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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

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Playoff History

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

It’s officially springtime! The Boston Bruins’ 2023-24 regular season has come to a close, and with their second-place Atlantic division finish, Boston will be matched with the third-place Toronto Maple Leafs in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. So, with the NHL postseason ready to consume our attention, let’s take … 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

What Might Have Been: Ewan ‘The Elk’ Cartwright and the 1976-77 Boston Bruins

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

In the summer of 1976, while the city of Boston was celebrating the country’s bicentennial, the Bruins were looking to bolster their NHL lineup. They thought they might have found their man—Ewan ‘The Elk’ Cartwright—who they invited to camp as a ‘walk-on’. The rest of the story is a relatively obscure … Keep Reading

Ullmark’s Willingness to Drop Gloves Brings Back Memories of Goalie Fights 

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By: Tim Dumas | Follow me on Twitter @TimDumas

He scores goals and does not hesitate to drop his gloves. Linus Ullmark not only stops pucks – sometimes with his head – at an elite level, but the Boston Bruins goalie is also showing his old-school side. 

Ullmark’s performance this season has one comparison: Ron Hextall, the recently fired general manager of … Keep Reading

31 Days Until Boston Bruins Season Opener: Doug Keans

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By: Mike Sullivan | Follow me on Twitter: @_MikeSullivan

There it is! We’re at 31 days until the Boston Bruins face off against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals for their regular season opener. During this countdown, we’ve been blessed with guys like Patrice Bergeron (37), Shane Hnidy (34), David Krejci (46), and other notable players. 31 was a number that 20 different players wore in … Keep Reading

Who is the Best Goaltender in Bruins History?

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By: Gayle Troiani | Follow me on Twitter @LadyBruinsFan

“Most fans go wild when they see a goalie make what looks like a great save, but the chances are what they are seeing is a save that was made from being out of position.”

Mike Richter, New York Ranger goalie 1989-2003

Goaltenders are the most important player on a hockey team. Often described as agile … Keep Reading

This Day in Bruins History: Boston Wins First Stanley Cup!

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

On this day in Bruins history, March 29th, 1929, Boston became “World Champions” of hockey as one of my favorite vintage team pictures above showcases.

And boy did the B’s put on a show in capturing the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup, beating the New York Rangers on back-to-back nights (one in Boston at their Garden and … Keep Reading

This Day in Bruins History: Goalie Eddie Johnston “Posts” Iron Man Season

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

On this day in Bruins history, March 22nd, 1964, goalie Eddie Johnston finishes an “iron man” season for the B’s between the pipes.

He becomes the last goaltender in NHL history to play every minute of every game in a season, albeit a losing one for Boston as the team finishes in the cellar with Johnston posting … Keep Reading

This Day in Bruins History: Jacques Plante “Ages” Into Record Books

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

On this day in Bruins history, March 4th, 1973, veteran NHL goaltender and Canadiens crease legend Jacques Plante planted himself between the pipes for the Boston Bruins for the first time.

And at age 44, he became the oldest B’s goalie to win a game and he did it in style by shutting out the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 … Keep Reading

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