Saturday, May 25, 2013
Think about this, Torey Krug has played in a grand total of five Stanley Cup Playoff games, all in the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Boston Bruins are 4-1.
Krug scored (4g-1a—5pts) in that second round and that is the most by a rookie defenseman since Glen Wesley scored six goals during the 1988 Stanley Cup Playoffs, when Wesley scored (6g-8a—14pts) in 23 games. The Boston Bruins would go on to lose to the Edmonton Oilers in the 1988 Stanley Cup Finals.
So yeah, in my opinion, Torey Krug is something special, if your comparing him to Glen Wesley who played 20 season in the NHL.
No fight in the hand shanke line @pucknut9 RT @bruinsdaily: Best tradition in sports twitter.com/BruinsDaily/st…
— Eric J. Burton (@goon48) May 26, 2013
There is a new drinking game; every time the Boston Bruins fourth line/Merlot Line is mentioned drink a beer, or take a shot or you can take a drink. You would never make it through the game sober, unless you're drinking water or pop.
That being said, the Pittsburgh Penguins probably aren't going to be as impressed with the Boston Bruins fourth line, because they're a really talented hockey team, but the fact remains you can't discount what they accomplished during the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here's the stats for the Merlot line Shawn Thornton (0g-3a—3pts), Gregory Campbell (3g-2a—5pts), Daniel Paille (1g-3a—4pts).
Jagr back in Pitt. Iginla saying no to Boston and yes to Pitt..Matt Cooke's hit on Savard..Two great hockey cities. 4 lines vs 4 lines. Yes.
— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) May 26, 2013
- (video) The legend of Torey Krug keeps growing; four goals five games. (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
The Boston Bruins signed Torey Krug out of Michigan State as a free agent after the 2011-12 season. The move by the Boston Bruins really looks like a smart move. Breaking it down further, Krug has been red hot since getting recalled by the Boston Bruins, scoring (4g-1a—5pts)and in five playoff games. So thank you Michigan State.
@bruinsdaily You know how we say thank you Kessel, how about thank you Michigan State for producing Torey Krug...
— Eric J. Burton (@goon48) May 25, 2013
- Torey Krug and Carl Hagelin goals; Rangers vs Bruins game (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
- (Video) Torey Krug scores his second goal in two games for the Bruins (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
New York Rangers forward Derek Dorsett has been begging for beat down all series long and after screwing with Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille at center ice, Boston Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton was more than willing to oblige the Rangers pugilist. Developing story.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Classic John Tortorella, the guy is a gem. Earlier in the game, Torts was caught on audio cussing out a lines man and dropping the F-bomb. In the course of one night, Torts cussed out the on-ice officials and told the writers to kiss his ass and won a hockey, so he keeps his job for at least another day... It pretty much sounds like he's going to get fired if the Rangers don't make it out of the second round, if you believe the scuttlebutt that you read on the internet. Someone over on the Hockey Writers suggested that Tors coach the Maine Black Bears. Now I would love to see that.
More Torts: "I need to make decisions about what I feel is right for our team to win tonight's game, & that's why I made that decision"
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 24, 2013
Torts: "By no means is this a situation where I take him out and I'm blaming him...Brad Richards is a helluva hockey player"
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 24, 2013
- John Tortorella speaks after the Rangers Game 2 loss to the Bruins (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
It was the night of the former college hockey players and former B.C. Eagle Chris Kreider kept the New York Rangers slim playoff hopes alive as his game winning goal in overtime beat the Boston Bruins 4-3. In tonight's game.
Kreider the 5th college alum to score in tonight's NYR-BOS game, the 8th to score an OT goal in these playoffs.
— College Hockey, Inc. (@collegehockey) May 24, 2013
Boston Bruins all-world defenseman Zdeno Chara was lazy with the puck this time and it cost the Boston Bruins a goal. Rangers forward Derek Stephan was Johnny on the spot as he put the puck in the net before the Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask could get set on his post. Chara's untimely slipup/turnover caused the game to be tied again at 2-2.
- Zdeno Chara gets hit in the face by Ryan Callahan, no call on the play (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
I have been doing a bi-weekly feature on the former college hockey players, that are currently playing in the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here's two former college hockey players that had an impact in tonight's game, between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers. First goal, Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug scored his third goal of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff on the power play in his seventh NHL game. in four games with the Boston Bruins, Krug has scored (3g-1a—4pts) and in seven career games Krug has scored (3g-3a—6pts), that’s pretty impressive in my book.
Carl Hagelin answers the Torey Krug goal with this interesting goal almost a minute later. I am not sure that Tuukka Rask expected to slip and fall and give up that easy of a goal to the New York Rangers.
Any former #NotreDame player expect Torey Krug to be this much of an offensive weapon in NHL?I know he tied TJ for scoring title but wow.
— Darin Pritchett (@Sportsbeat960) May 24, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Boston Bruins have pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination, with a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers, Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. The Bruins erased a 1-0 Rangers lead in the third period with goals from Johnny Boychuk and Daniel Paille.
I don’t know how you could describe Paille’s miraculous goal, the goal came off a goofy rebound that should have found its way into the net, but had eyes. Seriously, you have to see this goal to believe it. The puck that was shot by Gregory Campbell looked like it came off the face of a sand wedge and had some serious back-spin on it. If I was going to describe it, the puck’s movement looked more like Titleist Pro V1 golf than a hockey puck. The puck was going towards the goal line – hit the goal line and spun back like it was hit by Tiger Woods. The puck never broke the plane until Paille put the puck past Henrik Lundqvist on the rebound, for the game winning goal.
I know some people are sick of hearing about the fourth line, but you can see that the Merlot line had the majority of the points for the Boston Bruins tonight, Shawn Thornton (0g-2a—2pts), Gregory Campbell (0g-1a—1pts), Daniel Paille (1g-1a—2pts). Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk also got his fourth goal of the playoffs tonight as well.
New Drinking game. Everytime Pierre McGuire mentions the Bruins fourth line drink a beer, you will not be sober by the end of the game.
— Eric J. Burton (@goon48) May 22, 2013
The Officiating has been poor in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year, there is no doubt about it. This is an obvious high stick by Rangers forward Ryan Callahan on Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara that went uncalled, that should drawn a double minor penalty. Four officials on the ice and no one saw it. The Officials did manage to call a very weak penalty on Jaromir Jagr that was much less serious than this.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Video courtesy of our friends at Bruins Daily, stop by and visit their blog, you won't be disappointed. This is one of the longer press conferences you will probably see from New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella. This post game presser lasted a grand total of 02:14, that's pretty impressive if you ask me.
|English: 37 Patrice Bergeron (C, BOS) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
One my friends – a great hockey mind – told me that the Boston Bruins were lucky to win their first round series against the Maple Leafs. This is a fact that I agree with.
I have said on a couple occasion that I think that the Boston Bruins slept walked through the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Bruins looked tired and didn't have any energy in their step, that all seems to have changed now. I don't know if the Bruins are more rested or of they have found a second gear. I am not sure what is going on here, but the Boston Bruins are playing better.
In the second round so far, the Bruins top six forwards have been absolutely awesome. In the first round, many of us were ready to send out a search party for them.
Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand had another two point game (1g-1a—2pts) and now has five points in his last three games (2g-3a—5pts) after only scoring two points in the first round against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Patrice Bergeron is starting to find his game as well and has been red hot as of late as well… Bergy has (2g-4a—6pts) in the last three games after scoring just a single point in the first five games that he played in.
Make that two goals in two games for Boston Bruins rookie defenseman, Torey Krug. The Livonia, Michigan product has played in a grand total of five NHL games and has two NHL goals, both in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs.
05:28 BOS T. KRUG (2) SNAP - ASST: N. HORTON (5) AND D. KREJCI (10)
With an assist on Krug's goal, Krejci put himself back in first in playoff scoring with 15 points (5g, 10a), one ahead of Evgeni Malkin ^CS
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 19, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Here is the list of NHL hockey players that are currently playing in the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs that have played college hockey (Division I & III).
The players are listed by their NHL team. These are players that have played in at least “one” Stanley Cup Playoff game during in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. I have also listed their point totals as well.
This list doesn’t include players from teams that have been eliminated. The list doesn’t include players that are currently injured, or on their teams roster, but haven’t played in the Stanley Cup Playoff games yet. I will update the list as much as I can.
Former Vermont Catamout forward Patrick Sharp leads all former college hockey players with (6g-3a—9pts). Wisconsin Badgers forward Joe Pavelski, (4g-4a—8pts) is in second place and former Ferris State forward Chris Kunitz, (3g-4a—7pts) and former Gopher defenseman Paul Martin (2g-5a—7pts) are tied for third place in points.
Former Michigan State defenseman Torey Krug, who was signed as a free agent last spring by the Boston Bruins, scored his first NHL goal, in only his fourth NHL game. Krug made, in Stanley Cup playoff debut in game one against the New York Rangers. Krug’s power play goal at the mark 02:55 of the third period, tied the game 2-2 to send the game to overtime. Boston forward Brad Marchand won the game in overtime with a goal at the 15:40 mark of the overtime period.
Richard Peverley, F, St. Lawrence University, 7GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Matt Bartkowski, D, Ohio State, 3GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Torey Krug, D, Michigan State, 1GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Patrick Sharp, F, Vermont, 6GP, (6g-3a—9pts)
Duncan Keith, D, Michigan State, 6GP, (1g-4a—5pts)
Jonathon Toews, F, North Dakota, 6GP, (0g-3a—3pts)
Nick Leddy, D, Minnesota, 6GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Victor Stalberg, F, Vermont, 5GP, (0G-1A—1pts)
Brandon Bollig, F, St. Lawrence, 3GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Detroit Red Wings
Gustav Nyquist, F, Maine, 7GP, (1g-2a—3pts)
Justin Abdelkader, F, Michigan State, 6GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Brendan Smith, F, Wisconsin, 8GP, (1g-1a—2pts)
Patrick Eaves, F, Boston College, 7GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Danny Dekeyser, D, Western Michigan, 2GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Jimmy Howard, G, Maine, 4-4, .913 SV%, 2.77 GAA
Dustin Penner, F, Maine, 8GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Alec Martinez, D, Miami, 6Gp, (0g-2a—2tps)
Rob Scuderi, D, Boston College, 8GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Jonathan Quick, UMass, 8GP, 6-2, .947 SV% 1.56 GAA
New York Rangers
Carl Hagelin, F, Michigan, 8GP, (2g-3a—5pts)
Brian Boyle, F, Boston College, 7GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Derek Stepan, F, Wisconsin, 8GP, (3g-0a—2pts)
Ryan McDonagh, D, Wisconsin, 8GP, (1g-1a—2pts)
Chris Kreider, F, Boston College, 4GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Darroll Powe, F, Princeton, 3GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Kyle Turris, F, Wisconsin, 6GP, (3g-2a—5pts)
Erik Condra, F, Notre Dame, 6GP, (1g-4a—5pts)
Cory Conacher, F, Canisius College 5GP, (3g-0a—3pts)
Eric Gryba, D, Boston University, 4Gp, (0g-0a—0pts)
Patrick Wiercioch, D, Denver, 1GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Chris Kunitz, F, Ferris State, 7Gp, (3g-4a—7pts)
Paul Martin, D, Minnesota, 7GP, (2g-5a—7pts)
Douglas Murray, D, Cornell, 7GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Mark Eaton, D, Notre Dame, 4GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Craig Adams, F, Harvard, 7GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Tanner Glass, F, Dartmouth, 4GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Beau Bennett, F, Denver, 3GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Matt Niskanen, D, Duluth, 7GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Brooks Orpik, D, Boston College, 4GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
San Jose Sharks
Joe Pavelski, F, Wisconsin, 6GP, (4g-4a—8pts)
Dan Boyle, D, Miami, 6GP, (1g-3a—4pts)
Tommy Wingels, F, Miami, 6GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Justin Braun, D, UMass, 6GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Matt Irwin, D, UMass, 6GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Tim Kennedy, F, Michigan State, 2GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Adam Burish, F, Wisconsin, 4GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
T.J. Galiardi, F, Dartmouth, 6GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Cross-posted @ the Hockey Writers Combine.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Boston Bruins were lucky to get the win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, the Boston Bruins outshot the New York Rangers 48-35 and had a 16-5 edge in shots in the overtime period. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist kept the Rangers in the game by stopping 45/48 shots.
Brad Marchand had two points in the first six games that he played in during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, now has three point in two games and (1g-4a—5pts) in eight games. Patrice Bergeron had two points in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, now has four points in last two games and has been a big part of the Bruins turn around.
All I can think of is Ace Ventura slamming his face into the bench #Bruins twitpic.com/cr2x81
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) May 17, 2013
s/t @cjzero Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk took a beating during game one.
New York Rangers forward Taylor Pyatt was giving a two minute minor for boarding for this hit on Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuck. This hit ramped the game up for both teams. It's interesting to see how some classify the hit.
Pyatt hip checks Boychuk's head into the boards at 2:22 of the scoreless second period. Boychuk down on ice for a while.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
— Eric Wilbur (@GlobeEricWilbur) May 14, 2013
This picture was in one of my friend's twitter feeds. I am sure I will take some heat for it, but I couldn't help myself with this picture.
This has to be one of the biggest comeback wins in sports history, or at least during my lifetime. I don't remember a team being down 4-1 late in the third only to have that same team chip away at three goal lead and come back and win the game in overtime. So now can we say that the three goal lead in hockey is one of the toughest to defend?
Seguin: "After Horton scored to make it 4-2 Lucic went by bench calm & confident & said 'Thats one.' I got really motivated when he said it"
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
What an exciting night of hockey... The Boston Bruins scored two goals by Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron 31 seconds in the waning minutes of the third period to force the overtime period. At one point in the third period, the Boston Bruins were down 4-1 and it looked like Boston's season was over.
You could tell by the body language of Maple Leafs that the game tying goal was a back breaker and I had a feeling that the Bruins were going to take the game in the overtime period. And they did. Patrice Bergeron took the team on his back and at the 06:05 mark of the overtime period he scored the game winning goal sending the TD North Garden into a frenzy.
The game winning goal was Bergeron's second goal of the game and the third goal of the series. Bergeron's series clinching goal sends the Boston Bruins to the second round of the playoffs to face the New York Rangers. This is the first time the Rangers and the Boston Bruins will meet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in forty years (1972-1973).
RT @bruinsdaily: Bergeron with the Ranger Jacket twitter.com/BruinsDaily/st…
— Tim Rosenthal (@_TimRosenthal) May 14, 2013