With the Boston Bruins ranked 12th in the NHL in goals per game entering action Tuesday night, and having scored two or fewer goals in six of its past seven games, general manager Peter Chiarelli did not halt his pursuit of offensive help after he was spurned by Jarome Iginla last week.
Boy how times have changed.
When the Bruins came out of the 2004-05 lockout and missed out on Mike Modano and Peter Forsberg in free agency, they turned around and signed Alexei Zhamnov.
Depending on the type of career Lane MacDermid winds up having in the NHL, at least he’ll always be able to tell his kids he was once traded for future Hall-of-Famer Jaromir Jagr.
Teams continued to get out in front of the NHL trade deadline that awaits on Wednesday with a couple big deals involving top-four defenseman Monday night.
Both Jay Bouwmeester and Robyn Regehr were on the move.
It took the Bruins more than 40 minutes to wake up and support the yeoman efforts of goaltender Anton Khudobin Sunday night.
When David Krejci and his linemates finally came to life, the center recorded a goal and an assist and the Bruins had a 2-0 win that pulled them back within one point of Montreal for first place in the Northeast Division.
The tweets come in by the dozen every day.
Bruins fans constantly want to know about the odds of their team coming up with a trade for either Calgary’s Jay Bouwmeester or Phoenix’s Keith Yandle. It seems the hunt for a puck-moving defenseman never ends, and with the trade deadline coming up Wednesday it only figures to heat up.
It was the type of afternoon that made you wonder if the Bruins had eaten too many cheesesteaks.
Instead of going out and proving to general manager Peter Chiarelli and all observers that they’re a better team than Jarome Iginla thinks, the Bruins lost to Philadelphia 3-1 in a fashion that made everyone think maybe they need more than just the former Flames forward in order to make a run this season.
You don’t have to live within the Bay State to cook up some ridiculous ideas for Bruins trade rumors as the April 3 trade deadline approaches in the NHL.
As far as Edmonton, people are throwing crazy ideas at the wall for general manager Peter Chiarelli to either consider or laugh about.
It was a wild ride Wednesday waiting for official word to come down that the Bruins had acquired Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames.
After all TSN reported it, so it had to be true.
By now you know that Jarome Iginla decided to join a Pittsburgh team that won its 14th in a row Thursday night rather than a Bruins team that thinks a third-period lead is a cause to close up shop.
Maybe recent game results had an impact on Iginla’s decision or maybe it was the chance to hang with Sidney Crosby or maybe the allure of pierogies was just too strong to avoid.
Well, the Bruins made their case to Jarome Iginla Wednesday night.
They scored five goals and nearly beat the Montreal Canadiens in a game that the former Calgary forward could’ve made a difference. The Bruins lost, 6-5, in a shootout at TD Garden.
Even during the longest goal drought since his second season in the National Hockey League, Milan Lucic found it easier to get away from the pressures of the game off the ice than in years past because of a big change that happened at home.
In January, his first child, Valentina, was born.
Patrice Bergeron scored the game-tying goal and then one of the Bruins’ two shootout goals Monday night in a 3-2 comeback win against Toronto at TD Garden.
The Bruins had trailed 2-0, but rallied to earn the victory and a split of the home-and-home series with the Leafs.
The Bruins decided to skip holding a morning skate Monday at TD Garden, where they’ll host Toronto at 7 p.m.
So we won’t know until pregame warmups if the Bruins are going to stick to their new forward line combinations they practiced with Sunday.
With alternating bouts of patience and frustration, Tuukka Rask apprenticed at Tim Thomas’ side for the better part of three seasons.
Prior to establishing himself as a NHL regular, Rask was forced to hone his craft with the Providence (AHL) farm club, even when he thought he was already talented enough to play at the sport’s highest level.