|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:
|Bruins end skid, beat Blues||02.22.12 at 10:32 pm ET|
The struggling Bruins got a much-needed win as they beat the Blues, 4-2, Wednesday night in St. Louis.
Brad Marchand had two goals for the B’s, scoring 2:29 into the first period and adding his 21st goal of the season in the third period. Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly also scored for the Bruins. Marchand, Lucic and Kelly all had multi-point nights.
Tim Thomas picked up the victory for the Bruins, making 29 saves and surrendering goals to Chris Stewart and Ryan Reaves. The win broke a two-game losing streak for the Bruins.
The B’s will next play on Friday, when they face the Sabres at First Niagara Center. The last time the two teams played, the Sabres handed the B’s a 6-0 loss on Feb. 8.
|Shawn Thornton sick, could miss Wednesday’s game||02.22.12 at 1:46 pm ET|
According to reports out of St. Louis, Bruins forward Shawn Thornton is sick and was not on the ice for Wednesday’s morning skate. B’s coach Claude Julien told reporters after the skate that Thornton is considered a game-time decision for Wednesday night’s game against the Blues.
If Thornton can’t go, Carter Camper would be the beneficiary. The B’s called up the forward from Providence on Monday, and he would be inserted into the lineup should Thornton be kept out.
|Poll: Was Tim Thomas right to skip White House ceremony?||01.23.12 at 9:20 pm ET|
How do you feel about Tim Thomas' decision to skip the White House ceremony honoring the Bruins because of his political beliefs?
- He was right to stand up for what he believes and let it be known (47%, 539 Votes)
- He should have attended the ceremony and kept his mouth shut (44%, 506 Votes)
- He can skip the function, but he should have kept quiet about it (6%, 69 Votes)
- None of this would have happened if he would have only pumped Roberto Luongo's tires (3%, 34 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,148
|Photos: Boston Bruins Opening Night||10.08.11 at 7:58 am ET|
In case you missed it, here are some photos that were captured by WEEI’s Michael Berger, as well as the Associated Press, from Opening Night at the TD Garden. Click on the photo below to launch a slide show from Opening Night.