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Boston Bruin Vik Stasiuk Was Born on This Date

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

Vic Stasiuk was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. The six-foot left-wing played for Chicago and Detroit before being traded to the Boston Bruins in a multi-player deal on June 3, 1955. 

Stasiuk thrived on the famed ‘Uke’ line with Bronco Horvath and John Bucyk. All three  linemates had Ukrainian heritage and had previously played together in … Keep Reading

All Hail ‘The Chief’ on a Special Bruins Birthday

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

Bruins fans, on this day let’s celebrate one of the most adored Bruins of them all. It is Johnny ‘The Chief’ Bucyk’s 89th birthday!

On June 10, 1957, John Bucyk was traded to the Boston Bruins—along with cash considerations—to the Detroit Red Wings for goaltender Terry Sawchuk. On that day … Keep Reading

Remembering Boston Bruins’ Peter McNab on His Birthday

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

Peter McNab was born on this date in 1952. The Bruins’ ‘All-Centennial Team’ member grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, but moved to San Diego, California, at fourteen years old. A great young athlete—he was offered a baseball scholarship to the University of Denver—McNab took to hockey, just like his father Max, a former NHL … Keep Reading

Happy 64th Birthday to Former Bruin Mike Krushelnyski 

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

Mike “Krusher” Krushelnyski is celebrating his 64th birthday today. Happy birthday to the former Boston Bruins left-winger!

The Montreal native made the Bruins’ starting lineup during the 1982-83 season after a brief stint of seventeen games in 1981-82. His 23-42-65 production placed him sixth in points scored on the Bruins’ squad that rookie year. Playing with … Keep Reading

Goaltending Demons of the Bruins’ Playoff Past

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

Every generation of Bruins’ fans—in one particular year or another—has come to suffer the springtime sting of facing an opposing goaltender who comes to haunt their dreams. The goalie who makes dazzling and unlikely stops just when you think your favorite Bruins’ team is turning the corner or ready to advance. The netminder who … 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