Blake Wheeler

March 25, 2010 - 8:33 am
Do not look now, but the Bruins are actually closer to the two teams in front of them in the playoff race than the teams behind. Has the focused shifted from just trying to hang onto to a spot in the tournament to gunning down the Flyers and Canadiens? "That has been our focus all along, you know...
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March 13, 2010 - 4:46 pm
Summary -- Two longtime Original Six rivals faced off for the last time during the regular season on Saturday as the Bruins and Canadiens went for a tilt at the Bell Centre in Montreal. With two points separating the teams for the final two playoffs spots in the Eastern Conference heading into the...
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March 13, 2010 - 3:50 pm
The second period started off much better for fans of the Black and Gold. The Bruins cut the 2-0 lead in half within the first two minutes of the frame. David Krejci started an odd-man break by feeding a rushing Michael Ryder who flew down the left wing and waited just long enough on his way to the...
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March 11, 2010 - 4:31 pm
Summary -- The Bruins are chasing the Flyers in the playoff standings and did themselves a big favor on Thursday night by breaking down Philadelphia for a 5-1 win at the Wachovia Center . Tuukka Rask got the start for the Bruins and earned his 15th victory with 31 of saves. Michael Leighton...
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March 11, 2010 - 3:40 pm
The pattern continues ... Or does it? The Flyers did not waste anytime mounting their comeback from a goal back. Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg went to the box 40 seconds into the second period for boarding. The ensuing faceoff came in Boston's zone and Flyers' sharp shooter Jeff Carter found...
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March 11, 2010 - 2:48 pm
After 65 regular season games, definite patterns emerge. Recently, the trend has been that the Bruins will score first and then sit on their sticks until the other team comes back and the games goes to the final minutes if not overtime and a shootout. Well, the Bruins did their part again in the...
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March 09, 2010 - 2:40 pm
Without two of their best players the Bruins look . . . Pretty good. The forecheck looks good, the penalty kill is clicking right along and even the offense chipped in. Boston is without Marc Savard (concussion) and Zdeno Chara (lower body injury) but so far it has controlled the pace and tempo...
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March 07, 2010 - 12:40 pm
Summary -- For the last time ever in the regular season the Bruins travelled to Pittsburgh to play in Mellon Arena against the Penguins and came away  losers by a 2-1 score in a Sunday matinee. Tim Thomas got his third straight start for Boston and took the loss with 27 of saves. The Penguins Marc...
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March 07, 2010 - 11:35 am
With the Penguins handing the Bruins multiple opportunities with penalties, it was just a matter of time before Boston broke through. Evgeni Malkin won the dubious distinction of being the man who committed the penalty (hooking - 2:15) that helped get the Bruins on the board. David Krejci put the...
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February 26, 2010 - 8:11 am
WILMINGTON -- It was your typical late-season practice at Ristuccia Arena on Friday. The Bruins did some battle drills, some rebound drills, shooting drills with the foam pads. For the most part it is a matter of getting their work in, back to full speed after a week-and-a-half watching the...
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