Bruins

Mike Petraglia
April 16, 2009 - 4:15 pm
The Canadiens came out and carried play for the first five minutes, spending most of the time in the Bruins end. A concern if for no other reason than they also dominated the final five minutes of the second period, including a game-tying laser by Alex Kovalev from the right circle. It was the 43rd...
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Mike Petraglia
April 10, 2009 - 7:41 am
It's a good problem to have but it's still a problem that needs solving. How to schedule two teams and two Springsteen concerts all in one building over four days. The Celtics are almost certain to play Saturday the 18th with Game 2 of the first round to be played on Monday, the 20th. The reason...
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Mike Petraglia
March 14, 2009 - 12:07 pm
Anyone who watched Phil Kessel play the first half of this season knows how integral he was to the success of the Bruins. His coach took the occasion of his 30th goal on Saturday during Boston's 2-1 win over the Islanders to remind him of just that. "He's what you saw tonight, a game-breaker,"...
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January 27, 2009 - 6:59 pm
Prior to Tuesday night's 3-2 overtime win over the Capitals, there were several Bruins players that warned of the hazards inherent in adding several new, or returning, players to an established hockey mix. Andrew Ference hadn't taken a D-man shift since before Thanksgiving. Patrice Bergeron...
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Mike Petraglia
January 27, 2009 - 6:19 pm
It was an ugly game between two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. And appropriately, the contest featured a bizarre ending. David Krejci's shot ricocheted off Shaone Morrisonn's leg and past Jose Theodore for a power play goal at 1:55 of overtime as the Bruins finally found a way to beat...
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Mike Petraglia
January 19, 2009 - 1:40 pm
Just when you thought you knew these Bruins, something like Monday happens. Even teams in the middle of sensational seasons like the Bruins can cough up a lung like the Black and Gold did on Monday. And it was quite the hack. The Bruins fought back from a 2-1 deficit with a pair of power play goals...
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Mike Petraglia
January 08, 2009 - 4:12 pm
Bruins coach Claude Julien wanted to drill a real simple message into his team prior to its game with the Ottawa Senators Thursday night. Don't let a two-game losing skid reach three. He began preaching this on Wednesday morning at practice. He continued this through the morning skate on Thursday...
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Mike Petraglia
January 07, 2009 - 12:38 am
That was something we haven't seen all season from the Black and Gold. The Bruins were shut out for the first time this season on Tuesday night, on home ice no less. A big part of that was Niklas Backstrom, the Finnish goalie who teamed with Boston's own Manny Fernandez to win the Jennings Trophy...
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Mike Petraglia
October 25, 2008 - 4:16 pm
In the words of colleague Joe Haggerty, the Thrashers felt the power of the Looch on Saturday night at TD Banknorth Garden as the Bruins erased an early 2-0 hole and beat the Atlanta Thrashers , 5-4, for their first home win of the season. It was a night of firsts as Milan Lucic collected his first...
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Mike Petraglia
October 23, 2008 - 4:04 pm
The Bruins shot out to a two-goal lead over the Leafs Thursday night before their home crowd, but listen to Dennis Wideman , and even the leaders knew trouble was brewing. He was right. The Bruins were done scoring and, despite Patrice Bergeron's first goal since Oct. 13, 2007 against San Jose and...
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