Bruins Rumors & News

  • Bruins defeat Panthers on late Lucic score, 3-2

    CSN New England "The Bruins and Florida Panthers both described it as a Game 7 setting prior to Tuesday night’s tilt, and it ended up living up to that level of intensity and effort. Milan Lucic scored late in the third period when he carried a puck inside the blue line through the entire Florida defense, and..." April 01

  • Julien on Panthers game: 'Almost like a Game 7 tonight'

    CSN New England "The Bruins jumped back on the ice Tuesday morning after an off-day on Monday, and now get ready for another game with heavy playoff implications as they get ready to host the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. The B’s went through a full morning skate with Daniel Paille and Brett Connolly as the extra..." March 31

  • Bruins grab crucial win over Hurricanes in OT

    Boston Herald "The Black and Gold jalopy is still dangerously careening down the road on two wheels, but at least now the Bruins have put themselves in the driver’s seat. They did so yesterday with their 2-1 overtime victory against the very pesky Carolina Hurricanes. With 37 seconds left in OT, rookie David..." March 30

  • Tanner Glass fined for hit on McQuaid "New York Rangers forward Tanner Glass has been fined $3,897.85 for butt-ending Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid, the NHL announced. After the final buzzer of Boston's 4-2 win Saturday at TD Garden, Glass was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for hitting McQuaid in the face with the..." March 29

  • Tuukka Rask exits early in 2nd period "Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask removed himself from Saturday's game against the New York Rangers for unknown reasons, exiting only 10 seconds into the second period. The Bruins entered the second period with a 3-0 lead and Rask had made 14 saves in the opening period. After the first whistle of..." March 29

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    Julien said Tuukka's fine, "looks like it may have been a case of dehydration" - he's set to travel with the team today ^CS

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    For everyone asking, not sure about Rask's situation ^CS

  • Should Bruins fire Julien?

    CSN New England "So here's the even-strength ice time given to each of the Bruin forwards in Thursday night's 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim: Carl Soderberg: 16:48 Loui Eriksson: 16:38 Patrice Bergeron: 16:35 David Krejci: 16:22 Brad Marchand: 16:06 Reilly Smith: 13:49 Max Talbot: 12:08 Gregory Campbell:..." March 28

  • Ducks Steal Last Second W from B's, 3-2

    Anaheim Calling "Cam Fowler was back with a vengeance, as was Freddy Andersen (to a lesser extent) but it was the Twins that made the difference late on, to get the Ducks back in the win column. First Period: Cam Fowler had a chance in the first minute of the game, but just missed wide with half a net to..." March 27

  • Lundqvist: ‘Hard to say no’ to playing Saturday vs. Bruins

    New York Post "It seems that at this point, it’s going to be very difficult to keep Henrik Lundqvist out of the Rangers’ nets for Saturday 1 p.m. start against the Bruins in Boston. The franchise netminder backed up Cam Talbot on Thursday night in Ottawa, the next step on his road to recovery from a sprained..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Haggerty: ‘Everything points to Lucic being traded’

    CSN New England "It's been a tough season for the Bruins and it will only get worse if they don't make the playoffs. Joe Haggerty and Mike Giardi discussed what will happen in the offseason. "There are major implications if the Bruins don’t make the playoffs," Haggerty said. "Loui Eriksson could be gone,..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Bruins face do-or-die stretch with playoffs at stake "A favorite tactic of heels in wrestling is to start hitting their opponent before the bell rings in order to gain an advantage. With nine games left in the Boston Bruins' regular season, they need to gain a similar edge by playing at a higher level than they're used to performing at this time..." March 26

  • Bruins should allow their plight to unify them

    Boston Herald "The Bruins are nobody’s idea of scrappy underdogs. In the past four years, they have bullied their way to a Stanley Cup, a second trip to the finals and, just last season, a Presidents’ Trophy. After winning the Cup in 2010-11, the B’s have been all about getting another one. Now they’ve..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • 8d Bruins @BDCBruins

    As per Claude Julien this morning, Dougie Hamilton is out indefinitely.

  • Bruins' Dougie Hamilton out with undisclosed injury

    Sporting News "Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton was absent from practice Tuesday and has been ruled out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury, the team announced. Bruins coach Claude Julien said Hamilton returned to Boston for further evaluation. There is no timetable for his return. Hamilton was..." March 24

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    Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

    Krejci said he's hoping for a Thursday return.

  • Bolts show fight, end losing skid vs. Bruins

    Tampa Tribune "With the Lightning seeking to an end a two-year winless stretch against the Boston Bruins, captain Steven Stamkos stepped up and delivered. But instead of doing so with a blistering one-timer that landed in the back of the net, Stamkos dropped his gloves to help spark his team to..." March 23

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    Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin

    David Krejci out. Reilly Smith in. Brian Ferlin out.

  • Pirri nets game-winner in shootout victory over Bruins

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "NHL icon Jaromir Jagr called Saturday's showdown with the Bruins " a Game 7.'' Former Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton said it was more like a Game 5 in a playoff series that the Panthers were trailing 3-1. Clearly, it was the most relevant Panthers' game since their Game 7 double-overtime loss..." March 22

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    DJ Bean @DJ_Bean

    Dougie Hamilton won't play today. Undergoing further tests tomorrow. #Bruins

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    UPDATE: Dougie Hamilton will not return to tonight's game. ^BB

  • Rask: 'Feels like every game is a playoff'

    CSN New England "The Bruins have engaged in plenty of playoff-style games during the month of March, and even better they’ve won more than their share. They took care of business against the Ottawa Senators last week at the Canadian Tire Centre with the Sens closing in on them, and essentially extinguished the..." March 19

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    Jack Edwards @RealJackEdwards

    Tuukka Rask and Andrew Hammond lead the Bruins and Sens onto the ice. A reg win by BOS pushes Ottawa at least to the edge if not over it.

  • Sabres beat the Bruins in a shootout 2-1

    Die By The Blade "Yet again, the Buffalo Sabres were outmatched by a superior opponent, but somehow managed to steal a win thanks to a red hot goaltender....a goaltender who was one of the worst in the NHL before being traded to Buffalo and who hadn't won a single game since January 13th. Anders Lindback was..." March 18

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    Tuukka Rask did not dress tonight, due to general soreness

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Soderberg on goal slump: 'I'm not a sniper'

    CSN New England "Carl Soderberg played like a man that hadn’t scored in 24 games on Tuesday night against Buffalo, but it didn’t seem to matter in the end. The Big Swede assisted on Loui Eriksson’s first period goal and squeezed off a team-high 12 generated shot attempts looking to break through, but he still..." March 18

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    Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin

    Claude Julien said the weekend is the closest option for Krejci, both for contact and for games.

  • The curious case of Gregory Campbell

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder ""Gregory Campbell is an over-rated hockey player." There are probably certain sections of Bruins fandom, and even hockey media, already salivating in rage, spitting blood and racing toward their comments sections in order to throw out all the old clichés about "warriors", "heart" and "grit"...." March 16

  • Nate Schmidt scores first and Braden Holtby has all the stops as Caps win, 2-0

    Washington Post "Braden Holtby stood motionless in the crease and stared straight ahead, calm amid the chaos of Sunday night’s 2-0 win over the Boston Bruins. Sporting a fresh haircut and a renewed focus, the goaltender had already hip-checked one skater into the boards and stealthily punched another from his..." March 16

  • Bruins' Spooner, Pastrnak have become key elements "When the Boston Bruins were protecting a two-goal lead on the road against the Ottawa Senators on March 10, coach Claude Julien joined left wing Milan Lucic with veteran forwards Gregory Campbell and Maxime Talbot for the last three minutes of a crucial 3-1 victory. The switch left young..." March 14

  • Bruins beat Lightning in shootout, 3-2

    CSN New England "The Bruins have hated the shootout all season long, but they made it their friend on Thursday night. After a wild overtime where Steve Stamkos was bounced from the game for throwing his broken stick into the stands and wasn’t allowed to participate in the shootout, Patrice Bergeron and Brad..." March 13

  • Bruins sign forward Vatrano to entry-level contract "Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, March 13, that the club has signed UMass-Amherst forward Frank Vatrano to an entry-level contract. Vatrano will report to the Providence Bruins. Vatrano finished up his the 2014-15 season at UMass-Amherst with 18 goals (six power..." March 13

  • Bruins set sights on moving up in playoff race

    CSN New England "Whether by sheer force of hard-working will or actual improved play on the ice – or, more reasonably, a potent combination of the two – circumstances have turned for the Bruins with their latest push into the winning end of things. The Bruins captured their 13th point in the past seven games..." March 13

  • Lightning to be without three key players vs. Bruins "Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper had a hat trick of bad news to reveal Thursday. Forward Ondrej Palat will miss 2-3 weeks because of a lower-body injury, defenseman Braydon Coburn will be out 4-6 weeks because of a lower-body injury and forward Cedric Paquette will miss 10-14 days because..." March 12

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Birthday boy Tuukka Rask, Bruins beat Senators

    Boston Herald "Tuukka Rask said all he wanted for his 28th birthday was two points in the Bruins’ huge game against the Ottawa Senators last night. Then the Vezina Trophy-winning goalie went out and gave himself that present. The birthday boy was spectacular, stopping 39 shots to lead the Bruins to a 3-1..." March 11

  • David Krejci skaing as recovery from torn MCL continues

    WEEI Boston "David Krejci skated prior to Wednesday’€™s practice at Ristuccia Arena, with Claude Julien saying after the practice that it was Krejci’€™s second time on the ice since partially tearing his MCL on Feb. 20. “It’€™s part of the healing process,” Julien said. “He’€™s been on the ice. It’€™s a..." March 11

  • Niklas Svedberg sweats out victory in rare start

    Boston Herald "Niklas Svedberg had his share of shaky moments, but made 36 saves and rallied down the stretch to help the Bruins preserve a 5-3 victory over the Red Wings yesterday at the Garden. The Bruins entered the third period with a 4-1 lead, but 1:24 into the frame the backup goalie gave up a soft goal..." March 09

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Bruins' Connolly hopes to be back before season ends

    CSN New England "Here’s the good news about Brett Connolly: the 22-year-old right wing said the fractured right index finger, that required a plate to be installed in a surgical procedure last week, wasn’t in any way related to a major childhood injury to his right hand that left him with other plates and pins..." March 09

  • Chiarelli touts 'bright future' for Krug, Smith as Bruins

    CSN New England "Torey Krug and Reilly Smith had their preparation for this season interrupted when they weren’t signed to contracts heading into training camp. So, both the players and Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli were on the same page about getting something done ahead of time this season . Krug and..." March 08

  • Leafs tenure had its perks: Olli Jokinen

    CBC Sports "Olli Jokinen says he didn't mind playing in Toronto. He'll get at least one more chance. Jokinen, who played six games for the Maple Leafs between trades, will make his St. Louis Blues debut at Air Canada Centre on Saturday night. Reflecting on his time with the Leafs, the 36-year-old veteran..." March 08

  • Bruins coach Claude Julien is not a fan of the shootout "The Boston Bruins were on the losing end of a shootout on Thursday night to the Calgary Flames, a game that featured a pretty slick goal from Flames defenseman David Schlemko to win it. For the Bruins, it was a pretty big point left on the table as they try to keep some distance between them..." March 07

  • Extensions for Bruins' Krug, Smith

    ESPN Boston "The Boston Bruins have given contract extensions to defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith. In an announcement Friday, the Bruins said Smith has agreed to a two-year deal worth $3.425 million per season, while Krug was given a one-year extension worth $3.4 million." March 07

  • Bruins sign former WHL captain Justin Hickman

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins announced today that they’ve signed forward Justin Hickman to an entry-level contract. From the release: Hickman, 20, has spent the previous five campaigns with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League from 2010 to 2015, establishing career highs last season..." March 05

  • Bruins have just 12 forwards available tonight

    Boston Globe "The Bruins are down to just 12 forwards for Thursday’s game against the Flames at the TD Garden. They lost the newly acquired Brett Connolly on Wednesday for six weeks with a displaced fracture in his right index finger, and coach Claude Julien confirmed that Gregory Campbell (upper body injury)..." March 05