Tuukka Rask Calls It Quits, Leaves Behind Unique Legacy

There has been no better netminder in the storied history of the Boston Bruins than Tuukka Rask. That is as close to a lock as there can be. The numbers and the longevity bear witness to that fact. Fifteen seasons, 564 games played, 308 wins with 2.28 Goals Against Average, .921 Save Percentage, and 52 shutouts. Mix in a Vezina Trophy in 2013 as… Continue reading Tuukka Rask Calls It Quits, Leaves Behind Unique Legacy

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.… Continue reading Hurricanes Crash Bruins Party 7-1

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… Continue reading Pasta’s Hat-Trick Downs Flyers

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

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… Continue reading Cizikas Wins It in OT for Islanders

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… Continue reading Pastrnak Hat-Trick Powers B’s Past Isles

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… Continue reading Bruins Rout Capitals 4-1 in Game 4

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… Continue reading Smith, Bruins Capitalize in Double OT