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Last Word on Hockey Jan 23, 2020
Are Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Contenders or Pretenders

Are Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Contenders or Pretenders

The Boston Bruins have nine days off between games during the NHL All-Star break. Despite their recent struggles, the Bruins hold the second-best record in the NHL with 70 points. Are the Boston Bruins contenders or pretenders for the Stanley Cup? Bruins Stanley Cup Contenders or Just Pretenders? The Bruins raced out to one of the hottest starts in recent memory with a 20-3-5 record on December 3rd. Such a dominant start gave reason to believe the Boston Bruins are contenders again. Since December 5th the Bruins have struggled, only managing a 9-7-7 record 23 games. It's been a tale of two...
The Hockey Writers Jan 22, 2020
NHL Teams Realize Backup Goaltender Is Important Position

NHL Teams Realize Backup Goaltender Is Important Position

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins had it all set up to honour backup goalie Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night for becoming the 74th goalie in NHL history to play in 500 games. Then something went wrong: Starter Tuukka Rask was injured, Halak became the No. 1 guy and the Bruins decided to postpone the ceremony […] The post NHL Teams Realize Backup Goaltender Is Important Position appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Jan 16, 2020
Handing Out the Boston Bruins Mid-Season Awards

Handing Out the Boston Bruins Mid-Season Awards

Just beyond the halfway point of the NHL season, it's time to hand out the Boston Bruins awards at the mid-season point. The most valuable player, best performer, most improved player and comeback player of the year will all receive a Bruins award. Boston Bruins Awards: Most Valuable Player Nominees: David Pastrnak, Jaroslav Halak and Patrice Bergeron. The Boston Bruins award for most valuable player this season goes to Jaroslav Halak. A strong number-two goalie is important in the NHL and Halak is in the top tier of them. Tuukka Rask is the number-one but Halak is putting together a campaign...
Last Word on Hockey Jan 14, 2020
Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask Out with Concussion

Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask Out with Concussion

The Boston Bruins could be without starting goaltender Tuukka Rask for a time while Rask recovers from a concussion. The injury occurred at some point during a loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Matt Porter of the Boston Globe was among the first to break the news per a comment from head coach Bruce Cassidy. https://twitter.com/mattyports/status/1217275605034639365?s=20 Tuukka Rask Out Indefinitely with Concussion Rask is having a good 2019-20. The 32-year-old has won 17 of his 27 starts with a .925 save percentage and 2.27 goals-against-average. Both statistics are top 10 in the NHL this...
Sportsnet.ca Jan 14, 2020
Tuukka Rask takes errant fist to the head from Emil Bemstrom, leaves for concussion protocol

Tuukka Rask takes errant fist to the head from Emil Bemstrom, leaves for concussion protocol

Tuukka Rask is forced to leave the game just over a minute in, as Columbus Blue Jackets’ Emil Bemstrom cuts across the crease and catches the Boston Bruins’ netminder in the head with an ‘incidental’ fist. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Jan 14, 2020
Bruins’ Tuuka Rask leaves game after being hit in head by Bemstrom

Bruins’ Tuuka Rask leaves game after being hit in head by Bemstrom

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask left Tuesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets after being knocked in the head while in his crease. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
The Hockey Writers Jan 11, 2020
Bergeron Scores on Power Play in OT, Bruins Top Islanders 3-2

Bergeron Scores on Power Play in OT, Bruins Top Islanders 3-2

NEW YORK — Patrice Bergeron scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night. Jake DeBrusk and John Moore scored, and Tuukka Rask stopped 35 shots to help the Bruins win their third straight. Boston also improved to 7-1-5 in […] The post Bergeron Scores on Power Play in OT, Bruins Top Islanders 3-2 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jan 6, 2020

Bruins’ Halak Showing His Worth as Backup Goalie

Tuukka Rask signed his current eight-year, $56 million contract with the Boston Bruins on July 10, 2013. Rask has proved to be worth the investment that then-general manager (GM) Peter Chiarelli made with two trips to the Stanley Cup Final since inking the deal.  After Chiarelli was fired in April 2015, the Bruins hired former […] The post Bruins’ Halak Showing His Worth as Backup Goalie appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Dec 30, 2019

DeBrusk Scores 2 Power Play Goals, Bruins Top Sabres 3-2

BOSTON — Jake DeBrusk scored two power-play goals 18 seconds apart early in the third after sitting on the bench for much of the opening period, and the Boston Bruins completed a home-and-home sweep of the Buffalo Sabres with a 3-2 victory Sunday night. David Pastrnak added his NHL-leading 29th goal and Tuukka Rask made […] The post DeBrusk Scores 2 Power Play Goals, Bruins Top Sabres 3-2 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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