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Game Preview: Boston Bruins vs. Vegas Golden Knights

The Boston Bruins continue with their western trip when they face the Vegas Golden Knights tonight at the T-Mobile Arena. With a thrilling overtime win over the San Jose Sharks, the B’s are looking to make it seven in a row. With the uncertainty of when David Pastrnak will return to the line-up, the time for “next man up” has been more pronounced these past few games. (PHOTO CREDITS: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports) OFFENSIVE PLAY In the past four games without Pastrnak (which the B’s have won), the team has scored 19 goals, with many coming from second-year players that have been going through their sophomore slump. Both Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen have finally found their voice, and are enjoying the recent burst of offensive play. DeBrusk has had goals and assists in all four games, while Heinen has had a goal and three assists. The fourth line has also contributed with three goals and four assists. “We miss Pasta…we have enough solid leaders that it’s –next man up is the term, no passengers…next guy that goes in has to do the job. Did we expect to score this many goals without Pasta? No.  We were trending as a lower-scoring team…Maybe that’s just the guys saying, ‘We’ve got to pick up the pace here.’ Coach Bruce Cassidy (PHOTO CREDITS: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports) DEFENSE Defense has also stepped...

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Bruins End Blackhawks Winning Streak

The Boston Bruins wrapped up a perfect three-game homestead as they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 at the TD Garden on a snowy Tuesday night. Chicago came into Boston with a seven-game winning streak. With news coming that the Bruins star right-winger David Pastrnak being out for a few weeks, the time came for the team to step up, and tonight Boston delivered. (Photo Credits: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) GAME RECAP The Blackhawks started things off when Alex DeBrincat scored at 4:22 of the first period, making the score 1-0. Chicago’s Brent Seabrook would be called for a tripping penalty against Chris Wagner. David Krejci would tie the game when he scored at 14:47 in the first on a power-play. A few moments later, Danton Heinen would net a wrister at 15:56 in the first making the score 2-1. Boston was not done yet, as number 63 Brad Marchand would score a wrist shot at 18:59 in the first. Score at the end of the first period: Bruins 3, Blackhawks 1 BOSTON RESPONDS Towards the end of the second period, Jake DeBrusk would tip-in a goal at 18:06, getting the B’s up 4-1, however, Chicago would show some life as Duncan Keith slapped the puck past Rask, making the score at the end of the second 4-2. With the third period getting underway, the Blackhawks Erik Gustafsson would...

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A Milestone for Patrice Bergeron; Game Preview Bruins vs Islanders

Tonight marks a special milestone as The Boston Bruins face the New York Islanders tonight at the TD Garden. Regarded as one of the best two-way forwards in the league, the highly respected Patrice Bergeron will be playing his 1,000th game for the Black and Gold-the only team he has ever played for. (Photo Credits: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports) A Stellar Career The 33-year-old four-time Selke Award winner  is one of five players to play over 1,000 games while wearing a Bruins uniform. He joins Ray Bourque, Johnny Bucyk, Wayne Cashman and Don Sweeney. When asked recently about career in Boston, the center modestly answered: “I’ve never really thought about my career. I guess the last few weeks I’ve has to answer those questions and kind of think about it…my best memories is always what I’ve been able to accomplish as a team and also the friends that I’ve made…It’s been special. Obviously, I mentioned that too, playing 1,000 games for the same organization is something that I’ve very proud of and I thinks it’s special. That adds to it for sure.” As far as his future with the Bruins, Bergeron is taking one season at a time: (Photo Credits: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) “Obviously, I have some years left on my contrast, but that being said, I’m still taking it a year at a time and I’m enjoying it…For...

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Tuukka Returns; Bruins vs Flyers

Tuukka Rask returns tonight after suffering a concussion that saw the goaltender out for one game. The return also marks a possible career-milestone for Rask, who looks to overtake Bruins goaltender Tiny Thompson’s record for most career wins. The B’s are also looking to win tonight to get back into 3rd place in the Atlantic division, as they are now one point behind Montreal. With Monday’s shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets, the Bruins are now 0-1-1 in their last two games. A FLYING STREAK In their last meeting during regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers (21-23-6) will face the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. Philly is looking to extend their five-game win streak to six, after going 1-7-2 in their previous 10 games. Rookie goaltender Carter Hart will get the start in net for the Flyers. The two teams played against each other January 16th, with the Flyers nabbing the 4-3 win. Sean Couturier had a hat trick, and Claude Giroux reached a career high of 500 assists. (Photo Credits: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America Giroux currently leads the team with 52 points and 38 assists. Couturier leads the team with 19 goals. If the Flyers win tonight, it would be their longest winning streak since 2010. It will also give them their 2,000th road point. Despite having won two of the last three games, they have lost...

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Bruins David Pastrnak

The boys in Black and Gold continue to enjoy some time off during their mandatory bye week, but there’s one young Czech winger who is gearing up to get back on the ice this weekend at the NHL All-Star Games. 22-year-old David Pastrnak was voted to represent the spoked-B in San Jose this year. With this being his first appearance, Pastrnak is soaking in the sights and sounds. And judging from his big chipped-tooth smile, he’s looking pretty happy to be there. BY THE NUMBERS Pastrnak currently leads the team in goals (27) and points (56) through 49 games. He’s tied for ninth place in the NHL for goals, and is tied for first in the league in power play goals. It’s been a very good season so far with Pasta putting up some impressive numbers. This year he became the third fastest Bruin to score 100 NHL goals, as well as the third fastest Czech; right behind Jaromir Jagr and Petr Klima. He also scored 11 goals in the month of October, becoming the third Bruin to reach that milestone behind Phil Esposito and Charlie Simmer. He scored his 20th goal in 28 games, which is the fastest by a Boston Bruin since Cam Neely. (Neely scored 20 in 19 games in the 1993-94 season). “I’m having a good season, thanks to my linemates and teammates. Just gonna enjoy...

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