Apr 21, 5 days ago

Game Day Preview: Bruins-Maple Leafs Game 5

Game Day Preview: Bruins-Maple Leafs Game 5

Bruins-Maple Leafs. Two Original Six squads pegged by pundits, fans and media folks to go the distance in their first-round series. Those prognosticators, including your’s truly, might need to eat a little crow as the Bruins have a chance to wr…

Apr 20, 6 days ago

Even after stealing Game 4, the Tuukka Rask narrative continues

Even after stealing Game 4, the Tuukka Rask narrative continues

One game doesn’t make or break a narrative regarding individual players. When it involves Tuukka Rask, well, that narrative enters another dimension. By now, the Rask narrative from the detractors is ad nauseam. The moment he steals a game lik…

Apr 20, 6 days ago

Bruins in ideal spot with or without Patrice Bergeron

Bruins in ideal spot with or without Patrice Bergeron

A last-minute decision for Bruce Cassidy to deem Patrice Bergeron out of the lineup was far from ideal for the Boston Bruins entering Game 4 Thursday night in Toronto. Yet, Tuukka Rask and the Bruins were up to the task en route to a 3-1 victory and …

Apr 19, 1 week ago

Game Day Preview: Bruins-Maple Leafs Game 4

Game Day Preview: Bruins-Maple Leafs Game 4

The Bruins played well enough after weathering the start from a desperate Maple Leafs squad in Game 3. But last change, a lack of finish and a leaky defense factored into the 4-2 loss Monday night to give Mike Babcock’s team new life in this fi…

Apr 18, 1 week ago

More secondary scoring needed in Game 4

More secondary scoring needed in Game 4

Given the production of the Bruins top line through the first few games of the series, one would think that secondary scoring wasn’t necessary, at least in Games 1 and 2. Well, in Game 3, they got some secondary scoring from the back end with Z…

Apr 16, 1 week ago

What we learned: Andersen, Leafs, earn much needed Game 3 win

What we learned: Andersen, Leafs, earn much needed Game 3 win

The first two games were nothing short of extraordinary for the Bruins. So, with the series shifting to Toronto, they knew they would face a desperate Maple Leafs bunch hoping to avoid a 3-0 first round deficit. The desperate Leafs came to play. The …