Bruins

Bruins with little-to-no urgency, remain in offensive funk

We are still 10 days from Christmas and the Bruins have 52 games left in the regular season so it seems silly to start to panic and worry about the standings. Then again, the Bruins’ 3-2 shootout loss to Ottawa on Saturday afternoon was yet another example of their season-long, debilitating goal-...

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:16am

NHL Power Rankings: Penguins, Lightning, Islanders, Blues in top 5

1. Pittsburgh Penguins (16-5-2) –The top six teams in the NHL all have 36 points. So how do we sort them out? The fairest method has to be looking at goal-differential and Pittsburgh has the best mark (plus-26) in the league. It earns the No. 1 nod this week. 2. Tampa Bay Lightning (16-...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:13am

Bruins rookie David Pastrnak adjusting well to NHL play

He only played 7:53, 10 shifts, in his NHL debut but Bruins rookie forward David Pastrnak has already left his mark. By appearing in Boston’s 3-2 overtime loss against Pittsburgh on Monday at TD Garden, he became the youngest player to compete in the league so far this season. The Bruins’ first-...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 8:49pm

Bruins' Seth Griffith pumping in goals

No matter how they spin it now, there is no way that the Bruins could have foreseen rookie right wing Seth Griffith playing such an integral part on the team in the 2014-15 regular season. For various reasons - lack of cap space, injuries, failure of anyone else to step up – the B’s were stuck...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:43am

NHL Power Rankings: Canadiens, Penguins, Blues in Top 10

1. Montreal Canadiens (13-4-1) – I knew that Montreal was off to a great start but I didn’t realize how well they were playing until I looked at the standings. They are riding the longest current win streak (5 games) in the NHL and also have the most points (27). They absolutely destroyed their...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 1:17am

Bruins look to keep momentum on road against Maple Leafs, Canadiens

Monday’s 4-2 win over the Devils at TD Garden was the exclamation point to a very successful (4-0) homestand for the Bruins. Boston (10-6-0) has won its last five games to vault from near the bottom of the Atlantic Division to three points behind first-place Tampa Bay and one point behind Montreal...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 2:07pm

Bruins look to stay hot as lowly Oilers come to TD Garden

There isn’t a bad time to catch the Oilers (4-7-1), owners of the NHL’s longest playoff drought of eight seasons, but the Bruins (8-6) seem fortunate to meet Edmonton in its usual state of disarray on Thursday (7 p.m., NESN) at TD Garden.The Oilers’ leading goal scorer, Taylor Hall (six goals, four...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:35am

Bruins ready for Roberto Luongo, Panthers

The Bruins (7-6-0) are undefeated in the month of November, following a mediocre first month of their 2014-15 season, as they dumped the Senators, 4-2, last Saturday at TD Garden. The B’s will again look to keep the home crowd happy Tuesday (7 p.m., NESN) with the 4-2-3 Florida Panthers in town....

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:29am

Bruins battle injury, inconsistent play

The Bruins (5-6-0) will wrap up a mediocre opening month to their 2014-15 season Thursday in Buffalo (7 p.m., NESN), and in order to enter November with a .500 record they’ll have to find victory without the services of some of their top talent.Zdeno Chara has been out of action a week now but the...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:48am

Bruins already proving they can survive without Zdeno Chara

In the aftermath of the Bruins’ 3-2 loss to the Islanders last Thursday at TD Garden, most of the players lingered on the unknown status of captain Zdeno Chara. It turned out that the PCL tear he suffered in his left knee would put him out of action for 4-6 weeks. Even at the age of 37, Chara is...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:28am