Bruins Wrap: Boston Falls To Capitals In Fight-Filled Preseason Finale

Boston Bruins fans might want to circle Nov. 5 on their calendars. After the display the Bruins and Washington Capitals just put on, the teams’ first matchup of the regular season could be a very entertaining one. The Bruins wrapped up their preseason schedule Friday night by falling to the Capitals in a highly physical game that featured more fights than goals. Loui Eriksson...
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Marchand notes early change in Bruins' team chemistry

Brad Marchand turned some heads early in training camp when he told reporters that the Bruins were a team divided last season, but just a few weeks into the preseason, it seems Marchand is noticing a change as far as team chemistry goes. That change comes in a little bit of a microcosm, as Marchand said the line featuring Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson and himself is starting to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson Hoping To Hit Another Level With Bruins After Bounce-Back Season

BOSTON — The Loui Eriksson we saw last season is the player Bruins fans can expect to see more of as we enter the 2015-16 NHL campaign. The veteran winger had to deal with a few injuries, including two concussions, in his first season with the B’s. He also had to adjust to a different style of play, new teammates and the pressure that comes from playing in an Original Six...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson ‘Of Course’ Was Sad To See Carl Soderberg Leave Bruins

BOSTON — The Bruins broke up their potent Swedish connection this July when they shipped Carl Soderberg to Colorado. Loui Eriksson, Soderberg’s linemate for much of last season, was sad to see his fellow countryman go. “Of course,” Eriksson said Friday after completing his first on-ice practice of Bruins training camp. “We had some really good games together, and he...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Have Flexibility At Right Wing With Players Like David Pastrnak (Video)

When it comes to right wing, the Boston Bruins have some flexibility. David Pastrnak, Jimmy Hayes, Loui Eriksson and Brett Connolly all have the ability to play at right wing, which is a positive for the Bruins heading into the 2015-16 season. But that’s not the only spot they can play at. “You like guys who can play both sides, and I think there are a couple of guys on this...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins' Beleskey: 'I don't think I'm here to fill anyone's spot'

It's always easy for NHL fans to compare traded players to the personnel who replaces them on a given team. In Boston, fans often lament how Loui Eriksson has never come close to putting up the points totals that Tyler Seguin, the player the Bruins lost in the Eriksson deal, produces. But new acquisition Matt Beleskey said he won't hold himself to the comparative standards that...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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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May 06, 2015  |  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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May 05, 2015  |  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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May 04, 2015  |  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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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Capitals Preview: Goalie Showdown Expected In Washington

The Boston Bruins still control their own destiny in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but they don’t have any easy matchups in their three remaining regular-season games. The first challenge is Wednesday night against the Washington Capitals, an opponent with two wins by a combined score of 6-0 in two previous meetings with Boston this season. “This is a good time of the...
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April 08, 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

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-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

Goal of the Night: You Decide!

Tuesday night had some great action throughout the NHL as we close in on the end of the regular season. In particular there were two goals score that were highlights of their own. First up we have Kevin Hays of the New York Rangers, who uses his big body to make his way to the net and beat New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak. The other highlight reel goal we saw on Tuesday was...
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March 11, 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

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
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