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Morning Skate: Storylines

Morning Skate: Storylines

Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Lots going on, just not here. Happy Monday, folks! Depending on your job and your location, you may have a long weekend to look forward to with Memorial Day a week from today. Keep your eyes on the prize. It was a relatively quiet weekend for the Bruins, at least when compared with the relatively news-y end to last week. The NHL playoffs rolled on this weekend too, with Tampa pasting Florida to take a 3-0 series lead and the Hurricanes continuing to struggle on the road, losing 3-1 in Manhattan. Elsewhere, Jordan Binnington...
May 20, 2022
Morning Skate: United

Morning Skate: United

Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Or not. Happy Friday, folks. You’ve made it through your first full week of the offseason. It hasn’t exactly been peaceful, but you did it. There are two Game 2’s on the docket tonight, with the Hurricanes-Rangers series currently getting overshadowed by the wild Battle of Alberta. How will those two teams follow up a 15-goal Game 1? Probably a 1-0 game, given how hockey works. It’s a relatively quiet day today at the IIHF Worlds too, as the United States, Sweden, and Czechia aren’t back in action until...
May 19, 2022
The Bruins’ front office and coaching staff appear to be at odds

The Bruins’ front office and coaching staff appear to be at odds

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Good times in Bruins Land. It was always going to be an offseason of rumors and innuendo for the Bruins, par for the course when you crash out in the first round of the playoffs. Many fans headed into the offseason wondering whether or not GM Don Sweeney was long for his job, especially after he noted yesterday that he’s only under contract for “this season.” President of Hockey Operations Cam Neely threw cold water on that idea at his media availability today, but stirred up a whole new controversy in the process. Neely noted that he...
May 19, 2022
Morning Skate: Landscaping

Morning Skate: Landscaping

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Something about grass and head space. Welcome to Thursday, folks. Your weekend is in sight. In typical New England Weather fashion, your weekend will look drastically different than today: Thursday’s forecast high is 58 degrees F, while Saturday’s is 92. Good times. If you’re not local to New England, well...sorry for the brief weather diversion. Anyways, the NHL’s second round rolls on, with the first game of Hurricanes-Rangers and the Battle of Alberta last night. The B’s slow post-mortem continues, as GM Don Sweeney had his...
May 18, 2022
Morning Skate: Vacancy

Morning Skate: Vacancy

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports The merry-go-round continues to spin. Maybe it’s just me, but it feels like this has been an unusually chaotic NHL offseason (or postseason, if your team’s still in it). The on-ice action has been competitive, with the exception of the Avalanche-Predators series, which makes for great viewing. Off the ice, it seems like there’s been a new headline every day: Carolina’s embarrassing out-of-area ticket policy. Mitch Marner getting carjacked. The ongoing Coyotes saga. It’s already been tough sledding for NHL coaches this...
May 17, 2022
David Pastrnak will join Team Czechia at the World Championships!

David Pastrnak will join Team Czechia at the World Championships!

Photo by Xavier Laine/ The flagging Czechs go carbo-load for the 2nd half of the IIHF World Championships! Another Bruin takes to the World Championships to begin their offseason, this time it’s David Pastrnak, who will be re-joining David Krejci with the Czech Republic! David Pastrnak will join @narodnitym at 2022 #IIHFWorlds! @NHLBruins @pastrnak96 pic.twitter.com/mNPQHxBHGU— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 17, 2022 Pastrnak led the Boston Bruins in overall goals this year, and was tied with Brad Marchand for team lead in 5v5 goals, as well as being third in the...
May 17, 2022
Bergeron named Selke finalist for the 11th season in a row

Bergeron named Selke finalist for the 11th season in a row

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Ho hum. The NHL announced the three finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy this morning, and as has been the case for more than a decade, Patrice Bergeron is on the list. Bergeron is joined by Florida's Aleksandr Barkov, who won last year, and Calgary's Elias Lindholm. By pretty much every measure that matters, Bergeron should be a shoo-in to win his record-breaking fifth Selke Trophy. Per the NHL’s and the Bruins’ press releases: Bergeron led the league in faceoff wins (991) and win percentage (61.9%). Bergeron’s SAT% (the...
May 17, 2022
Morning Skate: Signs

Morning Skate: Signs

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports A couple of new deals. Yesterday was “break-up day” for the Bruins, as the team and its players held the annual end-of-season media availability. There are always injury nuggets (a dislocated shoulder for Matt Grzelcyk, possible AC joint surgery for Brad Marchand) and other topics, including Patrice Bergeron shooting down the idea of playing for another team. The hardest part of the day’s proceedings was hearing David Pastrnak talk about how difficult the whole season had been for him: David Pastrnak meets with the media on Monday...
May 16, 2022
Swayman joins Team USA at IIHF World Championships!

Swayman joins Team USA at IIHF World Championships!

While Stanley Silver is off the table for now, there’s still a chance to go for Gold. As the B’s are out of the playoffs, likely many players have been contacted by their respective countries’ federations in order for them to join the IIHF World Championships which are currently ongoing in Helsinki and Tampere in Finland. One such player to take their team up on it is Jeremy Swayman, a longtime vet of the US National team system, who joined the team today: Goaltender @JeremySwayman has been added to the U.S. Men's National Team. #MensWorlds pic.twitter.com/mKuX7SOZim—...
May 16, 2022
Jakub Zboril signed to two year, $2.275 million extension

Jakub Zboril signed to two year, $2.275 million extension

“Tendies at my place!” | Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports The new Z gets to stick around! Though his season was halted prematurely by an ACL Tear, Jakub Zboril showed exceptional promise as a depth defenseman this year, and the Bruins noticed, announcing today that they have extended Z to a 2 year contract worth about $1.137 million AAV on the cap. Jakub Zboril reacts to his two-year contract extension and provides an update on his rehab from knee surgery: "I am [excited]. Especially after getting injured, seeing that the team still believes in me, that's a huge...
May 16, 2022
Morning Skate: Next chapter

Morning Skate: Next chapter

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Many things to consider. Welcome to Monday, folks! With the Bruins season coming to an end on Saturday, we’ve entered the dreaded downtime: the offseason. Apologies for the lack of coverage over the course of the latter parts of the series — my wife had our second child a week ago today, and then we got whacked with a sick toddler and some COVID scares. Not a peaceful week at the ranch, to say the least. Anyways, we hope to have some season-ending content to come in the coming weeks, though for now, I’m sure many of you are happy to...
May 14, 2022
Bruins fall 3-2, eliminated by Carolina in 7 games

Bruins fall 3-2, eliminated by Carolina in 7 games

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Pack it in, Turn out the lights, a long offseason awaits. Final Game Highlights. Scoring began late in the first as Teuvo Teravainen found space out in front to pop the puck in behind Jeremy Swayman on a tip-in late, ending the period 1-0. Teuvo Teravainen opens Game 7 with this goal for Carolina to beat Jeremy Swayman. #LetsGoCanes #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/tFhQ1M1ZUV— The Puck Authority (@PuckAuthority1) May 14, 2022 The pain would continue as Max Domi got his first career playoff goal by threading the puck through a Bruin and...
May 14, 2022
Public Skate: Bruins vs. Hurricanes, Game 7

Public Skate: Bruins vs. Hurricanes, Game 7

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Here we go! Saturday afternoon, folks! Evening? Maybe late afternoon? Whatever the case may be, Game 7 is upon us. Carolina will be looking to continue its home success, while the Bruins will be hoping to buck the series trend of the road team losing every game by multiple goals. Discuss.
May 14, 2022
Preview: Bruins and Hurricanes square off one more time in Game 7

Preview: Bruins and Hurricanes square off one more time in Game 7

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports This one’s for all the marbles! Just the facts When: Today, 4:30 PM Where: PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC How to follow: NESN, ESPN, 98.5 The Sports Hub Rival SBN site: Canes Country Know your enemy Tony Deangelo: 1G-7A-8PTS; Vincent Trocheck: 3G-4A-7PTS; Jaccob Slavin: 2G-4A-6PTS Antti Raanta: 2-2-0, 2.46 GAA, .926 save percentage Game notes Do we even need a preview at this point? These two teams are facing off for the seventh game in a row. We pretty much know everything by now. Let’s just fast-forward to game time. As a reminder, the...
May 13, 2022
Recap: Bruins force a Game 7 with 5-2 win over Hurricanes

Recap: Bruins force a Game 7 with 5-2 win over Hurricanes

Photo by Rich Gagnon/ It’s a one-game series now! The Boston Bruins staved off elimination yesterday and forced a Game 7 against the Carolina Hurricanes in a 5-2 win in Game 6 at the TD Garden. Secondary scoring played a huge factor in the win, as Bruce Cassidy shuffled his forwards’ group back to what he felt worked during the regular season. Brad Marchand netted a goal, but the Bruins also saw scoring from Charlie Coyle and Erik Haula - who registered his first of the series. The fourth line also contributed on two goals with Curtis Lazar’s empty-netter and...