Monday, February 29, 2016

Bruins acquire Liles and Stempniak, keep Eriksson

John-Michael Liles Lee Stempniak
New Bruins: John-Michael Liles and Lee Stempniak
Today was the NHL trade deadline and the Bruins made two late trades to try and improve their team. First, the Bruins acquired veteran defenseman John-Michael Liles from the Carolina Hurricanes for forward Anthony Camara, the Bruins natural third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and the Bruins natural fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The Bruins also acquired veteran Lee Stempniak from the New Jersey Devils for the Bruins natural fourth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and the Bruins natural second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

This season, defenseman John-Michael Liles (35 years old, 5'10", 185lbs, shoots left) has played in 64 games for Carolina, has scored 6 goals and has 9 assists for 15 points, and is -3. This season, right winger Lee Stempniak (33 years old, 5'11", 195lbs, shoots right) has played in 63 games for New Jersey, has scored 16 goals and has 25 assists for 41 points, and is +3.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney also announced that the Bruins have assigned forwards Max Talbot, Zac Rinaldo and Joonas Kemppainen to Providence (AHL).

So the Bruins kept forward Loui Eriksson and did not trade him despite all of the speculation leading up to the trade deadline. I'm disappointed to see the Bruins trade away prospect Anthony Camara, who is said to be a "Milan Lucic" type of player, before he could get more development time in the AHL and before he got a good shot at the NHL level. I know he's having a bad season this year in Providence (AHL) but I wish they were able to keep him. It feels like the Bruins gave up a lot for Liles, a 4th/5th/6th d-man. In the Stempniak trade, the Bruins gave up a 2017 2nd round pick, which again feels like too much for an older rent-a-player.

Lightning beat Bruins 4-1

02/28/2016 Lightning @ Bruins Three Stars of the Game
02/28/2016 Lightning @ Bruins Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
The Lightning had little to no trouble getting past the Bruins on Sunday night, 4-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 5th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Lightning Alex Killorn scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Later, Lightning Ryan Callahan scored, making the score 2-1 Lightning.

In the second period, Lightning Ryan Callahan scored a power-play goal, making the score 3-1 Lightning. Later, Lightning Steven Stamkos scored on a penalty shot, making the score 4-1 Lightning.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 24-18-5 with a 2.56 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-30 and hits 20-18. The Lightning led the game in faceoff wins 34-31 and blocked shots 19-7. The Bruins went 0-for-6 on the power-play while the Lightning went 2-for-3.

Joe Morrow led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 3 hits. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Tyler Randell, Max Talbot and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 34-23-6 with 74 points this season. The Bruins are now 13-16-3 at home this season. The Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Calgary Flames, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Rask and Beleskey lead Bruins to win over Hurricanes

02/26/2016 Bruins @ Hurricanes Three Stars of the Game
02/26/2016 Bruins @ Hurricanes Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask led the way along with Matt Beleskey to give the Bruins a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 23rd goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 12th goal of the season, making the score 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Hurricanes Noah Hanifin scored a power-play goal, making the score 2-1. Later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 13th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Late, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 32nd goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 39 saves on 40 shots. Rask is now 24-17-5 with a 2.53 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 21-13. The Hurricanes led the game in shots 40-22, hits 21-20 and faceoff wins 31-30. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Hurricanes went 1-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 4 shots. Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 3 hits. Zdeno Chara and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots each.

Tyler Randell, Max Talbot and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 34-22-6 with 74 points this season. The Bruins are now 21-7-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 6:30pm ET on NBCSN.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Rask, Pastrnak and McQuaid lead Bruins to 5-1 win over Penguins

02/24/2016 Penguins @ Bruins Three Stars of the Game
02/24/2016 Penguins @ Bruins Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
On Wednesday, the Bruins got back on track and came away with a 5-1 win over the Penguins as they came alive in the third period.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 7th goal of the season, a penalty shot goal, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Landon Ferraro dropped the gloves with Penguins Scott Wilson and they had a spirited bout. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 8th goal of the season, making the score 2-0 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Penguins Tom Kuhnhackl scored, making the score 2-1.

In the third period, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 13th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Landon Ferraro scored his 4th goal of the season, making the score 4-1 Bruins. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 31st goal of the season, making the score 5-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 41 saves on 42 shots. Rask is now 23-17-5 with a 2.56 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-20 and blocked shots 17-11. The Penguins led the game in shots 42-29 and faceoff wins 33-28. The Bruins had no power-plays while the Penguins went 0-for-1.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 6 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Tyler Randell, Max Talbot and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 33-22-6 with 72 points this season. The Bruins are now 13-15-3 at home this season. The Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, at the Carolina Hurricanes, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Blue Jackets beat Bruins 6-4

02/22/2016 Blue Jackets @ Bruins Three Stars of the Game
02/22/2016 Blue Jackets @ Bruins Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
Last night the Bruins couldn't keep up with the Blue Jackets and ended up with another home loss, losing 6-4.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blue Jackets Boone Jenner scored a power-play goal, making the score 1-0 Blue Jackets. Less than 20 seconds later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 22nd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, 21 seconds into the period, Blue Jackets Boone Jenner scored, making the score 2-1 Blue Jackets. Later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 10th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Later, Blue Jackets William Karlsson scored, making the score 3-2 Blue Jackets. Later, Blue Jackets Scott Hartnell scored a power-play goal, making the score 4-2 Blue Jackets.

In the third period, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 11th goal of the season, making the score 4-3. Later, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Blue Jackets Matt Calvert and they had a spirited bout. Later, Blue Jackets Brandon Saad scored, making the score 5-3 Blue Jackets. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 23rd goal of the season, making the score 5-4. Less than a minute later, Blue Jackets Dalton Prout scored, making the score 6-4 Blue Jackets.

Matt Calvert vs Kevan Miller

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 29 saves on 34 shots. Gustavsson is now 10-5-1 with a 2.69 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 44-25. The Blue Jackets led the game in shots 35-30 and hits 31-24. Both teams had 13 blocked shots each. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 2-for-3.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 5 shots. Jimmy Hayes led the Bruins with 4 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Tyler Randell, Max Talbot and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 32-22-6 with 70 points this season. The Bruins are now 12-15-3 at home this season. The Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bruins come back strong, beat Stars 7-3

02/20/2016 Bruins @ Stars Three Stars of the Game
02/20/2016 Bruins @ Stars Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
On Saturday, after being down 3-1 after the first period, the Bruins stepped up their game and came back with six straight goals in the second and third periods to come away with a 7-3 win over the Stars.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Stars Ales Hemsky scored, making the score 1-0 Stars. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 29th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than three minutes later, Stars Antoine Roussel scored, making the score 2-1 Stars. Less than a minute later, Stars Patrick Sharp scored, making the score 3-1 Stars.

In the second period, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves against Stars agitator Antoine Roussel, getting some retribution for Roussel's crosscheck on him last season, in a quick fight. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 30th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 3-2. Only 35 seconds later, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 4th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 21st goal of the season, making the score 4-3 Bruins.

Adam McQuaid vs Antoine Roussel

In the third period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 5-3 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brett Connolly scored his 8th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 6-3 Bruins. With 23 seconds left in the game, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 9th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 7-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 22-17-5 with a 2.60 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 42-29. The Stars led the game in hits 20-11, faceoff wins 49-39 and blocked shots 16-7. The Bruins went 3-for-6 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-1.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 7 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Tyler Randell, Ryan Spooner and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 32-21-6 with 70 points this season. The Bruins are now 20-7-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

NESN's Behind the B season 3 episode 9 video

Here is episode 9, "New Friends and Old", of NESN's Behind the B season 3, where it focuses on: Bruins players watch the Patriots-Broncos game; Bruins vs Flyers with Max Talbot mic'd up; Bruins vs Ducks with Matt Beleskey mic'd up; Patrice Bergeron at the All-Star weekend in Nashville; visitors from China watch Bruins practice and get some time with Bruins coaches and players; Bruins vs Sabres with Dennis Seidenberg mic'd up; and Milan Lucic returns to Boston as a LA Kings player, Bruins vs Kings with Lucic mic'd up.

Previous episodes

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

Friday, February 19, 2016

Rinne leads Predators to shutout Bruins 2-0

02/18/2016 Bruins @ Predators Three Stars of the Game
02/18/2016 Bruins @ Predators Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
Last night, Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stopped all 29 shots he faced from the Bruins to get the shutout and lead the Predators past the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Predators Craig Smith scored, making the score 1-0 Predators. Later, Predators Filip Forsberg scored, making the score 2-0 Predators.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 22 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 21-17-5 with a 2.59 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 29-24 and hits 22-15. The Predators led the game in faceoff wins 36-31 and blocked shots 20-11. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Predators went 0-for-2.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots.

Joe Morrow, Zac Rinaldo and Max Talbot were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 31-21-6 with 68 points this season. The Bruins are now 19-7-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Dallas Stars, at 8pm ET.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bruins beat Blue Jackets in overtime 2-1

02/16/2016 Bruins @ Blue Jackets Three Stars of the Game
02/16/2016 Bruins @ Blue Jackets Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
With Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask leading the way and Patrice Bergeron and Adam McQuaid returning to the lineup, the Bruins managed to get a 2-1 overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Blue Jackets Alexander Wennberg scored on a penalty shot, making the score 1-0 Blue Jackets. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 22nd goal of the season, tying the score 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 20th goal of the season, winning the game 2-1 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 21-16-5 with a 2.60 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-29 and faceoff wins 37-30. The Blue Jackets led the game in hits 29-20 and blocked shots 14-13. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Blue Jackets went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 4 shots. Matt Beleskey, Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

Joe Morrow, Zac Rinaldo and Max Talbot were scratched and did not play. With the Bruins activating defenseman Adam McQuaid from injured reserve, they sent defenseman Colin Miller to Providence (AHL).

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 31-20-6 with 68 points this season. The Bruins are now 19-6-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Nashville Predators, at 8pm ET.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Red Wings beat Bruins in high scoring game

02/14/2016 Bruins @ Red Wings Three Stars of the Game
02/14/2016 Bruins @ Red Wings Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
Besides the bad reffing in the Bruins-Red Wings game, there were lots of goals (11 in total) but the Bruins couldn't hold onto their leads (twice) and wound up losing 6-5 to the Red Wings. Detroit, you should make sure Mike Leggo and Francis Charron ref all of your games, you may go undefeated if they do. Patrice Bergeron was out of the line up against vs the Red Wings, hopefully he will be back soon.

Quick game summary
In the first period, 8 seconds into the game, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 28th goal of the season, setting a Bruins record for fastest goal, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg scored, tying the game 1-1. Only 14 seconds later, Bruins Zach Trotman scored his 2nd goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 19th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk scored a power-play goal, making the score 3-2.

In the second period, Red Wings Darren Helm scored, tying the game 3-3. Later, Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk scored a power-play goal, making the score 4-3 Red Wings. Later, Red Wings Darren Helm scored, making the score 5-3 Red Wings. Only 22 seconds later, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg scored his 1st goal of the season, making the score 5-4.

In the third period, 38 seconds into the period, Bruins Joonas Kemppainen scored his 2nd goal of the season, tying the game 5-5. Later, Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg scored, making the score 6-5 Red Wings.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game and was pulled after the Red Wings scored their 5th goal. Rask made 19 saves on 24 shots and didn't get the decision. Rask now has a 2.64 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season. Jonas Gustavsson came into the game in the second period and he made 10 saves on 11 shots. Gustavsson got the loss in this game, is now 10-4-1 with a 2.53 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 30-14 and blocked shots 12-7. The Red Wings led the game in shots 35-22 and faceoff wins 33-28. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 2-for-5.

Jimmy Hayes and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 7 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, Joe Morrow and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 30-20-6 with 66 points this season. The Bruins are now 18-6-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday at the Columbus Blue Jackets, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Without Bergeron, Bruins beat Wild 4-2

02/13/2016 Bruins @ Wild Three Stars of the Game
02/13/2016 Bruins @ Wild Three Stars of the Game. Watch the game recap video here.
The Bruins were missing Patrice Bergeron with an undisclosed injury from Saturday's early game vs the Minnesota Wild but they managed to come away with a 4-2 win, that would earn Bruins coach Claude Julien his 500th NHL win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 27th goal of the season, a shorthanded goal, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins-killer Wild's Thomas Vanek scored, tying the game 1-1. Less than a minute later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 13th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 18th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 8th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 4-1 Bruins. Later, Wild's Mike Reilly scored, making the score 4-2.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 31 saves on 33 shots. Gustavsson is now 10-3-1 with a 2.54 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 24-21, faceoff wins 30-24 and blocked shots 16-10. The Wild led the game in shots 33-19. The Bruins went 0-for-6 on the power-play while the Wild went 0-for-5.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 shots. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Patrice Bergeron, Landon Ferraro and Colin Miller were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 30-19-6 with 66 points this season. The Bruins are now 18-5-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday at the Detroit Red Wings, at 3:30pm ET on NBC.

Congrats to Bruins coach Claude Julien on 500 wins

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bruins show some life, beat Jets 6-2


Bruins Patrice Bergeron vs Jets Blake Wheeler, on February 11, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
After the Bruins embarrassment on Tuesday vs the Kings, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said to the media, "But for sure we need to address the things that happened tonight and are happening with this hockey club."

On Thursday night, the Bruins leaders did step up vs the Jets with goalie Tuukka Rask playing great and Patrice Bergeron doing everything he could to get the Bruins a win with 2 goals and a fight. I'm hoping the team leaders lead the way the rest of the season for the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, less than two minutes into the game, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 20th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. After Bruins Zac Rinaldo laid a hard hit on a Jets player, Rinaldo dropped the gloves with Jets Chris Thorburn. Less than two minutes later after the Bruins goal, Jets Bryan Little scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Jets Tyler Myers after they battled around the Jets net. Only 15 seconds after the fight, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 17th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Less than a minute later, Jets Nikolaj Ehlers scored, tying the game 2-2. With less than two minutes in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 26th goal of the season, making the score 3-2 Bruins.

In the second period, no scoring happened but there was a fight with two unlikely combatants. Bruins Patrice Bergeron dropped the gloves with Jets Blake Wheeler after an earlier meetup, in a quick fight with obvious non-fighters.

In the third period, 35 seconds into the period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 6th goal of the season, making the score 4-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 21st goal of the season, making the score 5-2 Bruins. Later, Bruins Jimmy Hayes scored his 12th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, making the score 6-2 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 34 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 20-16-5 with a 2.55 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-36 and hits 21-17. The Jets led the game in faceoff wins 37-34 and blocked shots 19-14. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Jets went 1-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 9 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 hits. Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Landon Ferraro and Colin Miller were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 29-19-6 with 64 points this season. The Bruins are now 17-5-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the Minnesota Wild, at 2pm ET.

Malcolm Subban update
On Thursday, the Bruins released an update on Providence Bruins (AHL) goalie Malcolm Subban, who sustained a fractured larynx, stating that Subban underwent successful surgery on February 8th to repair his larynx fracture. Subban has been released from the hospital and is expected to be out a minimum of eight weeks.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lucic helps Kings embarrass Bruins in 9-2 slaughter


Boston Bruins tribute to Milan Lucic, on February 9, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
Hey look, the Bruins didn't show up for another game. Or wait, did they show up and just get demolished by a much better team that shows them that they are a much inferior team to the good teams in the NHL this season.

What an embarrassment last night was, I feel bad for those that paid money to go see that game. The word "embarrassment" has come up too much this season after Bruins game, referring to the Bruins play.

Torey Krug (-4), Ryan Spooner (-3) and Jimmy Hayes (-3) led the way in this one. Best part of the game? No doubt it was the Boston Bruins tribute video to Milan Lucic. Watch the video above to see the tribute.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Tyler Randell dropped the gloves with Kings Kyle Clifford and knocked down Clifford with two big punches. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 25th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Kings Jeff Carter scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Before the end of the period, Kings Marian Gaborik scored, making the score 2-1 Kings.

In the second period, Kings Andy Andreoff scored, making the score 3-1 Kings. Later, Kings Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal, making the score 4-1 Kings. Less than a minute later, Kings Dwight King scored, making the score 5-1 Kings. Not long after the goal, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Kings Andy Andreoff and Beleskey got the edge in that fight. Later, Kings Trevor Lewis scored, making the score 6-1 Kings.

In the third period, Kings Milan Lucic scored, making the score 7-1 Kings. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Tyler Randell scored his 5th goal of the season, making the score 7-2. Later, Kings Luke Schenn scored a power-play goal, making the score 8-2 Kings. Later, Kings Dustin Brown scored, making the score 9-2 Kings.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game in net and made 27 saves on 32 shots. After the 5th goal against (12:42 of the second period), Rask was pulled from the game, Jonas Gustavsson played the rest of the game, making 21 saves on 25 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 19-16-5 with a 2.56 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season. Gustavsson now has a 2.58 GAA and a .911 save percentage this season.

The Kings led the game in shots 57-37, faceoff wins 39-26 and blocked shots 17-10. Both teams had 30 hits each. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Kings went 3-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots. Max Talbot and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits each.

Colin Miller and Zac Rinaldo were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-19-6 with 62 points this season. The Bruins are now 12-14-3 at home this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Winnipeg Jets, at 8pm ET.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Update on Malcolm Subban

Malcolm Subban
Malcolm Subban
On Sunday, the Bruins announced that on Saturday, Providence Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban was hit in the throat with a puck during pregame warmups, he was taken to Maine Medical Center, diagnosed with a fractured larynx, on Sunday Subban was taken to Mass General Hospital for further evaluation. Subban is in stable condition and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Hopefully Subban fully recovers from this and is able to return to hockey in the future.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bruins beat Sabres 2-1 in overtime

Three stars of the Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game on February 6, 2016
Three stars of the Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game on February 6, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
On Saturday night, the Bruins played their last game against the Buffalo Sabres this season and wound up beating the Sabres in overtime on a gift penalty shot. It was a big two points for the Bruins as they're third place in the Atlantic Division.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 16th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Sabres Sam Reinhart scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 24th goal, on a penalty shot, winning the game 2-1 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 37 saves on 38 shots. Rask is now 19-15-5 with a 2.47 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Sabres led the game in hits 28-24, faceoff wins 36-32 and blocked shots 12-10. Both teams had 38 shots each. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-3.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zach Trotman led the Bruins with 5 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Colin Miller and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-18-6 with 62 points this season. The Bruins are now 12-13-3 at home this season. The Bruins are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host Milan Lucic and the Los Angeles Kings, at 7pm ET.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bruins actually win a shootout, beat Sabres

Three stars of the Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres game on February 4, 2016
Three stars of the Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres game on February 4, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
On Thursday, the Bruins visited the Buffalo Sabres and it was rather a pretty boring game despite a few big hits. The game would go into overtime and it looked like the Bruins were trying to hold on for a shootout as they are definitely not built for 3-on-3. To my surprise the Bruins came away with a shootout win with Ryan Spooner scoring a nice goal and Tuukka Rask stopping all opponents he faced.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Sabres Evander Kane scored, making the score 1-0 Sabres.

In the second period, Sabres Sam Reinhart scored, making the score 2-0 Sabres. Less than a minute later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 11th goal of the season, making the score 2-1.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 23rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, no one scored.

In the shootout, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored the only goal to win the game 3-2 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 18-15-5 with a 2.51 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-28. The Sabres led the game in hits 23-17, faceoff wins 31-28 and blocked shots 15-12. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Joonas Kemppainen, Joe Morrow and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 27-18-6 with 60 points this season. The Bruins are now 16-5-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Buffalo Sabres, at 7pm ET.

Gustavsson update
On Thursday before the game, the Bruins announced that they activated goalie Jonas Gustavsson off the injured reserve, as he was cleared by the Bruins medical staff. The Bruins also assigned goalie Malcolm Subban back to Providence (AHL).

On Friday, the Bruins announced that forward Joonas Kemppainen was assigned to Providence (AHL).

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bruins blow lead, lose in overtime to Leafs

Three stars of the Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game on February 2, 2016
Three stars of the Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins game on February 2, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.
On Tuesday the Bruins returned to the ice after the All-Star break/John Scott-palooza, and fell back to their ways, blowing a two goal lead and losing in overtime to the Leafs 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 21st goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Leafs Daniel Winnik scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, 55 seconds into the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 22nd goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Only 26 seconds later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 12th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Leafs Leo Komarov scored, making the score 3-2. Later, Leafs Nazem Kadri scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Leafs Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored a power-play goal, winning the game for the Leafs 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 31 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 17-15-5 with a 2.53 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 42-35, faceoff wins 40-27 and blocked shots 18-15. The Maple Leafs led the game in hits 29-20. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-3.

Brad Marchand and Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Dennis Seidenberg and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Joonas Kemppainen, Joe Morrow and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Gustavsson placed on IR, Subban recalled
On Monday, the Bruins placed goaltender Jonas Gustavsson on injured reserve (as the Bruins wait to hear his final test results) and recalled goaltender Malcolm Subban from Providence (AHL).

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-18-6 with 58 points this season. The Bruins are now 11-13-3 at home this season. The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Buffalo Sabres, at 7pm ET.