PROVIDENCE, RI — Torey Krug probably doesn’t realize that for many people, tonight’s AHL matchup between the P-Bruins and Hartford’s AHL entry brings back fond memories of NHL Adams Division battles.
Why would he? Krug was only about 6-years-old when the Hartford Whalers packed up, left The Mall and headed south to North Carolina from Connecticut’s capital city.
But he does understand what tonight’s contest — an important AHL rivalry game between the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers prospects — means to his team.
WILMINGTON, MA - The Bruins prospects squared off for their first scrimmage of Development Camp to the delight of a packed Ristuccia Arena as Team White defeated Team Black 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Ristuccia Memorial Arena.
LAS VEGAS – It was media day here in the desert, where on Tuesday afternoon, Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron took questions about their nominations for the NHL Awards on Wednesday.
“I mean, it’s a huge honor,” said Chara, who is up for the Norris Trophy. “I’m really happy that I can be here again and we’ll see how it goes.”
BostonBruins.com – The Shawinigan Cataractes defeated the London Knights 2-1 in overtime Sunday to claim the Memorial Cup Championship.
Shawinigan became only the second team in Memorial Cup history to win the title after playing in the tiebreaker game. They captured the first championship in team history by winning three games in four nights.
Forward Anton Zlobin scored both goals for the Cataractes, with the game-winner coming nearly 18 minutes into overtime. Teammate Michael Chaput was the top scorer for the tournament and earned MVP honors.
BostonBruins.com – The Saint John Sea Dogs defeated the host Shawinigan Cataractes 4-1 Wednesday night, guaranteeing them a spot in Friday’s semifinal game.
Shawinigan will face the Edmonton Oil Kings Thursday night in the tiebreaking game, with the winner earning a spot in the semifinals. The winner of the semifinal game will then compete against Bruins prospect Jared Knight and the London Knights on Sunday, May 27 in the Memorial Cup Championship game. The Knights are looking to claim their first Memorial Cup since 2005.
BostonBruins.com – Boston Bruins prospect Jared Knight and the London Knights clinched a spot in the Memorial Cup semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings Tuesday night.
Forward Austin Watson, a 2010 first round pick of the Nashville Predators, was named the game’s first star after scoring his second goal of the tournament. London goaltender Michael Houser, the OHL Most Outstanding Player of the Year, allowed only one goal on 21 shots faced.
BostonBruins.com — On Sunday, Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced that the B’s had signed Michigan State’s Torey Krug to an entry-level contract.
The blueliner will join the Bruins for Tuesday’s game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.
“He’s a really good skater, has a very good head on his shoulders, sees the game very well and he passes the puck well,” said Chiarelli. “He’s a mature player.”
BOSTON, MA – Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk knows his team hasn’t been playing his best, but he keeps his head up, as he tries to spread his uplifting spirit around the B’s locker room.
“When things are going bad, they can be going worse,” he said before the game with Pittsburgh. “That’s the way I look at it. We haven’t been playing that bad [overall], but at times we have been. When we do play our best game, no team can stop us.”
Lately, the passes haven’t been crisp through the neutral zone, and the breakouts are one thing the team has focused on at practice.