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.