The Boston Bruins Experience Youth Movement During Playoff Push

Hampus Lindholm #47 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against Ryan Spooner #51 of the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on March 28, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) Boston fans may have caught a glimpse of the future when they watched their beloved Bruins take on the Anaheim Ducks Thursday night. With injuries to the likes of Dougie...
Via The Sports Journal
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid Need to Step up in Dougie Hamilton’s Absence

Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins approaches the goal during a shootout against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden on March 17, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Sabres defeat the Bruins 2-1. (Mandatory Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) As if things in Boston couldn’t get any worse.  The Bruins learned they will be without defensemen Dougie Hamilton for a significant period...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Playoff Chances Beginning to Diminish

Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images By Rachel Murphy (@REMBostonsports) As of last night, the Bruins are out of the playoffs. Their playoff chances are quickly slipping out of their grasp. The Ottawa Senators edged forward by a point in the standings to take the wildcard spot that the Bruins had previously inhabited. There are nine games slotted on the schedule remaining for the...
Via The Hockey Guys
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who will replace Dougie Hamilton?

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images This may have been the Bruins’ worst fear after the trade deadline. The Boston Bruins currently find themselves in 9th place, out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. To add fuel to the fire, defenseman Dougie Hamilton has been ruled out “indefinitely,” without a veteran player to replace him. Rookie Zach Trotman has been called...
Via BruinsLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Out Indefinitely Is Huge Loss For Bruins Blue Line

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins have an uphill climb for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with nine games remaining in the regular season. That challenge became much tougher Tuesday when B’s head coach Claude Julien announced that top-pairing defenseman Dougie Hamilton is “out indefinitely” with an undisclosed injury. Hamilton has been Boston’s best defenseman...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton out indefinitely

Shoulder injury sidelines Hamilton (Via NHL Bruins)The hits just keep on coming for the struggling Boston Bruins. Earlier today, head coach Claude Julien spoke to the media updating Hamilton's status.The injury occurred in the shootout loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Hamilton took a big hit in the second period, but briefly returned a short time after. However, prior to...
Via BruinsLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nine more games, do or die for the Bruins

Photo via Scott Audette, Getty Images After a disastrous road trip where the Bruins lost to the Ottawa Senators 6-4, to the Florida Panthers 2-1 in a shootout, and 5-3 to the Lightning on Sunday, it is officially full on panic mode in Boston. Ottawa defeated San Jose on Monday night 5-2 to move ahead of the Bruins for the 2nd wild card spot, and the Sens hold a game in hand.  ...
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Bruins Practice Notes: Dougie Hamilton Remains Out With Undisclosed Injury

It probably shouldn’t come as much surprise, but Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton was nowhere to be seen at practice Tuesday. The Boston D-man was injured during the Bruins’ shootout loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday and also missed the Bruins’ loss Sunday to Tampa Bay with an undisclosed injury. Bruins head coach Claude Julien said at the time Hamilton was set...
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Bruins’ Depth Being Tested By Injuries As They Make Playoff Push (Video)

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has spent the past few seasons trying to create depth within the organization, and now his work is being put to the test. With center David Krejci still sidelined with a partial MCL tear that he suffered Feb. 20 and Dougie Hamilton out as of Saturday with an undisclosed injury, the Bruins will have to search...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Lightning

The Boston Bruins return to the ice Sunday evening against the Tampa Bay Lightning less than 22 hours after losing 2-1 in a shootout to the Florida Panthers. There are a few lineup changes of note heading into Bruins-Lightning. Zach Trotman was recalled from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis Sunday. The 24-year-old defenseman will enter Boston’s lineup because Dougie...
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Boston Bruins Recall Defenseman Zach Trotman From Providence

The Boston Bruins recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from the AHL’s Providence Bruins on Sunday, per AHL transactions. Trotman’s recall is likely related to B’s defenseman Dougie Hamilton exiting Saturday night’s game against the Florida Panthers in the second period and not returning. Boston was forced to play with just five defensemen as a result and ultimately lost 2-1 in...
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Bruins Execute To Perfection On Patrice Bergeron’s Power Play Goal (Video)

The Boston Bruins haven’t had the best success on the power play this season, but they got the job done with some great execution Saturday night. The B’s went on the man-advantage after a Florida Panthers penalty early in the second period, and they wasted little time getting to work. Defensemen Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton set things up with some good puck movement near the...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Answer Questions From Maine Junior Black Bears For Peewee Saturday (Video)

Ever wonder what Torey Krug’s favorite song is? What about Dougie Hamilton’s pregame ritual? The Boston Bruins answered those questions and more for the Maine Junior Black Bears during Peewee Saturday on NESN. Krug revealed that his favorite song is Zac Brown Band’s “Sweet Annie,” while fellow Bruins defenseman Hamilton likes to relax, load...
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5 Rising Young Stars for the Boston Bruins

Young players like 23-year-old Torey Krug (left) and 21-year-old Dougie Hamilton have been stepping up for the Boston Bruins this year. (Mandatory Credit: Jared Wickerham/Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) The 2014-2015 season has been a tough one for the Boston Bruins. With the departures of veterans like Jarome Iginla and Johnny Boychuk and injuries to key players like David Krejci...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli Makes All Too Familiar Move

View image | The 2014-2015 regular season campaign of the Boston Bruins is nearing its conclusion and the outcome is still very much up in the air. It is taking everything the Bruins have amidst injuries and inconsistent sloppy play to keep off the storm behind them coming after the eighth playoff spot. As the Bruins begin their stretch run towards the end of what...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Consistent and clutch: Brad Marchand happy to play the hero for Bruins

Brad Marchand put up a two-goal performance Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers, lifting the Bruins to a 3-2 overtime win. Marchand’s first goal came on the power play, when he tipped in a shot from the point by Dougie Hamilton. That goal tied the game with 14.1 seconds remaining in the game, and would give […] The post Consistent and clutch: Brad Marchand happy to play...
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Puck Dumps 3/6/15

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 05: Dougie Hamilton #27 of the Boston Bruins skates against Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames during overtime at TD Garden on March 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Flames defeat the Bruins 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThe Calgary Flames hadn’t won in Boston since 2003, but they managed...
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Here’s Newest Bruin Maxime Talbot In A Hot Dog Costume

It doesn’t appear like newest Boston Bruin, Maxime Talbot, is going to have any trouble fitting in with his new teammates. When it comes to a good cause, Dougie Hamilton doesn’t even mind dressing like Elsa from Frozen.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
February 23, 2015  |  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...
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames Score Four Unanswered Goals To Beat Bruins 4-3 In Overtime

The Boston Bruins gave up a 3-0 lead and lost 4-3 in overtime to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night to extend their losing streak to four games (0-3-1). Boston had been 91-1-1 in games in which they led by three goals since 2011. The B’s will stay in Alberta for a Wednesday night game against the Edmonton Oilers, the third game in a five-game road trip. Here are three quick takeaways...
February 17, 2015  |  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...
February 14, 2015  |  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...
February 08, 2015  |  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...
Via BruinsLife
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...
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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