|Bruins enter ECHL affiliation with South Carolina Stingrays||07.25.12 at 3:23 pm ET|
The Bruins have a new ECHL affiliate, as the team announced it has entered into an affiliation relationship with the South Carolina Stingrays. The B’s previous ECHL club was the Reading Royals, with whom they’d been affiliated since the 2009-10 season.
The Stingrays had been the Capitals’ ECHL affiliate from 2004 to 2012.
Fun fact, per the Bruins’ PR: Rich Peverley‘s first professional season came with the Stingrays in 2004-05. He scored 30 goals and added 28 assist for 58 points in that season.
|Bruins give Claude Julien multi-year extension||07.23.12 at 5:32 pm ET|
The Bruins have signed head coach Claude Julien to a multi-year contract extension.
Julien, the 28th coach in team history, has been with the team since 2007 and carries a record of 228-132-50 with the B’s, good for a .617 win percentage. He led Boston to its first Stanley Cup championship in 39 years in the 2010-11 season.
The Bruins will hold a press conference Tuesday at noon to announce the signing.
|Poll: Who wins B’s-Caps Game 7?||04.25.12 at 8:01 am ET|
The Bruins are back where they found themselves three times last season en route to their Stanley Cup championship: Game 7 of a playoff series. How do you think Wednesday’s game will play out?
Who wins Bruins-Capitals Game 7?
- Bruins in a close game in regulation (59%, 153 Votes)
- Bruins in a rout (18%, 47 Votes)
- Bruins in overtime (14%, 35 Votes)
- Capitals in a close game in regulation (6%, 15 Votes)
- Capitals in overtime (3%, 7 Votes)
- Capitals in a rout (0%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 258
|Bruins chat at 2 p.m.||04.20.12 at 10:42 am ET|
Chat with WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean at 2 p.m. From the power play to the inability to beat Braden Holtby, any and all things B’s-Caps will be discussed. Bring your questions, good and bad.
|Nicklas Backstrom suspended for Game 4||04.17.12 at 11:13 pm ET|
Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom was suspended one game for cross-checking Bruins forward Rich Peverley in Monday’s Game 3, the NHL announced Tuesday. The incident occurred at 20:00 of the third period, and Backstrom was assessed a match penalty for attempt to injure.
|Video: Pane of glass hits David Krejci after Bruins win||04.12.12 at 11:51 pm ET|
As the Bruins were celebrating their 1-0 overtime win over the Capitals, center David Krejci was hit by a pane of glass. No word on whether he was injured. View the CBC video of the scary incident below (occurs at the one minute mark).
Another video of the incident shows Krejci getting up after the glass falls on him, albeit slowly:
|Kyle Turris not suspended for hit on Joe Corvo||02.26.12 at 2:17 pm ET|
The Senators forward delivered a hit to the head of Corvo at the 5:00 mark in the third period in Saturday night’s game in Ottawa. Turris received a two-minute boarding minor for the hit. The league’s Department of Player Safety held a disciplinary hearing for Turris but resulted in no suspension.
Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan said in a statement, “Because there was enough head contact on this hit, the Department of Player Safety felt it was necessary to convene a hearing to examine the play further. After reviewing the video extensively as we heard Turris’ explanation of how the play developed, we concluded that the head was not targeted intentionally or even recklessly and that the circumstances surrounding the hit contributed significantly to the amount of head contact that resulted. We therefore have decided that there will be no supplemental discipline added to the penalty assessed on the play.”
The Bruins host the Senators on Tuesday night at TD Garden.
Here’s a look at the hit: