Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bruins recall Miller and Johnson

The Bruins have recalled defenseman Kevan Miller and forward Nick Johnson. Both will most likely be in the lineup tonight against the New York Islanders. With Miller getting recalled, he has to stay up with the Bruins now or they could lose him to waivers if they try and send him back down to Providence (AHL). With defenseman Dennis Seidenberg being out for the season, Miller should be in the lineup for most if not all of the remaining games.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bruins can't complete comeback against Senators, lose 4-3


Game summary video of Bruins @ Senators on December 28, 2013.
With already the loss of defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, the Bruins were without captain Zdeno Chara for this game with an undisclosed injury and forward Carl Soderberg out after hitting his head against the glass in the last game, and it sure looked bad at the start for the Bruins. The Bruins were down 3-1 early in the second period, with goalie Tuukka Rask pulled as well, but they managed to fight their way back into the game and tie it in the third period but the Senators would score later in the period and hold on for the win against the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Patrick Wiercioch scored, making it 1-0 Senators. Later, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 4th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. After a Matt Kassian hit on Bruins David Warsofsky, Jordan Caron dropped the gloves with Kassian but held on for dear life. Less than three minutes later, Senators Cory Conacher scored, making it 2-1 Senators.

In the second period, only 29 seconds into the period, Senators Zack Smith scored a short-handed goal, making it 3-1 Senators. Tuukka Rask was then pulled from the net and in came backup goalie Chad Johnson. Later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 12th goal of the season, making it 3-2.

In the third period, Bruins David Warsofsky scored his 1st NHL career goal, tying the game 3-3. Later, Senators Bobby Ryan scored, making it 4-3 Senators.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net for the Bruins and was taken out early in the second period after the third goal. Rask made 9 saves on 12 shots. Chad Johnson played the rest of the game, making 17 saves on 18 shots. Johnson got the loss and is now 6-3-0 with a 2.34 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-30, faceoff wins 36-29 and blocked shots 22-8. The Senators led the game in hits 37-33. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-2.

Reilly Smith and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 7 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots. Defenseman Zach Trotman made his NHL debut and had 3 shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-11-2 with 54 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the New York Islanders in Boston at 7pm ET.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dennis Seidenberg out for season with torn ACL/MCL

Dennis Seidenberg
Dennis Seidenberg
The injury bug has seriously hit the Bruins as it was announced earlier today that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season with a torn ACL/MCL in his right knee. The expected recovery time for Seidenberg is 6-8 months.

Also today, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced that the Bruins have recalled defensemen Zach Trotman and David Warsofsky, and forward Nick Johnson from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis and assigned goalie Niklas Svedberg back to Providence (AHL).

Friday, December 27, 2013

Reilly Smith scores twice in Bruins 5-0 win over Senators


Game summary video of Senators @ Bruins on December 27, 2013.
After a somewhat slow first period for the Bruins, they turned it up in the second and exploded in the third period to beat the Senators 5-0 in the first game of a home-and-home series with the Senators.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the third period, 38 seconds into the period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 13th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins. Less than eight minutes later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 14th goal of the season, making it 4-0 Bruins. Late in the game, Bruins Brad Marchand had a breakaway and scored his 9th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 5-0 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and stopped all 33 shots he faced. Rask is now 20-8-2 with a 1.81 GAA and a .938 save percentage, along with 4 shutouts this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 42-33, hits 19-17 and faceoff wins 34-30. The Senators led the game in blocked shots 16-14. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-3.

Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits each.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-10-2 with 54 points and in 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow at the Ottawa Senators at 7pm ET.

Bruins recall goalie Niklas Svedberg


AHL Providence Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg
The Bruins have recalled goalie Niklas Svedberg from Providence (AHL) today. In the AHL this season, Svedberg has a 11-5-3 record with a 2.91 GAA and a .907 save percentage with 1 shutout. He was named "AHL Goalie of the Year" in 2012-2013.

Bruins Tuukka Rask is supposed to get the start tonight against the Ottawa Senators and Svedberg will be backing up Rask as goalie Chad Johnson will be a healthy scratch. With this call-up, if Svedberg plays well this could mean the end of Chad Johnson being the backup as Johnson has been shaky in most of his games this season, especially with the bad wrap-around goals he's given up in his last few games.

He's set to dress up as the backup goaltender on Friday night against Ottawa, with Tuukka Rask the expected starter (and Chad Johnson a healthy scratch).

"We’re going to have a look at him in the next little while here," Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien told media following pregame skate. "Not tonight, but maybe tomorrow or the game after. I think he’s earned that. We told him that after having such a good camp, that we’d bring him up at some point and give him some games so that’s what we’re doing right now."

"We don’t bring guys up just to practice. If we bring them up, it’s to hopefully give them a game…we’ll play him at some point."

With Svedberg's NHL debut now on the horizon, the mantra for the netminder this season has been to keep trying to earn this opportunity.

"You want to work hard to get the chance up here and sometimes that’s what you try to do," said Svedeberg.

"You just have to keep working on your game every day. It’s so little, the changes, so you just try to stick to your game all the time."

Svedberg was vying for the backup role with Chad Johnson during training camp and the preseason. Johnson would have been subject to waivers, and Svedberg wasn't. The 24-year-old was released from camp to Providence, where he would get into more game action and it would benefit his development. Johnson is 6-2-0 in his eight starts for the Bruins this season.

"They both had strong camps," General Manager Peter Chiarelli had said on September 28, after releasing Svedberg. "Just on a per minute played basis, Nik played better, but Chad played well…So it gives me a comfort they played well over the course of camp. That means we have some depth there."
Source: bruins.nhl.com

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Talking Christmas with McQuaid, Marchand and Krug

Here's a special holiday video with some of the Boston Bruins players talking about Christmas and if Torey Krug was their "Secret Santa" with Adam McQuaid, Brad Marchand and Torey Krug.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

NESN's Behind the B: episode 6 video

Here is episode 6 of Behind the B where it focuses on: the Bruins road trip to play teams in Canada; Bruins vs Montreal with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton mic'd up; Bruins injuries; Bruins players playing two-touch soccer before games; Jarome Iginla's return to Calgary; Bruins in Edmonton to face the Oilers and players meet up with former Bruin Andrew Ference; and Bruins vs Canucks.


Previous episodes

Monday, December 23, 2013

Bruins power-play provides offense in 6-2 win over Predators


Adam McQuaid vs Eric Nystrom on December 23, 2013.
The Bruins came out strong and had a 3-0 lead after the first period but the Predators would come back and be down one goal in the third period. But the Bruins didn't let up and added three more goals in the third period to put away the Predators. The Bruins power-play came alive tonight, scoring on all three power-play opportunities.

Quick game summary
In the first period, 1:16 into the game, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 9th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Bruins Adam McQuaid, who finally returned to the lineup tonight, dropped the gloves with Predators Eric Nystrom and they had a good fight with both guys landing punches. Less than five minutes later, Bruins Matt Fraser scored his 1st goal of the season and 1st as a member of the Bruins, making it 2-0 Bruins. The Predators then changed goalies as it was a bad goal given up goalie Carter Hutton. Fraser scored from a bad rebound given up by Hutton on a Carl Soderberg shot from the blue line. Later in the period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Predators Craig Smith scored a power-play goal, making it 3-1.

In the third period, Predators Craig Smith scored, making it 3-2. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-2 Bruins. And 49 seconds later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 5-2 Bruins. Later in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 6-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 32 saves on 34 shots. Rask is now 19-8-2 with a 1.87 GAA and a .936 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 13-12, faceoff wins 32-29 and blocked shots 19-7. The Predators led the game in shots 34-33. The Bruins went 3-for-3 on the power-play while the Predators went 1-for-2.

Reilly Smith and Carl Soderberg both had 1 goal and 2 assists. Ryan Spooner finished with 3 assists. Jarome Iginla scored 2 goals.

Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Player notes
With Adam McQuaid returning to the lineup, Matt Bartkowski was scratched.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 25-10-2 with 52 points and in 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, December 27th when the Bruins host the Ottawa Senators in Boston at 7pm ET.

Happy Holidays everyone!
Make sure to be safe and have fun during the holiday season.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Reilly Smith scores twice as Bruins beat Sabres 4-1


Bruins Patrice Bergeron vs Sabres Tyler Myers on December 21, 2013.
The Bruins played the Sabres tonight in the second game of a home-and-home series and the Bruins managed to pull out a 4-1 win. Tuukka Rask played well and Reilly Smith scored twice who has been played well lately. The refs didn't go a good job as they make some questionable calls and missed others.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Sabres Zemgus Girgensons scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Also in the period, after both guys were whacking and hacking each other, Bruins Patrice Bergeron challenged Sabres Tyler Myers who is 6'8" tall. Both guys threw punches but none seemed to land near the head as Myers was missing completely and some of Bergeron's punches hit Myers's chest area.

In the third period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 12th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. Late in the period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 11th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 34 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 18-8-2 with a 1.87 GAA and a .936 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-35 and faceoff wins 43-27. The Sabres led the game in hits 21-19 and blocked shots 13-11. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-6.

Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 hits. Jarome Iginla and Matt Fraser led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 24-10-2 with 50 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday at the Nashville Predators at 8pm ET.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Bruins lose to NHL's worst team Sabres 4-2


Bruins @ Sabres, game highlights video from December 19, 2013.
When you lose to the worst team in the league it could be a sign that your team is in trouble. I don't think the Bruins are in trouble but with all of the players out of the lineup, playing a backup goalie who should really be in the AHL and with only two lines getting really good scoring chances, you're going to lose games even to bad teams who are trying to impress their new coach/management.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Sabres Brian Flynn scored a shorthanded goal, making it 1-0 Sabres. Also in the period, Bruins Matt Fraser dropped the gloves with Sabres Marcus Foligno. This wasn't much of a fight as Foligno's punches hit the Fraser's helmet or his back. This was Fraser's 1st regular season fight in his short NHL career. He's fought twice before in preseason games.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 6th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later in the period, Sabres Marcus Foligno scored, tying the game 2-2 and celebrated as if it was his first career goal, but it actually was not his first career goal.

In the third period, Sabres Drew Stafford scored on a wrap-around, making it 3-2 Sabres. Goalie Chad Johnson, similar to a goal he gave up in Edmonton, had trouble getting across the net to stop the wrap-around attempt and this goal wound up being the game winner. Less than two minutes later, Sabres Tyler Myers scored, making it 4-2 Sabres.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 19 saves on 23 shots. Johnson is now 6-2-0 with a 2.40 GAA and a .911 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 36-23 and faceoff wins 34-31. The Sabres led the game in hits 20-17 and blocked shots 21-15. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-4.

Jarome Iginla, Zdeno Chara and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 3 hits and 4 blocked shots.

Player notes
The Bruins sent forward Craig Cunningham and defenseman Kevan Miller down to Providence (AHL) and recalled defenseman David Warsofsky. Warsofsky played in his 1st career NHL game tonight and in 12:29 of ice time, he was -1 and he had 1 blocked shot.
"We sent down Craig Cunningham and we're sending down Kevan Miller," said Chiarelli. "We're sending down Kevan – he's coming onto his tenth game and we don't want to risk losing him to waivers. We're calling up David Warsofsky so he'll be joining us [on the trip to Buffalo]."

"Ten games - once you play your tenth game, you're exposed to waivers if you send the player down. So we felt that Kevan would probably be a waiver pickup by somebody," Chiarelli added. "We didn't want to risk it, so I spoke to Kevan beforehand and told him. He understood and I told him I felt good about his play up here and probably the next time we bring him up, will be for good."
Source: bruins.nhl.com

Chiarelli on Brad Marchand
There were some rumors about Brad Marchand possibly on the trade block after his struggles this season and his antics in Vancouver, but Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli put that to rest saying that he's not trading Marchand.
"For a line, I mean, if all three guys are clicking, then they'd all be producing. And when one guy isn't, it hurts the other two," said Chiarelli, before adding, "Let me be clear on Marchy. I saw some of the kind of aftermath yesterday from my comments. I'm not trading Marchy. He's a good player, I like the way he plays, so he'll figure it out."

"But when one guy struggles, the other guys unfortunately piggyback on those struggles. So you need three guys really going out – you hear what guys saying about pairs; play lines and pairs – you need three guys going and contributing. So that's happening a little bit but as I said yesterday [Wednesday] he's finding his way."
Source: bruins.nhl.com

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-10-2 with 48 points and 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at 7pm ET when they host these same Buffalo Sabres in Boston and we'll see if the Bruins can re-group after this bad game.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chara's 2 goals lead the Bruins over the Flames

Terry O'Reilly greets Bruins players before the game
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 17: Alumni legend, Terry O'Reilly greets Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins before the game against the Calgary Flames at the TD Garden on December 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins didn't have their strong game tonight against the Calgary Flames at the start of the game but as the game went on the Bruins played better. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara led the way with two power-play goals and Tuukka Rask stopped all 21 shots he faced to earn his 3rd shutout this season.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 9th goal of the season, another power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 21 shots he faced, earning his 3rd shutout this season. Rask is now 17-8-2 with a 1.90 GAA and a .934 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-21 and faceoff wins 36-23. The Flames led the game in hits 24-15. Both teams had 9 blocked shots. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Flames went 0-for-3.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Jarome Iginla played in the game tonight and Craig Cunningham made his NHL debut. Matt Fraser was scratched.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-9-2 with 48 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Buffalo Sabres at 7pm ET.

The Bear and the Gang Christmas Spectacular

Here's The Bear and the Gang Christmas Spectacular video that has been teased for a little while now with the Bruins Bear, Bruins coach Claude Julien and Bruins players making appearances in it.

The Bear and the Gang officially returns for Season 2 with a little Christmas-themed weirdness.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Milan Lucic says that he's done defending Vancouver

Milan Lucic
Milan Lucic (Photo by Getty)
By now you've most likely seen the video that's on the internet where Milan Lucic was assaulted by a stranger in a Vancouver nightclub. Lucic is now taking legal action for the attack and had some words of disappointment about his hometown Vancouver.

"I was part of an unprovoked attack on Saturday night where I was punched in the face on two separate occasions," said Lucic, who explained that he did not know his attacker. "There was no reason for him to punch me. From this point forward we’re exploring this in a legal manner. That's as much as I can say about it right now.
"It sucks to be in that situation, but you’ve got to take ownership of it and that it happened because you were in that situation. We came off a good road trip, and wanted to go out and blow off some steam... have a little fun. Unfortunately it ended the way it did, and hopefully it’s not a distraction to the team any further after today."

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"That's one of the worst parts... that it's in my hometown," Lucic said. "Going back to the spray painting of the church and my grandparents, parents and family getting harassed during the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011, and now it's escalated to the point where I get attacked for minding my own business.

"I have no reason left to try and defend my city, and the people of my city. I'm done trying to defend the city I'm from. I'm disgusted and outraged that it had to come to that. Other than being at Rogers Arena, no one will ever see me in downtown Vancouver ever again."
Source: csnne.com

Bruins recall Craig Cunningham

Craig Cunningham
Craig Cunningham
Today Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced that the Bruins have recalled forward Craig Cunningham from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis. Cunningham plays right wing, is 5'10" 184 lbs, shoots right, 23 years old and born in BC, Canada. You can see Cunningham's stats on HockeyDB.com.

Cunningham has skated in 27 games this season with Providence, notching nine goals (third on the team) and five assists for 14 points.

The winger has skated in a total of 178 games with the Providence Bruins from 2010-13, accruing 54 goals and 42 assists for 96 points. Prior to joining the P-Bruins, the 23-year-old played in total of 330 games in the WHL (Western Hockey League) between his time with Vancouver Giants (2006-11) and the Portland Winterhawks (2010-11). At the WHL level, the forward racked up 103 goals and 161 assists with a plus-50 rating.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

With this recall, it could mean that Jarome Iginla may miss some time with the hand injury he sustained in his fight against Canucks Ryan Kesler on Saturday. According to reports, Jarome Iginla missed practice today.

In other Bruins news, forward Daniel Paille has been having concussion symptoms. Bruins coach Claude Julien has said that forward Loui Eriksson hasn't even come to the rink so that's not a good sign.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Canucks break it open in 3rd period, beat Bruins 6-2

Stupid Canucks fan holding a We Hate Boston sign
VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 14: Fans of the Vancouver Canucks have a message for Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins before their NHL game at Rogers Arena December 14, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
Well it wasn't a rematch of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals as both teams have new players and the Canucks have a new head coach but fans were looking forward to this matchup. The Bruins who are missing quite a few roster players, kept the game somewhat close (3-1) until the third period where the Canucks broke it open and beat the Bruins 6-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Jarome Iginla got into a fight with Canucks Ryan Kesler after Iginla laid him out with a hit. Iginla hurt his hand in the fight and did not return in the period, but came back in the second period. Later, Canucks Jannik Hansen scored, making it 1-0 Canucks.

In the second period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 8th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Canucks David Booth scored, making it 2-1 Canucks. Later, Canucks Chris Higgins scored, making it 3-1 Canucks.

In the third period, Canucks Yannick Weber scored, making it 4-1 Canucks. Canucks Henrik Sedin scored a power-play goal, making it 5-1. Canucks Christopher Tanev scored a short-handed goal, making it 6-1. Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 9th goal of the season, making it 6-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net for the Bruins and made 19 saves on 23 shots. Rask was pulled after the 4th goal which was early in the third period. Backup goalie Chad Johnson came into the game and made 5 saves on 7 shots. Rask is now 16-8-2 with a 1.98 GAA and a .932 save percentage this season.

The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Canucks went 1-for-2. The Bruins led the game in shots 41-30 and hits 19-13. The Canucks led the game in faceoff wins 36-33 and blocked shots 19-15.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 hits and 5 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 22-9-2 with 46 points and 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the Calgary Flames at 7pm ET in Boston.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Shawn Thornton suspended 15 games

The NHL has suspended Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games for the incident on Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on December 7th. Thornton will be available to play again on January 11th when the Bruins visit the San Jose Sharks.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Thornton will forfeit $84,615.45. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. Source: nhl.com

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bruins pull out a win over Oilers


Bruins Milan Lucic fights Oilers Luke Gazdic on December 12, 2013.
In a game where the Bruins dominated the first period, then were outplayed by the Edmonton Oilers for most of the rest of the game, backup goalie Chad Johnson looking ok but gave up a bad goal, the Bruins are lucky to have got the win and two points from the game vs former Bruin Andrew Ference and the Oilers last night.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 5th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 3-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Oilers David Perron scored two goals, one early and the other late in the period, making it 3-2. Also in the period, Oilers rookie Luke Gazdic challenged Bruins Milan Lucic to a fight and they had a good fight with both landing some punches.

In the third period, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 8th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 4-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 39 saves on 41 shots. Johnson is now 6-1-0 with a 1.98 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 20-12. The Oilers led the game in shots 41-31, hits 30-16 and faceoff wins 31-28. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Oilers went 0-for-3.

Gregory Campbell and Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 4 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 22-8-2 with 46 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the hated Vancouver Canucks at 10:00pm ET.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Iginla honored in pregame, Bruins score 2 goals late to win


The Calgary Flames honor longtime captain Jarome Iginla on December 10, 2013.
With the Bruins struggling with injuries and players being sick, the Calgary Flames outplayed the Bruins through the first two periods and were up 1-0. Then during the third period, in a span of less than three minutes the Bruins scored two goals to go ahead 2-1 and they were able to hold onto the lead for the win. What a night for ex-Flames captain Jarome Iginla as the Calgary fans cheered him and the Flames played a pregame video tribute focusing on Jarome Iginla, the person and the things he has done in the community.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Flames Jiri Hudler scored, making it 1-0 Flames.

In the third period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 16-7-2 with a 1.87 GAA and a .935 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 31-14. The Flames led the game in shots 27-24, hits 21-9 and blocked shots 18-11. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Flames went 0-for-2.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara and Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 2 hits each. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Dougie Hamilton (injured), Adam McQuaid (injured), Loui Eriksson (injured), Chris Kelly (injured), Daniel Paille (sick) and Shawn Thornton (suspended) were all out of the lineup.

The Bruins recalled forward Nick Johnson from Providence (AHL) before the game and he played vs the Flames.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-8-2 with 44 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Edmonton Oilers at 9:30pm ET.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Bruins find a way and beat Leafs 5-2

Kevan Miller celebrates scoring his 1st NHL goal
TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 8: Kevan Miller #86 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his first NHL goal during action against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre December 8, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
Despite the craziness of yesterday's game and the recent call-ups, the Bruins played well and got help from their power-play while backup goalie Chad Johnson played solid in net and got the win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Maple Leafs Peter Holland scored, making it 1-0 Leafs.

In the second period, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins rookie Kevan Miller scored his 1st career NHL goal, making it 3-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Maple Leafs Jay McClement scored, making it 3-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 4-2 Bruins. Late in the game, Leafs Dion Phaneuf boarded Bruins Kevan Miller from behind into the boards but no penalty was called on the hit... Wha...wha...what?? Miller left the game after the hit and didn't come back. Watch the hit below. With 11 seconds left in the game, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 9th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 5-2.


Leafs Dion Phaneuf boards Bruins Kevan Miller from behind and no penalty was called, on December 8, 2013.
Injury notes
Injuries for the Bruins continue, as defenseman Dougie Hamilton left in the first period with a lower-body injury. After the game, Bruins coach Claude Julien said that Dougie Hamilton is out at least a week and Kevan Miller should be able to play in the next game.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 30 saves on 32 shots. Johnson is now 5-1-0 with a 1.98 GAA and a .922 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-32 and blocked shots 23-15. The Maple Leafs led the game in hits 36-29 and faceoff wins 39-33. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron and Jordan Caron led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Jordan Caron and Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid, Johnny Boychuk, Shawn Thornton and Loui Eriksson were all out of the lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-8-2 with 42 points and 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday at the Calgary Flames at 9:30pm ET. It should be an emotional night for Jarome Iginla as it will be his first time back in Calgary since Calgary traded him last season.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bruins recall Spooner and Fraser, update on Kelly injury

Because of the mayhem from last night's Bruins-Penguins game, the Bruins have recalled forwards Matt Fraser and Ryan Spooner from Providence (AHL). Fraser has been playing well in the AHL as he's scored 16 goals in 23 games. For Spooner, this will be his second call-up to the NHL this season as he played 2 games earlier this season and recorded 2 assists.

Also, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli gave an update on forward Chris Kelly and it's not good. Kelly has been placed on long-term injured reserve after sustaining a fractured right fibula in the second period last night, from a Pascal Dupuis slash. Kelly is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ugly start but Bruins finish strong, beat Penguins


Bruins-Penguins incidents, Thornton KO's Orpik w/SlowMo 12/7/13. Video by Dafoomie.


Shawn Thornton speaks to the media after his incident with Brooks Orpik, on December 7, 2013. Video by Dafoomie.
It was an ugly start to a hard-hitting, hard-fought game where the Bruins didn't give up and scored two goals in the final two minutes of the game to win it 3-2. The ugliness in the first period ends up with both teams losing a player each.

Quick game summary
In the first period, early in the game, Penguins Brooks Orpik hit Bruins Loui Eriksson with a big hit, which should have been an interference penalty as Eriksson didn't touch the puck but instead nothing was called. Eriksson had trouble getting to the bench and didn't return to the game. It has been confirmed after the game that Eriksson has another concussion, the first one was from the John Scott cheapshot earlier this season.

A few shifts later, Bruins Shawn Thornton went at Orpik, challenging him multiple times but Orpik didn't man up and declined to drop the gloves, and the refs gave Thornton a 2-minute penalty. On the power-play, Penguins Chris Kunitz scored, making it 1-0 Penguins. A little later, Bruins Milan Lucic dropped the gloves with Penguins Deryk Engelland in a fight that started strong but ended quickly and I would call it a draw. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

Minutes later, Penguins James Neal kneed Bruins Brad Marchand in the head while Marchand was down on the ice and it looked intentional (see first video above). During the stoppage after the Neal cheapshot, Shawn Thornton went after Brooks Orpik, knocking him down to the ice and gave him two gloved punches to the head. A stretcher was brought out to take Orpik to the hospital. Thornton was given a match penalty and will be suspended, as he has an in-person hearing tomorrow, and Neal has a phone hearing tomorrow. On the power-play, Penguins James Neal scored, making it 2-1 Penguins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, with less than two minutes left and Tuukka Rask pulled from the net, Bruins David Krejci scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. With 13 seconds left in the game, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins.

Injury notes
Loui Eriksson has a concussion and Chris Kelly has lower body injury from a slash, neither of them will travel to Toronto for tomorrow's game.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 28 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 15-7-2 with a 1.91 GAA and a .934 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 32-21. The Penguins led the game in shots 30-21, hits 36-31 and blocked shots 22-15. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Penguins went 2-for-7.

Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 3 shots. Dennis Seidenberg and David Krejci led the Bruins with 6 hits each. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Player notes
Johnny Boychuk (injured), Jordan Caron and Adam McQuaid (scratches) were out of the lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-8-2 with 40 points and 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow at the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7pm ET.

Chiarelli issues update on Johnny Boychuk

Johnny Boychuk
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 11: Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins skates during warm ups wearing a camouflage jersey prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the TD Garden on November 11, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Today, Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli released the below statement about Johnny Boychuk and it's some good news, considering how bad the injury initially looked at the time, that Boychuk may be back in about a week.

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following update today, December 7, on Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk: Johnny has been diagnosed with a back sprain and will be out for approximately three to seven days.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

Friday, December 6, 2013

Boychuk injured in Bruins 2-1 loss to Montreal


Video showing the play where Canadiens Max Pacioretty hit Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk into the boards, injuring him.
The Bruins were beat tonight by the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 but the real story is the health of Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk. Early in the first period, Canadiens Max Pacioretty hits Bruins Johnny Boychuk into the boards, injuring him. Boychuk stayed down for a long time and was eventually taken off the ice on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital.

During the game, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli made a statement regarding Johnny Boychuk:
"Johnny Boychuk has been taken to Montreal General Hospital for observation, after being injured in Thursday's game against the Canadiens. Before he was transported to the hospital, he was able to demonstrate movement in all of his extremities. We will provide a further update when it is appropriate."
Source: bruins.nhl.com
After the game, Bruins coach Claude Julien said that Boychuk was returning to the Bell Centre and would travel back to Boston with the team. but "he's not out of the woods yet." Julien also talked about the hit: "For me, it was a two-minute penalty and that's it. It was a hit that was a bit from behind that deserved two minutes. It was probably just the way he went into the boards that gave us that result. But frankly, I don’t think it was anything more than that." Also, Max Pacioretty talked about it after the game: "I feel terrible. I've been in that situation before. As you can tell from my game right after that, it definitely rattled me a lot. I wish him nothing but the best." Source: nhl.com

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Canadiens Tomas Plekanec scored, tying the game 1-1. Also in the period, Bruins Shawn Thornton dropped the gloves with Canadiens Brandon Prust in an ok fight that looked to be a draw.

In the third period, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored, making it 2-1 Canadiens.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 25 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 14-7-2 with a 1.90 GAA and a .934 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-27. The Canadiens led the game in hits 30-18, faceoff wins 41-32 and blocked shots 22-15. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-4.

Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 6 shots. Gregory Campbell and Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Player notes
Jordan Caron, Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller were scratched for this game.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-8-2 with 38 points and are 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Boston at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

NESN's Behind the B: episode 5 video

Here is episode 5 of Behind the B where it focuses on: Bruins vs Lightning on Veteran's Day; Dennis Seidenberg meeting with veterans and his time off the ice with his family; Bruins vs Blue Jackets with an inspirational speaker before the game; Bruins vs Senators as Claude Julien goes back to his hometown, Ottawa, and he meets family after the game; Bruins vs Carolina with a look at the Bruins penalty killing and Seidenberg mic'd up; Bruins vs Blues with Kevan Miller making his NHL debut; and Bruins vs Penguins with a look at the Bruins assistant coaches.


Previous episodes

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Milan Lucic leads Bruins to 3-1 win over Blue Jackets


Game summary video of the Bruins 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets on November 30, 2013.
It was Zdeno Chara leading the way yesterday for the Bruins against the New York Rangers, and tonight it was Milan Lucic leading the Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Lucic scored two goals, was +1, had 2 shots, 6 hits,1 blocked shot and he also got into a fight. With this win, the Bruins have swept the season series 3-0 against Columbus. The Bruins went 8-0-2 at home in November.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened. Bruins Milan Lucic did drop the gloves with Blue Jackets Dalton Prout and they had a good fight.

In the third period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 11th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins. Later, Blue Jackets Ryan Johansen scored a power-play goal, making it 3-1.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 13 saves on 14 shots. Johnson is now 4-1-0 with a 1.97 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 36-14, faceoff wins 34-22 and blocked shots 18-17. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 31-24. The Bruins went 1-for-6 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 1-for-2.

Torey Krug and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Player notes
Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were healthy scratches.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-7-2 with 38 points and 1st in the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30pm ET. It will be the first matchup of the season between Montreal and Boston. As of right now, Montreal is tied for 2nd place in the Atlantic Division with 33 points.

The Bear and the Gang season 2 trailer

Get ready, season 2 of The Bear and the Gang is coming in December and below is the trailer video.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Zdeno Chara leads Bruins in 3-2 win over Rangers


Bruins captain Zdeno Chara sticks up for his teammates and drops the gloves with Rangers Dan Boyle on November 29, 2013.
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. The Bruins played an early game today against the Rangers and beat them 3-2 with Bruins captain Zdeno Chara leading the way.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Rangers Rick Nash scored, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Rangers Ryan McDonagh scored, making it 2-1 Rangers.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 17 saves on 19 shots. Rask is now 14-6-2 with a 1.90 GAA and a .935 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 28-19 and faceoff wins 27-24. The Rangers led the game in hits 33-26 and blocked shots 15-10. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Rangers went 0-for-5.

Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 4 shots. Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 5 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Player notes
Dennis Seidenberg returned to the lineup. Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were healthy scratches.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-7-2 with 36 points and 1st in the Eastern Conference. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets in Boston at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Red Wings dominate Bruins in ugly 6-1 loss

The Bruins played at the Detroit Red Wings tonight, the day before Thanksgiving, and throughout the entire game it looked like most of the Bruins players were on the holiday break already as the Red Wings controlled the play and dominated the game 6-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Red Wings Justin Abdelkader scored, making it 1-0 Red Wings.

In the second period, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored, making it 2-0 Red Wings. Less than three minutes later, Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg scored, making it 3-0 Red Wings. Less than two minutes later, Red Wings Niklas Kronwall scored a power-play goal, making it 4-0 Red Wings.

In the third period, Red Wings Drew Miller scored, making it 5-0 Red Wings. Later, Red Wings Gustav Nyquist scored, making it 6-0 Red Wings. Only 28 seconds later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 6-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 22 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 13-6-2 with a 1.89 GAA and a .936 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-16 and faceoff wins 34-22. The Red Wings led the game in shots 28-17 and blocked shots 13-5. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-4.

Carl Soderberg was a team-worst -3. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 hits.

Player notes
Defenseman Adam McQuaid returned to the lineup and Kevan Miller was scratched. Shawn Thornton was scratched and Jordan Caron was in the lineup. Dennis Seidenberg remained out of the lineup with his injury.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-7-2 with 34 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday when they host the New York Rangers in Boston at 1pm ET.

For all of those in the USA, have a Happy Thanksgiving and be safe.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bruins blow leads, Krug scores winner in overtime


Game summary video of Penguins @ Bruins on November 25, 2013.
This was the game where we could see how the Bruins played against the next best team in the Eastern Conference and it was a good test for the Bruins.

The Bruins started the game good and managed to get a 2-0 lead but the second and third periods were all Pittsburgh and when you don't play well, good teams will find a way back into the game which is exactly what the Penguins did, including tying the game with less than a second left in the third period. But rookie sensation Torey Krug won the game for the Bruins as a Sidney Crosby defensive lapse gave Krug time and space to move in and take a slap shot that beat goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and the Bruins got the win in overtime.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than four minutes later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Penguins James Neal scored 37 seconds into the period, making it 2-1.

In the third period, Penguins James Neal scored, tying the game 2-2. Less than four minutes later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. With less than a second left in the period, Penguins Sidney Crosby scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, 34 seconds into the period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 7th goal of the season, winning the game 4-3 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 28 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 13-5-2 with a 1.69 GAA and a .943 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 32-31 and blocked shots 12-10. The Penguins led the game in shots 31-24 and hits 35-28. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Penguins went 0-for-1.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid (injured with a "core" injury), Dennis Seidenberg (lower-body injury), and Jordan Caron (scratched) did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-6-2 with 34 points, which is 1st place in the Atlantic Division and 1st place in the Eastern Conference. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday at the Detroit Red Wings at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Krejci scores in overtime for Bruins win over Hurricanes

Bruins David Krejci scores game-winning goal in overtime
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 23: David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins scores in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes at the TD Garden on November 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins played the Carolina Hurricanes in an afternoon game on Saturday and beat the Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime. This should have been a game where the Bruins won during regulation, as they outplayed the Hurricanes in the first two periods but Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward kept them in the game and they outplayed the Bruins in the third period to send the game to overtime.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Hurricanes Andrej Sekera scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Hurricanes. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Hurricanes Patrick Dwyer scored a short-handed goal, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Bruins David Krejci scored his 4th goal of the season, winning the game for the Bruins 3-2.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 22 saves on 24 shots. Johnson is now 3-1-0 with a 2.21 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-24, hits 43-35 and faceoff wins 41-24. The Hurricanes led the game in blocked shots 13-11. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 1-for-2.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid (injured with a "core" injury), Dennis Seidenberg (lower-body injury), and Jordan Caron (scratched) did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-6-2 with 32 points and in 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7pm ET in Boston.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blues beat Bruins in shootout

Bobby Orr with the ceremonial puck drop with Zdeno Chara and David Backes
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 21: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins and David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues pose with alumni legend Bobby Orr during the ceremonial puck drop piror to the game at the TD Garden on November 21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Tonight's game could have been a preview of the Stanley Cup Finals, but it's too soon to talk playoffs right now, as both teams played a strong hard-hitting game that would end in a shootout, with the Blues getting the extra point.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Only 31 seconds later, Blues Derek Roy scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Blues David Backes scored, making it 2-1 Blues. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored; Blues T.J. Oshie didn't score; Bruins David Krejci didn't score; Blues Alexander Steen scored; Bruins Jarome Iginla didn't score; Blues Chris Stewart didn't score; Bruins Chris Kelly didn't score; and Blues Derek Roy scored to win it.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 24 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 12-5-2 with a 1.62 GAA and a .945 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-26, hits 32-31 and faceoff wins 34-29. The Blues led the game in blocked shots 23-18. Both teams went 0-for-1 on the power-play.

Jarome Iginla and Carl Soderberg led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Jarome Iginla and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 hits each.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid (injured), Dennis Seidenberg (injured), and Jordan Caron (scratched) did not play. Defenseman Kevan Miller, recalled from Providence (AHL), made his NHL debut tonight and had 17:42 of ice time, was +1 with 2 hits and 2 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-6-2 with 30 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division and 1st place in the Eastern Conference. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Carolina Hurricanes in Boston at 1pm ET.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bruins beat Rangers 2-1


11/19 Bruins @ Rangers game summary video
Tuukka Rask played like Tuukka Rask last night at the New York Rangers and got the Bruins a 2-1 win. The Bruins 4th line players got the scoring they needed and despite losing defenseman Dennis Seidenberg early in the game, the Bruins managed to keep it a 2-1 game and win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Shawn Thornton scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. You know that had to feel good for Thornton as he was scratched for the last game vs Carolina. Later, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 3rd goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 2-0 Bruins. A 1:01 later, Rangers Derick Brassard scored, making it 2-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 43 saves on 44 shots. Rask is now 12-5-1 with a 1.61 GAA and a .946 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-20, faceoff wins 31-29 and blocked shots 23-21. The Rangers led the game in shots 44-22. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Rangers went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 5 hits each. David Krejci and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid (injured) and Jordan Caron were scratched. Dennis Seidenberg left the game in the first period after his first shift and did not return to the game.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-6-1 with 29 points and now 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the hot St. Louis Blues on Thursday at 7pm ET.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bruins take care of business, beat Hurricanes 4-1


Boston Bruins forward Reilly Smith buries a feed from Carl Soderberg on the power play to take a 1-0 lead over the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Bruins took advantage of a struggling team making mistakes during the game and capitalizing on those mistakes. Tuukka Rask was solid again in net and lead the Bruins to a 4-1 win over the Hurricanes.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. With five seconds left in the period, Hurricanes Tuomo Ruutu scored, making it 2-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Johnny Boychuk scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. With eleven seconds left in the game, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 9th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 23 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 11-5-1 with a 1.64 GAA and a .944 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-24. The Hurricanes led the game in hits 34-23, faceoff wins 32-23 and blocked shots 20-10. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 0-for-4.

Carl Soderberg and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid (injured) and Shawn Thornton were scratched while Jordan Caron got into the lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-6-1 with 27 points and 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow at the New York Rangers at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Senators end Bruins winning streak, beat Bruins 4-2


Ottawa Senators defender Erik Karlsson sends a nice slap-pass to Jason Spezza who shoots the puck past Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.
The Ottawa Senators ended the Bruins 4-game winning streak with a 4-2 win over the Bruins on Friday night. The Bruins had a 2-0 lead but the Senators came back to tie it and then break the game open in the third period.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Late in the period, Senators Chris Neil scored, making it 2-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Senators Jason Spezza scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Senators Jared Cowen scored, making it 3-2 Senators. Less than five minutes later, Senators Bobby Ryan scored, making it 4-2 Senators.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 27 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 10-5-1 with a 1.68 GAA and a .943 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-31 and blocked shots 13-12. The Senators led the game in hits 36-21 and faceoff wins 38-26. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-2.

Carl Soderberg led the Bruins with 6 shots. Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 4 hits. Johnny Boychuk and Daniel Paille led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid (injured) and Jordan Caron were scratched for this game.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-6-1 with 25 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday at the Carolina Hurricanes at 7pm ET.

Bruins beat Blue Jackets in overtime


Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic blocks a shot, then takes the puck on a breakaway and beats Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky for the game winner.
Thursday night, the Bruins hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets in Boston and it was no easy game vs the last place team in the Metropolitan Division. The game would go to overtime where Bruins Milan Lucic would get a breakaway and win the game for the Bruins. Watch the game-winning goal video to the left.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blue Jackets Blake Comeau scored, making it 1-0 Columbus. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 3rd goal of the season, as a Zdeno Chara shot went off of his skate and into the net, tying the game 1-1. Scary moment in the period, Bruins David Krejci lost his balance near the boards in the corner and Brandon Dubinsky finished his check, which made Krejci's head make contact with the boards. Krejci would leave the ice but come back in the second period. No penalty was called on the play, probably mainly because Krejci lost his balance and Dubinsky didn't have enough time to react. Dubinsky has hit people from behind before though. Krejci has suffered concussions before so we hope that nothing comes of this hit. After the game, Krejci said this about the hit:
"I don't think it was on purpose," said Krejci. "I just kind of lost an edge. At the same time, his knee kind of went into my head and then the other side - I think I hit the board [with] my head and my helmet came off." Source: CSNNE

In the second period, Bruins Shawn Thornton scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Blue Jackets Nick Foligno scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 8th goal of the season, winning the game 3-2 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 32 saves on 34 shots. Johnson is now 2-1-0 with a 2.30 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 38-36 and faceoff wins 35-29. The Blue Jackets led the game in shots 34-31 and blocked shots 20-11. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 0-for-4.

Dougie Hamilton and Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 8 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid (injured) and Jordan Caron were scratched for this game.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-5-1 with 25 points and in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is later tonight at the Ottawa Senators at 7:30pm ET. Ottawa is 7-7-4 this season so far.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NESN's Behind the B: episode 4 video

Here is episode 4 of Behind the B where it focuses on games such as 10/23 Bruins @ Sabres, 10/30 Bruins @ Penguins (also showing Bruins coach Claude Julien going off on the players between periods with a lot of bleeps and with Zdeno Chara mic'd up), 10/31 Ducks @ Bruins, 11/2 Bruins @ Islanders, 11/5 Stars @ Bruins (also showing Chris Kelly and Patrice Bergeron talking to the team in between periods) and they also show just how much the equipment staff does before, during and after games.


Previous episodes

Bruins beat Lightning on Veterans Day

Jarome Iginla celebrates a goal
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 11: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Boston Bruins smiles after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the TD Garden on November 11, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Yesterday the Bruins took on the Tampa Bay Lightning in an afternoon Veterans Day game. The Bruins played well and controlled most of the game and ended up shutting out the Lightning 3-0.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Only 20 seconds later, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, with 59 seconds left in the game, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 4th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 3-0 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and stopped all 28 shots he faced. Rask is now 10-4-1 with a 1.52 GAA and a .948 save percentage this season.

Both teams had 27 faceoff wins. The Bruins led the game in hits 31-25 and blocked shots 14-5. The Lightning led the game in shots 28-26. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Lightning went 0-for-4.

Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 4 shots. Jarome Iginla, Shawn Thornton and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid did not play as he's still hurt from the Toronto game and no details were released about the injury. Matt Bartkowski took McQuaid's place in the lineup. Jordan Caron was a healthy scratch.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 11-5-1 with 23 points and 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets in Boston at 7pm ET.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Bruins beat Leafs 3-1 in hard hitting game

Patrice Bergeron #37 and Loui Eriksson #21 of the Boston Bruins celebrate a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 9: Patrice Bergeron #37 and Loui Eriksson #21 of the Boston Bruins celebrate a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Garden on November 9, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins and Maple Leafs met for the first time this season and it was a hard hitting tough game. The Bruins dominated the first period but the Maple Leafs took over the second period. Then in the third period the Bruins put the Maple Leafs away 3-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Maple Leafs tough guy Frazer McLaren. McLaren got the better of McQuaid at the beginning of the fight but McQuaid came back strong in the later part of the fight. I would call this fight a draw. Later in the period, McQuaid turned to go behind his net and then was hit in the back of his leg with the puck and then he went down and couldn't get back up without help. The CBC crew said it may have been a hip injury as the puck he took to his leg didn't appear to be a hard shot puck. McQuaid did not return to the game. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, 45 seconds into the period, Maple Leafs David Clarkson challenged Bruins Jarome Iginla to fight and they went at it in another spirited fight with Iginla getting an edge, but after that fight the Maple Leafs got the momentum. Later, Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, 1:06 into the period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. With 22 seconds left in the game, Leafs had goalie James Reimer pulled, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 3-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 33 saves on 34 shots. Rask is now 9-4-1 with a 1.63 GAA and a .944 save percentage this season.

Both teams had 34 shots on net. The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 36-32. The Maple Leafs led the game in hits 43-37 and blocked shots 17-15. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-3.

Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 6 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Player notes
Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were scratched again.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-5-1 with 21 points and in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the 1st place Tampa Bay Lightning at 1pm ET.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Bruins wake up in 3rd period, beat Panthers 4-1

Tuukka Rask during warm ups
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 7: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins during warm ups prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at the TD Garden on November 7, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins started the game with not much life and that's how the TD Garden sounded too, dead quiet. As the game went on the Bruins played better but they didn't fully wake up until the third period when they put the Florida Panthers away with three goals. Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith both seemed to wake up in this game, as they scored goals. They've both been asleep in the past few games, Marchand more than Smith, but it was good seeing them play better.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. Early in the game, Panthers Jesse Winchester elbowed Bruins Chris Kelly in the head, but somehow the refs missed it so nothing was called. A shift later, Bruins Gregory Campbell dropped the gloves with Winchester, but he didn't fair well as Winchester held on for dear life with his head down and away and snuck in a few punches on Campbell.

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins. A few minutes later, Panthers Krys Barch dropped the gloves with Bruins Shawn Thornton and they had a good spirited fight. I would have to give the edge to Thornton. Later, Panthers Jesse Winchester scored, making it 3-1. With less than two minutes left in the game, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 4-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 23 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 8-4-1 with a 1.68 GAA and a .942 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-24, hits 24-16, faceoff wins 36-27 and blocked shots 20-12. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-4.

Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Player notes
Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were scratched again.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 9-5-1 with 19 points and in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7pm ET.

NHL's Rangers vs Bruins Thanksgiving Showdown video

Here's a hilarious commercial by the NHL to promote the New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins game on NBC on the day after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Seguin, Peverley and Stars beat Bruins in shootout

Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin skates during warmups
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 5: Tyler Seguin #91 of the Dallas Stars skates during warm ups prior to the game against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on November 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Former Bruins Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley came back to Boston on Tuesday night as members of the Dallas Stars to take on the Bruins. Loui Eriksson returned to the Bruins lineup, his first game since the concussion he sustained against the Sabres, to play against his former team as well.

Seguin and Peverley sure did make Bruins fans remember them, if somehow Bruins fans have forgotten what they did for the Bruins in the not-so-distant past, by scoring in the shootout to beat the Bruins. It must have felt good to score the goals to win the game against the team that traded you, especially for Seguin who was booed throughout the game, which I still have no idea why they were booing him. Those who booed Seguin, you do realize that he didn't ask to be traded, right?

Anyways, the game started well for the Bruins as they outplayed the Stars in the first period but as the game went on, the Stars came back and took advantage of Bruins mistakes to tie the game. It would eventually go to a shootout where, as I stated above, Seguin and Peverley scored the goals for the Stars to win the game 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Stars captain Jamie Benn scored, making it 1-0 Stars. Less than a minute later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 5th goal of the season, tipping the puck past goalie Kari Lehtonen off a beautiful pass from Reilly Smith.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Stars Vernon Fiddler was awarded a penalty shot and scored, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored; Stars Jamie Benn didn't score; Bruins Jarome Iginla didn't score; Stars Tyler Seguin scored; Bruins Loui Eriksson didn't score; Stars Alex Chiasson didn't score; Bruins David Krejci didn't score; and Stars Rich Peverley scored.

Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 5: Tyler Seguin #91 of the Boston Bruins watches the play against Tuukka Rask #40 of the Dallas Stars at the TD Garden on November 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 34 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 7-4-1 with a 1.74 GAA and a .941 save percentage this season.

Both teams had 36 shots on net. The Bruins led the game in hits 27-21. The Stars led the game in faceoff wins 31-30 and blocked shots 20-9. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron were scratched. Loui Eriksson and Johnny Boychuk returned to the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-5-1 with 17 points and in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Florida Panthers at 7pm ET. We may see Tim Thomas play for the Panthers. Will the Bruins fans cheer him or boo him?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bruins don't show up, lose to Islanders 3-1

Thomas Vanek celebrates a goal
UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Thomas Vanek #26 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 16:08 of the third period against Chad Johnson #30 of the Boston Bruins at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 2, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Giving up odd man rushes, getting a good goaltending performance, playing good defense and capitalizing on your chances, no that's not describing the Bruins, but it's describing how the Islanders played against the Bruins Saturday night. Oh and if you thought that maybe Thomas Vanek wouldn't be a "Bruins killer" anymore because he got traded away from the Sabres, you are wrong as he recorded a goal and an assist, and was +3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Islanders John Tavares scored, making it 1-0 Islanders. Later, Islanders Andrew MacDonald scored, making it 2-0 Islanders. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1. Less than a minute later, Bruins killer Islanders Thomas Vanek scored, making it 3-1 Islanders.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 31 saves on 34 shots. Johnson is now 1-1-0 with a 2.54 GAA and a .900 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 35-24 and blocked shots 20-19. The Islanders led the game in shots 34-27 and hits 27-20. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara and Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Player notes
Johnny Boychuk was scratched because of the injury he suffered in the game vs the Ducks and Matt Bartkowski was in the lineup. Jordan Caron was again scratched and Ryan Spooner was in the lineup, who picked up an assist.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-5-0 with 16 points and in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars at 7pm ET.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bruins beat Ducks 3-2 in shootout

Carl Soderberg celebrates his 1st NHL goal
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 31: Carl Soderberg #34 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal in the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at TD Garden on October 31, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The Bruins started the game getting outplayed as they didn't look like they had much energy. They ended up finishing the period with just one shot on net. As the game went on the Bruins got better and managed to tie the game up with less than three minutes left in the game. The game would go to a shootout and with Jarome Iginla's goal and Tuukka Rask not giving up a goal, the Bruins won 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Ducks Devante Smith-Pelly scored, making it 1-0 Ducks.

In the second period, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his 1st career NHL goal, tying the game 1-1. Bruins Ryan Spooner got an assist on the goal, which was his 1st career NHL point. With less than a minute in the period, Ducks Mathieu Perreault scored, making it 2-1 Ducks.

In the third period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins Ryan Spooner didn't score; Ducks Nick Bonino didn't score; Bruins Jarome Iginla scored; Ducks Corey Perry didn't score; Bruins Carl Soderberg didn't score; and Ducks Ryan Getzlaf didn't score.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 21 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 7-4-0 with a 1.73 GAA and a .940 save percentage this season.

Both teams were tied with 23 shots each. The Bruins led the game in hits 34-20. The Ducks led the game in faceoff wins 33-28 and blocked shots 16-10. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Ducks went 0-for-4.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Player notes
Jordan Caron was scratched and Ryan Spooner took his place in the lineup. Johnny Boychuk got injured in the second period and did not return. He only had 9:27 of ice time.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-4-0 with 16 points and tied for 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the New York Islanders at 7pm ET.

Bruins lose to Penguins while Red Sox win World Series!

Boston Red Sox players celebrate their World Series win
Boston Red Sox players celebrate their World Series win (Getty)
Last night, while the Red Sox were beating the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the MLB World Series, the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Penguins Chris Kunitz scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Penguins.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Not too long after the goal, Bruins Jordan Caron dropped the gloves with Penguins Robert Bortuzzo in a not very eventful fight. It was Caron's first NHL fight and you could tell from watching the fight. Caron didn't look good throwing down and he should probably stay away from that part of the game. Later, Penguins Brandon Sutter scored, making it 2-1 Penguins. Later, Penguins Jussi Jokinen scored, making it 3-1 Penguins. Shortly after, with Tuukka Rask pulled, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 28 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 6-4-0 with a 1.71 GAA and a .943 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 30-23. The Penguins led the game in shots 31-23, hits 39-30 and blocked shots 18-11. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Penguins went 1-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 7 hits. Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Matt Bartkowski was again a healthy scratch.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-4-0 with 14 points this season and in 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tonight as the Bruins host the Anaheim Ducks in Boston at 7pm ET.

The Bruins recalled forward Ryan Spooner today so he could play tonight against the Ducks.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bruins blow lead, lose 4-3 to Devils

Zdeno Chara and Jaromir Jagr chat during a stoppage of play
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 26: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils chats during a time out with Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on October 26, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
When just one line shows up to play you won't win many nights, even against a struggling team, as the Devils came back to tie and beat the Bruins 4-3 late in the third period.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Less than three minutes later, Devils Adam Henrique scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1. With 56 second left in the period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins.

In the second period, with 28 seconds left in the period, Devils Damien Brunner scored a power-play goal, making it 3-2.

In the third period, with 1:08 left in the period, Devils Marek Zidlicky scored a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3. Then with 45 seconds left in the period, Devils Andy Greene scored a power-play goal, giving the Devils a 4-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 28 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 6-3-0 with a 1.56 GAA and a .947 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 27-16, faceoff wins 35-30 and blocked shots 11-7. The Devils led the game in shots 32-28. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Devils went 4-for-7.

Jarome Iginla had 3 points, a goal and 2 assists. Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 4 hits. Torey Krug and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Player notes
Matt Bartkowski was again a healthy scratch.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-3-0 with 14 points and tied for 2nd place in the Atlantic Division with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday at the Pittsburgh Penguins at 8pm ET.