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Bruins Must Build On Recent Power-Play Success To Improve Playoff Position

The Boston Bruins dominated on the power play last season and finished with the third-highest success rate of any NHL team. Duplicating that success in 2014-15 was going to be a challenge without 30-goal scorer Jarome Iginla and assistant coach Geoff Ward, but the B’s haven’t been able to score on the power play with any consistency this campaign. Boston ranked in the bottom...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Top Priority At NHL Trade Deadline Should Be Top-4 Defenseman

The Boston Bruins have a few needs as the March 2 NHL trade deadline nears. Those needs include a depth forward who could improve the struggling fourth line and a top-six forward who could play right wing on the first line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic. Even though the Bruins have scored at a lesser rate at even strength and on the power play compared to last season, their top...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins fall apart in 4-3 OT loss to Calgary Flames

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLThe Boston Bruins lost their fourth straight contest with a 4-3 OT loss against the Calgary Flames.Defenseman Matt Bartkowski made his return to the lineup after being scratched for 17 consecutive games. Forward Jordan Caron and defenseman Adam McQuaid sat as the healthy scratches. Tuukka Rask and Karri Ramo faced off between the pipes.The Bruins drew blood...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Power-Play Struggles, Defensive Errors Cost Bruins In Loss To Canucks

The Boston Bruins began their five-game road trip with a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. An abundance of defensive mistakes and an ineffective power play prevented the Bruins from overcoming two-goal deficits in the second and third periods. The B’s will return to action Monday night against the Calgary Flames. Here are three quick takeaways from Bruins-Canucks...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Stars beat Bruins 5-3

At this point in the season every game matters. The Boston Bruins know this, as in years past they have had slow starts, yet always establish themselves as a tough, motivated playoff team. However this past Tuesday, the Bruins lost their third game in their last four appearances to the Dallas Stars. What has happened? The Bruins came into the all-star break on a hot streak, and even...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play Struggles Cost Bruins In 5-3 Loss To Stars

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins’ power play, which was a real strength for the team last season, has been inconsistent and disappointing throughout most of the 2014-15 campaign. The Bruins entered Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Stars with 122 power-play opportunities, at least 25 fewer than every other team in the NHL. Boston had four power plays and nine minutes of ice...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Power Play Finds Success With Spacing, Structure Vs. Islanders (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ second power-play unit arguably has evolved into the No. 1 grouping. The combination of Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson, Carl Soderberg, Dougie Hamilton and Reilly Smith has been strong for much of the season, and they proved Saturday night how dangerous they can be. The B’s second unit found the back of the net on a shot from Bergeron...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins All-Star break season review

Dougie Hamilton is having a breakout season in Boston. (Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Through forty-eight games the Boston Bruins sit in the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with fifty-seven points. This is surprising to many as hockey fans are accustomed to the Bruins being one of the better teams in the East as has been the case over the past few years. Inconsistent...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing Boston Bruins’ 2014-15 Season At NHL All-Star Break

The Boston Bruins’ 2014-15 campaign has been a bit of a roller coaster. The team has just three win streaks of three-plus games, four skids of three-plus games and a 12-11-2 record following a win. Injuries to key forwards and four of their top-six defensemen have contributed to the Bruins’ inconsistency, but the last month of results suggests that Boston is headed in the right...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Fights Gabriel Landeskog (Video)

Being a Minnesota Wild apologist, I was very happy to see this. In my personal opinion, this was long overdue.Finally, someone decided to collect the bill with Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog. For those keeping track at home, this was the first professional fight for Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton.
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Drops Gloves With Gabriel Landeskog, Earns First NHL Fighting Major (GIF)

Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton took part in his first career fight at the NHL level Wednesday night when he dropped his gloves with Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog in the third period. Hamilton fought twice with the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL, and it took him 173 games with Boston for it to happen in the NHL. The 21-year-old defenseman has set career highs...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Avalanche Preview: Boston Aims To Enter All-Star Break With Win

The Boston Bruins won the first game of their short road trip 3-1 over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night and will head into the All-Star break after a matchup with the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. It’s the second and final regular-season meeting between these teams. Colorado forward Daniel Briere scored with less than a second remaining to give his team a 2-1 victory...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rask stops 36 shots to lead Bruins to win over Stars

  Tuukka Rask made 36 saves, and Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist to lead the Boston Bruins past the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Tuesday night. Hamilton assisted on Gregory Campbell's second-period goal that broke a 1-all tie, then scored on a third-period power play. Rask allowed the game's first goal by Vernon Fiddler at 6:46 of the second. Loui Eriksson tied it at 14:17 of the...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask’s Save On Lee Stempniak Negates Bruins’ Defensive Mistake (Video)

Dougie Hamilton made a defensive mistake early in the Boston Bruins’ game against the New York Rangers on Thursday, but luckily, Tuukka Rask was there to bail him out. The B’s got on the board early, but midway through the first period, Hamilton gave them a chance to catch up. The young defenseman underestimated the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Rangers center Kevin Hayes, who blew...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Leafs Preview: Division Rivals Clash At TD Garden To Close 2014

The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs renew their rivalry Wednesday night at TD Garden in the final game of 2014. These Atlantic Division rivals are heading in opposite directions as 2015 nears. Boston has won three of its last four games and appears to be turning a corner after a disappointing start to the 2014-15 campaign. The B’s roster also is getting healthier with the...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Red Wings 3 Stars: Carl Soderberg Tallies Three Points In 5-2 Win

BOSTON — At least one player from each Bruins line and nine players in total tallied a point or more in Monday’s 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden. It was the type of balanced scoring that the Bruins used to rank third in goals scored last season. Boston has averaged four goals over the last four games, which is a good sign for a team that has ranked in the bottom...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets’ Matt Calvert Scores Vs. Bruins On Controversial Play (Video)

Matt Calvert’s goal against the Boston Bruins wasn’t a difference-maker, but it still came with some controversy. During the second period of the Bruins’ matchup with the Blue Jackets on Saturday, Dougie Hamilton sent the puck toward Columbus’ net, where it deflected off Chris Kelly and into the spectator netting at Nationwide Arena. Under NHL rules, the play should...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Enjoying Breakout Season For Boston Bruins

BOSTON — Dougie Hamilton is in his third NHL season despite being just 21 years old. It normally takes several seasons for defensemen to hit their stride after breaking into the top level. The increased size, speed and intelligence of pro players often makes the transition from junior/NCAA hockey to the NHL a difficult one. Hamilton has shown a lot of improvement since his rookie...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins push past struggling Sabres in overtime

Dougie Hamilton celebrates one of his two goals against Buffalo(Photo/Steve Babineau/Getty Images)BOSTON - After going 1-1-1 in the past week on the road, the Boston Bruins returned home to the TD Garden to face the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. Having gone up against a number of powerhouse western conference clubs in the past month, Monday’s opponent for Boston was on the...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Sabres 3 Stars: Dougie Hamilton Scores Twice In 4-3 OT Win

BOSTON — The Bruins escaped Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres with a much-needed win. A goal from Dougie Hamilton (his second of the game) with 1:31 remaining in regulation tied the score 3-3 and forced overtime, where Loui Eriksson scored at 2:15 of the period to secure two points for the B’s. Boston will host the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at TD Garden...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Scores For Bruins 20 Seconds After No-Goal Call (Video)

The Boston Bruins had a goal waved off during the first period of their matchup with the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, but they didn’t waste any time making one count. Just 20 seconds after Reilly Smith’s goal was taken back on a goaltender interference call, defenseman Dougie Hamilton put the puck in the net with a shot right under the crossbar. Loui Eriksson...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Dougie Hamilton Breaks His Own Ankles, Laughs At Replay

Looks like Dougie Hamilton didn’t have his best stuff on this play. Hamilton went for a killer spin-o-rama and totally ate it. Nothing like heel-picking in the ice and setting up and odd man rush for the other team. At least he got a good laugh out of the replay and mixed in a pretty […] The post Bruins Dougie Hamilton Breaks His Own Ankles, Laughs At Replay appeared first on Diehardsport.
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Dougie Hamilton tries to deke, falls down, is embarrassed

Dougie Hamilton tried to make a nifty spin move to create an offensive chance but things didn’t go too well. As he spun, Hamilton wiped out and looked pretty silly. Later, the arena replayed his “move” and Hamilton could sum things up with one choice word. (H/T Pete Blackburn)
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Dougie Hamilton tries to deke, falls down, is embarrassed

Dougie Hamilton tried to make a nifty spin move to create an offensive chance but things didn’t go too well. As he spun, Hamilton wiped out and looked pretty silly. Later, the arena replayed his “move” and Hamilton could sum things up with one choice word. (H/T Pete Blackburn)
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December 17, 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...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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