Boston Bruins on Paper: More physical play required against Red Wings' "Gauntlet"

From the time a hockey player is in his early teens, the Gauntlet Drill is one of the most intimidating practice rituals in all of the sport.There are two variations of this drill, the first being when the coaches have the players form two lines parallel to each other in close proximity then have players take turns handling the puck between the lines while the players on either side...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Game 1 Loss To Red Wings Filled With Bright Spots (Video)

The Boston Bruins dropped Game 1 of their playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings 1-0, but despite the outcome, the tight game was actually filled with plenty of positives for the Black and Gold. With Matt Bartkowski, Kevan Miller, Daniel Paille and Chris Kelly all sidelined for the first game with injuries, Jordan Caron, Corey Potter Andrej Meszaros and Justin Florek filled...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartkowski and Miller return for practice; Danny Paille skates, Chris Kelly does not

The Bruins are one step closer to getting some bodies back in action.After missing Game 1 Friday night vs the Red Wings, defensemen Matt Bartkowski and Kevan Miller both returned to practice Saturday afternoon with team at the TD Garden.This is the first time Bartkowski has skated on the ice since the regular season finale back on April 13. Miller had come back Thursday to participate...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Practice Report: Kevan Miller, Matt Bartkowski Return; Chris Kelly Absent

BOSTON — The Bruins returned to practice Saturday afternoon looking for ways to generate more scoring chances against a stingy Detroit Red Wings defense that kept the B’s scoreless by clogging the middle of the ice and dominating puck possession. The shutout loss was Boston’s first in the playoffs since Game 1 of the 2011 first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens. Game...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins on Paper: Projected lineups and injury report vs Detroit Red Wings

The Boston Bruins are a bit banged up heading into their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings - more banged up than the Wings, in fact - which after battling the injury bug all season long, would be a welcome change for coach Mike Babcock's charges.Forwards Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille and defenseman Matt Bartkowski appear to still be on the shelf...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruin Injury Report: Who's in and out for game one

The Bruins are a little banged up heading into game one tonight against the Detroit Red Wings, although luckily none of their major components are among those on the shelf.Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille and Matt Bartkowski are all expected to miss tonight's opening playoff game. Kelly has been nursing a back injury that kept him out of the last three games of the regular season,...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille Would Be Significant Losses For Bruins (Video)

When the Boston Bruins open the Stanley Cup playoffs Friday against the Detroit Red Wings, they might be doing so without two of their most experienced forwards. Third-line center Chris Kelly and fourth-liner Daniel Paille both are nursing injuries and could sit out Game 1 against the Wings. Their absence would leave a void not only in the bottom-six forward group but also on the...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Red Wings Live: B’s, Wings Begin First-Round Series At TD Garden

8 a.m.: The most wonderful time of the year has arrived, which means the Stanley Cup playoffs are about to begin in Boston. The Bruins will open their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night at TD Garden. The B’s and Wings will be the final matchup to get underway in the NHL’s second season after the playoffs opened in the other matchups on Wednesday...
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Bruins Practice Report: Kevan Miller Returns; Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly Absent

BOSTON — The Bruins’ blue line was bolstered at Thursday’s practice by the return of Kevan Miller after a two-day absence, but two forwards and a defenseman were still unable to take the ice. Third-line center Chris Kelly, fourth-line winger Daniel Paille and young D-man Matt Bartkowski were absent from Thursday’s skate, and Bruins head coach Claude Julien didn’t say whether...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Battling the flu and injuries, four B's absent from Wed. practice

With the Bruins having dealt with the flu going around the locker room the past 24 hours, the focus has shifted back to the practice ice at Ristuccia Arena as the Bruins gear up for Game 1 at the Garden Friday night versus the Red Wings.On Tuesday, the Bruins were without Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson, Kevan Miller, Matt Bartkowski and Andrej Meszaros for practice, who were all...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Multiple Bruins dealing with fly; no update on Daniel Paille

Multiple Bruins are dealing with the flu, Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Tuesday’s practice. Missing from the practice were Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille, Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson, Matt Bartkowski, Andrej Meszaros and Kevan Miller. Julien would not specify which Bruins have the flu and which were battling other ailments, but Kelly, Paille, Bergeron and Miller all missed...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Playoff Experience Could Be Major Factor In Team’s Postseason Run

BOSTON —  There are no real certainties in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Odd bounces or running into a hot goaltender can spell doom, and having the best team doesn’t always guarantee success. But it doesn’t hurt to enter the postseason with playoff experience, and that’s something the Bruins have in spades. The B’s will begin their latest attempted Stanley Cup run on Friday...
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Bruins' lose Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron against Sabres', Chris Kelly also out

The Boston Bruins lost forwards Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron on Saturday afternoon during a game against the Buffalo Sabres.Dan4th Nicholas-Wikimedia commonsPaille was skating  during the third period, he got hit in the head by Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe. Paille fell to the ice and stayed down for several seconds before trying to stand up. He managed to stand up but almost...
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Boston Bruins clinch President's Trophy with dominating win over Sabres

So....The Boston Bruins clinched the President's Trophy on Saturday and the home ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs that comes with it, courtesy of a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres, but may have paid a heavier price than they needed to.With Chris Kelly already out of the lineup with back issues, Daniel Paille joined Patrice Bergeron in leaving the contest...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins inching closer to President's Cup; Visit Winnipeg tonight

The race for the President's Cup has taken a turn to the west, as the Anaheim Ducks have overtaken the St. Louis Blues in the race for the top seed in the Western Conference, and sit just two points behind the Boston Bruins for the best record in the league.The Bruins' lead over the Ducks in the race to secure home ice throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs by earning the best...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kelly Day-To-Day With Back Spasms, Expected To Be Ready For Playoffs

Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly hasn’t had a very easy season, and the veteran forward has hit another bump in the road. Kelly played only one shift in the third period of the Bruins’ shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, and that’s because he’s dealing with back spasms, Boston head coach Claude Julien revealed Thursday. Julien labeled Kelly as “day-to...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Recall Forward Ryan Spooner From Providence

The Boston Bruins recalled forward Ryan Spooner from the AHL’s Providence Bruins on an emergency basis Wednesday, and he will meet the team in Winnipeg for Thursday night’s game against the Jets. Spooner’s speed and playmaking skill allow him to play at center or on the wing, which means he could replace veterans Jarome Iginla or Chris Kelly in the lineup. Kelly picked up an...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Bruins ‘Being Cautious’ With Injury Chris Kelly Suffered Against Wild (Video)

The Boston Bruins fell to the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday night, and after the game Claude Julien told NESN’s Jamie Erdahl that Chris Kelly suffered some sort of injury in the third period. Kelly played only one shift in the third, and Julien wouldn’t give any specifics about the injury that was sustained but he did divulge that the team was “just being cautious...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins - Flyers highlights (video)

After stuttering a bit in back-to-back road games versus the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, the Bruins got back on the rails Saturday at the Garden by smashing the Flyers to the tune of a 5-2 scoreline.David Krejci, Milan Lucic (2), Johnny Boychuck and Chris Kelly all scored for the home team. Tuukka Rask turned aside 24 shots to pick up his 35th win of the year.With...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Clinch Eastern Conference Title With 5-2 Win Over Flyers

You can add Eastern Conference regular season champions to the Boston Bruins' growing list of accomplishments for the 2013-14 season. Johnny Boychuk, Milan Lucic, and Chris Kelly all scored in the final six minutes of a great afternoon matchup between two playoff-bound teams, as the Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 in Boston to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Top dogs: 5-2 win over Philly clinches #1 seed in the East for Bruins

It took a bit of time and some extra effort, but in the end, it was always going to be Boston's afternoon.The Bruins smashed the Philadelphia Flyers in their penultimate home game of the regular season, beating the Flyers for the second time in less than a week 5-2 behind goals from David Krejci, two from Milan Lucic, Johnny Boychuck and Chris Kelly.Tuukka Rask turned aside 26...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Third Line Impresses Once Again In Win Over Devils (Video)

All four lines are rolling right now for the Boston Bruins, as the team has outscored its opponents 40-14 during their 10-game win streak. But it’s the B’s third line of Chris Kelly, Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson that continues to impress with its production as Kelly recorded his second goal in three games on Tuesday night. The depth they boast even has Jack Edwards and Andy...
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Third Line Dominates In Victory Over Capitals (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ third line of Loui Eriksson, Chris Kelly and Carl Soderberg has been steadily improving throughout the season, and the trio’s performance in Thursday night’s 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals was fantastic. They combined for two points (one goal, one assist), six shots on goal and a plus-3 rating. With the Bruins holding a 1-0 lead in the second period...
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kelly: New Bruins Defenseman Andrej Meszaros ‘Will Fit In Extremely Well’ (Video)

The Boston Bruins added two defensemen to their roster at Wednesday’s trade deadline without having to give up any players from the NHL roster. Corey Potter was claimed off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers and Andrej Meszaros was acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers via trade for a conditional 2014 third-round pick. Meszaros knows a couple of the Bruins already, including Zdeno...
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kelly On Bruins’ Recent Success: ‘Good To See’ Results Of Hard Work (Video)

After a 22-game absence, Chris Kelly returns to the Boston Bruins lineup tonight for their game against the Florida Panthers. The veteran forward suffered a fractured fibula on Dec. 7 during a win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kelly worked extremely hard to get back into game shape following his injury, but he noticed he wasn’t the only member of the team who had picked up the...
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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