Thursday, January 28, 2016

Update on Jonas Gustavsson

Jonas Gustavsson
Jonas Gustavsson
On Wednesday, the Bruins released an update on goalie Jonas Gustavsson, saying that he was removed from Tuesday's game for precautionary reasons due to an elevated heart rate. Gustavsson was taken to Mass General Hospital and remained there overnight for testing. All preliminary tests came back negative and he was discharged Wednesday afternoon. Gustavsson is expected to rejoin the Bruins after the All-Star break pending clearance from the Bruins medical staff.

Unfortunately this isn't the first time that Gustavsson has had to leave games in his career due to an elevated heart rate. Gustavsson has had heart ablation surgery three times (September 2009, December 2009 and February 2011).

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ducks beat Bruins 6-2


Anaheim Ducks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 26, 2016.
It is frustrating being a Bruins fan as you don't know when the Bruins will actually show up and play hockey. Tonight, the Bruins didn't show up until the third period but they couldn't do much against a more hungrier and grittier Ducks team. The Bruins wound up losing 6-2 to the Ducks.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Zach Trotman scored his 1st goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Ducks Chris Stewart dropped the gloves with Bruins Torey Krug. Later, Ducks Corey Perry scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Ducks Shea Theodore scored a power-play goal, making the score 2-1 Ducks.

Torey Krug vs Chris Stewart

In the second period, Ducks David Perron scored, making the score 3-1 Ducks. Later, Ducks Kevin Bieksa scored, making the score 4-1 Ducks.

In the third period, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 7th goal of the season, making the score 4-2. Less than a minute left, Ducks Ryan Kesler scored an empty-net goal, making the score 5-2. With 32 seconds left, Ducks Mike Santorelli scored, making the score 6-2.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson started the game in net, played the whole first period and then did not return. It was announced during the game that Gustavsson left after the first period due to illness and he was transported to Mass General Hospital for observation. Gustavsson made 14 saves on 16 shots, is still 9-3-1 and now has a 2.38 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season. Tuukka Rask played the second and third periods and made 19 saves on 22 shots. Rask took the loss in this game and is now 17-15-4 with a 2.49 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 20-15 and faceoff wins 34-31. The Ducks led the game in shots 39-34 and blocked shots 13-11. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Ducks went 1-for-4.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zac Rinaldo were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-18-5 with 57 points this season. The Bruins are now 11-13-2 at home this season. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is next Tuesday (February 2nd) when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Bruins beat Flyers despite blown offside ruling


Boston Bruins @ Philadelphia Flyers game recap video, on January 25, 2016.
Last night the Bruins got screwed once again by the refs, but this time they managed to come away with a 3-2 win over the Flyers.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 19th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 20th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Flyers Wayne Simmonds scored a power-play goal, making the score 2-1.

In the third period, Flyers Wayne Simmonds scored, tying the game 2-2. With less than two minutes left in the period, Bruins Brett Connolly scored his 7th goal of the season, making the score 3-2 Bruins.

Situation Room: Bruins vs Flyers - refs and NHL blow offside call and Flyers get a goal

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 34 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 17-14-4 with a 2.45 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 34-28 and blocked shots 26-19. The Flyers led the game in shots 36-31 and faceoff wins 37-27. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Flyers went 1-for-4.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits and 6 blocked shots.

Landon Ferraro, Joe Morrow and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-17-5 with 57 points this season. The Bruins are now 15-5-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is today (Tuesday) when they host the Anaheim Ducks, at 7pm ET.

Monday, January 25, 2016

NESN's Behind the B season 3 episode 8 video

Here is episode 8, "Bumper to Bumper", of NESN's Behind the B season 3, where it focuses on: David Pastrnak's return to the Bruins lineup; Bruins vs Devils with Brett Connolly mic'd up; Bruins vs Senators with Ryan Spooner mic'd up; Bruins vs Rangers with Matt Beleskey mic'd up; Bruins practice with Tuukka Rask mic'd up; Bruins vs Flyers with Zac Rinaldo mic'd up; Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes go shopping for hats in Buffalo; Bruins GM Don Sweeney talks about the Bruins recent play and Bruins vs Sabres.


Previous episodes

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

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bruins beat Blue Jackets in shootout 3-2


Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 23, 2016.
Here's something you won't hear often, the Bruins actually won a game via the shootout. On Saturday the Bruins had a 2-0 lead but let the Blue Jackets come back and tie it up. The game would go to a shootout and the Bruins won it 3-2.

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

In the second period, 32 seconds into the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 19th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 5th goal of the season, making the score 2-0 Bruins. Later, Blue Jackets Dalton Prout scored, making the score 2-1. Later, Blue Jackets Kerby Rychel scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Bruins Ryan Spooner and Torey Krug scored to win it for the Bruins.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 31 saves on 33 shots. Gustavsson is now 9-3-1 with a 2.29 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 34-33. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 20-14, faceoff wins 35-31 and blocked shots 16-15. The Bruins went 0-for-5 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 0-for-4.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 8 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Brett Connolly, Colin Miller and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 25-17-5 with 55 points this season. The Bruins are now 11-12-2 at home this season. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday at the Philadelphia Flyers, at 7pm ET.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Canucks beat Bruins 4-2 in boring game


Vancouver Canucks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 21, 2016.
On Thursday night the Bruins slept through the first two periods and finally awoke in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks, who also looked to be sleeping through the first two periods as well. The Canucks would go on to a 4-2 win over the Bruins, capitalizing on Bruins mistakes. If you were hoping for some Bruins revenge against Canucks groin hunter Brandon Prust, the Bruins didn't get their chance as he was a healthy scratch, how convenient.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canucks Sven Baertschi scored, making the score 1-0 Canucks.

In the second period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 11th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Before the goal, Canucks Chris Tanev launched himself headfirst into the boards trying to draw a penalty, and soon after a Jimmy Hayes shot went off of Tanev and into the net.

In the third period, Canucks Alexandre Burrows scored, making the score 2-1 Canucks. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 18th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than three minutes later, Canucks Daniel Sedin scored, making the score 3-2 Canucks. With 23 seconds left in the period, Canucks Daniel Sedin scored an empty-net goal, making the score 4-2 Canucks.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 16-14-4 with a 2.47 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-27 and hits 25-23. The Canucks led the game in faceoff wins 33-28 and blocked shots 14-9. There were no penalties in the game.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Joonas Kemppainen, Colin Miller and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Krejci returns
David Krejci returned to the Bruins lineup and played against the Canucks. He finished the game -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit. Frank Vatrano was sent to Providence (AHL).

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 24-17-5 with 53 points this season. The Bruins are now 10-12-2 at home this season. The Bruins are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bruins beat slumping Canadiens 4-1


Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens game recap video, on January 19, 2016.
On Tuesday night, the Bruins and Canadiens played their last regular season meeting against each other this season. Tuukka Rask led the way as the Bruins came away with a 4-1 road win over the struggling Canadiens, who are now 3-6-1 in their last 10 games and they're also now out of a playoff spot.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Max Talbot scored his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Also in the period, there were two times that Canadiens Brendan Gallagher could have been called for a slewfoot but he wasn't, as usual when they play at home.

In the second period, Canadiens Mark Barberio scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Canadiens David Desharnais dived off a faceoff which got Bruins Patrice Bergeron a two-minute penalty. Later after killing off that penalty, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 18th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. There's some karma for you right there.

In the third period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 4th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 17th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 38 saves on 39 shots. Rask is now 16-13-4 with a 2.45 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 46-23 and blocked shots 25-17. The Canadiens led the game in shots 39-24 and faceoff wins 32-30. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 8 hits. Dennis Seidenber led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Landon Ferraro (day-to-day), Colin Miller and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 24-16-5 with 53 points this season. The Bruins are now 14-5-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday when they host the Vancouver Canucks, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bruins overcome bad refs to beat Leafs 3-2


Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 16, 2016.
Tonight there were quite a few bad calls by the refs that gave the Leafs a lot of power-play chances to get the win over the Bruins but despite the bad penalty calls, non-calls and a goal disallowed for offsides, the Bruins came away with a 3-2 win with Brad Marchand scoring the game-winner with only 47 seconds left in the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, 45 seconds into the game, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 16th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Leafs Leo Komarov scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, after Bruins Zac Rinaldo had a few big hits, Rinaldo dropped the gloves with Leafs Rich Clune and they had a quick bout.

In the second period, 39 seconds into the period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 17th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins killer, Leafs Shawn Matthias scored, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, with 47 seconds left in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 16th goal of the season, making the score 3-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 15-13-4 with a 2.49 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 45-29, hits 36-30 and blocked shots 14-10. The Leafs led the game in faceoff wins 40-30. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Leafs went 0-for-5.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-16-5 with 51 points this season. The Bruins are now 10-11-2 at home this season. The Bruins are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday at the Montreal Canadiens, at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Bruins strong 3rd period leads to 4-1 win over Sabres


Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres game recap video, on January 15, 2016.
After an uninspired first period against the Buffalo Sabres tonight, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara led the way in the second period with some feisty play and the Bruins played better. The Bruins would go on to score three times in the third period to get a 4-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Sabres David Legwand scored, making the score 1-0 Sabres. Not long after the goal, Sabres Johan Larsson hit Bruins Max Talbot into the bench which angered Talbot. Shortly after the hit, Talbot challenged Larsson and they had a spirited bout.

In the second period, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 8th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, 29 seconds into the period, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 6th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 10th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brett Connolly scored his 6th goal of the season, making the score 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 33 saves on 34 shots. Gustavsson is now 8-3-1 with a 2.33 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-24 and faceoff wins 30-29. The Sabres led the game in shots 34-31. Both teams had 8 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-4.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 5 hits. Max Talbot led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 22-16-5 with 49 points this season. The Bruins are now 13-5-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Saturday) when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bruins defense breaks down, lose to Flyers


Boston Bruins @ Philadelphia Flyers game recap video, on January 13, 2016.
The Bruins are not having such a good road trip with their latest loss to the Flyers on Wednesday night.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Flyers Jakub Voracek scored, making the score 1-0 Flyers. Later, Flyers Brayden Schenn hit Bruins Torey Krug with a big clean hit, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Schenn and they had a spirited bout.

In the second period, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 15th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Flyers Wayne Simmonds scored, tying the game 2-2. Less than two minutes later, Flyers Mark Streit scored, making the score 3-2 Flyers.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 18 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 14-13-4 with a 2.51 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-21, hits 28-25 and blocked shots 20-11. Both teams had 25 faceoff wins. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Flyers went 0-for-3.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zac Rinaldo and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-16-5 with 47 points this season. The Bruins are now 12-5-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 2-7-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at the Buffalo Sabres, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Rangers beat Bruins 2-1


Boston Bruins @ New York Rangers game recap video, on January 11, 2016.
Yesterday the Bruins visited the New York Rangers and couldn't get more than one puck past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist as the Rangers won 2-1.

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

In the second period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 10th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the third period, Rangers Derick Brassard scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Rangers Jesper Fast scored, making the score 2-1 Rangers.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 14-12-4 with a 2.49 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-30 and faceoff wins 27-25. The Rangers led the game in hits 30-24 and blocked shots 24-8. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Rangers didn't have any power-plays.

Patrice Bergeron and Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 5 shots. Max Talbot led the Bruins with 4 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

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

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-15-5 with 47 points this season. The Bruins are now 12-4-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday at the Philadelphia Flyers, at 8pm ET.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Senators beat Bruins in overtime 2-1


Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators game recap video, on January 9, 2016.
Last night the Bruins continued their road trip, this time to Ottawa and came away with one point as the Senators beat the Bruins in overtime 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Mika Zibanejad scored, making the score 1-0 Senators.

In the second period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Senators Mark Stone scored, winning the game 2-1 Senators.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 38 saves on 40 shots. Rask is now 14-11-4 with a 2.51 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 23-19. The Senators led the game in shots 40-34, hits 36-28 and faceoff wins 35-30. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 8 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Brad Marchand returned to the lineup after serving his 2-game suspension. Brett Connolly, Joe Morrow and Zac Rinaldo were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-14-5 with 47 points this season. The Bruins are now 12-3-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday at the New York Rangers, at 7pm ET.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Bruins beat Devils 4-1


Boston Bruins @ New Jersey Devils game recap video, on January 8, 2016.
On Friday night the Bruins came away with a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. With that win, the Bruins became the 2nd team in NHL history to win 3,000 regular-season games. The Bruins have an all-time record of 3,000-2,281-791-139 in 6,211 regular-season games.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 6th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Zac Rinaldo and Devils Jordin Tootoo dropped the gloves off a faceoff and had a quick bout.

In the second period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 9th goal of the season, making the score 2-0 Bruins. Later, Devils Bobby Farnham scored, making the score 2-1. Later, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 9th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 3rd goal of the season, making the score 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 19 saves on 20 shots. Gustavsson is now 7-3-1 with a 2.44 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-20. The Devils led the game in hits 34-17 and faceoff circle 26-23. Both teams had 9 blocked shots each. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Devils went 0-for-2.

Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 5 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 4 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

David Pastrnak returned to the lineup and had 1 shot and 2 hits. Joe Morrow and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-14-4 with 46 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Ottawa Senators, at 7pm ET.

McQuaid placed on IR, Pastrnak recalled

David Pastrnak
David Pastrnak
On Thursday the Bruins announced that they have placed defenseman Adam McQuaid on injured reserve with an upper body injury and they have recalled forward David Pastrnak from Providence (AHL).

Tonight the Bruins play against the New Jersey Devils.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Patrice Bergeron selected to All-Star team

Patrice Bergeron
Patrice Bergeron
Today it was announced that Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has been named to the 2016 NHL All-Star team. This will be Bergeron's second Al-Star appearance. This season, as of today, Bergeron has played in 38 games, recording 15 goals and 22 assists for 37 points.

The 2016 NHL All-Star game is on January 31st in Nashville, TN.

Holtby leads Capitals to 3-2 win over Bruins


Washington Capitals @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 5, 2016.
Yesterday, it was good to see the Bruins play better than they did in the Winter Classic game but they couldn't get enough offense against Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and fell 3-2 to the Capitals.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Capitals Andre Burakovsky scored, making the score 1-0 Capitals.

In the second period, Capitals Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal, making the score 2-0 Capitals. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 14th goal of the season, making the score 2-1.

In the third period, Capitals Marcus Johansson scored, making the score 3-1 Capitals. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 15th goal of the season, making the score 3-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 14-11-3 with a 2.53 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 33-26. The Capitals led the game in shots 29-27 and faceoff wins 27-26. Both teams had 16 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Capitals went 1-for-3.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits. Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Joonas Kemppainen returned to the Bruins lineup, he had 1 shot, 3 blocked shots, was -1, had 2 PIMs and went 33% in the faceoff circle.

Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Adam McQuaid injured
In the second period, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was hit from behind by Capitals AHL tough guy Zach Sill and no penalty was called on the play. Blind refs are blind. The hit sent McQuaid's head into the glass and McQuaid stayed down on the ice. We hope McQuaid does not have another concussion from the hit as it seems every season McQuaid takes a dangerous hit from behind and is out of the lineup for an extended period of time. Today it was announced that Capitals Zach Sill has been suspended for two games. Watch the NHL video below of the suspension.

NHL video: Zach Sill suspended 2 games

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-14-4 with 44 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday when they begin their 5-game road trip, at the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

On Monday, the Bruins assigned forward David Pastrnak to Providence (AHL).

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Bruins recall Miller, send Khokhlachev and Griffith to Providence

Colin Miller
Colin Miller
The Bruins announced today that they have recalled defenseman Colin Miller from Providence (AHL). The Bruins have also sent forwards Alexander Khokhlachev and Seth Griffith to Providence (AHL).

Friday, January 1, 2016

Bruins don't show up to Winter Classic, get embarrassed


Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 1, 2016.
What an embarrassment. On national television, playing an outdoor game that only happens once a year against the team that is hated by most, and you give an embarrassing pathetic effort like that?

Every Bruins player should feel embarrassed and ashamed for their performance and effort. Maybe the one player who doesn't have to feel too bad as they played well was Matt Beleskey. The game was so bad and hard to watch as a Bruins fan I walked out of the room a few times during play. Some of the camera angles that NBC used didn't help, especially the constant moving ones where I had a hard time following the puck or knowing where exactly the puck was at.

The first two periods the Bruins were dead and showed it on the ice as Montreal controlled the play and dominated the Bruins. In the third period the Bruins woke up, which seems to happen far too much the past few seasons, but once Montreal scored the fourth goal you could see the Bruins revert back to no effort hockey, just pathetic to watch. What an embarrassment.

Quick game summary
In the first period, less than two minutes into the game, Canadiens David Desharnais scored, making the score 1-0 Montreal.

In the second period, two minutes into the period, Canadiens Paul Byron scored, making the score 2-0 Montreal. Later, Canadiens Brendan Gallagher scored, making the score 3-0 Montreal.

In the third period, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 8th goal of the season, making the score 3-1. Later, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored, making the score 4-1 Montreal. Later, Bruins Jimmy Hayes and Canadiens Lars Eller had a dust up where Eller did his usual, start stuff and not back it up, as Hayes threw punches and Eller held on for dear life. Ten seconds later, Canadiens Paul Byron scored, making the score 5-1 Montreal. At the end of the game, Beleskey laid out a Canadiens player which brought Torrey Mitchell over but Zac Rinaldo stepped in and roughed up Mitchell, as Rinaldo probably remembered Mitchell was the guy who slew-footed him earlier this season.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 14-10-3 with a 2.51 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 29-18 and blocked shots 14-8. The Canadiens led the game in shots 30-28 and faceoff wins 42-36. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-4.

Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 5 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

After the game
Here's a NESN video with a few Bruins players talking to reporters after the game about the team's performance.


Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-13-4 with 44 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Washington Capitals, at 7pm ET.