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The Bruins’ PK In the Playoffs Is Similar To How It Was In The Regular Season

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By: Lydia Murray | Follow Me on Twitter @lydia_murray12

Over the course of the past month or so, I’ve published articles using shot heatmaps on the Bruins offense, defense, and power play during the regular season. Now, it’s time to take a look at the penalty kill. In addition to breaking down how it was in the regular season, … Keep Reading

This is Not the Bruins’ 2011 Veteran Core’s Last Hurrah

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By: Lydia Murray | Follow Me on Twitter @lydia_murray12

It’s no secret that the Bruins’ veteran core is aging. They’re all in their thirties at this point, or in Zdeno Chara’s case, forties. That’s why, with the Bruins being pushed to the brink of elimination from the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning, many fans are saying this is probably we’ll see … Keep Reading

Bruins’ Goaltender Tuukka Rask Shows No Signs of Being Ready to Retire

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By: Lydia Murray | Follow Me on Twitter @lydia_murray12

I’ve been seeing quite a bit of speculation from Bruins fans lately that goaltender Tuukka Rask is ready to retire at the end of this season. However, I truly do not understand where that’s coming from. Any talk of it that has entered the rumor mill has been squashed by Rask himself, so, with … Keep Reading

An Introduction to Bruins Player and Team Good/Bad/Fun/Dull Graphs

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By: Lydia Murray | Follow Me on Twitter @lydia_murray12

Perhaps my favorite type of hockey analytic graph is the good/bad//fun/dull graph. Once you know what you’re looking at, they’re easy to read and display a ton of information. However, not everyone knows exactly what they mean, and so I thought it would be good to write an introductory article to them before … Keep Reading

It’s Only a Matter of Time Before the Bruins Power Play Gets Rolling Again

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By: Lydia Murray | Follow Me On Twitter @lydia_murray12

A few weeks ago, I published articles on how the Bruins were offensively and defensively this season using shot heatmaps. You can find those here and here, respectively. They haven’t looked like that team since returning to play, but I’m not worried about that given the exhibition-like nature of those games. The … Keep Reading

Looking Ahead to the Playoffs, Where Were the Bruins’ Strengths and Weaknesses Defensively in the Regular Season?

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By: Lydia Murray | Follow Me On Twitter @lydia_murray12

Earlier today, I published an article using an offensive shot heatmap from on the Bruins’ 2019-20 season to analyze their shot patterns and identify areas for them to work on in the playoffs. You can check that out here. Now, let’s take a look at how they were defensively in the 2019-20 season, and … Keep Reading

With An Eye On the Playoffs, What Were The Bruins’ Shot Patterns In 2019-20?

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By: Lydia Murray | Follow Me On Twitter @lydia_murray12

Advanced stats are becoming more common in hockey analysis these days. I’m a firm believer that you should never just pay attention to them but instead watch the player as a whole and do the good old-fashioned eye test. But, advanced stats do have a lot of merit, especially when trying to figure … Keep Reading

Should Bruins’ David Pastrnak Have Been Nominated For the Hart Trophy?

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By: Lydia Murray | Follow Me on Twitter @lydia_murray12

The 2020 Hart Trophy finalists were announced on Monday, and much to the dismay of Bruins fans, superstar winger David Pastrnak was not one of them. According to, the Hart Memorial Trophy is an annual award given “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.” The winner is … Keep Reading

Bruins Goaltender Tuukka Rask Named Vezina Finalist

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By: Lydia Murray | Follow Me on Twitter @lydia_murray12

Earlier today, the National Hockey League announced the finalists for the 2020 Vezina Trophy. Bruins starting goaltender Tuukka Rask was named one of the three finalists, along with Tampa Bay Lightning … Keep Reading

What Could the Bruins’ Power Play Look Like Next Year If Krug Leaves?

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By: Lydia Murray | Follow Me on Twitter @lydia_murray12

As I’m sure most of you reading this know, Bruins defenseman Torey Krug is an unrestricted free agent this summer. Krug is one of the top power-play quarterbacks in the NHL, and he’s improved greatly at both ends of the ice at even strength in recent years as well. He’s also become a … Keep Reading

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