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…… Continue reading Boston Shines Brighter Than Dallas

Bruins Roster Taking Shape

The Boston Bruins have only suited up their top players for game-action once this preseason. That’s a good sign of their overall depth. 22 players are signed to one-way contracts for 2021-22 meaning there’s not many openings available at the NHL level. Head Coach Bruce Cassidy and company are giving their young prospects and free-agents…… Continue reading Bruins Roster Taking Shape

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…… Continue reading Boston Edges Philadelphia 4-2 in Exhibition Home Opener

Day Two Bruins Training Camp Thoughts

Day two of Bruins training camp is in the books. There were a few tweaks here and there but it was yesterday’s groupings. The two sessions flip-flopped times but the biggest changes came via switching jerseys from white to black or vice versa, like Matt Grzelcyk and Connor Clifton jumping from team white to team black in the 10…… Continue reading Day Two Bruins Training Camp Thoughts

Musings From Day One of Bruins Camp

Two thoughts on Brad Marchand… one is if this whole hockey thing doesn’t work out he has a career in comedy. The 33-year-old, 12-year veteran was asked if with all the departures of the core group that made three Stanley Cup runs he gives any thought to how long he plans on playing? “Until they…… Continue reading Musings From Day One of Bruins Camp

Bruins Open 2021-22 Training Camp

Boston, Ma – The Boston Bruins summer vacation which came earlier than hoped for in June finally ended today as the team took the ice together to open training camp. Head Coach Bruce Cassidy, in his fifth full season, lead his charges through two 120 minute on-ice sessions. Just under sixty players split between the two sessions competed…… Continue reading Bruins Open 2021-22 Training Camp

It’s The Time of the Season…

The upcoming NCAA season will open up in two weeks and with it comes changes to Pucking Off. I hope to provide more in-depth coverage of both the college and professional game in the New England region. I plan on starting a new podcast to go over the week’s events and preview upcoming games. I’m…… Continue reading It’s The Time of the Season…

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.…… Continue reading Islanders Rout Bruins to Advance to Conference Finals

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

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…… Continue reading Marchand Goal Nips Isles in OT