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  1. Rask honored, but focused on bigger prize

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- After Tuukka Rask signed an eight-year contract extension worth $56 million last summer with the Boston Bruins, the franchise goaltender said he wanted to be worth every penny. He's lived up to all the expectations. On Friday, the NHL...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  2. Final buzzer: Spooner, Svedberg impress

    Joe McDonald

    Tick. Tock. Time is dwindling for Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and coach Claude Julien to decide the team's final roster before the season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 3 at TD Garden. Offensively, there are tw...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  3. B's thinking payback vs. Tampa

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- While the Boston Bruins were arriving home Monday from California after a three-game road trip, the Tampa Bay Lightning were in the midst of their third straight win by defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3. The Bruins host the Ligh...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  4. Observations: Sharks 2, Bruins 1

    Joe McDonald

    After a two-game winning streak on home ice, the Boston Bruins began a three-game road trip with a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks Thursday night at HP Pavilion. The Bruins are at a crucial point as the regular-season schedule is down to single di...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Hurricanes 4, Bruins 2

    Joe McDonald

    This wasn't the way the Boston Bruins wanted to begin a four-game road trip. The Carolina Hurricanes snapped a stalemate with a late goal in the third period en route to a 4-2 victory at RBC Center. The Hurricanes' Jay Harrison scored the gam...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  6. B's expect another grudge game

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Bruins held an optional skate Saturday morning at TD Garden in preparation for their 7 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden. Only goaltender Tim Thomas and forward Shawn Thornton did not participate. Coach ...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  7. Thomas is in good company

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas knows a lot about the history of the game. When it comes to stats and former players, he has a solid understanding of what came before him. After the team's practice Sunday morning at TD Garden, a repor...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  8. NHL playoffs: Peter Chiarelli has his chance to bring a champions...

    Joe McDonald

    The road to the finals has been a wave of emotions for Peter Chiarelli.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2011
  9. Video: Thomas and others talk finals

    ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald talks to Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas about what it means to be heading to the Stanley Cup finals, and we hear from Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin about the Game 7 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning....

    Blog | May 28, 2011
  10. 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs: Moment of perfection was all Boston Br...

    Joe McDonald

    A moment of perfection was just what the Bruins needed in Game 7.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2011
  11. Video: Seguin quietly preparing for Game 6

    Joe McDonald

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin has made an impact against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals, his first Stanley Cup playoff series. As the Bruins prepare for Game 6 Wednesday night at St. Pete Times Forum,...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  12. NHL playoffs: The Boston Bruins' complacency in Game 4 breaks the...

    Joe McDonald

    The Bruins' Game 4 loss makes this semifinal series anyone's for the taking.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  13. 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs: Patrice Bergeron practices with Boston...

    Joe McDonald

    Patrice Bergeron practices with the Bruins as he makes his way back from a mild concussion.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  14. NHL Playoffs: Boston Bruins couldn't overcome their issues in Gam...

    Joe McDonald

    The Bruins couldn't overcome their issues in a Game 1 loss to the Lightning.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2011
  15. Video: Former teammates, now rivals

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Like they did with Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, people always doubted that Tampa Bay Lightning's Martin St. Louis could play at the NHL level. Thomas' style was too chaotic and St. Louis was too small for professional hockey....

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  16. Video: Solving Thomas

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is a Vezina Trophy finalist as the NHL's top goalie. The Tampa Bay Lightning know it will be a challenge to figure him out, but players like Steven Stamkos and Vincent Lecavalier believe it can be done:...

    Blog | May 13, 2011