Bruins Rumors & News

  • Bruins’ Claude Julien comments on current job status

    Fanrag Sports "Bruins’ head coach Claude Julien may not be at the helm in Boston much longer. Because the Bruins currently sit at 23-20-6, which has garnered the franchise 52 points thus far, some believe that it may be time for a fresh face to take over in Boston. However, it is also worth noting that the..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Julien won’t discuss job security with Bruins

    Pro Hockey Talk "The job security of Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien remains a hot topic of discussion, particularly these past few days and that isn’t likely to change following Friday’s defeat to the Chicago Blackhawks. Despite carrying the play, especially through the first two periods, the Bruins were..." January 21

  • Darling dazzles as Blackhawks edge reeling Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Scott Darling and Marian Hossa figured out a way to make their fathers happy Friday night. With the Chicago dads in attendance, Darling stopped 30 shots for his second shutout of the season and Hossa scored the game's only goals with 1:26 left to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 victory..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Bruins should wait on deciding Julien’s future

    TSN "How do you move on from a highly successful coach who has worn out his welcome with executive leadership? That’s the million-dollar question facing the Boston Bruins right now – a question that’s been facing them for some time. Despite their inaction so far, it’s clear that Claude Julien’s time..." January 19

  • Bruins’ Marchand: Gay teammate would be accepted, ‘no question’

    ESPN "After 500 career games, fans and opponents around the league know exactly the type of player Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand is on the ice. He's a competitor. He's a pest. He has the ability to relentlessly aggravate whoever he's facing. Marchand, 28, is also one of the better two-way..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Greiss, Islanders record first shutout in Boston

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The TD Garden message board posted a "Fun Fact" in the first period of Monday's game, telling the crowd the New York Islanders had never shut out the Bruins in Boston. Oops. Thomas Greiss stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season, and Nikolay Kulemin scored twice..." January 16

  • Backstrom, Marchand, McGinn recognized as NHL's 3 stars "Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand and Carolina Hurricanes left wing Brock McGinn have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 15. FIRST STAR - NICKLAS BACKSTROM, C, WASHINGTON CAPITALS Backstrom led the League in..." January 16

  • Bruins’ Kevan Miller sustained concussion on Voracek hit

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins defenceman Kevan Miller suffered a concussion Saturday when he was hit from behind into the boards, according to head coach Claude Julien. Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek delivered the hit and was assessed a five-minute major on the play. The hit was unusual, as..." January 15

  • Bruins flatten Flyers behind Marchand's 5 points

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Brad Marchand has played in 500 NHL regular-season games, and No. 500 was certainly one of his best. Marchand scored two goals and three assists to lead the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden Saturday afternoon. Marchand bookended his..." January 14

  • Adam McQuaid expects to play for Bruins tonight

    Boston Herald "Adam McQuaid is expected to play tonight after a violent collision with Blues forward Patrick Berglund knocked him out of Tuesday's game and landed him in a St. Louis area hospital for a night of observation. What the doctors were looking for isn't exactly clear, but McQuaid took part in..." January 12

  • Saros backstops Preds to win vs. Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The ice was tilted heavily in the Boston Bruins' direction on Thursday night. But in what turned into a battle of backup goalies, the Nashville Predators' Juuse Saros stood on his head and stole two points for his short-handed team. Making 35 saves, including 13 in..." January 12

  • B's scoring since being called out by GM

    WEEI Boston "It’s been three games since Bruins general manager Don Sweeney not only talked about Claude Julien’s uncertain future but also called his team out for some straight-up woeful shooting. And it’s been three games in which the Bruins have shot the lights out — be it picking corners upstairs or..." January 12

  • Bruins best Blues in Backes' return to St. Louis

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Former Blues captain David Backes returned to St. Louis on Tuesday night for the first time since signing as a free agent with the Boston Bruins. While Backes, who played for the Blues for 10 years, spent the night reminiscing -- and even getting in a fight for old times' sake..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller being medically evaluated after B's win

    CSN New England "The Bruins enjoyed one of their most dominant wins of the season in a 5-3 thrashing of the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on Tuesday night, but they may end up paying a price for the two points. Right shot defensemen Adam McQuaid and Colin Miller both went down with injuries in the win..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Bruins Need a Shakeup

    CSN New England "It’s fairly obvious the Bruins are desperate for some help this season, something to spur them into a winning stretch that can help punch their tickets to the playoffs. A big, sometimes-physical winger who has annually posted 20-plus goals is exactly what the Bruins need, which is why there's..." January 10

  • Blues expect 'business as usual' against David Backes "Boston Bruins forward David Backes and his former St. Louis Blues teammates have already had their first on-ice encounter, on Nov. 22 at TD Garden. But that was in Boston. Tuesday, the Bruins visit the Blues at Scottrade Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN, NESN), Backes' home away from..." January 10

  • Hurricanes beat Bruins on Aho's overtime goal

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sebastian Aho says that the overtime format is ideal for him. The smooth-skating rookie for the Carolina Hurricanes showed why Sunday. His second goal of the game came with 3:26 remaining in overtime to give the Hurricanes a 4-3 victory against the Boston Bruins at PNC..." January 08

  • Marchand, Rask fuel Bruins to rout of Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers interim coach Tom Rowe said before Saturday's game that his team had to "get this mental block out of our heads," adding that they should perhaps pretend those weren't the Boston Bruins in white, yellow and black. Guess what? The mental block -- and a..." January 07

  • Bruins Recall Zane McIntyre; Assign Anton Khudobin "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, ‪January 6, that the team has recalled goaltender Zane McIntyre from the ‪Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). McIntyre will join the team for their 10:30 a.m. practice on Friday and will travel with the team to Florida...." January 06

  • Maroon's three goals lift Oilers past Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Patrick Maroon had a rather simple -- and humble -- explanation after his first NHL hat trick. "The puck was going my way tonight and I got a couple lucky bounces," Maroon said the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 victory over Boston on Thursday night. The Oilers' victory spoiled the..." January 05

  • Boston Bruins great Milt Schmidt dies at 98

    Mass Live "Hall of Fame Boston Bruin Milt Schmidt passed away on Wednesday. Schmidt, who played for the Bruins from 1936-1955, was 98 years old. In the middle of his playing career, Schmidt, a native of Kitchener, Ontario, served in the Canadian military in World War II. He then returned to the Bruins for..." January 04

  • Bruins Place Anton Khudobin On Waivers

    CBS Boston "The Boston Bruins have not gotten the performance they had hoped for out of backup goaltender Anton Khudobin. As a result, the team is willing to run the risk of losing him to the waiver process. According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, Khudobin was placed on waivers on Wednesday. The move..." January 04

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Schneider dazzles as Devils blank Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Cory Schneider didn't have much to do in the New Jersey Devils' 3-0 win against the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center on Monday night. There was nothing deceptive about his 22-save shutout -- it was a relatively stress-free outing for the 30-year-old. But there was one save..." January 02

  • Bruins' Backes out indefinitely with concussion "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, December 31, that forward David Backes has been diagnosed with a concussion and will be sidelined indefinitely as the team follows the NHL's concussion protocols. The injury occurred in the first period of the team's 4-2 win at Buffalo on..." December 31

  • Bruins' Backes exits game after headshot by Carrier "Boston Bruins forward David Backes was injured in the first period against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. Backes exited with 5:07 left in the first after he was hit high by Sabres forward William Carrier, who was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head. " December 30

  • Should Carrier be suspended for hit to head of Backes?

    Sportsnet "It didn’t take long for things to get heated between the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins Thursday night. With around five minutes left in the first period, Bruins forward David Backes was on the receiving end of a high hit from Sabres winger William Carrier. Backes was visibly shaken, and..." December 30

  • Spooner's late goal pushes Bruins over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Boston Bruins had another slow start out of the gates Thursday night, but were able to overcome it. Ryan Spooner scored the game-winner with 3:53 remaining and added an empty-net goal with 51.5 seconds remaining to lead the Bruins to a 4-2 comeback victory over the..." December 29

  • Blue Jackets top Bruins for 13th consecutive victory

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The streak continues for a team that is smoking hot. Columbus squandered a three-goal lead but recovered to win its 13th game in a row Tuesday night when Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal in the third period to give the Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins..." December 27

  • Hurricanes rally past Bruins in OT

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Teuvo Teravainen did something he had never done and he enjoyed the rewards. He scored an overtime goal, sending the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 comeback victory against the Boston Bruins on Friday night at PNC Arena. "First overtime goal ever," said Teravainen, a..." December 23

  • Jagr makes history in Panthers' loss to Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla.-- Frank Vatrano picked a good time to make his season debut, getting a front-row seat to witness Jaromir Jagr -- a player twice his age -- make NHL history while contributing to his own team's victory. The 22-year-old Vatrano scored on a night the 44-year-old Jagr passed Mark..." December 22

  • Greiss makes 48 saves as Isles beat Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- This time, the New York Islanders figured out a way to hang on and win. Thanks in large part to Thomas Greiss. The goaltender faced 50 shots and stopped 48 -- both career highs -- as his team ended a five-game losing streak by holding off a third-period Boston charge and..." December 20

  • Bruins, Rask blank Kings 1-0

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- With leading goal scorer David Pastrnak out of the lineup, the Boston Bruins figured to have to go with tight checking and defense at TD Garden Sunday. They were able to do just that, edging the Los Angeles Kings 1-0. "I think we did a great job defensively which was probably..." December 18

  • Vatrano medically cleared, headed to B’s AHL affiliate

    Pro Hockey Talk "Frank Vatrano, the Boston winger that scored 11 points in 39 games as a rookie last season, has been medically cleared to return to action following torn foot ligaments, and will suit up with the B’s AHL affiliate in Providence. Vatrano, 22, is eligible to play tonight, when Providence takes on..." December 17

  • Peter Mueller To Sign AHL Deal With Bruins

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After signing a PTO earlier this summer, Peter Mueller will sign an AHL contract with the Providence Bruins for the remainder of the season, according to Mark Divver of the Providence Journal. He also expects Matt Bartkowski to do the same before tomorrow. Mueller had been playing with..." December 15

  • Rakell helps Ducks rally past Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- After giving up five straight goals to turn a one-goal lead into a blowout loss at Dallas, the Anaheim Ducks needed a win Thursday night in the second game of a six-game road trip. They got one. "This was huge for us," Rickard Rakell said after he continued his hot streak..." December 15

  • Pens edge Bruins in OT for 7th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The third period typically is magic for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. But overtime will do, too. Bryan Rust provided the theatrics Wednesday with his first career overtime goal as the Penguins won their season-high seventh game in a row, 4-3 over the Boston Bruins at PPG..." December 14

  • Spooner's OT goal sends Bruins past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- A goaltending duel highlighted a back-and-forth game with plenty of opportunities between a pair of long-time foes. But in the end, the Bruins joined a select group in handing the Montreal Canadiens a loss on home ice. Ryan Spooner scored at 3:20 of overtime to lift the..." December 12

  • Bruins frustrated by lack of offense, but it should return

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2015-16 Boston Bruins were not your typical Claude Julien coached team. The defense struggled, Tuukka Rask was not quite himself in net, and the team remained competitive thanks almost entirely to an offense that was one of the best in the NHL. The grind-it-out, shut teams down style of..." December 11

  • Andersen, Maple Leafs topple Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Frederik Andersen has to be happy he now plays in the Eastern Conference. It gives him more chances to play the Boston Bruins. Andersen, traded from the Anaheim Ducks to Toronto back in June, made it 6-0 lifetime against the Bruins, and 2-0 this season, with a 32-save..." December 10

  • Backstrom, Caps top Bruins in OT

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Mixed emotions, critical comments and a players-only meeting were on the menu for Washington Capitals following Wednesday night's game against the Boston Bruins. And Washington won. Nicklas Backstrom scored with 3:24 left in overtime, and the Capitals defeated the Bruins..." December 08

  • Avalanche continue to dominate Bruins in Boston

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Nate MacKinnon was 2 1/2 years old the last time the Colorado Avalanche lost a hockey game at TD Garden. On Thursday night, MacKinnon scored a short-handed goal to help the Avalanche end a six-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Colorado hasn't lost..." December 08

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Bruins beat Panthers on Pastrnak's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Count Claude Julien among those impressed with David Pastrnak. "I think he's been our best forward since the beginning of the year. It's nice to see him growing like he is right now," the Boston coach said after Pastrnak's spectacular goal at 1:23 of overtime gave the Bruins their..." December 05