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Boston Bruins: Eastern Conference Semifinals By The Numbers

Coming into the postseason, the Bruins were expected to make another deep run and possibly contend for their third Stanley Cup in four seasons. Unfortunately for them, however, they ran into the red-hot Canadiens and saw their offense go cold at the worst possible time. Despite a heartbreaking loss in Game 7 at the Garden, there were still a lot of memorable moments in the series and, like always, plenty of interesting stats and facts to go around (and, yes, there are a lot). This series featured a record number of Game 7 meetings for the B’s and Habs, one Boston rookie doing something only one other player had done in the last 75 years, a new NHL record concerning consecutive seasons with a Game 7 appearance and Montreal’s netminder joining a goaltending legend as the only two to accomplish one particular feat. This, for the final time in 2013-14, is Boston Bruins: Eastern Conference Semifinals By The Numbers.

The Canadiens frustrated the Bruins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and earned a series win in seven games.

The Canadiens frustrated the Bruins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and earned a series win in seven games.

0: The Canadiens had zero players with a positive rating through Game 2.

0: The Merlot line had zero shots on goal in Game 4. And Game 6. And Game 7. Brutal.

0: Boston’s first line scored zero five-on-five goals in the series.

1: P.K. Subban’s game-winner in Game 1 was the first overtime goal of his postseason career.

1: Matt Fraser made his playoff debut in Game 4 after being called up from Providence earlier in the day. He scored his first postseason goal in the game and it was a pretty big one. In doing so, he became the first player in history to score an overtime goal in both the AHL and NHL playoffs in the same season, according to Elias Sports.

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B’s Beat: Former Bruins Defenseman Andrew Ference Volunteers At Boston Marathon (PHOTO)

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You can take the man out of Boston, but you can NEVER take Boston out of the man.

Former Bruins defenseman and current Edmonton Oilers captain, Andrew Ference came back to his second home to volunteer at the Boston Marathon.

Seriously can you say enough about Andrew Ference?

He will be forever a Bruin and a Bostonian.

Boston Bruins: Last Two (Game) Weeks By The Numbers – 3/1/14

The last two weeks of Bruins game action has covered nearly a month on the calendar, but the good news is that the NHL is back and the B’s enjoyed success at the Olympics. On the ice, Andrew Ference made an emotional return to Boston, Chad Johnson picked up his first shutout, the B’s beat Vancouver at home for the first time in seven years and a trio of young players had a good all-around night against Ottawa. This is Boston Bruins: Last Two (Game) Weeks By The Numbers.

Andrew Ference waves to the crowd after a video tribute in his return to Boston.

1: Dougie Hamilton scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time this season on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1.

1: Johnson picked up his first shutout of the year against the Oilers on Feb. 1.

1: David Warsofsky picked up his first career NHL assist on Chris Kelly’s first-period goal in the 7-2 win over the Senators just before the Olympic break.

1:34: Johnny Boychuk played 1:34 of the two minutes on the Bruins’ first penalty kill in the game against the Blues on Feb. 6.

2: The Oilers had just two shots on goal in the first 20 minutes in their 4-0 loss to the Bruins on Feb. 1.

2: The Bruins had goals disallowed in two straight games against Edmonton and Vancouver.

2: Zdeno Chara missed the team’s final two games before the Olympic break as he headed to Sochi early to carry Slovakia’s flag.

2: Patrice Bergeron picked up his second two-goal game of the season on Feb. 8 against Ottawa. His first was on Nov. 9 against the Maple Leafs.

2: Bergeron had two assists in his first game in Sochi for Team Canada, passing his one-assist performance in the entire 2010 games.

2: The Bruins were one of two teams to have a player win Gold (Bergeron), Silver (Loui Eriksson) and Bronze (Tuukka Rask) at the Olympics. Phoenix was the other.

2:08: The Bruins scored two goals in 2:08 of game time in the third period against the Blues on Feb. 6 to eventually send the game to overtime.

2.11: Rask’s goals against average is now sixth-best in the league.

2.19: The Bruins’ 2.19 goals against per game is second in the league.

3: Boychuk recorded three hits against the Canucks on Feb. 4 and they all came on Vancouver winger, David Booth.

3: Against the Bruins, the Blues blew a two-goal lead for the third straight game (2-0-1).

3: Reilly Smith was a career-high plus-3 for the Bruins against the Senators on Feb. 8.

3: Warsofsky and Kevan Miller were also each plus-3 – both career highs for them in their young NHL careers.

3.09: Boston’s 3.09 goals per game is fifth in the league.

4: Ference was on the ice for all four goals that the Bruins scored against the Oilers.

4: Ottawa defenseman, Jared Cowen, had a tough day against the Bruins as he finished minus-4.

4.25: The Bruins concluded their season series averaging 4.25 goals per game in four game against the Sens this season.

5: The Bruins handed the Canucks their fifth straight loss on Feb. 4.

5: Brad Marchand‘s goal against the Blues was the first for his line in five games.

5: The Bruins played just five games in the month of February.

5: Johnson had won five straight starts before losing in Buffalo and started 5-0-0 in 2014.

5: Bergeron snapped a five-game pointless streak on Feb. 8 with two goals and an assist against Ottawa.

5:28: Warsofsky led all Bruins with 5:28 of power-play ice time against the Blues.

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Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers For 12/21/13

A lot has happened over the last two weeks for the Bruins. As the (mini) Christmas break approaches, the action on the ice has not slowed down and perhaps has only been overshadowed by what has happened off of it. Among some notable events of the past two weeks are the first suspension for one player, the return of another to his longtime home, multiple NHL debuts and an impressive streak when the big man scores a goal. This is Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers. 

Jarome Iginla made an emotional return to Calgary last week complete with a come-from-behind win and postgame victory lap.

Jarome Iginla made an emotional return to Calgary last week complete with a come-from-behind win and postgame victory lap.

0: Daniel Paille has still not committed a penalty this year, though he has been out since Dec. 8 with concussion-like symptoms.

1: Shawn Thornton’s suspension was the first of his 11-year NHL career.

1: Kevan Miller scored the first goal of his NHL career in the three-goal second period against the Maple Leafs on Dec. 8 on the team’s way to a 5-2 victory.

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B’s Beat: Hanging With Ference, Bergy’s Commercial & The Bruins Bear With A Shake Weight (VIDEO)

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Ference & Friends

The Boston Bruins make their way to Edmonton to face the Oilers on their Canadian road trip. The players took out some time to hang out with former teammate and friend, Andrew Ference. Ference was and still is one of the most beloved players to wear Black & Gold.

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Reunited and it feels so good…..well until game time that is.

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BST&N’s Boston Bruins 2013-14 Season Preview

The "Krejci Line" from left to right:  #46 David Krejci, #12 Jarome Iginla, and #17 Milan Lucic

The “Krejci Line” from left to right: #46 David Krejci, #12 Jarome Iginla, and #17 Milan Lucic


The long awaited start of the Boston Bruins’ 2013-14 NHL season is upon us. The B’s have made a lot of moves in the offseason, which means they are going to look a little different in the opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Among those gone are Nathan Horton, Andrew Ference, Jaromir Jagr, Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley, and Anton Khudobin. To replace those players the Bruins brought in Jarome Iginla, Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith, and Chad Johnson. They will also use players from within the organization like Carl Soderberg, Matt Bartkowski, Torey Krug, and Jordan Caron to fill in the spots left vacated.

Here is how I believe the Bruins’ lineup will look on opening day line by line, and what to expect from each line.

Milan Lucic -David Krejci- Jarome Iginla: This line is going to be difficult to stop once chemistry is developed between the three players. Iginla brings more leadership and experience to this line than the player he is replacing in Nathan Horton. Iginla is no spring chicken, but he is still dangerous a shooter as anyone in this game, and I believe he will score 30+ goals playing on this line with Krejci and Lucic. Iggy will also play a part in resurrecting the Bruins’ powerplay. Lucic is coming off an outstanding playoff run, in which he completely made us forget about a less than spectacular regular season. Playing with childhood hero Jarome Iginla will likely mean wonders to the still young power forward, and I would be willing to bet that he will also reach the 30 goal plateau this season. Very few players can impact a game the way Lucic can. Hopefully he brings that intensity to every game this season. Krejci was recently awarded the “A” on his sweater to be rotated with Chris Kelly, and he is much deserving. There are few players on the B’s that elevate their game like Krejci does come playoff time. He will be playing with two big wingers that will create tons of space for him to operate. If all goes according to plan, it is not out of the realm of possibility to see Krejci reach career highs in point totals. This will be a dominant line.

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