Playoff CentralMay 10, 2 years ago

Bruins lack killer instinct in Game 5 loss to Leafs

Bruins lack killer instinct in Game 5 loss to Leafs

From the opening faceoff, the Boston Bruins lacked a killer instinct. With their season on the line, the Toronto Maple Leafs came into Friday’s Game 5 playing desperate hockey. The Black and Gold, meanwhile, simply didn’t match their desperation….

Playoff CentralMay 10, 2 years ago

First playoff taste potentially awaits for Bartkowski

First playoff taste potentially awaits for Bartkowski

In an interesting turn of events Thursday night, the Boston Bruins recalled defenseman Matt Bartkowski night from Providence 24 hours prior their fifth game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Garden. The reasoning, as revealed by Claude Julien…

Playoff CentralMay 9, 2 years ago

Tuukka Rask comes through in the clutch in Game 4

Tuukka Rask comes through in the clutch in Game 4

If there was ever any doubts about Tuukka Rask going into the postseason, then he pretty much silenced his critics. Heading into the 2013 season, the big question was whether or not Rask was ready to take the reigns from Tim Thomas. He responded with…

Playoff CentralMay 8, 2 years ago

Tuukka snubbed of Vezina Trophy consideration

Tuukka snubbed of Vezina Trophy consideration

Whenever Tuukka Rask is in net, there’s a good chance for Bruins fans to hear Jack Edwards say one of his famous catch phrases: “two u’s, two k’s and two points.” But after today’s announcement of the Vezina Trophy…

Playoff CentralMay 6, 2 years ago

Bruins get 60-minute effort in Game 3 victory

Bruins get 60-minute effort in Game 3 victory

This is what a good 60 minutes looks like. For most of the season, the Boston Bruins were inconsistent when it came to compiling a 60-minute effort. But that’s what they got in Game 3 as the Black and Gold swung the momentum back in their favor wit…

Playoff CentralMay 5, 2 years ago

Defensive meltdowns cost Bruins in Game 2

Defensive meltdowns cost Bruins in Game 2

With Andrew Ference out of the lineup due to a one-game suspension, the Bruins had to jumble up their defensive pairings prior to Game 2 of their first round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night at the TD Garden. Taking Ference’s p…