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The Boston Bruins Face an Off-Season of Regret After Game Six Collapse
June 25th, 2013 at 1:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** When you’re a kid, summer seems to fly by, but for the Boston Bruins this one night in June may never end.  After Milan Lucic put the B’s up one with seven minutes go, it seemed all the Bruins had to do was hold on.  For whatever reason the Bruins...

The Boston Bruins Fight to Stave Off Elimination Versus the Chicago Black Hawks in Game 6
June 24th, 2013 at 1:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** After five grueling games of this Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins face a must win game six at TD Garden tonight against the Blackhawks.  As much as people want to compare this scenario to 2011, the fact of the matter is that the Blackhawks are not the Canucks.  In...

The Boston Bruins Take on the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Finals: What to Watch For
June 22nd, 2013 at 11:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** Tonight, the Boston Bruins will travel to Chicago for game five of the Stanley Cup Finals.  Even though this game isn’t a do or die scenario, the numbers strongly suggest the winner of game five has a significant advantage.  Four of the last six teams that have won game five...

What the Boston Bruins Should Take Away from a Disappointing Game Four Overtime Loss
June 20th, 2013 at 4:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** For the Boston Bruins, Wednesday night’s game four overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks can only be viewed as a prime opportunity lost.  The Hawks outlasted the Bruins 6-5 in a game in which they never actually trailed.  The B’s managed to even the score three times over the course...

The Boston Bruins Dismantle the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Finals
June 18th, 2013 at 3:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** Nobody would ever mistake a hockey player for a surgeon, but in game three of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Boston Bruins methodically sliced and diced the Chicago Blackhawks en route to a 2-0 shutout.  Hockey is perhaps the most fluid of sports, a fact that that has driven the...

The Boston Bruins Versus the Chicago Blackhawks, Game Three: What to Watch For
June 17th, 2013 at 10:43 AM
***PHOTO1*** Coming into game three of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Boston Bruins are precisely where they want to be.   For Boston, the first two games of the series have represented an irony that only exists in the NHL playoffs.  In game one the Bruins were able to match the Blackhawks fast...

Boston Bruins Take on Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals
June 12th, 2013 at 12:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** After an interminably long three-day wait, the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will take the ice at the United Center for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  Both teams are coming off of impressive Conference Finals victories, with the Bruins sweeping the vaunted Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Blackhawks quickly...

Five Keys to Boston Bruins Vs. Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup Preview
June 11th, 2013 at 12:02 AM
***PHOTO1*** After all of their trials and tribulations in the 2013 NHL playoffs, the Boston Bruins can see a gleaming silver light at the end of the tunnel.  Just two years removed from the franchises first championship in close to forty years, the Bruins find themselves back in the finals for...

Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins: Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals
June 5th, 2013 at 11:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** Many NHL Fans and pundits alike believed that game three of the Eastern Conference Finals would be do or die for one of these teams, but very few expected that team to be the Pittsburgh Penguins.  For the Bruins, their best hope to upset the once dominant Penguins would be...

Boston Bruins Blow Out Pittsburgh Penguins, Lead Eastern Conference Finals
June 3rd, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Did anyone see this coming? Anyone? The Boston Bruins entered the Eastern Conference Finals with not many people picking them to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins. But through two games, the Bruins have been the better team and head home after dominating the Penguins 6-1 on Monday night. The Bruins dominated from...

Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins: Eastern Conference Finals Game Two
June 3rd, 2013 at 12:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** There are no upsets in professional sports, but on Saturday night the Boston Bruins shocked nearly everyone in the hockey world when they wiped Consol Energy Center Ice clean with what was left of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  After withstanding an early barrage of Pittsburgh shots in the first period, the...

Boston Bruins Take Game One, Tuukka Rask Shuts Out Pittsburgh Penguins
June 1st, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Wasn't it the Pittsburgh Penguins who were supposed to be the more offensive team and who many people were picking to win the Eastern Conference? Well, tonight the Boston Bruins showed that they aren't too bad themselves and weren't just going to roll over. Tuukka Rask stopped all 29 shots...

Boston Bruins Set to Face Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals
June 1st, 2013 at 12:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** After an excruciating seven day lay off, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins will finally kick off their series tonight in the steel city.  Each team survived a scare in the first round (with the Bruins being considerably larger against the Maple Leads), and each team also handled their second...

The Five Keys to the Eastern Conference Finals Matchup Between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins
May 28th, 2013 at 12:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** Survive and advance.  So far in the race for the 2013 Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins have been able to do just that.  In the first two rounds the Bruins were successfully able to dispatch the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers respectively.  Each series presented challenges that Boston...

Boston Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask is Proving That He’s the Best Goalie Left in the NHL Playoffs
May 22nd, 2013 at 5:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** There is a new king of the crease in these NHL playoffs, and his name is not Henrik Lundquist.  No, the man who should be king these days is Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.  Great goaltenders have long been a staple of the NHL playoffs, and this year is no...

Five Keys to the Boston Bruins Second Round Series Versus the New York Rangers
May 15th, 2013 at 12:41 AM
***PHOTO1*** Even now Boston Bruins fans are still probably catching their breath from Monday night’s epic three-goal comeback in game seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.  As great as that game are, the NHL playoffs is not a place for the feint of heart.  The Bruins will take to the TD...

2011 Playoffs Round 2, Boston Bruins Vs. Philadelphia Flyers: Game 3 Analysis
August 25th, 2011 at 11:59 PM
Game three of the NHL Division Semi-Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers was over exactly one minute and three seconds after it started. Goals by Zdeno Chara (0:30) and David Krejci (1:03) gave the Bruins a two goal lead that not only gave the Bruins a strong position...

2011 Playoffs Round 2, Boston Bruins Vs. Philadelphia Flyers: Game 2 Analysis
August 21st, 2011 at 12:39 AM
Game Two between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers, which the Bruins ended up winning 3-2, was the only game of the series in which the Flyers stood a chance of winning up until the very end of the game. In fact one could make an argument that, at...

2011 Playoffs Round 2, Boston Bruins Vs. Philadelphia Flyers: Game 1 Analysis
August 17th, 2011 at 12:02 PM
The NHL Network's replaying of every game of every team's playoff run provides fans with the ability to analyze game play without the edge-of-one's-seat anxiety that comes with watching a playoff game to which the outcome is still a mystery. This is a blessing for those of us who still...

Boston Bruins: 2011 Stanley Cup Champions
June 16th, 2011 at 12:34 PM
The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks this past evening, 4-0, to win the series and the Stanley Cup. ***PHOTO1*** In many ways this was a display of two distinct series within one: When in Vancouver, the Canucks were fast, nimble, elusive and evasive.  The Canucks were, in short, the better team. When in...