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Stanley Cup of Chowder Feb 22, 2017
Deployment

Deployment

Much depends upon how each player is slotted into the lineup Caffeinated fans at home in Boston can watch the Bruins play the Anaheim Ducks tonight at (yawn) 10:30PM ET on NESN. Bruce Cassidy’s adjustments in player deployment have made immediate impact (yes, yes... sample size!) Just look at the numbers on which players now are assigned offensive vs. defensive zone faceoffs, including the denizens of the fourth line. Causeway Crowd There have been a couple of notable shuffles that include Zdeno Chara on power play unit #2 along with moving Ryan Spooner back to center. Watch for the...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Feb 17, 2017
Destiny’s Child

Destiny’s Child

No, NOT the fabulous girl band Hold on until 8:30PM (Eastern) on Sunday, Bruins fans, when the Sharks host the Bruins on NBCSN. In the meanwhile, here are some tidbits of news. Read all about Bruce Cassidy’s journey to coaching the Bruins, in which a boy from Ottawa grows up a Bruins fan and lives his dream to play in the NHL only to be stymied (just like his hero Bobby Orr) by a bum knee. Boston Globe Maybe what we all need is to be talked down from the precipice of Claude Julien’s departure by Zdeno Chara . He is currently enjoying a “staycation” in Boston with his family....
Stanley Cup of Chowder Feb 13, 2017
That’s Entertainment

That’s Entertainment

Where have these guys been hiding all season? Isn’t it nice to go into the bye week on a high note? A 4-0 pasting of the Canadiens is just the ticket. The Bruins looked like they were actually enjoying themselves out there, and pretty goals came from some unusual contributors. Boston Globe Tuukka Rask’s shutout cemented his position in franchise history. No, I’m NOT referring to his first career home win against the Habs. WEEI Adam McQuaid hit a milestone as well. Zdeno Chara returned from an illness to notch a goal and eat big minutes. Patriot Ledger David Pastrnak ‘s...
FOX Sports Feb 13, 2017
Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara Hits Milestone With Shorthanded Goal

Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara Hits Milestone With Shorthanded Goal

Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara Hits Milestone With Shorthanded Goal Against Montreal CanadiensWhen Zdeno Chara scored against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, the TD Garden erupted. It isn't every day that the 6-foot-9 defenseman joins the rush. It also isn't every day that Chara scores shor...
Boston Herald Feb 13, 2017
Harris: Zdeno Chara a monster in Bruins’ win over Canadiens

Harris: Zdeno Chara a monster in Bruins’ win over Canadiens

Much like another 39-year-old Boston athlete of some recent acclaim, Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara showed at the Garden last night that he remains very much at the top of his game.The team captain was a monster at both ends of the rink, as his Bruins earned an enormously impressive and important 4-0 victory against the Montreal Canadiens.The Bruins thus enter their five-day bye week after three impressive victories in the wake of Claude Julien’s dismissal Tuesday and Bruce Cassidy’s ascension as head coach. Getting into the playoffs still looks like a challenge — less so now given how...
Boston Herald Feb 13, 2017
Bruins pound Canadiens to continue win streak under Bruce Cassidy

Bruins pound Canadiens to continue win streak under Bruce Cassidy

The Bruins will surely lose a game under interim coach Bruce Cassidy one day, but right now it certainly looks like he’s been able to instill a winning vibe into a team that could never stand success for too long earlier this season.The B’s earned their third straight win in as many games under Cassidy, this time practically embarrassing the archrival Montreal Canadiens, 4-0, at the Garden last night.The Bruins took a 3-0 lead into the third period on goals from Adam McQuaid (even strength), Zdeno Chara (shorthanded) and David Krejci (power play) and then put the hammer down at the 5:00...
Boston Herald Feb 12, 2017
Rask gets shutout; interim Cassidy 3-0 after Bruins' 4-0 win

Rask gets shutout; interim Cassidy 3-0 after Bruins' 4-0 win

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins certainly look sparked by the coaching change.Tuukka Rask posted his first career regular-season home win over Montreal by making 25 saves for his sixth shutout, 39-year-old Zdeno Chara had an impressive move on his short-handed goal and the Bruins improved to 3-0 under interim coach Bruce Cassidy with an impressive 4-0 victory over the Canadiens on Sunday night.The Bruins have recorded 14 total goals in the games under Cassidy, more than any other three-game stretch this season under fired coach Claude Julien.We definitely have played like that, Rask said....
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Feb 12, 2017

Zdeno Chara, Bruins make statement in 4-0 win over Canadiens

If you closed your eyes and just listened to the crowd at tonight’s season-series finale between the Bruins and Canadiens, you would have thought you had been transported back to the better days of 2011. At the 5:08 mark of the second period of the game, which ended as a 4-0 victory for the Black […]
CSN New England Feb 12, 2017

Bean: Bruins wouldn't be giving Cassidy a chance if they trade Chara

DJ Bean joins Mike Felger on Sports Sunday to tell you why the Boston Bruins should not trade Zdeno Chara at the trade deadline.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Feb 12, 2017
Nathan Beaulieu spears Zdeno Chara below the belt

Nathan Beaulieu spears Zdeno Chara below the belt

Right in the Zdenos The Bruins are the dirty team, the Habs never do anything...sure. Take a look: EDIT: In case the Streamable doesn’t load, here’s a GIF:
Stanley Cup of Chowder Feb 12, 2017
Watch Zdeno Chara score a shorthanded beauty

Watch Zdeno Chara score a shorthanded beauty

The big man with the big moves! Big Z with the big dangle! I could watch Chara dance around Alexander Radulov all day. 2-0 Bruins, now midway through the second.
CSN New England Feb 11, 2017

Chara on Julien: 'Wherever he goes, he's going to have success'

BOSTON Zdeno Chara had been battling some kind of nasty virus and hadnt had a chance to weigh in on Claude Julien getting fired
Boston Herald Feb 11, 2017
Bruins notebook: Zdeno Chara expects to return Saturday vs. Canucks

Bruins notebook: Zdeno Chara expects to return Saturday vs. Canucks

A few pounds lighter after a couple days of debilitating illness, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara returned to practice yesterday at Warrior Ice Arena for the first time since the coaching change from Claude Julien to Bruce Cassidy.The big defenseman missed two days of practice and didn’t play in the Bruins’ 6-3 win against San Jose on Thursday. He expects to play against the Vancouver Canucks at the Garden today (1 p.m.).“It’s been good yesterday and progress from yesterday to today. So it should be good to go for tomorrow,” Chara said after his first Cassidy-run practice.Chara said he...

Chara back, Khudobin starts, Cehlarik in for Beleskey

Just because he won his first game as Bruins head coach doesn't mean Bruce Cassidy will stand pat with his lineup today against the Vancouver Canucks.Not only are Zdeno Chara and Anton Khudobin playing today – both moves were pretty much expected – but he's also sitting Matt Beleskey in favor of rookie Peter Cehlarik, who will make his NHL debut today at the Garden.
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Feb 10, 2017

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara (illness) returns to practice

A big presence, in both the physical and in-the-locker-room sense, returned to Bruins practice at Warrior Ice Arena in Zdeno Chara. Absent from practice on both Tuesday and Wednesday, and out of last night’s game against the Sharks with an illness, the 6-foot-9 Chara was on the ice on Friday for his first practice since […]

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