Ex-Boston Bruins G.M. Peter Chiarelli meeting with Oilers

It didn't take long for Peter Chiarelli's phone to ring.Chiarelli was fired as the Boston Bruins general manager on April 15, and has already been contacted by the Edmonton Oilers. With the recent announcement that Bob Nicholson was appointed as the new CEO and "the boss of everything," the Chiarelli development is intriguing for Edmonton. It is not immediately clear what the plans...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin is Leading the Charge for the Resurgent Capitals

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates with the puck against Boston Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) When people watch the Washington Capitals of this season, they see a balanced, efficient defensive team with a high octane...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  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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23 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  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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26 days ago  |  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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26 days ago  |  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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26 days ago  |  Discuss

David Pastrnak Among Bruins’ Favorites For ‘Cuts For A Cause’ (Video)

The Boston Bruins will feel a little lighter when they take the ice against the Anaheim Ducks next Thursday. That’s because the squad will take part in the 8th annual “Cuts for a Cause” charity event Tuesday night at Boston Park Plaza Hotel. The event always has drawn its fair share of participants, but this year, Bruins alternate captain Patrice...
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March 21, 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

Anders Lindback Makes 44 Saves In Sabres’ 2-1 Shootout Win Over Bruins

BOSTON — The Buffalo Sabres avoided a sweep of their season series with the Bruins after winning 2-1 in a shootout Tuesday night at TD Garden. The Bruins dominated puck possession, spent the majority of play in the attacking zone and tallied 95 shot attempts through regulation and overtime. A lack finish, which has haunted the Bruins throughout the season, was among the main reason’s...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins fall to Sabres 2-1 in a shootout

Johan Larsson assisted on the Sabres' game tying goal early in the third periodThe Bruins and Sabres took to the Garden ice on Saint Patrick's Day after both teams were defeated by the Washington Caps on back to back nights on Sunday and Monday. Buffalo was playing for two things: pride and Connor Mcdavid (the projected #1 overall draft pick this summer). The Bruins on the other...
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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

Andy Brickley: Ryan Spooner, Loui Eriksson Stepping Up For Bruins (Video)

One of them is a young gun hoping to earn a permanent spot on the Boston Bruins’ roster. The other is a proven veteran hoping to prove his worth in his second year with the club. Ryan Spooner and Loui Eriksson are at different stages in their careers, but both have stepped up their game during the Bruins’ recent win streak. Spooner tallied two goals in a 3-1 win over the Ottawa...
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March 12, 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

Flames Goalie Karri Ramo Denies Daniel Paille’s One-Time Attempt (Video)

Daniel Paille was on a hot streak entering Thursday night, having scored two goals in his last three games. Karri Ramo made sure that trend didn’t continue. Paille’s Boston Bruins already led the Calgary Flames 1-0 in the first period when Loui Eriksson found Paille for a short-range one-timer that seemed earmarked for the net. Yet Ramo had other plans...
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March 05, 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 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

Report: Bruins Listening on Seidenberg and Eriksson

The NHL Trade Deadline is in two weeks and the Bruins pot has been officially stirred. According to Nick Kypresos of Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, the Bruins are willing to trade Dennis Seidenberg and Loui Eriksson.
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February 18, 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...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Eriksson scores winner in 3rd as Bruins earn win over Islanders

  Loui Eriksson scored the go-ahead goal with 7:34 left in the third period and Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots to lift the surging Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders Saturday night for their ninth win in 12 games. Patrice Bergeron added a first-period, power-play goal for the Bruins, who have collected points in 14 of their last 16 games (10-2-4). John Tavares...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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