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Mike Petraglia
November 06, 2008 - 6:11 pm
It might be time to start asking just who is Blake Wheeler . He changed his uniform number before the game from 42 to 26. He scored his first career hat trick as the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs , 5-2, Thursday night at TD Banknorth Garden . Wheeler is now tied with Toronto'€™s Mikhail Grabovski...
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November 06, 2008 - 4:24 pm
The Bruins made it five wins in their last six games with a 5-2 win over the NHL's version of the Red Sox -- the Toronto Maple Leafs -- last night at the TD Banknorth Garden . The hats were once again cascading down onto the ice for the second time in three home games for the Bruins as 6-foot-4Â...
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WEEI
November 06, 2008 - 7:31 am
The Official Bruins fan write-in campaign to send Tim Thomas to the NHL All-Star game has quickly kicked over at hubhockey.com -- where they've taken a rather Patriotic view of Thomas' run to make the All-Star festivities in Montreal during late January. Big props to the Bruins blog site HubHockey...
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November 05, 2008 - 11:27 pm
It might seem strange to say after only 12 games of the season have passed, but the worst of the NHL season just might be over for the Boston Bruins . The B's have already treked out West (Colorado, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton) twice in the first dozen hockey games, and they won't be heading any...
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November 05, 2008 - 5:21 am
One day after learning that he was again left off the NHL All-Star ballot, Tim Thomas was ready to face the questions concerning his reaction and the intrepid goalie's response was both predictable and classy. The 34-year-old netminder is leading the league in save percentage and sits second in...
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November 04, 2008 - 9:20 am
Tim Thomas clearly is the Rodney Dangerfield of NHL goalies. NHL Eastern Conference All-Star last year? Check. Leading the entire NHL with a .944 save percentage? Check. Second in the NHL behind the excellent Ryan Miller with a 1.82 goals against average thus far this season? Check. Thomas had a...
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November 04, 2008 - 8:26 am
Matt Hunwick and Vladimir Sobotka have both been piling up the DNP-CD's for Bruins coach Claude Julien as this year's version of the Black and Gold begins to take shape, and the B's made a move this afternoon in clear recognition of that. Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced...
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November 03, 2008 - 7:04 am
A light practice for the B's this morning with only a handful of guys twirling around on the ice ( Blake Wheeler , Chuck Kobasew , David Krejci , Michael Ryder , Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez ) and everybody else getting in a quick work out and then bolting into a crisp November afternoon in New...
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Mike Petraglia
November 01, 2008 - 4:20 pm
For the Bruins, Saturday night was alright for fighting and pounding the opponent into submission. Marco Sturm scored twice and the two teams combined to take 36 penalties for 146 penalty minutes, including seven game misconducts (Dallas 4, Boston 3) as the Bruins scored three third period goals to...
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November 01, 2008 - 1:37 pm
Prior to last night's 5-1 thrashing of the Stars, Bruins coach Claude Julien asked Marco Sturm to "be involved more" following Saturday morning's pre-game skate . Sturm and the rest of his teammates were all heavily involved in a thrilling fight-fest that moved me to ask if this was the return of...
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