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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:02 am

Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo making the most of 'pretty crazy' rookie ride

BOSTON – Under the late-night quiet of his hotel bed, before dozing off in some new NHL city, defenseman Brandon Carlo budgets room for personal reflection. Between skating on the Boston Bruins’ first pair, shutting down opposing top lines, and figuring out this whole living-on your-own, being-an-adult business, stocktaking time is otherwise scarce. “It’s about each thing I’m fortunate enough to have, each experience we go through,” Carlo says. “The other day we played the Florida Panthers, and there’s a guy on that team who’s twice my age and in the league before I was even born. Stuff like that.”

Thirty games into his first full professional season, 20 years old as of two days after Thanksgiving, there has already been plenty of Stuff Like That. Entering training camp, only eight minor-league appearances under his belt after leaving the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, Carlo had set what he deemed to be lofty goals: “Make the team, and prove I could play in this league.” When that actually happened, falling asleep initially proved difficult – “I was just so excited to be in that position,” he says” – but big-picture thrills have since dovetailed into steadfast routines.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:19 am

RUST LIFTS PENGUINS PAST BRUINS, 4-3 IN OVERTIME

PITTSBURGH - Bryan Rust flipped a backhander past Tuukka Rask 1:24 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

Racing down the slot, Rust took a swipe at Evgeni Malkin's centering pass and the puck fluttered by Rask to give the Penguins their seventh straight victory. Conor Sheary, Nick Bonino and Justin Schultz also scored for Pittsburgh. Matt Murray stopped 41 of the 44 shots he faced to improve to 10-0-1 in his last 11 home starts.

Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh improved to 20-7-3 to take the overall NHL lead with 43 points.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:22 am

BRUINS SQUANDER STRONG START IN 4-3 LOSS TO DUCKS

BOSTON – At the end of a stretch with three games in four days, the Bruins had to be looking at a home date with the rested, big and physical Anaheim Ducks as a tough challenge after two high-profile road games.

The Bruins played a competitive game and even scored a few goals, but in the end they dropped a 4-3 decision to the Ducks at TD Garden after starting off with a bang, scoring two goals in 13 seconds during the first period. But Ducks coach Randy Carlyle took a timeout after the two scores, and Boston was outscored by a 4-1 margin for the rest of the game as it certainly appeared their legs got heavier as the game wore on.

Rickard Rakell ended up with the game-winner in the final five minutes of the second period after a Sami Vatanen point shot bounced off the back of Brandon Carlo’s skate, and right to Rackell waiting to pounce all over it.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:30 am

Bruins will be without their top goal scorer for at least the next two games

In a team release, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said that winger David Pastrnak underwent surgery Friday to remove the olecranon bursa from his right elbow and will likely miss Boston's next two games against the Kings (Sunday) and Islanders (Tuesday).

Pastrnak is not the only Bruin to undergo elbow surgery this season, as fellow forward David Backes missed five games earlier this season after going through surgery to remove the olecranon bursa from his elbow on Oct. 24.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:19 am

Rask, Bruins stifle Kings in matinee victory

Goals may be an important component of any given hockey game’s entertainment value, but that doesn’t mean you need a lot of them to win in today’s NHL.

The Bruins prove that on a fairly regular basis.

Faced with playing the big, bruising Los Angeles Kings without David Pastrnak, their only reliable goalscorer this year, the B’s put forth one of their best defensive efforts of the season. Jimmy Hayes scored the lone goal 4:20 in, Tuukka Rask made 18 saves and the B’s snapped a two-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory at the Garden.

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BRUINS SHOW THEY CAN GET GRITTY WIN WITHOUT PASTRNAK FOR SHORT TERM: http://nesn.com/2016/12/claude-julien-a ... -vs-kings/

Julien Applauds Bruins’ Defensive Effort In Win Vs. Kings: http://nesn.com/2016/12/claude-julien-a ... -vs-kings/
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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:25 am

Where will Bruins play Frank Vatrano?

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien didn't say right away whether Frank Vatrano would join the lineup on Tuesday against the New York Islanders.

"His game's coming along," Julien said Monday, noting that Vatrano had been a bit rusty in his first game with the Providence Bruins on Friday after undergoing left foot surgery in September. "Today we had the day off, so we brought him in to practice and keep him going here, and we'll see from there."

With David Pastrnak set to miss Tuesday's game as he recovers from elbow surgery, the Bruins will be a bit short on wings. Though Vatrano has typically played left wing, it's possible he could see a short stint on Patrice Bergeron's right, where Pastrnak had been playing.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:25 am

Bruins lose 4-2 to Islanders

BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Greiss stopped nearly everything for the New York Islanders, including their five-game winless streak.

Greiss stopped 48 of the 50 shots he faced — both career highs — and the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 Tuesday night for the club’s first victory in almost two weeks.

‘‘They were shooting pucks from everywhere,’’ said Greiss, who was able to preserve New York’s lead after two quick goals by Boston early in the third period pulled the Bruins to 3-2. ‘‘You just go shot by shot. It keeps you in your rhythm.’’

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JULIEN ON BRUINS LOSS TO ISLANDERS: 'DIDN'T LOOK TO ME LIKE WE WERE READY TO PLAY'

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:13 am

WILL THIS BE A SEASON OF CHANGE FOR THE BRUINS?

BOSTON -- It’s looking like time for some serious smelling salts and a heater when it comes to the Boston Bruins.

Who knows? Maybe they can ask for those underneath the Christmas tree.

The Bruins dropped their sixth game in eight tries on Tuesday by failing to show up against a New York Islanders team flailing its way through the season, falling behind 3-0 before ultimately losing 4-2. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand were both a minus-2 with a couple of train-wreck goals allowed in the first period, Tuukka Rask was pulled for the first time this year after giving up three goals on just 13 shots, and both Bruins special teams units were outplayed by a woebegone Isles outfit. Things finally kicked into high gear in the third period with two goals and 23 shots on net, but that only served to underscore how pathetic Boston’s game was during the first 40 minutes against a beatable opponent.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:43 am

Vatrano, Bergeron Lift Boston To 3-1 Win Vs. Panthers

One down, three to go for the Boston Bruins.

The B’s began their four-game holiday road trip with a 3-1 victory Thursday night over the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center. Frank Vatrano, who along with David Pastrnak returned to the Bruins’ lineup Thursday, opened the scoring in the second period, and Patrice Bergeron broke his slump with another goal just a few minutes later.

With the win, the Bruins improved to 18-14-3, while the Panthers dropped to 15-14-5.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:29 am

B’s Can’t Hold 2-0 Lead, Lose 3-2 In Overtime Vs. Hurricanes

The Boston Bruins got out to a 2-0 lead on the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night, but they were unable to hold it.

The B’s surrendered goals in the second and third period to send the game into overtime, when Teuvo Teravainen buried one past goaltender Anton Khudobin.

The loss drops the Bruins to 18-14-4, while the ‘Canes move to 15-11-7.

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