While everyone was surely disappointed in the Bruins’ effort against one of their “hated” rivals last Thursday against the Canadiens, they’ll get another opportunity to witness some elevated emotions tomorrow night when the Vancouver Canucks visit TD Garden. The B’s haven’t looked overly spectacular in the two meetings since the teams met in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, losing by big margins in both contests. But with the Olympic Break around the corner, the Black and Gold will want to be at their best as we head down the home stretch.
- John Tortorella will be back on the Canucks bench tonight when his team visits the Detroit Red Wings, his first game back since a 15-day, six game suspension for his actions against the Calgary Flames. If you missed it, here’s Torts’ reaction in sing-song format:
It’s been a busy few days when it comes to Boston Bruins hockey, but busy in a good way. After embarrassing the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday the Black and Gold ripped off convincing wins against both the Islanders (6-3) and Panthers (6-2) on consecutive nights, besting former Bruin Tim Thomas last night at the Garden. Boston’s top two lines remained sizzling, with seven of the team’s twelve goals coming from current top six forwards, while captain Zdeno Chara earned his 500th NHL point on Monday after scoring a goal against the Islanders. Let’s take a look at what’s going right at the moment for the B’s.
The Boston Bruins kicked off a busy stretch of four games in six nights today with a dominant 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Jarome Iginla, pointless in his previous six games, led the way with two goals and two assists while linemate David Krejci tallied three helpers, and Tuukka Rask earned his 23rd victory of the season in net, a career high.
It’s finally official, after much debate and quite a bit of outrage (especially if you’re a Bobby Ryan fan) the 2014 Sochi Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament rosters were announced today. Five Bruins ended up making the cut, Patrice Bergeron for Canada, Zdeno Chara for Slovakia, Loui Eriksson for Sweden, David Krejci for the Czechs and Tuukka Rask for Finland. Bruins coach Claude Julien will also serve as an assistant coach for Team Canada.
In a game that’s unfortunately going to be overshadowed by a first period of questionable plays, the Boston Bruins scored twice in the final minute and a half of the game for a 3-2 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at TD Garden. Zdeno Chara was the third period hero tallying the game winner with just 13 seconds left on the clock, while Tuukka Rask turned aside 28 shots to earn his fifteenth victory of the year.