No, Nassau Coliseum has become "Home defeat home" in 2013.
After New York fell 4-1 to a talented and tough Bruins team, fans are clamoring to have the Islanders finish the remainder of the season on the road.
The Isles continued to look lost and slept walked through another tough home defeat on Tuesday. The team was able to put spurts of decent hockey together but it wasn't enough. The Bruins came in with an impressive record and their daunting presence steam rolled the Islanders from the first whistle.
In front of a raucous, Bruins jersey littered crowd, the Isles continued to search for answers on home ice.
After a promising first period with chances for the Isles, they were able to knot the game on a gritty goal by Casey Cizikas. Unfortunately it all went down hill after the Islanders went into the dressing room for the first intermission.
Boston Bruins (9-2-2) at Tampa Bay Lightning (8-6-1)
Half the Bruins missed practice Tuesday due to "flu like symptoms" so hopefully some sunshine in Florida for the next three days will brighten up not only those symptoms but some very un-Bruins like play we've been seeing.
This is the first of three meetings for the B's and the Lightning and the only one in Florida. Last season, the two teams split their four games, each winning at home. The Bruins certainly need two points, despite a reasonably strong start they have played the fewest games of any NHL team and find themselves in fifth place in the East. As welcoming as a three day r...
Boston Bruins (8-2-2) at Atlanta Thrashers Winnipeg Jets (5-7-1)
Happy Hockey Day in America! I hope everyone is enjoying a great day of hockey either at the rink, or on a pond, or watching coverage on NBC (a network who while in Boston this Friday mentioned every Boston sports team except the Bruins #epicfail). So being a great American team the Bruins are visiting their old buddy Mark Stuart in the great Canadian tundra of Winnipeg!
Its difficult to say which Boston Bruins we will get today. This is a team that we all know is capable of amazing defense and aggression, of putting big numbers up on the board, however they seem to show up sporadically and never for a full...
At the end of every season, every player in the NHL sits down with his coach to discuss his previous performance, basically the equivalent of an annual review for everyday people like us. At the end of the 2011-2012 season, Coach Julien and Brad Marchand sat down and discussed how even though the "Little Ball of Hate" had made a name for himself as one of the NHL's toughest agitators, he did have the ability and skill to be a big time scorer as well. Coach was right, despite missing a game due to a shoulder injury, Marshy currently leads the Bruins in goals with seven.
The Bruins and Rangers face off for the third and final time of this short regular season tonight as the Blue Shirts visit a post-apocalyptic, soggy Beantown. I apologize for the lack of Buffalo coverage however I was unable to return to my home until Monday afternoon due to the apparent meteor that hit the city...well that is at least how this city was reacting...but I digress.
Before I jump into my regular preview there is some Bruins news that needs to be addressed.
The Bruins have signed, thirty-eight year old, Jay Pandolfo to a one year, two-way, $600,000/$350,000 contract. The veteran forward has two Sta...
The first seven games for the Tampa Bay Lightning were a scoring fest. The Bolts netted 37 goals and went 6-1. Over the last four games, three on the road, the Bolts have scored just six goals and lost all four contests.
Tampa Bay is now 6-5 and leads the Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets by one point in the Southeastern Division.
The best thing that happened on the Bolts first extended road trip of the season was the cancellation of their game versus the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. (Steven Stamkos photograph/Susan Ferlita)
On Sunday night the New York Hagelins trounced the Lightning 5-1. Carl Hagelin had t...
A year ago today, if you told any Boston Bruins fan that Tim Thomas would be traded to the New York Islanders, they'd call you crazy and throw a cheap beer in your face...in all fairness it doesn't take much to get a Bostonian to throw a beer.
But that is what we heard today. The Vezina winning, Conn Smyth toting, brick wall of a beast who led the Bruins to an epic Cup run in 2010-2011, is heading down the Long Island Expressway. The Bruins traded Thomas for a conditional second round pick in either 2014 or 2015. The condition being if Thomas doesn't play for the Islanders or they don't trade his rights, the B's don't get the pick. A second ...
So it looks like it's going to be one of "those" seasons with the Black and Gold. The Bruins showed up to last night's game in Montreal, fashionably late, once again, and were somehow able to walk away with two points. Thanks mostly to a stellar performance from Tuukka Rask. This was the 718th time the two Original Six teams have met in NHL history. Rask stopped eleven shots in the first period (Habs outshot the Bruins 11-4 in the first...ouch!), with pretty much zero help from his skaters. The Bruins repeated their lack luster defensive performance from last Thursday, against Buffalo, in their fir...
Boston Bruins (6-1-1) at Montreal Canadiens (6-2-0)
The greatest rivals in all of sports (sorry Red Sox and Yankees) meet for the first of four games tonight. Despite Montreal's pathetic showing in the standings last year, they really didn't play that terribly against the Bruins. Boston won four of those six matchups but every game was tight and entertaining. The Habs are "new and improved" with a new General Manager, new coach, no Scott Gomez, PK Subban playing for almost nothing, a new Carey Price and no longer being the biggest embarrassment to hockey fans (they have Sabres fans to thank for that!)...oh and here's something new...a winning ...