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It Was A Great Game

from John Bishop of BostonBruins.com,

Despite his CHC pedigree, there’s no doubt that most members of the Boston Bruins organization would agree that compliments from Bob Gainey go a long way.

After the B’s 5-4 overtime victory over his Montreal Canadiens, Gainey, Montreal’s general manager and head coach, dolled out several puck bags full of respect for the Black & Gold

“It was a great game,” said Gainey. “I think, you have to give the Bruins credit—they came to play.

“They wanted to play hard. They brought all their tools with them. They were emotional. They were desperate and they’re a good team. They are in first place for a reason,” he said.

However, he was right about another thing: his Habs are not going to quit.

And, clearly, now that le bleu, blanc et rouge are in the playoffs, the standings simply don’t matter.

continued and check out the highlights of the game below…

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NHL Says Fenway An Option For Winter Classic

from Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com,

The National Hockey League’s now famous “Winter Classic” could be staged at Fenway Park this coming New Year’s Day, although a decision hasn’t been made by the league to play the annual outdoor game there yet, an NHL spokesman said on Thursday.

“We’re looking at Fenway,” Frank Brown, the NHL’s group vice president of public relations, said in a telephone conversation about the 97-year-old home of the Red Sox. “But we’re looking at a variety of options.”

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Report- Hockey At Fenway

from Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa of the Boston Herald,

Don’t breathe a word of this. Because nobody’s supposed to know. But the Boston Bruins [team stats]  will host the NHL’s Winter Classic outdoor hockey game against an unnamed opponent Jan. 1 at Fenway Park!

Our spies on Lansdowne Street say the League has given its blessing to a 2010 New Year’s Day game in the Hub of Hockey, choosing Boston over New York and Philadelphia.

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Jack Edwards Explains His Laugh

Steve of Puck The Media posts the 2nd part of his Jack Edwards interview,

PTM: [Clunky Transition] Well, speaking of entertainment value, there was this huge, huge hulabaloo in the online hockey community last week at that Philadelphia game where you did sort of the Vincent Price laugh after that Randy Jones hit.  First of all, how did that come into your mind, and do you think people are making too much of it?  I think it was just fun…

JE: Okay, first of all, everybody has a right to his opinion, and I enjoy strong opinions.  What I don’t respect is people who call names and throw mud and don’t actually follow through and consider what the story really is. 

If you go back and if you listen to the illegally posted, copyrighted material thats on YouTube [we both chuckle] I clearly refer to “the crowd wants a call for a hit from behind”.  That is what was so hilarious.  Because even before we knew that Patrice Bergeron had a broken neck on the 27th of October, 2007.  Even before we knew what the result of the examination was.  While he was still unconscious, the Flyers had issued a public relations release, and the Philadelphia media swallowed it whole, to the point that some columnist in Philadelphia actually wrote that Bergeron knew the hit was coming.

more and if you missed the Edwards call, watch it below…

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Getting To Know Jack Edwards

from Puck The Media,

PTM: ...are you kind of glad that ESPN doesn’t cover hockey anymore?

JE: Well, I think that all you need to know is - for those who wish that hockey was back on ESPN - last Saturday, which was probably the single most amazing night of the NHL season.  Just in terms of teams switching places, dramatic things happening, crazy games, that kind of thing. 

We went from Toronto to Philadelphia, we were in (Bruins radio play-by-play man) Dave Goucher’s room, having a couple cold ones.  Now, the Sweet 16 is going on in college basketball at the same time, the only hockey we saw in the entire sportscast of “SportsCenter” was about 45 seconds of the UNH-North Dakota game, which was the one UNH tied with one-tenth of a second to go, that went into Overtime.  That was 56 minutes into the telecast.  There was nothing on the NHL in the entire show. 

So, for those of you that hope that hockey gets back on ESPN, that’s what you’re gonna’ get.  That’s where it belongs in ESPN’s hierarchy, because there are some bozos sitting in the accounting department in a bunker in Burbank, California running Disney, who look at the numbers and completely ignore the passion of hockey fans.

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Thomas On Avery

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Sean Avery felt yesterday was the perfect time to give Thomas one to grow on - specifically, a smack to the back of the helmet as the Bruins’ No. 1 goalie was stretching his legs during a TV timeout in the third period.

“Unwritten rule,” Thomas mused, following his 31-stop afternoon and a 1-0 win over the Rangers that led to the Bruins clinching the Eastern Conference regular-season title. “Nothing happens during TV timeouts.”

Like most parts of the rulebook, the TV timeout rule hasn’t been committed to memory by the pugnacious Ranger forward. With Thomas some 30 feet out in the slot, stretching his hamstrings, Avery oh-so-subtly cruised up from behind and smacked his stick to the back of Thomas’s head.

“You look up and see who it is,” recalled Thomas, “and you’re like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’ So it was just reflex.”

read on & just in case you missed the latest Avery episode, watch it here...

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Sean Avery With A Stick To The Back Of The Head Of Tim Thomas

Late in the 3rd period with the Bruins leading the Rangers 1-0.  TV timeout, Bruins goaltender taking a break on his knees.

Avery skates by and stick makes contact with Thomas.  Avery looks innocent, and the fun begins.

Both Avery and Thomas received 2 minutes for roughing and the Bruins ended up winning, 1-0.

The above video is via the Rangers network and watch the Bruins network broadcast of the play below…

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Remembering The Big Fight

from Joe O’Conner of the National Post,

It was not his fault. Not entirely. He did not start it. He was just trying to defend himself from an angry mob of Boston Bruins. They were coming at him in waves: Terrible Teddy Green, Johnny (Pie) McKenzie, Johnny Bucyk and Gerry Cheevers. Everybody. The Boston bench was empty. Even the Bruins fans were coming at him, throwing punches and beers and God knows what else over the glass at the old Boston Garden.

It was hockey mayhem on April 2, 1969. It was the last NHL game Forbes Kennedy would ever play.

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added 3:36pm, Thanks to a pointer left in the comments, I have added a video of the start of the incident below…

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Tim Thomas Agrees To New Contract

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

Tim Thomas, in net for Boston’s 50th win of the season last night, yesterday agreed to a multi-year contract that will keep him with the Bruins for at least three more seasons.

According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the deal will pay the 34-year-old backstop approximately the $5.2 million-a-year earned by New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur, age 36, who last month became the game’s all-time winningest goalie.

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When Krejci Scores, Bruins Don’t Lose

from Joe Haggerty of WEEI,

Take a guess at the Bruins’ record this season when Krejci — fourth on the Bruins with 22 tallies — has potted himself a goal. In fact, the Bruins haven’t lost a game in regulation this season when young Krejci lights the magic red lamp — they’re an incredible 19-0-1 in 20 games this season Krejci has scored. The Black and Gold are a similarly dominant 27-2-5 in 34 games anytime the center has registered a point this season.

That tells you that the Bruins are pretty close to unbeatable when Krejci’s offensive line is clicking and throwing points up on the scoreboard, whether the slick center is picking a top corner of the net or dishing off a perfectly-placed tape-to-tape pass to a teammate for a Grade A scoring chance.

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