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What Will the Bruins’ Goalie Crease Look Like Next Season?

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By: Jason Cooke | Follow me on Twitter / X @cookejournalism

The Boston Bruins have had one of the most luxurious goaltender situations in the National Hockey League for the past two seasons. They have Linus Ullmark, the 2023 Vezina Trophy winner, in one stall. The veteran goaltender would be the starter on most of the teams across the league. But Boston was … Keep Reading

Bruins Transactions: Patrick Brown, Jayson Megna, and Brandon Bussi Recalled From Providence

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By: Jason Cooke | Follow me on Twitter / X @cookejournalism

Freshly pushed to the brink of elimination, the Boston Bruins announced a slew of roster transactions Monday morning. Patrick Brown, Jayson Megna, and Brandon Bussi have been recalled from Providence, while Michael DiPietro has been assigned back to Boston’s American Hockey League affiliate.

While some of these moves may impact Boston’s Game Five … Keep Reading

Happy Bruins Birthday to the ‘Razor’

By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

Happy birthday, Andrew ‘Razor’ Raycroft! The former Bruins’ netminder celebrates his 44th turn around the sun today.

Raycroft, born in Belleville, Ontario, played parts of five seasons with the Boston Bruins, as well as playing for Toronto, Colorado, Vancouver, and Dallas. He shined in his 2003-04 rookie year in Boston, posting a … Keep Reading

Boston Bruins’ All-Time Playoff Goaltenders

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

There is no doubt a correlation between the elite type of playoff performance a goaltender must demonstrate for his team in the NHL playoffs and the actual hoisting of the Stanley Cup. Few goalies in modern times can afford to play below regular season form over the grueling long haul that today’s playoffs demand. … Keep Reading

Bruins’ Tiny Thompson Stood Tall in 1929

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

As we approach the anniversary of the Boston Bruins’ first Stanley Cup celebration in 1929, it’s important to understand the contribution of one Cecil ‘Tiny’ Thompson, the 25-year-old who took over the team’s goaltending job in the fall of ’28.

Thompson had usurped Hal Winkler, who had accumulated 15 shutouts the prior … Keep Reading

Bruins ink Michael DiPietro to One-Year, Two-Way Contract Extension

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By: Jason Cooke | Follow me on Twitter / X @cookejournalism

The Boston Bruins are in no shortage of goalies. On Wednesday afternoon, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced that Michael DiPietro has been signed to a one-year, two-way contract extension with a National Hockey League cap hit of $775,000. The other half of Boston’s minor league affiliate goalie tandem, Brandon Bussi, will … Keep Reading

Bruins Prospect Svedebäck Has Been Impressive for Providence College

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By: Andrew Bluestein | Follow Me On Twitter / X @adbblue

For almost the last two decades, Boston Bruins fans have been spoiled with seeing great goaltending. There have been four Vezina Trophies from three different guys in that span. They currently have what is widely regarded as the best goaltending tandem in the league with Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark. 

They also have … Keep Reading

2023-24 Boston Bruins Second-Half Preview

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By: Max Weisman | Follow me on Twitter: @maweisman

The National Hockey League All-Star Break has come and gone, and for the second straight year, the Boston Bruins find themselves atop the NHL standings, albeit this time tied with the Vancouver Canucks. The record-setting Bruins of a year ago were 39-7-5 at the break, and this year, they’re a respectable 31-9-9 as they try to claim … Keep Reading

Opinion: Jeremy Swayman has Elevated his Game to be the Bruins Number One Goaltending Option

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By: Max Weisman | Follow me on Twitter: @maweisman

On January 4th, 2024, Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman allowed six goals in a 6-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Since then, he’s made six starts and came in to relieve Linus Ullmark when he exited with a lower-body injury during the overtime period against the Arizona Coyotes. During Ullmark’s time out of the … Keep Reading

Bruins Goalie Jeremy Swayman Continues to Strive for Greatness

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By: Tom Calautti | Follow me on Twitter @TCalauttis and Linktree

The 2022-23 season ended on a series of lows for goaltender Jeremy Swayman. After watching the first six games of Boston’s first-round playoff series against the Florida Panthers, he was thrust into action for game seven, allowed the series-clinching goal to Carter Verhagee in overtime on TD Garden ice, and entered the offseason without … Keep Reading

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