Thursday, December 31, 2015

Bruins vs Canadiens Winter Classic Alumni game

The 2016 Winter Classic Alumni game was tonight with the Boston Bruins alumni vs Montreal Canadiens alumni where we got to see some NHL legends including Ray Bourque, Mark Recchi, Guy Carbonneau and more. The game ended in a 4-4 tie and went to a shootout where the Bruins won 3-2. Below is a video with the highlights of the game.

Khokhlachev recalled, Miller sent to Providence

Alex Khokhlachev
Alex Khokhlachev
Today the Bruins announced that forward Alex Khokhlachev has been recalled from Providence (AHL). In the AHL this season, Khokhlachev has played in 22 games, has 9 goals and 16 assists for a total of 25 points.

The Bruins also announced that they sent defenseman Colin Miller to Providence (AHL).

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Marchand suspended for 3 games


NHL video explaining why Bruins Brad Marchand was suspended.
Today the NHL announced that Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended for 3 games for his hit/clipping on Senators Mark Borowiecki on December 29th. That means Marchand will miss the Winter Classic game on Friday.

It was a dumb move by Marchand to make the hit and I'm surprised he didn't get more games because of his history. Even if what Marchand said is true, about him not going for the hit but rather trying to turn back up the ice to go after the puck, you can't make that turn because you're going to make contact with the other person.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bruins beat Senators 7-3 in spirited game


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 29, 2015.
The second game in a home-and-home with the Ottawa Senators had a feisty ending to a hard-fought 7-3 win by the Bruins. The next meeting between these two teams is on January 9th. I expect Bruins Brad Marchand to get some kind of punishment for going low on Senators Mark Borowiecki.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 6th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Senators Chris Neil scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 13th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, for some dumb reason Senators Mark Borowiecki took some shots at Bruins captain Zdeno Chara which didn't sit well with the big guy. They dropped the gloves and Chara rag-dolled Borowiecki down to the ice. Borowiecki is lucky Chara didn't throw any punches when he had the chance to unload on him. Later, Senators Mika Zibanejad scored, making the score 3-2.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 4-2 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Senators Mike Hoffman scored, making the score 4-3. Later, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 7th goal of the season, making the score 5-3 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 7th goal of the season, making the score 6-3 Bruins. With less than a minute left in the game, Senators Max McCormick went after Bruins Landon Ferraro for no reason and got the better of Ferraro, who isn't a fighter. After the next faceoff there was more chippy play starting with Senators Dave Dziurzynski taking a run at Bruins Kevan Miller, which then led to Bruins Adam McQuaid dropping the gloves with Senators Chris Neil and Bruins Zac Rinaldo dropping the gloves with Senators Dave Dziurzynski. The McQuaid-Neil bout didn't have much action, but both looked to face-rake each other (earlier in the game Neil gave McQuaid a stick between the legs). In the Rinaldo-Dziurzynski fight, Rinaldo put a beating on his opponent. After all the penalties were handed out, with less than a second left in the game, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 7-3 Bruins.

Landon Ferraro vs Max McCormick, Adam McQuaid vs Chris Neil and Zac Rinaldo vs Dave Dziurzynski

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 14-9-3 with a 2.41 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 37-32, faceoff wins 36-32 and blocked shots 19-17. The Senators led the game in hits 36-28. The Bruins went 4-for-7 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-4.

Loui Eriksson, Patrice Bergeron and Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 6 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Colin Miller, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-12-4 with 44 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is the Winter Classic on Friday, January 1st at Gillette Stadium, at 1pm ET and on NBC.

Krejci placed on IR, Griffith recalled

Seth Griffith
Seth Griffith
On Tuesday, the Bruins announced that forward David Krejci was placed on the injured reserve with an upper body injury and is listed as week-to-week. The Bruins also recalled forward Seth Griffith from Providence (AHL). This season in Providence, Griffith has recorded 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points in 24 games.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Senators beat Bruins 3-1


Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators game recap video, on December 27, 2015.
After last night's debacle vs the Sabres, the Bruins showed a better effort against the Ottawa Senators today despite losing 3-1. Bruins Torey Krug missed the game with an undisclosed injury and Bruins David Krejci left in the second period, so hopefully they both don't miss much more time, the Bruins really need their offense.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes instigated a fight with Senators Mark Borowiecki after Borowiecki laid out Bruins Frank Vatrano with a big hit, and Hayes wound up getting 2 (instigator), 5 (fighting major) and 10 (misconduct). On the ensuing power-play, Senators Mark Stone scored a power-play goal, making the score 1-0 Senators.

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 11th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, Senators Mika Zibanejad scored, making the score 2-1 Senators.

In the third period, Senators Mark Stone scored an empty-net goal, making the score 3-1 Senators.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 13-9-3 with a 2.39 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-22, faceoff wins 33-20 and blocked shots 13-10. The Senators led the game in hits 47-39. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-2.

Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 10 hits. Joe Morrow led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Torey Krug, Colin Miller, David Pastrnak and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-12-4 with 42 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the Ottawa Senators, at 7:00pm ET.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Bruins blow lead, lose to Sabres


Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 26, 2015.
All you need to know about this one is that the Bruins had a 3-1 lead with 13 minutes left in the third period and blew it. They stopped playing and made dumb mistakes that let the Sabres tie the game and eventually win it. Just a bad effort by the Bruins in the third period.

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

In the second period, Sabres Evander Kane scored, making the score 1-0 Sabres. Less than a minute later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 12th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 10th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Sabres Ryan O'Reilly scored, making the score 3-2. Only 39 seconds later, Sabres Jack Eichel scored, tying the game 3-3. Later, Sabres Jamie McGinn scored, making the score 4-3 Sabres. Later, Sabres Jack Eichel scored an empty-net goal, making the score 5-3 Sabres. Not long after, Sabres Ryan O'Reilly scored an empty-net goal, making the score 6-3 Sabres.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 23 saves on 27 shots. Gustavsson is now 6-3-1 with a 2.58 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-29, hits 28-24, faceoff wins 33-27 and blocked shots 15-9. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 6 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, David Pastrnak and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-11-4 with 42 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday (tomorrow) at the Ottawa Senators, at 5:00pm ET.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Blues beat Bruins 2-0


St. Louis Blues @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 22, 2015.
Happy Holidays everyone! Below is a quick game summary of the Blues 2-0 win over the Bruins on Tuesday, December 22nd.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Tyler Randell dropped the gloves with Blues Ryan Reaves in a quick bout. Later, Blues Vladimir Tarasenko scored, making the score 1-0 Blues. Later, Blues Robby Fabbri scored, making the score 2-0 Blues.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 13-8-3 with a 2.40 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-29, faceoff wins 31-25 and blocked shots 18-13. The Blues led the game in hits 34-32. The Bruins had no power-plays while the Blues went 0-for-1.

Torey Krug and Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 7 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, David Pastrnak and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-10-4 with 42 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Buffalo Sabres, at 7:00pm ET.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Max Talbot suspended for 2 games


NHL video explaining why Boston Bruins forward Max Talbot has been suspended for two games.
The NHL announced today that Bruins forward Max Talbot has been suspended for two games for his late interference hit on New Jersey Devils forward Jiri Tlusty.

This suspension is definitely justified as Talbot's hit was very late and not needed. Talbot isn't known for these types of hits so it was weird seeing him do this.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bruins beat Devils 2-1 in shootout


New Jersey Devils @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 20, 2015.
Sunday night the Bruins hosted the New Jersey Devils and did they something they don't usually do, win a game in a shootout.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 13th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Devils Andy Greene scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored, which turned out to be the winning goal.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 29 saves on 30 shots. Gustavsson is now 6-2-1 with a 2.43 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-30, hits 31-24, faceoff wins 42-27 and blocked shots 19-15. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Devils went 0-for-2.

Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 6 hits each. Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Joe Morrow, David Pastrnak and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-9-4 with 42 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the St. Louis Blues, at 7:00pm ET.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Vatrano's hat trick leads Bruins 6-2 win over Penguins


Boston Bruins @ Pittsburgh Penguins game recap video, on December 18, 2015.
Last night the Bruins visited the Pittsburgh Penguins and Bruins rookie Frank Vatrano lead the way with his first career hat trick to get the Bruins a 6-2 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Penguins Conor Sheary scored, making the score 1-0 Penguins. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 10th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Penguins Trevor Daley scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-2 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 11th goal of the season, making the score 4-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 4th goal of the season, making the score 5-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 5th goal of the season, earning his 1st career NHL hat trick, making the score 6-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 13-7-3 with a 2.42 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-32, hits 31-30 and faceoff wins 38-35. The Penguins led the game in blocked shots 18-14. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Penguins went 0-for-5.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 7 shots. Jimmy Hayes, Max Talbot and Matt Beleskey all led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 18-9-4 with 40 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday when they host the New Jersey Devils, at 5:00pm ET.

Friday, December 18, 2015

NESN's Behind the B season 3 episode 6 video

Here is episode 6, "Little Ball of Hate", of NESN's Behind the B season 3, where it focuses on: Patrice Bergeron delivering a jersey to a young fan; newest Bruin Landon Ferraro joining the team in Toronto; Bruins vs Maple Leafs with Loui Eriksson mic'd up; Bruins practice with coach Claude Julien mic'd up; Bruins vs Red Wings; Matt Beleskey delivers pies to shelters on Thanksgiving day; Jimmy Hayes and his family on Thanksgiving day; Bruins vs Rangers; in Edmonton, David Krejci takes a few Bruins players to a Czech restaurant; Bruins vs Canucks with Brad Marchand mic'd up.


Previous episodes

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

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Rask leads Bruins to shutout win over Penguins


Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 16, 2015.
Last night the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins came into Boston and put on another stinker in the effort department and Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask lead the way earning a 3-0 shutout win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Max Talbot scored his 1st goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 5th goal of the season, making the score 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 8th goal of the season, making the score 3-0 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 34 shots he faced, earning his 4th shutout of the season. Rask is now 12-7-3 with a 2.44 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 14-9. The Penguins led the game in shots 34-29, hits 29-25 and faceoff wins 32-31. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Penguins went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits and 4 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-9-4 with 38 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 7:00pm ET.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rinaldo placed on IR, Khokhlachev recalled

Zac Rinaldo
Zac Rinaldo
On Tuesday, the Bruins placed forward Zac Rinaldo on injured reserve with an upper body injury. There's been no mention of what exactly Rinaldo is out with.

On Wednesday, the Bruins recalled forward Alex Khokhlachev from Providence (AHL), so expect him to get into the lineup sometime soon.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Oilers beat Bruins in overtime 3-2


Edmonton Oilers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 14, 2015.
On Monday night the Bruins hosted the young Edmonton Oilers, hoping to extend their short winning streak. The Bruins would score late in the third period to tie the game and send it to overtime but once again the team not built for shootouts and 3-vs-3 play (the Bruins) would get beat, as the Oilers won 3-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Zac Rinaldo dropped the gloves with Oilers Matt Hendricks in a quick bout where no one looked to land much. This is the third time these two guys have fought each other in their NHL careers. Later, Oilers Jordan Eberle scored, making the score 1-0 Oilers. Later, Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored, making the score 2-0 Oilers.

In the second period, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 4th goal of the season, making the score 2-1.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 15th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Oilers Andrej Sekera scored, winning the game 3-2 for the Oilers.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 21 saves on 24 shots. Gustavsson is now 5-2-1 with a 2.62 GAA and a .904 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 49-24, hits 36-30 and faceoff wins 40-37. The Oilers led the game in blocked shots 16-12. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 9 shots. Max Talbot, Landon Ferraro and Zac Rinaldo all led the Bruins with 5 hits each.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-9-4 with 36 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday when they host the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins, at 8:00pm ET.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Bruins beat Panthers 3-1


Florida Panthers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 12, 2015.
On Saturday the Bruins took on the Florida Panthers and again Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask led the way to a Bruins win, 3-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 6th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Zac Rinaldo made a borderline bad hit on a Panthers player and Panthers Shawn Thornton came in and took him down. Dumb play by Rinaldo, luckily for the Bruins both Rinaldo and Thornton got 4 penalty minutes each. I don't think Rinaldo saw the ice again after that hit and altercation. If you watch the incident again, it seemed the fans cheered for Thornton going after Rinaldo for the hit. Thornton will always be a Bruin while Rinaldo never will be in the hearts of Bruins fans. Later, Panthers Reilly Smith scored, making the score 2-1. With 1:23 left in the game and Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo on his way to the bench for an extra attacker, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 14th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 3-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 11-7-3 with a 2.55 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 32-25. The Panthers led the game in shots 27-25 and blocked shots 13-11. Both teams had 25 hits each. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-1.

Torey Krug and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 7 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-9-3 with 35 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the Edmonton Oilers, at 7:00pm ET.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rask leads Bruins to win over Montreal


Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens game recap video, on December 9, 2015.
The Bruins haven't fared well against the Montreal Canadiens recently but Wednesday night Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask lead the way and the Bruins offense came alive in the third period to get the 3-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canadiens Paul Byro scored, making the score 1-0 Canadiens.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 11th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, tying the game 1-1. Less than a minute later, Bruins Landon Ferraro scored his 3rd goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 9th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 32 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 10-7-3 with a 2.63 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 40-23 and blocked shots 25-14. The Canadiens led the game in shots 33-23 and faceoff wins 40-37. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Landon Ferraro, Matt Beleskey and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Landon Ferraro led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Colin Miller, Joe Morrow and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-9-3 with 33 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Florida Panthers, at 1:00pm ET.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Kemppainen on IR, Talbot recalled

Joonas Kemppainen
Joonas Kemppainen
Today Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that Bruins forward Joonas Kemppainen was placed on injured reserve with an upper body injury. Kemppainen sustained the injury in the Predators-Bruins game on Monday. Also today, the Bruins have recalled forward Max Talbot from Providence (AHL).

Bruins take too many penalties, lose 3-2 to Predators


Nashville Predators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 7, 2015.
On Monday night the Bruins fell to the Nashville Predators 3-2 in a game they could have won but they took too many penalties which tired them out and they had too many defensive miscues once again.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Predators Roman Josi scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand dropped the gloves with Predators Roman Josi and had a short fight after they wrestled each other in the corner. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Tyler Randell dropped the gloves with Predators Eric Nystrom and proceeded to lay a beating on Nystrom. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Predators Roman Josi scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

Bruins Tyler Randell vs Predators Eric Nystrom

In the third period, Predators Viktor Arvidsson scored, making the score 3-2 Predators.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 30 saves on 33 shots. Gustavsson is now 5-2-0 with a 2.57 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 30-24 and faceoff wins 36-30. The Predators led the game in shots 33-17. Both teams had 16 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Predators went 2-for-7.

Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 4 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 6 hits. Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Jimmy Hayes, Colin Miller and Dennis Seidenberg were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-9-3 with 31 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday when they visit the Montreal Canadiens, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Bruins shutout Canucks 4-0


Boston Bruins @ Vancouver Canucks game recap video, on December 5, 2015.
On Saturday night the Bruins visited the Vancouver Canucks but only one team showed up on the ice and it was the Bruins as Tuukka Rask led the way with a 4-0 shutout win over the Canucks.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Zac Rinaldo dropped the gloves with Canucks Derek Dorsett and they had a short fight. Not long later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 13th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 3rd goal of the season, making the score 2-0 Bruins.

During the period, Bruins Adam McQuaid took a shot off his wrist and did not return to the game.

In the second period, Bruins Landon Ferraro scored his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 3-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Tyler Randell scored his 4th goal of the season, making the score 4-0 Bruins. Late in the game, Canucks Brandon Prust speared Bruins Brad Marchand in the groin area and he was given a 10-minute misconduct but look for him to get suspended for that cheapshot.

Canucks Brandon Prust spears Bruins Brad Marchand in the groin

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 17 shots he faced. Rask is now 9-7-3 with a 2.72 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 22-17, faceoff wins 29-25 and blocked shots 16-10. The Canucks led the game in hits 20-15. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Canucks went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 3 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Colin Miller and Dennis Seidenberg were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-8-3 with 31 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday when they host the Nashville Predators, at 7:00pm ET.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Bruins blow lead late and lose in overtime to Flames


Boston Bruins @ Calgary Flames game recap video, on December 4, 2015.
In Friday's Bruins-Flames game, the Bruins got the lead late in the game with a Brad Marchand penalty shot goal and in true fail fashion, the Flames scored the tying goal with less than two seconds left in the game. It would go into overtime and Flames young upcoming star Johnny Gaudreau scored to get a hat trick and win it for the Flames.

Quick game summary
In the first period, 33 seconds into the game, Flames Johnny Gaudreau scored, making the score 1-0 Flames. Later, Flames Mark Giordano scored, making the score 2-0 Flames. Later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 3rd goal of the season, making the score 2-1.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 11th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Only 20 seconds later, Flames Johnny Gaudreau scored, making the score 3-2 Flames. Less than a minute later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, less than two minutes in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 12th goal of the season, a penalty shot goal (also counted as a short-handed goal), making the score 4-3 Bruins. With less than two seconds left in the period, Flames Jiri Hudler scored, tying the game 4-4.

In overtime, Flames Johnny Gaudreau scored, recording a hat trick, winning the game 5-4 for the Flames.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson started the game in net and made 8 saves on 11 shots. Gustavsson was pulled early in the second period and Tuukka Rask came in and played the rest of the game. Rask made 24 saves on 26 shots. Gustavsson now has a 2.49 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season. Rask got the loss and is now 8-7-3 with a 2.87 GAA and a .903 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-37 and blocked shots 21-15. Both teams had 11 hits each and 29 faceoff wins each. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Flames went 0-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Kevan Miller, Joe Morrow and Zac Rinaldo were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-8-3 with 29 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Vancouver Canucks, at 10:00pm ET.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bruins lose in badly officiated game


Boston Bruins @ Edmonton Oilers game recap video, on December 2, 2015.
On Wednesday night I watched one of the worst officiated NHL games that I have ever seen in the Bruins @ Oilers game. Referees Graham Skilliter and Brad Meier need to be fired or fined for the awful job they did as both teams got very questionable penalties against them. You can't have refs making the calls they did last night, it was a disgrace to watch.

Both teams had ups and downs at times where they looked bad. The game would go to a shootout and the team not built for shootouts got the loss, that would be the Bruins.

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

In the second period, Oilers Mark Letestu scored a short-handed goal, making the score 1-0 Oilers. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game up 1-1.

In the third period, Oilers Matt Hendricks scored, making the score 2-1 Oilers. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 4th goal of the season, tying the game up 2-2.

In overtime, no one scored.

In the shootout, Oilers Jordan Eberle was the only one to score to win it 3-2 for the Oilers.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 34 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 8-7-2 with a 2.87 GAA and a .902 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 40-36 and blocked shots 12-9. The Oilers led the game in hits 18-14 and faceoff wins 39-28. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Oilers went 0-for-5.

Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 7 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 3 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Kevan Miller, Joe Morrow and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play. Max Talbot was sent to Providence (AHL) on Monday.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-8-2 with 28 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at the Calgary Flames, at 9:00pm ET. We'll get to see ex-Bruin Dougie Hamilton with his new team. Hamilton currently has 3 goals, 3 assists and is -6 in 25 games this season for the Flames.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Claude Julien vs Alain Vigneault

Claude JulienAlain Vigneault
Bruins coach Claude Julien vs Rangers coach Alain Vigneault
After Friday's Rangers vs Bruins game, Bruins forward Brad Marchand and Bruins coach Claude Julien had some comments about Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist embellishing a goalie interference call. Marchand said, "He must have gotten hit with a cement block the way he went down... I didn't know I was that strong" while Julien had the below comments.

"I know [Lundqvist] does some acting on the side but I don't think it needs to be on the ice. Referees are there to protect goaltenders, and they should. Goaltenders shouldn't take advantage of referees. You may think it's a good play for his team to get a power play, but we're all trying to get that out of our game. If my guys do that I'm going to address it. I'm not hypocritical about that. We're trying to improve the game here. More than anything else I think is the way we bounced back, whether it's karma or whether its character whatever it is, I liked our effort tonight."
-Claude Julien
Source: csnne.com

On Saturday, New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault responded to the media about the comments made by Bruins coach Claude Julien.
"Well, [the Rangers public relations staff] filled me in a little bit on what was said after the game. I mean it's a little disappointing. Obviously everybody saw the knee to the head. The comments on Hank were very inappropriate. The way Hank conducts himself, on the ice, away from the rink, off the ice, the example that he sets. Who would you rather have as a son, Henrik Lundqvist or Brad Marchand? For him to say things like that about Hank, totally wrong, and probably Claude is getting a little older and needs to check his eyesight."
-Alain Vigneault
Source: csnne.com

The next time these two teams face each other is on January 11, 2016.

UPDATE, 11/29
Bruins coach Claude Julien wanted to clear up his comments from the other day as some have twisted what he said. Julien also responded to Vigneault's remark that he needs to check his eyesight.
"I think it's pretty obvious what I said... I thought Lundqvist sold it. Not for a second did I ever question Henrik Lundqvist as a person, or a goaltender or any of that. We all know how good he is as a goaltender, and I know he's a good person. I've met him at the All-Star games and all that stuff. It wasn't anything more than the situation, so that's all I've got to say on Lundqvist."

"As far as my eyes, I'm not the one that compared Beleskey's hit to Aaron Rome's [hit]."
-Claude Julien
Source: csnne.com

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bruins power-play leads them to 4-3 win over Rangers


New York Rangers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 27, 2015.
I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Usually the Bruins don't play well in the game after Thanksgiving day but they played all right today as their power-play led the way to a 4-3 win over the Rangers. With this win, the Bruins are now on a 5-game winning streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 8th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Rangers Oscar Lindberg scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Rangers Rick Nash scored, making the score 2-1 Rangers. Bruins Matt Beleskey finished a check, which looked to be semi-late, on Rangers Derek Stepan who went down, and Rangers Dylan McIlrath instigated a fight with Beleskey. Later, Bruins Brett Connolly scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist sold a goalie interference call with some good acting, no doubt there was contact but the embellishment would make Montreal proud, and the Rangers would score on that upcoming power-play, as Rangers J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal, making the score 3-2 Rangers. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game up 3-3. Less than three minutes later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 9th goal of the season, making the score 4-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 8-7-1 with a 2.94 GAA and a .899 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-27 and hits 24-23. The Rangers led the game in blocked shots 15-13. Both teams had 30 faceoff wins each. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Rangers went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Torey Krug and Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Max Talbot were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 13-8-1 with 27 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday when they visit the Edmonton Oilers at 9:30pm ET.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bruins steal overtime win vs Red Wings


Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings game recap video, on November 25, 2015.
Tonight, Thanksgiving eve, the Bruins got lucky and stole two points from the Detroit Red Wings with a 3-2 overtime win. Bruins goalie Jonas Gustavsson kept the Bruins in the game throughout the game as after the Bruins got a 1-0 lead they seemed to go on an early Thanksgiving break as the Red Wings outplayed them for the rest of the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored, making the score 2-1 Red Wings.

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

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

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 32 saves on 34 shots. Gustavsson is now 5-1-0 with a 2.15 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 23-14, faceoff wins 26-21 and blocked shots 12-7. The Red Wings led the game in shots 34-22. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Colin Miller, Zach Trotman and Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 4 hits.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Max Talbot were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 12-8-1 with 25 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday when they host the New York Rangers at 1pm ET.

To all of those that celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, have a happy and safe holiday!

NESN's Behind the B season 3 episode 5 video

Here is episode 5, "Thanksgiving Benchmark", of NESN's Behind the B season 3, where it focuses on: Bruins GM Don Sweeney scouting and watching games with Bruins prospects; Bruins vs Canadiens with Matt Beleskey mic'd up; Frank Vatrano scoring his first NHL goal and seeing his father after the game with the puck; defenseman Dennis Seidenberg practicing; Bruins vs Islanders with Max Talbot mic'd up; Jimmy Hayes visiting the US Army Natick Soldier Research Development & Engineering Center; Bruins vs Avalanche with Ryan Spooner mic'd up; Bruins players meet up with veterans after the game with Kevan Miller mic'd up; Bruins vs Red Wings with Dennis Seidenberg mic'd up; Bruins players buying Christmas gifts for children in hospitals with David Pastrnak mic'd up; and Bruins vs Sharks with Zac Rinaldo mic'd up.


Previous episodes

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-3 in shootout


Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on November 23, 2015.
On Monday the Bruins finished a home-and-home series with the Toronto Maple Leafs by beating the Maple Leafs 4-3 in a shootout. Monday's game was a back and forth type of game and not a goalie showdown as in Saturday's game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 9th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Zac Rinaldo scored his 1st goal of the season, making the score 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul scored, making the score 2-1. Only 1:02 later, Maple Leafs Leo Komarov scored, tying the game up 2-2. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 10th goal of the season, making the score 3-2 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak scored, tying the game up 3-3.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins David Krejci scored in the third round to win the game 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 39 saves on 42 shots. Rask is now 7-7-1 with a 2.94 GAA and a .900 save percentage this season.

The Maple Leafs led the game in shots 42-29, hits 41-25, faceoff wins 44-33 and blocked shots 18-17. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-6.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 4 hits. David Krejci led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Frank Vatrano were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 11-8-1 with 23 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday at the Detroit Red Wings, at 7:30pm ET.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Bruins claim Landon Ferraro

Landon Ferraro
Landon Ferraro
On Sunday the Bruins announced that they have claimed forward Landon Ferraro off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings. This season, Ferraro played in 10 games for the Red Wings, he recorded 0 points, is a -3, has 7 PIMs and took 12 shots. If you didn't know, Landon Ferraro is the son of former NHL player Ray Ferraro.

I have not seen Landon Ferraro play but looking at his NHL and AHL career stats he seems to be more of a third or fourth line player. Could this pickup mean that forward Frank Vatrano will be out for longer than expected? Why would the Bruins pick up a player like Ferraro when they have players in Providence (AHL) who may be able to provide more than him?

Ferraro, 24, has skated in 10 games for Detroit this season and registered seven penalty minutes. For his NHL career, the 6'0'', 183 pound forward has skated in 17 NHL games and has tallied one goal and nine penalty minutes. He also appeared in seven postseason NHL contests.

At the AHL level, he has two 20-goal campaigns to his name after registering a career high 27 in 2014-15 with Grand Rapids as well as 24 during the 2012-13 season. In 270 AHL games with Grand Rapids, he has totaled 75 goals, 65 assists and 204 penalty minutes.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

The Bruins also announced that defenseman Kevan Miller was placed on injured reserve.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bruins shutout Maple Leafs 2-0


Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 21, 2015.
On Saturday night the Bruins hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are last place in the Atlantic Division, and it was a goalie duel until late in the third period when Bruins captain Zdeno Chara put one past Leafs goalie Jason Reimer. Tuukka Rask and the Bruins would go on to shutout the Leafs.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. With seven seconds left in the game, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 8th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 2-0 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 22 shots he faced to earn his 2nd shutout of the season. Rask is now 6-7-1 with a 2.95 GAA and a .896 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 37-22, faceoff wins 35-29 and blocked shots 20-15. The Maple Leafs led the game in hits 29-23. Both teams went 0-for-1 on the power-play.

Kevan Miller, Joe Morrow and Frank Vatrano were scratched and did not play.

Vatrano out, Talbot recalled
With Vatrano out of the Bruins lineup with an upper-body injury (he is day-to-day) from the hit he took in the game vs the Wild, the Bruins recalled veteran Max Talbot and he played vs the Leafs.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 10-8-1 with 21 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday at the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7:30pm ET.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Loui Eriksson nets hat trick in win over Wild


Minnesota Wild @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 19, 2015.
On Thursday night the Bruins hosted the Minnesota Wild and played better than their last game to get the 4-2 win with Loui Eriksson leading the way with a hat trick.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Off the next faceoff after the goal, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Wild Brett Bulmer and gave him a good pounding in a no doubt win over Bulmer. That was Beleskey's first fighting major with the Bruins.

Bruins Matt Beleskey vs Wild Brett Bulmer

In the second period, Wild Jason Zucker scored, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins. Less than four minutes later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-1 Bruins. Less than three minutes later, Wild Jordan Schroeder scored, making it 3-2.

In the third period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 9th goal of the season, earning him his 1st hat trick as a member of the Bruins, making the score 4-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 24 saves on 26 shots. Gustavsson is now 4-1-0 with a 2.20 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-26, hits 29-23 and blocked shots 16-10. The Wild led the game in faceoff wins 26-22. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Wild went 0-for-3.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 6 shots. Matt Beleskey and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Kevan Miller, Joe Morrow and David Pastrnak were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 9-8-1 with 19 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Joe Thornton leads Sharks win over Bruins


San Jose Sharks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 17, 2015.
Just when you think the Bruins are turning things around, a game like last night happens and you realize that the Bruins are not there yet and have a long way to go. Former Bruins captain and no longer Sharks captain Joe Thornton put on a show last night, racking up 1 goal and 2 assists leading the Sharks over the Bruins 5-4.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 42 seconds into the game, Sharks Joe Pavelski scored, making it 1-0 Sharks. Later, Bruins Tyler Randell scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Later, Sharks Joonas Donskoi scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins. Later, Sharks Melker Karlsson scored, tying the game 3-3. Three minutes later, Sharks Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal, making it 4-3 Sharks. Less than a minute later, Sharks Joe Thornton scored a power-play goal, making it 5-3 Sharks.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 5-4.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 5-7-1 with a 3.18 GAA and a .890 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 29-28, hits 33-21, faceoff wins 33-28 and blocked shots 13-12. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Sharks went 2-for-5.

Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 4 shots. Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 4 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Colin Miller, Joe Morrow and David Pastrnak were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-8-1 with 17 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Minnesota Wild, at 7pm ET.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

NESN's Behind the B season 3 episode 4 video

Here is episode 4, "Minions", of NESN's Behind the B season 3, where it focuses on: talking with Patrice Bergeron about his wife having their newborn son; Bruins vs Flyers; Bruins vs Islanders in Brooklyn with Brett Connolly mic'd up; Cam Neely unveils the Bruins jersey that will be worn at the Winter Classic game; David Pastrnak answering questions from kids; Bruins vs Coyotes with David Pastrnak mic'd up; Bruins players dress up in Minions Halloween costumes to visit the hospital; Bruins vs Panthers with Jimmy Hayes mic'd up; Torey Krug takes his wife to visit the Franklin Park zoo; and Bruins vs Stars with Torey Krug mic'd up.


Previous episodes

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

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Bruins beat Red Wings 3-1


Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 14, 2015.
After the debacle the Bruins had in their last game vs the Avalanche, tonight they came away with a much needed home win over the Detroit Red Wings. Below is a quick game recap of the Bruins 3-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night.

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

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than four minutes later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 8th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Red Wings Justin Abdelkader scored a power-play goal, making it 3-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 22 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 5-6-1 with a 3.02 GAA and a .896 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-23, hits 24-13 and blocked shots 16-11. The Red Wings led the game in faceoff wins 28-27. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-3.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 6 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Colin Miller, Joe Morrow and David Pastrnak were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-7-1 with 17 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the San Jose Sharks, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bruins blow lead, lose to Avs


Colorado Avalanche @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 12, 2015.
Tonight the Bruins played well for the first half of the first period but then it all went downhill afterwards. The Bruins would give up 2-0 lead in the first period and never get back as the Avalanche controlled most of the play for the rest of the game. Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg returned to the Bruins lineup and was throwing hits everywhere he could.

Quick game summary
In the first period, less than two minutes into the game, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Tyler Randell dropped the gloves with Avalanche Cody McLeod and they had an ok fight. Later, Avalanche Carl Soderberg scored, making it 2-1. Late in the period, Avalanche Francois Beauchemin scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, no scoring happened. In the period, Bruins Brad Marchand was laid out by Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog with a blindside hit, that earned him a match penalty. The blindside hit looked awfully similar to the Matt Cooke cheapshot on Marc Savard. I wouldn't be surprised if Landeskog gets suspended for the hit.



In the third period, Avalanche Matt Duchene scored, making it 3-2 Avalanche.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 4-6-1 with a 3.21 GAA and a .892 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 27-21, faceoff wins 31-28 and blocked shots 19-14. The Avalanche led the game in shots 30-27. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Avalanche went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 6 hits. Torey Krug and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Joe Morrow, David Pastrnak and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-7-1 with 15 points this season and their home record dropped to 1-5-1. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 7pm ET.

Bruins sign DeBrusk, Lauzon and Senyshyn to entry-level contracts

Earlier on Thursday, the Bruins announced that they have signed forwards Jake DeBrusk, Zach Senyshyn and defenseman Jeremy Lauzon to entry-level contracts. No other information about their contracts was given.

DeBrusk, 19, has skated in 14 games for the Swift Current Broncos (Western Hockey League) this season, registering six goals and 14 assists for 20 points. His six goals and 20 points are second on the Broncos while his 14 assists are tied for first.

...

Senyshyn, 18, has appeared in 18 games thus far this campaign for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (Ontario Hockey League), notching 10 goals (leads the team) and four assists for 14 points (second on the team).

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Lauzon, 18, has played in 18 games for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) this season, scoring three goals and posting 22 assists (tied for first on the team) for 25 points (fourth on the team) with a plus-17 rating (tied for fourth on the team).
Source: bruins.nhl.com

David Pastrnak out indefinitely

David Pastrnak
David Pastrnak
On Wednesday, Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that CT scans on David Pastrnak revealed that Pastrnak will need additional time to recover from a small non-displaced crack in his foot. There also is no timetable set for Pastrnak's return yet so this is a big loss for the Bruins.

Also, on Monday the Bruins announced that forward Max Talbot was sent back to Providence (AHL).

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bruins hold on for 2-1 win over Islanders


Boston Bruins @ New York Islanders game recap video, on November 8, 2015.
On Sunday the Bruins almost had another meltdown with taking penalties and allowing power-play goals but Tuukka Rask was strong in net and the Bruins held on for a 2-1 win over the Islanders.

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

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Islanders Johnny Boychuk scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 36 saves on 37 shots. Rask is now 4-5-1 with a 3.22 GAA and a .891 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 17-13. The Islanders led the game in shots 37-27. Both teams had 25 hits each and 33 faceoff wins each. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 1-for-7.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Matt Beleskey and Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug and Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Frank Vatrano had another strong game, as he had 5 shots and 2 hits in 12:04 of ice time.

Joe Morrow, David Pastrnak and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 7-6-1 with 15 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Colorado Avalanche at 7pm ET.

Suspensions upcoming from Bruins-Canadiens game?

Saturday night there were two incidents by Montreal Canadiens players that should draw the NHL's attention, especially the player safety department. These two incidents definitely do not give the NHL a good look and they also disregard player safety completely.

First we have Montreal's Andrei Markov who got so upset about Bruins Colin Miller embellishing/diving a trip (something that Markov himself is well known for and an expert at), that he shot the puck at/in the direction of the Bruins bench on purpose. I don't know if Markov hit anyone on the bench but should that matter? Will the NHL punish Markov for this? Since apparently no one was hurt from the shot, will Markov not get a suspension? If he doesn't get punished in some way, then this is basically the NHL saying that it's ok to shoot pucks at players or benches if it doesn't hit or hurt anyone.

GIF of Montreal's Andrei Markov throwing a temper tantrum and shoots puck at Bruins bench
Source: stanleycupofchowder.com

The second incident we have is Montreal's Nathan Beaulieu butt-ending/elbowing Bruins Zac Rinaldo in the head at the end of the game as Rinaldo was coming in for a check behind the Montreal goalie. Maybe Beaulieu was trying to protect himself there but he still hit someone in the head. If the NHL doesn't punish Beaulieu then they're saying a hit to the head is ok if you're trying to protect yourself. I don't like Rinaldo myself but hitting someone in the head I thought was a no-no.

Video of Montreal's Nathan Beaulieu butt-ending/elbowing Bruins Zac Rinaldo in the head
Source: @myregularface on Twitter

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Montreal comes back to beat Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens game recap video, on November 7, 2015.
The Bruins had a 2-1 lead and even won a coach's challenge where a Montreal goal was called back because of goalie interference but Montreal came back to tie it up and later score a power-play goal on a dumb David Krejci penalty to beat the Bruins 4-2. Maybe the only good part of the game for the Bruins was seeing Frank Vatrano score his 1st career NHL goal in his first game tonight.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Canadiens Tomas Plekanec scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 1st career NHL goal, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Canadiens Lars Eller scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Canadiens David Desharnais scored a power-play goal, making it 3-2 Canadiens. Late in the game, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored an empty net goal, making it 4-2 Canadiens. At the end of the game, Montreal's Nathan Beaulieu got a match penalty for butt-ending/or elbowing Bruins Zac Rinaldo in the head. Beaulieu should get suspended for that hit. Watch the cheapshot below.



Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 29 saves on 32 shots. Gustavsson is now 3-1-0 with a 2.25 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 42-24 and blocked shots 17-9. The Canadiens led the game in shots 33-31 and faceoff wins 41-37. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 2-for-3.

Matt Beleskey and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 7 hits.

Joe Morrow, David Pastrnak and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-6-1 with 13 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Sunday) at the New York Islanders, at 5pm ET.

Bruins recall Frank Vatrano and send Khokhlachev back to Providence

Frank Vatrano
Frank Vatrano
On Friday it was announced that the Bruins sent forward Alex Khokhlachev back to Providence (AHL) and recalled forward Frank Vatrano from Providence (AHL).

Vatrano will make his NHL debut tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. Vatrano is 21 years old, was born in Massachusetts, plays center and wing, shoots left, 5'9" tall and weighs 201 lbs. This season in Providence (AHL), Vatrano has played in 10 games, scored 10 goals and has 2 assists for 12 points in total. Those stats are from eliteprospects.com.

This move does not surprise me at all as Khokhlachev didn't really do much on a line with David Krejci. In 2 games, Khokhlachev had 3 shots and was a -1. All I remember of seeing Khokhlachev play was him dumping in the puck and I did not see the speed he has that everyone talks about. Speed in the AHL and in the NHL are completely different.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Capitals outwork, outplay and beat Bruins 4-1


Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals game recap video, on November 5, 2015.
Tonight at times the Bruins looked asleep and other times they just got outplayed by the Washington Capitals. The Capitals went on to a 4-1 win over the Bruins, giving the Bruins their first road loss this season.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Capitals Brooks Laich scored, making it 2-1 Capitals. Later, Capitals John Carlson scored a power-play goal, making it 3-1 Capitals. Bruins rookie Tyler Randell dropped the gloves with Capitals Michael Latta, recording his first NHL regular season fight.

Bruins Tyler Randell vs Capitals Michael Latta

In the third period, Capitals Karl Alzner scored an empty-net goal, making it 4-1 Capitals.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 3-5-1 with a 3.46 GAA and a .879 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 39-29. The Capitals led the game in shots 31-29 and blocked shots 19-10. Both teams had 25 hits. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Capitals went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Pastrnak, Zac Rinaldo and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-5-1 with 13 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Montreal Canadiens, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bruins recall Max Talbot

Max Talbot
Max Talbot
Today it was announced that the Bruins have recalled veteran forward Max Talbot from Providence (AHL). In three games down in the AHL, Talbot recorded four assists and was a +3. With the injury to Chris Kelly, this move makes perfect sense as Talbot is a veteran who can kill penalties and plays hard.

Seguin's hat trick leads Stars over the Bruins


Dallas Stars @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on November 3, 2015.
Yes the Dallas Stars beat the Bruins 5-3 last night and ex-Bruin Tyler Seguin had a hat trick against his former team, but the biggest (and saddest) news is that Bruins Chris Kelly went down early in the first period and had to be helped off the ice with an apparent leg/or knee injury. Later during the game, Bruins GM Don Sweeney made a statement, that Chris Kelly sustained a left femur fracture and was transported to Mass General Hospital. Kelly will be undergoing surgery Wednesday (today) and his expected recovery time is between six to eight months.

We hope the surgery goes good and Kelly is able to rehab and possibly re-join the Bruins this season/playoffs. Kelly is an unrestricted free agent after this season and with his price tag ($3M), I doubt the Bruins would bring him back unless it's for a lot less, considering the young players that they have in Providence. It would be sad if this was the last moment Kelly had while wearing the black and gold.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Stars Tyler Seguin scored, making it 1-0 Stars. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 1st career NHL goal, tying the game 1-1. Late in the period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the second period, Stars Tyler Seguin scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Later, Stars Jyrki Jokipakka scored, making it 3-2 Stars.

In the third period, Stars Tyler Seguin scored another power-play goal, getting the hat trick, making it 4-2 Stars. Later, Stars Alex Goligoski scored a power-play goal, making it 5-2 Stars. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 5-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 14 saves on 19 shots. Rask is now 3-4-1 with a 3.51 GAA and a .876 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-19, hits 24-15 and faceoff wins 39-27. The Stars led the game in blocked shots 21-11. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Stars went 3-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits. Alex Khokhlachev played his first game of the season and had 1 shot in 14:02 of ice time.

David Pastrnak, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-4-1 with 13 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Washington Capitals, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Bruins recall forward Alex Khokhlachev

Alex Khokhlachev
Alex Khokhlachev
Today it was announced that the Bruins have recalled forward Alex Khokhlachev from Providence (AHL). According to theahl.com, in Providence this season, Khokhlachev has played in 10 games, has scored 4 goals and assisted on 9 for a total of 13 points. He also has a -5 plus/minus rating.

The Bruins host the Dallas Stars tonight and it appears that Khokhlachev will be in the lineup and David Pastrnak will be resting his foot.






Sunday, November 1, 2015

Bruins beat Lightning, extend winning streak


Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning game recap video, on October 31, 2015.
Well the Bruins are on a roll, after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday, the Bruins have won their last four games and are 6-0-1 in their last seven games after a bad start to the season. With their win against the Lightning, the Bruins remain undefeated on the road (5-0-0) this young season.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Lightning. Later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Brett Connolly scored his 4th goal of the season,a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins. Late in the game, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 5th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 3-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 21 saves on 22 shots. Gustavsson is now 3-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-22, hits 28-21 and blocked shots 14-9. The Lightning led the game in faceoff wins 32-26. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-5.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 5 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 6-3-1 with 13 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars, at 7pm ET.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Rask leads Bruins to 3-1 win over Panthers


Boston Bruins @ Florida Panthers game recap video, on October 30, 2015.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask looked great in net against the Panthers on Friday and with a hot Brad Marchand, the Bruins were able to win the game 3-1 despite some late penalty trouble in the game.

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

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 4th goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Less than three minutes later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-0 Bruins. Less than three minutes later, Panthers Nick Bjugstad scored, making it 3-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened. Late in the game, Bruins Brad Marchand got a boarding major and game misconduct (on Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov). It was an unnecessary push from behind and Marchand could face some discipline from the NHL.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 3-3-1 with a 3.29 GAA and a .889 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 41-34, faceoff wins 34-29 and blocked shots 17-6. The Panthers led the game in shots 32-30. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Panthers went 1-for-5.

Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 6 shots and 6 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Joonas Kemppainen and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 5-3-1 with 11 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Saturday) at the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

NESN's Behind the B season 3 episode 3 video

Here is episode 3, "Game On", of NESN's Behind the B season 3, where it focuses on: Bruins opening night vs Jets with a ref mic'd up; Bruins vs Canadiens with Joe Morrow mic'd up; Travis Roy signs a 1-day contract with the Bruins before the Bruins vs Lightning game; spending time with Colin Miller and Miller mic'd up at practice; Bruins vs Avalanche; spending time with Zdeno Chara on a day off; and Bruins vs Coyotes with Kevan Miller mic'd up which includes his beatdown of Joe Vitale.


Previous episodes

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bruins dominate Coyotes 6-0


Arizona Coyotes @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 27, 2015.
Yesterday the Bruins hosted the Arizona Coyotes and completely dominated them with a 6-0 win. Tuukka Rask looked good and hopefully is back on track after a slow start this season with not much help from his defense.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 6th goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Joe Morrow scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Brett Connolly scored his 3rd goal of the season, making it 4-0 Bruins. A little later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 5-0 Bruins. Late in the game, Bruins David Krejci scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 6-0 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 24 shots he faced to get his 1st shutout of the season. Rask is now 2-3-1 with a 3.67 GAA and a .874 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 27-24 and blocked shots 18-9. The Coyotes led the game in hits 21-12. Both teams had 35 faceoff wins. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Coyotes went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Brett Connolly led the Bruins with 5 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Zac Rinaldo and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Bruins assigned Max Talbot to Providence (AHL).

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 4-3-1 with 9 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, at the Florida Panthers, at 7:30pm ET.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bruins 2016 Winter Classic uniform unveiled

On Saturday the Bruins unveiled their 2016 NHL Winter Classic uniform when they'll be taking on the rival Montreal Canadiens. See the photos below.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Gustavsson leads Bruins to 5-3 win over Islanders


Boston Bruins @ New York Islanders game recap video, on October 23, 2015.
On Friday the Bruins visited the New York Islanders and came away with a 5-3 win with goalie Jonas Gustavsson leading the way and the youngsters putting goals on the board.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brett Connolly scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Islanders Josh Bailey scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Islanders Casey Cizikas scored, making it 2-1 Islanders. At the same time of the goal, Bruins Adam McQuaid and Islanders Matt Martin dropped the gloves and had an ok fight (watch it below).

Adam McQuaid vs Matt Martin

Late in the period, Islanders Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck put a double-hit on Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, which got Chara upset because Clutterbuck clearly targeted Chara's head.


In the second period, Bruins Joonas Kemppainen scored his 1st career NHL goal, tying the game 2-2. Less than three minutes later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-2 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 4-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 5th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 5-2 Bruins. A little later, Islanders Thomas Hickey scored, making it 5-3.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 23 saves on 26 shots. Gustavsson is now 2-0-0 with a 2.50 GAA and a .896 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 46-36. The Islanders led the game in faceoff wins 27-25 and blocked shots 24-17.
Both teams had 26 shots each. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 9 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Max Talbot and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-3-1 with 7 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the Arizona Coyotes, at 7pm ET.