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Playoff CentralJun 10, 1 year ago

Bruins’ power-play must step up against Hawks’ PK

Bruins’ power-play must step up against Hawks’ PK

The Boston Bruins will embark on their toughest task of the 2013 season as they will travel to Chicago for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals that begins Wednesday. Many believe these two teams are similar in stature. Both coaches roll four lines, have…

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…

Playoff CentralJun 8, 1 year 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, 1 year 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, 1 year 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, 1 year 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…