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Niklas Svedberg’s Impressive Start Vs. Devils Wins Amica Coverage Play Of The Week

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week, and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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

The Boston Bruins and Arizona Coyotes square off Saturday evening at TD Garden in each team’s final game before Monday’s NHL trade deadline. The Coyotes have several players who could be moved at the deadline, but so far, the team hasn’t announced that any of them will be scratched for Saturday’s contest. In lineup news, the Bruins assigned goaltender Jeremy Smith back to...
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3 days ago  |  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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes-Bruins Preview

Tuukka Rask has played a major role in the Boston Bruins' recent dominance over the Arizona Coyotes, but it's unknown if he'll be available for the next matchup. An illness forced the goaltender to end a lengthy streak of appearances in the Bruins' latest game, and he'll try to get well enough for their attempt to avoid their longest home losing streak in five seasons Saturday. Boston...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg Shows ‘Mental Toughness’ In Bruins’ Win Vs. Devils (Video)

The Boston Bruins need a solid backup goaltender behind Tuukka Rask, and Niklas Svedberg made a strong case for the job Friday night. The 25-year-old Swede wasn’t perfect, but his 29 saves on 31 shots were enough to help the B’s earn a 3-2 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils. On a night when Rask got the game off after making 18 straight appearances, it was just what the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spooner scores 1st NHL goal, Bruins beat Devils in OT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead. Daniel Paille and David Pastrnak scored for Boston, which won for only the second time in nine games (2-5-2). Niklas Svedberg had 29 saves starting for the ailing Tuukka Rask, who...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spooner's first NHL goal gives Bruins OT win over Devils

  Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead. Daniel Paille and David Pastrnak scored for Boston, which won for only the second time in nine games (2-5-2). Niklas Svedberg had 29 saves starting for the ailing Tuukka Rask, who had played in the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Spooner Scores First Career NHL Goal In Bruins’ OT Win Over Devils (Video)

The Boston Bruins increased their lead to four points over the Florida Panthers for the final wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. The Bruins will return to TD Garden for the final game of their back-to-back Saturday night against the struggling Arizona Coyotes. Here are three takeaways from Bruins...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg Answers Call Early For Bruins Against Devils (Video)

Tuukka Rask got a well-deserved rest Friday night, and Niklas Svedberg didn’t miss a beat. The Boston Bruins’ backup goaltender got the start in net for the first time in over a month against the New Jersey Devils, but if there was any rust due to lack of action, he didn’t show it. Svedberg stopped all 16 shots he faced in the first two periods, allowing his team to jump...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins goalie Rask scratched for game against Devils

  Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has had his streak of playing in 18 straight games snapped. Rask was not feeling well at the Bruins' morning skate Friday and he did not dress for the game against the New Jersey Devils later that night. He had started 16 of the last 18 games. Niklas Svedberg started in goal for the Bruins. His last start was on Feb. 10 against Dallas and he was...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask scratched for Devils game

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has had his streak of playing in 18 straight games snapped. Rask was not feeling well at the Bruins' morning skate Friday and he did not dress for the game against the New Jersey Devils later that night. He had started 16 of the last 18 games. Niklas Svedberg started in goal for the Bruins. His last start was on Feb. 10 against...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Backup Goalie Struggles Forcing Bruins’ Tuukka Rask To Take On Heavy Workload

For the first time in several seasons, the Boston Bruins have a weakness at the backup goaltender position. Over the last four years, backups such as Anton Khudobin, Chad Johnson and current starter Tuukka Rask have provided much-needed relief to prevent the No. 1 goalie from taking on a workload too heavy. Here’s a look at the performance of recent Bruins backup goalies, excluding...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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

The Boston Bruins have shown improvement on the road since the beginning of January with a 4-1-1 mark in their last six games away from TD Garden. The B’s will have a chance to build on that success Friday night in Vancouver when they begin a five-game road trip — their longest of the season — against the Canucks. Tuukka Rask is expected to start in net for the Bruins. He...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Stars beat Bruins 5-3

At this point in the season every game matters. The Boston Bruins know this, as in years past they have had slow starts, yet always establish themselves as a tough, motivated playoff team. However this past Tuesday, the Bruins lost their third game in their last four appearances to the Dallas Stars. What has happened? The Bruins came into the all-star break on a hot streak, and even...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Benn’s Two Goals Propels Stars To 5-3 Win Over Bruins

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins ended their homestand with a 5-3 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night at TD Garden. The Bruins came back from deficits of 1-0 and 3-1, but they were unable to score a tying goal in the third period. Backup goaltender Niklas Svedberg gave up three goals — two scored by Dallas forward Jamie Benn — and was pulled at the beginning of the second period...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Goalie Niklas Svedberg Will Start In Net Against Stars

BOSTON — Niklas Svedberg will start in net when the Boston Bruins take on the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night at TD Garden, head coach Claude Julien confirmed. Svedberg hasn’t played for Boston since he shut out the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 8. Tuukka Rask had made 11 straight starts for the Bruins and went 7-3-1. Svedberg was sent to the Providence Bruins on a conditioning loan...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Recall Niklas Svedberg, Assign Malcolm Subban To Providence

The Boston Bruins announced Monday that goaltender Niklas Svedberg has been recalled from his conditioning loan with the AHL’s Providence Bruins. Goaltender Malcolm Subban was assigned to Providence. Svedberg has been Tuukka Rask’s backup in Boston throughout the season, but with the Bruins’ No. 1 goalie playing so well in January, it made sense to give Svedberg some playing...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Svedberg sent to Providence on conditioning loan; Subban recalled

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLBackup goalie Niklas Svedberg has been sent down to the Bruins’ AHL team in Providence on what GM Peter Chiarelli has called a ‘conditioning loan.’ 
Head coach Claude Julien told reporters after today’s practice that Svedberg’s transaction was most likely only a temporary thing, aimed to getting him some playing time before a tough stretch of...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Recall Goalie Malcolm Subban, Send Niklas Svedberg To AHL On Conditioning Loan

The Boston Bruins recalled top goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban on Friday and sent backup goaltender Niklas Svedberg to the Providence Bruins (AHL) on a conditioning loan. Boston plays Saturday at TD Garden against the Los Angeles Kings and then it has three days off before a Wednesday night road game against the New York Rangers. After that game Boston doesn’t play against...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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

The Boston Bruins have played six straight games without losing in regulation (3-0-3) and find themselves back in a wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference as a result. Boston’s latest win was a 3-0 shutout over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night at TD Garden. The B’s dominated the Devils with a 43-14 shots on goal advantage. In fact, the 14 shots Boston gave up...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Bruins/Devils postgame interviews

Zdeno Chara, Niklas Svedberg, and Claude Julien talk following the Bruins 3-0 win over New jersey Thursday night.
Via BruinsLife
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucic, Svedberg carry Bruins to shutout victory over Devils

  Milan Lucic scored two goals, and Niklas Svedberg earned his second NHL shutout behind three periods of stifling Boston defense as the Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Thursday night. Svedberg faced only 14 shots. Boston held New Jersey to three in the opening period and four in the second, three coming on a late power play that did nothing to spark the Devils. David Krejci...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Faceoff Struggles Among Takeaways From Bruins’ Loss To Blue Jackets

The Boston Bruins were unable to extend their win streak to three games Saturday night. The Original Six club lost 6-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena, dropping its December record to 4-6-2. This was the fourth game in which the B’s allowed six or more goals this season. Here are five takeaways from the loss. 1. Patrice Bergeron Extends Point Streak To Three Games...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Blue Jackets Live: Niklas Svedberg Starts In Net For Boston

6:45 pm: The Boston Bruins have won three of their last four games and will aim to continue their climb up the Eastern Conference standings when they play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Saturday night. Backup goalie Niklas Svedberg will start for the Bruins. He’s 4-4-0 with a .925 save percentage and a 2.24 goals against average in 10 appearances. He beat the...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Blue Jackets

It’s not a coincidence that the Boston Bruins have started to play better with a more healthy lineup. First-line center David Krejci and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara both played well in Tuesday’s win over the Nashville Predators and are starting to hit their stride after missing more than 15 games because of injuries earlier in the season. The only regular not able to play is...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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