Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bruins beat Red Wings 5-2


Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins game recap, on December 29, 2014.
Last night the Bruins took on the Detroit Red Wings and came away with a decisive 5-2 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 9th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Red Wings Justin Abdelkader scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored a power-play goal, making it 3-2.

In the third period, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 5-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 15-10-3 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shot 45-30 and blocked shots 13-7. The Red Wings led the game in hits 25-20 and faceoff wins 40-24. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-4.

Carl Soderberg and Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Chris Kelly, Brad Marchand and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic and Zach Trotman did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-15-3 with 41 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday when the Bruins host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7pm ET.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Blue Jackets dominate Bruins 6-2

Boston Bruins Milan Lucic vs Columbus Blue Jackets Dalton Prout, on December 27, 2014.
The Bruins first game after the Christmas break was last night and it wasn't pretty at all as the Blue Jackets ran all over the Bruins and beat them badly 6-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blue Jackets Scott Hartnell scored, making it 1-0 Blue Jackets. Only 20 seconds later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, 51 seconds into the period, Blue Jackets Scott Hartnell scored, making it 2-1 Blue Jackets. Bruins Milan Lucic dropped the gloves with Blue Jackets Dalton Prout and they had a spirited bout with Lucic bloodying Prout. Later, Blue Jackets Kevin Connauton scored, making it 3-1 Blue Jackets. Later, Blue Jackets Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal, making it 4-1 Blue Jackets. Later, Bruins Craig Cunningham scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 4-2. Later, Blue Jackets Matt Calvert scored, making it 5-2 Blue Jackets.

In the third period, Blue Jackets Jeremy Morin scored, making it 6-2 Blue Jackets.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net and made 12 saves on 15 shots. Rask came out in the second period and Niklas Svedberg played the rest of the game, making 12 saves on 15 shots as well. Svedberg got the loss, and is now 4-5-0 this season.

The Blue Jackets led the game in shots 30-28, hits 37-30, faceoff wins 36-28 and blocked shots 14-6. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 1-for-2.

Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 6 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits.

Seth Griffith and Zach Trotman were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-15-3 with 39 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 7pm ET.

NESN's Behind the B season 2 episode 6 video

Here is episode 6, "Turbulence", of NESN's Behind the B season 2, where it focuses on: Bruins vs Ducks with Dennis Seidenberg mic'd up; a look at the Bruins equipment guys on the road trip; Bruins vs Kings with David Pastrnak mic'd up; Carl Soderberg working out; Soderberg and Loui Eriksson having dinner in San Jose; Bruins vs Sharks with Milan Lucic mic'd up; while out west, Chris Kelly goes shopping for his kids; Bruins vs Coyotes with Seth Griffith mic'd up; and Bruins vs Blackhawks with Zdeno Chara back in the lineup.


Previous episodes

You can watch all of the episodes from NESN's Behind the B season 1 on this tag page.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bruins beat Predators 5-3


Nashville Predators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 23, 2014.
Despite blowing a 2-1 lead in the first period last night, the Bruins managed to get the lead back and not look back, as they went on to a 5-3 win over the Predators.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 9th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Predators Colin Wilson scored, tying the game 1-1. Less than three minutes later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Predators Calle Jarnkrok scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 10th goal of the season, making it 4-2 Bruins.

In the third period, Predators Taylor Beck scored, making it 4-3. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 9th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 5-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 22 saves on 25 shots and is now 14-10-3 this season.

Both teams had 25 shots. The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 40-24. The Predators led the game in hits 23-20 and blocked shots 14-8. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Predators went 0-for-2.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Craig Cunningham and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits each.

Seth Griffith and Zach Trotman were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-14-3 with 39 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7pm ET.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Bruins beat Sabres 4-3 in overtime


Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 21, 2014.
Last night the Bruins hosted the rebuilding Buffalo Sabres and Bruins Loui Eriksson was the hero in overtime once again, scoring the game-winning goal.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the period, Bruins Matt Bartkowski laid out Sabres captain Brian Gionta with a dangerous hit that sent Gionta spinning and down onto the ice. Bartkowski was given an interference major and game misconduct. One minute later, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

Matt Bartkowski hits Brian Gionta, fights Marcus Foligno

In the second period, Sabres Andrej Meszaros scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Sabres Rasmus Ristolainen scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Sabres.

In the third period, Sabres Tim Schaller scored, making it 3-2 Sabres. Later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 7th goal of the season, winning the game 4-3 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 13-10-3 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 37-28 and faceoff wins 35-24. The Sabres led the game in hits 29-25 and blocked shots 21-3. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Sabres went 1-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Seth Griffith and Zach Trotman were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-14-3 with 37 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the Nashville Predators, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Jets beat Bruins 2-1


Boston Bruins @ Winnipeg Jets game recap video, on December 19, 2014.
Last night the Bruins visited the Winnipeg Jets and had trouble against former Providence Bruins goalie Michael Hutchinson. The Bruins came away with a 2-1 loss. The Bruins are now 1-2-2 in their last five games.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Jets Evander Kane scored, making it 1-0 Jets.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Late in the period, Jets Mathieu Perreault scored, making it 2-1 Jets.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 12-10-3 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-27, hits 33-31, faceoff wins 39-22 and blocked shots 15-10. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Jets went 0-for-4.

Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara, Craig Cunningham and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Matt Fraser, Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-14-3 with 35 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday when they host the Buffalo Sabres at 7pm ET.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bruins beat Wild 3-2 in overtime


Bruins @ Wild game recap video, on December 17, 2014.
Last night the Bruins once again had a game where they went into overtime but this time they were able to score and win the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Only 27 seconds later, Wild Kyle Brodziak scored, tying the game 1-1. Bruins Gregory Campbell dropped the gloves with Wild Justin Falk in a quick non-entertaining bout. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Wild Jason Pominville scored, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 6th goal of the season, winning the game 3-2 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net and made 35 saves on 37 shots. Svedberg is now 4-4-0 this season.

The Wild led the game in shots 37-25, hits 17-14 and faceoff wins 33-28. Both teams had 11 blocked shots. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 3 hits. David Krejci led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-13-3 with 35 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at the Winnipeg Jets, at 8pm ET.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Predators beat Bruins in shootout 3-2


Bruins @ Predators game summary video, on December 16, 2014.
Last night the Bruins took another shootout loss, this time a 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

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

In the second period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Late in the period, Predators Mike Fisher scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, Predators Mike Ribeiro scored, making it 2-1 Predators. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 8th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Predstors Derek Roy scored the only goal to win it for the Predators.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 38 saves on 40 shots. Rask is now 12-9-3 this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 21-15 and blocked shots 17-14. The Predators led the game in shots 40-35 and faceoff wins 36-34. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Predators went 1-for-4.

Milan Lucic, Reilly Smith and Carl Soderberg led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Matt Bartkowski and Joe Morrow were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-13-3 with 33 points. The next game for the Bruins is tonight (Wednesday) at the Minnesota Wild, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in shootout


Senators Mark Borowiecki vs Bruins Milan Lucic, on December 13, 2014.
Saturday afternoon the Bruins took on the Ottawa Senators, where they gave up game tying goals twice and wound up going to a shootout. The Senators would beat the Bruins 3-2 in the shootout.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Craig Cunningham scored his 1st NHL goal, a shorthanded goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Senators Mika Zibanejad scored, tying the game 1-1. In the period, Bruins Milan Lucic dropped the gloves with Senators Mark Borowiecki, after Borowiecki tried to ram Lucic's head into the glass/boards. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Senators David Legwand scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Senators Mika Zibanejad scored; Bruins Brad Marchand scored; Senators Bobby Ryan scored to win the game for the Senators.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 12-9-2 with a 2.55 GAA and a .911 save percentage this season.

Both teams had 31 shots. The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 50-18 and blocked shots 18-14. The Senators led the game in hits 34-27. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-3.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 4 shots. Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 4 hits each.

Matt Bartkowski and Joe Morrow were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-13-2 with 32 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, at the Nashville Predators, at 8pm ET.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Blackhawks beat Bruins 3-2


Chicago Blackhawks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 11, 2014.
On Thursday the Bruins hosted the Chicago Blackhawks with Zdeno Chara returning to the lineup. The Bruins were down 3-0 in the second period and they tried to come back, but they fell to the Blackhawks 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blackhawks Klas Dahlbeck scored, making it 1-0 Blackhawks. Later, Blackhawks Ben Smith scored, making it 2-0 Blackhawks.

In the second period, Blackhawks Patrick Kane scored, making it 3-0 Blackhawks. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 3-1.

In the third period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 3-2. After the goal, Bruins Chris Kelly dropped the gloves with Blackhawks Andrew Shaw and they had a good spirited bout.


Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 18 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 12-9-1 with a 2.59 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-21, hits 29-18 and faceoff wins 39-27. The Blackhawks led the game in blocked shots 11-8. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Blackhawks went 0-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Bartkowski and Joe Morrow were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-13-1 with 31 points and are 6th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Ottawa Senators at 1pm ET.

Monday, December 8, 2014

NESN's Behind the B season 2 episode 5 video

Here is episode 5, "Tricks and Treats", of NESN's Behind the B season 2, where it focuses on: Bruins players attend the "Comics Come Home" event; Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille and Adam McQuaid visit Hockey Operations in Toronto; Bruins vs Hurricanes with Torey Krug mic'd up; Bruins practice with Patrice Bergeron mic'd up; Bruins vs Blues; Bruins players work at the new Bruins Pro Shop; Bruins vs Canadiens; rookie David Pastrnak gets called up; Bruins vs Penguins with Reilly Smith mic'd up; Brad Marchand mic'd up at practice; and Bruins vs Jets.


Previous episodes

You can watch all of the episodes from NESN's Behind the B season 1 on this tag page.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bruins pound Coyotes 5-2


Boston Bruins @ Arizona Coyotes game recap video, on December 6, 2014.
On Saturday night the Bruins visited the Arizona Coyotes, hoping to get at least one win out of this west coast road trip. The Bruins played well meanwhile the Coyotes did not and the Bruins came out with a 5-2 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Coyotes Joe Vitale scored, making it 2-1.

In the second period, Bruins Simon Gagne scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 4-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 5-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Coyotes Mikkel Boedker scored a power-play goal, making it 5-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 12-8-1 with a 2.56 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-26. The Coyotes led the game in hits 36-33, faceoff wins 31-25 and blocked shots 13-10. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Coyotes went 1-for-4.

Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Matt Bartkowski and David Pastrnak did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-12-1 with 31 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Chicago Blackhawks, at 7pm ET.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sharks beat Bruins 7-4


Boston Bruins @ San Jose Sharks game recap video, on December 4, 2014.
Last night the Bruins visited the San Jose Sharks and things started well for the Bruins but it went downhill starting in the second period. The Sharks would score three goals in the third period to finish the Bruins off 7-4.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Sharks Tommy Wingels scored, making it 2-1. Sharks Tyler Kennedy scored, tying the game 2-2. Sharks Tommy Wingels scored a power-play goal, making it 3-2 Sharks. Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3. Bruins Torey Krug scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 4-3 Bruins. Sharks Joe Pavelski scored a power-play goal, tying the game 4-4.

In the third period, Sharks Tyler Kennedy scored, making it 5-4 Sharks. Sharks Joe Pavelski scored, making it 6-4 Sharks. Sharks Tomas Hertl scored, making it 7-4 Sharks.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 37 saves on 44 shots. Rask is now 11-8-1 with a 2.59 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 34-29 and blocked shots 19-15. The Sharks led the game in shots 44-24 and hits 26-23. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Sharks went 2-for-4.

Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 4 shots. Gregory Campbell and Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Seth Griffith and Joe Morrow did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-12-1 with 29 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Arizona Coyotes, at 8pm ET.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bruins can't score vs Quick and Kings, lose 2-0


Boston Bruins @ Los Angeles Kings game recap video, on December 2, 2014.
Last night the Bruins visited the Los Angeles Kings and faced another good goalie, this time Jonathan Quick and were shutout by him 2-0.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Kings Tanner Pearson scored, making it 1-0 Kings.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Kings Tyler Toffoli scored an empty-net goal, making it 2-0 Kings.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net and made 33 saves on 34 shots. Svedberg is now 3-4-0 with a 2.28 GAA and a .922 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 36-28 and blocked shots 14-9. The Kings led the game in shots 35-31. Both teams had 28 faceoff wins. The Bruins had no power-plays while the Kings went 0-for-3.

Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 6 hits each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Craig Cunningham, Seth Griffith and Joe Morrow were scratched for this game.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-11-1 with 29 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the San Jose Sharks, at 10:30pm ET.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bruins open road trip with 3-2 loss to Ducks


Boston Bruins @ Anaheim Ducks game recap video, on December 1, 2014.
Last night the Bruins visited the Anaheim Ducks and came away with a 3-2 loss. They had good chances but couldn't finish them or were stopped by the great goaltending by Ducks Frederik Andersen.

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

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Ducks Sami Vatanen scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Ducks Devante Smith-Pelly scored, making it 2-1 Ducks.

In the third period, Ducks Matt Beleskey scored, making it 3-1 Ducks. Later, Bruins Simon Gagne scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 11-7-1 with a 2.35 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-28 and faceoff wins 30-27. The Ducks led the game in blocked shots 28-15. Both teams had 24 hits. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Carl Soderberg and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Craig Cunningham, Seth Griffith and Kevan Miller were scratches for this game.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-10-1 with 29 points. The next game for the Bruins is later today (Tuesday) at the Los Angeles Kings, at 10:30pm ET.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Bruins beat Jets 2-1 in overtime


Winnipeg Jets @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 28, 2014.
The day after Thanksgiving can sometimes lead to sloppy gameplay but the Bruins managed to get a 2-1 overtime win before their road trip out west next week.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Jets Dustin Byfuglien scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Jets.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In overtime, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 5th goal of the season, to win the game 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 35 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 11-6-1 with a 2.31 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-36 and faceoff wins 37-29. Both teams had 23 hits and 15 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Jets went 1-for-5.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots. Dennis Seidenberg and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Fraser and David Krejci did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-9-1 with 29 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, at the Anaheim Ducks, at 10pm ET.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Penguins beat Bruins 3-2 in overtime


Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 24, 2014.
On Monday the Bruins took on the Pittsburgh Penguins and had some bad luck with two disallowed goals and wound up losing in overtime 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Penguins Sidney Crosby scored, making it 1-0 Penguins.

In the second period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 4th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than a minute later, Bruins Joe Morrow scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his 1st career NHL goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later Penguins Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Penguins Evgeni Malkin scored to win the game 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 10-6-1 with a 2.40 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 14-7. The Penguins led the game in shots 33-29 and faceoff wins 27-26. Both teams had 31 hits each. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Penguins went 1-for-3.

Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 4 shots and 5 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Matt Fraser, Chris Kelly and David Krejci did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-9-1 with 27 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday when they host the Winnipeg Jets at 7pm ET.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Montreal shutouts Bruins 2-0


Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 22, 2014.
Montreal's Carey Price was the story tonight as he shutout the Bruins 2-0 and ended Boston's wining streak. Montreal has beaten Boston in all three games they've played this season. Their next/last meeting isn't until February 8th.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canadiens Andrei Markov scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Montreal. Bruins Gregory Campbell dropped the gloves with Canadiens Dale Weise, a re-match from their last meeting which didn't last long.

In the second period, Canadiens Tomas Plekanec scored, making it 2-0 Montreal.

In the third period, no scoring happened. Bruins Torey Krug dropped the gloves with Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 10-6-0 with a 2.36 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-23 and hits 31-21. The Canadiens led the game in faceoff wins 30-29 and blocked shots 15-10. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 1-for-3.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 5 hits. Reilly Smith and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand, David Krejci and Chris Kelly were out of the lineup. Matt Lindblad and Jordan Caron were recalled from Providence (AHL). Lindblad was in the lineup while Caron did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-9-0 with 26 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7pm ET.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bruins beat Blue Jackets in shootout 4-3


Bruins Milan Lucic gets dropped by Blue Jackets Dalton Prout, on November 21, 2014.
In a game where they looked like they were going to lose, the Bruins came out strong in the third period and took the lead. The Blue Jackets wouldn't stop though and sent the game to overtime. The game would go to a shootout where newly called up Bruins rookie Alex Khokhlachev scored to win the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Jackets Ryan Johansen scored, making it 1-0 Jackets. Less than two minutes later, Jackets Nick Foligno scored, making it 2-0 Jackets.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-1. Later, Bruins Matt Fraser scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Jackets Jack Johnson scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, no scoring happened. At the end of the period, Bruins Milan Lucic and Jackets Dalton Prout got into a scuffle with Prout landing a punch that sent Lucic down, who still had his gloves on. I would expect something may happen with these two guys the next time these two teams meet.

In the shootout, in the 7th round, Bruins rookie Alex Khokhlachev scored to win the game for the Bruins 4-3.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net for the Bruins and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Svedberg is now 3-3-0 with a 2.46 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 41-28. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 38-36, faceoff wins 32-23 and blocked shots 18-12. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 0-for-2.

Reilly Smith, Carl Soderberg, Patrice Bergeron and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-8-0 with 26 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow when they host the Montreal Canadiens (15-5-1) at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bruins shutout Blues 2-0


St. Louis Blues @ Boston Bruins game recap, on November 18, 2014.
Yesterday the Bruins came away with a 2-0 shutout win against one of the best teams in the league, the St. Louis Blues. How did they do this? Well they actually played a good defensive game and Tuukka Rask played great making save after save to get his 1st shutout of the season. If the Bruins play every game like they did last night, they will be at or near the top of the standings.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 33 shots he faced for his 1st shutout of the season. Rask is now 10-5-0 with a 2.38 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-16 and faceoff wins 32-29. The Blues led the game in shots 33-17. Both teams had 12 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Blues went 0-for-2.

Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 3 shots. Gregory Campbell, Milan Lucic and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Loui Eriksson and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Today the Bruins assigned defenseman Zach Trotman back to Providence (AHL). This most likely means that Kevan Miller is close to returning to the lineup.

Update: Adam McQuaid did leave the game and it was announced today that Adam McQuaid will be out six to eight weeks with a broken thumb.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-8-0 with 24 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Monday, November 17, 2014

NESN's Behind the B season 2 episode 4 video

Here is episode 4, "Tricks and Treats", of NESN's Behind the B season 2, where it focuses on: Milan Lucic gets to drive the van from Dumb & Dumber; Bruins vs Wild with Zach Trotman mic'd up; Bruins practice on Halloween with Tuukka Rask mic'd up; Chris Kelly mic'd up on Halloween night with his family and other Bruins players with their families trick-or-treating; Bruins vs Senators with Chris Kelly mic'd up; Bruins vs Panthers with Shawn Thornton returning to Boston; and Bruins vs Oilers with Joe Morrow mic'd up.


Previous episodes

You can watch all of the episodes from NESN's Behind the B season 1 on this tag page.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bruins beat Hurricanes in 2-1 win


Carolina Hurricanes @ Boston Bruins game recap, on November 15, 2014.
On Saturday afternoon, the Bruins took on the struggling Carolina Hurricanes and managed to squeeze out a 2-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Hurricanes Jiri Tlusty scored, making it 1-0 Hurricanes. Later, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Late in the period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 34 shots. Rask is now 9-5-0 with a 2.56 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 30-23 and blocked shots 14-10. The Hurricanes led the game in shots 34-25 and faceoff wins 34-27. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 0-for-3.

Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 4 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Zach Trotman and David Krejci were out of the lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 11-8-0 with 22 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the St. Louis Blues (12-4-1) at 7pm ET.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bruins play another bad game, lose to Habs 5-1


Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens game recap, on November 13, 2014.
Another game and another bad game by the Bruins which equals another loss, this time a 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Canadiens Dale Weise scored on a penalty shot, tying the game 1-1. Later, Canadiens Lars Eller scored, making it 2-1 Canadiens. Less than two minutes later, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored, making it 3-1 Canadiens.

In the third period, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored, making it 4-1 Canadiens. Later, Canadiens Jiri Sekac scored a power-play goal, making it 5-1 Canadiens.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net and made 29 saves on 34 shots. Svedberg is now 2-3-0 with a 2.41 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-24. Montreal led the game in shots 34-22, faceoff wins 36-25 and blocked shots 24-12. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while Montreal went 1-for-5.

Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 4 shots. Gregory Campbell, Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Joe Morrow led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Bruins Gregory Campbell got into a fight in the first period with Canadiens Dale Weise after Weise hit Campbell into the boards. It didn't last long as Campbell stepped on his stick and went down to the ice as Weise continued throwing punches. The linesmen broke it up quickly. In the second period, Bruins Matt Fraser dropped the gloves with Canadiens Nathan Beaulieu. Beaulieu landed a punch that sent both guys down to the ice. Fraser was woozy after the fight and went to the locker room. He returned in the third period.

David Krejci and Matt Bartkowski did not play. Yesterday the Bruins recalled forward Alexander Khokhlachev but he didn't play tonight.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-8-0 with 20 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at 1pm ET when they host the Carolina Hurricanes (5-7-3).

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Leafs run over Bruins 6-1


Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap, on November 12, 2014.
When you play bad hockey you're going to lose most nights and there isn't much else to say about Wednesday night's embarassing 6-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was just a downright ugly Bruins loss. With no Zdeno Chara in the lineup, Leafs Phil Kessel scored two goals on four shots.

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

In the second period, only 18 seconds into the period, Maple Leafs Phil Kessel scored, making it 2-0 Leafs. Less than two minutes later, Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly scored, making it 3-0 Leafs. Less than two minutes later, Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak scored a power-play goal, making it 4-0 Leafs. Later, Maple Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal, making it 5-0 Leafs. Later, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 5-1.

In the third period, Maple Leafs Peter Holland scored a power-play goal, making it 6-1 Maple Leafs.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started and played in net until he was pulled in the second period after allowing 4 goals, making 12 saves on 16 shots. Niklas Svedberg came into the game and made 15 saves on 17 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 8-5-0 with a 2.69 GAA and a .901 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 36-34. The Leafs led the game in shots 33-26, faceoff wins 29-23 and blocked shots 27-9. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Leafs went 3-for-4.

Gregory Campbell led the Bruins with 4 shots. Matt Fraser led the Bruins with 6 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Bartkowski and David Krejci did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-7-0 with 20 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is today (Thursday) at the Montreal Canadiens (11-4-1) at 7:30pm ET.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bruins win 5th straight game, beat Devils 4-2


Boston Bruins Seth Griffith scores an amazing no-look between the legs goal against the New Jersey Devils, on November 10, 2014.
The Bruins took on the struggling New Jersey Devils tonight and broke the game open in the second period as they scored two goals in less than two minutes to take a 4-2 lead. The Devils came out strong in the third period and dominated the Bruins but Tuukka Rask made some big saves to keep the game at 4-2 to get the Bruins their 5th straight win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Devils Travis Zajac scored, making it 1-0 Devils. Later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Devils Jaromir Jagr scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Less than two minutes later and with 39 seconds left in the period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 4-2 Bruins.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 8-4-0 with a 2.44 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 27-20, faceoff wins 28-23 and blocked shots 15-13. The Devils led the game in shots 28-23. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Devils didn't have any power-plays.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists). Matt Fraser, Carl Soderberg and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Daniel Paille led the Bruins with 5 hits.

David Krejci and Matt Bartkowski did not play. David Warsofsky suffered a groin strain in the game against the Edmonton Oilers and will be out of the lineup for 2-4 weeks.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-6-0 with 20 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday at the Toronto Maple Leafs at 8pm ET.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bruins score 4 goals in 3rd period, beat Oilers 5-2


Edmonton Oilers @ Boston Bruins game recap, on November 6, 2014.
The Edmonton Oilers visited Boston on Thursday to take on the Bruins and they were also without their captain, former Bruin Andrew Ference. Ference was out of the lineup because he was suspended for three games for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian.

The Bruins broke the game wide open in the third period with three goals (two power-play goals) in less than three minutes and finished it with a 5-2 win. The Bruins are now on a 4-game winning streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Oilers Boyd Gordon scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Oilers. Later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Oilers Mark Arcobello scored, making it 2-1 Oilers. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-2 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-2 Bruins. Late in the period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 3rd goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 5-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 7-4-0 with a 2.48 GAA and a .907 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-26, hits 21-16 and faceoff wins 36-27. The Oilers led the game in blocked shots 14-11. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Oilers went 1-for-5.

Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists). Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits. Joe Morrow led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 9-6-0 with 18 points and are 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the New Jersey Devils at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bruins beat Panthers 2-1 in overtime


Florida Panthers @ Boston Bruins game recap, on November 4, 2014.
On Sunday the Bruins announced that they signed coach Claude Julien to a multi-year contract extension. Julien's record behind the Bruins bench is 317-171-65 in 553 games with a .632 win percentage. On Wednesday, ex-Bruin Shawn Thornton returned to Boston as a member of the Panthers and was given an ovation by the fans thanking him for his time in Boston. He will never be forgotten for his time in Boston.

David Krejci was out of the Bruins lineup but Brad Marchand stepped up his game and had his best game of the season as he came away with the game-winnng goal in overtime for the Bruins.

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

In the second period, Panthers Jussi Jokinen scored, making it 1-0 Panthers. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 5th goal of the season, winning the game 2-1 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 18 saves on 19 shots. Rask is now 6-4-0 with a 2.53 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 25-19 and faceoff wins 32-20. The Panthers led the game in hits 27-21. Both teams had 12 blocked shots. The Bruins had no power-plays while the Panthers went 0-for-1.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic, Reilly Smith and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-6-0 with 16 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Edmonton Oilers (4-7-1) at 7pm ET.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

NESN's Behind the B season 2 episode 3 video

Here is episode 3, "A Challenging Start", of NESN's Behind the B season 2, where it focuses on: Patrice Bergeron talking about opening night; Reilly Smith mic'd up vs Flyers; Bruins vs Red Wings; Bruins vs Canadiens; Bruins vs Sabres; Bruins vs Sharks with Milan Lucic mic'd up; and Bruins vs Islanders with the return of Johnny Boychuk and Chad Johnson.


Previous episodes

You can watch all of the episodes from NESN's Behind the B season 1 on this tag page.

Matt Fraser scores twice in Bruins 4-2 win over Senators


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins game recap, on November 1, 2014.
On Saturday night the Bruins opened November with a big 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. With Bruins David Krejci being a scratch for this game, Matt Fraser was inserted into the lineup and came through big, scoring two goals for the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Senators Mark Stone scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Matt Fraser scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Matt Fraser scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 4-1 Bruins. Later, Senators Mika Zibanejad scored, making it 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 5-4-0 with a 2.72 GAA and a .902 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-29. The Senators led the game in hits 31-18, faceoff wins 33-30 and blocked shots 17-10. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-1.

Matt Fraser led the Bruins with 5 shots. Adam McQuaid and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Joe Morrow and David Warsofsky led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

David Krejci and Matt Bartkowski were scratched.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-6-0 with 14 points and are 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the Florida Panthers (4-2-3) at 7pm ET. It will be Shawn Thornton's return to Boston for the first time to play against the Bruins since he joined the Panthers.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bruins beat Sabres in overtime 3-2


Bruins Milan Lucic vs Sabres Chris Stewart, on October 30, 2014.
Yesterday the Bruins visited the Buffalo Sabres and came away with a 3-2 overtime win, a win they were lucky enough to get as the Sabres are one of the rebuilding teams in the NHL but the Bruins didn't look in-sync at times during the game. The Bruins defense did not look all that good, especially youngsters Zach Trotman and Joe Morrow.

On the other hand, defenseman David Warsofsky moved the puck well and looks more comfortable in the NHL than Trotman and Morrow right now. It says a lot about Matt Bartkowski, as he was scratched and three AHL defensemen got in the lineup. Looks like the Bruins moved the wrong defenseman before the season started.

Quick game summary
In the first period, less than a minute into the game, Sabres Chris Stewart challenged Bruins Milan Lucic and they dropped the gloves and had a good fight. Both guys landed a few good punches and ended in a draw. Watch the fight up above in this blog post. No scoring happened in the period.

In the second period, Sabres Drew Stafford scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Sabres. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid scored his 1st goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, Sabres Tyler Ennis scored, making it 2-1 Sabres.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 3rd goal of the season, winning the game 3-2 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net and made 13 saves on 15 shots. Svedberg is now 2-2-0 with a 1.67 GAA and a .940 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 37-15 and faceoff wins 32-26. The Sabres led the game in hits 33-21 and blocked shots 18-13. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Sabres went 1-for-2.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 3 points (2 goals and 1 assist). Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 shots. Gregory Campbell and Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Joe Morrow led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Torey Krug will miss 2-3 weeks with a broken finger. Matt Bartkowski and Matt Fraser were healthy scratches.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-6-0 with 12 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Ottawa Senators (5-2-2) at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bruins blow lead in third period, lose to Wild 4-3


Minnesota Wild @ Boston Bruins game recap, on October 28, 2014.
The Bruins have always had trouble scoring on Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom but Tuesday night they were able to get four goals against him but the team broke down defensively and blew it in the third period. The Wild came back and scored three goals in the third period to get the 4-3 comeback win. One of the very few bright spots for the Bruins was rookie Seth Griffith, who had 2 goals and an assist.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Wild Nino Niederreiter scored, making it 1-0 Wild. Later, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Wild Zach Parise scored, making it 3-2. Less than three minutes later, Wild Justin Fontaine scored, tying the game 3-3. Later, Wild Marco Scandella scored, making it 4-3 Wild.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 38 saves on 42 shots. Rask is now 4-4-0 with a 2.81 GAA and a .899 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 23-18 and faceoff wins 37-28. The Wild led the game in shots 42-28 and blocked shots 20-17. The Bruins went 1-for-2 while the Wild went 0-for-2.

Carl Soderberg, David Krejci and Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 7 hits. Reilly Smith, Chris Kelly, Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Matt Bartkowski is now a team-worst -4 in 5 games this season.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 5-6-0 with 10 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Buffalo Sabres, at 7pm ET.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-1


Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap, on October 25, 2014.
Dougie Hamilton has not had a good start to this season but on Saturday night he showed a glimpse of what he can do as he scored a goal and assisted on two other goals as the Bruins went on to a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 2nd goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 3-0 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 4-0 Bruins. Later, Maple Leafs Richard Panik scored, making it 4-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 32 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 4-3-0 with a 2.63 GAA and a .897 save percentage this season.

Both teams had 33 shots each. The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 41-27. The Maple Leafs led the game in hits 39-24 and blocked shots 18-13. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-3.

Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists). Torey Krug and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

With Zdeno Chara out of the lineup, Zach Trotman made his season debut (3rd career NHL game) and had 2 shots and 1 hit in 12:23 of ice time.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 5-5-0 with 10 points and 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is against the Minnesota Wild (4-2-0) on Tuesday, October 28th, in Boston at 7pm ET.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Zdeno Chara out 4-6 weeks with left knee Injury

The Bruins announced on Friday that captain Zdeno Chara will be out 4-6 weeks with a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.


The Bruins have recalled defensemen Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman from Providence (AHL).

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Islanders hang on for 3-2 win over Bruins


New York Islanders @ Boston Bruins recap, on October 23, 2014.
The Bruins once again didn't play a full 60-minute game and when you don't show up for most of the game, you usually lose. The Bruins wound up losing 3-2 to the New York Islanders as they didn't show up to the game until the third period which was exciting and nerve-racking to watch but it was too little, too late. Where was that effort earlier in the game?

More bad news, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara left in the first period and did not return to the game. Bruins coach Claude Julien didn't give any update on Zdeno Chara after the game. Some are suspecting that it is a left knee injury. Ex-Bruin goalie Chad Johnson stopped 30 of 32 shots against and got the win against his former team. Also former Bruin Johnny Boychuk didn't get any points in this game but was given a nice video tribute and the crowd chanted his name.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Islanders Frans Nielsen scored, making it 1-0 Islanders. Later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 1st goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Islanders Kyle Okposo scored, making it 2-1 Islanders. Later, Islanders Cal Clutterbuck scored, making it 3-1 Islanders.

In the third period, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-2.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net and made 35 saves on 38 shots. Svedberg is now 1-2-0 with a 1.57 GAA and a .951 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 36-24. The Islanders led the game in shots 38-32, hits 25-24 and blocked shots 19-4. Both teams went 0-for-1 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 4-5-0 with 8 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Toronto Maple Leafs (3-3-1), at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bruins power-play wakes up, beat Sharks 5-3


San Jose Sharks @ Boston Bruins recap, on October 21, 2014.
On Tuesday night the Bruins came away with a 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks as the Bruins power-play helped by putting two goals on the board. With this win the Bruins are now on a 2-game winning streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Sharks Logan Couture scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Sharks Logan Couture scored, tying the game 2-2. Less than a minute later, Sharks Joe Thornton scored, making it 3-2 Sharks.

In the third period, Bruins Seth Griffith scored his 1st goal of the season, which was also his 1st career NHL goal, tying the game 3-3. Later, Bruins Gregory Campbell scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 4-3 Bruins. Later with 25 seconds left in the game, Bruins David Krejci scored his 2nd goal of the season, a shorthanded empty-net goal, making it 5-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 34 shots. Rask is now 3-3-0 with a 2.91 GAA and a .880 save percentage this season.

The Sharks led the game in shots 34-33, hits 24-16 and faceoff wins 35-34. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Sharks went 1-for-3. Both teams had 16 blocked shots.

Milan Lucic had 3 assists. Torey Krug had 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists). Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 7 shots and 5 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 4-4-0 with 8 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host Johnny Boychuk and the New York Islanders (4-2-0) at 7pm ET.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kevan Miller is out indefinitely


Bruins Kevan Miller vs Sabres Nicolas Deslauriers, on October 18, 2014.
Today the Bruins announced that defenseman Kevan Miller sustained a dislocated right shoulder and will be out indefinitely. He sustained the injury at the end of his fight against the Sabres, see the video on the left side. Not good news at all. Matt Bartkowski will now most likely be a regular in the lineup.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bruins shutout Sabres 4-0


Boston Bruins forward Carl Soderberg scores off some amazing passes from forwards Chris Kelly and Loui Eriksson to give the Bruins a 4-0 lead in the 2nd period, on October 18, 2014.
Tonight the Bruins shutout the Buffalo Sabres in a game they should have won against a struggling young Sabres team. Simon Gagne played on a line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic and he looked good on it. Hopefully the Bruins can build off this win and carry it to their next game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Sabres Nicolas Deslauriers in a good fight. Miller did not return to the game after the fight as it looked like he may have landed on his right arm or wrist awkwardly when falling down to the ice with Deslauriers at the end of the fight. You can watch GIFs of the fight and Miller's landing on NESN here. Later Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 4-0 Bruins.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net, stopped all 32 shots that he faced and recorded his 1st shutout of his career. Svedberg is now 1-1-0 with a 0.91 GAA and a .969 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 36-32, faceoff wins 32-30 and blocked shots 22-19. Both teams had 13 hits. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-7.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 7 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 3 hits. Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Bartkowski, Ryan Spooner and Seth Griffith were healthy scratches.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-4-0 with 6 points and are in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the San Jose Sharks (4-0-1) in Boston, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Montreal comes back to beat Bruins 6-4


Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens game highlights, on October 16, 2014.
There was a lot of hype for this game ever since what happened in last years playoffs but again it was a Montreal team that outplayed the Bruins and took advantage of the chances they got. In the end the Canadiens came away with a 6-4 win, with their green laser pointer friend in the stands.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Not too long later, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Canadiens Brendan Gallagher scored, making it 2-1 Montreal. Less than a minute later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 1st goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Later, Canadiens Jiri Sekac scored, tying the game 3-3. With 24 seconds left in the period, Canadiens Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored, making it 4-3 Canadiens.

In the third period, Canadiens Brendan Gallagher scored, making it 5-3. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was then pulled from the game and Niklas Svedberg came in. Later, Bruins Simon Gagne scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 5-4. With less than two minutes left in the game, Bruins Milan Lucic was called for a boarding penalty as Canadiens Alexei Emelin turned his back at the last second to draw the call. Canadiens Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored an empty-net power-play goal, making it 6-4 Canadiens.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net and was pulled in the third period, after giving up five goals, making 18 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 2-3-0 with a 2.90 GAA and a .870 save percentage this season. Niklas Svedberg stopped the two shots he faced.

The Bruins led the game in shots 29-26. The Canadiens led the game in hits 30-17, faceoff wins 39-31 and blocked shots 19-16. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 2-for-3.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 shots and was +3. Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 4 hits, but he was also a -2. Dennis Seidenberg was also a -2. Zdeno Chara was a team worst -3. Torey Krug and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Gregory Campbell returned to the Bruins lineup and had 10:38 of ice time, was -1 with 2 hits and went 50% in the faceoff circle. Matt Fraser, Ryan Spooner and Matt Bartkowski were all healthy scratches.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-4-0 with 4 points and are in 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Buffalo Sabres (1-3-0, 7th place in Atlantic Division), at 7pm ET.

Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in shootout


Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings game highlights, on October 15, 2014.
Last night the Bruins came away with a 3-2 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings in a game they looked much better from their previous games. Yes the Bruins actually was a game in the shootout as David Krejci and Reilly Smith scored some nice goals. If it wasn't for the timely saves by Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, the Bruins would have won this game in regulation. Simon Gagne also made his Bruins debut where he started on the fourth line and in the third period found himself on a line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored, tying the game 1-1.

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

In the third period, Red Wings Gustav Nyquist scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Late in the game Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith looked like he was trying out for the Montreal Canadiens as Bruins Patrice Bergeron hooked him in the arm area and Smith fell down to the ice, drawing a penalty. Hopefully Smith is fined for that with the new diving initiative going on in the NHL. Watch the Brendan Smith diving GIF here.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins David Krejci and Reilly Smith scored and the Red Wings did not score. Bruins win 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 18 saves on 20 shots. Rask is now 2-2-0 with a 2.22 GAA and a .894 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-20, hits 27-19 and faceoff wins 32-29. The Red Wings led the game in blocked shots 17-12. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-5.

Brad Marchand and Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Dennis Seidenberg and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Gregory Campbell is still out of the Bruins lineup as he recovers.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-3-0 with 4 points and are in 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tonight at the Montreal Canadiens (3-1-0) at 7:30pm ET.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bruins sign Simon Gagne to 1-year contract

Simon Gagne
Simon Gagne
Today the Bruins announced that they have signed veteran forward Simon Gagne to a 1-year, 1-way contract worth a cap figure of $600,000.

We'll see what the injury-prone 34-year old Gagne can do for the Bruins but don't expect him to be the offensive savior the Bruins need right now. In 2012-2013, he played 27 games for the Philadelphia Flyers and had 5-6-11 totals.

The Bruins have also sent Bobby Robins and Jordan Caron down to Providence (AHL).

Monday, October 13, 2014

Avalanche beat Bruins with less than a second left in game


Avalanche Cody McLeod vs Bruins Adam McQuaid, on October 13, 2014.
Today's Bruins vs Avalanche game was a battle of two teams who are struggling to score goals and it showed in this afternoon's game. The Avalanche got a 2-1 win over the Bruins in the final second of the game which was disappointing to see. Even with David Krejci returning to the Bruins lineup, it didn't seem to help all that much and the Bruins power-play continues to struggle.

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

In the second period, Avalanche Jamie McGinn scored, making it 1-0 Avalanche. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Bruins Adam McQuaid and Avalanche Cody McLeod dropped the gloves and had a good fight.

In the third period, with less than a second left in the game, Avalanche Daniel Briere scored, making it 2-1 Avalanche.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net for the Bruins and made 28 saves on 30 shots. Svedberg is now 0-1-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .933 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 32-29. The Avalanche led the game in shots 30-28, hits 19-16 and blocked shots 12-9. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Avalanche went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Milan Lucic and David Krejci led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

Kevan Miller was scratched and Matt Bartkowski played in his first game of the season. The Bruins sent Craig Cunningham to Providence (AHL) and called up Seth Griffith, who played in today's game. Bobby Robins was scratched and Jordan Caron was in the lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-3-0 with 2 points and in 6th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, at the Detroit Red Wings (1-1-0) at 8pm ET.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Capitals capitalize on power-play, shutout Bruins 4-0


Capitals Michael Latta vs Burins Bobby Robins, on October 11, 2014.
Yes it's still early in this young NHL season but the Bruins are showing signs that this could be a long, long year for them and their fans. Tonight's game against the Capitals was painful to watch as the Bruins offense couldn't get many quality chances on Braden Holtby and the intensity wasn't there for the whole team, sure there were a few Bruins showing intensity but there were more that were not showing it.

There were tripping, holding and interference penalties during the game but when Bruins Milan Lucic gets pushed dangerously into the boards from behind by Capitals Mike Green, there is no call on that. We all know if it was the other way around, Lucic would have been given a major and game misconduct. And when Green is challenged by Lucic because of the hit, Green backs down and lets his teammates and refs save him. If you're going to play that way, you better stand up and face the consequences, but I'm not surprised by Green's response, he's done that his entire career.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Bobby Robins went for a hit and ended up kneeing a Capitals player, which brought over Capitals Michael Latta and they dropped the gloves with Robins getting the better of the fight. On the ensuing power-play, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Capitals. Late in the period, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored again, making it 2-0 Capitals.

In the second period, Capitals Mike Green scored a power-play goal, making it 3-0 Capitals.

In the third period, Capitals Joel Ward scored, making it 4-0 Capitals.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 17 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 1-2-0 with a 2.36 GAA and a .892 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 29-21, hits 28-23 and faceoff wins 34-19. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 14-9. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Capitals went 2-for-4.

Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 shots. Chris Kelly led the Bruins with 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

David Krejci and Gregory Campbell did not play as both are recovering from injuries.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-2-0 with 2 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the Colorado Avalanche at 1pm ET.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Red Wings outplay and beat Bruins 2-1


Game summary video of Boston Bruins @ Red Wings, on October 9, 2014.
Last night the Bruins visited the Detroit Red Wings and it looked like they didn't really come to play as the Red Wings controlled most of the game. The Bruins offense was abysmal with only 17 shots on net. This team needs to wake up and wake up fast.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Red Wings Justin Abdelkader scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Red Wings Gustav Nyquist scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Red Wings. Bruins Patrice Bergeron was hit into the boards awkwardly and missed most of the second period. After the game it was revealed that Bergeron went to the "Quiet Room" after the hit.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 22 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 1-1-0 with a 1.53 GAA and a .932 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 13-6. The Red Wings led the game in shots 24-17, hits 22-18 and faceoff wins 31-25. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-4.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 6 shots. Craig Cunningham led the Bruins with 3 hits. Dennis Seidenberg and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

David Krejci and Gregory Campbell did not play as both are recovering from injuries.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-1-0 this season with 2 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Washington Capitals at 7pm ET.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bruins hang on to 2-1 win over Flyers


Bruins Bobby Robins runs Flyers Zac Rinaldo, then fights Flyers Luke Schenn, on October 8, 2014.
Opening night was last night and the Bruins took on the Philadelphia Flyers and came away with a 2-1 win. Tuukka Rask looked good but the rest of the team struggled at times during the game. Patrice Bergeron also had a good game, shutting down Flyers Claude Giroux to one shot and winning most of his faceoffs. The line of Carl Soderberg, Loui Eriksson and Chris Kelly played great together and was the Bruins best line.

On the other end, there was Dougie Hamilton who made some bad decisions which gave the Flyers chances and then there was Milan Lucic who wasn't noticeable at all during the game. The "feel-good" story of the night had to be Bobby Robins, who played in his 1st NHL game, had his 1st NHL fight and led the Bruins with 5 hits. The Bruins were lucky to come away with a 2-1 victory as the Flyers had chances to tie it up.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened but Bruins Bobby Robins got into his first NHL fight, against Flyers Luke Schenn.

In the third period, Flyers Sean Couturier scored, tying the game 1-1. With less than two minutes in the game, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 20 shots.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-20 and faceoff wins 36-25. The Flyers led the game in hits 26-23. Both teams had 15 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Flyers went 0-for-2.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots. Bobby Robins led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara and Reilly Smith led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

David Krejci and Gregory Campbell did not play as both are recovering from injuries.

Onto the next one
The next game for the Bruins is later today at the Detroit Red Wings.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NESN's Behind the B season 2 episode 2 video

Here is episode 2, "Welcome Back", of NESN's Behind the B season 2, where it focuses on: Bruins team meeting; annual fitness test; Chris Kelly mic'd up during practice; Bruins vs Canadiens preseason game with Malcolm Subban playing the third period; Bruins vs Capitals preseason game with Bobby Robins mic'd up; Gregory Campbell and the "Ice Bucket Challenge"; Torey Krug and Reilly Smith get signed; Bruins vs Islanders preseason game; and the Bruins trading Johnny Boychuk.


Previous episodes

You can watch all of the episodes from NESN's Behind the B season 1 on this tag page.

NESN's Behind the B season 2 episode 1 video

Here is episode 1, "A New Season Begins", of NESN's Behind the B season 2, where it focuses on: Dennis Seidenberg rehabbing; Seidenberg season assessment with Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli; Tuukka Rask goes clothes shopping with someone from the "Make a Wish Foundation", for the NHL Awards; Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron win awards; Bruins front office at the NHL draft; Bruins development camp with focus on David Pastrnak and Malcolm Subban; offseason with Kevan Miller in California; Dennis Seidenberg with his family at the beach; Bruins players have an informal practice with Zdeno Chara mic'd up and ex-Bruin Shawn Thornton is there along with a few other non-Bruins players; and David Krejci and Peter Chiarelli talk on the phone about the Bruins re-signing him.


You can watch all of the episodes from NESN's Behind the B season 1 on this tag page.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Bruins trade Johnny Boychuk to Islanders

There has been speculation for months now about the Bruins trading someone before the season starts as they had too many defensemen and to also make some cap room. Today it was announced that the Bruins have traded defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders for two second round draft picks (Philadelphia Flyers second round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and the New York Islanders second round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft) and a conditional third round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

The Bruins would only acquire the conditional 2015 third round pick from the Islanders if the Islanders trade Boychuk during the 2014-2015 season to an Eastern Conference team.

Sorry Jack Edwards, no more "Johnny rockets" for the Bruins.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bruins resign Reilly Smith and Torey Krug

On Monday it was announced that the Bruins have resigned forward Reilly Smith and defenseman Torey Krug to 1-year contracts, both worth $1.4 million.

The 2014-2015 NHL season starts on October 8th for the Bruins when they host the Philadelphia Flyers.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Bruins sign Matt Fraser and Steve Eminger

Today it was announced that the Bruins have signed forward Matt Fraser to a 1-year 2-way contract ($625,000 at the NHL level) and defenseman Steve Eminger to an AHL contract.

Fraser appeared in 14 games for Boston last season, tallying two goals, both of which came on the road (1/9 at LAK, 12/23 at NSH). In his first regular season with Providence, Fraser finished the 2013-14 campaign with 20 goals (tied for third on the team) and 10 assists for 30 points in 44 appearances.

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Eminger joins the Bruins organization after spending half of last season with CSKA Moscow (KHL, 0-2=2 totals in 25 games) and the Norfolk Admirals (AHL, 3-4=7 totals in 33 games). Eminger is a veteran of 488 NHL games playing with the Washington Capitals from 2002-08 (212 games), the Tampa Bay Lightning (50 games), Philadelphia Flyers (12 games) and Florida Panthers (nine games) in 2008-09, the Anaheim Ducks in 2009-10 (63 games) and the New York Rangers from 2010-2013 (142 games).

In total the 30-year-old blueliner from Woodbridge, ON has registered 19 goals and 80 assists for 99 points with 359 penalty minutes at the National Hockey League level. Eminger was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round (12th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

Bruins sign David Krejci to 6-year contract extension

Yesterday it was announced that the Bruins have signed forward David Krejci to a 6-year contract extension. Krejci's salary will be an annual cap figure of $7,250,000.

In total, the pivot has skated in 504 NHL games – all with Boston – amassing 110 goals and 268 assists for 378 points with a combined plus-97 rating. In seven postseasons with Boston spanning from 2008-14, Krejci has played in 93 games notching 29 goals and 48 assists for 77 points with a plus-28 rating. In two of the last four playoffs, Krejci has led postseason scoring with 23 points in 2011 (12 goals, 11 assists) and 26 points (nine goals, 17 assists) in 2013. His 12 goals in 2011 were the most ever in one playoff year by a Czech player and tied Slovakian Marian Gaborik’s 2008 mark for a Czechoslovakian born player.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bruins sign a few players and lose a few to free agency

During the month of July the Bruins have signed a few players and they have lost a few players to free agency.

Who is leaving Boston and has signed elsewhere
Jarome Iginla has signed with the Colorado Avalanche, to a 3-year contract, reportedly worth $16 million ($5.5 million in the first two years, and $5 million in the final year).

Shawn Thornton has signed with the Florida Panthers, to a 2-year contract, worth $2.6 million.

Goalie Chad Johnson has signed with the New York Islanders, to a 2-year contract, worth $2.6 million.

Who has signed with Boston
The Bruins re-signed goalie Niklas Svedberg to a 1-year, one-way contract worth an annual cap hit of $600,000. He will most likely be Tuukka Rask's backup unless he doesn't perform.

The Bruins have signed defenseman Christopher Breen to a 1-year, two-way contract, worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 at the AHL level.

The Bruins have signed goalie Jeremy Smith to a 1-year, two-way contract, worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 at the AHL level.

The Bruins have re-signed defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a 1-year contract, worth a cap figure of $1,250,000.

The Bruins have signed forward David Pastrnak to an entry level contract.

On July 18th, the Bruins signed a few players: forward Jordan Caron was signed to a 1-year, one-way contract worth a cap figure of $600,000; defenseman Tommy Cross was signed to a 1-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $72,500 at the AHL level; forward Craig Cunningham to a 1-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $85,000 at the AHL level; forward Tyler Randell 1-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level; defenseman Zach Trotman to a 2-year contract (in year one the contract is a two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 at the AHL level and in year two the contract is a one-way deal worth $650,000 at the NHL level); and forward Justin Florek to a 1-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level.

The Bruins have signed defenseman David Warsofsky to a 1-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level.

On July 24th, the Bruins announced that they hired Joe Sacco as Assistant Coach.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bruins picks in 2014 NHL Entry Draft

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft was this past weekend and the Bruins made five selections with one in the first round. Here are the Bruins 2014 draft selections:

Round 1: Bruins selected forward David Pastrnak, 25th overall, 6'0", 198lbs, native of Havirov, Czech Republic.

Round 2: Bruins selected forward Ryan Donato, 56th overall, 6'0", 176lbs, native of Scituate, MA, USA.

Round 4: Bruins selected forward Danton Heinen, 116th overall, 6'0", 170lbs, native of Langley, BC, Canada.

Round 5: Bruins selected forward Anders Bjork, 146th overall, 6'0", 183lbs, native of Mequon, WI, USA.

Round 7: Bruins selected defenseman Emil Johansson, 206th overall, 6'0", 194lbs, native of Sweden.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bergeron and Rask win awards

The NHL awards were last night and some Bruins will be coming home with some new hardware.

Patrice Bergeron won the 2014 Frank J. Selke Trophy. The Selke Trophy is awarded annually "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." This is Bergeron's second time winning the Selke Trophy.

Patrice Bergeron won the 2014 NHL Foundation Award. The NHL Foundation Player Award is awarded annually to the NHL's player "who applies the core values of (ice) hockey—commitment, perseverance and teamwork—to enrich the lives of people in his community."

Tuukka Rask won the 2014 Vezina Trophy. The Vezina Trophy is awarded "to the goaltender adjudged to be the best at his position." This is Rask's first time winning the Vezina Trophy.
Rask finished the regular season establishing career bests in shutouts (seven), wins (36) and games played (58). His shutout total led all NHL goaltenders while his 36 wins ranked fifth. Rask also posted a 2.04 goals against average, which ranked fourth in the NHL while his .930 save percentage was second only to Minnesota's Josh Harding (.933 in 29 games). Rask surrendered two or less goals in 38 of his 58 appearances in the 2013-14 campaign.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

Bruins sign goalie Niklas Svedberg to 1-year one-way contract

On Monday, the Bruins announced that they signed goalie Niklas Svedberg to a 1-year one-way contract. Svedberg's deal is worth an annual cap hit of $600,000. So Svedberg will be backing up Tuukka Rask next season with this signing and Chad Johnson will be moving on to somewhere else.
Svedberg appeared in his first and only NHL game last season with Boston, earning a win against the Nashville Predators in a 3-2 overtime victory, making 33 saves on 35 shots.

The Swedish netminder finished the 2013-14 season with Providence (American Hockey League), compiling a 25-15-4 record with a 2.63 goals against average and .910 save percentage with two shutouts in 45 appearances.
Source: bruins.nhl.com