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January 13, 2009 - 3:44 pm
Zdeno Chara normally gets plaudits and Norris Trophy talk for his shutdown defenisve ability, but he's been an offensive force tonight. Andrei Kostitsyn scored on a follow-up shot of a Tim Thomas rebound to give the Habs a 1-0 lead in the second period, but a pair of Chara power play strikes...
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January 13, 2009 - 3:05 pm
The Montreal Canadiens came out like a house of hockey fire in the first period, but Tim Thomas and unsinkable B's defense -- featuring a big helping of the Providence Baby B's roster -- managed to hold on for a scoreless tie through a choppy first period of play. Thomas made 17 saves through the...
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January 13, 2009 - 8:56 am
Here's a transcript from an NHL-sponsored Conference Call that the league held with Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas in anticipation of the NHL All-Star Game next weekend in Montreal. Thomas tackles a number of subjects including his long and storied path toward NHL stardom as well as the match-up...
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January 13, 2009 - 7:38 am
There's always a bit more life in the catacombs of the Old Garden when the Montreal Canadiens are in town for a Northeast Division showdown, and that's again the case this morning on Causeway Street. The Habs are looking for revenge after a pair of beat downs in their last two epic games against...
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January 12, 2009 - 4:52 pm
With Marco Sturm and Patrice Bergeron already on the shelf with injuries, the injured reserve list grew by one yesterday when Phil Kessel was put on the shelf with mononucleosis. The illness is believed to be about a month-long recovery process from the high-scoring winger with a team-high 24...
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January 12, 2009 - 5:42 am
Just days after Patrice Bergeron vowed to return to the Bruins this season, the 23-year-old center skated on the ice at Ristuccia Arena for roughly a half-hour this morning. There's still no timetable on Bergeron's return, but getting back on the ice is a significant step in Bergeron's progress...
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January 12, 2009 - 2:29 am
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Kevin Regan from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis. Regan will join the club today and practice with the team at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington at 10:30 a.m. in...
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January 10, 2009 - 5:35 pm
Rookie Blake Wheeler is going to be in Montreal two weeks from now at the NHL All-Star weekend as part of the Young Guns game between the rookies and the sophomores, but he appropriately called the decision to omit linemate David Krejci from the YoungStars game as a "head-scratcher". Well,...
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Mike Petraglia
January 10, 2009 - 12:15 pm
The Bruins have followed up two straight losses with two straight wins, dominating the Carolina Hurricanes , 5-1, at TD Banknorth Garden on Saturday. Michael Ryder scored twice as the Bruins improved to 3-2 on their season-long six-game homestand, which concludes on Tuesday night against Montreal...
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January 10, 2009 - 6:58 am
Proving that you can go home again, Bruins coach Claude Julien was officially named by the NHL as the head coach for the Eastern Conference All-Star team at the NHL All-Star Game scheduled for Jan. 25 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Julien's first head coaching job was with the dreaded Habs, but he...
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