Readers of TheBruinsBlog.net fashion themselves hockey coaches on par with Bruins head coach Claude Julien, and tonight they were in agreement with the bench boss.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — A healthy scratch for 24 games as a rookie last season, Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk is no stranger to the press box or what it takes to fight one’s way back into a team’s top six.
BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk, who scored five goals in 51 games last season, has scored just once in 46 appearances this year.
And while Boychuk told TheBruinsBlog.net this morning that he thinks his defensive game is sort of making up for his lack of production, head coach Claude Julien obviously disagrees.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins forward Shawn Thornton and defenseman Johnny Boychuk took a little guff from Canadian media types for taking on Roman Hamrlik and Jaroslav Spacek, respectively, toward the end of Boston’s 8-6 win over Montreal last night at TD Garden.
There were plenty of great hits in tonight’s Bruins-Montreal game, but two especially stuck out once the final horn sounded on the Canadiens’ 4-3 win.
BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk returned to active duty tonight after a 10-game absence due to a broken forearm.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — It would be a unique bit of symmetry if Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk can get back into the lineup after a nine-game absence Wednesday on the road against the New York Rangers.
BOSTON — Johnny Boychuk was bag skated this morning at TD Garden and he took the warm-up with the Bruins before their 3-0 win over New Jersey tonight.
BOSTON — Bruins center David Krejci skated before the team and defenseman Johnny Boychuk joined the full host of his teammates this morning at TD Garden.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Johnny Boychuk spent his first day on the shelf Sunday the only way a guy can — distracting himself from his broken forearm by taking in a movie.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins took Sunday off to rest up after suffering their first home defeat Saturday at TD Garden.
Today they got back to work at Ristuccia Arena, with Johnny Boychuk officially on the sidelines and David Krejci also among the missing. More on the center’s status after practice. The clock started on Boychuk’s four-week absence due to injury yesterday.
Even before the bad news about Johnny Boychuk came out tonight, I was getting a little worried about Zdeno Chara’s workload.
Now that Boychuk is definitely going to miss about a month with a fractured bone in his forearm, the Bruins captain and his five blue-line sidekicks are going to be pushed even more.
This evening the Bruins found out how much more than just a game they lost Saturday night against the New York Rangers at TD Garden.
BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk was slashed on the hand by Brandon Dubinsky of the New York Rangers tonight and didn’t play again after the first period.