Today in Bruins History: May 21st, 2013, Bruins take 3-0 Series Lead over Rangers

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

Leading the series 2-0, the series shifted to Madison Square Garden for game three as the Bruins looked to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. Boston was coming off a dominant 5-2 game two win and looked to carry momentum into New York. This was the second straight series where New York

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Today in Bruins History: May 2nd, 1999, Bruins Advance to Semifinals

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

After an exhausting Double OT win in Game 5 at Carolina, the Bruins led the series 3-2. So, they headed back to home ice for a pivotal game six. With a win, the Bruins would advance to face the Buffalo Sabres in the Semifinals, and if not, it was Game seven in

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Today in Bruins History: April 25th, 1972, Orr Leads Bruins to Sweep Blues in Semifinals

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

On April 25th, 1972, the Bruins looked to complete the sweep against the St. Louis Blues and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. In Games 1-3, the Bruins were outscoring the Blues by a staggering 23-5, an impressive feat that would be more impressive with a game four win.

The Bruins started game four off with

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Bruins Alumni Birthday: April 13th, Ken Hodge Jr.

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

On April 13th, Bruins Alum Ken Hodge Jr will celebrate his 56th birthday. He began playing for his high-school team as a 16-year-old forward for the St. John’s Prep Eagles (High-MA) and played for two years, appearing in 44 games and recording 47-71-118 numbers. After graduating, he entered the 1984 NHL Entry Draft

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Bruins Alumni Birthday: March 13th, Barry Pederson

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

On Sunday, Bruins Alum Barry Pederson will be celebrating his 61st birthday! Barry was drafted by the Boston Bruins during the 1980 NHL Entry Draft and was selected 18th overall. Barry would play 12 seasons in the NHL, seven with the Bruins. The 5’11” center was magnificent on offense combining for 315 points from the ’81-’82 season

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Looking back at the ’11-’12 Boston Bruins: March 6th, 2012

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

With 17 games left before the playoffs, the Bruins skated into Toronto and looked to end a two-game skid. Boston was sitting around the top of the Eastern Conference, while Toronto was scraping at a Wild Card spot. Bruins forward Daniel Paille would miss his second straight game because of an upper-body injury. Due to a lower-body

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Bruins Alumni Birthday: February 26th, P.J Axelsson

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

On Saturday, Bruins Alum P.J (Per-Johan) Axelsson will celebrate his 47th birthday. Axelsson was a Sweden-born player and dawned the Spoked-B for all eleven years in his career. Although Axelsson could never lift the Stanley Cup, he and his Swedish comrades won the Gold Medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Since P.J is

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Bruins Alumni Birthday: February 21st, Brian Rolston

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

On the 21st, Bruins Alum Brian Rolston will be celebrating his 49th birthday. Rolston played 17 seasons in the NHL, with six of those seasons playing for the Boston Bruins. Rolston also played for the New Jersey Devils, Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche, and New York Islanders before retiring with the Boston Bruins in 2012.

Rolston managed to

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Today in Bruins History, February 12th, 1994: Cam Neely Gets 11th Career Hat Trick

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

On a brisk February Night at the Old Boston Garden, the Boston Bruins would host Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils. At the time, Boston was 27-18-10, while New Jersey had a similar record at 30-17-6. The night belonged to Bruins Legend Cam Neely, who incredibly scored his eleventh career har trick in a

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Looking back at the ’11-’12 Boston Bruins: February 5th, 2012

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

On a Super Bowl Sunday matinee game, the Boston Bruins skated into Washington D.C and looked to snap a two-game losing streak against the Capitals. Boston was coming off a 2-1 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins, while Washington was coming off a 3-0 win against Montreal. One of the key storylines heading into this game was that

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