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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’ First Stanley Cup Clincher—March 29, 1929

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

On this date in 1929, the Boston Bruins won their first National Hockey League title, sweeping the defending champion New York Rangers in two games.

The Bruins and Rangers were embroiled in a 1-1 deadlock until center Bill ‘Doc’ Carson, a Toronto dentist in the off-season, scored with 1:58 left in regulation, disappointing the Madison Square … 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