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February 13, 2009 - 6:15 pm
The biggest moral from last night's 1-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils in the Garden State? Be afraid. Be very afraid of facing this Devils squad in the playoffs. The skaters with the pointy tails and the hybrid pitchforks are big, skilled, experienced, gritty, strong to the puck and disciplined,...
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February 13, 2009 - 11:23 am
WIth another playoff-style test against the big, punishing and physical New Jersey Devils tonight, here's a bit of a scouting report from veteran defenseman Aaron Ward headed into the tilt amidst the scenic marshlands of Jersey. The red-hot Devils have won eight of their last 10 games and will be...
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February 12, 2009 - 12:19 pm
According to a report in the San Jose Mercury News, the San Jose Sharks / Boston Bruins Tuesday night was the highest-rated regular season NHL game in Versus history. The game was highest-rated and most-watched regular-season game in Versus' four year relationship with the NHL . Jumbo Joe's return...
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February 12, 2009 - 5:11 am
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forwards Martins Karsums and Vladimir Sobotka from Providence (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis. Both players will join Boston for practice on Thursday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington and...
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February 11, 2009 - 2:37 pm
WILMINGTON -- Phil Kessel is quick to admit that he's frustrated after going a season-high 10 long games without lighting the goal lamp. For a 21-year-old that was on pace to score 50 goals during a white hot first half of the hockey season, it's a pretty stunning cold stretch for a young sniper...
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Mike Petraglia
February 10, 2009 - 6:38 pm
Maybe the Bruins needed that. Maybe it was a wakeup call. And maybe, just maybe, Joe Thornton is right. When they're on, no one can be the San Jose Sharks , not even the Black and Gold. Thornton gave us all this little nugget afterward when he said no one can handle the Sharks . Though for two...
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February 10, 2009 - 6:20 pm
The script had a deliciously Boston flavor to it after the first two periods of play last night, but Jumbo Joe Thornton got the last surfer boy chuckle in a 5-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks at a jazzed up TD Banknorth Garden . Milan Lucic banked himself a pair of blue-collar goals in the first...
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February 10, 2009 - 4:15 pm
Jumbo Joe Thornton finally showed up in the third period of his second homecoming as a Devin Setoguchi pass from behind the net glance off his right skate and snuck between Tim Thomas ' pads midway through the period. The goal gives the Sharks a two-goal lead as the Bruins have been held off the...
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February 10, 2009 - 4:04 pm
Sharks center Patrick Marleau tied things up in the third period for the Sharks when he beat Dennis Wideman to a loose puck in front of the net, and banged home the deflected puck past Tim Thomas . The score is tied 2-2 with 13:19 to go in an evenly-matched game that's lived up to the billing.
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February 10, 2009 - 3:31 pm
Petteri Nokelainen was hit with a high stick in the final seconds of the first period, and B's media relations just announced that "he won't be returning" to tonight's game due to the injury. Chuck Kobasew took Nokelainen's place alongside Krejci and Wheeler at the beginning of the period, but...
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