June 12, 2011 |
Reporting from Boston Another day, another exchange of jabs between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals. To recap: After Maxim Lapierre scored on a carom off the end boards to give the Canucks a 1-0 victory in Game 5, Vancouver's Roberto Luongo was asked to analyze the play from a goaltender's perspective. "It's not hard if you're playing in the paint. It's an easy save for me, but if you're wandering out and aggressive like he does, that's going to happen," Luongo said.
June 11, 2011 |
Reporting from Boston The Stanley Cup finals have begun to seem more like a kindergarten spat than the NHL's showcase event. If Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows' finger-chomping, both teams' taunting and diving and defenseman Aaron Rome's illegal hit on Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton in Game 3 were not enough to leave a sour taste, then Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo took the animosity to a new level. After the Canucks' 1-0 victory Friday in Vancouver, which put them in position to win the Cup on Monday at TD Garden, Luongo said the Maxim Lapierre goal that eluded Boston netminder Tim Thomas "is an easy save for me, but if you're wandering out and aggressive like he does, that's going to happen.
June 9, 2011 |
From Vancouver, Canada Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was never anyone's prize prospect. The native of Flint, Mich., was drafted 217th by the Quebec Nordiques in 1994 and bounced around for years, playing college hockey at the University of Vermont before beginning an odyssey that wound through the best and worst minor leagues in North America, to Europe and back. He was past his 28th birthday when he made his NHL debut and did not become a regular with the Bruins until he was over 30. But his fearless, straight-ahead approach never wavered.
April 4, 2011 |
As the season winds down, voting will take place for the NHL's major trophies. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Assn. vote for the Hart (most valuable player), Calder (rookie of the year), Norris (top defenseman), Lady Byng (sportsmanship) and Selke (defensive forward) awards. General managers vote for the Vezina (best goaltender), and members of the NHL Broadcasters Assn. vote for the Jack Adams (coach of the year). The general manager of the year award — which needs a catchier name — will be selected by a panel of general managers, club executives and media.
March 15, 2010
NEWARK, N.J. — David Clarkson had a goal and an assist as the New Jersey Devils scored three times in the first period against Tim Thomas and held on for a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night. Clarkson took the shot that Rob Niedermayer deflected in and then scored on a breakaway to make it 2-0. Zach Parise finished the barrage that assured the Devils (41-24-3) their 18th straight .500-plus season. Blake Wheeler scored for the third consecutive game to cut Boston's deficit to 3-1 at 43 seconds of the middle period, but the eighth-place Bruins failed to stretch their lead at the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff race.
January 15, 2010
Zdeno Chara scored the only goal in a shootout to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. Daniel Paille scored in regulation, and Tim Thomas stopped 41 shots to help the Bruins end a three-game losing streak. Thomas has won four of his last five road games. Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, and Evgeni Nabokov made 30 saves. Dan Heatley assisted on Thornton's goal, giving him seven points in his last seven games. The Bruins played without centers Patrice Bergeron or Marc Savard for the third straight game.