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Playoff CentralJun 2, 2 years ago

Game 1 brings out physicality in Bruins and Penguins

Game 1 brings out physicality in Bruins and Penguins

In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals the Pittsburgh Penguins tried to play the Bruins game, a move that didn’t work out very well for the East’s number one seed. The Pens showed up to Game 1 and played a physical game, something they’re n…

Playoff CentralMay 30, 2 years ago

Deciphering the Buccigross Overtime Challenge

Deciphering the Buccigross Overtime Challenge

With the score tied up, the buzzer sounds, signaling the end of the third period, sending hockey fans from all over the globe into a scramble looking for a computer or smartphone. Social media overtime contests, such as ESPN resident puckhead John B…

Playoff CentralMay 21, 2 years ago

Rangers enter Game 3 in familiar territory

Rangers enter Game 3 in familiar territory

Three weeks ago in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series with the Washington Capitals the Rangers dropped the first two games of the series in Washington before heading home to New York where they were victorious in Game 3 and Game 4. With th…

Playoff CentralMay 20, 2 years ago

Bruins need to keep killer instinct mentality in Game 3

Bruins need to keep killer instinct mentality in Game 3

Already ahead 3-2 going into the third period, the Boston Bruins wasted little time displaying a killer instinct. Just 24 seconds into the final stanza, Brad Marchand put the B’s ahead 4-2 with his second of the playoffs. Milan Lucic delivered the …

Playoff CentralMay 20, 2 years ago

Tuukka Rask shining bright in Round 2 vs. Rangers

Tuukka Rask shining bright in Round 2 vs. Rangers

Heading into this series against the New York Rangers, all the chatter was about how good a goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was and how the Bruins would have difficulty in scoring off him. Well, the B’s have lit the lamp eight times in two games agains…

Playoff CentralMay 19, 2 years ago

Killer instinct propels Bruins to victory in Game 2

Killer instinct propels Bruins to victory in Game 2

The word killer instinct has been used around the Bruins a lot lately, especially after the Bruins failed to close out their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Games 5 and 6 after jumping out to a three games t…