Player News - Bruins

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As expected, the Boston Bruins will host the Montreal Canadiens at the 2016 Winter Classic at the New England Patriots' field (Gillette Stadium).

What's arguably the NHL's greatest and longest-standing rivalry gets a fitting outdoor treatment next year.
Jan 24 - 1:17 PM

The Boston Bruins are 6-1-2 heading into the All-Star break.

Players like David Krejci and Zdeno Chara missed a significant amount of action in the first half of the season, which contributed to the Bruins' struggles. Boston has picked up at least one point in 11 of their last 12 games and have a 6-1-2 record in their last nine. "Right now we’re making some smart decisions, especially in the D-zone," said Julien. "I don’t think we’re getting caught running around and that’s important. We’re compact and our switches are good. And even in the entries, our battles are good and we’re clearing pucks."
Jan 24 - 8:34 AM

Dougie Hamilton had his first NHL fight in Wednesday's game versus Colorado.

He felt he was elbowed by Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog early in the third period, so he answered back with a high, hard check in the corner. The two of them dropped the gloves after that. "It's just hockey," said Hamilton. "I don't think fighting's a part of my game. I had a couple in junior, though it's been a while now. But I thought it was fun." Hamilton is having the best season of his young NHL career with eight goals, 26 points and 31 penalty minutes in 48 games.
Jan 23 - 6:51 AM

David Pastrnak picked up an assist on Wednesday, but his play has dropped off a little recently.

However, it's nothing that the Bruins weren't prepared for as the rookie forward adjusts to hockey at the NHL level. "We're going to keep working with him in certain areas, but he's seeing that at times it's not easy to get free in this league," coach Claude Julien said. "But with his speed and the players he's playing with (David Krejci and Milan Lucic), he'll adapt and he'll get better at it. But he's only played a handful of games with those two guys and you've got to give him a little bit of time in order to get used to it. As we mentioned before, there are going to be some growing pains, but as long as he shows some progress and is willing to work through those things, we're going to be patient with him." He has six points in 12 games.
Jan 22 - 10:31 AM

Craig Cunningham has become a versatile player for coach Claude Julien.

"I think Cunny's become a real valuable player for us," said Julien. "He'll take draws, he's a right-handed shot, which we don't have a ton of, especially on the wings. He can play both those positions. He's very reliable. You can move him up at times during games and he's become a very valuable asset for us." He mostly skates on the fourth line, but he did replace rookie David Pastrnak on the top unit when Boston was trying to protect a third-period lead in Dallas on Tuesday. However, Cunningham has two goals and one assist in 23 games, so he doesn't provide value to your fantasy squad.
Jan 22 - 10:26 AM

Torey Krug scored his ninth goal of the year in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Colorado.

He had four shots and a plus-1 rating in 18:40 of ice time in the match. Krug has posted 24 points in 44 games, which has him on pace to hit the 40-point mark for a second straight season.
Jan 22 - 10:15 AM

Brad Marchand scored his 13th goal of year in the Bruins' 3-2 SO loss to Colorado on Wednesday.

Marchand scored in his first game back after serving a two-game suspension for a slew-foot to Rangers' forward Derick Brassard last Thursday. Torey Krug scored the other goal for the Bruins. David Krejci picked up his 400th career point with an assist. Boston looked tired all night long which is understandable at the end of Western road trip. Marchand has 25 points in 43 games heading into the All-Star break.
Jan 22 - 1:31 AM

Tuukka Rask made 34 saves but took the 3-2 shootout loss to Colorado on Wednesday night.

Rask kept his team in the game all night as he helped Boston kill of five power-plays and stopped all four shots he saw in overtime. This was just a case of a tired Bruins team on a Western road trip though as the team has been red hot of late. Rask carries a 20-11-7 record to go with a 2.35 GAA and .919 save percentage in 39 appearances as we head into the All-Star break.
Jan 22 - 1:16 AM

Tuuka Rask is expected to make his sixth consecutive start Wednesday against the Avalanche.

Rask has been on quite the hot streak recently going 7-1-3 in his past 12 starts and stopping 36 of 37 shots in Tuesday night's game against the Stars. Despite a 2.00 goals-against-average and .931 save percentage in three career starts against Colorado, he has yet to earn a victory.
Jan 21 - 8:53 PM

Brad Marchand has finished serving his two-game suspension.

He's eligible to return to the lineup on Wednesday against Colorado. Marchand was banned for slew-footing New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard.
Jan 21 - 8:24 AM

Loui Eriksson scored his 11th goal of the year in Boston's 3-1 win over Dallas on Tuesday.

He led all Bruins forwards with 21:25 of ice time, including 3:49 on the power play and 4:49 on the penalty kill, during the contest. "I thought our line had a good game," said Eriksson, who was traded to Boston from the Stars in the Tyler Seguin deal. "We were playing real well together and winning pucks down in their end, making plays. It was definitely nice to get the win."
Jan 21 - 8:18 AM

Dougie Hamilton recorded a goal and an assist for the Bruins as part of Tuesday's 3-1 win over Dallas.

Hamilton's productive third NHL season had begun to hit a snag of late, as he entered the contest with just one point in his last 10, but this proves otherwise. With 28 points in 48 games, Hamilton is well on his way toward his first 40-point campaign. Gregory Campbell and Loui Ericsson also scored for Boston in the win.
Jan 21 - 2:14 AM

Tuukka Rask was superb on Tuesday night as he steered away 36 of 37 shots in a 3-1 win over Dallas.

With wins in five of his last six games, Rask has begun to deliver the type of production his fantasy owners have come to expect. Thanks to this recent run, his record has improved to 21-11-6 for the year while his GAA is now 2.33 and his save percentage is .920.
Jan 21 - 2:10 AM

Matt Bartkowski will sit for his ninth straight game on Tuesday in Dallas.

Until he get back into the lineup consistently, he has no fantasy value.
Jan 20 - 8:26 PM

Tuukka Rask will get the start against Dallas on Tuesday night.

Rask has begun to return to glory, winning four of his last five starts while blanking the Rangers and allowing just eight goals against. Boston leads Florida by four points for the final Wild Card slot, but trail Washington by just a pair.
Jan 20 - 8:19 PM

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