Penguins’ Improved Defense Could be Dangerous in the Playoffs

Craig Cunningham #22 of the Arizona Coyotes moves the puck between the defense of Paul Martin #7 and Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on March 28, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images) Defense, defense, defense. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a team that is known for its high powered offense, fast-paced play...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Losing Kris Letang Might Doom Pittsburgh Penguins’ Playoff Hopes

Craig Cunningham #22 of the Arizona Coyotes moves the puck between the defense of Paul Martin #7 and Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on March 28, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) During the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes, star defender Kris Letang was severely injured. Losing Letang was...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Bruins’ deadline moves

NHL Bruins Twitter Now that the always eventful deadline wind has passed by, it’s time to sit down and evaluate the moves that Peter Chiarelli made.Working with limited cap availability, the Bruins made several moves before the trade deadline. Some fans were left scratching their heads as to why Chiarelli has made these moves. We will break them down one by one.Let’s start with...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes claim forward Craig Cunningham off waivers

Photo by Maddie MeyerThe Arizona Coyotes have claimed forward Craig Cunningham off of waivers, per Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney.Cunningham was placed on waivers by the Bruins on March 1 after being a healthy scratch for the last four games. The 24-year-old has two goals and one assist in 32 games with the Bruins this season. Cunningham was drafted by the Bruins in the fourth...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Coyotes Claim Bruins Center Craig Cunningham Off Waivers

Boston Bruins center Craig Cunningham didn’t clear waivers Monday because he was claimed by the Arizona Coyotes, per TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Cunningham, who was named Providence Bruins (AHL) captain earlier in the season, was a healthy scratch for Boston over the last five games. Brian Ferlin and Jordan Caron have played at the wing spots on the...
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

B's fall to the Blues 5-1 in sixth straight loss

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLThe Bruins lost their sixth straight game with a disastrous 5-1 fall against the St. Louis Blues.Tonight's healthy scratches were Daniel Paille, who has been struggling mightily all season, and Craig Cunningham - both of whom usually slot in on the fourth line. Tonight's contest also marked the NHL debut of forward Brian Ferlin.It was Jake Allen of the...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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

The Boston Bruins will start Malcolm Subban in net for his NHL debut Friday night against the St. Louis Blues. B’s head coach Claude Julien also will mix up his fourth line. Jordan Caron and Brian Ferlin (who’s also making his NHL debut) will enter the lineup and Daniel Paille and Craig Cunningham will be healthy scratches. Boston faces a tough matchup against a Blues team that...
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Shake Up Fourth Line As Jordan Caron, Brian Ferlin Enter Lineup

When the Boston Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2011 and 2013, head coach Claude Julien was able to roll four lines. This kind of depth helped alleviate some of the burden on the top-six forwards, and Julien even had enough trust in his fourth-line forwards to play them for about 10 minutes each in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final against the Vancouver Canucks. We started...
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Prizefighter Middleweights III draw results for this weekend

Prizefighter Middleweights III favorite Luke Keeler will face Luke Crowcroft in the quarterfinals in at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Saturday. Check out the full Prizefighter draw results for the tournament this weekend. Keeler meets Crowcroft in the third quarterfinal and that means he could face second favorite and local star Jack Arnfield in the final as he faces Mick Hall...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Return To Practice Ahead Of Important 5-Game Road Trip

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins returned to practice Wednesday after a disappointing 5-3 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night at TD Garden. The Bruins will head out on the road for a five-game trip beginning Friday that includes games against the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks. The Oilers are only team...
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tommy Langford training camp notes; ready for showcase on Feb 14th Ormond-Flanagan card

Middleweight prospect Tommy Langford reflects on his training camp for his first ten round contest against Wayne Reed at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on February 14th. Birmingham-based Langford 11-0-0, originally from Devon, goes against Reed 11-9-0 in the chief supporting fight to the Stephen Ormond v Terry Flanagan clash. The unbeaten middleweight remarked, “All my sparring is...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Blackledge returns on Feb 28th; Ricky Skelton headlines

Luke Blackledge (18-2-2) kicks off his 2015 campaign with a six round contest at Guild Hall Preston on February 28th. Opponent is yet to be confirmed but after a previous walkover victory over Bulgarian, Konstantin Alexandrov 3-4-0 in Blackburn on November 22nd, Blackledge is hoping for a better test for him on the night. The fight is part of a VIP Promotions show with headlining...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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

BOSTON — The Bruins and Los Angeles Kings will square off Saturday night for their last meeting of the regular season and the only one played at TD Garden. The Bruins are expected to use the same lines and pairings from Thursday’s 5-2 win over the New York Islanders with the exception of right wing on the fourth line. Jordan Caron skated with Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille...
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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

The Dallas Stars will enter the All-Star break after a tough Tuesday night matchup with the Boston Bruins at America Airlines Arena. Dallas had a slow start to the season, but it’s improved over the last few weeks with points in seven of their last 10 games, including a two-game win streak. The Stars are just four points behind the Calgary Flames for the second wild-card playoff...
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Practice Notes: B’s Focused On Entering All-Star Break On High Note

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins returned to practice Friday at Ristuccia Arena as they prepare to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday at TD Garden. Boston extended its win streak to five games Thursday night with a 3-0 win over the New York Rangers. The Bruins have three more games before the NHL schedule pauses for the All-Star break. “We like our game as of late...
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Takeaways From Bruins’ 3-2 Overtime Win Vs. Penguins

The Boston Bruins were outplayed throughout Wednesday’s road game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but they didn’t let frustration prevent them from battling back and earning a much-needed win in overtime. Boston will return to TD Garden for a Thursday night matchup versus the New Jersey Devils in the second game of a back-to-back. 1. Milan Lucic-Patrice Bergeron-Dan Paille...
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Faceoff Struggles Among Takeaways From Bruins’ Loss To Blue Jackets

The Boston Bruins were unable to extend their win streak to three games Saturday night. The Original Six club lost 6-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena, dropping its December record to 4-6-2. This was the fourth game in which the B’s allowed six or more goals this season. Here are five takeaways from the loss. 1. Patrice Bergeron Extends Point Streak To Three Games...
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Reilly Smith Or Craig Cunningham? staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then completely...
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) Brett Sutter check on Craig Cunningham

It almost looks like Minnesota Wild forward Brett Sutter caught Cunningham with an elbow in the chops. You make the call. That being said, it didn't look like interference to me.
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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

The Boston Bruins will be without their top-line center for Tuesday night’s road game against the Nashville Predators. David Krejci will miss his 11th conseuctive game, per Steve Conroy of The Boston Herald. Krejci has played in just 11 of Boston’s first 30 games this season, and the team’s offense scores more than a goal per game when he’s in the lineup. Krejci’s absence...
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Weekly: Desperately seeking success

After going 1-4-1 in the past two weeks, and posting a 3-5-2 record in their last ten games, the Boston Bruins are still trying to find a way to turn things around. The recent slump currently has Boston sitting at sixth in the Atlantic Division, and slipping closer to the .500 mark with an overall record of 15-13-2. At their current spot, the Bruins are just outside the playoff...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Cunningham A Good Fit Among Bruins’ Bottom-Six Forwards

BOSTON — Craig Cunningham exhibits many of the qualities fans have come to expect from the Boston Bruins’ traditional style of hockey. He plays a tough, physical game, while also being fundamentally sound enough defensively to be trusted with tough zone starts and some penalty killing duty. Cunningham goes to the dirty areas to win possession, finishes his checks and goes...
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Practice Report: David Krejci Will Travel With B’s On Road Trip

BOSTON — David Krejci participated in his fifth consecutive practice Monday at TD Garden and will accompany the Boston Bruins on their three-game road trip that begins Tuesday against the Nashville Predators. Bruins head coach Claude Julien said he “hopes” Krejci will play at some point on the road trip but couldn’t give a definitive answer. Krejci was part of a four-man...
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Senators 3 Stars: Boston’s Craig Cunningham Scores First Career NHL Goal

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have just two wins in their last nine games, but unlike many of their recent defeats, they were able to secure a point from Saturday afternoon’s matchup with the Ottawa Senators. The Bruins had a 16-7 shots on goal advantage in the third period and overtime combined, including a 3-on-1 scoring chance in the extra frame. Boston lacked finish, which has...
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators Line Change Leads To Craig Cunningham Near Miss (Video)

Craig Cunningham came this close to potting his second goal of the game Saturday afternoon. Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton took advantage of an Ottawa Senators line change to feed Cunningham with a long pass down the right side. The rookie raced in on Robin Lehner and fired a shot over the netminder’s left shoulder, but the puck deflected off the crossbar and out of...
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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