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Bruins could set bar too high for new D-man Irwin

The Boston Bruins' current options on defense look a bit thin considering many of their blue-liners seem to be third-pairing talent. But one question mark will be Matt Irwin, the newly acquired 27-year-old defenseman who is about to enter his fourth season in the league. Since Irwin is still relatively inexperienced at the NHL level, there is a chance he could develop into a higher...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins hoping personnel changes lead to growth

The Boston Bruins finally gave their team the shake-up that management threatened for years. Gone are Milan Lucic, Dougie Hamilton, Gregory Campbell and Carl Soderberg. Instead, there's Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, Zac Rinaldo and Matt Irwin. While Bruins GM Don Sweeney did keep some of the team's core players such as Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, Sweeney...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins are still talking with free agent defensemen

The Boston Bruins may not be finished adjusting their defense. The club is reportedly in conversations with several free agent defensemen, but ultimately it will all come down to finances. Via Mass Live, the Bruins may have missed out on Johnny Oduya, but they’re still speaking with other options. Those options haven’t been specifically named, but the report speculates the...
Via Bloguin Best
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins are still talking with free agent defensemen

The Boston Bruins may not be finished adjusting their defense. The club is reportedly in conversations with several free agent defensemen, but ultimately it will all come down to finances. Via Mass Live, the Bruins may have missed out on Johnny Oduya, but they’re still speaking with other options. Those options haven’t been specifically named, but the report speculates the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney: Boston Bruins Might Not Be Done Adding Free Agents

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins’ opening-night roster might still look significantly different from the one you see July 17. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said Friday the door remains open for the team to add additional free agents before the 2015-16 regular season begins this October. “There are still players out there that may fit,” Sweeney said after the...
Via NESN.com
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Blue Line Projections After Signing Of Defenseman Matt Irwin

The Boston Bruins signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract last week, which added another body to an already crowded blue line. The 27-year-old veteran tallied 19 points in 53 games for the San Jose Sharks last season. Irwin also has been a pretty good possession player with an even-strength Corsi-for percentage above 50 in each of his three NHL seasons. That said, he’s...
Via NESN.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins sign D Matt Irwin to 1-year deal

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract worth $800,000. The 27-year-old Irwin had eight goals and 11 assists in 53 games for the Sharks last season, his third in San Jose. He spent four seasons with the Worcester Sharks of the AHL, scoring 22 goals with 66 assists. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, native played...
Via AP on Fox
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Ink Irwin To One-Year Deal

The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman, Matt Irwin, to a one-year $800,000 deal. 
Via CLNS Radio
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Sign Defenseman Matt Irwin To One-Year, $800K Contract

The Boston Bruins bolstered their blue line Friday. The Bruins announced they’ve signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract worth $800,000. Irwin, who played his college hockey at UMass-Amherst, has spent his entire three-season NHL career with the San Jose Sharks. Irwin, 27, appeared in 53 games with the Sharks last season, scoring eight goals and adding 11 assists....
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Assessing Sharks’ Pending UFA’s

With the Sharks now fully invested in general manager Doug Wilson’s team rebuild, and owner Hasso Plattner essentially voicing his confidence in the executive, the team is now tasked for what’s ahead of them. Besides the draft and finding a new coach, this of course includes the re-signing of free agents and signing of possible new free agents. The Sharks list of free agents...
Via BaySportsNet
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Burns scores winner in shootout to lift Sharks past Flyers

  The San Jose Sharks kept losing defensemen while continuing to stop the Flyers. Matt Irwin and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation, and Brent Burns got the winning goal in the shootout to lead San Jose to a 3-2 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday. San Jose lost defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic in the first period due to a lower-body injury and finished the game with just four blue...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Burns scores winner in SO to lift Sharks past Flyers, 3-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Matt Irwin and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation, and Brent Burns got the winning goal in the shootout to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux scored and Jakub Voracek had a pair of assists for the Flyers, who fell to 3-10 in shootouts this season. Voracek upped his total to 76 points...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Burns scores winner in SO to lift Sharks past Flyers, 3-2 (The Associated Press)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Matt Irwin and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation, and Brent Burns got the winning goal in the shootout to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks shut out Canadiens to stop their 8-game home losing streak

  Ben Smith scored just hours after being acquired by San Jose in a deadline deal and the Sharks shut out Montreal for the third straight meeting in a 4-0 win over the Canadiens on Monday night. Joe Pavelski, Matt Irwin and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who snapped an eight-game home losing streak by beating the top team in the Eastern Conference. Alex Stalock made...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks snap 8-game home skid with 4-0 win over Canadiens

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Ben Smith scored just hours after being acquired by San Jose in a deadline deal and the Sharks shut out Montreal for the third straight meeting in a 4-0 win over the Canadiens on Monday night. Joe Pavelski, Matt Irwin and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who snapped an eight-game home losing streak by beating the top team in the Eastern Conference...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators-Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks' longest home losing streak in nearly 20 years has put their chances of qualifying for an 11th straight playoff berth in jeopardy. Suddenly, the Ottawa Senators are giving their postseason hopes a boost with help from an unexpected source in net. San Jose looks to avoid an eighth consecutive home defeat while preventing the Senators from winning a season-high...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rinne helps Predators beat Sharks for season-high 6th straight win

  Pekka Rinne made a season-high 42 saves, and the Nashville Predators extended their winning streak to a season-high six straight games by beating the San Jose Sharks 5-1 Tuesday night. The Predators scored five unanswered goals for the win. Craig Smith scored twice, and Shea Weber scored and had an assist. Paul Gaustad and James Neal each had a goal, Mike Ribeiro had two assists...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Niemi's 33 saves lead Sharks to victory over Canucks

  Antti Niemi made 33 saves Thursday night as the San Jose Sharks defeated the listless Vancouver Canucks 5-1. Matt Irwin, Melker Karlsson, Joe Pavelski, Andrew Desjardins and Chris Tierney, with his first NHL goal, scored for San Jose. Brent Burns and Logan Couture each added two assists. Tierney also tacked on an assist. Radim Vrbata had the only goal for Vancouver and Ryan Miller...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Antti Niemi's 33 saves lead San Jose 5-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Antti Niemi made 33 saves Thursday night as the San Jose Sharks defeated the listless Vancouver Canucks 5-1. Matt Irwin, Melker Karlsson, Joe Pavelski, Andrew Desjardins and Chris Tierney, with his first NHL goal, scored for San Jose. Brent Burns and Logan Couture each added two assists. Tierney also tacked on an assist. Radim Vrbata had the only...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks-Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks couldn't have asked for a better start to the season's second half. The Chicago Blackhawks just dominated the NHL's best team, too. San Jose tries to keep building Saturday night against the visiting Blackhawks, who are seeking a sixth win in eight matchups in the series. The Sharks (26-17-6) defeated league-leading Anaheim 6-3 on Thursday in their first action...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks need shootout to overcome Ovechkin's pair for Capitals

  Matt Irwin and John Scott were unlikely goal-scorers, and the previously stingy San Jose Sharks finally sprung a leak or two Tuesday night before coming away with a 6-5 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals. The Sharks led 3-0 in the first period, 4-1 in the second, and 5-3 late in the third before Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored 1:16 apart to tie the...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Defining Moments On Rangers’, Kings’ Road To Stanley Cup Final

The New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings will square off in a seven-game playoff series for the first time when they play Game 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. Both teams traveled a long and difficult road en route to the Cup Final. Los Angeles played 21 of a possible 21 games and needed to win three Game 7s on the road to win its third Western Conference title in...
Via NESN.com
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting is alive and well in the NHL as we prepare for Olympic hockey

With the Olympic break upon us it just doesn’t feel the same knowing that there likely will be little to no fighting during International play. That’s why we’re here to bless you with some of the best fights from the best fighters of the 2013-14 season thus far. Enjoy. We start with an absolute slugfest between Cody McLeod and Zenon Konopka that took place in Colorado earlier...
Via Fight Booth
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks open early lead, hold on to beat Blues, sweep season series

Joe Pavelski scored the first of three straight goals by San Jose, and Antti Niemi stopped 20 shots to lead the Sharks to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. San Jose completed a season sweep of the Blues, winning all three games by a combined 16-7. St. Louis has lost two in a row after winning eight of 11. Matt Irwin, Brent Burns and Marty Havlat added goals for...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Sharks beat Blues 4-2 to sweep season series

ST. LOUIS -- Joe Pavelski scored the first of three straight goals by San Jose, and Antti Niemi stopped 20 shots to lead the Sharks to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. San Jose completed a season sweep of the Blues, winning all three games by a combined 16-7. St. Louis has lost two in a row after winning eight of 11. Matt Irwin, Brent Burns and Marty Havlat...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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