Mark Recchi found the net twice in the final three minutes of regulation, leading the Boston Bruins past the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 yesterday at the TD Garden. The Bruins controlled the tempo early on with a Mark Stuart goal 8:01 into the contest, followed by two additional scores in the second supplied by Derek Morris and David Krejci.
Boston decided to take it easier heading into the third where the maple Leafs came through with back to back goals in the first four minutes to get back in the game. “Three-goal leads are the worst,” said Recchi. “We were OK for two periods. In the third they came out and we weren’t ready for it. It’s nice that we responded after they did come back.” Toronto opened the door for the Bruins with a penalty in the final minutes, which definitely took the pressure off the defense as Recchi went to work at the other end.
The B’s are scheduled to take on the New York Islanders tomorrow before hosting the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday. Boston Bruins tickets are available now!
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill regulating mixed martial arts on Monday, leaving the strong possibility for the sport to arrive in Boston early next year! UFC President Dana White was obviously very pleased with Patrick’s recent decision, stating through his Twitter account…”Here we come Boston!!! NY is next!!! Outstanding news.” White grew up in Boston and always had a goal in mind to stage an event there in the near future.
New York is still holding out on sanctioning MMA events, but it’s been rumored for the state to pass a bill at some point in 2010. Boston’s TD Garden will be the likely venue for the upcoming Bay State showcase. White has also discussed the idea of bringing UFC to Fenway Park. Check back soon for more MMA updates right here at AceTicket.com!
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Matt Moulson set the tone early for his squad, scoring the initial goal six minutes into the first period as the New York Islanders went on to defeat the Boston Bruins 4-1 last night at the TD Garden. Daniel Paille found the net for the B’s in the second before Moulson decided to tack another on the board. From there the Islanders shut down the Boston attack for the rest of the game. Trent Hunter added the fourth goal with less than a minute to go when the Bruins pulled their goalie for the extra skater.
The Bruins have now let up ten goals in their last two contests. “Those little details that meant so much to us being successful aren’t consistent right now,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “There’s not that confidence or determination we need to be successful. Right now we have to have our best players playing their best if we’re going to turn it around.”
Hopefully Boston can turn things around against the Atlanta Thrashers Thursday night. After heading to Atlanta they’ll travel north to square off against the Buffalo Sabres. Boston Bruins tickets are now available!
The New Jersey Devils were able to slip two goals by goalie Tim Thomas, the go-ahead score with just over a minute to play for them to battle over the Boston Bruins 2-1 last night at the TD Garden. Despite collecting 25 saves, the only moments in Thomas’s mind were the two that got by. “I was pretty sure I didn’t have the first one,” said Thomas. “The second one I thought maybe I did for a second and by the time I could check, there was nothing I could do.”
Patrice Bergeron scored the only goal for Boston on a rebound from Marco Sturm’s hard backhand attempt. The B’s had their share of chances in the final stretch of the game with a few shots on goal (one of which was denied by the post). “We are never happy with losing games,” said defenseman Derek Morris. “It was one bounce that went the wrong way, but I thought we had a hard effort tonight.” The Bruins are now 5-5-1 heading into Saturday’s game in Boston against the Edmonton Oilers. The following day they will travel to New York to meet up with the Rangers before the Redwings host them in Detroit on Tuesday.
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The Boston Bruins have recently received Daniel Paille from the Buffalo Sabres for two future draft picks. Paille will be expected to replace forward Milan Lucic for the time being, who is to undergo surgery on Sunday for his broken finger. The LW seven year veteran was selected in the first round of the 2002 NHL draft.
Paille this season has found difficulties in cracking the line up in Buffalo, but will certainly get his chance to immediately contribute with the Bruins. Through his career he has earned a total of 35 goals and 77 points in his 195 NHL games played.
The B’s are set to host the Nashville Predators tonight at 7:00 PM in Boston. Bruins tickets are available all season long with us at AceTicket.com!
Marco Sturm scored the initial goal for the Boston Bruins against the Anaheim Ducks heading into the 2nd period. Unfortunately, the final six goals to be scored in the game belonged to the visitors. Teemu Selanne led the Ducks with two goals in the 2nd and the flock followed from there, netting four more insurance goals to blow out Boston 6-1 last night at the TD Garden.
Bruins coach Claude Julien is clearly not happy with the way his team has started the year. “Too many skilled guys not going, and I’ll have to deal with the dirty laundry in the dressing room,” said Julien. “When you need to keep talking about your fourth line being your best line, it doesn’t bode well for your hockey team.”
Hopefully the B’s will be able to work out the kinks early in the first portion of the season. Their next game is scheduled against the New York Islanders at 7:00 PM in Boston. They will then play host to the Colorado Avalanche October 12th at 1:00 PM.
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Although there would be no scoring left through most of the third period in last night’s Washington Capitals 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins, there was still plenty of action left to be seen. Sparked by a scuffle in the corner against the boards, Shawn Thornton and John Erskine threw some heavy blows before heading to the box. The high volume fight certainly won the crowd over, but Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin took the majority of the recognition for Washington’s victory.
The two-time defending NHL MVP notched two goals, one assist and a Boston Bruins team left in awe of his talents. “If you give him too much time to shoot, he will make you look bad,” Bruins defenseman Dennis Wideman said. “He is the hardest-working and hardest-hitting superstar in the league. He is the Rafael Nadal of hockey, and (Sidney) Crosby is (Roger) Federer.”
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas allowed four plus goals in just nine of his last 54 games over the course of the 2008-2009 season. Patrice Bergeron avoided the shutout with a goal assisted by Steve Begin and Mark Stuart with 12:04 left in the third. The B’s will next host the Carolina Hurricanes at the TD Garden this Saturday at 7:00 pm.
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Boston Celtics All-Star power forward Kevin Garnett has declared he’s healthy and looking forward to this upcoming season. Since last week he has been able to scrimmage 5-on-5 with his teammates. “It’s up and down, man. There ain’t no standing around in 5-on-5,” said Garnett. “My leg is almost 100 percent going forward. Better than anything I’m playing without any pain, which is something I really haven’t had for some time now.” Garnett is not only thrilled about being able to compete but has also developed a quick liking to the play of new additions Rasheed Wallace, Marquis Daniels, and Sheldon Williams.
“In the pickups we’ve played here, you already see it – him and I on the same page,” said Garnett specifically of Sheed. “I can’t even describe it…To be honest, it’s just weird to see him here in the green, and see how our chemistry is without even touching the ball, just how we flow.”
The Celtics are now at new highs with their core lineup back with new veteran talents. They will be opening up at the TD Banknorth Garden Friday, October 9th against the New York Knicks. Their first official game will take place on October 27th against the Cavaliers in Cleveland before hosting the Charlotte Bobcats back in Boston on the 28th.
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The Boston College Eagles have recently been selected to host the East Regional portion of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. BC director of athletics Gene DeFilippo is thrilled for the events to return to Boston. The games are scheduled for March 22-24 at the TD Banknorth Garden.
“This decision is a tribute to the outstanding cooperation Boston College has received from Mayor Menino’s office, the city of Boston, the TD Garden, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the local business community,” said Filippo. “We are grateful for their support and excited to have this opportunity once again.”
The home of the Boston Celtics previously served as the playing grounds for the 1999 and 2003 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball regional first and second rounds, the 2009 Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight, and the Women’s Final Four.
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The 2009-2010 NHL season is just around the corner. Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien was eager to get his boys going and was already very pleased in regards to their condition. “It’s good. I think somebody asked me a question yesterday about the condition of the team and our guys are in pretty good shape,” said Julien. “We got the things that we wanted to accomplish done and hopefully we’ll keep moving forward tomorrow.”
Phil Kessel has been the real center of conversation around the locker room and front office. So far the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to acquire Bostons Right winger for two possible first round draft picks and a second round pick. The New York Rangers and Nashville Predators have also shown interest.
With Blake Wheeler, Milan Lucic, and Captain Zdeno Chara already being assessed at midseason form, there is certainly some major excitement brewing in Boston. Chara has been emphasizing the importance of work ethic to his team, saying “Obviously, I want to do my best, just like in every training camp. There is a lot of…competition and it’s always involved and you want to set a example. So that should, pretty much, be the same mindset for everybody else.” The Bruins are scheduled to take on the Washington Capitals for their home opener at the TD Banknorth Garden Thursday, October 1st.
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