2011

December 31, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Stars
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars.

December 28, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Coyotes
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Phoenix Coyotes.

December 23, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Panthers, like rest of universe, no match for Bruins
: Is there anything left to say, any compliment that hasn’t been used to describe how just freakin’ dominant the Bruins have been for the last six-or-so weeks? It’s getting crazy, maybe even unfathomable, just how easily they win on a nightly basis.

December 19, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Canadiens
Forty minutes down here at TD Garden where the Bruins will take a 2-1 lead into the third over Montreal.

December 19, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Bruins keep rolling with 3-2 win over struggling Habs
Boston improved to 19-2-1 in the past 22 games, while the Habs just keep on slipping further and further. Montreal is now 12 points back of Boston in the division and will need a minor miracle to have any shot at reigning supreme in the Northeast this season.

December 19, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Canadiens
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens: Please note that, due to a variety of injuries and today’s suspension of Milan Lucic, odds are high that the lineup located below will not pan out.

December 17, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Flyers
Twenty minutes to go down in Philly where the Bruins have upped their lead to five goals over the Flyers.

December 17, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: B’s barrel over Flyers, take over first in East
In what was supposed to be a marquee matchup pitting the top two teams in the conference against one another, the Bruins simply ran away with this one for an unbelievably convincing victory.

December 14, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Paille pots two, Thomas stands on head in win over Sens
The Senators could’ve easily gotten on the board early and turned the tide if it weren’t for a phenomenal performance by Thomas in the early-going. Once the Black and Gold woke up and began putting pucks past Anderson, Ottawa looked defeated. Boston is now tied with the Flyers for the most post in the East.

December 13, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Kings
Forty minutes down at the Garden where the Bruins have doubled their lead over the Kings and will head to the third up 2-0.

December 13, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Marchand, Rask lead way in win over Kings
Rask made it look easy tonight, but the young netminder — and not just due to the obvious goose egg in the box score — looked more calm and composed than in any of his previous starts.

December 10, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Blue Jackets
Forty minutes are in the books at Nationwide Arena where the Bruins and Blue Jackets are tied 3-3.

December 10, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: B’s eke out wacky, 5-3 win over Jackets
Real bizarre night out in Ohio for the Bruins. With a highly-successful performance on the PP, a parade to the penalty box for both squads, a rare early exit for Thomas and a breakthrough game for Joe Corvo, it couldn’t have been a much wackier sixty minutes of hockey.

December 10, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Blue Jackets
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets.

December 8, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Panthers
The Bruins and Panthers remain scoreless through 40 minutes of play. Boston peppered Theodore with 14 shots in the middle frame but still couldn’t break through.

December 8, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Theodore wins goaltending duel as Panthers down B’s
The Bruins offense has suddenly gone missing. After barreling over a number of opponents during their mesmerizing run, the Black and Gold now have just one goal in the last 120 minutes of hockey.

December 6, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Jets
Unless the Bruins can tally in the third period, the Bruins point streak may be nearing its end. Winnipeg still leads 1-0 through forty minutes of play, but it wasn’t from a lack of effort or chances for Boston.

December 6, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: B’s streak comes to a halt with loss to Jets
And so one of the most magnificent point streak in recent NHL history has come to a close. The Bruins failed to gain at least a point in a game for the first time in nearly six weeks, suffering their first regulation loss since Oct. 29.

December 6, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Jets
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets.

December 5, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Penguins
As Jack Edwards noted during the broadcast, it’s the Tim Thomas Show in Pittsburgh. But before we get to the netminder’s heroics, let’s cover Boston’s two tallies in the second period.

December 5, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Thomas, B's top first-place Penguins
The Bruins point streak is now at fifteen games and counting, and perhaps no win was more impressive than this one. It was a clash of the Titans in the Eastern Conference and the Bruins reigned supreme.

December 5, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Penguins
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins.

December 3, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Leafs
After a dull opening frame, the Bruins and Leafs picked up the pace in the second period, combining for three goals.

December 3, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Bruins roll continues with win over Leafs
What’s left to say about the B’s seemingly never-ending roll? The Leafs, once again, couldn’t handle Boston’s depth. They couldn’t get squat out of their leading scorer. And now, the Bruins have padded their lead in the Northeast Division.

December 3, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Leafs
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs.

December 1, 2011
Bruins not trading Krejci after all
Had you read every recent tweet involving David Krejci prior to waking up this morning, you’d have been convinced the Czech pivot was no longer in the Bruins’ long-term plans.

November 30, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Leafs
Despite some pretty sloppy play, the Bruins tallied twice in the second and will take a 3-2 lead over to Toronto into the third.

November 30, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: First line leads way in win over Leafs
What a difference a month makes. The B’s meteoric rise up the standings has not only completely erased the memories of the miserable Stanley Cup hangover, but has many believing that thoughts of a repeat might not be so crazy after all.

November 30, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Leafs
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs.

November 29, 2011
Julien: Pacioretty hit ‘almost identical’ to Cooke-Savard incident
The Bruins escaped their recent hearing with league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan unscathed when Milan Lucic wasn’t suspended for his collision with Ryan Miller. Boston’s bitter rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, met a different fate.

November 28, 2011
Thomas: Bruins’ run has been ‘beautiful to watch’
Having gone on a run that’s seen them pick up 23 of a possible 24 points in the last 12 games, the Bruins have vaulted themselves up from the bottom of the conference standings to first place in the division. Tim Thomas — a full-time member of the team since the 2005-06 season — has seen the Black and Gold play at this high of a level before, but never with such a remarkable amount of success in the standings.

November 26, 2011
Bruins turning the page on streak, focused on Jets
Turn the page. That was the catchphrase inside the Bruins’ locker room on Friday afternoon, fresh off of their ten-game winning streak coming to a halt with a 3-2 shootout loss to the visiting Red Wings.

November 26, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Jets
After a high-flying middle frame, the Bruins will take a 3-2 lead into the third over Winnipeg.

November 26, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: B’s mount comeback, down Jets
Things looked pretty bleak midway through the opening frame, as Boston was hemmed in their own zone by Winnipeg’s aggressive forecheck, but things turned around dramatically in the second. The Bruins could’ve easily had another letdown of a performance, but they bounced back after their first setback in nearly a month and returned to their winning ways.

November 26, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Jets
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets.

November 25, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Red Wings
The Bruins got in the board in the second period but still trail, as Detroit will head to the third leading 2-1. A giveaway by Jimmy Howard behind his own net led to Boston’s tally. Nathan Horton picked off a pass intended for a Wings’d-man and promptly sent a nice backhanded pas to Dan Paille. Paille beat a scrambling Howard, making it 1-1.

November 25, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Wings shootout win snaps B’s streak
Tough to see the streak come to a halt, but it had to happen at some point. Could one think of a more dangerous shootout team than the Red Wings? So many filthy moves that Rask simply had no shot at.

November 23, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Sabres
The Bruins got two goals of their own in the second period, but still trail Buffalo as they’ll head into the third down 3-2. Tyler Seguin got the B’s on the board at the 3:37 mark of the middle frame, rifling home a one-timer on a feed from Patrice Bergeron on the power play to make it 2-1.

November 23, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Bruins spoil Sabres’ shot at revenge
With a playoff-like feel from the drop of the puck until Pouliot lit the lamp in the shootout, tonight’s tilt was easily the most entertaining game for the Black and Gold in 2011-12. From the wave of fisticuffs in the opening period to the frantic finish, the B’s were engaged in an absolute thriller and undoubtedly left the revenge-seeking Sabres feeling stung.

November 23, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Sabres
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres.

November 21, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Canadiens
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens:

November 19, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Islanders
The Islanders showed much more life in the second period, but the score remains the same. Boston will head to the final frame leading 3-0.

November 19, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Bruins cruise to 6-0 win over Isles
After two tightly-contested games, the Bruins returned to full-fledged blowout mode tonight. This one was simply never in doubt, as the B’s once again saw a surplus of players turn in great performances en route to their eighth-straight victory.

November 17, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Blue Jackets
The Bruins and Blue Jackets each got on the board in the second period and will head to the third knotted up at one goal apiece.

November 17, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: B’s barely edge Jackets in shootout
By the hair of their chinny, chin, chin, the Bruins narrowly escaped a catastrophically bad loss. In the end, luckily, they all count the same, and the winning streak is now pushed to seven games.

November 17, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Blue Jackets
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets.

November 16, 2011
B's 'had a good feeling' Pouliot was in for big night
With 30 goals in their previous five games, it was no surprise that the Bruins found a hero when they needed one most on Tuesday night when tied 3-3 with the Devils in the closing minutes. The identity of said clutch contributor, however, caught many by surprise.

November 15, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Devils
The second period was nearly as uneventful as the first, but New Jersey’s power play goal midway through the frame and a tying tally from the Bruins has the two teams locked up 1-01 heading into the third.

November 15, 2011
Morning Skate: Bruins vs. Devils
Hello from TD Garden where all A.M. activities have wrapped up. Here’s a rundown on the top stories for the Bruins and Devils.

November 15, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Late Pouliot goal lifts B’s over Devils
What started out as a snoozer actually turned out to be a pretty exciting hockey game to take in. The back-and-forth third period battle saw both teams display great resolve, with Boston ultimately finishing on top and earning win No. 6 in a row.

November 14, 2011
Julien: Seguin deserving of NHL’s First Star of the Week honors
The Boston area isn’t the only part of the hockey world that’s taken notice of Tyler Seguin‘s sensational start to the season. The second-year pro’s impressive hot streak earned him the nod as the NHL’s First Star of the Week, as Seguin had four goals, two assists and a plus-4 rating in the Bruins last three games — two of which saw him bury the game-winning tally.

November 14, 2011
Lucic dodges suspension due to lack of intent
Milan Lucic reiterated his case to the Boston media this afternoon. Then, the Bruins winger had to share it with the the NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations.

November 13, 2011
Hamill sent back to Providence
With Rich Peverley healthy and the Bruins no longer in a pinch for players, Zach Hamill has been reassigned to Providence.

November 13, 2011
Ryan Miller loses respect for Milan Lucic after ‘gutless’ hit
With a little more than 13 minutes gone in the first period of Saturday’s game between the Bruins and Sabres, Milan Lucic raced toward a loose puck in hopes of having a potential breakaway. Not a soul in the building foresaw the ensuing collision, especially Ryan Miller.

November 12, 2011
B’s will have hands full with Sabres’ dynamic offense, elite goaltending
The Bruins have been lucky enough to catch a number of opponents in the second half of back-to-back games this season, but banking on that slowing down the Sabres on Saturday would be ill-advised.

November 12, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Sabres
Thanks to a trio of second-period tallies the Bruins will head to the third leading Buffalo 3-1. Rich Peverley stick-handled through defenders and beat Miller at the 7:40 mark of the middle frame to knot things up.

November 12, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: B’s chase Miller in runaway win over Sabres
Just how good have the Bruins been of late? Over their five-game winning streak, they’ve outscored the opposition by a total of 30-10. For those counting at home, that’s six goals per game. Absurd.

November 12, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Sabres
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres:

November 10, 2011
Chara: East-West battles ‘mean a lot to both teams’
Take a look at the Bruins’ recent string of opponents and you’re bound to spot many a similarity. The B’s reeled off three-straight victories over the Senators, Maple Leafs and Islanders, dispatching each young, promising squad in convincing fashion. But just because tonight’s visitors to TD Garden bear a striking resemblance to those three clubs doesn’t mean they’re all one in the same.

November 10, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Oilers
Forty minutes are in the books here at the Garden where the Bruins have re-established a two-goal lead over the Oilers.

November 10, 2011
Hall not sweating Seguin comparisons, focused on making his own mark
Entering the 2010-11 season, no two players in the NHL were more closely linked than Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall. After being the first two players selected in the preceding summer’s draft, the two forwards embarked on their rookie seasons with lofty expectations.

November 10, 2011
Marchand gets off the schnide with two goals against Oilers
With points in three-straight games heading into Thursday’s battle with the Oilers, it wasn’t as if Brad Marchand had been playing poorly, but the Bruins winger was beginning to feel beleaguered by a lengthy goal drought.

November 10, 2011
Morning Skate: Bruins vs. Oilers
Hello from TD Garden where the Bruins and Oilers have wrapped up their morning activities.

November 10, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: B’s climb back to .500 with win over Oilers
Boston pushed their winning streak to four with the win tonight. During their run they’ve scored 24 goals, a far cry from the offensively-impotent team that struggled going 3-7-0 out of the gate.

November 9, 2011
Zach Hamill recalled on emergency basis by Bruins
With Dan Paille undergoing surgery to fix his broken beak this afternoon and Rich Peverley (present at this morning’s practice) day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, the Bruins have recalled forward Zach Hamill on emergency basis.

November 8, 2011
Paille set to undergo surgery for broken nose
After being struck by a slap shot from Islanders d-man Steve Staios during the third period last night, Bruins winger Dan Paille has been diagnosed with a broken nose and facial lacerations.

November 7, 2011
Kelly hits the 500 mark
For Bruins center Chris Kelly, tonight’s game against the Islanders is going to be a special occasion. It’s game No. 500 for the veteran forward, but that’s not an accomplishment he was keeping track of leading up to the game.

November 7, 2011
Morning Skate: Bruins vs. Islanders
The Bruins and Isles have just wrapped up morning skate activities here at TD Garden.

November 7, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: B’s down Isles, push streak to three
The Bruins have made it three in a row and continue to distance themselves from the squad that once lost seven of its first ten games.

November 5, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Leafs
Thanks to two goals just eight seconds apart in the opening minute of the second period and another quick pair of strikes late, the Bruins have opened the floodgates in Toronto and will take a 5-0 lead into the third over the Leafs.

November 5, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: Seguin’s trick leads B’s to win in Toronto
Well, if the Bruins aren’t feeling good after this win, there’s simply nothing that could lift their spirits. With a runaway win over the division-leading Leafs, the B’s have finally won two games in a row this year and appear to be turning the tide after their early-season slump.

November 5, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Leafs
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs:

November 3, 2011
Despite clean bill of health, Horton still not feeling like himself on ice
The 26-year-old forward, who suffered a concussion in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, was given a clean bill of health well before the 2011-12 season got underway, but that – as has been proven time-and-time again – doesn’t guarantee a player can immediately pick up where they left off prior to such an injury.

November 1, 2011
Campbell: Taking on streaking Sens a good thing for B’s
Tonight’s tilt at TD Garden will pit two teams going in opposite directions against one another. On one side there are the Ottawa Senators, a team steamrolling their way up the standings via six-straight victories. They’ll look to continue their winning ways against a Bruins’ squad that’s lost four of their last five games to drop to 3-7-0 on the season.

November 1, 2011
Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Senators
With two tallies in the second period, the Bruins have set themselves up with a 1-0 lead heading into the final frame.

November 1, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: B’s end skid, top Sens
All might not be right with the Black and Gold, but tonight’s win was sorely needed to stop the bleeding. Now with a victory over a team that came in red-hot, the Bruins hope they can continue righting the ship and get on a roll of their own.

November 1, 2011
Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Senators
Here’s the Tale of the Tape for tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators.

October 31, 2011
Bruins best be prepared for red-hot Sens
While the funk the Bruins currently find themselves mired in has them taking an introspective approach, focusing solely on all the bugs within their own game in need of fixing, it’d still behoove the Black and Gold to pay attention to the roll tomorrow night’s opponent has been on of late.

October 29, 2011
Post-Game Breakdown: B’s still in basement after another loss to Habs
Will this be the last time we see the Bruins roster and/or coaching staff as currently constituted? Many are calling for heads to roll or for trades to be made, as the Bruins are now off to a downright miserable start after capturing the Cup in June.