The Boston Bruins hit the ice Monday before leaving for Detroit.
Zdeno Chara was limited to 22:05 of ice time in Game 1 but played 26:04 of dominant hockey in the Bruins’ Game 2 victory over Detroit.
In order to wear down the Red Wings and try to make the visitors play without the puck, the Bruins needed to ride their bigger-name, bigger-impact defensemen a little harder. They didn’t.
Pretend you’re Bruins head coach Claude Julien. Claude, what will the d-pairings be for Game 1 against the Red Wings?
This isn’t your typical matchup between a one seed and an eight seed.
The Bruins held their first practice in preparation for the Stanley Cup playoffs on Tuesday, and a handful of players were home sick fighting the flu.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here, and the Bruins finally have some issues to worry about.
Not since P. J. Axelsson became a salary cap casualty and deserted the NHL for his homeland after the 2008-09 season had a Swede pulled on a Bruins sweater before Carl Soderberg put an end to everyone’s anticipation and joined the Bruins late last season.
The Boston Bruins let another game slip away in the third period Thursday night, and head coach Claude Julien was not pleased about it.
Despite losing some of the top goal-scorers in the NHL over the last few seasons, the Bruins still continue to win and remain one of the best teams in hockey — how do they do it? Chiarelli and Julien, that’s how.