The Boston Bruins recently made a few roster adjustments following their return from the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. The Bruins were able to pick up Dennis Seidenberg and Matthew Bartkowski from the Florida Panthers for Byron Bitz and Craig Weller. The Anaheim Ducks sent Steve Kampfer to Boston for a fourth-round draft pick. Lastly, the B’s reached a deal with the Edmonton Oilers, trading Matt Marquardt for Cody Wild. The NHL trade deadline is 3:00 PM this afternoon.
In their first game at the Garden since the break, the Bruins found themselves struggling in the third period of play. The defense ended up allowing four goals through the block, resulting in a 4-1 Montreal Canadiens victory. “You could tell we hadn’t played in a couple of weeks,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “Somehow, we started to fade after they scored that first goal.”
Boston is now 27-23-11 heading into Thursday’s contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Make sure to purchase your Boston Bruins tickets as they fight to solidify their playoff spot in the home stretch of the regular season!
Marco Sturm came through with a pair of goals to help the Boston Bruins post their first W in 10 games over the Montreal Canadiens Sunday at the Bell Centre in Quebec. Tuuka Rask collected 35 saves to hold Montreal scoreless through all three blocks. “It’s always easier to have a two-goal than a one-goal lead,” said Rask. “If I sleep, it’s going to be on the scoreboard right away so you try be as sharp as possible.”
Adam McQuaid scored his first career NHL goal 17:32 into the initial period. Sturm followed up just before the start of the second to gain the extra advantage. The contest didn’t feature another score until Sturm found the net again with 10 minutes left in regulation. The Bruins will next face off against the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow night as the Canadiens prepare to host the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.
The Boston Bruins avoided their third consecutive scoreless game with a Patrice Bergeron goal with just seconds remaining to test the Montreal Canadiens in overtime last night at the TD Garden. The shootout featured just one goal produced by Mike Cammalleri for the Habs to take this one 2-1. The Bruins have come up with just 11 goals collectively in their nine losses.
Players were definitely relieved to at least get on the board after a pair of dismal performances against the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings. “At least it’s out of our heads now,” said Bergeron. “It’s one step forward to get that goal and get that point. But one point is not good enough.” Bergeron first found a way past goalie Carey Price with 2:25 left in the second period. The score was then taken away minutes later after review.
“In my head there was a moment where you go, ‘That figures,’” said Tim Thomas. “But then the other voice in my head rebounded right away and said, ‘No. We’re not going to say Here we go again. We’ve got to do something.’ I was trying to send some positive mental energy to the team to do something.”
Boston will now look forward to their next matchup against the Buffalo Sabres this Saturday at 7:00 PM. Boston Bruins tickets are now available!
Tim Thomas was spectacular yet again for the Bruins with 26 saves, as they controlled the Montreal Canadiens in game four to sweep the series. With the win the Bruins will advance to the Eastern Conference semi finals for the first time in ten years. Michael Ryder led the offense with two goals and one assist. Phil Kessel and David Krejci scored the other two goals for Boston.
The Canadiens had the momentum early after Andrei Kostitstyn scored just 39 seconds into the game. It took until 17:25 for the B’s to earn their first goal, but followed it up shortly after to take the lead 2-1 going into the second period.
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is enthusiastic but focused on the task ahead, saying “Obviously, the first year we didn’t make the playoffs and the second year we lost in Game 7, now this year we’re moving on to the second round but I don’t think, ‘This is it, we should be satisfied.’ We all know we have to go towards the goal and this is just the first step.”
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Michael Ryder scored the game winning goal against his former team to break a 2-2 tie and help the Boston Bruins win three in a row against the rival Canadiens in their first round series. The Bruins ended up winning the game 4-2 with the dagger coming from Chuck Kobasew in the final 37 seconds on an open net. The Bruins were able to make it through with out Milan Lucic, who was suspended for the game after cross-checking Montreal’s Maxim Lapierre late in Saturday’s 5-1 victory.
The Bruins are just one win away from advancing to the second round for the first time in ten years. The Canadiens have a tough task ahead of them but are not willing to go down without a fight. “All our players are on skates now and we know what the game represents, so we will be re-evaluating everyone,” said Canadiens coach and general manager Bob Gainey. “It’s the worst situation and the best challenge.”
Look for the B’s tomorrow night in Montreal as they try to take home the series and move on to the next rounds. Playoff tickets for the Boston Bruins are now available here at Aceticket.com!
The Boston Bruins are having no trouble with their old rival the Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins looked unstoppable on Saturday, dismissing the Canadiens 5-1 on the strength of their power play. The Bruins who lost in seven games to Montreal in last year’s opening round can close out the series with two wins in Montreal this week.
The Bruins had three power play goals, two coming from Marc Savard and the other assisted by Savard to Ryder. After two periods of play the game was already in the bag at 5-1.
Action resumes tonight with Game 2 at Montreal. The Bruins will be down two defenseman. They lost Matt Hunwick to an emergency spleen operation and Milan Lucic will be serving a one game suspension for a cross check in game 2. Boston Bruins playoff tickets are available for all remaining games and rounds.
The Boston Bruins will once again play the rival Montreal Canadiens in round 1 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs. This time however the Bruins will have the #1 seed and home ice advantage as the Canadiens just barely made the playoffs. The Canadiens ousted the Bruins in seven games in last year’s first round. The Bruins will be out for revenge when the two teams face off this Thursday, April 16 in game 1 at the TD Banknorth Garden. Bruins Playoff tickets are now available. Browse Bruins schedule and tickets below.
Bruins vs Canadiens Round 1 Playoff Schedule:
Bruins vs Canadiens Game 1 – Thursday 4/16/09
Bruins vs Canadiens Game 2 – Saturday 4/18/09
Canadiens vs Bruins Game 3 – Monday 4/20/09
Canadiens vs Bruins Game 4 – Wednesday 4/22/09
Bruins vs Canadiens Game 5 – Saturday 4/25/09
Canadiens vs Bruins Game 6 – Monday 4/27/09
Bruins vs Canadiens Game 7 – Wednesday 4/29/09
In the midst of the final week of the regular season, teams are preparing for the tough playoff road ahead in a tight Eastern Conference. The Boston Bruins hold the best record in the league at 51-18 with three games to go before the opening rounds. After making an early exit in the quarterfinals last season, the Bruins are eager to go back and make a better run for the Stanley Cup.
The Bruins might run into the Pittsburg Penguins later in the playoffs, which would make for an outstanding series. Pittsburg went all the way to the Stanley Cup finals last year but failed to beat out the Detroit Redwings. Team GM Ray Shero has made moves within the last month to assure his team is back in contention. He recently acquired forwards Bill Guerin and Chris Kunitz, who have been able to fit right into the lineup along with Sidney Crosby.
The Atlantic Division is packed this season with contenders who have goals to make it far in the playoffs. Along with the Penguins the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers are teams to watch out for. The Devils are known for their high power offense lead by Zach Parise and Patrick Elias. The Rangers are on a roll as of late with Sean Avery, Nik Antropov, and Derek Morris taking control. New York is still fighting to make the playoffs but if they do clinch, they can compete with any team.
Eastern Conference Playoffs – 1st Round Matchups
(1) Boston Bruins vs (8) Montreal Canadiens
(2) Washington Capitals vs (7) New York Rangers
(3) New Jersey Devils vs (6) Carolina Hurricanes
(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs (5) Philadelphia Flyers
Look for one of the most exciting Eastern Conference post-seasons to date. NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Tickets are now available with us at Aceticket.com!
A win over potential the postseason opponent New York Rangers gave the Boston Bruins home ice advantage for the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Bruins will go into the postseason as the top team in the East, and are just one game behind NHL-best San Jose. The Bruins will make a run for the President’s Trophy in the next four games, traveling to Ottawa tonight, hosting Montreal at the Garden on Thursday April 9th, going to Buffalo on Saturday April 11th, and finishing the season with a road game against the Islanders on Sunday April 12th.
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During the broadcast of the Toronto Maple Leafs New Year’s Day game, announcers reportedly mentioned rumors about next year’s Winter Classic matchup. Seemingly having inside info, the broadcast team said that NHL was going to continue to match up original Six teams, and that a Leafs/Bruins matchup at historic Fenway Park was a no-brainer. The involvement of a Canadian Original Six team could also mean a Bruins/Canadiens match up as well.
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