Posts tagged Gregory Campbell

What’s better than a Bruins-Habs “friendly” matchup?

The Bruins went through their pregame paces this morning, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, preparing for tonight’s game between the rivals.

Above are a few scenes from morning skate…

1) First off, Gregory Campbell firing pucks at the boards while waiting to jump into his faceoff rounds with Assistant Coach Doug Jarvis.

(During skate, I usually watch rushes, before roaming a bit to try and get photos. No. 11 may or may not have been [he was] nonchalantly firing the shots because I had the phone camera in the first row, literally pushed right up against the glass. Hey, it made for this great photo of the Merlot Liner.)

2 and 3) The Bell Centre has to be one of my favorite road arenas. The history in the rafters, the red seats that welcome us every time we arrive at the empty, quiet rink. And the atmosphere that fills the seats come game-time. Away from the Garden, this is one of the best.

4) Assistant Coach Doug Jarvis dropping pucks for faceoff practice with David Krejci and the Bruins’ centermen. There’s a reason that Boston has been a dominant team in faceoffs season after season. Patrice Bergeron always helps their statistics, but “Jarvy” (the ultimate NHL ironman in his playing days with Montreal) leads the charge.

5) Shawn Thornton heading out onto the ice for pregame stick (stick tap to our video producer who captured this great shot).

6) Center-ice stretch to wrap up skate. The Bruins seemed undecided as to who to force into the middle to lead the stretch, until sending Quebec native Jordan Caron in.

7) Big Zee making his warmup rounds.

8) Patrice Bergeron speaking with reporters pregame. It’s always two “media scrums” for Bergy in Montreal, with the first go-round in French, followed by a round of the often same questions in Engligh.

9) Same goes for Coach Julien. Montreal is often the largest media contingent we encounter on the road, with the bilingual scrums for both Julien and Bergeron.

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The wonderful moustache-filled month of Movember is coming to an end.

Whether you approve of the Mo look or not, you can help the Bruins with their above efforts & donate to their pages!

Just head to: BostonBruins.com/movember

So, how did they do?  Reblog this and add your own comments on their ‘stache efforts.

Campbell to Donate and Deliver Pies to Local Charities on Thanksgiving

BOSTON, MA – On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, Bruins forward Gregory Campbell will personally deliver $2,000 worth of pies to various shelters and charitable organizations throughout Boston.

Obviously a tough end of the playoffs for him - we all missed him, he’s such a great teammate. He recovered so well and he worked so hard to be back so he wouldn’t have to miss any games or time from the beginning of the season, and he did a tremendous job to be able to be in great shape. He’s such an important part for our team; it’s hard to replace guys like that.
Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara, on having Gregory Campbell back in the lineup tonight against Detroit in his first game since breaking his leg on June 5 during the Eastern Conference Final

Campbell "Part of Our Family"

BOSTON, MA - Gregory Campbell is just about everything you could want a ‘Boston Bruin’ to be.

Tough, hard to play against, not afraid to drop the gloves, will dive to knock the puck out of the zone, will work hard to put the puck in the net, and throw his body to block a shot, like when he sprawled out to block Evgeni Malkin’s slapshot and wound up with a broken leg (of course, after he had finished his penalty kill shift on one leg).

Campbell’s blue-collar mentality has been documented well on this site, ever since he was traded from Florida to Boston, with Nathan Horton, on June 22, 2010.

Recently, the centerman has been lauded for finishing that penalty kill shift and showing the “do whatever it takes” mentality. And really, it’s not so much about the specific shift, but more that it was a glimpse into just what Campbell consistently brings to the Bruins and the character that the entire team represents.

Read the full feature by clicking here or on the link above.

When I got traded to Boston, I thought it was tailor-made to my game the way this team exemplifies the heart and soul of what a hockey player should be made of. I was proud to come to this team and play hard for this team every night.
Gregory Campbell, with a pretty profound statement regarding his time as a Bruin, which began when he was traded to the spoked-B in 2010



Campbell has been recovering following surgery to his broken leg (see: infamous shot-blocking penalty kill shift), and is now back around the team. He spoke to media for the first time today since his injury.


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Gregory Campbell Lays it on the Line

BostonBruins.com - Gregory Campbell. Need we say more?

By now, you’ve watched the shift. You’ve seen him lay down his body in front of an Evgeni Malkin slap shot, helping keep his team’s penalty kill perfect in the series with the game knotted at 1-1 with under eight minutes to go in the second period.

Before Patrice Bergeron could score 15:19 into double overtime to give the Bruins a 3-0 series lead, there was Campbell, the gritty, all-heart player that he is, hobbling for more than 45 seconds, with what has turned out to be a broken leg. Yes, that’s right, a broken leg (right fibula).

He had his stick in hand, and tried to grab for his glove, pain writhing in his face. He got in the passing lane of Malkin, hobbled, grabbed his glove. Swatted at the puck, stayed in position.

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Campbell showing what playoff hockey is all about finishing his shift with what turned out to be a broken leg. #BecauseItsTheCup

Campbell showing what playoff hockey is all about finishing his shift with what turned out to be a broken leg. #BecauseItsTheCup

Campbell to Miss the Remainder of the Posteason

BOSTON, MA - Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, June 6, that forward Gregory Campbell will miss the remainder of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs due to a broken right fibula. 

The injury occurred during the second period of Game 3 of the Bruins/Penguins Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday, June 5.

Read the full release by clicking here or on the link above.

Practice 4/22: McQuaid Heading to Philly, Horton Staying Back

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WILMINGTON, MA - The Bruins snapped a four-game skid on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 shutout of the Florida Panthers, featuring solid goaltending, stronger defense and a touch of their “edge” and physicality that has made them such a tough team to play against in recent years.

It’s not quite near the level they want it to be, but the theme around the locker room seems to be that they’re “heading in the right direction.”

"I don’t know where exactly we did, but we really turned a corner when you start not just focusing on the results but you do focus on the positives and how we were playing and working towards things," said blueliner Andrew Ference following Sunday’s win at TD Garden.

"And [we] have kind of the bigger picture in mind of what we’re getting ready for and what we’re gearing up for, so it’s going the right direction for sure."