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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:29 am

Boston (Bruins) University: Two Terriers Give Bruins Fans Hope

For Matt Grzelcyk, it was a pretty surreal experience making his TD Garden debut. He’s a Boston product born and bred, growing up a stone’s throw from the Garden in Charlestown, his father a member of the infamous “Bull gang” that maintains both the Bruins ice and the Celtics parquet. But there’s one other Boston characteristic that makes up Gryz. He is a product of Boston University. He spent 4 years right down Comm Ave from his future NHL team, his final two as captain of the nationally ranked squad. While he’s made his NHL debut already, it’s hard not to look into Agganis Arena and find two more Terriers who can make a difference in Boston for years to come.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:53 am

Bruins Top the Sabres

The Boston Bruins have had a tough go of it this season with injuries. It’s hampered their ability to win a few games, and it has forced Claude Julien and the B’s coaching staff to get creative with their line assignments. Now it looks like the Bruins could lose one of their better forwards, veteran center David Backes.

Backes was forced to leave the game after sustaining an ugly hit by Carrier. With 5:07 left in the first period Carrier drives his right elbow into Backes’ left temple, sending the Bruins forward crashing to the ice. Backes was on the ice for a minute or so before heading off to the locker room. For a moment, Billy Carrier looks more like Matt Cooke than a member of the Sabres organization.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:53 am

Bruins beat Sabres 3-1 on Bergeron, Schaller goals

BOSTON (AP) — A fast start and another solid outing by goaltender Tuukka Rask made for a fairly easy afternoon for the Boston Bruins.

Patrice Bergeron and Tim Schaller scored second-period goals Saturday to help the Bruins beat Buffalo 3-1 and complete a sweep of home-and-home games against the struggling Sabres.

“We played much better — better start,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “We were playing with the lead, which makes a big difference. In the third period we played smart.”

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:55 am

Bruins take Monday off, shut out by Devils

NEWARK, N.J. — If the Bruins want to make the playoffs, they can’t have many more games like this.

Playing a New Jersey Devils team that had lost 10 of its last 12 and is in the cellar of the Metropolitan Division, the B’s put forth one of their more listless efforts of the season and lost, 3-0, last night at the Prudential Center.

And it wasn’t just that they lost, but it was how they lost, barely testing a goalie in Cory Schneider who had been struggling (.904 save percentage coming in). New Jersey outshot the Bruins, 26-22, just the fourth time in its last 22 games that New Jersey outshot its competition.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:19 am

Bruins legend Milt Schmidt dies at 98

BOSTON (AP) — Milt Schmidt, the hockey hall of famer who led Boston to two Stanley Cup championships as the center of the ‘‘Kraut Line,’’ served Canada in World War II and returned to the NHL to win its MVP award and two more titles as the Bruins general manager, died on Wednesday, the team said.

He was 98.

Schmidt had been the oldest living NHL player. He was the only person in Bruins franchise history to serve as on-ice captain, coach and general manager.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:39 am

Bruins fall 4-3; At a loss to explain their struggles at home

Claude Julien was saying a week or two ago that this Bruins team, with an unusually large number of young and inexperienced players, still has a lot to learn — and that the teaching process would continue all season.

Well, the lesson the Bruins learned at the Garden last night was, no doubt, valuable — but especially painful: That an otherwise fine performance can be ruined by a handful of ill-timed mistakes of judgment or execution.

That was the unfortunate reality for the B’s, who outplayed and outchanced the Edmonton Oilers most of the way, but committed errors that handed their guests easy goals and a 4-3 victory.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:14 am

Offense comes alive on the road as Bruins beat Panthers

The Boston Bruins were hoping a trip away from the TD Garden would be good for business, and their record.

With Boston having only won five of its previous 15 games - and the last two contests resulting in regulation losses - the Bruins needed to start their four-game road trip on Saturday in Florida with a win.

And Brad Marchand's first-period goal went a long way in making sure Boston's business trip began on the right foot.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:24 am

Bruins fall to Hurricanes in overtime

RALEIGH, N.C. — For two periods yesterday, it was just about what you might expect: The Bruins, who had played just 22 hours earlier in Florida, didn’t seem to have a lot of life; the Hurricanes, who enjoyed a Saturday off at home, looked like the fresher and stronger team.

But in the third period, the B’s — at least most of them — seemed to catch a second wind and gave a terrific effort that barely fell short. They settled for just one point, with the ’Canes grabbing a 4-3 victory on Sebastian Aho’s goal at 1:34 of overtime.

“It was one of those momentum shift games,” said B’s coach Claude Julien. “In the third period we came back hard and played well. You could tell we really wanted to win the game. But when you play back-to-backs, you need everyone going — and (last night) we didn’t have everybody going.”

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:19 am

Marchand scores twice as Bruins beat Blues 5-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Backes was a spectator for most of the third period in his return to St. Louis. He didn’t mind.

Brad Marchand scored twice, including an empty netter, and Backes got into a fight as the Boston Bruins beat the Blues 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Frank Vatrano, Brandon Carlo and Torey Krug also scored for the Bruins, who improved to 2-0-1 in their last three games. Tuukka Rask made 14 saves.

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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

Postby MattyB » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:01 am

Rask leaves game, Bruins fall to Predators 2-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators know they need to start making a move up the Western Conference standings.

They hope winning back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 19 and 20 is a start.

Filip Forsberg scored with 2:24 left in the second period, and the Predators beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night after Bruins’ All-Star goalie Tuukka Rask was knocked out of the game.

“It was a test for us, and we showed up and we played our hearts out and got two points and that’s what we came here to do,” Forsberg said.

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