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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

Bruins defense certainly offensive in 2013 playoffs

Bruins defense certainly offensive in 2013 playoffs

The Boston Bruins are known as a “defensive-minded” team, but in these 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, their blue-line is lighting the lamp quite often with 15 goals in 16 games. Johnny Boychuk leads the “D-men” with five goals while youngster Tor…

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 CentralMay 31, 1 year ago

Full week of rest helps Bruins as Penguins loom

Full week of rest helps Bruins as Penguins loom

When the puck drops Saturday night at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh for the Eastern Conference Finals it will mark exactly one week since the Bruins last skated in a game.  A whole week is a long time to wait between games, especially durin…

Playoff CentralMay 23, 2 years ago

Blunders cost Bruins in overtime loss to Rangers

Blunders cost Bruins in overtime loss to Rangers

NEW YORK – When Rangers coach John Tortorella scratched former Conn Smythe Trophy winner Brad Richards for Game 4, the buzz surrounding the announcement drew more attention than Tortorella’s 19-second press conference at the morning skate. Th…

Playoff CentralMay 19, 2 years ago

Player of the Game: Bruins-Rangers Game 2

Player of the Game: Bruins-Rangers Game 2

Mama, there goes that man again. In only his second career playoff game, defenseman Torey Krug scored his second goal in as many games and added an assist for his first career multi-point night. The Bruins went on to the 5-2 victory over the New York…