract that will make the 24-year-old Sweden native Boston's leading contender to become the backup behind Tuukka Rask heading into the 2014-15 season. Svedberg was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1.Back...
Via BruinsLife
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg Signs One Year Pact With Bruins, Chad Johnson Gone by   Steven Ellis

The Boston Bruins have signed goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one year deal worth $600,000. An accomplished young 24 year old, Svedberg spent most of the 2013-14 season as the starting netminder for the Providence Bruins in the AHL. He went 25-15-4 with a 2.63 goals against average, a .910 save percentage and two shutouts for the minor league affiliate, [...]
Via The Hockey House
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson Confirms He’s Leaving Boston, Says He ‘Loved Everything’ About Bruins

When the Boston Bruins signed 24-year-old goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract on Monday, it became obvious that veteran backup Chad Johnson probably wouldn’t be returning to the Black and Gold for the 2014-15 season. Johnson confirmed that he will leave the Bruins on Monday, via The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin: Chad Johnson acknowledges that he won&...
Via NESN.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Good-bye, I’m Chad Johnson’: Bruins sign Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract

The Chad “Hi I’m Chad Johnson” Johnson era has ended. The Boston Bruins have announced that they’ve signed Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one way contract. In short, it means he’ll be Tuukka Rask’s backup next season and Johnson is hitting the unemployment line. Bruins announce that they've signed Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract for $600,000. — Amalie...
Via Days of Y'Orr
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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