June 18, 2013 |
BOSTON - Tuukka Rask shut out the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night and got enough help from the Bruins' offense to do it without another exhausting overtime. After playing four extra periods in the first two games, the Bruins made an early night of it with second-period goals by Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron to win, 2-0, and take a two-games-to-none lead in the Stanley Cup Finals. "A win is a win. We'll take a win any day," said Rask, who stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the 2013 playoffs.
June 4, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - The Boston Bruins keep talking about fortunate bounces and a dash of luck, insisting the margin between themselves and the Pittsburgh Penguins is thin. At the moment, it looks like a chasm. Brad Marchand scored twice during a four-goal first period and the Bruins routed the Penguins, 6-1, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals last night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. "It doesn't matter what the series is at right now," Marchand said.
May 20, 2013
Claude Julien wanted his Bruins to play more aggressively in the third period. The Boston coach got his wish with the help of some shaky defense by the New York Rangers on Sunday in Boston. A rare rough day for goalie Henrik Lundqvist certainly helped, too. Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic scored in the final period after Johnny Boychuk broke a tie in the second, Lundqvist gave up more than four goals for the first time in 152 games, and Boston beat New York, 5-2, to take a two-goals-to-none lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
May 15, 2013 |
PATRICE BERGERON tied it with 51 seconds left in regulation then scored the game-winner 6:05 into overtime last night to give Boston a 5-4 victory over the visiting Maple Leafs in Game 7 as the Bruins turned back Toronto's comeback with a rally of their own. Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots for Boston, which led the best-of-seven series 3-1 before the Maple Leafs won two in a row to force a seventh game. Toronto opened a 4-1 lead in the third period of the decisive game, but Boston cut the deficit to two midway through the third period and then scored twice in the final 82 seconds to force overtime.
May 14, 2013 |
The Boston Bruins turned back Toronto's comeback with a rally of their own. Trailing by three goals in the third period and still down by two with less than 90 seconds left in their season, the host Bruins scored twice in a span of 31 seconds to tie it and then eliminated the Maple Leafs on Patrice Bergeron's goal at 6 minutes, 5 seconds of overtime to win, 5-4, in Game 7 on Monday night. "It was one of the crazy ones I've been part of," said Bergeron, who assisted on Milan Lucic's goal with 1:22 in regulation and scored to tie it with 51 seconds left in the third.
May 13, 2013
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots in earning his seventh NHL playoff shutout, and Derick Brassard scored a second-period goal for the host New York Rangers, who stayed alive with a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday that forced a Game 7 in the first-round series. The game ended with a melee in the far left corner in the New York zone after the final buzzer sounded. Brassard handed Lundqvist the lead at 9 minutes, 39 seconds of the second period, with a goal that was originally credited to struggling forward Rick Nash.
March 18, 2013
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 shots to break a tie for Pittsburgh's career shutout record with 23, and the host Penguins beat the New York Rangers, 3-0, on Saturday for their eighth straight win. Pittsburgh has won seven consecutive meetings with New York, which lost for the fourth time in its last five games. The Rangers, the best team in the Eastern Conference last spring, trail Pittsburgh by 14 points with six weeks left in the regular season. Canadiens edge Devils Big defenseman Jarred Tinordi, in his NHL debut, set up Tomas Plekanec's tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the visiting Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to five games with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
March 16, 2013
Pascal Dupuis scored two of Pittsburgh's three goals in the third period, and the Penguins stormed back to beat the Maple Leafs, 3-1, on Thursday night in Toronto and win their seventh game in a row. Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for Pittsburgh (20-8), which defeated the Maple Leafs, 5-4, in a shootout in Toronto five days earlier. Bruins tip Panthers Tuukka Rask made 29 saves, and Patrice Bergeron scored two goals to help the Bruins beat the Florida Panthers, 4-1, in Boston.
March 10, 2013 |
BOSTON - The Flyers did not allow any shots for nearly the first 11 minutes Saturday afternoon, but after that, their Meltdown in Beantown was painfully quick. They allowed three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 18 seconds of the first period en route to a 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. It was the Flyers' third straight defeat and it left them 11-14-1, their second-worst 26-game start, points-wise, in the last 20 seasons. "We're not happy with where we are, and it would be real easy to just point fingers and kind of quit at this point," forward Danny Briere said after coach Peter Laviolette held a 20-minute closed-door meeting with the players.
February 8, 2013 |
LINEMATES Tyler Seguin and David Krejci scored in the opening 2:05 of the third period, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Canadiens in Montreal on Wednesday night. The victory moved the Bruins (7-1-1) into sole possession of first place in the Northeast Division and kept Montreal (6-3-0) from taking over the division lead. P.K. Subban scored his first of the season on a second-period power play for Montreal, whose five-game home winning streak ended. The Canadiens did not allow a shot on goal until more than 11 minutes into the game, but solid saves by Boston's Tuukka Rask kept it scoreless.