Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bruins and Khudobin shutout Sabres 2-0

Tuukka Rask gives Anton Khudobin the game puck
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 31: Anton Khudobin #35 of the Boston Bruins receives the game puck from teammate Tuukka Rask #40 after his 2-0 shutout against the Buffalo Sabres on March 31, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rob Marczynski/NHLI via Getty Images)
Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin was the star of this game as he stopped all 26 shots that he faced and the Bruins offense came to life in the third period to get the Bruins a 2-0 win over the Sabres.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Nathan Horton scored his 11th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.


Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net for the Bruins and stopped all 26 shots he faced, earning his first shutout of the season. Khudobin is now 7-3-0 with a 2.07 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-26, faceoff wins 37-30 and blocked shots 15-13. The Sabres led the game in hits 29-14. The Bruins didn't have any power-plays and the Sabres went 0-for-4.

Nathan Horton led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 22-8-4 with 48 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the Ottawa Senators at 7pm ET in Boston.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

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

Nathan Horton scores a goal
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 30: Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins scores past Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers at 5:00 of the third period at the Wells Fargo Center on March 30, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Bruins 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Not much new here as the Bruins didn't show up to play against a struggling Philadelphia Flyers team as the Flyers beat the Bruins 3-1. Again, not much to say about this loss but it's another disappointing effort by the Bruins. When will they turn it around?

Quick game summary
In the first period, Flyers Mike Knuble scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Flyers.

In the second period, Flyers Matt Read scored, making it 2-0 Flyers.

In the third period, Bruins Nathan Horton scored his 10th goal of the season, making it 2-1. Flyers Ruslan Fedotenko scored an empty-net goal putting the Bruins away 3-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 15-5-4 with a 2.02 GAA and a .922 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-22. The Flyers led the game in hits 33-24, faceoff wins 28-22 and blocked shots 20-13. The Bruins went 0 for 2 on the power-play while the Flyers went 1-for-1.

David Krejci and Rich Peverley led the Bruins with 4 shots apiece. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Player notes
Defenseman Johnny Boychuk was back in the lineup. Torey Krug was sent back to Providence (AHL).

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-8-4 with 46 points. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow at the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30pm ET.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Peter Chiarelli was informed that Bruins acquired Iginla

Jarome Iginla
Jarome Iginla on the Calgary Flames bench. (Photo by Getty Images)
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli thought that the Bruins had a deal with the Calgary Flames for Jarome Iginla, but later Iginla decided to go to the Pittsburgh Penguins instead.

Read the comments below by Peter Chiarelli on the failed trade.

According to general manager Peter Chiarelli, the Bruins were informed at approximately noon on Wednesday that they had acquired Jarome Iginla from Calgary. The Bruins' offer was Matt Bartkowski, Alexander Khokhlachev, and a first-round pick.

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"We relied on the fact that we had a deal," said Chiarelli of scratching Bartkowski and Khokhlachev and promoting Torey Krug. "Now, these things happen all the time, more than you know, about deals going south for whatever reason. We believed we had a deal. We operated on the premise that we had a deal. When things were silent, in my experience, when things go silent, things are usually going screwy from your end. And it was."

After telling Chiarelli the initial news, Calgary GM Jay Feaster said he wanted to give Iginla some time to consider the trade. Chiarelli agreed.

"I assume it's because of the magnitude of the player Jarome was for the organization, they wanted to give him some space on this," Chiarelli said.

When Feaster told Chiarelli the news that Iginla was going to Pittsburgh, the Calgary GM acknowledged something had happened to scotch the Boston deal. Chiarelli declined to share the nature of the event. Chiarelli said in trades of this significance, there are many moving parts, such as speaking with ownership.
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Montreal comes back to tie game and win in shootout

Montreal's Brendan Gallagher scores the game winner in the shootout
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 27: Brendan Gallagher #11 of the Montreal Canadiens reacts after scoring the game-winning goal in an overtime shootout on Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins during the game on March 27, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The Bruins had another slow start and blew another third period lead to send the game into a shootout where Montreal would win it 6-5. So the Bruins get one point whereas they should have got two.

During the game and after it, there were reports by credible NHL reporters (TSN) that Calgary Flames All-Star and captain Jarome Iginla was headed to Boston. But then later in the night it was reported that the Pittsburgh Penguins traded for Iginla, as Flames GM Jay Feaster asked Iginla about which team he preferred to go to and Iginla chose the Penguins. What a sad night for Bruins fans.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canadiens Michael Ryder scored, making it 1-0. Later, during a stoppage, David Krejci and Andrei Markov were going at it. Then a fight broke out with Bruins Gregory Campbell and Canadiens Travis Moen which looked to be a draw.

In the second period, Canadiens P.K. Subban scored, making it 2-0. Less than a minute later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 14th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Later in the period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Only 35 seconds later, Bruins Nathan Horton scored his 9th goal of the season, making it 4-2 Bruins.

In the third period, Montreal pulled Carey Price at the start and put in Peter Budaj for the rest of the game. Canadiens Michael Ryder scored, making it 4-3. Bruins Tyler Seguin would later score his 11th goal of the season, making it 5-3. Less than a minute later, Canadiens Brendan Gallagher scored, making it 5-4. With 9 seconds left in the period and Montreal on the power-play, Canadiens Andrei Markov scored to tie the game 5-5.

In overtime, no one scored.

In the shootout, Bruins Tyler Seguin didn't score; Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk didn't score; Bruins Patrice Bergeron didn't score; Canadiens David Desharnais didn't score; Bruins David Krejci didn't score; Canadiens Lars Eller didn't score; Brad Marchand didn't score; Canadiens Michael Ryder didn't score; Bruins Nathan Horton didn't score; Canadiens Tomas Plekanec didn't score; Bruins Rich Peverley didn't score; amd Canadiens Brendan Gallagher scored to win the game.

After the shootout, goalie Tuukka Rask wasn't so happy, slamming his stick on the boards and losing his balance and falling down. See animated GIF below. Image source
Tuukka Rask slamming his stick on the boards and losing his balance and falling down

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 15-4-4 with a 2.02 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 41-28, hits 33-21 and faceoff wins 44-26. The Canadiens led the game in blocked shots 16-14. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 1-for-6.

Tyler Seguin led the Bruins with 6 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits and 4 blocked shots.

Player notes
Defenseman Torey Krug was called up and played in tonight's game and picked up an assist and was -1. Matt Bartkowski was scratched as he was one of the players who was in the package for Jarome Iginla that didn't go through for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-7-4 with 46 points and in 2nd place in the Northeast Division behind the Montreal Canadiens (47 points in 33 games, as the Bruins have 1 game in hand). The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Philadelphia Flyers at 1pm ET.

Bruins pick up Kaspars Daugavins
The newest Bruin won't be Jarome Iginla, but former Ottawa Senator forward Kaspars Daugavins, as the Bruins claimed him off waivers.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bruins beat Leafs in shootout 3-2

Patrice Bergeron scores the game winning goal in a shootout
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 25: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins scores the second goal during the overtime shootout against James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the game on March 25, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The Bruins played much better on Monday night against the Maple Leafs and were able to tie the game 2-2 in the third period. It would go to a shootout and Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored the game winning goal.

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

In the second period, Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0. Later, Maple Leafs Nikolai Kulemin scored, making it 2-0. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 2-1.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 9th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no one scored.

In the shootout, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored, Leafs Tyler Bozak scored, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored, Leafs Nazem Kadri didn't score, Bruins Brad Marchand didn't score, and Leafs Nikolai Kulemin didn't score.

PuckDaddy had a post about this, as Bruins assistant coach Geoff Ward tosses his ear piece behind him over the glass and it lands in a fan's beer. The fan looks up to try to find where it came from. *Update: It is not Geoff Ward's earpiece but Tyler Seguin tossing his smelling salts and they end up in the guy's beer. See video from Dafoomie below.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 15-4-3 with a 1.90 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 29-25, hits 25-22 and faceoff wins 44-26. The Maple Leafs led the game in blocked shots 19-8. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-3.

Daniel Paille led the Bruins with 5 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits. Andrew Ference led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid and Johnny Boychuk were out of the lineup, while Aaron Johnson and Matt Bartkowski were in the lineup.

Ryan Spooner was assigned to Providence (AHL) on Sunday.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-7-3 with 45 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday when the Bruins host the Montreal Canadiens in Boston at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bruins slow start, finish strong, lose to Leafs 3-2

Nathan Horton looks on as the Leafs celebrate a goal
TORONTO, CANADA - MARCH 23: Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates a second period goal as Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins looks on during NHL game action March 23, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins didn't really show up until the third period and couldn't come back from a 3-0 hole and the Maple Leafs won 3-2. The Bruins held Phil Kessel to no points and no shots, as Kessel was a -1. After the game, Bruins coach Claude Julien was right on with this comment: "It wasn't enough fight in our team tonight to deserve to win."

Quick game summary
In the first period, Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri scored, making it 1-0 Leafs. Off the next faceoff, Bruins Shawn Thornton dropped the gloves with Maple Leafs Colton Orr and they had a good bout with Orr getting the decision in that one.

In the second period, Maple Leafs Mikhail Grabovski scored, making it 2-0 Leafs.

In the third period, Maple Leafs Frazer McLaren scored, making it 3-0 Leafs. Less than a minute later, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-1. With less than two minutes in the game, goalie pulled, Bruins Andrew Ference scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-2. The Bruins couldn't get another goal to tie the game.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin started in net for the Bruins and made 8 saves on 11 shots. Khudobin was pulled after the third Leafs goal and Tuukka Rask came into the Bruins net. Khudobin got the loss and is now 6-3-0 with a 2.31 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season. Tuukka Rask stopped the 2 shots he faced.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-13 and faceoff wins 30-25. The Maple Leafs led the game in hits 38-31 and blocked shots 31-14. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-2.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 4 shots. Aaron Johnson led the Bruins with 5 hits. Gregory Campbell and Andrew Ference led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots apiece.

Player notes
Yesterday Johnny Boychuk was injured in practice so he was out of today's game and Matt Bartkowski was recalled and played in today's game. Adam McQuaid is still out and Aaron Johnson was in the lineup for him. Rich Peverley was back in the lineup and Jordan Caron was scratched.

Milan Lucic has now not scored a goal in 15 straight games.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-7-3 with 43 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs in Boston at 7pm ET.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Krejci returns, Bruins beat Senators 2-1

Dennis Seidenberg celebrates his goal
OTTAWA, CANADA - MARCH 21: Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his game winning goal late in the third period, during an NHL game against the Ottawa Senators, at Scotiabank Place, on March 21, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
Somehow the Bruins came away with two points in this game even though they didn't deserve it because the Senators outplayed them for most if not all of the game. Late in the third period, a Dennis Seidenberg slap shot from the offensive zone blue line, found its way into the back of the net behind goalie Robin Lehner, and that would be the game winner. The Bruins caught a huge break and got the win. Hopefully they can play much better in their next game.

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

In the second period, Senators Kaspars Daugavins scored, making it 1-0 Senators. Later, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net for the Bruins and made 27 saves on 28 shots. Khudobin is now 6-2-0 with a 2.14 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 29-28, faceoff wins 34-27 and blocked shots 17-15. The Senators led the game in hits 34-33. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Senators didn't have a power-play.

Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Player notes
David Krejci returned to the lineup and Rich Peverley was a healthy scratch, as Ryan Spooner was in the lineup again.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-6-3 with 43 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:00pm ET.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Adam McQuaid out 3-4 weeks

Adam McQuaid
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 9: Adam McQuaid #54 of the Boston Bruins skates during warm ups prior to the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the TD Garden on March 9, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced that defenseman Adam McQuaid will be out 3-4 weeks with a shoulder strain. He injured his should in the first period of the Bruins-Jets game when he was hit by Eric Tangradi and fell awkwardly into the boards.

Look for defenseman Aaron Johnson to take McQuaid's spot in the lineup until he can return.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bruins blow another third period lead and lose to Jets

Tuukka Rask making a save
WINNIPEG, CANADA - MARCH 19: Rich Peverley #49 and Dougie Hamilton #27 of the Boston Bruins watch as goaltender Tuukka Rask #40 makes a pad save on a shot by Nik Antropov #80 of the Winnipeg Jets during first period action at the MTS Centre on March 19, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Travis Golby/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins were outplayed in the first period but they played much better in the second period. Then in the third period, with the Bruins leading 1-0 they blew their lead and took another loss 3-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. The Jets definitely outplayed and outhit the Bruins in this period.

In the second period, 8 seconds into the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 13th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. The Bruins played much better in this period.

In the third period, Jets Blake Wheeler scored a power-play goal tying the game 1-1. Less than a minute later, Jets Evander Kane scored, making it 2-1 Jets. With 7 seconds left in the game, Jets Blake Wheeler scored an empty-net goal, making it 3-1 Jets.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 22 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 14-4-3 with a 1.92 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 28-25 and faceoff wins 27-24. The Jets led the game in hits 33-17 and blocked shots 19-13. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Jets went 1-for-2.

Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 shots. Daniel Paille led the Bruins with 3 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Player notes
David Krejci was out of the lineup and Ryan Spooner took his place in the lineup.

Defenseman Adam McQuaid was injured in the first period and did not return. He got hit and fell awkwardly into the boards with his shoulder making contact with the boards.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-6-3 with 41 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Ottawa Senators at 7:30pm ET.

Bruins players have new after game award

Nathan Horton wearing the rooster shirt
Nathan Horton wearing the rooster shirt. Photo courtesy of the Boston Bruins.
During the past few seasons, the Bruins players have had an inside the locker room award after games. Last year it was the 20-link chain that was given to players to wear after games. Two years ago it was small old Bruins jacket. Well this year it's a red rooster t-shirt. See Nathan Horton wearing the shirt after Saturday's win over the Capitals.
According to WEEI, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference chose the rooster tee shirt because "a rooster in the kitchen brings good luck."

The rooster shirt in question comes from The Mountain, a New Hampshire-based company that has been selling playful tee shirts for the past 40 years. The rooster shirt comes from their Big Face Animal shirts.
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David Krejci update, Ryan Spooner recalled

On Monday Bruins coach Claude Julien told the media that forward David Krejci is day-to-day with a leg injury and he that he has no broken bones.

Yesterday, the Bruins also recalled forward Ryan Spooner from Providence (AHL).
Spooner has skated in a total of 58 AHL games with the Providence Bruins and has notched 15 goals and 37 assists. The forward had back-to-back 60+ point seasons in the Ontario Hockey League before joining the P-Bruins, having tallied 66 points in 57 games split between Kingston and Sarnia last year, and 81 points in 64 games during the 2010-11 season split between Peterborough and Kingston. 


The 5'10", 175-pound native of Kanata, Ontario was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round (45th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. 

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Penguins beat Bruins 2-1

Penguins Sidney Crosby scores on the Bruins
PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 17: Sidney Crosby # 87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with his teammates after scoring to give the Penguins a 1 -0 during the first period on February 17, 2013 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/ Getty Images)
This afternoon a battle between two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference had the Penguins beating the Bruins 2-1 in a tight close game. The Bruins we watched yesterday against the Capitals where not playing today.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Penguins Sidney Crosby scored to make it 1-0 Penguins. Later, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored his 10th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. With 32 seconds left in the period, Penguins Joe Vitale scored, making it 2-1 Penguins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 16 saves on 18 shots. Rask is now 14-3-3 with a 1.92 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-18 and faceoff wins 26-23. The Penguins led the game in hits 30-26 and blocked shots 17-9. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Penguins went 0-for-1.

Tyler Seguin and Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 5 shots apiece. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits and 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
David Krejci took a Johnny Boychuk slap shot off his knee and had to helped off the ice and to the dressing room. No word yet on his injury but Krejci will be traveling to Winnipeg with the team.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-5-3 with 41 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday at the Winnipeg Jets at 8pm ET.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Bruins pound Capitals 4-1

Shawn Thornton stares at the Capitals bench
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 16: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins stares down the bench of the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden on March 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Krejci-Lucic-Horton line hasn't done much lately, but today they came alive with 9 points in total against the Capitals: David Krejci (1 goal and 2 assists), Nathan Horton (1 goal and 2 assists), and Milan Lucic (3 assists). This afternoon the Bruins looked like the Bruins team that we saw when they were playing a full 60-minute game and playing Bruins hockey. The Capitals didn't score a goal themselves against the Bruins as the only goal they got was from a Krejci pass that went off Johnny Boychuk's skate and past goalie Anton Khudobin.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Nathan Horton scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 1-0. A little more than three minutes later, David Krejci scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-0.

In the second period, Capitals Marcus Johansson got credit for a goal as David Krejci tried making a pass in the slot that went off of Johnny Boychuk's skate and past goalie Anton Khudobin, making it 2-1. Later, Bruins Andrew Ference scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 3-1. With 19 seconds left in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand dropped the gloves with hated Capitals forward Mike Ribeiro and got some uppercuts in on him. All Bruins fans should remember Ribeiro from his Montreal days and know why he is hated. Off the next faceoff, 8 seconds after the Marchand-Ribeiro fight, Bruins Nathan Horton challenged Matt Hendricks to a fight, as they were going at it the entire game, and Hendricks didn't reply to Horton. When the puck dropped on the faceoff, Hendricks charged at Horton and got the jump on him before Horton could get going. Hendricks would lose his balance and go down before Horton could really get at him. Horton ended up having a cut after the fight. By the end of the period, Horton had a Gordie Howe hat trick.

In the third period, Bruins Rich Peverley scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-1. With a little less than ten minutes to go in the game, on a faceoff, Bruins Shawn Thornton challenged Matt Hendricks to fight but Hendicks declined. Thornton would follow Hendricks around the ice challenging him. Hendricks was near his defensive zone blue line and soon found himself in the middle of Thornton and Adam McQuaid. Hendricks chickened out to fight Thornton and dropped the gloves and went with McQuaid instead. In the end it didn't matter who Hendricks went with as he got beat down by McQuaid anyways. On the way to the dressing room Hendricks exchanged words with a Bruins fan in the stands.

GIF of Capitals Matt Hendricks gesturing to Bruins fan in stands
GIF of Capitals Matt Hendricks gesturing to Bruins fan in stands
Source: NESN

After the game
Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner was the guy who was doing the "crybaby" gesture to Milan Lucic last season in the playoffs, and now he's crying himself after this game. Alzner didn't like seeing his teammate Matt Hendricks have to fight either Shawn Thornton or Adam McQuaid in the third period because of his previous actions.
"That's the biggest joke I've ever seen in my life, the fact that they let those guys corner a guy like that. For all they know, Henny has a broken hand and can't fight. If we had done that to [Tyler] Seguin with [John] Erskine, you think they would've let that happen? Questionable, very questionable."

Can the Capitals do anything to respond?

"Go after one of their guys, guess that the only thing you can do," Alzner said. "But we're probably not going to do that because we're not that kind of team but that's the only thing you can do."
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Nathan Horton on Matt Hendricks not replying to his challenge and then Hendricks getting the jump on him.
"I was yelling at him. Like three times I yelled at him and he didn't look at me," said Horton. Then he just sprinted at me. He kind of caught me with my gloves [down] there. Or maybe he did hear me. I just didn't think he did because he wasn't looking at me."
Source: CSNNE

Patrice Bergeron wearing the green St Patrick's warm up jersey during warm ups
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 16: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins skates during warm ups before the game against the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden on March 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net for the Bruins and made 32 saves on 33 shots. Khudobin is now 5-2-0 with a 2.30 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-33, hits 36-27, faceoff wins 40-25 and blocked shots 10-8. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Capitals went 0-for-3.

Tyler Seguin, Dennis Seidenberg and Rich Peverley led the Bruins with 4 shots apiece. Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 7 hits. Adam McQuaid and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots apiece.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-4-3 with 41 points. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow at the Pittsburgh Penguins at 12:30pm ET.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bruins beat Panthers 4-1 despite not playing well

Bruins players celebrate a goal
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 14: Andrew Ference #21, Patrice Bergeron #37, Brad Marchand #63 and Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins celebrate a empty net goal against the Florida Panthers at the TD Garden on March 14, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Even though the Bruins beat the Panthers 4-1, it was a very close game where the Bruins kept giving the Panthers chances to get back into the game but Tuukka Rask was there to shut them down. The Bruins still have a lot of work to do to play better for a full 60 minutes.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-0.

In the second period, Panthers Shawn Matthias scored a shorthanded goal on a great individual effort, making it 2-1.

In the third period, Bruins Shawn Thornton scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 3-1. With 58 seconds left in the game and the Panthers goalie pulled, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 8th goal of the season, his 2nd goal of the game, making it 4-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 14-2-3 with a 1.91 GAA and a .930 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-30, hits 30-25, faceoff wins 35-17 and blocked shots 15-10. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

David Krejci and Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 4 shots apiece. Gregory Campbell, Zdeno Chara and Aaron Johnson led the Bruins with 4 hits apiece. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Player notes
Adam McQuaid was out of the lineup and is day-to-day with a minor injurt. Aaron Johnson was in the lineup for McQuaid.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-4-3 with 39 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at 1pm ET when the Bruins host the Washington Capitals in Boston.

Bruins sign Anthony Camara to entry-level contract

Anthony Camara
Anthony Camara
The Bruins have signed forward Anthony Camara to an entry-level contract. Camara is one those hard-working heart and soul type of players that can hit, fight and score. It will be fun to watch him play on the Bruins with Milan Lucic hopefully in the near future.

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, March 14, that the club has signed forward Anthony Camara to an entry-level contract.

In 48 games this year with the Barrie Colts (OHL), Camara has registered 36 goals and 24 assists with a +17 rating and a team high 80 penalty minutes. Camara’s 36 goals are second on the team (11th in the OHL) and his 1.25 points per game average ranks third on the Colts squad. Camara's 36 goals and 24 assists (60 points) are all career highs.

Camara has skated in 243 games at the OHL level, compiling 66 goals, 56 assists with 443 penalty minutes. In 31 OHL playoff games, Camara has registered three goals and five assists with 52 penalty minutes. The forward also represented Team Canada at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Russia recording two assists and a +1 rating through six games.

The 6'0" 190-pound native of Toronto, Ontario was drafted in the third round (81 overall) by the Boston Bruins in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
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Chris Kelly out indefinitely

Chris Kelly
Chris Kelly
Some bad news about Bruin Chris Kelly, as he'll be out indefinitely with a broken left tibia, from the knee-on-knee hit from Senators Chris Neil. Kelly has had a not-so-good season looking at the stats and now this happens. We wish Chris Kelly a full recovery and the best.

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following update today, March 13, on forward Chris Kelly: Chris Kelly will be out indefinitely after breaking his left tibia in the second period of Monday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Kelly has skated in 23 games this season and has registered two goals and four assists with 12 penalty minutes.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bruins blow lead in 3rd period again, lose 3-2 to Penguins

Penguins score on the Bruins
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 12: Anton Khudobin #35 of the Boston Bruins reacts after being scored on in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 12, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins won 3-2. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Another two goal lead for the Bruins heading into the third period, another game where they blow the lead and this time it cost them two points as the Penguins beat the Bruins 3-2. The Penguins scored all three goals in the third period against the Bruins. It is time for the Bruins to wake up and stop this from happening again.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored his 9th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Penguins Chris Kunitz scored, making it 2-1. Less than a minute later, Penguins Brandon Sutter scored, tying the game 2-2. Less than four minutes later, Brandon Sutter scored again, giving the Penguins a 3-2 lead. The Bruins would pull their goalie late but they couldn't tie the game up.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net for the Bruins and made 31 saves on 34 shots. Khudobin is now 4-2-0 with a 2.52 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 33-28 and blocked shots 26-13. The Penguins led the game in shots 34-16 and hits 27-20. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Penguins went 0-for-4.

The Bruins second line is having trouble scoring and they're giving up goals when out there. David Krejci, Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic were all -2. Defenseman Johnny Boychuk was also -2.

Tyler Seguin led the Bruins with 4 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits and 7 blocked shots.

Player notes
No news on Chris Kelly as they're waiting for the swelling to go down. Jay Pandolfo was in the lineup for Kelly.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-4-3 with 37 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Florida Panthers in Boston at 7pm ET.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bruins beat Senators in shootout

Chris Kelly helped off the ice
OTTAWA, CANADA - MARCH 11: Chris Kelly #23 the Boston Bruins is helped off the ice by teammates Patrice Bergeron #37 and Zdeno Chara #33 after a collision during an NHL game against the Ottawa Senators on March 11, 2013 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins were down 2-0 quick and Bruins coach Claude Julien called a timeout to wake the players up. After that timeout the Bruins played better and managed to tie the game up. The game would go to shootout where Senators Kaspars Daugavins tried a trick-shot move that you don't see much in regular season games with points on the line (unless you're a veteran All-Star like Martin St. Louis) and was stopped by Tuukka Rask. Next up in the shootout was Bruins David Krejci. Krejci made a beautiful deke move and roofed a shot past Senators goalie Robin Lehner to win the game for the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Guillaume Latendresse scored, making it 1-0. Later, Senators Kyle Turris scored, making it 2-0. During the period, Bruins Adam McQuaid gave Senators Chris Neil a push from behind into the boards, Neil went down and stayed down. Senators Patrick Wiercioch then instigated a fight with McQuaid and McQuaid got the better of the fight. Neil got up after awhile and came back to the bench shortly. I don't think he missed a shift. With 44 seconds left in the period, Bruins Shawn Thornton scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-1.

In the second period, Bruins Chris Kelly got injured from a knee-on-knee collision with Senators Chris Neil. Kelly would not return to the game. It's hard to tell if Neil stuck his knee out purposely or not on Kelly. Neil did check on Kelly's condition with the Bruins after the game and said he didn't do it on purpose. Later in the period, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Senators Jakob Silfverberg didn't score; Bruins Tyler Seguin didn't score; Senators Kyle Turris scored; Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored; Senators Daniel Alfredsson didn't score; Bruins Brad Marchand didn't score; Senators Kaspars Daugavins tried a trick shot that everyone is still talking about as he didn't score and you could say cost the Senators a win (watch the video below to see it); and Bruins David Krejci scored to win the game for the Bruins.

Kaspars Daugavins almost converts on an amazing shootout move but Tuukka Rask comes up with a big pad save


Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 30 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 13-2-3 with a 1.96 GAA and a .927 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-32. The Senators led the game in hits 38-25, faceoff wins 32-31 and blocked shots 12-11. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-2.

Nathan Horton, Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 4 shots apiece. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots apiece.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-3-3 with 37 points. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow at the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bruins shutout Flyers 3-0

Bruins Daniel Paille, Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell celebrate Paille's goal
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 9: Daniel Paille #20 of the Boston Bruins celebrates with teammates Shawn Thornton #22 and Gregory Campbell #11 of the Boston Bruins after scoring a goal in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers during the game on March 9, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The scoring didn't come often but when it did the Bruins made it count as they scored three goals in the span of 2:18 in the first period. Those three goals would be all that they needed as they went on to a 3-0 afternoon win against the struggling Philadelphia Flyers.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Only 1:35 later, Chris Kelly scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Only 43 seconds later, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened. In the period Bruins Shawn Thornton dropped the gloves with Flyers Zac Rinaldo after Rinaldo laid out Johnny Boychuk with a hit. Thornton did pretty good and gets the decision in that fight.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and stopped all 23 shots he faced to get his 2nd shutout of the season. Rask is now 12-2-3 with a 1.97 GAA and a .927 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 28-23. The Flyers led the game in hits 41-31, faceoff wins 31-29 and blocked shots 25-18. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Flyers went 0-for-3.

Nathan Horton led the Bruins with 4 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 7 hits. Johnny Boychuk and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots apiece.

Player notes
Jordan Caron played in his first game this season and played on the third line with Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley. Caron looked good and recorded an assist.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-3-3 with 36 points (tied with Montreal in points but Montreal has played 3 more games than the Bruins have played). The next game for the Bruins is on Monday at the Ottawa Senators at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Bruins recall Caron and Bourque clears waivers

Jordan Caron
Jordan Caron
Bruins forward Chris Bourque has cleared waivers and has been sent to Providence (AHL). The Bruins have recalled forward Jordan Caron and he has been practicing on the third line. Look for Caron and Jay Pandolfo to maybe take turns on the third line until one takes the spot. This season in the AHL, Caron has played 44 games and has 10 goals and 5 assists.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thank you Kessel! Seguin nets 2 as Bruins beat Leafs

Alumni legend Milt Schmidt of the Boston Bruins does the ceremonial puck drop with Zdeno Chara and Dion Phaneuf
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 7: Alumni legend Milt Schmidt of the Boston Bruins does the ceremonial puck drop prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Garden on March 7, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
After their awful game against the Capitals the Bruins looked better against an improving Toronto Maple Leafs team and was able to pull out a 4-2 win over the Leafs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, less than four minutes into the game Maple Leafs Mark Fraser laid a hit on a Bruins player that looked to be a little from behind and Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Fraser and they had an ok fight. The more experienced Fraser got the better punches in on McQuaid and gets the decision in that one. It was good to see McQuaid though do something about that hit.

Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 11th goal of the season making it 1-0, with only 53 seconds left in the period.

In the second period, Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later in the period, David Krejci scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Maple Leafs Jay McClement scored, making it 3-2. With 15 seconds left in the game, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored his 7th goal of the season into an empty net, making it 4-2.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net for the Bruins and made 25 saves on 27 shots. Khudobin is now 4-1-0 with a 2.42 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 37-23. The Leafs led the game in shots 27-25, hits 39-26 and blocked shots 12-11. The Bruins and the Leafs both went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

The Bergeron-Marchand-Seguin line is hot right now. Bergeron had 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists), Brad Marchand had 2 assists and Tyler Seguin had 3 points (2 goals and 1 assist).

Tyler Seguin led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Leafs Phil Kessel had 0 points, 2 shots and was a -2.

Player notes
Forward Chris Bourque was waived and if not claimed he will be sent to Providence (AHL).

Jay Pandolfo was in the lineup in place of Bourque and played on the third line with Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-3-3 with 33 points and second place behind Montreal in the Northeast Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the struggling Philadelphia Flyers in Boston at 1pm ET.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bruins blow 3-goal lead, lose in overtime to Capitals

Bruins lose in overtime to Capitals
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Eric Fehr #16 of the Washington Capitals follows his game winning goal past goalie Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins to give the Capitals a 4-3 overtime win at Verizon Center on March 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
This was a game that could change the rest of the season for the Bruins in a bad way or it could wake them up and make them realize they need to play a full 60-minute game in order to win. Up 3-0 after the first period, the Bruins broke down and let the Capitals come back to tie it and then the Capitals would finish the Bruins off in overtime 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 12th goal of the season on a penalty shot, and it also counted as a short-handed goal. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. After the Chara goal, off the next faceoff, Bruins Shawn Thornton dropped the gloves with Capitals John Erskine and had a good bout with Thornton knocking Erskine down to the ice either with a punch or Erskine lost his balance. It was Thornton's first fight since his fight with Sabres John Scott when he got the concussion. With 1:30 left in the period, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-0.

In the second period, Capitals Mike Ribeiro scored, making it 3-1. Later, Capitals Tomas Kundratek scored, making it 3-2.

In the third period, Capitals Wojtek Wolski scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, 37 seconds into the period, Capitals Eric Fehr scored to win the game 4-3 for Washington.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 22 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 11-2-3 with a 2.09 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-26, faceoff wins 36-32 and blocked shots 21-20. The Capitals led the game in hits 23-22. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Capitals went 0-for-4.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 4 shots. Milan Lucic and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits apiece. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 7 blocked shots.

Player notes
The Bruins third line is struggling this season as: Chris Kelly has 1 goal in 20 games and is -7, Rich Peverley has 3 goals in 20 games and is -8, and Chris Bourque has 1 goal in 18 games and is -6. I would expect this line to get breaken up somehow and maybe some roster changes are coming.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-3-3 with 31 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7pm ET in Boston.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Montreal beats Boston 4-3 in spirited game

Pre-game puck drop with Zdeno Chara, Natalie Hammond and Brian Gionta
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 3: Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Natalie Hammond does the ceremonial puck drop before the game of the Boston Bruins against the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Garden on March 3, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
The best rivalry in hockey continued Sunday night with a battle between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. It got heated at times and there were a few fights, but Montreal would come out on top and win 4-3.

These two teams won't meet again until March 27th.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Montreal's Tomas Plekanec scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0. Less than a minute later, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored his 5th goal of the season to tie the game 1-1. Only 16 seconds later, Montreal's David Desharnais scored to make it 2-1 Montreal.

Johnny Boychuk wraps his glove around David Desharnais's face
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 03: Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins grabs David Desharnais #51 of the Montreal Canadiens after the whistle during a game at the TD Garden on March 3, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the season to tie the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Bruins Milan Lucic and Montreal's Brandon Prust dropped the gloves and had another good fight with Lucic getting the decision. This is the third time they have fought each other in the NHL. Shortly after the Lucic-Prust fight, Montreal's Alexei Emelin (who plays very similar to the hated old-time nemesis Ulf Samuelsson as he'll cheapshot you and talk but won't fight unless he's forced into it) gave Tyler Seguin a cross-check to the ribs, and broke his stick doing it too. Seguin went down in pain and no penalty was called, so Zdeno Chara went after Emelin, instigating a fight and getting in a few uppercuts before the linesmen saved Emelin's life.

In the third period, Montreal's Max Pacioretty scored to tie the game 3-3. Later, Montreal's David Desharnais scored to make it 4-3 Montreal.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 22 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 11-2-2 with a 1.97 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-26, hits 30-24 and faceoff wins 32-19. The Canadiens led the game in blocked shots 20-14. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 1-for-5.

Tyler Seguin led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Chris Bourque was scratched and Jay Pandolfo was in the lineup.

After the game
Bruins coach Claude Julien was not happy with some of the diving going on in the game and let the media know about it.

Claude Julien press conference after the game, as he's sick and tired of Canadiens embellishment

"The frustrating part is that you end up with 17 minutes in the penalty box when you should have been on the power play. It's as simple as that," Julien said. "It's frustrating because tonight, as everybody saw, there was a lot of embellishment and this is embarrassing for our game, embellishing. Right now, they've got over 100 power plays so far and it's pretty obvious why. We're trying to clean that out of our game and it's got to be done soon.

"It's not about tonight. It's about the game and the embellishment embarrasses our game, and we need to be better at that because it was pretty obvious when P.K. [Subban] gets hit, he throws himself into the glass and holds his head. You know what? If we start calling those penalties for embellishment, maybe teams will stop doing it, but until we take charge of that, it's going to be an issue."
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Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-3-2 with 30 points and in second place in the Northeast Division, behind the Montreal Canadiens (who have 32 points and have played three more games than the Bruins). The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday at the Washington Capitals at 7pm ET.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bruins power-play comes alive at home to beat Lightning

Brad Marchand celebrates his goal in the third period
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 2: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins celebrates a goal to untie the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the TD Garden on March 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
NHL referees have been awful this hockey season all around the league and that continued with some questionable calls in the Lightning-Bruins game. In a game that had 13 power-plays in total and 4 power-play goals, the Bruins power-play managed to net two goals to lead them to a 3-2 win over the Lightning in today's afternoon game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Lightning Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Lightning. Later, Lightning Alex Killorn scored a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Lightning. Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Lightning Pierre-Cedric Labrie in a spirited fight which was a draw.

In the second period, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored a power-play goal, his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Rich Peverley scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, with a little less than three minutes left in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal on a 2-on-1 with Patrice Bergeron, making it 3-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin was in net for the Bruins and made 20 saves on 22 shots. Khudobin is now 3-1-0 with a 2.52 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 27-22 and faceoff wins 37-20. The Lightning led the game in hits 20-13 and blocked shots 14-11. The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power-play while the Lighting went 2-for-8.

Tyler Seguin led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 3 hits apiece.

Player notes
Shawn Thornton was a healthy scratch and Jay Pandolfo was in the lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-2-2 with 30 points. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow when they host the hated Montreal Canadiens in Boston at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Bruins beat Senators in overtime

Bruins players celebrate Patrice Bergeron's game winning goal in overtime
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 28: The Boston Bruins celebrate an over time win against the Ottawa Senators at the TD Garden on February 28, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Even though the Ottawa Senators were playing without some of their best players last night against the Bruins, the Senators gave the Bruins everything they could and managed to get the game to overtime where the Bruins would win it and get the two points.

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

In the second period, Bruins Nathan Horton scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Senators Jim O'Brien scored a power-play goal to tie the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the season to win the game for the Bruins 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 30 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 11-1-2 with a 1.82 GAA and a .933 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 46-31, hits 30-16, faceoff wins 37-20 and blocked shots 15-14. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 7 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-2-2 with 28 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Boston at 1pm ET.