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Tyler Seguin, Brad Marchand have Bruins leading Red Wings 02.13.11 at 1:16 pm ET
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The Bruins have a 2-1 lead after a period at Joe Louis Arena, which is a big step up after never leading in Friday’s 6-1 loss.

Tyler Seguin, playing for the first time in three games, got the Bruins on the board when he banged home a Jimmy Howard rebound off a Blake Wheeler wraparound at 1:29. The goal was credited to Wheeler, with Seguin getting the assist, but a review should clarify that it was Seguin’s goal. Should he rightfully be given credit, it will be his last three games.

UPDATE: The scoring was indeed changed to give Seguin the goal. Wheeler and Michael Ryder got assists.

Brad Marchand had an up and down first period for the Bruins. He made a blind pass in front of the Bruins’ net with only he and Todd Bertuzzi in the zone. Bertuzzi gained possession in front of Tim Thomas, took his time, and beat the B’s netminder for his third goal against Boston in two games.

Marchand would make up for his blunder, as he gave the B’s a 2-1 lead by scoring his 16th of the season off a beautiful pass from Ryder. The Wings will begin the second on the power play, as Ryder has 1:06 remaining on a roughing minor he took late in the period.

Read More: Blake Wheeler, Brad Marchand, Michael Ryder, Tim Thomas
Everything you need to know about the Bruins’ music change 02.12.11 at 4:10 pm ET
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Something has been different about the Garden the last week. Sure, there has been the fluctuation in energy from Wednesday nights’ thumping of the Canadiens and Friday’s no-show effort against the Red Wings, but that’s already been touched on.

The big difference can be seen before the puck is dropped, though come to think of it, it can’t be seen at all. People can hear the difference, and they’re asking questions.

What happened to “Whiskey In The Jar?”

Yes, the Bruins, who have skated out to Metallica’s cover of Thin Lizzy’s cover of the Dubliner’s interpretation of the Irish folk classic, no longer do so. The last two games, rather than Tim Thomas or Tuukka Rask leading the team out to the crunch of Metallica’s power chords, the B’s have skated out to Wiz Khalifa’s hip hop hit, “Black and Yellow.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Mark Stuart: ‘I’m not packing my bags yet’ 02.12.11 at 1:23 pm ET
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WILMINGTON –Mark Stuart entered the season as an important part of the Bruins’ blue line, and a guy who seemed a fit to one day wear a letter other than “B” on his jersey. After missing the 18 games with a fractured hand a dislocated finger, thing have been much different. With the emergence of Steven Kampfer and solid play of Adam McQuaid, Stuart knew while on the mend that his spot in the lineup would not be guaranteed.

‘€œYou have to earn your way back,” Stuart said on Jan. 13. “I don’€™t care who you are. ‘€¦ Guys are playing well. It would probably be different if the team was on a downswing and they were looking to change things up.”

Unfortunately for Stuart, his prediction was dead-on, as he has played in just three games since returning to the lineup on Jan. 17. A free agent at the end of the season, he has been a healthy scratch for the last eight games entering Sunday’s contest vs. the Red Wings in Detroit.

“I hoped it wouldn’t be this long,” Stuart said in a conversation with WEEI.com Saturday, “but that’s just the way it’s gone.”

Stuart has had to spend plenty of time recovering from injuries, and went down with his injury on Dec. 7 against the Sabres, it was just another in a long series for the blueliner. Last season, hand, finger, and sternum injuries cost him a combined 35 games.

Despite knowing what it’s like to watch from the press box, doing so when you’re healthy enough to be on the ice is even tougher.

“It’s probably harder when you could be out there,” Stuart said. “On the other hand, you’re healthy, too,” Stuart said, knocking on his wooden stall. “It’s obviously a lot better to be healthy, but it’s almost harder watching a game when you could be out there.”

As for what his future may hold, it’s hard to imagine someone on a one-year deal being happy with not being a healthy scratch. His name has been tossed around in trade rumors, with some speculating on whether he could be moved at the trade deadline. General manager Peter Chiarelli recently declined comment on what the market has been for Stuart, but if the defenseman had his way, he’d be playing in the same sweater he’s always worn.

“I would love to [stay] here. I’ve been here my whole career, and I love it here,” Stuart said. “There’s always rumors, but I’m not packing my bags yet or subletting my apartment until I get the call.”

Read More: Adam McQuaid, Mark Stuart, Peter Chiarelli, Steven Kampfer
Bruins hold Saturday practice 02.12.11 at 11:42 am ET
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WILMINGTON — After taking an ugly 6-1 loss to the Red Wings on Friday, the Bruins held practice Saturday in anticipation of Sunday’s tilt in Detroit. It looks like Mark Recchi was given a rest/maintenance day. With that being said, here is how the color-coordinated lined looked.

Milan LucicDavid KrejciNathan Horton
Brad MarchandPatrice Bergeron – Zach Hamill – Daniel Paille
Blake WheelerTyler SeguinMichael Ryder
Jordan Caron – Gregory CampbellShawn Thornton

Check back for more following practice

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Chara: Bruins need to do ‘everything’ better Sunday 02.11.11 at 10:19 pm ET
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It isn’t surprising that after the 6-1 beatdown the B’s took from the Red Wings on Friday, they’re expecting a little more on Sunday when they face Detroit for the second time in three days. Coach Claude Julien understandably didn’t like what he saw from his team, as the Bruins came out flat against a highly skilled Detroit club with great puck-moving ability, and the Wings dominated throughout the night as a result.

“We weren’t skating tonight. We were second on the puck. Even when they had the puck, I just felt they had lots of time to make plays,” Julien said, adding, “it just seemed that nothing was going to go our way.”

The game left Julien looking to see what type of effort the B’s can give against the Red Wings Sunday in Detroit. The Bruins have won four of their last six games, but it’s games against top teams like the Red Wings (second place in the Western Conference) that will show whether the Bruins can hang with the best the league has to offer.

“We’re a much better team than we showed,” Julien said. “We have another shot and we can see where we stand with teams like Detroit.”

When it comes to tailoring their approach, captain Zdeno Chara says the difference on Sunday will have to be sticking to their game-plan, something that went out the window in the first 1:10 of the game on Todd Bertuzzi‘s first goal of the night.

“I think overall our game has to be better [Sunday],” Chara said. “Everything about it. We were losing battles, we didn’€™t skate with them, pretty much everything. We were just flat all around.”

The B’s will face the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena Sunday 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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Red Wings pile it on Tuukka Rask in second period 02.11.11 at 8:38 pm ET
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After two periods and a 5-1 Red Wings lead, one thing is certain: Friday is not Tuukka Rask’s night. The B’s goaltender allowed three second-period goals, including Todd Bertuzzi’s second of the night.

Jiri Hidler scored 1:09 into the period, the second time the Red Wings have scored within the first 1:10 of a period. A Henrik Zetterberg backhanded tally on the power made it 4-1, and 24 seconds later, Rask misplayed a puck and Bertuzzie fired it off the netminder and in from behind the net.

Brad marchand was unsuccessful on a couple of opportunities in the period, whiffing early on in a shot in front of the net and getting stopped point-blank by Howard with around seven minutes remaining. The teams have 18 shots apiece.

The Bruins will begin the third shorthanded, as there are 23 seconds remaining on a Nathan Horton slashing penalty.

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Bruins trail Red Wings, 2-1, after first period 02.11.11 at 7:43 pm ET
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The Red Wings jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 3:10 Friday, but David Krecji’s first goal in 21 games has the B’s down by just one entering the second.

The Wings got on the board just 1:10 into the game when Todd Bertuzzi beat Tuukka Rask on Detroit’s first shot of the game. Henrik Zetterberg got a secondary assist on the play, giving him 42 helpers on the season.

Detroit’s second shot also yielded a goal, as Jiri Hudler hit Daniel Clearly in front of the net, with the right winger picking up his 17th goal of the season.

With the Bruins on the power play, Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard came out of his net slightly to tend to Milan Lucic on a Zdeno Chara shot. Lucic gained possession of the puck and def it to Krecji, who sent it into the unoccupied net for an easy goal.

The Red Wings outshot the Bruins, 12-7.

Read More: David Krejci, Todd Bertuzzi, Tuukka Rask,
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