Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bruins re-sign David Pastrnak to 6-year contract

David Pastrnak
David Pastrnak
Today, the Bruins announced that they have signed forward David Pastrnak to a 6-year contract worth an average annual value of $6.67 million. Last season, Pastrnak played in 75 games, scored 34 goals and had 36 assists for a total of 70 points; finished as +11 and had 34 PIMs.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bruins re-sign Ryan Spooner

Ryan Spooner
Ryan Spooner
On Wednesday the Bruins announced that they have re-signed forward Ryan Spooner to a 1-year contract worth $2,825,000. This past season, Spooner played in 78 games, scored 11 goals and 28 assists for 39 points. He finished with a -8 plus/minus rating, had 14 PIMs, took 145 shots, and had a 39% faceoff winning percentage.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bruins re-sign Austin-Czarnik

Austin Czarnik
Austin Czarnik
Today it was announced that the Bruins have re-signed forward Austin Czarnik to a one-year two-way contract, worth $675K at the NHL level. Last season, Czarnik played in 49 games for the Bruins, scored 5 goals and had 8 assists for a total of 13 points. He finished with a -10 rating, 12 PIMs and a 7.6 shooting percentage.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bruins re-sign goalies McIntyre and Subban

Zane McIntyreMalcolm Subban
Zane McIntyre and Malcolm Subban
On Friday it was announced that the Bruins have re-signed goalies Zane McIntyre and Malcolm Subban each to a 2-year, two-way contract worth $650K at the NHL level. Both goalies got some playtime at the NHL level last season but they didn't stick around for the full season. McIntyre played in 8 games (3 starts), had a 0-4-0-1 record with a 3.96 GAA and a .858 save percentage. Subban started/played in 1 game, had a 0-1-0 record with a 5.81 GAA and a .813 save percentage.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bruins re-sign Tim Schaller to 1-year contract

Tim Schaller
Tim Schaller
On Wednesday it was announced that the Bruins have re-signed forward Tim Schaller to a 1-year contract worth $775K. Last season, Schaller played in 59 games for the Bruins, scored 7 goals and had 7 assists for 14 points, while also racking up 23 PIMs.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bruins sign Agostino, Postma and Szwarz

Kenny AgostinoPaul PostmaJordan Szwarz
Kenny Agostino, Paul Postma and Jordan Szwarz
Saturday was day one of free agency in the NHL and the Boston Bruins made no big signings, just three minor depth signings. We will have to wait and see if any of these players will make the opening night roster.

Today the Bruins signed forward Kenny Agostino to a 1-year one-way contract worth $875K; defenseman Paul Postma to a 1-year one-way contract worth $725K; and forward Jordan Szwarz to a 1-year two-way contract worth $650K at the NHL level.

Kenny Agostino is 6'0", 202 pounds, 25 years old, born in Morristown, NJ, USA, shoots left, and was drafted in 2010 by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 5th round (140th overall). Agostino has played in a total of 17 NHL regular season games with the Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues. He has 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points in those 17 games.

Paul Postma is 6'3", 195 pounds, 28 years old, born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, shoots right, and was drafted in 2007 by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 7th round (205th overall). Postma has played in a total of 191 NHL regular season games with Atlanta/Winnipeg. He has 10 goals and 24 assists for 34 points in those 191 games.

Jordan Szwarz is 5'11", 200 pounds, 26 years old, born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, shoots right, and was drafted in 2009 by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 4th round (97th overall). Szwarz has played in a total of 35 NHL regular season games with Phoenix/Arizona. He has 4 goals and 0 assists for 4 points in those 35 games.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bruins sign Noel Acciari to 2-year contract

Noel Acciari
Noel Acciari
Yesterday it was announced that the Bruins have signed forward Noel Acciari to a 2-year one-way contract worth an average annual value of $725K. Last season, Acciari played in 29 games, scored 2 goals and recorded 3 assists for 5 points.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bruins picks in 2017 NHL Entry Draft


Urho Vaakanainen goes to the Boston Bruins at #18 overall in 2017 NHL Draft, on June 23, 2017.
The 2017 NHL Draft was on June 23rd and 24th and the Bruins were quiet on the trade-front unlike a lot of other teams making deals, but the Bruins had six selections in this years draft. Here are the Bruins 2017 draft selections:

Round 1 selection
Urho Vaakanainen, 18th overall pick, defenseman, 6'1", 188 pounds, 18 years old, Finland native, and shoots left.

Round 2 selection
Jack Studnicka, 53rd overall pick, forward, 6'0", 171 pounds, 18 years old, Michigan, USA native, and shoots right.

Round 4 selection
Jeremy Swayman, 111th overall pick, goalie, 6'2", 187 pounds, 18 years old, Alaska, USA native, and catches left.

Round 6 selection
Cédric Paré, 173rd overall pick, forward, 6'2", 205 pounds, 18 years old, from Levis, Quebec, and shoots left.

Round 7 selections
Victor Berglund, 195th overall pick, defenseman, 6'0", 165 pounds, 17 years old, from Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, and shoots right.

Daniel Bukac, 204th overall pick, defenseman, 6'4", 185 pounds, 18 years old, from Most, Czech Republic, and shoots right.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bruins lose Colin Miller in Expansion Draft

Colin Miller
On Wednesday the NHL Expansion Draft for the Vegas Golden Knights was held and they selected Bruins defenseman Colin Miller. Over the past two seasons, Miller played in 103 season games for the Bruins, totaling 9 goals and 20 assists for 29 points, and racking up 94 PIMs. Good luck to you Colin, we wish you nothing but the best!

Patrice Bergeron won the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy

Bruins Patrice Bergeron wins the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy
Yesterday Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron won the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy, which every year is awarded to the "forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." Bergeron beat out Ducks forward Ryan Kesler and Wild forward Mikko Koivu.

This is Bergeron's sixth straight season being named as a finalist for the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy. This is also Bergeron's fourth time winning the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy, which ties Montreal's Hall of Fame forward Bob Gainey, as the only two players in NHL history to win the award four times.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bruins hire Kevin Dean as an assistant coach

Yesterday the Bruins announced that they hired Kevin Dean as an assistant coach of the Boston Bruins.

Dean's promotion comes one season after being named head coach of the Providence Bruins, Boston's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. In his first season at the helm of the P-Bruins, Dean led the team to a 43-23-6 (96 points) record, yielding a berth in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. In his playoff debut behind the bench as head coach, the P-Bruins advanced all the way to the Eastern Conference Final where they fell to the Syracuse Crunch (4-1) after topping the Wilkes/Barre/Scranton Penguins in Round 1 (3-2) and Hershey Bears in Round 2 (4-3). It was the P-Bruins first Eastern Conference Finals appearance since 2009.

Dean spent five seasons as an assistant coach of Providence Bruins (2011-16), where the team compiled a 207-128-45 record in 380 games, including winning seasons in all five years. During his tenure as assistant coach, the team reached the playoffs four times, missing the playoffs just once during the 2011-12 campaign.

The 48-year-old native of Madison, WI, also spent five seasons as a coach in the New Jersey Devils organization, including four seasons as an assistant coach for the Lowell Devils (AHL) and one season as head coach of the Trenton Devils (ECHL).
Source; nhl.com

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bruins sign Anders ‪Bjork to 3-year contract

Anders Bjork
On Tuesday, the Bruins announced that they have signed forward Anders ‪Bjork to a 3-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2017-18 season.

Bjork was selected by the Bruins in the 5th round (146th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Bjork served as an alternate captain for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2016-17, finishing the year with 21 goals and 31 assists for 52 points - all career highs - with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound forward helped lead Notre Dame to a Frozen Four appearance for the first time since 2011. At the conclusion of the season, ‪Bjork was selected to the Hockey East First All-Star Team and was named a Hobey Baker Award (NCAA Top Collegiate Player) finalist. As a sophomore in 2015-16, the forward was selected to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team after posting 12 goals and 23 assists for a team-high 35 points with eight penalty minutes and a career-high plus-28 rating in 35 games. ‪Bjork appeared in 41 games with Notre Dame as a freshman in 2014-15, tallying seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points with 14 penalty minutes.
Source: nhl.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Marc Savard talks about the concussion hell he went through

Marc Savard
If you're a Bruins fan and haven't read the article that ex-Bruins forward Marc Savard wrote on The Players' Tribune named "Hell and Back" then you better take a look and read it. Savard talks about the hit from Matt Cooke, what he went through, then returning to the Bruins, then the Matt Hunwick hit, and the hell that he went through each time with a concussion.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Upcoming Bruins free agents

In the coming months the Bruins will have to deal with their restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents. Below is a list of those upcoming free agents. The Bruins will also have to deal with the upcoming expansion draft, with the Vegas Golden Knights joining the NHL as the 31st team, where the Bruins can only protect eleven players (first and second year pros and unsigned draft picks are exempt and don't count towards the eleven players). The Bruins will definitely lose one player during the expansion draft but it could be more.

Restricted Free Agents
The Bruins players that will be restricted free agents are: forwards David Pastrnak, Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller, Ryan Spooner, and defenseman Joe Morrow.

Unrestricted Free Agents
The Bruins players that will be unrestricted free agents are: forwards Dominic Moore, Drew Stafford, and defenseman John-Michael Liles.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bergeron and Rask surgery updates

Patrice BergeronTuukka Rask
On Tuesday, the Bruins announced that Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask had successful surgeries and should be ready for the start of the 2017-2018 NHL season. Bergeron underwent sports hernia repair on May 8th by Dr. Brian Busconi and Dr. Demetrius Litwin, while Rask underwent right groin surgery on May 9th by Dr. Peter Asnis.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bruce Cassidy named head coach of Bruins

Bruce Cassidy
On Wednesday the Bruins announced that Bruce Cassidy has been named the head coach of the Boston Bruins (the 28th head coach in Bruins history).

This past season, Cassidy led the Bruins to a 18-8-1 record, making the playoffs but getting beat in the first round. It will be interesting to see what Cassidy can do with this Bruins team with a full season.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 6 summary


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins, Game 6 recap video, on April 23, 2017.
Senators beat Bruins and win the series 4-2
The Senators got a gift power-play in overtime and finally capitalized on a power-play with a goal, beating the Bruins 3-2 in overtime to eliminate the Bruins from the playoffs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Senators Bobby Ryan scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Later, Senators Kyle Turris scored, giving the Senators a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, tying the game 2-2.

In overtime, Senators Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal, winning the game 3-2 and ending the series.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 2-4 with a 2.24 GAA and a .920 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage, in shots 30-29, hits 42-32 and blocked shots 16-8. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Senators went 2-for-5.

Drew Stafford led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 7 hits each. Kevan Miller and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Brandon Carlo, Tommy Cross, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, David Krejci, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid and Ryan Spooner were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators forward Clarke MacArthur
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Senators goalie Craig Anderson

Bruins are done playing for now
The Senators won the series 4-2 and move on to face the New York Rangers in the next round.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 5 summary


Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators, Game 5 recap video, on April 21, 2017.
Bruins beat Senators in double overtime, still alive in series
After getting a goal taken away from them and later they should have been awarded a penalty shot (due to Senators Jean-Gabriel Pageau covering the puck with his glove in the goalie crease), the Bruins were able to stay alive with a double-overtime win with rookie Sean Kuraly providing the timely winner. Kuraly was in the lineup as coach Bruce Cassidy scratched forward Ryan Spooner, which turned out to be a great move. David Krejci was injured in the game with another uncalled knee-on-knee hit. After the game, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said that there were some derogatory comments made at Krejci while he was coming off the ice, which got the Bruins going (so thank you to whoever that moron was on the Senators). Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask also came up big and made quite a few game-saving saves as the Bruins defense didn't make it easy for him.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Mark Stone scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, 30 seconds into the period, Senators Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored, giving the Senators a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, cutting the Senators lead to 2-1. Later, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In the first overtime period, no scoring happened.

In the second overtime period, Bruins Sean Kuraly scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, winning the game for the Bruins 3-2.

NHL changes rules for the Bruins
So this was the non-penalty shot call that should have been, but I guess the NHL changed their rules for this game...

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 41 saves on 43 shots. Rask is now 2-3 with a 2.14 GAA and a .924 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 56-39. The Senators led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 43-39 and blocked shots 29-19. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-5.

Sean Kuraly and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 9 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Brandon Carlo, Tommy Cross, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid and Ryan Spooner were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Sean Kuraly
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Onto the next one
The Senators lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is in Boston, on Sunday, at 3pm ET.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 4 summary


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins, Game 4 recap video, on April 19, 2017.
Senators take 3-1 series lead
Last night, the Senators came away with a big 1-0 win over the Bruins to take a strong 3-1 series lead.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Senators Bobby Ryan scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 1-3 with a 2.44 GAA and a .913 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 37-30 and blocked shots 12-11. The Senators led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and in shots 27-22. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits. Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Brandon Carlo, Tommy Cross, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, Torey Krug, Sean Kuraly, Adam McQuaid and Malcolm Subban were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators forward Bobby Ryan
2) Senators goalie Craig Anderson
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Senators now lead the series 3-1. Game 5 is in Ottawa, on Friday, at 7:30pm ET.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 3 summary


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins, Game 3 recap video, on April 17, 2017.
Senators blow big lead, end up winning in overtime
Last night, the Senators got out to a big 3-0 lead but the Bruins managed to tie it up 3-3 in the third period. The game went to overtime and the Senators got a gift power-play, when it should have been matching penalties, and were able to score on it to win the game 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Mike Hoffman scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Senators Derick Brassard scored, giving the Senators a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Senators Mike Hoffman scored a power-play goal, giving the Senators a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, cutting the Senators lead to 3-1. Only 42 seconds later, Bruins David Backes scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, cutting the Senators lead to 3-2. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Senators Bobby Ryan scored a power-play goal, winning the game for the Senators 4-3.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 28 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 1-2 with a 2.89 GAA and a .898 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 44-38. The Senators led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage and shots 32-20. Both teams had 16 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 2-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 8 hits.

Matt Beleskey, Brandon Carlo, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, Torey Krug, Sean Kuraly, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller and Malcolm Subban were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators forward Mike Hoffman
2) Senators forward Bobby Ryan
3) Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson

Onto the next one
The Senators now lead the series 2-1. Game 4 is in Boston, on Wednesday, at 7:30pm ET.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 2 summary


Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators, Game 2 recap video, on April 15, 2017.
Bruins blow lead, series tied 1-1
Today the Bruins had a chance to go up 2-0 in the series against the Ottawa Senators and it was looking really good for the Bruins after two periods as they had a 3-1 lead. Although the third period came and the Bruins looked to sit back and try to hold onto the two goal lead, and when that happens usually the Bruins blow leads. That is exactly what happened as the Senators tied the game 3-3 in the third period and went on to win the game in overtime 4-3. The series is now tied 1-1. The Bruins also lost another defenseman in the game as Adam McQuaid left in the first period and did not return.

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

In the second period, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Senators Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, Senators Chris Wideman scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. Later, Senators Derick Brassard scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Senators Dion Phaneuf scored, winning the game for the Senators 4-3.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 1-1-0-0 with a 2.46 GAA and a .911 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 53-51. The Senators led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 21-17. Both teams had 29 shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-4.

Drew Stafford led the Bruins with 4 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, Brandon Carlo, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, David Krejci, Torey Krug, Colin Miller and Malcolm Subban were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf
2) Senators forward Clarke MacArthur
3) Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson

Onto the next one
The Bruins-Senators series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 is in Boston, on Monday, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bruins sign Joona Koppanen to 3-year entry-level contract

On Thursday, the Bruins announced that they have signed forward Joona Koppanen to a 3-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2017-18 season. Koppanen was drafted by the Bruins in the 5th round, 135th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

"Koppanen completed his second season with the Ilves Under-20 Team of the Junior A SM-liiga (top Finnish junior league) in 2016-17, posting 23 goals and 31 assists for 54 points with 18 penalty minutes and a plus-28 rating in 38 games. The 6-foot-5, 194-pound forward also skated in six playoff games, tallying two goals and four assists for six points with a plus-three rating. Koppanen appeared in 40 games in his first season with the Ilves Under-20 Team in 2015-16, compiling nine goals and 17 assists for 26 points with 14 penalty minutes and a plus-12 rating." Source: nhl.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bruins vs Senators game 1 summary


Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators, Game 1 recap video, on April 12, 2017.
Bruins take game 1
After a pretty even first period, the Senators dominated the second period and got a 1-0 lead, but the Bruins would score twice in the third period and hold on for a 2-1 win, and taking a 1-0 series lead. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask deserves a lot of credit for keeping the Bruins in the game, especially in the second period when the Bruins had zero shots and it was all Senators.

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

In the second period, Senators Bobby Ryan scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Bruins defenseman Colin Miller was injured from a knee-on-knee hit by Senators Mark Borowiecki and Miller did not return to the game. Somehow Borowiecki only got a 2-minute tripping minor for the knee-on-knee hit.

In the third period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 1-0-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and a .963 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins and Senators had a 50% faceoff percentage. The Senators led the game in shots 27-25, hits 35-27 and blocked shots 21-19. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-2.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

David Krejci was a late scratch for the game and forward Sean Kuraly played. Kuraly had 1 shot and 2 hits in 7:28 of ice time. Charlie McAvoy played in his first NHL game and didn't look out of place at all. McAvoy was a +1 with 1 hit and 2 blocked shots in 24:11 of ice time.

Noel Acciari, Brandon Carlo, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jimmy Hayes, David Krejci, Torey Krug, Zane McIntyre, and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Frank Vatrano
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Senators forward Bobby Ryan

Onto the next one
The Bruins lead the series 1-0. Game 2 is in Ottawa, on Saturday, at 7pm ET.

Bruins vs Senators season stats comparison

Here's a quick look at the season stats for both the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators.

Record  /  Points
Bruins: 44-31-7  /  95 points
Senators: 44-28-10  /  98 points

Home Record
Bruins: 23-17-1
Senators: 22-11-8

Away Record
Bruins: 21-14-6
Senators: 22-17-2

Shootout Record
Bruins: 2-3
Senators: 6-4

Goals For
Bruins: 234
Senators: 212

Goals Against
Bruins: 212
Senators: 214

Goal Difference
Bruins: +22
Senators: -2

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bruins sign Charlie McAvoy to 3-year entry-level contract

Charlie McAvoy
On Monday, the Bruins announced that they have signed Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy to a 3-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2016-17 season. McAvoy is expected to join the Boston Bruins for Monday's practice at Warrior Ice Arena.

McAvoy played in 4 games with the Providence Bruins (AHL), recorded 2 assists and was a +3. McAvoy was selected by the Bruins in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bruins vs Senators playoffs schedule

The schedule for the Bruins first-round matchup against the Ottawa Senators is listed below.

Game 1: Bruins @ Senators
Wednesday, April 12th, at 7:00 PM ET
Networks: NHLN-US, SN, TVAS2, NESN

Game 2: Bruins @ Senators
Saturday, April 15th, at 3:00 PM ET
Networks: NBC, SN, TVAS

Game 3: Senators @ Bruins
Monday, April 17th, at 7:00 PM ET
Networks: CNBC, SN, TVAS, NESN

Game 4: Senators @ Bruins
Wednesday, April 19th, at 7:30 PM ET
Networks: USA, SN, TVAS, NESN

Game 5: Bruins @ Senators (if needed)
Friday, April 21st, at TBD
Networks: NESN

Game 6: Senators @ Bruins (if needed)
Sunday, April 23rd, at TBD
Networks: TBD

Game 7: Bruins @ Senators (if needed)
Wednesday, April 26th, at TBD
Networks: NESN

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Bruins 2016-2017 season stat leaders

The Bruins 2016-2017 regular season is now over and below are the team leaders for the main stat categories.
  • Forward Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 39 goals, 46 assists, 85 points, 81 PIMs, 8 game-winning goals, and 17.3% shooting percentage
  • Forward Brad Marchand and defenseman Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with a plus/minus of +18
  • Forward David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 10 power-play goals
  • Forwards Brad Marchand and Dominic Moore led the Bruins with 3 short-handed goals
  • Forward Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins 302 shots
  • Defenseman Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 fights
  • Goalie Tuukka Rask had a 37-20-0-5 record with a 2.23 GAA, a .915 save percentage and 8 shutouts
  • Goalie Anton Khudobin had a 7-6-0-1 record with a 2.64 GAA and a .904 save percentage

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Capitals rough up Bruins 3-1


Washington Capitals @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 8, 2017.
Earlier today the Washington Capitals showed just how much better they are than the Bruins as they put a 3-1 offensive and physical beating on the Bruins. This was the last game for the Bruins this season and their playoff opponent hasn't yet been set.

In the game, Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo left with an upper-body injury from an Alex Ovechkin hit that should have been a penalty but we all know stars get treated differently in the NHL (as you can also chop another player's finger off and not get penalized).

Quick game summary
In the first period, Capitals Marcus Johansson scored, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than a minute later, Capitals Kevin Shattenkirk scored, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead. Later, Capitals Justin Williams scored, giving the Capitals a 3-1 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Bruins Anton Khudobin started the game, played the first two periods, and did not return for the third period as he wasn't feeling good. Khudobin made 21 saves on 24 shots and got the loss in this one. Khudobin finished the season with a 7-6-0-1 record with a 2.64 GAA and a .904 save percentage. Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net in the third period, stopping all 8 shots he faced. Rask finished the season with a 37-20-0-5 with a 2.23 GAA and a .915 save percentage.

The Bruins led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage and hits 26-19. The Capitals led the game in shots 32-22 and blocked shots 15-13. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Capitals went 0-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron and David Backes led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Riley Nash led the Bruins with 5 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson made his NHL debut in this game, and was pretty quiet in 8:25 of ice time.

Brad Marchand, Jimmy Hayes, Noel Acciari, Torey Krug, Sean Kuraly and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 18-8-1 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Capitals forward Justin Williams
2) Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk
3) Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom

Bruins regular season is over
The Bruins finished the season 44-31-7 with 95 points and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-3-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is 23-17-1 this season.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Senators beat Bruins in shootout 2-1


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 6, 2017.
Tonight the Bruins went to a shootout with the Ottawa Senators and forward Kyle Turris, who is always scoring against the Bruins, scored the only goal to win it 2-1 for the Senators.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Senators Alex Burrows scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, Senators Kyle Turris scored in the first round which turned out to be the game-winning goal.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 37-20-0-5 with a 2.25 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 62% faceoff percentage, in shots 29-26 and blocked shots 13-8. The Senators led the game in hits 28-22. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Senators went 0-for-2.

Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 5 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits. Brandon Carlo and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Brad Marchand, Jimmy Hayes, Tim Schaller, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 18-7-1 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators goalie Craig Anderson
2) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
3) Senators forward Kyle Turris

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 44-30-7 with 95 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-3-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 23-16-1 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Washington Capitals, at 3pm ET.

David Pastrnak wins 7th Player Award

Tonight, Bruins forward David Pastrnak was named the 2016-17 NESN 7th Player Award winner before the game vs Ottawa. The award is voted on by fans and it recognizes a player who performed beyond expectations. Before tonight's game, Pastrnak had 34 goals and 36 assists for a total of 70 points in 73 games this season.

Pastrnak wins Bruins fan award - 01:52 - David Pastrnak joins Bruins fans on the ice to receive the Seventh Player Award, for exceeding expectations in the 2016-17 season.

Brad Marchand suspended 2 games

Today the NHL announced that Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended for two games for spearing Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin in Tuesday's game.

Brad Marchand Media Availability - 00:52 - Brad Marchand speaks with the media after the NHL Department of Player Safety announced that he would be suspended for two games.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Bruins win, make playoffs


Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 4, 2017.
The Bruins have clinched a playoff spot as they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 tonight with Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask leading the way. This was the Bruins 6th straight win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. Late in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand was given a 5-minute major and game misconduct for spearing a Lightning player in the groin. A dumb play by Marchand and now he risks missing playoff games.

In the second period, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 33rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 9th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 34th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.

Game notes
Bruins Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 28 shots he faced, earning his 8th shutout of the season. Rask is now 37-20-0-4 with a 2.27 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 69% faceoff percentage and in shots 38-28. The Lightning led the game in hits 33-21. Both teams had 13 blocked shots. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Lightning went 0-for-1.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Frank Vatrano, Tim Schaller, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 18-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 44-30-6 with 94 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 23-16-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Ottawa Senators, at 7pm ET.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Bruins beat Blackhawks, win 5th straight game


Boston Bruins @ Chicago Blackhawks game recap video, on April 2, 2017.
On Sunday, Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin led the Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks, earning two big points, giving the Bruins their 5th straight win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 12th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 21st goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Blackhawks Artemi Panarin scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1.

In the third period, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. Less than a minute later, Blackhawks Jordin Tootoo scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2.

Game notes
Bruins Anton Khudobin played in net and made 41 saves on 43 shots. Khudobin is now 7-5-0-1 with a 2.56 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, hits 29-21 and blocked shots 19-14. The Blackhawks led the game in shots 43-29. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Blackhawks went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Frank Vatrano, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 17-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 43-30-6 with 92 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 21-14-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7pm ET.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Rask leads Bruins to 5-2 win over Panthers


Florida Panthers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on April 1, 2017.
Today the Bruins took on the newly playoff-eliminated Florida Panthers and managed to get a huge two points as Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask led the way with some big saves.

At the end of the game, the NESN broadcast caught Bruins Patrice Bergeron and Panthers Shawn Thornton hug and exchange some friendly words, as this was Thornton's last game at the Garden as he's planning on retiring after this season. Thornton was also named the 3rd star of the game which I thought was a great classy move by those who vote for the stars of the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Panthers (and Bruins killer) Thomas Vanek scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 19th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Less than two minutes later, Panthers Jaromir Jagr scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 23rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 39th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 20th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 36-20-0-4 with a 2.31 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 29-26 and blocked shots 12-6. The Panthers led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage and in hits 21-16. Both teams went 1-for-4 on the power-play.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 hits. Zdeno Chara and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Frank Vatrano, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 16-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Panthers forward Shawn Thornton

After the game
Panthers Shawn Thornton talked with the media after the game and was asked about this being his final game in Boston and being named the 3rd star of the game, Thornton said, "Definitely a little emotional." "It didn't really sink in until [Patrice Bergeron] came over and said he loved me. For the third star, I appreciate that, you know getting that and people sticking around and applauding me when I came out. That's probably the closest I have been to getting choked up in a bit so, I mean it's emotional but I had a good run, no regrets, no complaints, I'm very happy with my career."

Thornton also had a message for his fans, "Thank you. Honestly thank you. I mean we obviously had a lot of success while I was here but again thank you." "The way that they have treated myself and everyone that was around back then, there's a reason that guys keep coming back here and it's because of them."

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 42-30-6 with 90 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 22-16-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Sunday), when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks, at 12:30pm ET.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Rask and Bruins shutout Stars 2-0


Dallas Stars @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 30, 2017.
Last night the Bruins hosted Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars and Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was on his game again, stopping every shot he faced to give the Bruins a 2-0 win and a big two points.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 38th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 8th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 27 shots he faced, earning his 7th shutout of the season. Rask is now 35-20-0-4 with a 2.31 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Stars led the game in shots 27-24 and blocked shots 20-17. Both teams had 25 hits. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Stars went 0-for-3.

David Backes led the Bruins with 4 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 9 hits. Torey Krug and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Frank Vatrano, Tim Schaller, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 15-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 41-30-6 with 88 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division and 2nd place in the Wild Card race. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 21-16-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Florida Panthers, at 1pm ET.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rask strong in 4-1 win over Predators


Nashville Predators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 28, 2017.
Last night the Bruins hosted the Nashville Predators and kept their small lead in the Wild Card race as they beat the Predators 4-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 18th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara recorded an assist on Bergeron's goal, which was Chara's 600th career NHL point. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 22nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Predators Craig Smith scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Later, Bruins Noel Acciari scored his 1st goal of the season, which was his first career NHL goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 17th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead. Shortly after the next faceoff after the goal, Predators Cody McLeod and Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves in a spirited bout.


Predators Cody McLeod vs Bruins Kevan Miller
Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 34-20-0-4 with a 2.35 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 31-25 and blocked shots 24-9. The Predators led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage and in hits 27-22. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 8 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Zane McIntyre, Matt Beleskey, Tim Schaller, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 14-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug
2) Bruins forward David Krejci
3) Bruins forward Noel Acciari

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 40-30-6 with 86 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division and 2nd place in the Wild Card race. The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 20-16-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Dallas Stars, at 7:30pm ET.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nash leads Bruins to 2-1 win over Islanders


Boston Bruins @ New York Islanders game recap video, on March 25, 2017.
Last night the Bruins visited the New York Islanders and came away with two big points as Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin played well in net and fourth-liner Riley Nash had a big game with both of the Bruins goals to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Islanders who are chasing the Bruins in the playoff "Wild Card" race.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 10:05, Islanders John Tavares scored, giving the Islanders a 1-0 lead. Only 36 seconds later, at 10:41, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 6th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 4:12, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 7th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 18 saves on 19 shots. Khudobin is now 6-5-0-1 with a 2.60 GAA and a .899 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage. The Islanders led the game in shots 19-18, hits 29-26 and blocked shots 17-13. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-6.

Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 3 shots. David Backes and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 8 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Tuukka Rask, Matt Beleskey, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 13-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Riley Nash
2) Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
3) Islanders forward John Tavares

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-30-6 with 84 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 20-14-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Nashville Predators, at 7pm ET.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bruins lose 4th straight game, 6-3 to Lightning


Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 23, 2017.
The Bruins are in trouble once again as they dropped their fourth straight game on Thursday when the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Bruins 6-3.

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

In the second period, at 1:33, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 32nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Lightning Brayden Point scored, tying the game 1-1. At 7:50, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 8th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Only 24 seconds later, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. At 13:18, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 14:53, Lightning Anton Stralman scored, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, at 4:12, Lightning Jonathan Drouin scored, giving the Lightning a 4-3 lead. At 10:11, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored a power-play goal, giving the Lightning a 5-3 lead. At 18:03, Lightning Nikita Kucherov scored an empty-net goal, giving the Lightning a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 33-20-0-4 with a 2.38 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage, in shots 31-29 and hits 26-25. The Lightning led the game in blocked shots 13-12. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Lightning went 2-for-5.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Drew Stafford, David Backes and Noel Acciari all led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Jimmy Hayes, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-7 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov
2) Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin
3) Bruins forward Riley Nash

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-30-6 with 82 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 19-16-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the New York Islanders, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Senators extend Bruins losing streak to 3 games


Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 21, 2017.
On Tuesday the Senators came to town and managed to come away with two points against the Boston Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Senators Tom Pyatt scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 21st goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Senators Kyle Turris scored a power-play goal, giving the Senators a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 7th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Later, Senators Kyle Turris scored, giving the Senators a 3-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 33-19-0-4 with a 2.33 GAA and a .911 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and shots 36-22. The Senators led the game in hits 31-19 and blocked shots 15-7. The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-5.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 7 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits and 2 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-6 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators goalie Craig Anderson
2) Senators forward Kyle Turris
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-29-6 with 82 points this season and are in 4th place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 19-15-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is today (Thursday), when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on March 20, 2017.
On Monday, the Maple Leafs were able to beat the Bruins 4-2 and send the Bruins to a 2-game losing streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Backes scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins 1-0 lead. Later, Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 18:03, Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak scored a power-play goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead. At 18:47, Maple Leafs William Nylander scored an empty-net goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 3-1 lead. Then at 19:09, Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri scored an empty-net goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 4-1 lead. At 19:50, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 11th goal of the season, cutting the Maple Leafs lead to 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 33-18-0-4 with a 2.32 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 34-30 and hits 26-20. Both teams had 13 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-3.

Dominic Moore led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari and Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Sean Kuraly, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-5 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen
2) Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-28-6 with 82 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division (and only 1 point ahead of Toronto). The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 19-14-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is today (Tuesday), when they host the Ottawa Senators, at 7pm ET.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Oilers beat Bruins 7-4


Boston Bruins @ Edmonton Oilers game recap video, on March 16, 2017.
On Thursday, the Edmonton Oilers ended the Bruins winning streak with a 7-4 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored again, giving the Oilers a 2-0 lead. Later, Oilers Benoit Pouliot scored, giving the Oilers a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 31st goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 3-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 37th goal of the season, cutting the Oilers lead to 3-2. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Oilers Patrick Maroon and they had an ok fight. Later, Oilers Anton Slepyshev scored, giving the Oilers a 4-2 lead. Late in the period, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara dropped the gloves with Oilers Zack Kassian in a quick uneventful fight.

In the second period, Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 5-2 lead. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask got pulled after this goal, and backup goalie Anton Khudobin played the rest of the game. Later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 10th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 5-3. Later, Oilers Leon Draisaitl scored, giving the Oilers a 6-3 lead. Later, Oilers Milan Lucic scored a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 7-3 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 20th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 7-4.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game in net and made 12 saves on 17 shots in 22:06 of ice time. Anton Khudobin came into the game in the second period and made 17 saves on 19 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 33-17-0-4 with a 2.32 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season. Khudobin now has a 2.73 GAA and a .897 save percentage this season.

The Oilers led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, hits 28-22 and blocked shots 21-17. Both teams had 36 shots. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Oilers went 3-for-6.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 7 shots. Drew Stafford led the Bruins with 4 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Peter Cehlarik, Austin Czarnik, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-4 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Oilers Patrick Maroon
2) Oilers Connor McDavid
3) Bruins Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-27-6 with 82 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 19-13-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7:30pm ET.

Roster moves
On Thursday, the Bruins assigned forwards Peter Cehlarik and Austin Czarnik to Providence (AHL).

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bruins beat hot Flames 5-2


Boston Bruins @ Calgary Flames game recap video, on March 15, 2017.
On Wednesday, the Bruins beat the red hot Calgary Flames 5-2.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Flames Alex Chiasson scored, giving the Flames a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 29th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 36th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Flames Dougie Hamilton scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 15th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. Late in the game, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 30th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 21 saves on 23 shots.

The Bruins led the game with a 66% faceoff percentage and shots 32-23. The Flames led the game in hits 16-7 and blocked shots 19-11. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Flames went 0-for-3.

Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Matt Beleskey led the Bruins with 3 hits. Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Peter Cehlarik, Austin Czarnik, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Flames defenseman Mark Giordano
3) Bruins David Pastrnak

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-26-6 with 82 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is later today (Thursday), when they visit Milan Lucic and the Edmonton Oilers, at 9pm ET.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bruins beat Canucks 6-3


Boston Bruins @ Vancouver Canucks game recap video, on March 13, 2017.
On Monday, the Bruins beat the Canucks 6-3, as Bruins Brad Marchand led the Bruins in the third period with a hat trick.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Backes scored his 14th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Canucks Markus Granlund scored, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Canucks Markus Granlund scored, giving the Canucks a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than a minute later, Canucks Alexander Edler scored, giving the Canucks a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 33rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 34th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 19th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-3 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 35th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 29 shots. Rask is now 33-16-0-4 with a 2.24 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage and shots 43-29. The Canucks led the game in hits 31-19 and blocked shots 12-5. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Canucks went 0-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Riley Nash and Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

Austin Czarnik, Ryan Spooner, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 11-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Canucks forward Markus Granlund
3) Bruins Patrice Bergeron

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 37-26-6 with 80 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 18-12-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Calgary Flames, at 9pm ET.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bruins beat Flyers in final seconds 2-1


Philadelphia Flyers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 11, 2017.
On Saturday, the Bruins had an afternoon game hosting the Flyers, where the Bruins had a timely goal late in the game by newcomer Drew Stafford to give the Bruins two big points.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 18:38, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 28th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Flyers Brandon Manning and looked like he knocked down Manning with a big punch.

In the second period, at 1:27, Flyers Jordan Weal scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, with 6 seconds left in the game, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 32-16-0-4 with a 2.23 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage. The Flyers led the game in hits 28-26 and blocked shots 16-13. Both teams had 27 shots. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Flyers went 0-for-2.

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

Peter Cehlarik, Ryan Spooner, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 10-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Drew Stafford
2) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
3) Flyers goalie Steve Mason

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 36-26-6 with 78 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 19-14-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Vancouver Canucks, at 10pm ET.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bruins pound Red Wings 6-1


Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 8, 2017.
Last night the Bruins took on the Detroit Red Wings and broke the game wide open with a 4-0 first period lead and they didn't look back as they went on to a 6-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 11:07, Bruins David Krejci scored his 17th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Only 1:01 later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 31st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Drew Stafford scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. With 15 seconds left in the period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 18th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.

In the second period, at 16:55, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 32nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Red Wings Niklas Kronwall scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-1.

In the third period, only 34 seconds into the period, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 27th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 6-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 31-16-0-4 with a 2.25 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 60% faceoff percentage, in shots 29-27 and blocked shots 11-10. The Red Wings led the game in hits 30-22. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 0-for-3.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 4 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Peter Cehlarik, Ryan Spooner, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 9-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward David Krejci
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 35-26-6 with 76 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 18-14-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Philadelphia Flyers, at 1pm ET.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Senators beat Bruins 4-2


Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators game recap video, on March 6, 2017.
Last night the Ottawa Senators beat the Bruins 4-2 and increased their lead over the Bruins in the Atlantic Division.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 1:21 into the game, Senators Derick Brassard scored, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, Senators Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored, giving the Senators a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 17th goal of the season, cutting the Senators lead to 2-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Senators Mike Hoffman scored a power-play goal, giving the Senators a 3-1 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 30th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Senators lead to 3-2. Late in the period, Senators Alex Burrows scored an empty-net goal, giving the Senators a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 30-16-0-4 with a 2.28 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 17-16. The Senators led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage, in shots 29-27 and hits 26-21. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Senators went 1-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 8-3 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf
2) Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson
3) Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 34-26-6 with 74 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 17-12-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Bruins defeat Devils 3-2


New Jersey Devils @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 4, 2017.
On Saturday night the Bruins took on the struggling New Jersey Devils and came away with a 3-2 win. The win gives Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy a 8-2 record since taking over as coach. Drew Stafford made his Bruins debut tonight and was the first star of the game.

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

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Devils Devante Smith-Pelley scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Brandon Carlo scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Devils Kyle Palmieri scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 11th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net and made 15 saves on 17 shots. Khudobin is now 4-5-0-1 with a 2.76 GAA and a .895 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and in shots 40-17. The Devils led the game in blocked shots 10-4. Both teams had 26 hits. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Devils went 0-for-1.

Drew Stafford led the Bruins with 7 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 8-2 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Drew Stafford
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 34-25-6 with 74 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 8-2-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 17-14-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they visit the Ottawa Senators, at 7:30pm ET.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Lundqvist leads Rangers to 2-1 win over Bruins


New York Rangers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 2, 2017.
Last night the Bruins hosted the New York Rangers and coincidentally enough it just happened to be Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's birthday. Lundqvist went on to play fantastic, leading the way to a Rangers 2-1 win over the Bruins.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Rangers Pavel Buchnevich scored, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead. Later, Rangers Oscar Lindberg scored, giving the Rangers a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 29th goal of the season, cutting the Rangers lead to 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 30-15-0-4 with a 2.26 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage and shots 33-21. The Rangers led the game in hits 27-24 and blocked shots 14-11. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Rangers went 0-for-4.

David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. David Backes and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Drew Stafford, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 7-2 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist
2) Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh
3) Bruins forward David Krejci

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 33-25-6 with 72 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 16-14-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bruins acquire Drew Stafford

Drew Stafford
On Wednesday, the NHL trade deadline, the Bruins made one move, acquiring Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford for a conditional 6th-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Stafford is 31 years old, in his 11th NHL season and has been known to be somewhat of a Bruins nemesis where he always seemed to score against the Bruins during his days with the Buffalo Sabres. This season with the Jets, Stafford has played in 40 games, scored 4 goals and recorded 9 assists for 13 total points. For his NHL career, he has played in 707 games, has 179 goals and 392 points.

Bruins beat Coyotes 4-1


Arizona Coyotes @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on February 28, 2017.
On Tuesday, the beat the visiting Arizona Coyotes 4-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 5th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Coyotes Peter Holland scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Shortly after the goal, Bruins Colin Miller laid out Coyotes Alexander Burmistrov with a big hit, which looked to be clean although his shoulder came in contact with Burmistrov's head. Burmistrov was taken off the ice on a stretcher but gave "two thumbs up" to the crowd on his way out. Miller received a charging major and game misconduct. Later, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 5th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Bruins David Backes scored his 13th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. With 11 seconds left in the period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 28th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 22 saves on 23 shots. Rask is now 30-14-0-4 with a 2.27 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 68% faceoff percentage, shots 25-23 and blocked shots 15-6. The Coyotes led the game in hits 23-18. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Coyotes went 1-for-4.

Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 hits. Riley Nash, Brandon Carlo and Adam McQuaid all led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Matt Beleskey, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 7-1 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 33-24-6 with 72 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is later today (Thursday), when they host the New York Rangers, at 7pm ET.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bruins beat Stars 6-3


Boston Bruins @ Dallas Stars game recap video, on February 26, 2017.
Earlier today the Bruins took on the high-scoring yet bad defense and goaltending Dallas Stars. The Bruins finished the first period with a two-goal lead but let the Stars tie it up in the second period. Although in the final six minutes of the second period, the Bruins were able to take a commanding 4-2 lead and didn't look back, finishing the game with a 6-3 win over the Stars.

Quick game summary
In the first period, off the opening faceoff, Bruins David Backes dropped the gloves with Stars Jamie Benn but not many punches landed from either player. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 27th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Stars John Klingberg scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 2-1. Later, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Curtis McKenzie and they had an ok fight with Miller landing the best punch of the fight. Later, Stars Jiri Hudler scored a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Less than a minute later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 15th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead. Later, Stars Tyler Seguin scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-3. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 29-14-0-4 with a 2.30 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 21-12. The Stars led the game in shots 36-28 and hits 31-8. Both teams went 1-for-2 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 2 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 6-1 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 32-24-6 with 70 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 17-11-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Arizona Coyotes, at 7pm ET.