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.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Flyers beat Bruins in OT after 3rd period comeback


Philadelphia Flyers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 21, 2015.
Last night the Bruins hosted the Philadelphia Flyers and we saw more of the same from the Bruins where they play good for a period of time and then it all breaks down. With a two-goal lead in the third period, the Bruins blew the game as the Flyers came back tying it up and then beating the Bruins in overtime.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Flyers Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored, making it 1-0 Flyers. Later, Bruins Brett Connolly scored his 1st goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, Flyers Sam Gagner scored, making it 2-1 Flyers. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. At the end of the period, Bruins Zac Rinaldo laid out Flyers Sean Couturier with a hit that was somewhat questionable and not needed since the puck was gone and it was at the end of the period. This won't be the last we'll see of Rinaldo laying out questionable hits. Rinaldo received a charging major and game misconduct.

Zac Rinaldo hits Sean Couturier

In the second period, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 2nd goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 3-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 4-2 Bruins.

In the third period, Flyers Claude Giroux scored, making it 4-3. Later, Flyers Wayne Simmonds scored, tying the game 4-4.

In overtime, Flyers Claude Giroux scored a power-play goal, winning the game 5-4.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 32 saves on 37 shots. Rask is now 1-3-1 with a 4.40 GAA and a .854 save percentage this season.

The Flyers led the game in shots 37-30, hits 38-28, faceoff wins 33-24 and blocked shots 17-6. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Flyers went 1-for-2.

Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 5 shots. Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 hits each.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-3-1 with 5 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, at the New York Islanders, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bruins beat Coyotes, win two in a row


Boston Bruins @ Arizona Coyotes game recap video, on October 17, 2015.
Last night the Bruins visited the Arizona Coyotes and managed to come out with a 5-3 victory in a back-and-forth game where young and veteran Bruins stepped up and Tuukka Rask made some incredible saves to keep the Bruins in the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Coyotes Shane Doan scored, making it 1-0 Coyotes. Even though there was goalie interference before the goal, the refs and Toronto said it was a good goal. We all know if it was the other way around, that would have been no goal.

In the second period, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Coyotes Joe Vitale, who was giving the Bruins some trouble earlier in the game. Miller landed two punches right on Vitale's face and the beating was so bad that Miller stopped throwing punches at a hurt Vitale.

Kevan Miller vs Joe Vitale

That fight seemed to energize the Bruins and later on Bruins Tyler Randell scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. In two games, Randell has two goals on 2 shots. Keep him in the lineup Claude! Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 4th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the season, a short-handed goal, making it 3-1 Bruins. Less than twenty seconds later, Coyotes Tobias Rieder scored a power-play goal, making it 3-2. Less then three minutes later, Coyotes Kyle Chipchura scored, tying the game 3-3. Then less than two minutes later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-3 Bruins. Late in the period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 3rd goal of the season, another power-play goal, making it 5-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 20 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 1-3-0 with a 4.29 GAA and a .851 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 43-23, hits 32-19 and blocked shots 23-17. The Coyotes led the game in faceoff wins 31-29. The Bruins went 3-for-6 on the power-play while the Coyotes went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 8 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 10 hits. Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots each.

Brett Connolly, Max Talbot and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-3-0 with 4 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday when they host the Philadelphia Flyers, at 8pm ET. The game is on NBCSN.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jimmy Hayes has breakout game in Bruins win over Avs


Boston Bruins @ Colorado Avalanche game recap video, on October 14, 2015.
Bruins fans can somewhat breathe a sigh of relief as the Bruins got their first win of the season on Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche. But the third period was not a good one as the Bruins looked to have almost reverted their play back to the first three games of the season. Hopefully that doesn't carry into their next game on Saturday night. Jimmy Hayes had a breakout game, scoring 1 goal and recording 3 assists.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Tyler Randell scored his 1st goal of the season (also his 1st career NHL goal in his first NHL game), making it 3-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 4-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 5-0 Bruins. Later, Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog scored a power-play goal, making it 5-1.

In the third period, Avalanche John Mitchell scored, making it 5-2. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 3rd goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making it 6-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson made his Bruins debut, played in net and made 20 saves on 22 shots. Gustavsson is now 1-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 25-22 and faceoff wins 28-25. The Avalanche led the game in hits 16-6 and blocked shots 10-9. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Avalanche went 1-for-4.

Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits and 3 blocked shots.

David Pastrnak had a rough game, ending up with 0 shots and getting 6 PIMs (4 were for a double-minor high-sticking penalty).

Brad Marchand, Max Talbot and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play. Bruins players who made their Bruins debut: Jonas Gustavsson, Tyler Randell and Tommy Cross. On Tuesday, defenseman Joe Morrow was placed on the IR because of the flu and the Bruins recalled defenseman Tommy Cross.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-3-0 with 2 points this season and in 7th place in the Northeast Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Arizona Coyotes, at 10pm ET.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Bruins sloppy play results in 6-3 loss to Lightning


Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 12, 2015.
Not much to say about this one as the Bruins started with a two-goal lead and then it went downhill from there.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Lightning Brian Boyle scored, making it 2-1. Less than two minutes later, Lightning Ondrej Palat scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2.

In the second period, Lightning Brian Boyle scored, making it 3-2 Lightning. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3. Later, Lightning Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal, making it 4-3 Lightning.

In the third period, Lightning Jonathan Drouin scored, making it 5-3 Lightning. Later, Lightning Valtteri Filppula scored, making it 6-3 Lightning.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 17 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 0-3-0 with a 4.72 GAA and a .846 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-23, hits 34-9 and faceoff wins 30-29. The Lightning led the game in blocked shots 10-9. The Bruins went 3-for-4 on the power-play while the Lightning went 2-for-4.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots. Matt Beleskey and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Brad Marchand, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 0-3-0 with 0 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, at the Colorado Avalanche, at 10pm ET.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Bruins remain winless with 4-2 loss to Montreal


Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 10, 2015.
On Saturday night the Bruins took on the hated Montreal Canadiens and not much improved from their opening night loss to the Winnipeg Jets. The defense didn't look all that good and when the Bruins made mistakes, the Canadiens capitalized on them.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canadiens David Desharnais scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Canadiens.

In the second period, Canadiens Lars Eller scored, making it 2-0 Canadiens. Later, Canadiens Lars Eller scored, making it 3-0 Canadiens. Later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 1st goal of the season (also his 1st goal as a member of the Bruins), making it 3-1.

In the third period, Canadiens Tomas Plekanec scored an empty-net goal, making it 4-1 Canadiens. With only 31 seconds left in the game, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 34 saves on 37 shots. Rask is now 0-2-0 with a 4.03 GAA and a .882 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 33-16. The Canadiens led the game in shots 38-21, faceoff wins 37-30 and blocked shots 12-11. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 1-for-6.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Joonas Kemppainen, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Bruins players who made their Bruins debut: Colin Miller

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

After the game
On Sunday, it was reported that Brad Marchand will be out of the lineup with a concussion. Also defenseman Matt Irwin, who has struggled so far this season going -5 in 2 games, has been placed on waivers. *Update: Irwin cleared waivers and was assigned to Providence (AHL).

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Bruins lose season opener 6-2 to Jets


Winnipeg Jets @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on October 8, 2015.
After the Bruins season opener tonight, many fans on social media were saying that this is going to be a long season. If the Bruins keep playing how they did tonight against the Jets, then yes it's going to be a long season for them and for us fans.

The Bruins opened the game playing well in the first period, but after that it was all downhill as the Jets took over the game and capitalized on the large amount of Bruins mistakes. It doesn't get any easier as the Bruins host Montreal on Saturday.

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

In the second period, Jets Mark Scheifele scored, tying the game 1-1. Less than four minutes later, Jets Blake Wheeler scored, making it 2-1 Jets. Later, Jets Drew Stafford scored, making it 3-1 Jets.

In the third period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 3-2. The momentum from Pastrnak's goal didn't last long as less than four minutes later, Jets Chris Thorburn scored, making it 4-2 Jets. Less than five minutes later, Jets Nicolas Petan scored, making it 5-2 Jets. With less than four minutes left in the game, Bruins coach Claude Julien pulled Tuukka Rask for an extra attacker but it backfired as Jets Alexander Burmistrov cleared the puck down the ice and it magically found the Bruins open net, making it 6-2 Jets.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 0-1-0 with a 5.00 GAA and a .839 save percentage this season.

The Jets led the game in shots 32-31, hits 32-31, faceoff wins 30-29 and blocked shots 13-9. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Jets had no power-plays.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 5 shots. Jimmy Hayes, Matt Beleskey and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Joe Morrow led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Colin Miller, Tyler Randell and Max Talbot were scratched and did not play in this game.

Bruins players who made their Bruins debut: Jimmy Hayes, Zac Rinaldo, Matt Beleskey, Joonas Kemppainen and Matt Irwin.

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

NESN's Behind the B season 3 episode 2 video

Here is episode 2, "60", of NESN's Behind the B season 3, where it focuses on: Bruins players do fitness testing; Bruins practice at training camp; Bruins vs Devils; Bruins vs Capitals; Bruins vs Rangers with Patrice Bergeron mic'd up; and Bruins vs Capitals.


Previous episodes

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

Monday, October 5, 2015

Bruins sign goalie Jonas Gustavsson

Jonas Gustavsson
Jonas Gustavsson
On Sunday the Bruins announced that they signed veteran goalie Jonas Gustavsson to a 1-year contract worth a cap figure of $700,000. Gustavsson has played for the Detroit Red Wings in the past three seasons. Last season, Gustavsson played in 7 games, going 3-3-1 with a 2.56 GAA and a .911 save percentage.