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Bruins Improve Playoff Position With 2-1 OT Win Over Hurricanes

The Boston Bruins secured two much-needed points in the Eastern Conference wild-card playoff race with a 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. Boston’s two youngest forwards, David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner, scored the goals. Pastrnak’s overtime goal sealed the result. He also picked up the primary assist on Spooner’s first-period tally. The Bruins...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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

The Boston Bruins will aim for back-to-back wins for the first time since March 12 and March 14 when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. Boston has a 1-point lead over the Ottawa Senators for the second wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa, which also has a game in hand on Boston, plays the Florida Panthers on Sunday night. Tuukka Rask will start...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Hurricanes Preview

Despite their recent struggles, the Boston Bruins still are clinging to the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. And they don't plan to relinquish it. Boston hopes goaltender Tuukka Rask will be feeling better Sunday as it begins a road-heavy final portion of its schedule against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Bruins (37-25-13) have underachieved for most of this season...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Bruins dress 50-year old Bob Essensa as a backup

With Tuukka Rask exiting Saturday afternoon’s game against the Rangers early due to dehydration, the Bruins decided to dress a 50-year old Bob Essensa and put him on the bench to backup Niklas Svedberg. Of course this was an act of desperation and to avoid the lunacy that happened a few weeks ago with the Florida […]
Via The Majors National
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Tuukka Rask ‘Fine’ After Leaving Bruins-Rangers Early

BOSTON — Bruins fans had cause for concern when goaltender Tuukka Rask left Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers just 10 seconds into the second period. Rask took himself out of the game and didn’t return after stopping all 14 shots he faced in 20:10 of ice time. Luckily for the Bruins, Rask didn’t suffer an injury and head coach Claude Julien said the Finnish goaltender...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Julien Pleased With Bruins’ Performance Against NHL’s Elite (Video)

To be the best, you often need to beat the best. The Boston Bruins aren’t near the top of the heap this season, but they proved they still could hang with the NHL’s top teams in a pair of impressive performances. After taking the Western Conference-leading Anaheim Ducks to overtime Thursday night, the B’s took care of business Saturday against the East’s top squad with a...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stellar First Period Helps Bruins End Losing Skid With 4-2 Win Over Rangers

BOSTON — The Bruins ended their 6-game losing skid Saturday afternoon with a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers at TD Garden. Three first-period goals and quality goaltending helped Boston secure two much-needed points in the playoff race. The B’s have moved one point ahead of the Ottawa Senators for the second wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa plays the...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston G Rask leaves game early in 2nd

BOSTON (AP) Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has left Saturday's game against the New York Rangers 10 seconds into the second period for an unknown reason. Rask skated over to the bench, spoke with coach Claude Julien and headed down the runway to the dressing room. He was replaced by backup Niklas Svedberg with the Bruins ahead 3-0. The team hasn't made an announcement on Rask's status.
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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

BOSTON — The Bruins aim to end their six-game losing skid (0-3-3) Saturday afternoon at TD Garden against a talented and deep New York Rangers squad. The Rangers became the first Eastern Conference team to clinch a playoff spot with a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, but they still have something to play for. New York has a 1-point lead over the Montreal...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Boston

The New York Rangers (47-19-7) take on the Boston Bruins (36-25-13) at the TD Garden today starting at 1 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG, NHLN Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Stepan-Kreider Miller-Brassard-Zuccarello Hagelin-Hayes-Fast Glass- Moore-Sheppard McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Hunwick Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist–...
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Ducks fly past Boston in OT

BOSTON (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks took advantage of the struggling Bruins and kept control of first place in the Western Conference. Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift Anaheim to a 3-2 victory over Boston on Thursday night. "Our message yesterday was that we needed to turn around the way we are playing and play with some more excitement in playoff-style hockey and I thought...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: ‘No Doubt Goalie Interference’ On Corey Perry’s Tying Goal

BOSTON — The Bruins nearly won in regulation Thursday night, but the Anaheim Ducks forced overtime when Corey Perry deflected a shot from the point past Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask with 39 seconds remaining in the third period. Bruins head coach Claude Julien wasn’t happy the goal was allowed and cited goaltender interference as the reason why. The replay shows that Perry does...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask Makes Pivotal Stop On Nate Thompson In Bruins’ Loss To Ducks (Video)

Even when the rest of the Boston Bruins struggle, Tuukka Rask usually finds a way to stand out. The Finnish goaltender made 29 saves against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday in his career-high 62nd game of the season, and one of them was particularly commendable. During the third period, Anaheim drove toward the net after a Bruins turnover and had a particularly...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Playoff Chances Beginning to Diminish

Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images By Rachel Murphy (@REMBostonsports) As of last night, the Bruins are out of the playoffs. Their playoff chances are quickly slipping out of their grasp. The Ottawa Senators edged forward by a point in the standings to take the wildcard spot that the Bruins had previously inhabited. There are nine games slotted on the schedule remaining for the...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Slippery slope for the Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have now dropped their last four games at the most inopportune juncture of the season. The Bruins, who are currently sliding in and out of the final Eastern Conference Wild Card playoff spot have taken four GIANT steps back this past week. After their latest loss, a 5-3 romping at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightening on Sunday evening, the Bruins will be left on...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Lightning Preview: Boston Ends Tough Road Trip In Tampa Bay

The Boston Bruins have lost four straight games (0-2-2) following a disappointing 2-1 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Boston ends its three-game road trip on Sunday with an early-evening matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, an opponent the B’s have defeated twice already this season. Sunday’s game is the start of a difficult week for the Bruins that...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask makes absurd diving save to rob Dave Bolland

The Boston Bruins earned one point in the standings Saturday night, and they have Tuukka Rask to thank.The B’s were tied with the Florida Panthers late in the third period, but Florida looked like it was about to take the lead when the puck found the stick of a wide-open Dave Bolland in front of the net.[Watch the video here]Bolland tried to jam it home, but Rask dove backwards...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Panthers Notes: Boston’s Tuukka Rask Stellar Again In Shootout Loss

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask did all he could to secure two points for his team Saturday night, but unfortunately for Boston, it wasn’t enough in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner made 24 saves on 25 shots for a .960 save percentage. One of those saves, an incredible stick stop on Panthers forward Dave Bolland...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Tuukka Rask Continues To Keep Bruins In Games (Video)

The Boston Bruins found themselves in another tight contest Saturday night against the Florida Panthers, and while they eventually fell 2-1 in a shootout, they managed to force overtime and earn at least a point. Tuukka Rask was a big reason why. The Bruins goaltender made 24 saves on the night, but none were bigger than his incredible diving stop on Dave Bolland late in third period...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Makes Incredible Desperation Stick Save

GIF: Holy crap, Tuukka Rask pic.twitter.com/eYU6zhlIJM — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) March 22, 2015 Suffice it to say that Tuukka Rask robbing Dave Bolland with the paddle here is a save of the year candidate. This was absolutely incredible and Bolland had to be totally dumbfounded that he was stopped. The post Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Makes Incredible Desperation Stick Save appeared...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tuukka Rask makes absurd diving save

The Boston Bruins earned one point in the standings Saturday night, and they have Tuukka Rask to thank. The B’s were tied with the Florida Panthers late in the third period, but Florida looked like it was about to take the lead when the puck found the stick of a wide-open Dave Bolland in front of the net. Bolland tried to jam it home, but Rask dove backwards and somehow got his...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask Uses Stick To Rob Dave Bolland With ‘Save of the Year’ Candidate

The Boston Bruins lost to the Florida Panthers in a shootout on Saturday night, but they have Tuukka Rask to thank for even getting them out of regulation. The Bruins netminder preserved a tie game late in the third period with this absolutely nasty stick save on Dave Bolland, denying him on what looked to Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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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...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask Makes Incredible Stick Save To Deny Dave Bolland (Video)

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has been on top of his game since Jan. 1 with the third-best save percentage in the NHL. He made another brilliant save in Saturday night’s road game against the Florida Panthers with the score tied 1-1 in the third period. Panthers forward Dave Bolland had an open net at the edge of the crease, but Rask was able to reach back and keep the puck...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Tuukka Rask Handle the Heavy Workload of the Boston Bruins?

Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins saves a shot by Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during a shootout at TD Garden on March 12, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeat the Lightning 3-2. (Mandatory Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Playing 28 out of the last 31 games, Tukka Rask can’t expect significant rest anytime soon in the home stretch of the 2015...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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