After the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning all won Monday, the importance of the Bruins getting a road win against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday increased.
With the playoffs fast approaching, the Boston Bruins are looking like a team others will be hoping to avoid when the playoffs start, especially after their impressive wins over two of the best teams in the NHL. The Bruins recent performances have significantly improved their NHL sports betting odds of winning the Stanley Cup.
The World Cup of Hockey tournament will be played this year in what will be the third time since it was created. The tournament will be played in Canada and is scheduled to begin in September. Since the announcement that the tournament will continue this year was made, rumors have been circulating that Boston Bruins Brad Marchand will represent Canada at the tournament. Online hockey predictions have the Canadian team winning the tournament if Marchand plays.
Clearly overreaction knows no boundaries.
The idea that the Bruins should consider trading captain Zdeno Chara started in the Bay State and has now made it 2,000 miles away to Edmonton. The exchange rate obviously hasn’t affected lunacy.
The Bruins made the move everyone expected when they summoned forward David Pastrnak from Providence of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.
WILMINGTON — In case you haven’t noticed, Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has been struggling since he returned from a tear in his knee after seven weeks.
And then there were three.
The Bruins on Monday lost one of the four assets they received from the Dallas Stars in the Tyler Seguin trade, as forward Matt Fraser was claimed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.
There are so many “fancy stats” being computed around the NHL, it’s hard to keep track.
Surfing the Web after the Bruins’ 6-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, I couldn’t find the one stat – fancy or plain – that summed up the defeat. I wanted to know how many times a Bruins player was knocked on his rear end by a Blue Jackets player.
It’s funny that in all the talk about moving Loui Eriksson onto a line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic leading up to the Bruins’ game against Buffalo on Sunday, that move turned out to be a mistake.
Depending on how you look at it, the Bruins either dodged a bullet or were inadvertently punished Monday.
I cannot confirm the rumor that Bruins forwards Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson won’t even cross the street unless their together.
Bruins coach Claude Julien on Sunday morning could barely come up with an answer, let alone a good one, for the recent demotion of defenseman Joe Morrow to Providence of the American Hockey League.
The return of Dennis Seidenberg after the defenseman missed all but 34 games last season because of an ACL/MCL injury was supposed to be a boon to the Bruins in 2014-15.
Defenseman Joe Morrow was assigned to Providence of the American Hockey League on Saturday.
Twenty-four-year-old goaltender Michael Hutchinson, a Bruins third-round pick in 2008, continued to make that draft year a nightmare for Boston with another stellar performance against his former organization Friday.