Introducing Scoring Chance Contribution and how it affects the Boston Bruins

A relatively new area that we have statistics to analyze is Scoring Chances as provided by WAR on Ice. How do they define a scoring chance? I will let their own blog speak for itself on this subject. At a high level the definition of a Scoring Chance depends on the location and type of shot. WAR on Ice has developed the following danger zones with varying degrees of success for NHL...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Introducing Scoring Chance Contribution and how it affects the Boston Bruins

A relatively new area that we have statistics to analyze is Scoring Chances as provided by WAR on Ice. How do they define a scoring chance? I will let their own blog speak for itself on this subject. At a high level the definition of a Scoring Chance depends on the location and type of shot. WAR on Ice has developed the following danger zones with varying degrees of success for NHL...
Via Bloguin Best
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Assign Matt Lindblad, Zach Trotman To Providence

A couple of young Bruins will be kicking off 2015 in Providence. Boston assigned both Matt Lindblad and Zach Trotman to the P-Bruins, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Thursday. Lindblad, who has skated in just two games with Boston this season, has tallied six goals and six assists in 29 games for Providence this year. The 24-year-old forward has a plus-five rating with...
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins can win back-to-back games for the first time in December on Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators. The B’s were lucky to escape Sunday night’s game at TD Garden with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Buffalo Sabres, and they will need a much better performance to earn a similar result versus a Predators team with an elite goaltender and a...
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

B’s beat Buffalo Sabres 4-3

Photo by Bill Wippert/National Hockey LeagueThe Bruins took a small step in the right direction towards consistency, beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in tonight’s contest.Forward Seth Griffith and defenseman Zach Trotman were tonight’s healthy scratches. Tuukka Rask started in net for the Bruins, with Jhonas Enroth in net for the Sabres.The Bruins went on the power play 5:15 into...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrice Bergeron's Fluky Goal (gif)

In the box score it will read, Patrice Bergeron (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Marchand (11), Zach Trotman (4). In my opinion, it's God Awful goaltending by Niklas Backstrom.
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

B's fall to Ducks, 3-2

Photo by Deborah RobinsonDespite urgency late in the third period, the Bruins fell to the Anaheim Ducks 3-2, in the first contest of their four-game West Coast trip.The Bruins were once again without center David Krejci, who has been battling an undisclosed injury that has forced him out of the lineup for 10 of the last 12 games, as well as for the next four games. Defenseman Zdeno...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Ducks Live: Boston Begins Four-Game Road Trip In Anaheim

The Boston Bruins are aiming to build on the improvements they made in November after a lackluster start to the season. Boston went 8-3-1 last month to vault into a wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The team’s offense, defensive play and goaltending also took positive steps forward. Building on that success in December won’t be easy, though. The Bruins...
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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

The Boston Bruins begin a four-game road trip Monday night against one of the best teams in the NHL. Boston is in Anaheim to take on the Ducks, who despite having to deal with several players battling injuries and illnesses, find themselves tied for the second-best record in the league with 33 points. These teams split the season series 1-1 in 2013-14 with each club winning on home...
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Recall Craig Cunningham From Providence For West Coast Road Trip

The Boston Bruins recalled forward Craig Cunningham from Providence on Sunday, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced. Cunningham, along with defenseman Zach Trotman who was brought up on an emergency basis one day earlier, will join the Black and Gold on their upcoming four-game road trip. Following Friday’s win, head coach Claude Julien told reporters they would likely bring...
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Recall Defenseman Zach Trotman From Providence On Emergency Basis

The Boston Bruins recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Saturday. The 24-year-old has bounced back and forth between Providence and Boston plenty this season, as the Black and Gold have dealt with their fair share of injuries to its blue line. Trotman has skated in nine games with Boston this...
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

B’s face Habs at home, lose 2-0

Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesThe Bruins fell to the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 in tonight’s match, giving the team a 0-3 regular season record against the Habs.Earlier in the day, the Bruins recalled forwards Matt Lindblad and Jordan Caron from Providence, while sending down Zach Trotman – alerting us to the fact that all six defensemen are healthy and able to play, while...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Recall Matt Lindblad, Jordan Caron; Send Zach Trotman To Providence

The Boston Bruins’ lineup for Saturday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens could look a little different than normal. The B’s have recalled forwards Matt Lindblad and Jordan Caron on an emergency basis and also sent defenseman Zach Trotman to the Providence Bruins, Boston announced Thursday. Lindblad has tallied six points (two goals, four assists) in 16 games for Providence...
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Update: Marchand on IR; Caron, Lindblad called up, Trotman sent back down

Photo by Leon Halip/Getty ImagesThe Boston Bruins have placed forward Brad Marchand on the injured reserve, making him unavailable to play in tonight’s match against the Canadiens.Per NESN’s Nick Goss, the Bruins have recalled forward Matt Lindblad from Providence. Lindblad has six points in 16 games with Providence. His call up could mean a possible injury to Milan Lucic, who...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Recall Forward Alexander Khokhlachev On Emergency Basis

The Boston Bruins announced Thursday that center Alexander Khokhlachev has been recalled from the Providence Bruins (AHL) on an emergency basis. He traveled with the team to Columbus for its game Friday against the Blue Jackets. The Bruins recalled defenseman Zach Trotman earlier on Thursday. Bruins top-six forward Brad Marchand (undisclosed ailment) did not travel with the team...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Podcast: Adam McQuaid’s Injury Forces Young Defensemen To Step Up

The Bruins’ blue line has been ravaged by injuries this season. The latest loss came in Tuesday night’s win over the St. Louis Blues when veteran defenseman Adam McQuaid left the game early in the second period and didn’t return. McQuaid will be out of the lineup for six to eight weeks with a broken thumb, the team announced Wednesday, which will force young defensemen Matt...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Recall Defenseman Zach Trotman From Providence

The Boston Bruins have recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from the Providence Bruins (AHL), the team announced Thursday. Trotman, who’s tallied two points in nine games for Boston this season, is expected to be with the team for Thursday’s practice and make the trip to Columbus for Friday’s game against the Blue Jackets. This move isn’t surprising given the announcement Wednesday...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

B’s continue to battle past obstacles

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty ImagesHead Coach Claude Julien announced earlier today – after a brief appearance from Brad Marchand during morning skate – that Marchand would be a no-go for tonight’s game versus the St. Louis Blues.During Saturday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Marchand was noticeably absent from the ice for over 13 minutes in the third period...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel, Leafs rout Bruins to snap winning streak at five

Photo by Graig AbelJust moments after the puck dropped at the Air Canada Center, Tuukka Rask showed why he is the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, keeping the puck out of his net with a nifty stick save—although this was about the only highlight of his evening. Shortly after that the zero-zero tie was broken as Phil Kessel beat Zach Trotman to the puck and fired one past Tuukka...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Trotman Among Reasons Bruins Still Headed In Right Direction (Podcast)

Blue-liners Zdeno Chara, David Warsofsky, Torey Krug and Kevan Miller are all injured, yet the Bruins have still managed to win five consecutive games after completely a 4-0-0 homestand. Zach Trotman and Joe Morrow have been pleasant surprises, filling the defensive void nicely. First-line center David Krejci will miss at least the next two games due to injury, so the road ahead...
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Trotman, Joe Morrow, David Warsofsky Impressing On Bruins Blue Line

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The hallmark of any winning organization is quality depth. That includes depth at the AHL level, so when an important NHL player is injured and out of the lineup, a young player is able to step in, contribute and not take too long to adjust to the increased speed and physicality of the top level. Good depth in Providence is one reason why the Boston Bruins have...
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look At The Week Ahead In Bruins Tickets

It’s funny how much things can change in a matter of weeks. Entering the season this month, the Bruins were perceived to have too many defenseman. As such, fan favorite Johnny Boychuk was dealt to the Islanders for picks. Only 10 games into their season, the Bruins now need all the defensive help it can get. Zdeno Chara is gone for over a month with a knee injury, Kevan Miller...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Morrow Sent Back To Providence After Two Days With Bruins

Joe Morrow’s first stint with the Boston Bruins was a brief one. The Bruins assigned the 21-year-old defenseman to their AHL affiliate in Providence on Sunday after giving him his first career NHL call-up Friday. Morrow was recalled along with fellow bluliner Zach Trotman in the wake of Zdeno Chara’s knee injury but was a healthy scratch Saturday for the Bruins’ 4-1 win over...
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Longtime rivals the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs will meet for the first time this season Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. It’s Boston’s first game without captain and top defenseman Zdeno Chara, who is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks with a torn PCL suffered in Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders. The Bruins called up young defensemen...
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Joe Morrow Finally Has Opportunity To Impress At NHL Level

BOSTON — Joe Morrow has been a part of three different NHL organizations since he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2011, but he’s never appeared in a game at the top level. That could change over the next four-to-six weeks, which is the expected timeframe that the Bruins will be without captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara because of a PCL tear suffered in Thursday’s...
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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