Posts filtered by tags: Pastrnak[x]


 

Bruins’ 2018-19 Regular Season Report Card

The precedent for success generated by the Boston Bruins last season was exceeded in 2018-19. Thanks to the sensational play of their stalwarts and continued development of their young guns, the Bruins tied for second in the league in points. The achievement didn’t come without adversity. From the backend out, the Black and Gold were ravaged by man-games lost to injury, including those to each regular member of their defensive corps. Up front, two-thirds of the team’s top line missed signifi...
Tags: Nordstrom, Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Miller, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Joe Thornton, Walpole, Wagner, David Krejci, Tom Szczerbowski, Moore


Maple Leafs Beat Bruins in Boston to Take 3-2 Series Lead

BOSTON — Auston Matthews snapped a scoreless tie in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Friday to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Kasperi Kapanen, with a goal and an assist, also scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen made 28 saves. David Krejci replied for Boston. Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots. The Leafs will look to wrap up the series at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday afternoon. Game 7, if necessary, would be...
Tags: Minnesota, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Krejci, Tyler Ennis, David Pastrnak, Krejci


Maple Leafs: It’s Time to Sweat the Small Stuff

The Toronto Maple Leafs must find a way to win games. Game 4 of the series against the Boston Bruins showed more of what we have seen from them all season. There is a lack of character, especially now that Nazem Kadri is suspended. Intestinal fortitude must be widespread. Also missing is an attention to detail, finishing checks and playing positional hockey in the defensive zone are two examples. Review of the Maple Leafs play in Game 4 of the first-round playoff series against the Bruins...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Bruce Bennett Getty, Toronto Star, Marcus Johansson, David Pastrnak, Andersen, Nazem Kadri, Marchand


Chara Makes History in Game 4 Win

TORONTO — Zdeno Chara made history Wednesday night, helping the Bruins avoid falling into a deep playoff hole in the process. The Bruins captain’s shot from the point at 5:39 of the third proved to be the winning goal in Boston’s 6-4 victory over Toronto, evening their best-of-seven first-round playoff series at two games apiece. At 42 years 30 days, the big Slovak becomes the oldest defenceman in NHL history to score a winning goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Mark Recchi (43 years 125 da...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ryan O Reilly, Marcus Johansson


Bruins Survive Maple Leafs Late Surge to Tie Series

TORONTO — David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists, and the Boston Bruins survived a late Toronto surge to beat the Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday and even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal at two games apiece. Charlie McAvoy, with a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom, into an empty net, provided the rest of the offence for Boston, which got 38 stops from Tuukka Rask. Auston Matthews, with two, Zach Hyman an...
Tags: Nordstrom, Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Coyle, David Pastrnak


Maple Leafs’ Key to Winning: The Battle of the Top Lines

The Toronto Maple Leafs, after losing both their composure and Game 2 in Boston, came back to beat the Boston Bruins by a score of 3-2 in Game 3. I believe that Game 3 is a mirror to how the Maple Leafs can win this series. The Maple Leafs now lead the series two games to one, and they have home-ice advantage. Importance of Home-Ice Advantage In the NHL, home-ice advantage is important for three reasons. First, a rabid home crowd can create a huge source of energy during games, espe...
Tags: Boston, NFL, Toronto, Sport, Nba, Mlb, Ken Campbell, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand


Bruins Need a Shakeup to Wake Up

The Boston Bruins fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday by a score of 3-2. This puts them at a 2-1 deficit in the series. A Game 4 loss would create a tough hill for Boston to climb. The Toronto Maple Leafs harassed the Boston Bruins in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) The Maple Leafs outplayed the Bruins, much like they did in Game 1. They were the faster, more physical team and didn’t give their opponent much ice...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Ncaa, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci, Tom Szczerbowski, Coyle, David Pastrnak


Bruins’ Pastrnak Key to Playoff Success

It is no secret that the Boston Bruins rely heavily on their top line to provide the majority of their scoring chances. So, when David Pastrnak wound up on injured reserve in February after undergoing surgery for a thumb injury he sustained after falling while leaving a team dinner, there was concern over who would be able to fill the gap. At the time, the Bruins were sitting in third place in the Atlantic Division, and were just one point ahead of the Montreal Canadiens. It would prov...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlantic Division, David Krejci, David Pastrnak


Bruins Need Pastrnak on the Second Line

Thanks in large part to injuries and perhaps somewhat out of curiosity, head coach Bruce Cassidy and the Boston Bruins are well rehearsed in the mixing and matching of line combinations, up front. While the team’s ability to adapt to these changes is commendable, one would hope to see a more permanent lineup by Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Since the additions of Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson prior to the trade deadline on Feb. 25, an unsolved debate has been waged within Bruins N...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, National Hockey League, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Kim Klement, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chris Kelly, Marcus Johansson, Wagner, David Krejci


Bruins Handle Rangers – Pastrnak Gets Hat Trick

BOSTON — David Pastrnak scored three goals and set up one that helped Jake DeBrusk set a career high with five points, sending the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Coming off a 3-1 road trip but disappointed after blowing a two-goal lead Monday night against the NHL-best Tampa Bay Lightning, the Bruins broke it open with four goals in the third period for their 12th straight victory at home. It's their longest streak since winning 14 straight during...
Tags: Florida, New York, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Rangers, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Tampa, New York Rangers, Providence, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand


Pastrnak’s hat trick carries Bruins past Rangers 6-3

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three goals and set up one that helped Jake DeBrusk set a career high with five points, sending the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Coming off a 3-1 road trip but disappointed after blowing a two-goal lead Monday night against […]
Tags: News, Boston, Sports, Ap, Rangers, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Bruins, David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk, Pastrnak


Bruins Pound Panthers – Clinch Playoff Berth

SUNRISE, Fla. — Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara each had a goal and an assist help the Boston Bruins clinch a playoff berth with a 7-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Steve Kampfer, Karson Kuhlman and Noel Acciari also scored, and Danton Heinen had two assists for the Bruins. Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots and also had an assist as Boston won its fourth straight. Vincent Trocheck, Mike Hoffman and Jayce Hawryluk scored for the Panthers, and...
Tags: Florida, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Tampa Bay, Zdeno Chara, David Backes, Hoffman, Panthers, Marchand, Fla


NHL News & Notes: Pastrnak, Petan & More

In today’s News & Notes, David Pastrnak is close to a return, Nic Petan is reportedly set to sign a two-year extension and the NHL has announced their three stars of the week. Pastrnak Close to Returning After being out for a few weeks with a thumb injury that required surgery, Pastrnak is nearing a return to action after missing 16 games. The 22-year-old has been one of the best players in the league over the last few seasons and took a huge step forward once again this season prior to the in...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Sport, Chicago, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Adam Pelech, Islanders, Bruins, Oilers


Bruins Forged Identity Over Historic Streak

Over the course of their league-best 19-game point streak, which ended Sunday night in Pittsburgh, much came to light regarding the identity of the Boston Bruins. A deeper and more balanced lineup, an infectious character from top to bottom and, most notably, an ever-increasing sense of resiliency were ticked off the checklist over the 15-0-4 stretch that dated back to Jan. 29. Whether for better or for worse, their historic hot streak has all but cemented an all too familiar route Boston must t...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Atlantic, Hockey, West Coast, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Marcus Johansson


Boston Bruins: No Pastrnak, No Problem

The Boston Bruins were in the midst of a seven-game point streak on the night of Feb. 10 when David Pastrnak fell at a team sponsorship dinner and suffered an injury to his thumb that required surgery. At the time, the injury was a devastating blow to the Bruins. Pastrnak, who was tied for ninth in the NHL with 66 points through 56 games, was the only Bruin to appear in this season’s All-Star Game and was serving a key role in Boston’s top-heavy lineup. The non-hockey injury signaled impending d...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Sport, Atlantic, New Jersey, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Edmonton, Tampa Bay Lightning, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Eastern Conference, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand


Bruins Can’t Rest on Victory Over Lightning

The Boston Bruins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night by a margin of 4-1. They snapped the Lightning’s 10-game winning streak and how they did it was remarkable, to say the least. Goals from Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, Jake DeBrusk, and (finally) Noel Acciari contributed to Boston’s exhilarating victory. They outshot the Lightning 41-21 and seemed to have the game under lock from the get-go. Even more impressive was the fact that they didn’t surrender a single point to Nikita...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Lightning, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay, David Pastrnak


For Bruins, Johansson Is Safe Yet Solid Addition

The Boston Bruins acquired Marcus Johansson from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second-round pick (2019) and a fourth-round pick (2020). #NHLBruins acquire Marcus Johansson from @NJDevils in exchange for 2019 2nd-round pick and 2020 4th-round pick: https://t.co/HtvBh8tWm5 pic.twitter.com/C7XaUiGPbT — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 25, 2019 Bruins fans were fearing the worst as the trade deadline inched closer and closer. Players the team were originally tied to – like Mark Ston...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Sport, Hockey, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Sweeney, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci, Don Sweeney, David Pastrnak, Krejci, Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes, Charlie Coyle


Bruins or Maple Leafs – Who Beats Who?

The Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs have developed a rivalry. Both teams are Original Six teams, and both play in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. The teams have met in the postseason 15 times. In the 2013 Playoffs, the Maple Leafs suffered an overtime meltdown loss to the Bruins in Game 7 after leading 4–1 midway through the third period. The 2018 Playoffs were a repeat of the Bruins’ 2013 Playoff win. Again, the Maple Leafs were leading Game 7 in the third period when the Bruins roared ...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Sparks, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Claude Julien, Zdeno Chara, Matthews, Yogi Berra


Bruins Need to Add More Than Coyle

When the Boston Bruins traded Ryan Donato for Charlie Coyle, they made a commitment to be immediate contenders for the Stanley Cup. There’s no way around it as the team opted to trade a soon-to-be 23-year-old with about half a season of NHL experience from Massachusetts for a 26-year-old NHL forward who’s in the prime of his career who’s also from Massachusetts. Wild center Charlie Coyle (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports) Coyle is a far more complete player than Donato at this point in their ...
Tags: Column, Usa, Minnesota, Boston, Massachusetts, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Toronto Maple Leafs, Coyle, Don Sweeney


Bruins Interest in Stone is Well Warranted

When a player like Mark Stone becomes available on the trade market, all 30 NHL teams should be picking up the phone and calling the Ottawa Senators. Included in that group should be the Boston Bruins who are desperate for help in their top-six. According to a new report by Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the Bruins will be going all-in on Stone if the Senators aren’t able to sign him. This report comes as the Bruins are in the midst of a six-game win streak (all on the road) despite losing D...
Tags: Column, New York Post, Usa, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Pastrnak, Krejci, Artemi Panarin, Marchand


Bruins on Season-Defining Road Trip

The Boston Bruins are on a roll. They have started their west coast road trip with two wins against the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings. Though these two teams weren’t Boston’s most formidable opponents of the season, they were hard fought and overall impressive victories nonetheless. The B’s will face the San Jose Sharks on Monday and the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday before grabbing a connecting flight in St. Louis on Saturday to take on the Blues. The Boston Bruins plenty to smile ab...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Boston, Sport, Kings, Hockey, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins


Making a run at Artemi Panarin makes more sense now than ever for Bruins

With David Pastrnak out for an undetermined amount of time following tendon surgery on his left thumb, the Bruins' search for a top-6 winger capable of scoring goals and generating offense has taken on even more importance. It was top priority before Pastrnak fell and hurt himself last weekend and it's still the top priority now for a team that's been in the bottom third of the NHL in even-strength offense for most of the season. Certainly it leaves the Blue Jackets in a tough spo...
Tags: News, NHL, Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets, David Pastrnak, Artemi Panarin, Metro Division, Pastrnak


NHL News & Notes: Pastrnak, Mazanec & More

In today’s News & Notes, David Pastrnak will be out for at least two weeks, the Vancouver Canucks have acquired Marek Mazanec and Brian Elliott has been loaned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on a conditioning stint. Related: NHL News & Notes: Nate Thompson, Collin Delia & More Pastrnak out at Least 2 Weeks The Boston Bruins are dealing with another injury to a major piece of their lineup as Pastrnak suffered a thumb injury that will keep him out of action for at least two weeks. The 22-year-old...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Sport, Philadelphia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Elliott, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks


Pastrnak out at Least 2 Weeks

The Boston Bruins will be without their leading goal and point producer for at least two weeks. David Pastrnak injured his left thumb Sunday night and underwent a procedure to repair the damages. The repair was deemed successful and the team will re-evaluate the injury in two weeks, according to the Bruins. General manager Don Sweeney, addressing the media here at Warrior Ice Arena, says that David Pastrnak underwent a procedure on his left thumb. Repair was successful. He will be out for the n...
Tags: Usa, News, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Brad Marchand, Sweeney, David Krejci, Vladimir Tarasenko, Don Sweeney, David Pastrnak, Artemi Panarin, Marchand


David Pastrnak Out At Least Two Weeks After A Procedure On His Thumb

General manager Don Sweeney, addressing the media here at Warrior Ice Arena, says that David Pastrnak underwent a procedure on his left thumb. Repair was successful. He will be out for the next two weeks and then be re-evaluated. — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 12, 2019   Pastrnak and several of his teammates attended a sponsorship dinner on Sunday night. At about 11:30, while walking to his transportation, Pastrnak fell and injured his left thumb. Team will kn...
Tags: Sport, Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney, David Pastrnak, Pastrnak, Warrior Ice Arena


Bruins Beat Islanders – Bergeron Gets 2 in 1,000th Game

BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron celebrated his 1,000th career game with a pair of goals as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday night. Bergeron, just the fifth player in Bruins’ history to play 1,000 games with the club, scored early in the second period and added an empty-netter in the final minute. Peter Cehlarik also scored and Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for the Bruins, who handed the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders their first regulation loss in more than three we...
Tags: New York, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Islanders, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Don Sweeney, David Pastrnak, Robin Lehner


Stars Shine at Skills Show in San Jose

It was a star-studded evening on Friday night at the SAP Center in San Jose, where the annual NHL All-Star Skills Contest took place in front of a crowd of just under 17,000 fans. A Great In-Arena Atmosphere Obviously, it was a pro-San Jose crowd at the Shark Tank, but there clearly were a lot of New York Islanders fans in the house as well, as Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares received some of the loudest boos of the night during introductions. Los Angeles Kings D-man Drew Doughty also...
Tags: Usa, Youtube, Sport, San Jose, John, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, Shark Tank


Bruins’ David Pastrnak: The Making of an All-Star

With the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Boston Bruins selected David Pastrnak. After signing an entry-level contract with the Bruins, the Czech native made his way to North America to make his mark on the hockey world. In 25 games with the Providence Bruins of the AHL during the 2014-15 season, Pastrnak potted 11 goals and 17 assists. In November of that season, the then-18-year-old earned a call-up and stepped onto NHL ice for the first time. David Pastrnak was selected 25t...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, North America, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Toronto Maple Leafs, Providence Bruins, Don Sweeney, David Pastrnak


Flyers Rally Past Bruins – Couturier Nets Hat Trick

PHILADELPHIA — Sean Couturier had a hat trick, Carter Hart stopped 39 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night. Couturier scored twice within 90 seconds in the second period and sealed the win with his 19th goal late in the third for his first career regular-season hat trick (two in the playoffs). He gave the Flyers hat tricks in consecutive games after James van Riemsdyk kicked it off in Monday’s win. Philadelphia Flyers’ Sean Couturier scores a goal on B...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, St Louis, Nascar, Boston Bruins, Carter, Martin Truex Jr, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Bruins, James van Riemsdyk, Wayne Simmonds


Bruins’ Trade Deadline Targets

It is hard to believe that trading season is here once again, but as the NHL’s annual All-Star Game creeps a little bit closer that means the deadline is right around the corner. This season there appears to be more of a buyer’s market than anything, which greatly benefits a team like the Boston Bruins. As the Bruins get healthier and the wins continue to pile up, it only strength?ens the team’s case to buy at this deadline. With a number of young players on ‘value deals,’ there might not ...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Dallas, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Washington Capitals