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Big Bad Blog | WEEI Dec 6, 2016

Zdeno Chara gives Bruins a boost in return from injury

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, waiting in front of his locker, knew the first question coming his way after skating in his first game in two weeks, a 4-3 overtime win over the Panthers Monday at TD Garden. “I felt pretty good for the first game. It was a good game to come back,” the 39-year-old […]
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Dec 5, 2016

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara (lower-body) expected to return vs. Panthers

After six games on the shelf with a lower-body injury, with increasing participation in practices and morning skates but still no game action, B’s captain Zdeno Chara was back in his normal spot on the top pairing opposite Brandon Carlo for the club’s Monday morning skate. “Probable,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said of Chara’s status […]
CSN New England Dec 2, 2016

Chara ‘feels better’ as he closes in on return, but won’t play in Buffalo

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara (lower body injury) goes through line rushes and battle drills at practice, but isn’t cleared to play Saturday in Buffalo. 
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Dec 1, 2016

Zdeno Chara present at morning skate, but out once again for Bruins

On the ice for the club’s morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena, it’s another day closer to a return for Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. Unfortunately for the Bruins, though, that day is not today, as Chara will miss tonight’s matchup against the visiting Hurricanes and his fifth straight contest overall. “He’s out there skating,” confirmed […]
Blowin’ In The Wind

Blowin’ In The Wind

The question was who is playing the Bruins tonight Tonight the Bruins host the Hurricanes at 7:00PM on NESN. Here’s what to expect tonight. The Bruins (a couple of whom are former Canes) are down two veteran defensemen and fans are eagerly hoping for an interview with affable Anton Khudobin. Canes Country Kill! KILL! The Bruins’ penalty kill has been stellar without Zdeno Chara, and employs a pretty big cast of characters, including journeyman Dominic Moore, who has potted a couple of shorties. Patriot Ledger Memories... it has been eleven years since the Joe Thornton trade, and the...
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Nov 29, 2016

Tuukka Rask gets call in net for Bruins against high-powered Flyers

In Philadelphia down Zdeno Chara and John-Michael Liles and against a Flyers club that’s tallied the second-most goals in the NHL to date (the Flyers’ 74 goals scored in 23 games are 11 off from the Rangers’ 85 for the league lead) and put 144 shots on goal over their last four games (two wins […]
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Nov 27, 2016

Bruins lose defenseman John-Michael Liles to scary looking injury in win over Lightning

Five minutes into their third straight game without captain Zdeno Chara, though a 4-1 win for the Bruins over the Lightning at TD Garden, the Black and Gold lost the club’s next longest tenured NHL defenseman, John-Michael Liles. On a shorthanded drive towards the net, the 36-year-old Liles was tripped up by Lightning goalie Ben […]
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 27, 2016

Liles injured early in Bruins-Lightning

Hoping it isn’t major and he can recover quickly. Early in the first period of the Bruins-Lightning game, John-Michael Liles went down hard in the corner after tripping over Ben Bishop’s left pad at full speed. Be warned, Liles doesn’t get up for some time. With Zdeno Chara still not back in the lineup, the B’s are down yet another defenseman. Wishing J-M all the best.
Raw Charge Nov 27, 2016

Bolts at Bruins preview: On the road again

Lightning open three-game trip starting in Boston this afternoon. Lightning (13-8-1) at Bruins (11-10-0): Game 23 Time: 1 pm Eastern Time Location: TD Garden in Boston Broadcast/Streaming: SUN and NESN Opponent SBNation Site: Stanley Cup of Chowder Don’t forget it’s an early one this afternoon in Boston. Both teams may be without their captains. Steven Stamkos, of course, is recovering from knee surgery, while Zdeno Chara remains day to day because of a lower body injury that’s made him miss the last two games. Brad Marchand’s status is also up in the air after he did not return...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 27, 2016

Preview: Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning - No Captain, My Captain?

No Chara, No Stamkos, who proves pivotal in this Atlantic division matchup? Just the Facts Who: Boston Bruins (11-10-0, 22 pts) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (13-8-1, 27 pts) Where: TD Garden When: 1 pm How to Follow: NESN, SUN Rival SBN site: Raw Charge Game Notes -Brad Marchand is questionable for this afternoon’s division bout, after he took an errant shot to the leg from Adam McQuaid in practice Saturday morning. -There’s little to no update on Zdeno Chara’s status, he’s still considered "day-to-day" after Bruins training staff re-assessed the lower body injury that’s kept him...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 25, 2016


Would someone please light a fire under the Bruins? Never mind the Senators! The Bruins host the Flames tonight at 7:30PM on NESN. Claude Julien fumed over his team’s poor puck management last night. David Pastrnak celebrated his return to game action by staying calm at net front and scoring the lone goal on the power play. The Boston Globe Be thankful- a team’s ranking at Thanksgiving is no more indicative of a likely playoff berth than any other day of the season. And despite being exposed a bit by the loss of Zdeno Chara, yes indeed, Brandon Carlo is good. WEEI Chris Kelly spoke...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 25, 2016

Preview: Flames at Bruins

No Big Z? No Gaudreau? Aww man... Just the Facts When: 7 pm Where: TD Garden How to Watch/Listen: NESN, 98.5 the Sports Hub Rival SBN Site: Matchsticks and Gasoline Game Notes -The Bruins are riding a two game losing streak and will be without their captain, Zdeno Chara, for the contest -BC legend Johnny Gaudreau will not make his return to Boston, as he is sidelined with a broken finger -Ex. Bruin Chad Johnson has made five of the last six starts for the Flames Never Forget Dougie Hamilton.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 24, 2016

RECAP: Bruins struggle in the neutral zone, fall to Senators 3-1

Chara isn't the sole reason for this loss. The defense couldn't compensate and their zone exits suffered. This game started off with good intentions - a team parallel to the Bruins in the standings with a strong goalie but shuffled forward lines and uncertain offensive prowess. One would hope that even a defense without captain and top defenseman Zdeno Chara could push back enough to slow down the Senators' forwards. With the return of David Pastrnak, the Bruins offense seemed potent enough to overpower Ottawa's scoring. Did you watch the game? Rank the Bruins' players. First Period It was...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 24, 2016

Complete Coverage: Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators Thanksgiving Day Showdown

With no Zdeno Chara, how does this team stack up against Ottawa? Just the Facts Who: Boston Bruins (11-8-0, 22 pts) vs. Ottawa Senators (11-7-1, 23 pts) Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa When: 7:30 PM How to Follow: NESN, TSN5, RDS2 Rival SBN site: Silver Seven Sens Game Notes -Zdeno Chara will miss his first game of the season, after leaving early in the second period of Tuesday’s loss to the St. Louis Blues. -Kevan Miller cleared just in time for Chara’s absence. At press time, pairings were TBD; watch for updates here and on Twitter tomorrow regarding game-day skate lines....

NOF: Flames Win, Adam Fox Update, Zdeno Chara Out, Scores and Schedules.

Calgary Flames new, NHL news, scores and schedules. The Flames have Thursday off and will get back to it on Friday in Boston where they take on the Bruins. Here’s what’s happening with the Flames and the NHL. Flames News -Chad Johnson got his second shut out of the season with a 34 save performance against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Here’s our recap. -Don’t forget to Rate The Flames. -Flames TV caught up Chad Johnson and Kris Versteeg after the Flames 2-0 win. -There’s no stopping the Calgary Inferno lately. Here’s our latest update. -Kristen Odland of the Calgary Sun takes a...

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