The Boston Bruins have been a part of the NHL since 1924 and they are the third oldest
team in the NHL. In fact, they are the oldest team that is from the United States, showing
just how much history they have. People in Boston love the Bruins and that shows with
Boston Bruins tickets sales. The team has been well supported throughout its history. Fans
have also seen a lot of success. Boston Bruins tickets holders have seen the team win 24
division titles, one presidents trophy, three conference titles, and six Stanley Cups. The most
recent success was the Stanley Cup in 2010-2011. This was a welcome return to winning
ways for Boston Bruins tickets holders, as their last Stanley Cup came in 1971-1972.
The past five seasons have seen the Boston Bruins tickets holders witness a great deal of
consistency from their teams. They have made the playoffs every time in the past five
seasons. They lost in the QFs twice in this time, the semi-finals twice, with the Stanley Cup
triumph coming in 2010-2011.
Over the years, some terrific players have put on the Boston Bruins shirt. The likes of
Sprague Cleghorn, Dit Clapper, Mitt Schmidt, and Nels Stewart are just a few names from
the Boston Bruins hall of fame. There are more than twenty players in the hall of fame,
showing just how good the Boston Bruins have been over the years. They have always
treated the fans with the best hockey possible and they have always provided proper
12-9-13: Boston won two of three games last week, but their performance on the ice will be overshadowed by some of the nastiness that occurred in those games. Shawn Thornton will be suspended for a long time given what he did to Brooks Orpik. The health of Loui Eriksson and Chris Kelly is a serious concern. Dougie Hamilton and Kevan Miller both left the game versus Toronto. The next two weeks will be crucial for the B’s if they want to remain atop the Eastern Conference.
12-2-13: The Bruins won three out of four games this past week with their only blemish coming in a 5-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, where the B’s managed only 17 shots on net. Reilly Smith, the other player in the Tyler Seguin for Loui Eriksson trade, has been providing the Bruins with secondary scoring this season. Smith has 17 points in 27 games with six points in his last eight games. Boston continues to be the class of the Eastern Conference.
11-25-13: The Boston Bruins continue their winning ways as they currently have the Eastern Conference’s best overall record. Boston is 7-1-2 in their last 10 games played and sport an impressive 9-3-2 record at the TD Garden. The Bruins went 3-1 on the week with two wins over Carolina, and a win over the New York Rangers. Boston has a tough week ahead as the Penguins visit Boston for the first time since being swept out of the playoffs last season.
11-18-13: The Bruins won two out of three games last week, but in their two wins they didn’t look particularly good. They needed overtime to beat Columbus and got outplayed by the Senators last Saturday. Boston started off the week by beating Tampa Bay 3-0 on Veterans Day. If anyone could upset Tomas Hertl for the Calder Trophy it could Boston’s Torey Krug. He leads all NHL rookie defenders with 12 points and is tied for third overall in rookie scoring.
11-12-13: It was an interesting week for the Bruins as they welcomed Tyler Seguin, Tim Thomas, and Phil Kessel back to Boston. The Bruins lost to Dallas in a shootout last Tuesday but followed it up by beating the lowly Panthers and defeating the Maple Leafs in a rematch of last year’s epic playoff series. The B’s plus-15 goal differential is one of the best in the league. The Bruins still haven’t played their best hockey yet but when they start to get hot the Eastern Conference must be aware as Boston is still one of the league’s premier teams.
11-5-13: While the city of Boston was celebrating another championship with the Red Sox World Series win over the Cardinals, the Boston Bruins were stumbling in their toughest week of the season to date. The B’s dropped two-of-three and their lone victory came over the Ducks in a shootout. They were outplayed by both the Islanders and Penguins and didn’t look good in either game. Ryan Spooner was called up from Providence of the AHL and provided a spark to the Bruins lineup. He had two assists in two games this past week.
10-29-13: The Boston Bruins just know how to play good hockey. Head coach Claude Julien is an underrated coach who doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. The Bruins don’t score many goals, as they have only scored 30 all season long, which is good for 27th in the NHL. On the flipside, the B’s don’t give up many goals giving up a total of 17 thus far. That’s good for second in the NHL. The loss of Loui Eriksson to a concussion indefinitely is a huge blow. The Bruins are now 7-3-0.
10-21-13: Remember in the offseason when the Dallas Stars threw in Reilly Smith as an extra player in the Tyler Seguin for Loui Eriksson trade? Well, Dallas may be regretting that now. Smith has five points in his first seven games as a Bruin and solidified a spot on Boston’s third line. Newcomers Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson are slowly adjusting to Claude Julien’s style of play. Their plus -10 goal differential is good for a top 10 spot overall.
10-14-13: All areas of emphasis are going well for the 3-1-0 Bruins thus far. Youngsters Jordan Caron, Reilly Smith, and Torey Krug have all been valuable assets. The top line of Milan Lucic, Jarome Iginla, and David Krejci has been a force after three games. Goaltender Tuuka Rask has only given up three goals in his first three games and he looks well worth the money he was given in the offseason. Over the last couple of seasons, the Bruins penalty kill has been stellar. So far, it’s the same this year. The Bruins have surrendered only one powerplay goal all year.
10-7-13: The defending Eastern Conference champions look even more dominant than last year’s team. Boston opened up the season with a 3-1 home victory against the Tampa Bay Lighting. They followed up that by beating their new division and conference rivals, the Detroit Red Wings. All in all, the Bruins are once again a power in the East.
8-22-13: The defending Eastern Conference champions begin their title quest on Thursday Oct. 3 when the Tampa Bay Lighting visits the TD Garden. The Bruins play host to the Dallas Stars on Nov. 5 in what will be the teams’ first meeting since the Bruins shipped Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley to the Stars in exchange for Loui Eriksson and prospects. Boston visits Calgary on Dec. 10 and the newest Boston Bruin, Jarome Iginla, will play his first game against the team he spent his whole career with until being traded last season to Pittsburgh. On Jan. 19, Boston visits Chicago in a rematch of the Stanley Cup Final.
7-12-13: The Bruins have signed center Patrice Bergeron to an eight-year, $52M extension.
Earlier in the week, they signed restricted free-agent goalie Tuukka Rask to an eight-year contract worth $56M.
Bruins 2013 NHL Draft Summary
Pick #60: Linus Arnesson, D
Pick #90: Peter Cehlarik, LW
Pick #120: Ryan Fitzgerald, C
Pick #150: Wiley Sherman, D
Pick #180: Anton Blidh, LW
Pick #210: Mitchell Dempsey, LW
6-13-13: After overcoming a 3-goal-Game-7 deficit against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Bruins made their run to the Stanley Cup Finals look simple, but the shortened season was about as dramatic for Boston as the only Game 7 they've had to play. Their savior Tim Thomas, who led the B's to a Stanley Cup in 2011, decided to take a year off, 6-Time All-Star Jarome Iginla waived his no-trade clause and went to Pittsburgh after all signs led to Boston, and the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon tested the faith of the entire city. While it is hard to believe now, Tuukka Rask, in his first season as a starting goaltender, struggled at moments, forcing head coach Claude Julien to put in untested backup Anton Khudobin while the Bruins battled with the Montreal Canadiens for the Northeast Division lead. While Montreal took the division, the Bruins ultimately stood the test of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and are in the Finals thanks to the grit they displayed all season and overcoming every obstacle they crossed along the way.