Saturday, January 28, 2017

Marchand and Rask compete in All-Stars Shootout

The NHL All-Stars Skills Competition was tonight and both Bruins forward Brad Marchand and goalie Tuukka Rask competed in the "Discover NHL Shootout" - watch the video below to see them in the fun competition.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Bruins beat Penguins 4-3


Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 26, 2017.
Last night the Bruins took on the Pittsburgh Penguins and the outcome was different from their last meeting, as the Bruins beat the Penguins 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Penguins Justin Schultz scored, giving the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Later, Penguins Phil Kessel scored a power-play goal, giving the Penguins a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 20th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, cutting the Penguins lead to 2-1. Less than five minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 21st goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Late in the period, Penguins Scott Wilson instigated a fight with Bruins Colin Miller and Miller got the better of Wilson in the fight.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 11th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. Later, Penguins Patric Hornqvist scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 24-12-0-4 with a 2.15 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 58% faceoff percentage, shots 37-23 and hits 27-22. The Penguins led the game in blocked shots 13-10. Both teams went 1-for-5 on the power-play.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 6 hits. Brandon Carlo and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

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

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
3) Bruins forward David Backes

Brad Marchand fined
Brad Marchand got lucky and was only fined by the NHL for $10k, for his slew foot on Red Wings Niklas Kronwall in Tuesday's game. Marchand has been suspended and fined before for slew footing so it's disappointing to see him revert to playing dumb like this. This kind of play is not needed in the NHL and will only give you a bad reputation, plus it can injure others.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 25-21-6 with 56 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 12-12-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning, at 7:30pm ET.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bruins end losing streak, beat Red Wings


Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 24, 2017.
Last night the Bruins ended their four-game losing streak with a 4-3 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask played well in net, returning after he left the Penguins game early, and Bruins David Pastrnak finally scored a goal, the overtime winner.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Kevan Miller scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Red Wings Andreas Athanasiou scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 18th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

In the second period, Red Wings Mike Green scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored, giving the Red Wings a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 19th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 20th goal of the season, winning the game for the Bruins 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 26 shots. Rask is now 23-12-0-4 with a 2.13 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, shots 49-26 and hits 29-24. The Red Wings led the game in blocked shots 15-10. The Bruins went 1-for-2 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 0-for-1.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 5 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

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

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
3) Red Wings defenseman Mike Green

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 24-21-6 with 54 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 11-12-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 7pm ET.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Penguins spank Bruins 5-1


Boston Bruins @ Pittsburgh Penguins game recap video, on January 22, 2017.
Not much to say about this ugly game but the really good team beat the average team in this one, with the Penguins beating the Bruins 5-1. The Bruins have now lost four straight games.

Claude is frustrated, just like the fans are
After the game Bruins coach Claude Julien had some comments for his team, particularly calling out the players not trying hard enough. Hopefully this wakes them up, but since they haven't already, I doubt it will which is sad. Julien's comments can also maybe be seen as a message to management, get me better players, and I would have to agree with that.
"It's frustrating. There's a lot of guys right now that aren't giving us enough. This is a team that needs all 20 guys going in order to win. We don't have enough talent to think that we can get away with a mediocre game," Julien said. "This is where it's important for our guys to understand that and it's important to have 20 guys who want to go."

"It's OK to have talent, but you've got to compete. And for others, you've got get involved. You've got to be willing to do the things that are not fun to do but are going to help your hockey club. It's too bad because I think the players that we expect a lot out of every night are certainly battling every night. But we need more than that."
Source: bostonherald.com

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

In the second period, Penguins Bryan Rust scored, giving the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Later, Penguins Conor Sheary scored, giving the Penguins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 11th goal of the season, cutting the Penguins lead to 2-1.

In the third period, Penguins Patric Hornqvist scored, giving the Penguins a 3-1 lead. Less than two minutes later, Penguins Conor Sheary scored again, giving the Penguins a 4-1 lead. Less than two minutes later, Penguins Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal, giving the Penguins a 5-1 lead. With less than a minute left in the game, Bruins Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves with Penguins Scott Wilson and they had a short nothing fight.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask came out of the game a little past halfway in the second period because he was having a bad migraine that was affecting his vision. Rask made 20 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 22-12-0-4 with a 2.11 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season. Backup goalie Zane McIntyre came in after Rask left and played the rest of the game, making 11 saves on 14 shots. McIntyre now has a 3.95 GAA and a .860 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 52% faceoff percentage and shots 45-36. The Penguins led the game in hits 33-30 and blocked shots 27-7. The Bruins went 0-for-4 on the power-play while the Penguins went 1-for-1.

Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 7 shots each. Riley Nash led the Bruins with 6 hits. David Backes led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes and Kevan Miller (concussion) were scratched for the Bruins.

On Saturday, the Bruins sent forward Anton Blidh down to Providence (AHL). This is no surprise as Blidh hasn't really done much in the 19 games he's played this season (one goal and an interference major).

Three stars of the game
1) Penguins forward Conor Sheary
2) Penguins goalie Matt Murray
3) Penguins forward Sidney Crosby

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-21-6 with 52 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 3-5-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 13-9-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the Detroit Red Wings, at 7pm ET.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Blackhawks score late, beat Bruins 1-0


Chicago Blackhawks @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 20, 2017.
On Friday, the Bruins hosted the Chicago Blackhawks and the Bruins played good enough to win but couldn't get any pucks past Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling. Late in the third period, Blackhawks Marian Hossa was able to capitalize on a Bruins mistake and put one past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask which would be the only goal in the game.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, with only 1:26 left in the period, Blackhawks Marian Hossa scored, giving the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 22-11-0-4 with a 2.08 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage, shots 30-22 and hits 19-14. The Blackhawks led the game in blocked shots 19-15. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Blackhawks went 0-for-3.

Austin Czarnik, David Krejci and David Pastrnak all led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 5 hits. Brandon Carlo and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

Jimmy Hayes, Kevan Miller (concussion) and Anton Blidh were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa
2) Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-20-6 with 52 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 3-5-2 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 10-12-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday, when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 3pm ET.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bruins blow big lead, lose in shootout to Red Wings


Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings game recap video, on January 18, 2017.
The Bruins had a really good start to their game tonight against the Detroit Red Wings, but then the second period came and everything went downhill from there. The Bruins had a 4-1 lead after the first period, then allowed the Red Wings to come back in the second period. In the third period, the Red Wings tied the game up and eventually win the game in the shootout. This was a frustrating game to watch as a Bruins fan, as you see how good the Bruins "can" be, as they showed in the first period, but then they completely fall apart in the second period, then they can't get back to that kind of play for the rest of the game, and end up losing in the shootout.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 44 seconds into the game, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Brandon Carlo scored his 4th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 5th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. Later, Red Wings Dylan Larkin scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-1. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

In the second period, Red Wings Xavier Ouellet scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-2. Later, Red Wings Andreas Athanasiou scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-3. Later, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored, tying the game 4-4. Only 21 seconds later, Bruins Adam McQuaid scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-4 lead.

In the third period, Red Wings Gustav Nyquist scored, tying the game 5-5.

In overtime, no scoring happened.

In the shootout, (Bruins killer) Red Wings Thomas Vanek and Bruins Brad Marchand both scored in the second round; Red Wings Frans Nielsen scored in the third round to win the game 6-5 for the Red Wings.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 20 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 22-10-0-4 with a 2.11 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage and shots 33-25. The Red Wings led the game in hits 25-17 and blocked shots 12-7. The Bruins went 2-for-2 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 0-for-4.

Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 6 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Colin Miller and Kevan Miller (concussion) were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin
2) Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar
3) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-19-6 with 52 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 13-8-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday, when they host the Chicago Blackhawks, at 7pm ET.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Islanders pound no-show Bruins 4-0


New York Islanders @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 16, 2017.
Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss led the Islanders, the worst team in the Eastern Conference, to a 4-0 shutout win over the Bruins who didn't show up on Monday. The Bruins not showing up to games still happens all to frequently.

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

In the second period, Islanders Nikolay Kulemin scored, giving the Islanders a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Islanders Josh Bailey scored, giving the Islanders a 2-0 lead. Later, Islanders Nikolay Kulemin scored again, giving the Islanders a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Islanders Jason Chimera scored a short-handed goal, giving the Islanders a 4-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net, played the first two periods, making 12 saves on 15 shots. Zane McIntyre played the third period and made 11 saves on 12 shots. Rask got the decision and he is now 22-10-0-3 with a 2.03 GAA and a .923 save percentage this season. McIntyre now has a 3.70 GAA and a .868 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage, shots 32-27 and blocked shots 15-10. The Islanders led the game in hits 26-17. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Islanders went 0-for-4.

Riley Nash led the Bruins with 5 shots. Anton Blidh led the Bruins with 4 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Colin Miller and Kevan Miller were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Islanders forward Nikolay Kulemin
2) Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss
3) Islanders forward Casey Cizikas

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-19-5 with 51 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 10-11-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Wednesday, when they visit the Detroit Red Wings, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Marchand leads Bruins to 6-3 win over Flyers


Philadelphia Flyers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 14, 2017.
Don't worry Bruins fans, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was back in net today against the Flyers and came away with a 6-3 win as the Bruins offense came alive, led by Bruins Brad Marchand's 5-point game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Flyers Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored, giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 16th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. The goal was Krejci's 500th career point. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 4th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead. Krug now has a goal in three straight games. Later, Flyers Brayden Schenn scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 3-2. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 9th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. Later, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead. With four seconds left in the period, Flyers Wayne Simmonds scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-3. Also in the period, Bruins Kevan Miller was injured when he was hit from behind by Flyers Jakub Voracek. Voracek received a 5-minute boarding major.

In the third period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 17th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 6-3 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 22-9-0-3 with a 1.98 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage and shots 39-24. The Flyers led the game in hits 21-14. Both teams had 14 blocked shots. The Bruins went 2-for-6 on the power-play while the Flyers went 2-for-4.

David Pastrnak and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 6 shots each. Tim Schaller and Anton Blidh led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
2) Bruins forward David Krejci
3) Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 23-18-5 with 51 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 10-10-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the New York Islanders, at 1pm ET.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Predators beat Bruins 2-1


Boston Bruins @ Nashville Predators game recap video, on January 12, 2017.
Last night, the Bruins visited the Nashville Predators and couldn't get much of anything passed Predators goalie Juuse Saros. The Bruins ended up losing goalie Tuukka Rask to injury and the game 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. In the period, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was hit under his mask/in the throat area by a Roman Josi shot and left the game after that. Also in the period, Bruins Anton Blidh was given a 5-minute major and game misconduct for an interference hit/late hit on Predators Roman Josi.

In the second period, Predators Austin Watson scored, giving the Predators a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Predators Derek Grant and they had a really good back and forth fight until McQuaid put Grant down to the ice with an uppercut. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, Predators Filip Forsberg scored, giving the Predators a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net and stopped all 3 shots he faced before leaving due to injury (he had 12:49 of ice time). Rask didn't get the decision and now has a 1.95 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season. Zane McIntyre played the rest of the game, making 14 saves on 16 shots. McIntyre is now 0-3-0-1 with a 3.75 GAA and a .863 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage and shots 36-19. The Predators led the game in hits 21-14 and blocked shots 22-10. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Predators went 0-for-1.

Frank Vatrano and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits. John-Michael Liles led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Predators goalie Juuse Saros
2) Predators forward Austin Watson
3) Predators forward Filip Forsberg

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 22-18-5 with 49 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 13-8-5 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Philadelphia Flyers, at 1pm ET.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Marchand and Rask named to 2017 All-Star game

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and forward Brad Marchand were selected for the 2017 NHL All-Star game
On Tuesday, the NHL announced that Bruins forward Brad Marchand and goalie Tuukka Rask have been named to the 2017 NHL All-Star team. This is the first time that both Marchand and Rask have been selected for the All-Star game.

Bruins get big lead early, hold on for win over Blues


Boston Bruins @ St. Louis Blues game recap video, on January 10, 2017.
Last night, Bruins forward David Backes came back to St. Louis for the first time and the Blues fans welcomed him back along with the Blues organization playing a nice video looking back at some moments from his time with the Blues. The Bruins managed to get a big lead early and hold on for a 5-3 win at the end over the Blues.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Frank Vatrano scored his 3rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brandon Carlo scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 14th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead. Later, Blues Colton Parayko scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-1. Later, Bruins David Backes dropped the gloves with Blues Joel Edmundson, thinking he was the one who hurt Bruins David Krejci, and they had an ok fight.

In the third period, Blues Patrik Berglund scored a power-play goal, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-2. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 15th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 5-2 lead. Late in the period, Blues Kyle Brodziak scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 5-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 14 saves on 17 shots. Rask is now 21-9-0-3 with a 1.97 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-17 and blocked shots 19-7. The Blues led the game with a 51% faceoff percentage and hits 24-20. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Blues went 2-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 8 shots. Dominic Moore and Colin Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

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

Three stars of the game
1) Bruins forward Frank Vatrano
2) Bruins defenseman Torey Krug
3) Blues goalie Carter Hutton

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 22-17-5 with 49 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 13-7-5 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they visit the Nashville Predators, at 8pm ET.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Bruins lose to Hurricanes in overtime again


Boston Bruins @ Carolina Hurricanes game recap video, on January 8, 2017.
Zane McIntyre got the start today against the Carolina Hurricanes but the Bruins couldn't get McIntyre his first win as the Hurricanes managed to get another overtime win over the Bruins this season.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Tim Schaller scored his 6th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Hurricanes Sebastian Aho scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Hurricanes Derek Ryan scored, giving the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Bruins David Backes scored his 11th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. Less than two minutes later, Hurricanes Jay McClement scored, giving the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead. Only 23 seconds later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 13th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Hurricanes Sebastian Aho scored, winning the game 4-3 for the Hurricanes.

Game notes
Zane McIntyre played in net and made 26 saves on 30 shots. McIntyre is now 0-2-0-1 with a 4.00 GAA and a .861 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-30, hits 26-12 and blocked shots 18-17. The Hurricanes led the game with a 61% faceoff percentage. Both teams went 0-for-1 on the power-play.

Tim Schaller led the Bruins with 6 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Patrice Bergeron, Tim Schaller and Kevan Miller all led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.

John-Michael Liles returned to the Bruins lineup after being out with a concussion. Anton Blidh, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-17-5 with 47 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 12-7-5 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the St. Louis Blues, at 8pm ET.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Rask, Bruins shutout Panthers 4-0


Boston Bruins @ Florida Panthers game recap video, on January 7, 2017.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask led the slow-starting Bruins tonight against the Florida Panthers and kept them in the game as the Bruins got timely goals and came away with a 4-0 win over the Panthers.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 11th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins David Backes scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 25 shots he faced, earning his 5th shutout of the season. Rask is now 20-9-0-3 with a 1.93 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 61% faceoff percentage and shots 37-25. The Panthers led the game in hits 24-14 and blocked shots 14-13. The Bruins went 1-for-6 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 4 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Anton Blidh, Joe Morrow and John-Michael Liles were scratched for the Bruins.

Goalie Zane McIntyre was recalled and goalie Anton Khudobin was assigned to Providence (AHL). Forward Noel Acciari was also assigned to Providence (AHL).

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-17-4 with 46 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 12-7-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday (tomorrow), when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes, at 5pm ET.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Maroon's hat trick leads Oilers to 4-3 win over Bruins


Edmonton Oilers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on January 5, 2017.
Oilers goalie Cam Talbot and forward Patrick Maroon's hat trick led the Oilers to a 4-3 win over the struggling Bruins, on a night where they honored legendary Bruin Milt Schmidt. It was definitely a frustrating and disappointing loss for Bruins fans.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 1:08 into the game, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored, giving the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara dropped the gloves with Oilers Patrick Maroon and Chara threw most if not all of the punches in this one as Maroon didn't look interested in finishing what he started. Later, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 8th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Later, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored again, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, only 14 seconds into the period, Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored, giving the Oilers a 3-2 lead. Later, Oilers Patrick Maroon scored again, recording his first career hat trick, giving the Oilers a 4-2 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 9th goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Oilers lead to 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 21 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 19-9-0-3 with a 2.00 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 59% faceoff percentage and shots 36-25. The Oilers led the game in hits 26-20 and blocked shots 19-7. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Oilers went 0-for-1.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Colin Miller led the Bruins with 3 hits and 2 blocked shots.

Noel Acciari, David Backes and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

This game was #41 which is the halfway point of the season.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-17-4 with 44 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-5-1 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 9-10-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Florida Panthers, at 7pm ET.

Milt Schmidt tribute video

Prior to the Oilers vs Bruins game tonight, NESN had a segment with Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley talking about Bruins legend Milt Schmidt and there was also a nice tribute video to honor him that played in the TD Garden, watch it below.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Bruins place Anton Khudobin on waivers

Anton Khudobin
Anton Khudobin
Today Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that they have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on waivers.

So far this season, Khudobin has played in 8 games (starting 7 games), compiling a 1-5-0-1 record with a 3.06 GAA and a .885 save percentage.

Bruins legend Milt Schmidt dies at 98 years old

Milt Schmidt, Mr. Bruin
Hockey and Bruins legend Milt Schmidt passed away today at the age of 98. Milt Schmidt was known as "Mr. Bruin".

Schmidt played for 16 seasons with the Bruins; he played on a line with Bobby Bauer and Woody Dumart which was known as the "Kraut Line"; Schmidt retired during the 1954-55 season; he recorded 229 goals and 575 points; helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 1939 and 1941; he's the only person to serve the Bruins as a player, a captain, a coach and a general manager; Schmidt was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961; Schmidt helped the Bruins sign the greatest hockey player of all-time, defenseman Bobby Orr in 1962; he made the famous trade to acquire Phil Esposito, Fred Stanfield and Ken Hodge which would help the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 1970 and 1972; and Schmidt's #15 was retired in 1980.

Our prayers and thoughts are with Milt Schmidt's family and friends.

Bobby Orr and Milt Schmidt drop the ceremonial puck - 10/20/2016

New NHL trash talking

Evander KaneKevan Miller
So if you missed it a few days ago, this blog post is about Buffalo Sabres Evander Kane and Bruins Kevan Miller having some words through the media and social media. It's not the old days anymore where things were kept on the ice, in today's "New NHL" we have players talking trash through third parties at each other.

After the final meeting between the Bruins and Sabres, Miller was asked about the non-fight he had with Kane where the linesmen stepped in between them and Miller said:

"I think [Kane] was excited to fight when the referees came in and not before."

The next day, Kane responded on Twitter with this tweet:
Evander Kane's tough guy tweet on Twitter

Kevan Miller was informed about Evander Kane's tweet and then said this to the media:

"You guys can kinda pick and choose for that. You saw the game, right? I said my piece after the game. He wanted to fight when the refs and came in, and now he's using Twitter, which is whatever you wanna call it - seems he has to say that when we don't play them again. He knew I wanted to [fight], there's no if's and's or but's about it. Everybody on his team knew I wanted to, and I'm pretty sure everybody on his team knows how I feel about him."

We will have to wait until next season before these two meet again, unless miraculously these two teams meet in the playoffs, which I seriously doubt will happen.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Struggling Devils shutout sleeping Bruins 3-0


Boston Bruins @ New Jersey Devils game recap video, on January 2, 2017.
Monday night the Bruins visited the struggling New Jersey Devils, but as Bruins fans have seen time and time again over the years, the Bruins made the Devils look like a good team. As Bruins Patrice Bergeron said after the game, they didn't show up, and the Devils would come away with a 3-0 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Devils PA Parenteau scored, giving the Devils a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Colin Miller dropped the gloves with Devils Miles Wood, after Wood laid out Bruins Kevan Miller with a big hit.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Devils Sergey Kalinin scored, giving the Devils a 2-0 lead. Later, Devils Taylor Hall scored an empty-net goal, giving the Devils a 3-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 19-8-0-3 with a 1.93 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 16-12 and blocked shots 8-5. The Devils led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage and shots 26-22. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Devils went 0-for-6.

Patrice Bergeron, Tim Schaller, David Pastrnak and Torey Krug all led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Anton Blidh and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

David Backes, Jimmy Hayes and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-16-4 with 44 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 11-7-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host ex-Bruin Milan Lucic and the Edmonton Oilers, at 7pm ET.