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Bruins Strike First, Force Game Seven

Boston takes the lead with a balanced attack and never looks back. Boston, MA- It took six starts, but the Boston Bruins finally scored the first goal of the game in their series against the Carolina Hurricanes, and they held on for a solid 5-2 win to force a do or die game seven match in…

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Bruins Top Carolina 5-2 to Win Two Straight

Boston evens series vs. Hurricanes 2-2 in Sunday matinee. Boston, MA – The Boston Bruins had four goal scorers for the second straight game as they outlasted the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 in front of 17,850 at TD Garden on Sunday afternoon. Brad Marchand’s two third period goals and Jeremy Swayman’s 24 saves on the day highlighted the Bruins’ effort to tie the series with the Hurricanes…

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Bruins Double Up Hurricanes 4-2

Boston cuts series deficit to 2-1 in win over Carolina. Boston, MA – A raucous sellout TD Garden crowd was just what the slumping Boston Bruins needed to get back into their series against the Carolina Hurricanes. 17,850 black and gold-clad fans witnessed a return to form for the Bruins as they put together a solid…

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Bergeron Hat-Trick Lifts Bruins to 5-0 Win

Milestone Night At TD Garden for Multiple Bruins. Boston, MA – Patrice Bergeron‘s hat-trick book-ended the Boston Bruins’ 5-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. On what turned out to be a historic night at TD Garden, the 17,850 in attendance witnessed the Bruins’ captain’s eighth career hatty and David Pastrnak‘s 40th goal of the season,…

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Bruins Edge Rangers 3-1

Healthy Line-Up Gets the Win in Saturday Matinee. Boston, MA – The return of David Pastrnak, Hampus Lindholm, and Linus Ullmark sparked the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the visiting New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. Pastrnak’s goal and assist, coupled with Ullmark’s 30 save performance, helped the Bruins break the 100-point plateau for the season.  “A lot. This time…

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Bruins Strike Early, Hold On for 2-1 Win

Two quick goals give Boston all they need versus the Penguins Boston, MA – The Boston Bruins ended a three-game skid with a solid 2-1, sixty-minute effort over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon. The Bruins punched their post-season ticket on the strength of two first-period goals that came just over two minutes into the…

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Second Period Woes Down Bruins Again

Young Senators Squad Scores Three Unanswered in Second Period for 3-2 Win Boston, MA – A pair of second-period penalties led to the Boston Bruins squandering a 2-1 lead for the second straight game. The visiting Ottawa Senators took advantage of a five-on-three, and with the remaining five-on-four, they beat the Bruins 3-2 in front of 17,850 at TD Garden. Boston…

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Bruins Falter as Tarasenko, Blues win 4-2

Boston, MA – The St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins haven’t faced each other in 899 days. Still, there was an intensity and familiarity at TD Garden on Tuesday as the two teams renewed acquaintances for the first time since October 26, 2019. The 2018-19 Stanley Cup Finals were still fresh in everyone’s minds when the two clubs…

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Pio My, Denver Captures National Championship

Pioneers score five goals in the third period to earn the school’s 9th NCAA Hockey title. Boston, MA – It took over forty minutes, but once the Denver Pioneers solved the puzzle that is the Minnesota St. Mavericks defense and Hobey Baker Award-winning goalie Dryden McKay the flood gates opened. Trailing 1-0 heading into the third period,…

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NCAA Final Preview – Denver vs. Minnesota St.

Pioneers and Mavericks Face-off for National Championship Boston, MA – All of the hard work competing at the NCAA level came to fruition for one school tonight. Will it be a return to the promised land for one of college hockey’s storied programs, the Denver Pioneers? The Pioneers have won the National Championship eight times, most…

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Mavericks Punch Ticket to Championship

Minnesota St. scores five unanswered to set up a Finals showdown with Denver. Boston, Ma – The Minnesota St. Mavericks continue to impress as they sent their second straight Big Ten foe home for the season after beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers 5-1 on Thursday at TD Garden. The Mavericks had five different goal scorers, and…

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Pioneers Outlast Wolverines in Semifinal OT

Boston, MA – The Denver Pioneers vanquished the nation’s #1 seed Michigan Wolverines in overtime on Carter Savoie‘s rebound strike at 14:53 to send the Pioneers to their first NCAA Championship since winning it all in 2017. “I think they turned the puck over at the top, near the blue line. I tried passing it…

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From Car Shares to Sharing the Spotlight

Devon Levi and Yaniv Perets Differing Paths Both Led to Success Montreal goalies will share the stage during the Richter Award ceremony. The question isn’t entirely off the tongue before a wry smile or a smirk forms on the intended’s face. It doesn’t matter if the question is for a teammate or the coach; sometimes,…

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Haula’s PPG Gives Bruins the Win

Erik Haula scores twice to help Boston outlast Columbus. Boston, MA – The Columbus Blue Jackets took advantage of a minute-and-a-half of shaky play by Boston Bruins netminder Jeremy Swayman, coupled with a forty save performance from their goalie Elvis Merzlikins, to hang around the TD Garden longer than they should have. In the third period, Erik Haula‘s second goal of the game and…

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Bruins Rout Devils, Score Six in Second Period

12 Players Grab a Point, None Bigger Than Marc McLaughlin’s first. Boston, MA – After getting battered by the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Tuesday, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said changes were coming to the Bruins lineup. On Thursday, those changes paid dividends as Boston put the visiting New Jersey Devils through the wringer in an 8-1 laugher in front…

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Maple Leafs Trounce Bruins 6-4

Early Mishaps Sink Boston in Pivotal Game Boston, MA – The Toronto Maple Leafs were too much for the Boston Bruins to handle on Tuesday at the TD Garden. A pair of three-goal outbursts proved too daunting for the Bruins to overcome, one in the first two periods. The Leafs’ speed, coupled with unforced errors by…

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Minnesota Close Out Western Michigan

Gophers Golden in 3-0 Shutout of Broncos, Earn 1st Frozen Four Berth Since 2014 Worcester, MA – March 27 is a big day in the Minnesota Golden Gophers world. On this date, four years ago, Bob Motzko was hired as head coach, and it’s also his birthday. Added to that, it’s the day the Gophers returned to the Frozen Four for the…

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McKay, Minnesota St. Shutout Notre Dame

Mavericks bounce Irish 1-0 and punch ticket to Frozen Four in Boston. Albany, NY – A 1-0 game against Dryden McKay and the Minnesota St. Mavericks might as well be a 10-goal deficit some nights. Saturday night at MVPArena was one of those nights. Only it didn’t feel that way to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In the opening period, Notre…

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Minnesota Dethrones Massachusetts in OT

Golden Gophers claw back in 3rd period.  Worcester, MA – Late game heroics saved the Minnesota Golden Gophers season and ended the Massachusetts Minutemen’s. After spotting the Minutemen a two-goal lead in the first period, Minnesota tied the game with 6:43 left in regulation on a slapshot from freshman Matthew Knies. Then would knock-off the defending National Champions 4-3 at…

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Broncos Kick Huskies in OT

Western Michigan punches ticket to Worcester Regional Final for the first time. Worcester, MA –Sudden death wasn’t so sudden at the DCU Center on Friday afternoon. The Western Michigan Broncos and Northeastern Huskies skated to a 1-1 tie after 60 minutes of regulation play. The NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Regional game would need extra time and an official review to determine an…

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A Family Affair for the Irish

Slaggert Brothers Power Notre Dame over North Dakota, Advance to Regional Finals Albany, NY – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish thought they beat the North Dakota Fighting Hawks 2-1 as time expired in regulation. Still, a lengthy review of the play nullified the celebration and the goal and led to overtime at MVP Arena. Senior Graham Slaggert wasted little time and left no…

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Minnesota St. Outlasts Harvard in Albany Regional Opener

Fourth Line Keys Win in Opening Game Albany, NY – The Minnesota St. Mavericks weathered a Harvard Crimson comeback late in the game to advance to Sunday’s Regional Final at MVP Arena against the winner of Notre Dame vs. North Dakota. Harvard spotted the favored Mavericks a two-goal lead in the first period only to fall a goal short, 4-3.  Ondrej Pavel‘s…

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Minutemen Experience Too Much for Huskies

Massachusetts Edges Connecticut in OT, Win 2nd Straight HEA Tourney Boston, MA – The script has been followed before. A talented new kid on the block, the up-and-coming program, is ready to ascend. They just have to knock out the bigshot, the schoolyard heavy, the team with the hardware and accolades. The Connecticut Huskies, in their eighth…

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Early Minutemen Lead Holds in Semifinals

Massachusetts 3-1 Winner Over UMass-Lowell, Face-off Against UConn in Hockey East Finals   Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Minutemen scored two first-period goals to stake their claim in a 3-1 victory over the UMass-Lowell River Hawks at TD Garden. The Minutemen will compete for their second straight Hockey East Championship. They will square up against the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday at 7:00…

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UConn Moves On to Hockey East Finals

Connecticut’s Huskies Topple Northeastern, Advance in Postseason Play Boston, MA – The Connecticut Huskies punched their ticket to Saturday’s Hockey East Finals with a convincing 4-1 win over the top-seeded Northeastern Huskies at TD Garden. UConn is making the most of their best postseason since joining Hockey East.  Connecticut beat Boston University 3-1 in Hartford, CT, to notch their first-ever playoff win…

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Crimson Hold Off RPI 3-1

Harvard Wins Game Three to Advance to ECAC Semifinals. Sixth Straight Trip to Lake Placid for Crimson.   Allston, MA – It took three games and almost a fourth’s worth of overtime, but the Harvard Crimson knocked off the RPI Engineers in the second round of the ECAC Hockey playoffs at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. On Sunday,…

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River Hawks Advance with 7-2 Win

Substantial Second Period for UML Dooms Merrimack   Lowell, MA – The UMass-Lowell River Hawks took control of the game against the Merrimack College Warriors from the opening face-off and never looked back. An early Connor Sodergren set the stage for the River Hawks as they cruised to a 7-2 Quarterfinal win on the strength of a pair of Carl Berglund and Ryan Brushett goals to…

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Harvard Tips RPI in OT

Crimson Score 3 Times in Final Four Minutes to Force OT   Allston, MA – The Harvard Crimson offense figured out Jack Watson (42 saves) and the RPI Engineers in the final minutes of regulation to pull off the come from behind 4-3 overtime victory in front of 778 fans at Bright-Landry Center on Friday night. Game One of the ECAC Quarterfinal was going according to…

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Pastrnak, Bruins Get Job done in Third Period

Boston takes charge after Chicago ties the game in the third. Boston, MA – A pair of David Pastrnak goals propelled the Boston Bruins past the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in front of 17,850 at TD Garden on Thursday. The Bruins entered the third-period leading 3-2. Over the last week, they have squandered multiple leads in the waning moments…

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BC Outlast UNH in OT

Eagles Advance to Hockey East Quarters with 4-3 Win Chestnut Hill, MA – It’s “win or go home” time in college hockey from here on out. For some teams, a loss in their conference tournament won’t disqualify them for the NCAA tournament later this month. In the case of the New Hampshire Wildcats and Boston College Eagles, it’s genuinely…

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Bruins Squander, Kings Conquer

Boston, MA- A week ago, the Boston Bruins embarrassed the Los Angeles Kings 7-0 in L.A. In Monday’s rematch, the Bruins embarrassed themselves by blowing a 2-1 lead with 26 seconds left in the game on a Trevor Moore rebound stuff. Then Andreas Athanasiou beat Linus Ullmark top shelf in overtime to earn the Kings revenge. “We didn’t do a good job…

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McDonough, Huskies Win Hockey East

Northeastern Edges Merrimack 1-0 to Earn 1st Championship North Andover, MA – The Northeastern Huskies are the Hockey East regular-season champions for the first time in school history after beating the Merrimack Warriors 1-0 in front of a sold-out Lawler Rink (attendance 2,549) on Merrimack’s campus. Junior forward Aidan McDonough blasted a one-timer past Merrimack goalie Hugo Ollas…

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Dop, Eagles Spoil Minutemen Party Plans

Chestnut Hill, MA – The Massachusetts Minutemen only needed to wrangle a single point from the Boston College Eagles on Friday to earn their second Hockey East regular-season title in the last four seasons. Eagles forward Jack McBain and goalie Erik Dop had other plans for the evening. McBain’s third-period goal was the difference maker as Dop turned back 25 of 26 Minutemen volleys to deny…

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Bruins Trounce Avalanche in Matinee

Boston, MA – The Boston Bruins stopped by TD Garden for a one-game homestand against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday afternoon. The Bruins threw down the gauntlet at the skates of the NHL’s best team and met with little resistance as they peppered Colorado goalie Darcy Kuemper with 45 shots on goal. Kuemper couldn’t stop five of them in the loss, while his counterpart…

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Islanders Sink Bruins in 3rd Period

Elmont, NY. –The Boston Bruins‘ offensive struggles continued in a 4-1 loss at UBS Arena on Long Island, NY., Thursday night against the New York Islanders. The Bruins have lacked scoring depth off-and-on all season, but the latest stretch with Brad Marchand serving game number four of a six-game suspension and Patrice Bergeron out with injury the previous three games, the offense has…

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Rangers Eek Out Shootout Win

New York, NY – The New York Rangers and Boston Bruins needed nine shootout rounds to settle their 1-1 tie after 65 minutes of play. Rangers defenseman K’Andre Miller beat Jeremy Swayman to give New York the extra point in front of 15,403 at Madison Square Garden.  The Rangers were coming off of the All-Star break and the built-in Olympic break, a 14-day break, and…

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Terriers “All Rad” in Dramatic Beanpot Final

Boston, MA – It would not be the Beanpot without some drama. The 69th Annual Beanpot Tournament didn’t disappoint as the Boston University Terriers broke a scoreless tie, and numerous Northeastern University Huskies’ hearts, with 2:48 remaining in the third period. Sophomore Dylan Peterson tapped in a Jamie Armstrong two-on-one pass past Huskies goalie T.J. Semptimphelter…

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Northeastern Edges UMass-Lowell 4-2

Lowell, MA – The Northeastern University Huskies pulled the plug on a third-period surge by the UMass-Lowell River Hawks in front of 4,344 at Tsongas Center Arena to earn three points in Hockey East play on Friday night. The Huskies blew a two-goal first-period lead throughout the second and early third periods only to pull ahead on a four-on-four Tommy Miller snipe halfway through the third. …

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UConn Pummels UNH 6-1

Durham, NH – The Twitter hashtag handle for the University of Connecticut Huskies men’s ice hockey team is #IceBus. On Saturday, #IceBus rolled onto the University of New Hampshire campus and proceeded to run over the Wildcats on the Whittemore Center ice 6-1 in front of 5,574 fans. Two nights in a row, the UNH squad fell apart in the second period and…

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Welsher’s Hat-Trick Tops UNH

North Andover, MA – It’s crunch time in Hockey East, and the Merrimack College Warriors took care of business and the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, 5-2, to earn three crucial points in front of 2,177 at Lawler Rink on Friday. Merrimack got three goals from junior Mac Welsher as they opened up a sizable lead on the UNH but, more importantly, pulled even…

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Wildcats, Warriors, and Huskies Oh My

The “Game of the Week” feature looks slightly different this week. As the Beanpot Tournament looms over the next two Mondays, the Hockey East schedule mixes and matches to accommodate the schools not involved with the Boston school’s annual tournament. Instead of the usual home and home series this week, it’s a mishmash for the other schools. Sprinkle in COVID rescheduling for…

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Bruins Slay Kraken 3-2

Boston, MA – The Boston Bruins squandered a two-goal lead in the third period to the expansion Seattle Kraken during Kraken’s first visit to TD Garden on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. David Pastrnak‘s second goal of the evening was the difference-maker in Boston, not dropping two points as they head into the All-Star break. Pastrnak’s two-goal night gave him 22 on the season…

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# 9 Minutemen Pull Out Win vs. # 14 River Hawks

Lowell, MA – The University of Massachusetts Minutemen and University of Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks have had a string of close games over the last couple of seasons. Sunday afternoon at Tsongas Center Arena was no different. The visiting Minutemen trailed three times before pulling ahead in the final three minutes to move within a point of Hockey East‘s first-place River Hawks. Defenseman Scott Morrow glided through…

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# 14 River Hawks Nip # 15 Huskies 2-1

Boston, MA – The first-place UMass-Lowell River Hawks and third-place Northeastern Huskies came into Friday night’s Hockey East showdown riding two-game losing streaks. The visiting River Hawks came away with two points on 26 saves by senior goalie Owen Savory. UMass’ scoring came on the first NCAA goal for freshman Stefan Owens and the game-winning goal by Matt Crasa in the second period, which widened their lead on second-place Massachusetts.  “Getting…

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Bruins Outlast Capitals 4-3

Boston, MA – The Washington Capitals made the Boston Bruins earn their 4-3 win the old-fashioned way in front of 17,850 at TD Garden on Thursday night. The Capitals knocked Anton Blidh and Brad Marchand from the game in the first and second periods, respectively. Still, defenseman Charlie McAvoy knocked the Caps down a notch in the Eastern Conference standings with his game-winning goal with forty-five…

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NHL, Bruins Announce Re-Scheduled Games over “Olympic Break”

ON WEDNESDAY, the NHL announced that the three-week, league-wide pause scheduled into the 2021-22 season for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, will now be used to make up canceled games due to COVID-19 over the last month and change.For the Boston Bruins, the team will host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, February…

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Hurricanes Crash Bruins Party 7-1

Boston, MA – A historic evening at TD Garden quickly turned sour as the visiting Carolina Hurricanes throttled the Boston Bruins 7-1 in front of 17,850. The game was over in the first period after a “flat” start by the Bruins had them in a 5-1 hole after seventeen minutes of play.  The Bruins organization retired Willie O’Ree’s # 22 to the rafters pre-game.…

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Pasta’s Hat-Trick Downs Flyers

Boston, MA – The visiting Philadelphia Flyers are the latest victim of Boston Bruins’ surging play. Powered by David Pastrnak’s hat-trick, the team’s second in two nights, and 25 saves from Tuukka Rask in his return to the Bruins lineup, the team has now won four straight and seven of their last eight since turning the calendar to the new year.  “Oh…

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Marchand’s Hatty Paces the Bruins

Boston, MA – The Montreal Canadiens rolled into TD Garden on Wednesday for a matchup with their Atlantic Division rival Boston Bruins and stunk up the joint in a 5-1 thrashing in front of 17,850. The last-place Canadiens haven’t played a game since January 1 due to COVID-19 protocols in Canada. In that stretch, the Bruins have gone 5-1 while outscoring opponents 28-15. Tonight…

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Michigan Tops UMass 4-1

Ann Arbor, MI – The defending National Champion University of Massachusetts Minutemen had their first ever experience with the University of Michigan Wolverines and Yost Arena on Saturday. It wasn’t pretty for the Minutemen. Led by two goals from sophomore Brendan Brisson, the Wolverines’ top-line proved too much for the visiting Minutemen. Brisson and his linemates Kent Johnson and Matty Beniers factored into three of the four…

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Gophers Ice Spartans 4-1

East Lansing, MI – The visiting Minnesota Golden Gophers topped the Michigan State Spartans 4-1 in front of 4,922 at Munn Ice Arena. Ben Meyers’ two goals paced the Gophers, and Jack LaFontaine’s 24 saves to inch closer to the league-leading University of Michigan Wolverines in Big Ten play. The Spartans kept the game close, but the depth of Minnesota proved too much…

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Bruins Fall to Wild 3-2

Boston, MA – The visiting Minnesota Wild held on for a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in front of 18,750 at TD Garden on Thursday night. The game was a slow, physical, special teams game, and the Wild took advantage of the calls when they went their way.  Back-to-back five-on-threes were the story of the first period. First, the Wild had Matt…

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Bruins Outlast Devils 5-3

Boston, MA- Five goals from five different scorers paced the Boston Bruins (17-10-2) past the visiting New Jersey Devils (13-16-5) 5-3 on Tuesday night at TD Garden. New Jersey answered the first three Bruins goals to keep the game close until late in the third period when David Pastrnak broke a nine-game scoreless streak to put Boston ahead for good with just over…

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BC-BU “Comm Ave” Battle to Shootout

Boston, MA – Two rival schools separated by two miles rink to rink, sharing a trolley line on a major street in Boston, and both celebrating their 100th year of college hockey. Can it get better than the Boston College Eagles vs. Boston University Terriers? The answer is a resounding no. 6,150 fans witnessed a classic during the 285th  “Battle…

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UMass Slips Merrimack in OT

North Andover, MA – It looked like the third time might be the charm for the Merrimack College Warriors as they carried a 2-1 lead into the third period against the defending National Champion University of Massachusetts Minutemen. The previous two meetings this season were both decided by a goal. The first a 2-1 UMass win at Merrimack came…

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Eagles Soar Above Bears 5-2

Chestnut Hill, MA – 18 days off due to COVID-19 Protocols only slowed the Boston College Eagles for about two periods against the Brown University Bears on Tuesday night at Conte Forum. The Eagles pulled away for a 5-2 win over Brown in the third period. It wasn’t all rust that kept the Eagles grounded through forty minutes…

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#15 River Hawks Outlast #14 Minutemen in Shoot-Out

Lowell, MA – When the University of Massachusetts sister schools Amherst and Lowell face-off, it’s usually a low-scoring, physical, one-goal differential game. The only difference on Friday night was the two teams combined for eight goals, and it had to be decided by a shoot-out. Carl Berglund‘s goal in the shoot-out was the difference. Matt Crasa had two goals for the River Hawks, while Anthony Del…

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Huskies Finish Strong vs. RPI

Boston, MA- Two goals in the third period powered the Northeastern Huskies past the visiting RPI Engineers Sunday afternoon. Aidan McDonough and Matt Choupani‘s goals capped off the weekend sweep of the Engineers in a pair of 2-1 wins. Devon Levi turned back 20 shots to notch his 11th win. In the first few minutes of action, the Huskies and Engineers heralded…

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Solid 3rd Lifts Bruins Over Canucks

Boston, MA –  The Boston Bruins came into Sunday night’s home game against the Vancouver Canucks struggling to put teams away in the third period. Trailing 2-1 going into the final twenty minutes of play, it looked like it could be more of the same for the hometown team. By the end of regulation, Boston had…

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UNH Nips Harvard 1-0

Allston, MA – Senior Jackson Pierson‘s breakaway goal at 9:37 of the third period was the difference in a tightly contested non-conference game on Friday night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The University of New Hampshire Wildcats held on to a 1-0 win over host Harvard University Crimson in the two teams’ first meeting since 2013. Michael Robinson turned back…

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Rangers Outlast Bruins, 5-2

Boston, MA – The Boston Bruins third period struggles continued against the visiting New York Rangers on Friday afternoon. With the score tied at 2-2 halfway through the period, the Bruins’ defensive breakdown quickly turned a tight game into a 5-2 loss with a heavy sense of deja vu. It was the third time in just two weeks that the…

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Crimson Down Brown 5-2

Allston, MA – The Brown University Bears and Harvard University Crimson squared off in their 180th meeting on Tuesday night at Harvard’s Bright-Landry Hockey Center on the banks of the Charles River. The Crimson kept true to form in winning the game 5-2 to improve their overall mark against their Ivy League school to 118-47-14. More importantly, the Crimson added two points…

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Bruins Fall to Flames 4-0

Boston, MA – The Boston Bruins entered Sunday night’s contest against the Calgary Flames at TD Garden, riding a three-game winning streak. The Flames came in on a two-game winning streak of their own. Calgary scored two goals in just over a minute in the third period to pull away for a 4-0 win over the Bruins. The Flames leave Boston…

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UNH Tips UMass in OT

Durham, NH – The University of New Hampshire Wildcats got 32 saves from senior goaltender Mike Robinson to earn a 2-1 overtime victory over the University of Massachusetts Minutemen in front of 4,316 at the Whittemore Center on Saturday night. The Minutemen rescued a point when defenseman Scott Morrow scored with 1.1 left in regulation to tie the game for the visitors. Senior Jackson Pierson tipped a shot…

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Bentley Tops AIC 2-1 in OT

Springfield, MA – After losing on Thursday 5-0, the Bentley Falcons came into Friday afternoon’s tilt against the AIC Yellow Jackets with a more determined focus. That determination, and two goals by junior forward Matt Gosiewski, helped the Falcons earn the extra Atlantic Hockey point on the road. Twenty-eight saves from graduate transfer student Evan DeBrouwer backstopped the Falcons to a 3-4-1 record in Atlantic…

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McBain A Pain for Maine

Chestnut Hill, MA – The Maine Black Bears fell behind by three goals in the opening ten minutes of play against the Boston College Eagles in front of 3,177 at Conte Forum on Thursday night. In the first two periods, senior center Jack McBain powered the Eagles to a 6-2 win by netting a hat-trick. The Minnesota Wild draft pick has 19 points in 12 games…

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Boston Chucks Habs on Sunday Night

Boston, MA –It’s not quite the holiday season yet, but there was a sense of “Auld Lang Syne” at the TD Garden on Sunday evening as the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins faced off for the first time in 641 days. Powered by two goals apiece from Charlie McAvoy and Charlie Coyle the Bruins came back to beat Montreal 5-2. Boston got 27…

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Boston Holds Off Devils for 5-2 Win

Newark, NJ – The Boston Bruins accomplished two goals on Saturday afternoon by beating the New Jersey Devils 5-2 at the Prudential Center. First, they held onto a third-period lead. Second, they picked up a road win. The Bruins squandered a 3-2 lead on Thursday at home against the Edmonton Oilers, leaving them sour. Saturday, they built on a 3-2 lead in…

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UML tops NU in OT, 2-1

Lowell, MA –The shot total and the low word count of this story doesn’t do justice to the game between the Northeastern Huskies and the UMass-Lowell River Hawks. The River Hawks picked up the extra point in overtime when sophomore defenseman Ben Meehan banged in a Zach Kaiser pass from below the goal line at 1:26, giving the hosts a 2-1 come…

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Bruins Falter in 3rd, Lose 5-3 to Oilers

Boston, MA – A pair of third-period goals by Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl was the difference between victory and defeat for the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Draisaitl’s pair tied the game at 3-3 and then put the Oilers ahead for good before the visitors added a late insurance goal for the 5-3 win. The comforts of home have been good…

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Huskies Edge Crimson 2-1 in OT

Boston, Ma. – Sophomore forward Gunnarwolfe Fontaine took advantage of teammate Jordan Harris’ crossing up the Harvard University Crimson defense at the blue line to skate in alone on Crimson goalie Mitchell Gibson and net the game-winning goal just twenty-five seconds into overtime in front of 4,018 Northeastern Huskies fans at Matthews Arena on Monday night. “I saw that I had time and Jordo (Jordan Harris)…

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Crimson Comeback for 3-2 Win

Allston, MA –  It is a rivalry dating back to 1910 with 157 previous meetings and it lived up to the hype on Friday night as the Harvard University Crimson hosted the Cornell University Big Red in front of 3,095 at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Harvard, on the strength of two Sean Farrell goals, eeked out a 3-2 victory after falling behind 2-0 early…

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Bergeron’s Quad Powers Bruins, 5-1

Boston, MA –Through the Boston Bruins‘ first seven games Captain Patrice Bergeron had just three points to his name, all assists. Thursday night he added four more points to his stat sheet, all goals. Three of which came on power-plays giving the Bruins a solid 5-1 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings in front of 17,850 at TD Garden. The…

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LIU & UML Skate to 3-3 Draw

Lowell, MA- The visiting Long Island University Sharks let a two-goal lead over the #19 UMass-Lowell River Hawks slip away late in the second period only to add a dramatic finish for a 3-3 tie in front of 2,633 at Tsongas Center Arena. Jack Quinn, a freshman from Lancaster, Ma. netted his first NCAA goal with 1:01 left in regulation to pull the…

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Harvard Routs Bentley in Home Opener

Allston, MA. – The Harvard Crimson kicked off the road portion of 2021-22 on Friday night by defeating Dartmouth 9-3 in Hanover, NH. They picked up right where they left off on Saturday in their home opener downing the Bentley Falcons 7-3. Two players, John Farinacci and Sean Farrell tallied two goals each while Henry Thrun and Nick Abruzzese had five and four assists respectively. There’s no place…

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Bruins Start Fast, Hold On for 4-3 Win

Boston, MA – The Boston Bruins took the game to the visiting San Jose Sharks early and often in the opening period only to see their three-goal lead vanish in the third. The Bruins held on for the 4-3 win in front of 17,850 at the TD Garden Sunday matinee. Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, and Jake DeBrusk continued their scoring ways while defenseman Derek Forbort tallied…

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River Hawks Blank Spartans 4-0

Lowell, MA- Sophomore goalie Henry Welsch turned aside all 27 Michigan State Spartans shots as the University of Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks won 4-0 in front of 3,468 fans at Tsongas Center Arena on Saturday night. Classmate Nik Armstrong-Kingkade scored twice in solidifying the victory for UMass-Lowell, who improve to 2-1-1 on the young season. The River Hawks got points from eight different players. Lucas Condotta, Ben Meehan, and Armstrong-Kingkade led…

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UML Evens Up Michigan St.

Lowell, MA. – The Michigan State Spartans and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks welcomed back NCAA hockey fans to the Tsongas Center for the first time in over a year. The two schools did not disappoint the 4,658 fans in attendance as they traded scores en route to a 2-2 overtime tie.  The Spartans were backstopped by senior goalie Drew DeRidder and his…

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Bentley Ices Holy Cross 4-2

Worcester, Ma. – The Bentley Falcons came back from two goals down in the first period to hold off the Holy Cross Crusaders in front of 537 at the Hart Center Rink. Sophomore goalie Nicholas Grabko turned back 24 shots to earn his third win of the young season. Drew Bavaro‘s power-play goal in the second period proved to be the difference for…

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Boston Shines Brighter Than Dallas

Boston, MA – Brad Marchand‘s two-goal night powered the Boston Bruins past the visiting Dallas Stars 3-1 on Opening Night at TD Garden. A sell-out crowd of 17,850 witnessed Marchand’s brace book-end Jake DeBrusk‘s game-winning goal while Jeremy Swayman made 27 saves to become the first Bruins rookie goalie to start and win an opener since 1995. Dallas defenseman Ryan Suter drew a Hooking call at…

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BC Outlasts NU in Hockey East Opener

Chestnut Hill, MA. – College hockey returned to Conte Forum on the Boston College campus on Friday night. The Eagles and visiting Northeastern Huskies traded the lead in each period as BC prevailed 5-3 to kick off the two schools’ 2021-22 Hockey East campaigns. Colby Ambrosio‘s third-period goal broke the deadlock while Patrick Giles’s strike forty-five seconds later proved to be the game-winner. With fans in attendance for…

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Old and New Get It Done For Wildcats

Durham, NH. – For the first time in over 580 days, the University of New Hampshire Wildcats had fans in attendance at the Whittemore Center on the UNH campus. The 3,409 Wildcat faithful were rewarded with a dominant 4-1 victory over the Union College Dutchmen. The Wildcats had goals from two seniors and two freshmen, and eight players total figuring…

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Mavericks Crash UMass Party

Amherst, MA – A festive and historic night on The University of Massachusetts-Amherst campus quickly turned sour as the Minutemen fell behind the Minnesota State Mavericks early and never recovered. Senior goaltender Dryden McKay turned back 18 shots, and Nathan Smith notched two assists in the Mavericks 2-0 win. The 8,412 in attendance at the Mullins Center may have come away disappointed in the game’s result,…

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Boston Edges Philadelphia 4-2 in Exhibition Home Opener

Boston, MA – The Boston Bruins sent what is almost their final roster out to face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden on Thursday night. The team didn’t disappoint as they downed the Flyers 4-2 in their preseason home opener. For numerous players it was their first game action of the preseason. Veterans Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, and Charlie McAvoy laced up their skates…

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Islanders Rout Bruins to Advance to Conference Finals

Uniondale, NY- The New York Islanders have a return engagement with the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the Conference Finals after roundly dispatching the Boston Bruins 6-2 en route to a 4 games to 2 series win.  The Islanders controlled the action for a majority of the game as they made the Bruins look out of sorts all night.…

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Islanders Take 3-2 Series Lead w/ 5-4 Win

Boston, MA- The New York Islanders held on to beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 in front of 17,400 at TD Garden to take a commanding 3-2 lead as the series shifts back to Long Island. A forty save performance from Semyon Varlamov helped push the Islanders one game closer to the Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second time in two…

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Marchand Goal Nips Isles in OT

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand‘s tough angle shot beat New York Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov far-side top corner to give the Bruins a 2-1 win at 3:36 of overtime. The starting goalies were the big stars as Tuukka Rask had 28 saves for Boston while Varlamov had 39. In the end, it was the desperation attempt by Marchand that gave the…

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Cizikas Wins It in OT for Islanders

Boston, MA – The New York Islanders edged the Boston Bruins, 4-3, in overtime when Casey Cizikas breakaway shot at 14:38 beat Tuukka Rask high, blocker-side to tie their second-round series at one win apiece. Cizakas silenced a rocking TD Garden crowd of 17,400 when his shot hit twine. The goal gave the Islanders their first win on the Garden ice during the 2021 campaign. “This…

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Pastrnak Hat-Trick Powers B’s Past Isles

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins continued their winning ways riding a David Pastnak hat-trick to a 5-2 win in game one of their second-round series against the New York Islanders. 17,400 fans in attendance at TD Garden helped shake off any Bruins’ rust after being off since Sunday. The full house was the first for the Bruins since March of…

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Bruins Rout Capitals 4-1 in Game 4

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins took a commanding three games to one series lead on the strength of a solid, total, team effort 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals at TD Garden. Three Bruins scorers notched their first postseason goals as Boston rode that offensive output to the series’ first multiple-goal win for either team. The Bruins controlled the opening…

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Smith, Bruins Capitalize in Double OT

BOSTON, MA – Craig Smith‘s wraparound goal at 5:48 of double overtime was the difference in the Boston Bruinsoutlasting the Washington Capitals, 3-2, in front of 4,565 at TD Garden Game Three of their best-of-seven series. It’s the third straight overtime game between the two teams in the postseason. Boston leads two games to one. Smith raced into the Capitals zone…

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Bruins Take Care of Rangers

Boston, MA – The Boston Bruins took care of business by beating an exhausted and struggling New York Rangers team 4-0 at TD Garden on Thursday night. Powered by a full team effort and a shutout performance from rookie goaltender Jeremy Swayman (15 saves), the Bruins tightened their grip on third place in the MassMutual East division. The Rangers, coming off a physical series against the…

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Smith’s Hat-Trick Leads Bruins Past Sabres

Boston, MA – Craig Smith scored three goals in the Boston Bruins convincing 6-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon. The Sabres were the perfect elixir for multiple struggling Bruins over the two-game home-stand as Boston piled up 11 goals. Picking up where they left off, the Bruins second line of David Krejci, Taylor Hall, and Smith got things rolling…

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Coyle, Bruins Outlast Sabres

Boston, MA – An offensive outburst in the third period by the Boston Bruins broke open a tie 2-2 game against the visiting Buffalo Sabres in front of 2,191 at TD Garden. Charlie Coyle snapped his scoring slump, his first goal in 29 games, to notch the game-winning goal and earn Boston two points in the tight MassMutual East division race with seven…

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Bruins Double Up on Caps

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins outlasted the Washington Capitals 6-3 in a grueling and physical Sunday afternoon matinee in front of 2,191 at TD Garden. The Bruins got two goals from Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and Brad Marchand to power them past the first-place Capitals. Boston had the game’s first power-play opportunity just thirty-five seconds into the game. Dmitry Orlov was called for Hooking, but the…

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Boston Gets Job Done Against Islanders

Boston, MA. – The Boston Bruins finally beat the New York Islanders, 4-1, after failing to in five tries this season. Tuukka Rask (22 saves) made his long-awaited return to the Bruins lineup and picked up his 300th career win in the process. Brad Marchand scored twice, and Taylor Hall notched his first goal as a Bruin as the team put together a complete performance in earning the…

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Minutemen Dominate Huskies, Earn First National Championship

Pittsburgh, PA.- The University of Massachusetts Minutemen are NCAA Ice Hockey National Champions. The Minutemen took the game to the St. Cloud St. Huskies from opening puck drop and never looked back. A stout team defense mirrored the physical offensive effort, lead by junior goaltender Filip Lindberg (25 saves), who spent the last eight days in quarantine for COVID protocols. Lindberg…

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Minutemen End Bulldogs Reign

Pittsburgh, PA. – It took 14:30 of overtime, but the Massachusetts Minutemen knocked off two-time defending Champion Minnesota Duluth to earn a return trip to the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship. Garrett Wait knocked in a loose puck at the side of the Bulldogs net to ensure a 3-2 win for the Minutemen in front of 3,660 at PPG Paints Arena. This will…

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Huskies Punch Ticket

Pittsburgh, PA- Senior Nolan Walker tipped a Seamus Donohue slap shot from the blue line past Hobey Baker Finalist Dryden McKay with just 53.2 left in the game to break a 4-4 tie and send the St. Cloud St. Huskies to their first-ever National Championship game on Saturday. When senior Easton Brodzinski got hurt in the Boston College game in Albany, NY, Head Coach Brett Larson had to make some…

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Bruins Slip Against Flyers in OT

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron‘s night summed up the team’s recent run of play. His goal early in the second period put the team ahead 2-1. His stumble in overtime led to Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim‘s breakaway game-winning goal with 1:52 remaining, giving the visiting Flyers the 3-2 win and valuable extra point in front of 2,191…

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Marchand Stirs the Pot

Winger also is the straw that stirs the drink for Bruins. The factors for the Boston Bruins evening up their best-of-seven series against the Carolina Hurricanes are multiple. The biggest one is the play of Boston’s agitator-in-chief, Brad Marchand. Over the weekend, the 5′-9″ winger upped his game dramatically in the Bruins’ two series-tying victories… Continue reading Marchand Stirs the Pot

The Struggle Is Real

The Boston Bruins‘ recent stretch has been a minor cause for alarm as the injuries and losses mount. It’s not that they are losing so much as it is how they are losing. Boston has given up three straight second-period leads during this current three-game losing streak, their longest season. The Bruins have eight regular-season… Continue reading The Struggle Is Real

Frozen Four Preview – Dirty Water of Boston, USA

Boston, MA – The 2022 incarnation of the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship will begin at TD Garden in Boston on Thursday. The Frozen Four returns to the Hub of Hockey for the first time since 2015 and the ninth time since 1960. Three one seeds and a two seed have advanced to the final four… Continue reading Frozen Four Preview – Dirty Water of Boston, USA