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Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers For 11/21/15

The Bruins continue to try to find their legs and eliminate the “passengers” they have on the ice, but it’s been a tough go of late. Over the last two weeks, however, the power play did something it hadn’t accomplished since the 2006 season, a local kid scored in his first game, they continued their trend of not being able to win in high-scoring games and keep losing at home this century to one Western Conference foe. This is Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers.


Frank Vatrano had a memorable NHL debut for the Bruins on Nov. 7.

Frank Vatrano had a memorable NHL debut for the Bruins on Nov. 7.

1: Frank Vatrano made his NHL debut on Nov. 7 and became the first Massachusetts-born Bruins player to score in his first NHL game since Shawn Bates on Oct. 2, 1997. He became the second Bruin this season to score in his first career NHL game, joining Tyler Randell.

1: Jonas Gustavsson took the loss against the Canadiens, 4-2, on Nov. 7, giving him his first loss as a Bruin in his fourth start.

1: Zach Trotman recorded his first point of the season with an assist on David Krejci’s goal in the 3-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday.

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Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers For 11/7/15

The Bruins appeared to have gotten things turned around after their 0-3-0 start as they rattled off five in a row to close out October. Faltering in their last two games and losing one of their leaders in the process, however, leaves the B’s at 6-5-1 with a tough test of back-to-backs on the horizon this weekend. The last two weeks have seen the team earn their latest first home victory in quite some time, some milestone point accomplishments for a couple of longtime centermen, a really hot power play, a not-so-great welcome back to a former player and the team accomplishing something they’ve only done one other time – in 2010-11. This is Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers.

Brett Connolly celebrates with David Krejci after scoring for one of the best offenses in the league.

Brett Connolly celebrates with David Krejci after scoring for one of the best offenses in the league.

1: The B’s got their first win without Tyler Randell in the lineup on Halloween with a 3-1 victory over the Lightning. They had been 0-3-0 without him in the lineup this season and 5-0-1 with him in there at that point.

1: Brad Marchand was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week for the week ending Nov. 1. The winger totaled a league-leading four goals and two assists in three Bruins’ wins.

1: Former Bruin, Tyler Seguin, scored his first three goals as a visitor at TD Garden as the Stars beat the Bruins, 5-3, on Tuesday.

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Boston Bruins: First Two Weeks By The Numbers – 10/24/15

While it may have been a lot of what Bruins fans expected, the first two weeks of the season certainly have not gone the way they wanted. Thankfully, however, there have been plenty of interesting factoids and curious stats to distract from the pedestrian play, including a couple of double-digit home winning streaks getting snapped, a scoring feat that hadn’t happened since 2008, another that hadn’t been seen since 1992, a new father climbing the all-time list and a milestone game for the captain. This is Boston Bruins: First Two Weeks By The Numbers.

The Bruins missed Zdeno Chara to start the year, but have improved since his return.

The Bruins missed Zdeno Chara to start the year, but have improved since his return.

1: Matt Belesky notched his first point as a Bruin in the third period of the Opening Night, 6-2, loss to the Jets as he assisted on David Pastrnak’s first of the season. He logged his first goal two nights later against Montreal.

1: Ironically, Zac Rinaldo drew a penalty on his first shift as a Bruin, putting the B’s on the power play less than two minutes into the season.

1: D-man, Colin Miller, made his NHL debut in Game No. 2 against the Canadiens on Oct. 10 and Tommy Cross played in his first career game on Oct .14 in Colorado, picking up his first point three nights later in Arizona. Tyler Randell also debuted against the Avs and he scored his first career goal, becoming the first Bruin to score in his first game since 2008 (Blake Wheeler). Jonas Gustavsson made his Bruins’ debut and backstopped the team to its first win of the season. Miller recorded his first point against the Avs.

1: Claude Julien lost his first career coach’s challenge in the loss to the Habs.

1: Ryan Spooner received the first ejection of his career in the 4-2 loss to the Habs. He received a 5-minute major for boarding in the third period.

1: Adam McQuaid was plus-1 against the Canadiens and, as a result, was the only Bruin with a positive rating through the first two games.

1: Kevan Miller scored to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead over the Avalanche on Oct. 14. It was his first goal since Jan. 29. He also dropped his gloves against in a decisive bout against Joe Vitale of the Coyotes on Saturday to mark the team’s first fighting major of the season.

1: Joonas Kemppainen scored the first goal of his NHL career Friday night against the Islanders to tie the game at two.

1:54: The Bruins found themselves on the power play just 1:54 into the season as Winnipeg’s Adam Lowry went off for a trip. Last season, they had to wait 9:44 for their first power play and got it courtesy of Rinaldo, who was then with the Flyers.

2: David Krejci’s goal against the Jets on Oct. 8 was the second Opening Night goal of his career and first since Oct. 9, 2008 against the Avalanche.

2: Patrice Bergeron committed two penalties in the loss to the Lightning on Columbus Day – his first multi-penalty game since Nov. 22, 2014.

2: Randell scored goals on each of his first two career NHL shots as he found the back of the net against Colorado and Arizona. He became the first Bruins’ player with a goal in each of his first two NHL games since Dimitri Kvartalnov in 1992. He played just over 13 minutes total between the two games.


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Top 5 Boston Boxers Of All-Time

When it comes to supplying the best boxers in the World, Boston stands out from all others. It has produced some of the best known and legendary boxers that have ever lived. Below we go into further details about the top 5 Boston boxers that have ever lived.

John L. Sullivan

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Sullivan has an outstanding boxing record. He was 38-1-2 with 30 coming as way of knock out. His nickname was “The Boston Strong Boy” and inducted into the Boxing Hall Of Fame in 1990.

During his time, boxing was more brutal than we see today. Most of his pro fights came under the class of bare-knuckle fighting. John held the heavyweight title that was under the London Prize Rules. He is also recognised as the first heavyweight gloved boxing champion. This made him a true Boston sports hero.

During his illustrious career, he attracted an enormous amount of boxing punters who placed free bets and others on him. The free bets offers during his last fight were highly in his favour but ended up losing to James J. Corbett.

Rocky Marciano


The best well known boxer from Boston is Rocky Marciano. Sylvester Stallone wrote and starred in the movie blockbuster series “Rocky”. He is one of the few boxers in history that was able to retire from boxing undefeated.

In 1990, Marciano was inducted into the Boxing Hall Of Fame. The reputable boxing magazine “Ring” rated him as the 14th best boxer of all time.

Rocky`s most famous boxing moment was when he delivered a devastating right hand to knock out Jersey, Joe Walcott in the 13th round. During his long and industrious career he fought 51 times with 32 of those coming by knockout.

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Boston Bruins: Final Two Weeks By The Numbers

There are a lot of words that could be used to describe the 2014-15 season of the Boston Bruins. ‘Successful’ would not be one of them. Coming off of a Presidents’ Trophy a season ago, big things were expected from the Black and Gold, but they never got to showcase their full potential as injuries to several key players derailed their season and now there is only one team from the Garden that is playoff bound. Whether Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli return in 2015 is still up in the air, but the team did announce Monday that it will be parting ways with longtime fourth-liners and unrestricted free agents, Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell, as they look to improve in the goal-scoring department for next season. Before we completely turn the page to next year, however, let’s look back at the final two weeks of play, which featured a teenaged rookie setting a Bruins’ record and joining some pretty impressive company in the process, the first NHL goal for one young defenseman, the team’s most shots on goal in two years, a dismal scoreless streak against one playoff-bound team, a woeful piece of all-time history relating to a particular season series and Boston becoming the first team to miss the postseason the year after earning one of the league’s most impressive trophies. For the final time in 2014-15, this is Boston Bruins: Final Two Weeks By The Numbers.

The Bruins head off the ice after a disappointing end to the 2014-15 season.

The Bruins head off the ice after a disappointing end to the 2014-15 season.

0: The Bruins did not allow the Rangers (this year’s Presidents’ Trophy winners) to have a power-play opportunity in their 4-2 win on March 28. It was the first time since Nov. 10 against the Devils that the Bruins’ opponent did not have a single power play and just the second time this season.

1: Zach Trotman scored his first career NHL goal – the game winner – to beat the Red Wings late in the third period on April 2.

1: The Wings led the Bruins, 1-0, after two periods in that game before the B’s rallied to win with three goals in the third. It marked the first time this season that the Wings lost a game in regulation in which they led after two periods (21-1-4).

.167: The Bruins had a .167 winning percentage this season when Torey Krug committed a penalty – the lowest of any regular player on the team. Zdeno Chara (.214) was the next lowest.

1.85: New York’s Henrik Lundqvist came into the March 28 meeting against Boston with a 1.85 goals-against average in 36 career appearances against the B’s before surrendering four goals in the loss.

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Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers For 3/28

One thing is clear: if the Bruins are going to make the playoffs this season, they are going to have to be nearly perfect in their eight remaining games. In the last two weeks, they have fallen out of the playoff picture, missed a chance to sweep the season series from one division rival for the first time ever, surrendered a half dozen goals to another division foe for the first time in almost a decade, got their first shutout in one Eastern city in nearly four decades and still have not scored a goal this year against one team they are chasing. This is Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers.

The Bruins have been bumped out of the playoffs, but Tuukka Rask has been far from the problem.

The Bruins have been bumped out of the playoffs, but Tuukka Rask has been far from the problem.

0: The Bruins shut out the Penguins, 2-0, on March 14 and then were shut out by the same score at the hands of the Capitals in their next game the following night. It marked the first time the B’s were involved in shutouts in consecutive games since Nov. 19 and 21, 2011 with 6-0 and 1-0 wins over the Islanders and Canadiens. It was also the first time they won a game via a shutout and then lost their next via a shutout since March 24 and 26, 2010 against the Canadiens and Rangers.

1.35: Ottawa’s Andrew Hammond came into last Thursday’s win over the B’s with a 1.35 goals-against average in 12 starts before surrendering four to Boston.

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