Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bruins fire GM Peter Chiarelli

Today Bruins President Cam Neely announced that GM Peter Chiarelli has been relieved of his duties. No interim general manager has been named yet and they're searching for a new GM right away. No changes have been made to the assistant GMs, player personnel staff and coaching staff yet.
"We are grateful for Peter's service to the Bruins organization over the last nine seasons," said Neely. "His efforts undoubtedly helped the team achieve great success during his tenure and he helped restore the proud tradition of Boston Bruins hockey. We ultimately feel that this change is necessary in order to ensure sustainable success for the club both in the short term and the long term. Our search for a new General Manager will begin immediately.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

Update
It's just been released that Bruins amateur scouts Mike Chiarelli and Denis Leblanc, and European head scout Jukka Holtari, have also been relieved of their scouting duties.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bruins 2014-15 season stat leaders

The 2014-15 regular season is now over and below is a list of the stat leaders for the Bruins.

  • Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 24 goals, 95 PIMs, 2 short-handed goals and 5 game-winning goals
  • Patrice Bergeron and Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 32 assists
  • Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 55 points and 234 shots
  • Kevan Miller led the Bruins with a +20 rating
  • Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 6 power-play goals
  • Seth Griffith led the Bruins with a 18.2% shooting percentage
  • Gregory Campbell and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 fights
  • Tuukka Rask had a 34-21-0-13 record with a 2.30 GAA, a .922 save percentage and 3 shutouts
  • Niklas Svedberg had a 7-5-0-1 record with a 2.33 GAA, a .918 save percentage and 2 shutouts

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lightning beat Bruins and keep them out of playoffs


Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning game recap video, on April 11, 2015.
Here's a game summary blog post of the Bruins 3-2 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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

In the second period, Lightning Jonathan Marchessault scored, making it 1-0 Lightning. Less than a minute later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 22nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored, making it 2-1 Lightning. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 24th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no one scored.

In the shootout, Lightning Victor Hedman scored, winning the game 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 34-21-13 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 38-25 and faceoff wins 33-23. The Lightning led the game in hits 35-23 and blocked shots 24-11. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Lightning went 0-for-1.

Brett Connolly, Torey Krug, Ryan Spooner and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 4 shots. Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Gregory Campbell, Dougie Hamilton and Daniel Paille were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins finished the season 41-27-14 with 96 points and did not make the playoffs.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Panthers beat Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Florida Panthers game recap video, on April 9, 2015.
Here's a game summary blog post of the Bruins 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.

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

In the second period, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Panthers Alex Petrovic. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 23rd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later Panthers Aleksander Barkov scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.


Adam McQuaid vs Alex Petrovic

In the third period, Panthers Jonathan Huberdeau scored, making it 2-1 Panthers. Later, Panthers Brad Boyes scored, making it 3-1 Panthers. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 23rd goal of the season, making it 3-2. Later, Panthers Jimmy Hayes scored, making it 4-2 Panthers.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 34-21-12 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 36-30, hits 29-24 and blocked shots 16-13. Both teams had 33 faceoff wins and went 1-for-3 on the power-play.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 8 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Adam McQuaid and Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Gregory Campbell, Dougie Hamilton, Joe Morrow and Daniel Paille were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 41-27-13 with 95 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7:30pm ET.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Capitals shutout Bruins 3-0


Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals game recap video, on April 8, 2015.
Here's a game summary blog post of the Bruins 3-0 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Capitals John Carlson scored, making it 1-0 Capitals. Later, Capitals Matt Niskanen scored, making it 2-0 Capitals.

In the second period, Capitals Marcus Johansson scored, making it 3-0 Capitals.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 30 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 34-20-12 this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 39-24. The Capitals led the game in shots 33-27, hits 35-22 and blocked shots 18-11. The Bruins had zero power-plays while the Capitals went 0-for-3.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Dougie Hamilton, Joe Morrow, Daniel Paille and Max Talbot were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 41-26-13 with 95 points. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Thursday) at the Florida Panthers, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

NESN's Behind the B season 2 episode 12 video

Here is episode 12, "Six to Go", of NESN's Behind the B season 2, where it focuses on: Bruins vs Penguins with Ryan Spooner mic'd up; Bruins vs Capitals with Dennis Seidenberg mic'd up; Don Sweeney watching the Providence Bruins practice; Bruins vs Senators; Bruins vs Panthers; Zach Trotman gets recalled; Bruins vs Lightning; Bruins players get their heads shaven for charity; and Bruins vs Ducks.


Previous episodes

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

Bruins beat Leafs in shootout 2-1


Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 4, 2015.
Here's a game summary blog post of the Bruins 2-1 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 22nd goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Maple Leafs James van Riemsdyk scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, no one scored.

In the shootout, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored the game-winning goal for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 34-19-12 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 50-28 and faceoff wins 32-29. The Maple Leafs led the game in hits 31-29 and blocked shots 22-11. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 0-for-2.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots. Max Talbot led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara, Adam McQuaid and Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Gregory Campbell, Dougie Hamilton and Daniel Paille were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 41-25-13 with 95 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday at the Washington Capitals, at 8pm ET.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2


Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings game recap video, on April 2, 2015.
Here's a game summary blog post of the Bruins 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

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

In the second period, Red Wings Luke Glendening scored, making it 1-0 Red Wings.

In the third period, Red Wings Stephen Weiss scored a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Red Wings. Later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 13th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 21st goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than three minutes in the period, Bruins Zach Trotman scored his 1st career NHL goal, making it 3-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 35 saves on 37 shots. Rask is now 33-19-12 this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 22-21. The Red Wings led the game in shots 37-25 and faceoff wins 31-30. Both teams had 8 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-5.

Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 6 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 6 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Dougie Hamilton, Joe Morrow, Daniel Paille and Max Talbot were out of the Bruins lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 40-25-13 with 93 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bruins sign Austin Czarnik to entry-level contract

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced today that the Bruins have signed forward Austin Czarnik to an entry-level contract and he will report to Providence (AHL).

Czarnik finished up his senior season at Miami University (Ohio) appearing in 40 games while registering nine goals (tied for fifth on the team) and 36 assists (led the team) for 45 points (led the team) with a plus-five rating. The forward led the Redhawks the previous three seasons (2012-14) in both assists and points, only finishing second in the teams' point race his freshman year (37) to current Boston Bruin Reilly Smith who finished with 48 tallies.

At the collegiate level with the Redhawks, the 22-year-old competed in 159 games and racked up 46 goals and 123 assists for 169 points (1.06 points per game average). Czarnik was named a Hobey Baker finalist in 2012-13 and served as team captain for his junior and senior campaigns.

Preceding Miami University (Ohio), Czarnik played for two seasons in the USHL, one with the Green Bay Gamblers in 2010-11 and one with the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2009-10, where he recorded a combined 30-32=62 totals in 72 games played.

Czarnik also played for the U.S. National Under 18-Team of the NAHL in 2008-09 where he posted 16 goals and 18 assists in 42 games.

The 5'9'', 167-pound forward hails from Washington, MI.
Source: nhl.com