2:01 PM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014
Stanley Cup of Chowder 2 hours ago

Fresh Links: Ransacked Edition

The Bruins will rue last evening for at least 4-6 weeks. The Bruins suffered a costly loss to the Islanders last evening. Hope springs eternal at home against the Maple Leafs on Saturday at 7:00 PM. Rene Rancourt led the crowd in singing 'O, Canada' and a moment of silence before the game. [NESN] As for the game, it was a downright sloppy first two periods, followed by a frenetic third. At points, the Bruins "were ransacked" and Claude Julien will "deal with that internally. It is obviously an issue."  [MetroWestDailyNews] Niklas Svedberg was barraged by 38 shots, and received little...
Stanley Cup of Chowder 6 hours ago

In Their Words: Bruins vs. Islanders, 10/24

Seeing Johnny. Losing Chara. Losing the Game. Another sloppy performance. This is what the team had to say about it. Lots of stuff happened in last night's 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders. Here are some reactions to it all. Boston Bruins Claude Julien on the Bruins' first two periods... Yeah, it...
Boston Herald 13 hours ago

Bruins start slow, lose Zdeno Chara

The Bruins played one of their most dominant periods of the season last night.Unfortunately for them, it was preceded by two of their worst, when the New York Islanders seemed to beat them to every loose puck and win more than their share of the 50-50 battles. The result for the B’s was a 3-2 defeat...
Newsday 15 hours ago

Islanders hold on for a win, but lose Josh Bailey to broken hand

John Tavares' line saw plenty of Bruins captain Zdeno Chara in the first half of the first period Thursday night. Tavares saw the 6-foot-9 Chara quite up close, when Chara laid him out with a big, clean hit to deny a scoring chance midway through the first.
NHL 9 hours ago
Video: Postgame Recap: Islanders vs. Bruins

Watch: Postgame Recap: Islanders vs. Bruins

Watch highlights and a recap of the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins game on October 23, 2014.
Big Bad Blog | WEEI 2 hours ago
Peter Chiarelli says Zdeno Chara (torn PCL) doesn’t need surgery, Bruins recall Zach Trotman and Joe Morrow

Peter Chiarelli says Zdeno Chara (torn PCL) doesn’t need surgery, Bruins recall Zach Trotman and Joe Morrow

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Friday morning that Zdeno Chara‘€™s injury is a torn posterior cruciate ligament that will keep him out for four to six weeks. Chiarelli said that Chara does not need surgery. The Bruins also recalled defensemen Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman from Providence Friday. Chiarelli said that the multiple defensemen […]
New York Daily News 16 hours ago
Islanders get back in win column with win over Bruins in Boston, Zdeno Chara hurt

Islanders get back in win column with win over Bruins in Boston, Zdeno Chara hurt

The Islanders got back on track with a win in Boston on Thursday and saw an Eastern Conference foe potentially damaged in the process. Bruins captain and perennial Norris Trophy candidate Zdeno Chara was injured as the Isles took a 3-2 victory over Boston to get back into the win column. They have now won their last three games at TD Garden.

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Chara (knee) won't need surgery

BOSTON -- Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara suffered a tear to the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Friday morning. Chara will not need surgery. “Good news is it’s isolated to that ligament. Bad news is he’s out 4-6 weeks,” Chiarelli said. “It might be a little bit earlier than four weeks, but a conservative time frame would be 4-6 weeks.

Joe McDonald, ESPN Boston, reacts to the Chara Injury 10-24-14

Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
Boston Globe 4 hours ago

Open Net: Impact of Zdeno Chara's Absence on the Bruins

The Bruins explain what their dedicated defenseman means to the team, and how they have to step up without him.
Boston Herald 13 hours ago
Bruins Notebook: Attack in Ottawa stirs emotions

Bruins Notebook: Attack in Ottawa stirs emotions

The Ottawa connections in the Bruins organization run deep. Coach Claude Julien is a native and has some immediate family in Canada’s capital city, as does general manager Peter Chiarelli. Captain Zdeno Chara and Chris Kelly also played a good chunk of their careers there.And when they watched the terror that unfolded in that picturesque downtown and on Parliament Hill yesterday, they could not help but be jarred.
Boston Herald 16 hours ago
Bruins lose game, Zdeno Chara

Bruins lose game, Zdeno Chara

The Bruins played one of their most dominant periods of the season in the third period tonight.Unfortunately for them, it was preceded by two of their worst, and they wound up falling to the New York Islanders, 3-2, at the Garden last night.Perhaps more alarming, captain Zdeno Chara played less than five minutes before leaving the game with an undisclosed injury in the first period. He did not return.

Rapid Reaction: Islanders 3, Bruins 2

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins have more to be concerned about than a 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday night at TD Garden. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffered an undisclosed injury in the first period and did not return. It was the second time this season the Bruins were forced to play with five defensemen in a game due to injury. Boston's Kevan Miller suffered a dislocated right shoulder during Saturday's 4-0 win against the Sabres in Buffalo.

W2W4: Bruins host Islanders, 7 p.m.

The Boston Bruins (4-4-0, eight points) host the New York Islanders (4-2-0, eight points) Thursday night (7 ET) at TD Garden. Here’s what to watch for: WELCOME BACK: Former Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk and former goaltender Chad Johnson will both be on the ice when puck drops tonight. This is the first time Boychuk will face the Bruins since he was traded to the Islanders on Oct. 4. In his first six games for New York, Boychuk has two goals and four assists for six points.

B's say Senators can help their city heal

BOSTON -- When Boston was rocked by bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the Bruins and their fans received unconditional support from the NHL and the other 29 teams. Now, the Bruins will return that favor. On Wednesday, a gunman entered the Parliament area in Canada’s capitol city of Ottawa and killed one solider and injured another person. The Senators were scheduled to host the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night, but the game was postponed.

Boychuk: It'll be 'weird' to face old mates

BOSTON -- No more than a month ago, New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk would walk into the TD Garden and think nothing of it. On Thursday, however, the experience seemed almost surreal. Heading to the away team’s locker room, watching the Bruins during their morning skate, seeing plenty of old faces. And it only figures to get even stranger once Boychuk takes the ice against his former team Thursday night for the first time since being traded earlier this month.

Johnson faces B's with no hard feelings

BOSTON – As the backup goalie during Tuukka Rask’s Vezina Trophy season a year ago, Chad Johnson hopes he contributed to his partner’s success. Johnson, now a member of the New York Islanders, played only one season with the Bruins in 2013-2014. He was outstanding in the backup role, posting a 17-4-3 record in 27 games, along with a 2.10 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. Bruins coach Claude Julien worked his goaltending tandem perfectly, which allowed Rask to remain fresh for the entire season en route to a 36-15-6 record, 2.
Boston Globe Oct 23, 2014

Boychuk on Facing Bruins: "It's going to feel a little weird"

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk says "It's going to feel a little weird" when he faces his former team at the TD Garden on Thursday night.
Boston Herald Oct 23, 2014
Glen Tucker’s practice helps Bruins hone their scoring touch

Glen Tucker’s practice helps Bruins hone their scoring touch

WALTHAM — Heading into this season, 37-year-old Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara had scored more than 150 goals and once had his slap shot clocked at 108.8 miles per hour.Chara, though, always is open to anything he can learn that will make him a better player. So he sought out a little medicine from a man affectionately known as Dr. Shot.Through his Shoot to Score program, Glen Tucker, 44, has helped dozens of future NHL stars on their way up to the big leagues. He continues to aid many of them, and newcomers, at the STS facility and on the road.

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