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Playoff CentralJun 9, 10 months 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…

Playoff CentralJun 8, 10 months ago

Player of the Game: Bruins-Penguins Game 4

Player of the Game: Bruins-Penguins Game 4

There is not much more you can say about Tuukka Rask. He stopped 134 of 136 shots thrown his way by the high-octane offense of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He held Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin off the score sheet in the process. If you told Bruins fan…

Playoff CentralJun 8, 10 months ago

Perseverance pays off for Adam McQuaid

Perseverance pays off for Adam McQuaid

For someone who didn’t even know if he’d be playing in the 2013 season, Adam McQuaid has done pretty well for himself. McQuaid, who had a blood clot prior to the lockout-shortened campaign, returned in time for the start of the season back in Jan…

Playoff CentralJun 7, 11 months ago

Daugavins in, Campbell out for Game 4

Daugavins in, Campbell out for Game 4

Life without Gregory Campbell starts tonight as Kaspars Daugavins will replace “Soupy” in the Bruins lineup. Campbell is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a broken right leg after diving in front of an Evgeni Malkin slap-shot in which he…

Playoff CentralJun 6, 11 months ago

Bruins need to finish the job and sweep the Penguins

Bruins need to finish the job and sweep the Penguins

Raise your hand if you thought the Bruins would have a 3-0 series lead on the Penguins. Anyone want to step up and answer that? Anyone? Bueller? There’s no denying that while the Bruins were an underdog coming in to the Eastern Conference Final…

Playoff CentralJun 6, 11 months ago

Jagr brilliant in Game 3 victory

Jagr brilliant in Game 3 victory

What else can you say about the effort of Jaromir Jagr Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals? He was finishing checks, winning battles and making plays that resulted in goals, especially his work along the boards in the final min…