Swedes Dominate Canada, Lead 3-0 After 20

Canada’s worst period of the World Championships saw them allow three goals to the Swedes, going 3-0 after a period of action. The Tre Kronor would hear their goal horn for the first time in the game five minutes in. Dan Hamius lost a puck battle with Loui Eriksson behind the net, giving Sweden a good scoring chance. Eriksson, who scored a hat-trick against Latvia a few days ago...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair of Bruins combine for four goals at IIHF World Championships (GIFs)

Although the Bruins are not in the playoffs, two Bruins players were stars on the ice at IIHF World Championships Monday. Loui Eriksson recorded a hat trick in Team Sweden's 8-1 win over Latvia, while Torey Krug scored a power-play goal in a huge 4-2 win for Team USA over Russia. Both Krug and Eriksson were named their respective teams' player of the game. Krug's goal broke what...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson Scores Three as Sweden Smashes Latvia 8-1

Sweden’s offense didn’t take a backseat on Monday, following up a 6-1 win over Austria with an 8-1 destruction over Latvia. The Latvians showed some early muscle, but it would be a goal by the Swedes that would get the game started off offensively. While on the power-play, the Swedes were put in a tough situation when the Latvians had a 2-on-1 opportunity. Fortunately for the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson Scores Hat Trick In Sweden’s Win Over Latvia At World Championships

Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson scored a hat trick for Sweden in its 8-1 win over Latvia in Monday’s preliminary round game at the 2015 IIHF World Championsips. His first goal was scored on a shot from a tight angle and gave Sweden a 1-0 lead. Loui Eriksson picks up his first goal at #IIHFWorlds http://t.co/Inh1STRfFq— Weekend at Bergy's (@weekendatbergys) May 04, 2015 Eriksson...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Soderberg On Impending Free Agency: Bruins Are ‘First Choice’

Carl Soderberg finished his second full season with the Boston Bruins on Saturday. The Swedish center primarily played in the third-line center role and tallied 44 points (13 goals, 31 assists) in 82 games. The 29-year-old forward is able to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. “I don’t know. I don’t think anyone knows,” Soderberg said of his impending free agency...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson’s Dirty Work Leading To Much-Needed Bruins Offense (Video)

Loui Eriksson’s first season in Boston was a difficult one. The former Dallas Stars winger struggled with concussions and wasn’t able to contribute the same sort of production he was known for in Dallas. This season is a different story, though. Eriksson has appeared in 78 of 79 games this season and has been able to regain his scoring touch. Eriksson has 21 goals this season...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Beat Leafs 2-1 In Shootout, Earn Two Important Points In Playoff Race

BOSTON — The Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in a shootout Saturday night at TD Garden. The win keeps the B’s in a third-place tie with the Detroit Red Wings in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins have a 3-day break before returning to game action Wednesday in Washington against the Capitals. Here are three takeaways from Bruins-Leafs: 1. Bruins Use New-Look Fourth Line...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins used the same lines at Saturday’s morning skate that they used to score three goals in the third period of Thursday’s 3-2 comeback win over the Detroit Red Wings. Brett Connolly, who played right wing on the fourth line for most of Thursday’s matchup, skated at right wing with Milan Lucic and Ryan Spooner. He replaced 18-year-old rookie David...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Jaffe: Bruins’ Loui Eriksson Having ‘Understated’ Season (Video)

Loui Eriksson might never win the approval of some Boston Bruins fans for being involved in the trade that sent Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars, but this season should help change their minds. In what has proved to be a rather tumultuous season, the Bruins winger’s play on the third line has stood out. Eriksson has 20 goals in 76 games — both highs...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Practice Report: Brett Connolly Takes Contact; Lines Mixed Up A Bit

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins practiced Wednesday with a few different line combinations than what they have used in the previous four games since David Krejci returned to the lineup last Thursday. Krejci left the Patrice Bergeron line and returned to his natural center spot alongside Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson. Reilly Smith left the Soderberg/Eriksson duo and moved back...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson’s 200-Foot Game Invaluable To Bruins During Playoff Push

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson is proving to be a very valuable forward for the Bruins this season. After suffering two concussions during the 2013-14 campaign, his first with the Bruins, it was going to take time for Eriksson to return to normal. Now that he’s healthy and in the lineup consistently, Eriksson is becoming what the Bruins envisioned: one of the team’s most dependable...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Beat Panthers 3-2, Strengthen Position In Playoff Race

BOSTON — The Bruins earned a thrilling comeback win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night with a stellar third period. Boston entered the final 20 minutes of regulation trailing 2-1, but two goals from Ryan Spooner line propelled Boston to a 3-2 victory and increased its chances of reaching the playoffs to 82.8 percent (a 10.2 percent increase), per Sports Club Stats. The...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson’s Nifty Backhand Goal Gives Bruins Lead Vs. Panthers (Video)

There’s a saying that patience is virtue, and Loui Eriksson took that to heart Tuesday night. The Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers were locked in a scoreless tie near the end of the first period at TD Garden when matching penalties led to 4-on-4 action. That’s when Carl Soderberg found linemate Loui Eriksson open near the left side of the net. Rather than shoot right away,...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Losing Skid Reaches Six Games With 3-2 Overtime Loss To Ducks

BOSTON — The Bruins gave up an important point in the playoff race when they couldn’t hold a 2-1 lead over the Anaheim Ducks in regulation Thursday night. The B’s led 2-1 in the final minute, but Ducks right winger C0rey Perry scored on a deflection with 39 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. Anaheim secured two points when captain Ryan Getzlaf scored on a great...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Senators Preview: Crucial Playoff Race Points At Stake In Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators are closing in on the Boston Bruins for the final wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa is just four points back with a game in hand on Boston, and these teams will meet at the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday night for their final regular-season meeting. A victory for the Bruins would give them a six-point cushion with only 11 games remaining...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Sabres Notes: Lack Of Finish To Blame For Boston’s Shootout Loss

BOSTON — The Bruins’ main problem this season, aside from injuries to several key players, has been a lack of finish in the attacking zone. It was again an issue in Tuesday night’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden. The Bruins tallied a season-high 95 shot attempts and tied a season-high with 45 shots on goal. Despite their abundance of shots and plethora...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Bruins Could Prove to be a Dangerous Wild Card Team

Loui Eriksson #21 of the Boston Bruins moves the puck up ice during the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on March 14, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Mandatory Credit: Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images) Whether the Boston Bruins are on a winning streak or losing streak, few teams if any look forward to matching up against them due to the...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Loui Eriksson scores sensational goal

Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson showed off his offensive skill to score a beautiful 4-on-4 goal during the second period of Tuesday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators. Eriksson made a great move to skate past Senators defenseman Cody Ceci and then dangled goaltender Craig Anderson to double Boston’s lead to 2-0. Eriksson has now scored 17 goals and ranks...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Excellent Special Teams Propel Bruins To Win Over Red Wings

BOSTON — The Bruins have been inconsistent on special teams this campaign, but the recent improvement from the power play and penalty killing units is an encouraging sign as the regular season winds down. The Bruins entered Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers in a 1-for-14 slump on the power play. They scored twice with the man advantage against the Flyers and duplicated...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins begin a back-to-back set at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon with a matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers are four points in back of the Bruins for the last wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with two more games played than the Original Six club. It goes without saying that Saturday is as close to a must-win as it gets for the...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Devils Notes: Boston Controls Puck Possession In 3-2 OT Win

The Boston Bruins are one of the NHL’s better puck possession teams, and that was evident in Friday night’s 3-2 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils. The B’s controlled 54.46 percent of shot attempts in all situations and 56.38 percent of even-strength shot attempts. Here’s a look at the score-adjusted Corsi (all shot attempts) chart from Friday’s game. Boston has...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Daniel Paille Scores In Second Straight Game Vs. Devils (Video)

When it rains, it pours. After snapping a goalless drought dating back to Nov. 21 with a goal against the Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille notched his second goal in as many games to put the B’s on the board first Friday night against the New Jersey Devils. Paille’s tally was set up by bad turnover in the defensive zone, as Loui Eriksson picked off a poor...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Unable To Capitalize On Scoring Chances In 2-1 Loss To Canucks

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins controlled the majority of puck possession and created many quality scoring chances Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks at TD Garden. But like so many previous games this season, the B’s were unable to finish these chances and lost 2-1. The Bruins return to game action Friday night against the New Jersey Devils in the first matchup of a back...
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February 24, 2015  |  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...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson Tips In Shot To Put Bruins On Board Vs. Oilers (Video)

The Boston Bruins have been struggling mightily on the power play this season, but they managed to get a goal with the man advantage against the Edmonton Oilers. The B’s were down by a pair in the first period Wednesday when former Bruin Andrew Ference headed to the box for tripping Brad Marchand with two minutes to go in the frame. Boston immediately...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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