The Bruins Cannot Be Stopped!

31 03 2009
The B's are on a real roll, can they keep it going?

The B's are on a real roll, can they keep it going?

By Jim Chandley

While that may be a little drastic, the Bruins have turned the effort around 180 degrees of late.

The B’s beat Tampa 3-1 in Boston on Tuesday.

They brought a great powerplay and really put the Bolts away early.  Blake Wheeler scored midway through the first and there was more to come.

Zdeno Chara and Chuck Kobasew both scored in the second on powerplays.  The game was effectively over as these goals deflated the Lightning completely.

Steven Stamkos did score for Tampa Bay in the third, but it was a day late and a dollar short.  The Bruins coasted to the 3-1 win.

Now the B’s wait for the Senators on Thursday night.  Boston is firmly in the driver’s seat to win the Eastern Conference and may look to rest some key players as the regular season draws to a close.

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Bruins Drops Second Straight in Tampa Bay

22 02 2009

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By Jim Chandley

The B’s lost 4-3 in Tampa this evening despite a good effort.  The game was tied after 1 when Andrew Ference scored on the powerplay at 16:52.

The Bruins managed to tie it up again in before the second intermission  when Chara scored late in the second from Kobasew and Ward.

As the two teams locked horns in the third, the Bruins seemed to be headed towards another overtime game and perhaps a shootout.  But at 17:10 in the 3rd, Ference put the puck over the glass for a delay of game penalty.

On the ensuing powerplay, Vaclav Prospal buried the goal that would become the game winner.  The Bruins went on to lose 4-3.

The Bruins will be back at home on Tuesday to host the Florida Panthers.  They will look to avenge Saturday’s loss in Florida.





Long Lay-off Leaves Bruins Flat

21 02 2009

The Panthers' Thomas Vokoun, who shutout the Bruins on Saturday

By Jim Chandley

The Florida Panthers handed the Bruins a 2-0 loss tonight in Florida.  Thomas Vokoun (pictured above) recorded his 6th shutout of the season, turning away 41 shots in all.  Radek Dvorak did all of the offensive work, scoring both goals for Florida.

The Bruins did not bring their usual intensity tonight.  One of Dvorak’s goals came shorthanded, leaving the Bruins powerplay unit -1 on the night.  Despite 6 chances, the powerplay team failed to net a single goal.

While the Bruins weren’t their usual selves, Vokoun was unbeatable.  He did everything but stand on his head (and had he needed to he might have).

The B’s will skate at St. Petersburg Times Forum in Tampa tomorrow at 5.  They will look to beat a Lightning team that is effectively done for the season.  Tampa is 2-6-2 in their last 10 and 18 points out of a playoff spot.