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Blackhawks need to dig deep as SCF heads to Boston

The series is a long way from over, now down to a best-of-five, as the Blackhawks and Bruins head to Boston tied 1-1.

Before the series started, the series could be argued in favor of either team, although many hockey folks seemed to favor the Bruins. "Zdeno Chara will shut them down," "Tuukka Rask is riding a hot streak" - as if that was all it would take.

Both Chara and Rask have showed themselves to be human and beatable in the first two games. The first game (an instant classic, with three overtimes) displayed both sides of Rask. In that game, Chicago scored four goals on the Finnish netminder - twice as many as the Penguins had managed in an ...

Hawks fall to Bruins in OT 2-1

After coming off of that marathon game on Wednesday night the Chicago Blackhawks came out in the first period on fire and thoroughly dominated the Bruins.  The Shots were 19-4 in favor of the Hawks.  The unfortunate thing is they only had one goal to show for all their efforts.

The goal was scored by Patrick Sharp after a flurry of shots were blasted at the Bruins netminder with Tuukka Rask down Sharp was able to get the puck past him for the Hawks lone goal of the night.  The Hawks team speed was evident in the first period as they were much faster than the Bruins.

There was another goal that was disallowed due to the whistle being blown.  Whether it was t...

Blackhawks Defeat Bruins in 4-3 Triple-OT

 

Blackhawks Defeat Bruins 4-3 in Triple Overtime. 

 

It took just over 112 minutes of ice time for them to do it, but the Chicago Blackhawks are skating away from Game 1 with a well-deserved win over the Boston Bruins. 

 

The Eastern Conference Champions ...

Comparing the Blackhawks and Bruins: analysis by their playoff numbers

As the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks prepare to face off against one another in Chicago on Wednesday night, let's take a look at both teams by their playoff numbers thus far.

Boston has had 22 players dress in 16 games. Their top two scorers (Krejci and Horton) are not their top regular season scorers. (Their top scorers, in order, during the regular season were Marchand [36], Krejci/Seguin/Bergeron [32]). There is a gap in production after those two, although the next four top scorers (Marchand, Lucic, Bergeron, Chara) are much closer in scoring. The Bruins have 6 players with an average TOI of over 20:39; their highest is Chara with 29:21, who plays 5:11 more/gam...

ECF: Game One Recap

Game one was exactly what one team wanted and the other was not expecting.

In the most simplistic breakdown possible, Boston’s goaltending stonewalled Pittsburgh’s offense at every turn, forcing Pittsburgh into playing a style of hockey that only benefits the Bruins.

It started off as a game that saw Pittsburgh controlling play. They were everywhere on the ice and showed their excellent speed throughout the first ten minutes.

Pittsburgh had plenty of chances against Tuukka Rask early on. They had a total of 4 posts hit with shots and multiple close encounters that Rask turned away with brilliant play. His overall stability in net forced Pittsburgh into a pani...

Mason Stones Bruins in 5-2 Win

Steve Mason is continuing his strong case as the Flyers top goaltender for next season.

On a night honoring the city of Boston with pregame festivities, auctioned jerseys and a rousing edition of "Sweet Carolina," Mason stole the show to stone the Bruins and give the Flyers a huge win.

Mason stopped 39 shots for his third win in a Flyers jersey, leading the Flyers to a 5-2 win Tuesday night.

(Pictured: Steve Mason. Photo by John Russo/The Checking Line)

Islanders Hand The Bruins Their Third Home Loss Of The Season

The New York Islanders dream of a post season got a little closer to becoming reality as the Isles held off an early Boston Bruins push to defeat Boston 2-1 in the TD Garden.

Josh Bailey had both Islanders goals and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 30 of 31 Bruins shots for the victory.

Isles Playoff-Push Continues Tonight In Boston

The New York Islanders will take on the Boston Bruins at 7pm at the TD Garden in Boston. The Islanders (20-16-4) are looking to continue their success in the most serious playoff push the team has had in years, going 7-1-1 in their last 9 games.

Despite their recent point streak that has carried the Isles into the top 8 in the East, the Bruins (26-9-4) have been no walk in the park for the New York club this season. The Northeast Division leaders have won both meetings between the two this season and have outscored the Isles 8-3. (Photo Credit: Hazboy/Flickr)

Flyers Stifle Boston; Snap Four-Game Skid

For the first time since March 15 the Flyers knew what it felt like to win a game.

The Flyers snapped a four-game losing streak, beating the Bruins 3-1 Saturday afternoon. It was a hard-earned win for the Orange and Black, who ran into a long string of bad luck the past two weeks.

Ilya Bryzgalov was absolutely fantastic in the win, stopping 33 shots to earn the win.

(Pictured: Flyers Sean Couturier celebrated with Mike Knuble after Knuble's power play goal in the 1st. Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Boston Comes to Town

It's starting to look like there isn't much of a season left for the Flyers. Battered, beaten and scarred, they host one of the NHL's elite in Boston.