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Re: Bruins 2016-17:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:15 am
by MattyB
Senators 4, Bruins 2: B’s lose crucial division showdown

OTTAWA, Ontario — Mike Hoffman had a power-play goal early in the third period and the Ottawa Senators defeated the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night.

Derick Brassard, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, and Alex Burrows also scored as the Senators extended their winning streak to three games. Craig Anderson made 25 saves.

Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask made 25 saves.

Ottawa has a four-point lead on the Bruins in the Atlantic Division, and has played two fewer games than Boston. ... n-showdown

Re: Bruins 2016-17:

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:30 am
by MattyB
Bruins score 4 in 1st, beat Red Wings 6-1

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had a relaxing night in the middle of a tight playoff chase.

David Krejci scored twice and Drew Stafford had his first with Boston during a four-goal first period that carried the Bruins to a 6-1 victory over the struggling Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Brad Marchand had his team-leading 31st and 32nd goals, David Pastrnak also scored, and Tuukka Rask made 26 saves. Boston is 9-3 since interim coach Bruce Cassidy replaced the fired Claude Julien on Feb. 7. ... -wings-6-1

Re: Bruins 2016-17:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:08 am
by MattyB
Marchand’s Hat Trick Paces B’s To 6-3 Win Over Canucks

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand plays his best against the Vancouver Canucks.

The 2011 Stanley Cup Game 7 hero scored a third-period hat trick to help the Bruins overcome a 3-2 deficit and leave Vancouver with a 6-3 victory Monday night. The B’s now have won three straight games.

Boston improves to 37-26-6 with the win, while Vancouver drops to 28-32-9.

Read more at: ... r-canucks/

Re: Bruins 2016-17:

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:32 am
by MattyB
Bruins snap Calgary’s 10-game win streak

CALGARY, Alberta — The Bruins will play bigger games down the stretch in their push for a playoff spot, and certainly games that will have more meaning in the Atlantic Division standings.

But as far as statements go, the Bruins’ 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames last night at the Saddledome was pretty strong.

In a game that featured shaky netminding by the backup goalies on both sides, the Bruins took the lead in the second period and hung on to snap Calgary’s win streak at 10 games. ... win_streak

Re: Bruins 2016-17:

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:23 am
by MattyB
B’s Get Drilled By The Oilers

The Boston Bruins played their worst game in the Bruce Cassidy era on Thursday, losing to the Edmonton Oilers 7-4.

Well, it was going to happen sooner or later. The Boston Bruins would run into a perfect storm of problems under interim head coach Bruce Cassidy. They’d be on the bottom half of a back-to-back set of nights. The B’s defense would be spotty, and the B’s goaltenders wouldn’t be able to stand on their heads.

That happened at Rogers Arena on Thursday. The Oilers got four first-period goals on Tuukka Rask who received absolutely no help from anyone in front of him. While the B’s tightened up some once Anton Khudobin replaced Rask (who gave up five goals on just 17 shots), it was just a case of too little, too late for Boston. The Bruins were scored on seven times, marking it one of their uglier performances of the year. ... ed-oilers/

Re: Bruins 2016-17:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:59 am
by MattyB
An ‘egregious’ call leads to Bruins loss

TORONTO — Tyler Bozak scored the deciding goal in the Maple Leafs’ 4-2 win on Monday on the power play with 1:57 remaining in regulation.

That the Bruins were down a man on Bozak’s goal was not something that Bruce Cassidy could tolerate.

“I thought it was an egregious call, to be perfectly honest with you,” the Bruins coach said of Dominic Moore’s offensive-zone interference infraction. “That’s a guy driving the net. Their guy’s there. It happens probably 100 times during the course of the game. But we’ve got to get the job done on the penalty kill.” ... story.html

Re: Bruins 2016-17:

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:07 am
by MattyB
Bruins fall 3-2 to Senators in third straight loss

BOSTON (AP) — For the Ottawa Senators, snapping a four-game losing streak seemed almost secondary to the way they did it.

The Senators appeared ready for a return to the playoffs, ending an untimely skid with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

‘‘We wanted to see this as a seventh game because we want to be able to manage pressure,’’ coach Guy Boucher said. ‘‘We’ve got a lot of young guys in there — a lot of guys who haven’t gone to the playoffs in the NHL and had a lot of pressure moments.’’ ... aight-loss

Re: Bruins 2016-17:

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:45 am
by MattyB
Bruins squander 3 leads in crushing loss to Tampa

On three separate occasions, the Boston Bruins took the lead in a crucial home matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday.

And all three times, the Black and Gold managed to give it away.

Failing to bury the Lightning throughout the night, the B's paid the price in the third period -- surrounding three unanswered goals en route to a crushing 6-3 loss. ... a_bay.html

Re: Bruins 2016-17:

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:17 am
by MattyB
Bruins earn much-needed boost with 2-1 win over Islanders

NEW YORK — With nothing less than their destiny hanging in the balance, the Bruins snapped their four-game losing streak and went back to relying on stifling defense to beat the New York Islanders, 2-1, at Barclays Center Saturday night in their latest biggest game of the year.

Riding two fourth-line goals and an 18-save performance by Anton Khudobin, the B’s catapulted themselves over the Islanders and back into the second wild card spot.

It wasn’t a thing of beauty, except to the Bruins. ... _islanders

Re: Bruins 2016-17:

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:43 am
by MattyB
Bruins scramble past Predators

Looking far more like the up-tempo, confident club that won seven of its first eight games under new coach Bruce Cassidy, the Bruins followed what was a familiar February blueprint Tuesday night at TD Garden.

They took an early 2-0 lead. They were backed by stout, dependable netminding from Tuukka Rask, who turned back 24 shots amid the echoes of talk radio suggesting he was better fit for senior men’s league puckstopping. And above all, they won, pinning a 4-1 defeat on the Nashville Predators and maintaining their hold on the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Meet the new Bruins, same as the old Bruins, or at least the Bruins who dusted themselves off upon Cassidy’s arrival and repositioned themselves for a run at the playoffs. ... story.html