Poll: Was Firing Peter Chiarelli The Right Move For The Bruins?

The Boston Bruins’ season came to a premature end last week when a three-game losing streak officially knocked the team out of the playoffs for the first time since 2006-07. In one of the first of what feels like many moves to comes, the team announced Wednesday that general manager Peter Chiarelli was relieved of his duties. Shortly after the initial...
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Puck Movement Created Quality Scoring Chances Vs. Lightning

Despite not finding the back of the net in the first period Saturday, the Boston Bruins put plenty of pucks in front of it. The B’s outshot Tampa Bay 10-6 in an opening frame that saw the team play with as much energy as they’ve shown all season. NESN’s Billy Jaffe praised Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and Reilly Smith for their first period efforts against the Lightning...
April 11, 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...
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Sign Miami (Ohio) Forward Austin Czarnik To Entry-Level Contract

The Boston Bruins have signed Miami University (OH) forward Austin Czarnik, the player announced via Twitter. He was able to sign with any team as an undrafted college free agent following the Redhawks’ loss to Providence on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament. Excited to be a part of the Boston Bruins organization! Thank you @MiamiOH_Hockey and @MiamiUniversity for the best 4 years...
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Has Reilly Smith Been So Bad This Year?

Jared Wickerham / Getty Images By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) Reilly Smith was a nice surprise for the Bruins last season. After scoring 20 goals and adding 31 assists for 51 points, he was expected to have something of a breakout year this season. Except that hasn’t happened. You’d need more than two hands to point to who’s to blame for this Bruins season, but one of those...
Via The Hockey Guys
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards does not hold back on Bruins' recent struggles

The Johnny Boychuk trade still has many scratching their heads according to Jack Edwards. Photo: Alex Trautwig/Getty In a recent interview on WEEI (93.7 FM) Jack Edwards was his candid self, spitting hot fire about the current status of the Boston Bruins as well as their uncertain future. Hosts DJ Bean and ESPN’s Joe McDonald asked Edwards about a variety of topics, all of which...
Via BruinsLife
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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

The Boston Bruins return to the ice Sunday evening against the Tampa Bay Lightning less than 22 hours after losing 2-1 in a shootout to the Florida Panthers. There are a few lineup changes of note heading into Bruins-Lightning. Zach Trotman was recalled from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis Sunday. The 24-year-old defenseman will enter Boston’s lineup because Dougie...
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Lose 2-1 In Shootout To Panthers, Remain In Wild Card Playoff Spot

The Boston Bruins lost their ninth shootout of the season in a 2-1 defeat to the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask played very well and made 26 saves, but he received very little offensive support. The Bruins have scored a total of 10 goals in their last six games wit a 2-2-2 record ni that span. The B’s complete their weekend back-to-back and three...
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Reilly being Reilly

Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The Bruins had the momentum back. Ryan Spooner had just buried a one timer on the 5 on 3 powerplay to tie the game at 3-3. The Bruins still had an additional minute-plus of 5 on 4 to add to the momentum. On a casual clear out by the Ottawa Senators, Zdeno Chara retrieved the puck behind the net and passed it off to Reilly Smith just behind...
Via BruinsLife
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

A Case for Reilly Smith’s Extension with the Boston Bruins

Reilly Smith #18 of the Boston Bruins skates against TJ Brodie #7 of the Calgary Flames at the TD Garden on March 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) The trade deadline came and went without the Boston Bruins making a big splash. Following that, the team made a couple of contract extensions, one for defenseman Torey Krug for...
Via The Sports Journal
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli Makes All Too Familiar Move

View image | The 2014-2015 regular season campaign of the Boston Bruins is nearing its conclusion and the outcome is still very much up in the air. It is taking everything the Bruins have amidst injuries and inconsistent sloppy play to keep off the storm behind them coming after the eighth playoff spot. As the Bruins begin their stretch run towards the end of what...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli: Short Contracts Will Motivate Torey Krug, Reilly Smith (Video)

Torey Krug and Reilly Smith have stepped up for the Boston Bruins this season, and both were rewarded with contract extensions Friday. But despite the fact that the 23-year-olds are a couple of the B’s top performers, Smith was given a two-year extension, while Krug was extended only one year. The reason? The two want to be better than they already...
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Reilly Smith inks 2 year extension

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images Fans can expect to see Reilly Smith wearing the Spoked-B for another two years. Smith, set to become a restricted free agent this summer, signed a two year contract extension with the Bruins on Mar. 6 for an annual cap worth of 3.425 million dollars. Smith will receive 3.35 million in the first year, and receive 3.5 million in the...
Via BruinsLife
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Reilly Smith Welcomes Pressure New Contract Extension Brings

BOSTON — Bruins winger Reilly Smith was one of the four players the team acquired from the Dallas Stars in the Tyler Seguin trade, and he’s made a positive impact in his 145 games with the Original Six club. The Bruins signed Smith to a two-year contract extension that carries a salary cap hit of $3.425 million. His current deal expires at the end of this season. Smith has...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins sign Justin Hickman, extend Torey Krug, Reilly Smith

Bruins extend Smith and Krug. (Photo/Getty Images)Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced on Friday, March 6, that the club has signed defenseman Torey Krug to a one-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season worth a cap figure of $3.4 million and forward Reilly Smith to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season worth an annual cap figure of...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Spooner’s emergence will force the Bruins hand

MARK ZALESKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS Torey Krug and Reilly Smith signed their extensions today, which is good news for Bruins fans who wanted these players back. While the move clarifies a bit more about the Bruins’ offseason cap structure, there are still quite a few unknowns. The biggest unknown is Carl Soderberg. Do Krug and Smith’s extensions spell the end of Carl’s time...
Via BruinsLife
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Bruins’ Spacing Or Reilly Smith’s Pass? 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. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Announce Contract Extensions For Torey Krug, Reilly Smith

The Boston Bruins on Friday announced contract extensions for Torey Krug and Reilly Smith. The Bruins announced they signed Krug to a one-year extension through next season with a salary cap hit of $3.4 million. The club signed Smith to a two-year extension for $3.425 million. Both players were set to be restricted free agents following the 2014-15 season. Thumbnail photo via Robert...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting Boston Bruins’ Lines, Pairings After 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins made three trades on Monday’s NHL trade deadline and acquired two players, right winger Brett Connolly and center Max Talbot, who will make an impact in the near future. The Bruins decided not to pay steep prices on the trade market to acquire rental players, so they will hope the current roster is good enough to secure a playoff spot and go on a...
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Stellar Performance From Patrice Bergeron Line Propels Bruins To Win Vs. Coyotes

BOSTON — The Patrice Bergeron line has been the Bruins’ best all season, and that was again the case in Saturday’s 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. Brad Marchand, Reilly Smith and Bergeron combined for six points and turned defense into offense by taking possession of the puck, executing a clean breakout, entering the attacking zone with speed and capitalizing...
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Reilly Smith’s Pass Sets Up Quality Bruins Scoring Chance Vs. Coyotes (Video)

Some strong footwork from forward Reilly Smith helped advance the play and create a scoring chance for the Boston Bruins in the first period of their game against the Arizona Coyotes. Smith set his feet and bounced a pass off the side boards to Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron raced up the ice and found winger Brad Marchand, who fired a wrist shot that rang off the crossbar. The scoring...
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Looking For Elusive Win In Second Game Of Back-To-Back (Video)

The Boston Bruins have played in their fair share of games on back-to-back days this season. The first game usually has gone well; the second, not so much. The B’s are 7-2-2 in the first game of back-to-backs this season but just 2-6-2 on the back end. Boston took care of business Friday night with a 3-2 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils, and they’ll look to buck the trend...
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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

The Boston Bruins have a difficult stretch of games ahead and finish February with a back-to-back against two non-playoff teams in the New Jersey Devils and Arizona Coyotes. They are two winnable games with four important points at stake, and there is no room for error with the Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers trailing the Bruins by two and four points, respectively, for...
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Quick-Strike Offense Vs. Oilers Wins Amica Coverage Play Of The Week 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...
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Blackhawks Notes: Patrice Bergeron, Fourth Line Impress In 6-2 Win

The Boston Bruins needed their best players to show up in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks and Patrice Bergeron rose to the challenge at both ends of the ice. He opened the scoring in the first period with the 200th goal of his NHL career and also earned two assists, one on Dougie Hamilton’s power-play goal and the other on Reilly Smith’s tally. Bergeron...
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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