1. Bruins 3, Rangers 2: Top 5 Performers in the 2013 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown

    In the NHL’s first NBC telecast of 2013-14 —and the second installment of the fledgling Thanksgiving showdown custom — the Boston Bruins wrested away the better half of this season’s wishbone from the New York Rangers...

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  2. Are the Boston Bruins Too Reliant on Defensemen for Power-Play Production?

    On the one hand, Boston Bruins rookie defenseman and power-play point patroller Torey Krug entered Monday night’s action without having slugged home a single man-advantage conversion since Oct...

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  3. How Offensive Depth Has Led to Recent Success for the Boston Bruins

    It is just too bad for Boston Bruins forward Carl Soderberg that the tertiary assist is not a formal hockey statistic...

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  4. Report Card for the Boston Bruins at the Quarter Mark of the 2013-14 Season

    The Boston Bruins all but technically completed the first quarter of their regular season when they reached the midway point of Tuesday night’s tilt with the New York Rangers ...

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  5. Preview, Prediction for Boston Bruins Season Series Opener with the Rangers

    The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers will give regional, national and continental television audiences a preview of their “ Thanksgiving Showdown ” 10 days in advance at Madison Square Garden...

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  6. Boston Bruins' Keys to Surviving a Grueling Schedule the Rest of November

    For the first time in their 2013-14 itinerary , the Boston Bruins will cram four games into a span of six nights this week. The second time they tackle much rigor will be none other than next week, beginning Monday, Nov...

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  7. Why Dennis Seidenberg Is the Unsung Hero of Boston Bruins' Defense in 2013-14

    While Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg makes sparse appearances on the highlight reel, he had one testament to his essence frozen in photographic fashion this week...

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  8. Breaking Down Torey Krug's 2013-14 Calder Trophy Chances

    Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug needs to keep playing the way he's been playing and not falter in any fashion if he is to move into the upper echelon of Calder Trophy contenders...

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  9. How High Is Reilly Smith's Ceiling in 2013-14 With The Boston Bruins?

    With his assist on Saturday’s clincher , Reilly Smith already has two more points through 16 games as a Boston Bruin than he collected in 40 ventures as a Dallas Star...

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  10. Previewing Boston Bruins' 2013-14 Season Series with Toronto Maple Leafs

    Almost six full months have passed since the Boston Bruins barnstormed back from a 4-1 deficit to zap the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal...

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  11. Should Boston Bruins Fans Still Hold a Grudge Against Tim Thomas?

    When the Boston Bruins home crowd and Tim Thomas both stand inside the TD Garden walls this Thursday , they will rerun a motif that has all but defined the New England sports scene in this young century...

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  12. Are the Boston Bruins Already Regretting Decision to Trade Tyler Seguin?

    The Boston Bruins obtained Tyler Seguin ’s services as a result of parting with Phil Kessel after a mere three seasons of alliance...

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  13. How Soon Should Boston Bruins Let Loui Eriksson Return After He's Healthy?

    Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien told the press on Monday that forward Loui Eriksson will not lace up his skates at any point in this calendar week...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 9 months ago 3,033 reads 2 comments

  14. Bruins vs. Penguins: Preview and Prediction for Eastern Conference Showdown

    Through Monday night’s NHL action, the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins own two of the four best point percentages in the Eastern Conference. Boston boasts a ...

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  15. Has Milan Lucic Taken His Career to Another Level in 2013-14?

    Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic statistically certified the most prolific 10-game start of his NHL career amidst Saturday night’s 4-3 loss to New Jersey ...

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  16. Breaking Down Clash Between Boston Bruins' 'D' and San Jose Sharks' Offense

    As the Boston Bruins return home Thursday night, a lofty task awaits in trying to hatch the goose-egg in the San Jose Sharks ’ “L” column...

    Al Daniel Written by Al Daniel about 9 months ago 2,714 reads 14 comments

  17. Why Upcoming Stretch Is Crucial for Rask's Chance to Be Finland's Starter

    Entering Monday night’s action, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask led the entire NHL with a .954 save percentage. He is third overall and first among those who have played 400-plus minutes with a 1...

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  18. Should the Boston Bruins Be Resting Zdeno Chara During Back-to-Backs?

    Right now, especially in the wake of Saturday’s 5-0 whitewash of the Tampa Bay Lightning , the Boston Bruins do not have a pressing cause for concern over Zdeno Chara ’s effectiveness...

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  19. Will Brad Marchand Regain His Touch During the Boston Bruins' Road Swing?

    Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins took off Wednesday morning for Florida, where they shall spend the entire second half of this calendar week...

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  20. Who Will Be the Bruins 3rd Line's Odd Man out When Carl Soderberg Returns?

    Amidst what is likely a temporary top-six promotion, Boston Bruins winger Reilly Smith tallied his third assist in four games amidst Monday afternoon’s 3-2 falter to the visiting Detroit Red Wings ...

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  21. Breaking Down Tuukka Rask's 2014 Vezina Chances After a Hot Start

    Although a handful of competitors remain the knee-jerk front-runners, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is closer to laminating his certificate as a Vezina Trophy contender than he was two weeks ago...

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  22. Which Boston Bruin Is Next in Line for a Big Contract Extension?

    When the Boston Bruins inked defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a contract extension last week , they whittled their impending 2014 free-agent class down to eight players...

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  23. Which Boston Bruin Is Having a Bigger Impact: Jarome Iginla or Loui Eriksson?

    Stylistically speaking, Jarome Iginla had a head start on fellow Boston Bruins summer import Loui Eriksson as early as their respective acquisitions in July ...

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  24. Is David Krejci the Right Guy to Complete the Bruins' Leadership Structure?

    Never mind that David Krejci is not the member of the Boston Bruins ' top line with prior experience wearing a letter of leadership in the NHL ...

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  25. Previewing the Boston Bruins' 2013-14 Season Series with the Detroit Red Wings

    The Boston Bruins will crack open their second newfangled Atlantic Division matchup in as many games when they host the Detroit Red Wings this Saturday night...

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