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Fight Night In Boston: BooHoo Buffalo Visits Boston

Buffalo Sabres (2-3-1) at Boston Bruins (5-0-1)

Christmas comes early for Boston.  Anyone who's looking for some great, professional NHL hockey will be sorely disappointed tonight.  Rivalries are usually born out of two great teams going head to head, usually, but not here...Buffalo and Boston are rivals simply because they hate each other.  The Sabres come into tonight on a four game losing streak and the Bruins have won their last three and haven't lost a game in regulation all season.  Last year, the Sabres spent a lot of money to buy a roster (and a Cup) and they didn't even make the post season.  Tonight, knowing they are going to face a ski...

Bruins Avoid a "Grenade": Top Jersey in SO

Boston Bruins 2, New Jersey Devils 1 (SO)

Holy Honey Badger!  Brad Marchand has started the season off showing the NHL that he is more than just a "Little Ball of Hate".  Not only did he have a short handed goal earlier this week (remember his 5 shorties in the 2010-11 Cup run?) but he ended last night's game in the sixth round of the shoot out by burying the puck past Johan Hedberg.  Marshy has three goals and one assist so far and recently commented that after last season, he spoke with the coaches and they agreed that he needed to work on his overall game and not just being an agitator.  Brad said with a forty-game season, its just too short to g...

Jerseylicious: Eastern Conference Champs Visit Boston

New Jersey Devils (3-0-1) at Boston Bruins (4-0-1)

Get your Red Bull and vodkas ready because this is going to be a good one.  Both the Bruins and Devils enter tonight's contest having gained a point in each game they've played so far this season.  In the past the reigning Eastern Conference Champions have not faired very well against the Black and Gold.  The B's have bested New Jersey eight out of their last nine meetings, but that was then and this "new" Devils team has a Prince of Wales Trophy.

As mentioned in last night's Boston/Carolina recap, Dougie Hamilton officially graduated to his big boy pants and will be staying in the 617 ...

Bruins Rock Them Like A Hurricane 5-3

Boston Bruins 5 - Carolina Hurricanes 3

If you read my preview today you knew I was rather pessimistic going into tonight's game, it didn't help when two minutes into the game Anton Khudobin got a penalty for sending the puck over the glass.  Lucky for the Bruins they play better on the penalty kill and Brad Marchand showed the Hurricanes that last year's four losses were a thing of the past with a short-handed goal.  Patrice Bergeron sent the puck out to Zdeno Chara who set up the Honey Badger to draw first blood in what would be a roller coaster of a game.

About three minutes later Big Z's wrister utilized Milan Lucic's screen to put the Black a...

Bruins Start First Back to Back With a Trip to Carolina

Boston Bruins (3-0-1) at Carolina Hurricanes (2-2-0)

As someone who grew up in Connecticut, I would not be a true Hartford Whalers' fan if I didn't start this preview by clarifying the following: THE CAROLINA HURRICANES ARE NOT THE HARTFORD WHALERS! And I don't know any former Whalers' fans who feel that they are...if I had a penny for every time someone asked me if I'm a Canes' fan...well I'd have a lot of pennies to throw at those people.

Okay, now on to this horror show.  Hopefully a lot of therapy and medication have helped the Bruins and their fans to forget the atrocious four meetings with the Hurricanes last season.  Without relivin...

That's the Merlot Line to You: Bruins Top Islanders 4-2

Bruins 4, Islanders 2

Don't you call them the Fourth Line...around these parts its Merlot or Energy Line and after tonight the Islanders can see why.  Boston's first two goals of the night came from Shawn Thornton (Hamilton, Paille) and Gregory Campbell (Krejci, Kelly)...and after watching their forecheck with Dougie Hamilton I've already coined the phrase "Ham Soup". 

Milan Lucic fed the game winner to Zdeno Chara in the third and Patrice Bergeron just couldn't resist a pass from Hamilton to seal the deal. It wasn't pretty folks, but if we remember anything about the 2010-2011 Bruins, we know they didn't always look the part, but th...

Shipping Up to Boston (Pregame thoughts)

The Islanders will make the second stop on their road trip when they take the ice in Boston to play the 2-0-1 Bruins.

No rest for the weary in Beantown. Islanders are fresh off of the first road contest of the year and they are riding high off of a 7 goal barrage in Toronto. Led by the scoring Michael Grabner and Matt Moulson, the Islanders stormed back from a 3-1 deficit on Thursday night.

They ride that momentum into tonight where they look to build on the confidence from last night. The Islanders are facing a steep challenge in the well rounded Bruins who will be well rested. Interestingly enough, the Islanders will have a side story to this already intriguing road trip.

B's Host that "Other" New York Team

New York Islanders (2-1-0) at Boston Bruins (2-0-1)

Apologies all around as my lack of technical prowess prevented my Rangers Bruins recap from posting...the B's seemed to have similar technical issues and didn't even show up for the first period, despite full hustle and power in the second and third, so we'll both take a Mulligan this week. Most importantly the Bruins still remain without a regulation loss and like the last girl at the bar on a Saturday night...we'll take it.

This will be the first of three meetings of for Boston and the Islanders, it's easy to just dismiss (the "other") New York because after all...they are the Islanders...but n...

Rematch at the Other Garden: Bruins Visit Winless Rangers

Boston Bruins (2-0-0) at New York Rangers (0-2-0)

Revenge is a dish best served cold and that is exactly what the winless New York Rangers would like to do on this frigid day in Manhattan. 

After practice on Tuesday, both Tyler Seguin and Coach Claude Julien said they'll "expect the best" from the Rangers as they are hungry for their first win of the season. 

Perhaps the Rangers themselves should be taking their uncharacteristic back-to-back losses just as seriously. Marc Staal and Brad Richards, alternate captains for the blue sweaters, both commented Tuesday that its too soon to panic, only two games in, nothing to worry about...hmmm perhaps som...

Bruins Barely Take 2 vs Jets in MLK Day SO

Boston Bruins (2-0-0) 2, Winnipeg Jets (0-1-1) 1

Brutal. I'm not really sure which team is the real Boston Bruins, the team that out played the Rangers Saturday night, or the sloppy whiffers who barely squeezed out two points against the Winnipeg Jets this afternoon. 

For their own sake, let's hope the Saturday night guys are the ones who make the trip to Manhattan on Wednesday. 

Dennis Seidenberg was a late scratch, he's day to day with a lower body injury.  Aaron Johnson, new in town on a one year two-way, got his chance to earn a spot in Boston, and he made quite the first impression.

The eight year NHL veteran came out strong and phys...