Bruins Alumni Birthday: July 23rd Shawn Thornton

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

Born on July 23rd, 1977, Shawn Thornton came into this world and would soon grace us with his ferocious play of hockey. Shawn Thornton was a household name for Bruins fans from 2007-2014. His team leadership and ability to stick up for teammates were unlike no one else. Thornton began playing minor hockey for

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Boston Bruins Alumni Birthdays: July 8th Rich Peverley

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

Rich Peverley, not a guy you immediately think of when someone mentions the Boston Bruins, but he made a definite impact on the Bruins franchise from 2011-2013. Peverley was brought in on a trade from the then Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart. Peverley would be placed on the Bruin’s

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Boston Bruins Alumni Birthdays: June 25th Ken Hodge

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

Born on June 25th, 1944, Boston Bruins legend Ken Hodge was brought into the world. Today the Bruins legend turns 77! Ken Hodge spent his career playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers. Hodge played a career total of 652 games, scoring 289 goals while racking up 385 assists for a combined

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 7 SCF

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

For the first time since 1972, the Boston Bruins have a chance to hoist the Stanley Cup. Lots of storylines heading into this game; Mason Raymond would be out for Vancouver after getting injured in game six, this was most likely Mark Recchi’s final game in the NHL, this was the first game seven

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 4 SCF

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

After blowing out Vancouver 8-1 in game three, the Bruins looked to tie the series 2-2 in game four. Unfortunately for the Bruins, they would be without Nathan Horton, who was ruled out with a severe concussion and would miss the rest of the playoffs. The man who delivered the dirty hit to Horton, Aaron Rome,

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 3 Stanley Cup Final

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

After allowing a goal 14 seconds into Overtime, the Bruins returned to T.D Garden, trailing 2-0 in the series. Boston’s newest villain, Alexandre Burrows, was the one who scored the overtime game-winner and put Vancouver up 2-0 in the series. The lineups for both teams stayed the same, along with the starting goaltenders. Rene Rancourt led

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 2 Stanley Cup Final

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

After a late goal from Raffi Torres in game one, the Canucks took a 1-0 series lead heading into game two. The Bruins would look to tie the series at one. The lineup would stay the same for Boston, whereas for Vancouver, Manny Malhotra would make his playoff debut, and former Bruin Andrew Alberts

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 1 Stanley Cup Final

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

For the first time since 1990, the Boston Bruins are in the Stanley Cup Final. Their opponent, the Vancouver Canucks, who were last in the Stanley Cup Final in 1994. The wait for Boston fans has been far too long, but the wait is finally over. The Canucks were led by Sedin brothers Daniel

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 7 ECF

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

Game seven is here, with the winner moving on to the Stanley Cup Finals to face the Vancouver Canucks. The Bruins had an opportunity to close out the series in game six, but the Lightning won 5-3 and forced a game seven back at T.D Garden. Both teams’ lineups stayed the same, and Roloson and Thomas would

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 6 2011

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

Game six is here, and the Bruins have a 3-2 series lead. After defeating Tampa in Game Five, the series has resumed at the St. Pete Times Forum. If the Bruins could win tonight, they would face the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Finals. In game sixes, when the Bruins are up 3-2 in the series, they are

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