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Over under wins NHL Bruins Flyers Rangers and more

A look at how the Rangers, Islanders, Bruins and Flyers will fare in the 2018-’19 season. You can bet on NHL over under win totals now at Sugar House.   New York Rangers Under 75.5 points    After a discouraging season that saw Alain Vigneault get dismissed in favor of...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 5:56am

Bruins David Pastrnak coming into his own as an NHL superstar

It’s hard to believe but this is Bruins right wing David Pastrnak’s fifth season in the NHL after debuting with Boston in 2014-15. Still, he’s only 22 years old and as we saw in last spring’s playoffs, he is knocking on the door of superstardom. In 12 playoff games vs....

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:48pm

2018-19 NHL preview, predictions, Stanley Cup, more

It’s amazing how much can change in a couple months. The 2018-19 NHL season begins tonight with one of the greatest rivalries in hockey as the Montreal Canadiens meet John Tavares and the new-look Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s just an appetizer as a half-hour later, the reigning Stanley...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 11:34am

Bruins own the ingredients of a Stanley Cup champion

Since Bruce Cassidy replaced Claude Julien as the Bruins head coach on Valentine’s Day 2017, Boston has shown significant improvement in a relatively short amount of time. From 95 points and a wild card spot in his first season to 112 points last season (1st full year in charge) and the...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 4:58pm

Tyler Seguin NHL trade rumors: Contract issues ahead

Things look to be precariously perched between the Dallas Stars and No. 1 center Tyler Seguin. Entering the final season of a six-year, $34.5 million deal and with unrestricted free agency looming, Seguin and his current team have made no progress in coming to terms on a long-term contract...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 3:14pm

Worst NHL jerseys of all-time by team

When it comes to uniforms of the major North American sports, NHL jerseys seem to coax some of the most drastic reactions from fan bases that seem to be more dedicated to logos and colors rather than the actual team.  It's understandable why though seeing as fans link a franchise's...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:52pm

Erik Karlsson NHL trade rumors: Talks dormant, market halted

What a difference a month has made in the NHL's offseason. As the calendar flipped to July, the idea of Ottawa Senators defenseman and captain Erik Karlsson being traded seemed like a sure thing.  After all, the league's summer started out with a huge bang as big names like John...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 11:15am

The Boston Sports Holy Grail: Can Red Sox Celtics Patriots Bruins pull it off?

Had the ball not slipped through the raised hands of Asante Samuel 3,825 days ago in Super Bowl XLII against the Giants (not that we’re counting), this article would be drastically different. But the Patriots’ loss in Arizona on Feb. 3, 2008 not only ended what would have been the...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:09pm

NHL rumors: John Tavares Islanders, Sharks, Leafs, Stars, Bruins, more

New York Islanders All-Star center and captain John Tavares will meet with six teams in Los Angeles between Monday and Wednesday, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.  Along with the Islanders, the team that drafted him first-overall in 2009, the 27-year-old is scheduled to speak with the...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:46pm

2018 NHL Mock Draft: Sabres a lock for Dahlin, Canes get Svechnikov

We are less than one month out from the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, which starts on the evening of Jun. 22, and everything is beginning to take shape.  The top two-to-three selections seem guaranteed already as a draft class that is rich with talent will provide most teams in the lottery a...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:01pm

Hey Brad Marchand - Your last lick should be your final lick

The Boston Bruins need Brad Marchand.   Let me make that perfectly clear, before you accuse me of trying to run him out of town. That, I am not.   The Bruins need Marchand. So I will not even listen to a conversation about a potential trade. I don’t care what you have coming...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:43pm

3 things Bruins must do to become true NHL contender

It was an unexpectedly successful season for the Bruins: they nearly captured the Atlantic Division crown, they won a playoff series for the first time in four years and many falsely thought (myself included) that they were a Stanley Cup contender. Then they ran into the Tampa Bay Lightning who...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 2:19pm

Bruins season fizzles out as Lightning advance

A week ago at this time, the Bruins held a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Today, they are headed home for summer vacation. The B’s fell, 3-1, to the Lightning on Sunday and ultimately lost the semi-final series, 4-1. After pumping in six goals in Game 1...

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 6:24pm

Bruins with home ice advantage as series shifts to Garden

When you win a Game 1 on the road, you naturally tend to get greedy and also want to do the same thing a few days later. Boston destroyed Tampa Bay, 6-2, in Game 1 on Saturday afternoon so you had to know that the Lightning would do everything in their power to win Game 2 at Amalie Arena on Monday...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:17pm

NHL world watching Bruins, Maple Leafs Game 7

Up 3-1 in the series after a 3-1 victory at Air Canada Centre last Thursday, few would have predicted that the Bruins would find themselves in their current predicament: tied 3-3 with the Maple Leafs and headed to a do-or-die Game 7 on Wednesday night (7:30 p.m. ET, NESN) at TD Garden. Toronto...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:12pm

Bruins will need quick start in Game 6 against Maple Leafs

The Bruins had a chance to end Toronto’s 2017-18 season on Saturday night in Game 5 at TD Garden but they just couldn’t do it as the Maple Leafs survived 4-3 to trim Boston’s series lead to 3-2. They’ll meet again at Air Canada Centre on Monday (7, NESN) for Game 6....

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 5:11pm

Bruins - Maple Leafs: Bs are kings of the bounceback game

Nobody expected this playoff series to be over that quickly so it was a bit shocking when Boston beat Toronto so handily in the first two games at TD Garden (5-1 in Game 1 and 7-3 in Game 2) last week. Playing with basically their season on the line, the Maple Leafs responded with a much better...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:49pm

Do Bruins have best offense in NHL playoffs?

The Bruins averaged 3.26 goals per game in regular season, good for sixth in the NHL, but right now it looks like no team can touch them in the lamp-lighting department. The B’s hit up the Maple Leafs for five goals in their 5-1 Game 1 victory last Thursday and then outdid themselves on...

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 5:32pm

Giant opportunity for Bruins Tuukka Rask in NHL playoffs

Regardless of how you feel about the Boston Bruins’ goaltending situation, there’s no denying that Tuukka Rask now has a chance to silence the critics.   Keep in mind, I am not one of those critics. But they do exist, in much larger numbers than you might expect.   Rask is...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:46pm

5 Reasons why the Bruins can win the Stanley Cup

Sometimes pieces like this can be quite a stretch when said team doesn’t have much of a chance to go all the way in their given sport. That certainly isn’t the case with the Bruins (50-20-12) at the moment since Bovada gives them the second-best odds (11/2) to win the Stanley Cup this...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:39pm