In today’s News & Notes, a veteran member of the Montreal Canadiens will be playing in a huge milestone game, a Pittsburgh Penguin is out long-term with an injury and the NHL has announced their Three Stars of the Week. Plekanec to Play in 1,000th NHL Game When the Montreal Canadiens take the ice Monday,
With their victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, the Boston Bruins have battled their way to a 3-1-0 victory. They have outscored opponents 14-4 in their last three games. It is a sizeable feat for a team who lost their opening-night matchup against the Washington Capitals by a score of 7-0. As the Bruins
Patrice Bergeron earned a hat trick in the Boston Bruins’ home opener against the Ottawa Senators on Monday, making him the difference-maker as the Bruins won 6-3. Relive Patrice Bergeron’s fourth career hat trick, courtesy of @Enterprise. pic.twitter.com/LSr6Gb2xDU — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 9, 2018 The beauty of Bergeron’s three-goal afternoon was in the execution. Each goal
Sean Kuraly, Noel Acciari and David Backes. All three players are or have been capable of playing center in their career and have been reliable in the spot when called upon. Despite this, there’s a clear distinction between a player who can play center and a player who can play center in a top-nine role.
With the NHL’s regular season right around the corner, many are excited for what is sure to be another action-packed year of hockey. Right at the center of that fun should be the Atlantic Division, which may be one of the NHL’s weirdest and hardest divisions to project for the 2018-19 season, but for very
The 2017-18 season both went better than expected and worse than expected for the Boston Bruins. Entering the season, the Bruins were fresh off of a first-round playoff loss to the Ottawa Senators and the hope was that the team would be able to progress from there. After all, the team went from perennial Stanley
The Boston Bruins got a very unique experience over the past few weeks, heading to China for a week of practice, bonding and a pair of preseason tilts against the Calgary Flames. Boston is leaving China with two victories over the Flames, but more importantly, they are leaving ready to roll for the 2018-19 season.
The NHL regular season is just around the corner and hockey fans everywhere are drooling like a dog awaiting dinner. The Boston Bruins are poised to have another rock-solid season after finishing the 2017-18 campaign just a win shy of the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. With a young core set to start
In today’s rumor rundown, it looks like the Boston Bruins might be making room to go after Artemi Panarin, the San Jose Sharks are already working on an extension for Erik Karlsson and a hockey insider has listed 10 names of players to watch for on the NHL trade market. Boston Making Room for Panarin?
Late on Tuesday afternoon, the Boston Bruins released their official training camp roster. Camp, believe it or not, gets underway in less than a week for all 31 NHL clubs. The Bruins will have a unique camp and preseason as the club prepares to play two games against the Calgary Flames in China. That’s why
Twelve years ago, Boston Bruins goaltender Andrew Raycroft took the National Hockey League by storm. Boston’s fifth-round pick in 1998 had spent the previous three seasons bouncing back and forth on Interstate 95 between Boston and Providence. In fact, a majority of Raycroft’s early professional career in the AHL, playing in 121 games on the Bruins’ farm
Last year, the Boston Bruins emerged from the bubble group and ended up as one of the elites in the NHL. Now, after many Bruins’ fans were just hoping for development and playoffs a year ago, the Stanley Cup is now the goal. A big reason for the change in expectation is that many of
Are you a die-hard Boston Bruins fan? Think you know all there is to know about the team? Let’s find out. We’ve dug into the past to pull out some key moments by some of the great players and coaches in the franchise’s history. How Well Do You Know the Bruins’ History? What year was the
Widely considered one of the best lines in hockey last season, the Boston Bruins’ leading offensive unit had eyes on them throughout the 2017-18 campaign. Consisting of Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak on Patrice Bergeron’s flanks, the three players tallied a combined total of 228 points. The line was a huge reason why Boston found
In today’s rumor rundown, there is some belief Tyler Seguin will hold out on contract negotiations until next summer to maximize his earnings, Trevor Daley may be a trade candidate in Detroit, there aren’t as many rumblings about Torey Krug as there once were, and while one recent drafted rookie decides to join the NHL,
We have reached the point in the summer where the talk shifts from free agent signings and trades, to training camp invites. Almost every team uses the professional tryout tool, and the Boston Bruins have been no exception over the years. Remember, prior to the 2015-16 season, the B’s found backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson via
You win some and you lose some. When it comes to the Sabres acquiring Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes, the Bruins appear to be losers in the deal in more ways than one. For starters, the Bruins missed out on a versatile forward who can produce upwards of 30 goals and 60 points and
In today’s rumor rundown the Anaheim Ducks and Brandon Montour have come to the consensus a long-term deal is out. As a result, the two sides are working on a bridge deal. There is some speculation an Eastern Conference team may have interest in Artemi Panarin and Chicago learns a little more about the status
In today’s rumor rundown, there are questions about what kind of contract Jacob Trouba should get from the Jets, Tyler Seguin talks about his potential contract expectations, questions arise as to the future of Tuukka Rask in Boston and we update the status of Tom Wilson and the Washington Capitals. What Will Jacob Trouba Get?
There have been tremors of possible Boston Bruins activity since the 2017-18 season came to a close in June, yet there is little to show for all the commotion. General manager Don Sweeney landed John Moore, Jaroslav Halak, Chris Wagner, and Joakim Nordstrom once July 1 rolled around, marking the beginning of free agency. These
In this edition of our Bruins roundtable, we asked our B’s writers which rookie exceeded their expectations the most in the 2017-18 campaign. Unsurprisingly, Jake DeBrusk’s name rang through the answers as the player who began the season on the bubble but who cemented himself into a fan-favorite with his talent and, more importantly, his
In today’s rumor rundown, the Ottawa Senators are letting teams chat with Erik Karlsson about a contract extension, the Leafs are looking to upgrade their defense and might have a target in mind and the Bruins might be shopping one of the more high-profile blueliners. What’s Happening With Erik Karlsson? After failing to get Erik
The Boston Bruins have re-signed restricted free agent forward Sean Kuraly to a three-year deal worth $3.825 million, the team announced Tuesday. The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $1.275 million and will keep Kuraly under contract through the 2020-21 season. .@kurals9 is 🔒 up.#NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/8vV0JLPmCE — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 3, 2018 In
The Boston Bruins are reportedly going to be a part of the John Tavares Sweepstakes. Tavares list just about finalized, it appears. Leafs, Sharks, Stars are in, as mentioned a couple days ago. Believe the Bruins are in as well. Canadiens and Vegas not on the list as of now.#Isles will get in there too,
Rookies (or “first-year players” as captain Zdeno Chara prefers) figured to play an integral role this season for the Boston Bruins. Eschewing the big-name free agent signings of years past and opting instead to ride the youth wave, success was to be largely predicated on the readiness of several promising prospects within the pipeline. It
It has been more than six years since the Boston Bruins agreed to send Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik. At the time many felt the trade was a win for Peter Chiarelli and company, as the veteran winger played a key role in
When it comes to offseason decision making, the Boston Bruins are in one of the most difficult positions in the league. With a combined 17 unrestricted and restricted free agents, the Bruins are attempting to keep a successful system together with a projected cap space of only $8,884,333. General manager Don Sweeney has already announced
The Boston Bruins made significant progress in 2017-18, winning a playoff series for the first time since 2014 while several of their young prospects in Jake DeBrusk and Charlie McAvoy emerged into the spotlight and have shown great signs of being All-Star caliber players for both the present and near-future. Lack of production at forward, depth
Knowing when to move on from a player and when to give another player an opportunity is a big part of what goes into successful team building in the NHL. Related: Bruins Exceeded Expectations in 2017-18 While the Bruins may have been among the best teams in the entire league in 2017-18, they’ll undoubtedly see
Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. This was true for the 2017-18 Boston Bruins who fell short of their ultimate goal of winning a Stanley Cup following a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second-round of the postseason. Related: Bruins Exceeded Expectations in 2017-18 Though the Bruins were unable to capture hockey’s