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  1. After break, B's poised for strong Cup push

    Joe McDonald

    Even before the Boston Bruins' recent string of success, players had already made plans and booked their All-Star break get-a-ways to warmer climates. A few days of rest and relaxation without thinking, talking or dissecting hockey will help the ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Marchand sits out practice

    Joe McDonald

    WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Bruins forward Brad Marchand was not practicing with the team Wednesday morning at Ristuccia Arena. Marchand scored his 12th goal of the season during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden. He spoke at l...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  3. W2W4: Bruins host Lightning, 7 ET

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins (22-15-6, 50 points) will host the Tampa Bay Lightning (27-13-4, 58 points) Tuesday night at TD Garden. Here's what to watch for: Going against the best: The Bruins are in the midst of their first three-game winning ...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  4. Thornton missed in Bruins' locker room

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- During his seven seasons playing for the Boston Bruins, Shawn Thornton owned the locker room. His real estate was one of two corner stalls in the room, with captain Zdeno Chara setting up shop in the other. Now, first-year Bruin and...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  5. Pastrnak's NHL dream starts at rookie camp

    Joe McDonald

    WILMINGTON, Mass. -- David Pastrnak seems poised to become a fan favorite in Boston. The Boston Bruins' first-round selection (No. 25 overall) in June's NHL entry draft has a colorful personality and genuinely loves the game of hockey. His long...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  6. McDonald's ballot for NHL awards

    Joe McDonald

    As a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, I have the honor to vote on certain NHL awards. Here is the ballot I filed at the end of the 2013-2014 regular season (award winner in bold): HART TROPHY 1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  7. Chiarelli takes blame, but likes B's makeup

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli took the blame Friday for the team's premature exodus from the Stanley Cup playoffs, saying maybe he didn't do enough to bolster the defense at the trade deadline. Since the Montreal Canadiens elimi...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  8. Bruins-Canadiens to start Thursday

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- After much anticipation, the NHL finally announced Tuesday night that Game 1 of the second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will be played Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at TD Garden. The rem...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  9. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Boston Bruins versus Mon...

    Joe McDonald

    The Detroit Red Wings had a 3-1-0 record against the Boston Bruins entering their first-round series. That didn't matter much once the puck dropped on the Stanley Cup playoffs, as Boston won the first round in five games. The Montreal Canadiens, Bost...

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  10. B's looking forward to matchup with Habs

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- After eliminating the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-2 win in Game 5 on Saturday at TD Garden, the Boston Bruins will now face the Montreal Canadiens. This is the first season with the NHL's new...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Bruins looking to shake off Habs hex

    Joe McDonald

    MONTREAL -- The Boston Bruins haven't had much success against the Montreal Canadiens within the past calendar year, but they are hoping their recent string of success carries over into Wednesday night's game at Bell Centre. The Bruins are ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  13. Bruins' OT win not all that satisfying

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- You can always count on Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to be honest. No matter the outcome of any game, he'll give it to you straight. That was the case again after Boston defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  14. Julien's gut pick of Kelly in SO goes wrong

    Joe McDonald

    WILMINGTON, Mass. -- When you think of Bruins players with the ability to succeed in a shootout, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Jarome Iginla and Brad Marchand quickly come to mind. So, why did forward Chris Kelly take the shootout attempt in the...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  15. Rapid Reaction: B's 3, Lightning 0

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to three games with a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday afternoon at TD Garden. The Bruins have played well during this stretch, and Monday received goals from Patrice Ber...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Stars 3, Bruins 2 (SO)

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The boos were louder than the cheers for former Bruins forward Tyler Seguin, who returned to Boston for the first time since he was traded to the Dallas Stars on July 4. Even before the Stars' 3-2 shootout victory over the Bruins Tues...

    Blog | November 05, 2013