The Key To A Successful Bruins’ Playoff Run

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By Michael DiGiorgio | Follow Me On Twitter: @BostonDiGiorgio

The Boston Bruins’ first-round playoff matchup has been set. They will face off against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, with puck drop at 7:15 pm. These Capitals look a bit different than the team who has haunted the Bruins for almost seven years. For one, the Capitals have long-time Bruin captain Zdeno Chara deployed

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Bruins Report Card: Rangers’ Third Period Surge Beats Boston

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By Michael DiGiorgio | Follow Me On Twitter: @BostonDiGiorgio

Nine goals were scored yesterday at the TD Garden. After the second period, the game was tied at one. The flood gates opened for both teams in the third as seven goals were scored. The Bruins looked to be in control after David Pastrnak’s twentieth goal of the year just 21 seconds into the

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Bruins Report Card: Boston Finishes Off Pittsburgh In A Decisive Win

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By Michael DiGiorgio | Follow Me On Twitter: @BostonDiGiorgio

Boston’s Head Coach, Bruce Cassidy, made his comments clear at the end of Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Pittsburgh. He called out certain players’ lack of effort, and most of the team answered last night. The Bruins looked more energized in the first period last night than Sunday’s 3:00 pm game. Bruins’ goaltender, Tuukka

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Bruins Report Card: Pittsburgh Blanks Boston On Sunday

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By Michael DiGiorgio | Follow Me On Twitter: @BostonDiGiorgio

The Boston Bruins headed into Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh, winning six of their last seven games. The Bruins were six points ahead of the New York Rangers for the final spot in the East Division. After Sunday’s game, the Bruins were shut out and allowed the Rangers to close the gap to four points.

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Bruins Report Card: Bruins Win Back-To-Back Games Against The Islanders

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By Michael DiGiorgio | Follow Me On Twitter: @BostonDiGiorgio

Are we starting to see what the Bruins could be the rest of the year? The Bruins dominated the New York Islanders in back-to-back nights at the TD Garden. Before Thursday night, the Bruins were 0-2-3 against the Islanders this season and have now rattled off two straight victories in regulation. Last night, the Bruins got

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Bruins Report Card: The Newly Acquired Bruins Help In Defeating The Islanders

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By Michael DiGiorgio | Follow Me On Twitter: @BostonDiGiorgio

Well, that was fun! The Boston Bruins looked like a new team Thursday night, and in actuality, they were. Since the trade deadline, the Bruins played their second game, where General Manager Don Sweeney acquired three new faces. Mike Reilly, Taylor Hall, and Curtis Lazar have given the Bruins a much-needed boost to their game and

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Bruins Report Card: The Bruins Drop Another Against The Islanders

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By Michael DiGiorgio | Follow Me On Twitter: @BostonDiGiorgio

The New York Islanders are a problem for the Boston Bruins. The Bruins have yet to beat the Islanders this season, posting a 0-2-3 record. The Bruins looked like a team who benefited from a week off and ready to defeat the Islanders in the first period last night. Unfortunately, Tuukka Rask did not return to the ice

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Bruins Report Card: Boston Snaps Two-Game Losing Streak

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By Michael DiGiorgio | Follow Me On Twitter: @BostonDiGiorgio

With Tuukka Rask out due to injury, the Bruins turned to their goaltending pipeline for a spark. Dan Vladar made his NHL regular-season debut, and his first career start last night. You may remember, he came in for relief last year and got peppered. Granted, the game he came in was over, and the Bruins had

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Bruins Report Card: Bruins Remain Winless Against The Islanders This Season

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By Michael DiGiorgio | Follow Me On Twitter: @BostonDiGiorgio

In the first few minutes of the first period, the Bruins looked like a new team compared to their last performance against New Jersey. Unfortunately, as the game went on, the Bruins’ weaknesses became more apparent. The Bruins have not won against the first-place Islanders yet this season, extending their winless record to

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Bruins Report Card: Devils Score The Lone Goal In Boston

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By Michael DiGiorgio | Follow Me On Twitter: @BostonDiGiorgio

The New Jersey Devils are unlikely to make the playoffs this year, and for the Bruins, that is great news. The Bruins have a 1-2-1 record against New Jersey this year, and their only win came in a shootout. The Devils’ Kyle Palmeri scored the game’s only goal came at 15:23 in the third period. Not a great

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