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David Krejci Signs with the Boston Bruins for Six More Years
September 14th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
Czech professional hockey player David Krejci and the Boston Bruins have signed a six-year contract extension worth $43.5 million. The deal was confirmed on Twitter by TSN analyst Aaron Ward on Wednesday (with the original report of the contract extension coming from a news outlet in Krejci's home country). ***PHOTO1*** At the...

What We Learned from the Bruins Double Header Against the Blackhawks and Kings
January 23rd, 2014 at 2:41 PM
***VIDEO1*** After gutting out a solid road win against the Dallas Stars on Jan. 16, the Boston Bruins had to travel to Chicago to face the Central Division leading Blackhawks, and then immediately return home for a bout with an equally formidable Kings team.  Before the Dallas game the Bruins were...

First Line Powers Boston Bruins to 4-2 Road Win Over Dallas Stars
January 17th, 2014 at 3:52 PM
***VIDEO1*** Losers of three of their last the four, the Boston Bruins were in need of a road win against an inferior Dallas Stars' team.  The game was scoreless for much of the first two periods, but a combination of timely scoring and solid goaltending allowed Boston to hang on for...

What Exactly is Wrong with Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask?
January 16th, 2014 at 7:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** One could make the argument that through the first half of the NHL season there was no better goalie on the planet than Tuukka Rask.  42 games in, the young netminder was in the top 5 in the league in all major statistical categories, and Pittsburgh aside, was anchoring a...

Bruins Lose 4-2 to Maple Leafs as Rask’s Struggles Continue
January 15th, 2014 at 4:36 PM
***VIDEO1*** After Saturday night's 1-0 shutout of a skilled San Jose Sharks team, it seemed as though Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask had finally kicked his recent cold streak. Last night the Boston netminder proved that that wasn't the case after putting forth another sub-par performance.  Not everything was on Rask, but surrendering...

Boston Bruins Send Five Players to the 2014 Winter Olympics
January 8th, 2014 at 12:08 AM
***PHOTO1*** Last week, the U.S. announced its roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, at the 2014 Winter Classic. On Tuesday, the rest of the world followed suit.  Although the Boston Bruins had no players selected to the Team USA, they were certainly well represented throughout other squads throughout...

Bruins Continue Home Dominance on Strength of Krug’s Three Points
January 4th, 2014 at 4:25 PM
***VIDEO1*** On Saturday the Boston Bruins continued their home dominance by easily defeating the Winnipeg Jets by a score of 4-1.  The win added to Boston's resume as the best home team in the Eastern Conference, as the Bruins have only lost one contest at the TD Garden since Oct. 17....

Marchand Making a Return to Form for Bruins
January 4th, 2014 at 3:20 PM
***VIDEO1*** Forward Brad Marchand has made a career out of driving opponents crazy with his Bart Simpson-esque antics, and this year, he has even taken to frustrating his own teams' fan base. For the majority of the 2013-2014 season, the Bruins have seen the downside that comes with having Brad Marchand as...

Why Boston Bruins Defenseman Torey Krug Deserved to Make the U.S. Olympic Roster
January 3rd, 2014 at 5:16 PM
When the U.S. Men's National team announced their roster at the Winter Classic on New Years Day, there were more than a few surprises in regards to players that were left off of the team. Coming into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the United States has a deeper pool...

What the Season-Ending ACL Injury to Dennis Seidenberg Means for the Boston Bruins
January 3rd, 2014 at 3:12 PM
For most teams in the NHL, losing a defenseman like Dennis Seidenberg for the season would be a crippling blow. For the first-place Boston Bruins, the injury to one of their top two blue liners is just another hurdle to overcome in a season that has seen the press-box become...

Chara and Rask Help Bruins Shutout Flames 2-0
December 18th, 2013 at 12:02 AM
***VIDEO1*** After whirlwind road trip that saw the Bruins deal with suspensions, off-ice altercations, three wins, a blowout loss to the Canucks, and even more injuries, it was nice to see the team back on home ice. On Monday night, Boston shutout on the Calgary Flames thanks to two powerplay goals from Zdeno...

Bruins Defenseman Dougie Hamilton to Miss 2-4 Weeks with ‘Lower-Body’ Injury
December 11th, 2013 at 11:51 PM
On Wednesday, Bruins head coach Claude Julien told reporters that defenseman Dougie Hamilton would miss 2-4 weeks with he described as a "lower-body" injury. Hamilton suffered the injury in the first period against the Maple Leafs on Sunday night.  He did not return to the ice from the locker room, and after...

Bruins Strong 3rd Period Helps Top Flames in Iginla’s Return to Calgary
December 11th, 2013 at 11:35 PM
***VIDEO1*** The only thing that made Jarome Iginla's return to Calgary even more special was the Bruins pulling of a late third period come back for a 2-1 victory. Before last season, Iginla had been with the organization for 16 years (including nine as captain), before being traded to the Penguins during...

Penguins Forward James Neal Suspended Five Games for Hit on Bruins’ Marchand; League Won’t Review Brooks Orpik Hit
December 9th, 2013 at 3:09 PM
***VIDEO1*** Saturday night's game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins was an ugly affair, that illustrated what happens when fighting and retaliatory tactics get out of control.  Given what transpired, many expected punishments to be assigned to players on both sides, and on Monday, the first of what figures to be...

Boston Bruins Injury Updates: Hamilton Out a Week, Miller Likely to Return Against Flames
December 9th, 2013 at 2:36 PM
***VIDEO1*** On Tuesday the hits just kept coming for the Boston Bruins.  On Saturday the Bruins lost forwards Louis Eriksson (concussion) and Chris Kelly (broken ankle) to long term injuries. Kelly is expected to be out anywhere from six to eight weeks.  Eriksson's situation is somewhat more precarious.  The head shot from...

Short-Handed Boston Bruins Dominate Maple Leafs 5-2
December 9th, 2013 at 1:44 PM
***VIDEO1*** Just two months into this season, the Boston Bruins have been decimated by injuries, but that didn't stop them from cruising past division-rival Toronto 5-2 on Sunday night.  Boston was coming of an emotionally violent clash with the Penguins on Saturday night, so it was hard to know what to expect...

Boston Bruins Place Center Chris Kelly on IR with Broken Ankle
December 8th, 2013 at 8:11 PM
***VIDEO1*** After suffering a broken ankle as a result of a slash from Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis, Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly was placed on long-term injured reserve.  As of now, Kelly is expected to miss six to eight weeks.   The B's third line center did not travel with the team...

Boston Bruins Rally to Beat Pittsburgh Penguins in Wild 3-2 Finish
December 8th, 2013 at 2:57 PM
***VIDEO1*** On Saturday night, the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins added another grizzly chapter to their recent rivalry.  The big story in this game should have been about the Bruins remarkable third period comeback that saw the black and gold score two goals in the games' final two minutes. The tough reality...

Tuukka Rask Carries Boston Bruins to 2-1 Victory Over New York Rangers
November 19th, 2013 at 11:09 PM
On the third and final game of a road trip that had the Bruins travel to Ottawa, then down to Carolina, and back up to New York, Tuukka Rask had Boston covered.  Rask shouldered the load in a 2-1 victory in which the netminder stopped 43 of 44 shots. This game was Boston's...

Boston Bruins’ Forward Jarome Iginla Believes Fighting Makes the NHL a Safer League
November 15th, 2013 at 9:14 PM
When you're a sure-fire future hall of Famer people usually listen to what you have to say.  It then should come as no surprise that when Bruins forward Jarome Iginla spoke about the current state of fighting in the NHL, people listened.   Iginla took the time to write for Sports Illustrated...