8:42 AM EDT, Sun October 17, 2021
9 hours ago
Recap: Bruins top Stars, 3-1, on penalty shot and DeBrusk goal in season opener

Recap: Bruins top Stars, 3-1, on penalty shot and DeBrusk goal in season opener

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via The Bruins opened their season with a win over the Stars at the TD Garden tonight! The Boston Bruins topped the Dallas Stars, 3-1, in their season opener tonight at the TD Garden, as Brad Marchand started the night with a thrilling penalty-shot goal and Jake DeBrusk netted the confidence-boosting game-winner. Jeremy Swayman earned his first win of the season with 27 saves on 28 shots faced. Fifteen players had at least on shot on net as the Bruins outshot the Stars 40-28. Charlie McAvoy and Brad Marchand led with five shots each. The...
15 hours ago
Public Skate: Bruins vs. Stars

Public Skate: Bruins vs. Stars

Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via It’s all happening! The puck drops tonight on the Boston Bruins’ 2021-22 season! Things look different with the B’s lineup than when the Dallas Stars last came to town back in February 2020. Geez 2020. Nearly 20 months later and we’re seeing Western Conference teams again. Feels good! Discuss!
20 hours ago
Projected Bruins’ lines vs. Stars: Swayman gets the start

Projected Bruins’ lines vs. Stars: Swayman gets the start

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Here’s how lines and defensive pairings will likely look for tonight’s season opener! The Boston Bruins open their season tonight against the Dallas Stars in Boston and the lineup is set - including the new combos of the third and fourth lines. Head Coach Bruce Cassidy said yesterday that Jeremy Swayman would get the start in net for the opener. With Curtis Lazar out, Karson Kuhlman will take the wing on the fourth line. The team held an optional morning skate today, but have practiced the same lines and defensive pairings over...
Oct 16, 2021
Preview: Bruins host Stars in season opener

Preview: Bruins host Stars in season opener

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Hockey is back on Causeway! Just the facts When: Tonight, 7:00 PM Where: TD Garden – Boston, MA How to follow: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub Rival SBN site: Defending Big D Know your enemy 1-0-0 for 2 points Miro Heiskanen: 1GP, 1G, 1A, 2PTS; Radek Faksa, Jacob Peterson, Ryan Suter and Jamie Benn with 1PT in 1GP each Anton Khudobin: 1-0-0, 0 GAA, 1.00 save percentage; Braden Holtby: 0-0-0, 2.49 GAA, .926 save percentage Game notes It’s opening night folks! The 2021-22 season kicks off tonight for the Boston Bruins as they host the Dallas Stars....
Oct 15, 2021
Reports: Bruins sign Charlie McAvoy to an eight-year, $76 million contract extension

Reports: Bruins sign Charlie McAvoy to an eight-year, $76 million contract extension

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ A good day for Bruins fans! The rumblings of “we’re getting there” earlier in the week have turned into actual news: the Bruins have signed defenseman Charlie McAvoy to a contract extension! McAvoy breakdown:Salary/signing bonus22-23: 6M/3.25M23-24: 7.75M/3.25M24-25: 8.5M/3M25-26: 8.5M/3M26-27: 6M/4M27-28: 3.75M/4M28-29: 4.5M/3M29-30: 4.5M/3M— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 15, 2021 For those who don’t want to do the math, that comes out to $76 million over the life of the contract — I’m pretty sure this is the single...
Oct 15, 2021
I can’t decide if I think this Bruins team is going to be good or not

I can’t decide if I think this Bruins team is going to be good or not

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ It’s a mystery. It seems like it’s been quite a while since we went into a Bruins season with this many new faces. Gone are David Krejci, Tuukka Rask, Nick Ritchie, and Kevan Miller, among others. In are Nick Foligno, Tomas Nosek, Erik Haula, Derek Forbort, and Linus Ullmark. With so much turnover, this Bruins team has become a sort of Rohrschach test — different people look at this roster and see very different things. Some people see a team that tried to replace two quarters (Rask and Krejci) with a whole bunch of nickels; others see a...
Oct 15, 2021
Looking back at some of the Bruins’ recent season openers

Looking back at some of the Bruins’ recent season openers

Photo by Michael Tureski/Icon Sportswire via Mostly good, with the exception of one of the worst games in B's history. With Bruins fans seemingly waiting forever for the puck to drop on Boston’s 2021-22 season and us having little new content to write about, why don't we take a look back at the last 5 season opening games for your Boston Bruins? The first game of the year is always an exciting time for any team in the NHL. Everyone starts in the same position, and at that point, everyone has the exact same chances to win the Stanley Cup. In recent years, Bruins...
Oct 15, 2021
Morning Skate: One more sleep

Morning Skate: One more sleep

Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Almost there. Happy Friday, folks! You’ve reached the end of the last full week without Bruins hockey. You did it (almost). It’s already been quite a start to the NHL campaign: the Kraken have been released, Brady Tkachuk has a new deal, Charles Barkley was on an NHL broadcast, and Seth Jones had an inauspicious start at his new home. We’ve also already had our first suspension! Gabriel Landeskog, who has kind of been an under-the-radar-maybe-kind-of cheap player for a while, has been suspended two games for boarding...
Oct 14, 2021
Morning Skate: Show me the money

Morning Skate: Show me the money

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Brinks truck. Welcome to Thursday — we creep one day closer to the beginning of the Bruins season and having actual stuff to post about. Until then, you continue to get my random thoughts. Lucky you! Yesterday’s big news in Bruins Land was the rumblings of a contract extension for Charlie McAvoy, alluded to during Cam Neely’s press conference. Cam Neely on a Charlie McAvoy extension: "Hopes are we see something here in short order."— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) October 13, 2021 Until it gets done, McAvoy’s contract situation...
Oct 13, 2021
ESPN did an excellent job with their first games back

ESPN did an excellent job with their first games back

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Maybe it’s just the opening day high, but these games were shown beautifully. I promised myself I’d leave NBC well enough alone after penning a backhanded screed against their network, but after a solid night of NHL Hockey that ultimately ended much better than it started in terms of nothing but sheer game quality...I need to pull out my knives for Presentation Matters First things first; ESPN didn’t spend their time messing around, which in hindsight kinda makes TNT’s first game look a little...well...worse in hindsight? For one...
Oct 13, 2021
Morning Skate: Under way

Morning Skate: Under way

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ The season has begun. It is Wednesday, my dudes. And it isn’t just any Wednesday — the NHL season has officially begun! Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh kicked things off last night with a game in Tampa, with that game followed by the inaugural Seattle Kraken game (against the second-newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights). One notable thing about the Lightning-Penguins game from last night: I don’t know if it was due to ESPN’s audio or what, but the entire game sounded like it was being played in a museum. There were occasional murmurs and...
Oct 12, 2021
Morning Skate: No vacancy

Morning Skate: No vacancy

Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports Sorry Jack. Tuesday is upon us! If you were off yesterday, welcome back to your work week. If you weren’t, well...welcome to your second day. The Bruins crossed that last item off of their preseason to-do list last night, releasing their opening night roster. With that bit of business taken care of, we’ve got nothing but a few days of practice standing between us and opening night. I don’t think you could call it controversial, but the only real conversation piece from the roster confirmation was the lack of Jack Studnicka. It...
Oct 11, 2021
Bruins release 2021-2022 roster

Bruins release 2021-2022 roster

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Pretty much what you'd expect. The Bruins released their official roster for the 2021-2022 season this afternoon, and there aren't really many surprises. The only notable "will he or won't he" was answered with a "won't," as Jack Studnicka was left off the roster. As a result Studnicka will begin the season in Providence. It makes sense: it's better for Studnicka to get top line minutes in Providence than it is for him to sit in the press box in Boston. Other than that, things are as expected. Your forwards are Patrice Bergeron, Anton...
Oct 11, 2021
Looking ahead to the 2021 season: Please go away, Leafs.

Looking ahead to the 2021 season: Please go away, Leafs.

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports This rivalry feels less built on vitriol, and more on pre-destination. It’s something about Blue and White teams, man. Something about the Blue and White teams of this league that seem to be the biggest pain in the tuchus for Boston. Tampa is this powerhouse who showed up when nobody was looking that seems to do nothing but annoy everybody (or more accurate to Florida, begin firing at will) who looks at them, that’s bad enough. It’s far more annoying when you’ve become so familiar with the other. Especially when it feels like...
Oct 11, 2021
Morning Skate: One week

Morning Skate: One week

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Work week, that is. It’s Monday, another work week is upon us. Some of you fine Americans have a holiday today, while we all wish a Happy Thanksgiving to our friends north of the border. It’s also Marathon Monday in Boston, as the bizarro world COVID schedule continues. Marathon Monday a few days before the Bruins’ season opener. Strange days, indeed. We sit just a work week away from the start of the 2021-2022 season for the Bruins, who will host the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. The B’s made two somewhat surprising roster...