Playoff CentralJun 18, 1 year ago

Bruins’ penalty kill up to the task in Game 3

Bruins’ penalty kill up to the task in Game 3

At the end of the regular season, the Bruins’ penalty kill had taken a hit, and the team suffered as a result. In the postseason, the penalty kill is back up to speed. Through 19 postseason contests, the Bruins are 55-of-62 on the penalty kill…

Playoff CentralJun 16, 1 year ago

Line change sparks Bruins past Blackhawks in Game 2

Line change sparks Bruins past Blackhawks in Game 2

CHICAGO – With all the momentum on the Blackhawks side through the first period and a half of Game 2 Saturday night at the United Center, Bruins coach Claude Julien had to shake up his bottom two lines. One of those units, Daniel Paille, Chris …

Playoff CentralJun 14, 1 year ago

Horton skates, still day-to-day

Horton skates, still day-to-day

CHICAGO – After sustaining an injury during the first overtime of Wednesday’s triple overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1, Nathan Horton returned to the ice for practice Friday afternoon at the United Center. While that is an…

Playoff CentralJun 13, 1 year ago

Bruins reflect on triple OT loss, look ahead to Game 2

Bruins reflect on triple OT loss, look ahead to Game 2

CHICAGO – It’s been less than 24 hours since the Bruins fell to the Blackhawks in a triple overtime thriller at the United Center. As the Black and Gold took Thursday off to rest up, the feeling among the team is still the same. Wednesday’s…

Daily NewsJun 13, 1 year ago

Bounces go against Bruins in loss to Blackhawks

Bounces go against Bruins in loss to Blackhawks

CHICAGO – If Game 1 was any indication of the type of series the Bruins and Blackhawks will have, then the two teams will be in for a long series. Fatigue, missed chances, and great goaltending from Tuukka Rask (59 saves) and Corey Crawford (51…

Playoff CentralJun 9, 1 year ago

Claude Julien in upper tier of coaching ranks

Claude Julien in upper tier of coaching ranks

Photo credit: Jim Davis/Boston Globe staff By now, many hockey fans and pundits alike are well aware that a coach’s life span in the National Hockey League is one of the shortest in the four major professional sports. But Claude Julien is one o…