Bruins Game 7 score update 4/25/12


Sadly, the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, the Boston Bruins, were defeated in Game 7 by the Washington Capitals with the winning shot by Joel Ward. 2-1 is the ending score. Capitals are advancing, but two other Game 7s will be played until then no idea who the Capitals will be playing in the next series. Wish the Bruins were advancing, but great game regardless.

It’s the end of regulation and this Game 7 is going into sudden death overtime.

Second period: Tyler Seguin dove to push the puck into the goal as it laid between the goal and the goalie’s back, which tied up the score 1-1 at 14:27.

First period: John Carlson assisted by Jason Chimera of the Washington Capitals shot a goal at 11:23 into the upper right corner of the Bruins’ goal to give the Capitals the 1-0 lead.

Bruins and Capitals both looking to advance in playoffs in Game 7 showdown


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Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas has big-game experience: He is 3-2 with a 2.04 goals-against average in Game 7s.

The defending Stanley Cup Champions look to advance in the playoffs tonight with a win at home in TD Garden against the Capitals. The Bruins had an impressive win last game on Sunday to hold on for the inevitable tiebreaker. The Bruins can totally take the series with their Game 7 experience. Last season they won three Game 7s that lead them to be Stanley Cup Champions. They beat the Montreal Canadiens in overtime, then defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 1-0 shutout, and steamrolled the Canucks on their home turf, Rogers Arena, in a spectacular 4-0 shutout. During that game, Tim Thomas was stellar and had 37 saves, while Bergeron, Marchand, and Luongo scored the four goals to ruin the Canucks chance to claim the Stanley Cup.

Game 7 starts at 7.30pm! Watch the thrilling Game 7 on CBC, RDS, NBCSN, or NESN(HD). Or you may listen to the game on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Here’s an updated compare list of stats of the last six games. (Bruins preview)

Stats
6 GP 6
3 W 3
3 L 3
2 OT 1
0 P 0
0.500 P% 0.500
2.33 G/G 2.33
2.33 GA/G 2.33
16.7 PP% 10.0
90.0 PK% 83.3
30.0 S/G 36.0
36.0 SA/G 30.0
50.7 FO% 49.3

Bruins’ Game 6 play by play


UPDATE: Bruins win! 4-3 with Seguin’s amazing shot in OT. Game 7 here we come.

End of regulation. Sudden death overtime.

The Bruins and the Capitals are currently tied with less than five minutes to go in regulation.

Boston scored the first goal by Peverley at 5:56 in the first period. The Capitals then tied it up by Mike Green with a slap shot are 9:47. Bruins then took the lead again at 16:48 in the first with a power play goal by Krejci. Chimera tied up the game again with a late period shot at 19:18 in the second. The Bruins had taken the lead at 15:08 in the third by a wrist shot from Andrew Ference. However, the Capitals wouldn’t have it as Ovechkin hits a slap shot that went through Tim Thomas’ legs, tying the score 3-3.

Bruins and Sox both look to bounce back after disappointing losses yesterday afternoon


This guy. (AP)

Bruins lost Game 5 yesterday to the Capitals when the Capitals scored their go-ahead goal late in the third period on a power play. The Sox similarly lost their game in late innings as the bullpen imploded and gave up a whooping fourteen runs in just two innings alone. Both teams need a win desperately. The Bruins need one in order not to avoid elimination in Game 6 this afternoon from the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Red Sox need one after losing six straight home games to both the Texas Rangers and their rivals the New York Yankees. In addition, Bobby Valentine is skidding on thin ice with the Sox’s collapse yesterday. He received a huge amount of boos from the Fenway crowd each time he replaced a pitcher. It’s a gloomy day here in Boston with the likelihood of rain, hopefully so sun will come out and brighten up these rather depressing circumstances.

Watch the Bruins @ 3.00pm on NBC, RDS, CBC or listen to them on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Watch the Red Sox @ 8.05pm on ESPN or listen to the game on NYY: WCBS 880, WADO 1280; BOS: WEEI 93.7 FM/850 AM, WWZN 1510.

Bruins’ Game 5 updates


The Bruins and Capitals are once again having a tying match up with their shots. First, the Capitals score from a wrist shot by Alexander Semin at 11:16 in the second period. Later the Capitals increase that lead to 2 by a shot from Jay Beagle. Then the Bruins answer back with two shots within 28 seconds of each other. Dennis Seidenberg hit snap shot at 17:21 to decrease the Capitals’ lead by 1. Moments later at 17:49, Marchand with assists by Johnny Boychuk and Greg Zanon tied up the game at 2 before the second period ended. Washington took the lead again by a goal from Mike Knuble. 3-2 Capitals in the third period. The Bruins tied Game 5 up with a power play goal by Johnny Boychuk at 8:47. The Bruins lost Game 5 with the go-ahead goal at 18:33 in the third period by Troy Brouwer. Capitals win 4-3.

Bruins look to take series lead in Game 5


Today the Bruins will take on the Capitals at the Garden in Game 5 of the best of seven first round playoff showdowns. The Bruins look to take the series lead again. The game will start at 3.00pm. As usual you may watch it on CBC, NBC, RDS or listen to it on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Here’s a compare list of stats combining the games played already.

Stats
4 GP 4
2 W 2
2 L 2
1 OT 1
0 P 0
0.500 P% 0.500
1.75 G/G 1.75
1.75 GA/G 1.75
16.7 PP% 0.0
100.0 PK% 83.3
27.2 S/G 37.0
37.0 SA/G 27.2
52.0 FO% 48.0

Bruins lose Game 4, series tied 2-2


The Bruins fell last night to the Capitals, which brings them to the inevitable Game 5 showdown to break the tie.

Johansson scored the first goal of the night for the Capitals at 1:22 within the first period. Peverley got the Bruins on board by netting a goal at 13:12. Semin scored the winning shot for the Capitals at 18:43 in the second period. Surprisingly, this time there was no constant take-the-lead then tie then take-the-lead action.

Tomorrow afternoon, the two teams will take the ice and battle at 3.00pm EST. You may watch the game at CBC, NBC, RDS or listen to it on the radio at 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Bruins’ Game 3 set in capital against Capitals


The Bruins take on the Capitals tonight at 7.30pm on NESN in Washington D.C. Tonight is Game 3, whoever wins tonight takes a 2-1 series lead.

UPDATE: The Capitals held a 1-0 lead by the end of the 1st period with a shot by Alexander Semin at 16:00. Bruins came back with a goal in the 2nd at 00:35 with a wrist shot by Peverley. However, Alex Ovechkin quickly answered back with a slapshot 13 seconds after the Bruins tied it up, thus giving the Capitals the continued lead. Daniel Paille tied up the game again 2-2 at 9.38. At 01:02 in the third period, the Boston Bruins finally take the lead in regulation for the first time in this series off of Brian Rolston’s wrist shot making the score 3-2. Brooks Laich makes the tying goal in this game in the third at 14:00, leaving the game 3-3. With 1:53 to go in the third period, the Bruins TAKE THE LEAD 4-3!
That wraps it up from Washington D.C. Bruins lead the series 2-1!

Ellsbury on 15-day DL, Clay Buchholz takes the mound in 2nd game; Bruins head into Game 2 with 1-0 series lead


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Reid Brignac said he "knew something was not right" after landing on Jacoby Ellsbury.

After a nasty collision with Reid Brignac yesterday during Opening Day, Ellsbury has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a subluxed right shoulder. According to the Red Sox, “No timetable was set for Ellsbury’s return, but subluxations — when the upper arm comes partially out of the shoulder socket beyond what is normal — can typically take six to eight weeks to return, or more.” Hopefully the injury isn’t too bad and we’ll see Ellsbury back with the Red Sox real soon.

Clay Buchholz is the starting pitcher for game 2 against the Tampa Bay Rays. So far, it’s not a great start considering his extremely impressive record against the Rays. It’s 4-0 Rays. Buchholz allowed a 3-run homer to the douchebag Luke Scott and previously, Carlos Pena doubled to right field scoring Desmond Jennings for the first run of the game. Still 4-0 Rays in the bottom of the 2nd inning.

UPDATE: Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run home run to center field, scoring Ryan Sweeney, putting the Sox just down by 2 runs going into the third inning. Scott doubled to center field, scores Matt Joyce to take a 5-2 lead in the top of the third. Pedroia homered with one out in the bottom of the third, cutting the Rays lead to 5-3. Bottom of the fifth, Ortiz tied up the game to 5-5 by belting a two-run homer to right center field. Later in the seventh, Aviles lets the Sox take the lead 6-5 by sending a solo shot to left field. Sox tack on some more insurance runs when Cody Ross doubled to left, advancing Gonzalez and Youkilis to home and changing the score to 8-5. Ortiz belted a double that tacked on three RBIs to his stat, setting the Sox at a comfortable 11-5 lead. Ross scored another big hit, sending a two run shot to left field, being the last Red Sox hit of the night and upping the score 13-5. Clay Buchholz received the win for today, going seven innings, allowing five runs on six hits and striking out five. Badenhop was given the loss going only one inning and giving up one run.

The lineup for today’s game is:

Aviles SS
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Ross CF
Sweeney RF
Saltalamacchia C
McDonald LF

Buchholz SP

Also the Bruins are playing right now in their 2nd game against the Capitals. The Capitals take the lead 1-0 with a goal from Brouwer during 17:57 of the 2nd period.

UPDATE: The Bruins tie up Game 2 at 12:13 in the third period with a goal by Benoit Pouliot, assisted by Brain Rolston and Chris Kelly. In second overtime at 2:56, the Capitals took Game 2 to tie the series with Backstrom’s snap shot.

Bruins take Game 1 against Capitals after heading into OT


Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Washington Capitals with teammate Benoit Pouliot in overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Thursday, April 12, 2012. The Bruins won 1-0. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

“Chris Kelly’s newest piece of jewelry is a thick, padlocked chain that he wore around his neck after scoring the game-winning goal in Boston’s playoff opener on Thursday night.

The message: Try not to be the weak link” (Chicago Sun Times).

Chris Kelly was definitely not the weak link of the night; in fact, he was, alongside Tim Thomas, an MVP of Game 1. The Bruins and the Capitals after three scoreless periods, headed into sudden death overtime. But after 1 minute and 17 seconds of a scoreless OT, Kelly induced thousands of roars from Bruins fans in the Garden when at 1:18, he scored the only goal allowed instantly claiming a 1-0 series lead against the Capitals. Also in last night’s game, Tim Thomas had his sixth postseason shutout game by stopping 17 shots on goal.

Bruins looking to become repeat Stanley Cup Champions


Tonight marks the first game of the 2012 NHL playoff season for the reigning Stanley Cup Champions. I hope the playoffs are certainly as impressive as the games from last year (talk about nerve-racking!). The Bruins have a chance to become the first repeating Stanley Cup Champions since the Detroit Red Wings and their ’97 and ’98 season. The Boston Bruins will be competing against Washington Capitals tonight at 7.30pm on CBC, NBCSN, RDS2, and NESN(HD).

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