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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

This Week in Bruins’ Playoff History: May 4th—May 10th

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

May 4th (1972): The Bruins lost Game Three to the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals, but Hall-of-Famer Bobby Orr made NHL history when he scored at 1:10 of the second frame. The 24-year-old defenseman scored his seventeenth career playoff goal in only his 47th game, breaking the record for … 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

Happy 60th Birthday to Bruins Alumni Rick Tocchet

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

Happy 60th birthday to former Boston Bruins right-wing Rick Tocchet! The rugged Tocchet arrived in Boston via a trade with the Los Angeles Kings for Kevin Stevens in January of 1996.

Unfortunately, the power forward was plagued by injuries during his time in Boston. Over the course of two abbreviated seasons in Boston—67 total … 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