What Was Patrice Bergeron's Mystery Injury? Pretty Much Everything.

Bergeron, the Bruins' irreplaceable two-way center, was questionable for last night after being rushed to the hospital during Game 5. No one would say precisely what was ailing him, but after he had to watch the Blackhawks lift the cup, he fessed up: he was a broken man. » 6/25/13 10:22am 6/25/13 10:22am

Jaromir Jagr's Playoff Beard Is Way Too Much

There are some things Jaromir Jagr is unmistakably great at. Playing hockey, for instance—which Jagr does especially well, even now, at the age of 41. When he puts his hips out and leans forward, with his body between the defender and the puck, no one can dream of filching possession. He may have been the greatest… » 6/11/13 5:45pm 6/11/13 5:45pm

Want Free Stanley Cup Tickets? Try Impressing This Craigslist Weirdo

Are you a Chicago Blackhawks fan who desperately wants to go to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday? Well this is your lucky day, because somebody is offering up two free tickets to the game on Craigslist. But don't go thinking that you won't be earning these tickets, buddy. Oh no, if you want these tickets,… » 6/10/13 5:53pm 6/10/13 5:53pm

Legendary Homer Jack Edwards Compares One Bruin's Shot-Block To D-Day

So Gregory Campbell blocked a shot, broke his leg, and finished a shift. It was courageous, in the way these things are, and—to state the obvious—unworthy of this hallowed analogy, which Edwards presented (naturally) on WEEI. There will forever be a great gulf between the sacrifices of soldiers and hockey players,… » 6/07/13 6:15pm 6/07/13 6:15pm

Bruins' Gregory Campbell Breaks Leg, Finishes Shift

In the words of Doc Emrick, Gregory Campbell was "shaken up" after he lay down to block Evgeni Malkin's slap shot during a Penguins power play in last night's second period. Hobbling and barely able to move, Campbell played on for another minute or so, at one point nearly stealing the puck on a lazy pass from Kris… » 6/06/13 7:15pm 6/06/13 7:15pm

Why Did The Penguins Let Brooks Orpik Keep Playing After This Hit?

One cannot easily diagnose traumatic brain injury by way of a television feed—some big hits can be harmless, and some small ones can pack an unexpected punch. But, watching on TV last night, it was hard to think Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, whose head was rammed into the glass by 228-pound Bruin Milan Lucic… » 6/06/13 3:09pm 6/06/13 3:09pm

Hockey Night In Canada's Pregame Video From Last Night Is Tremendous

I'm a sucker for a well-produced pregame video. A few nicely timed cuts here, a couple of dramatic gazes there, and a haunting score to tie it all together can make me feel like I'm about to watch the most important sporting event history (I'm pretty sure I have watched this one more than a dozen times). So,… » 6/06/13 9:39am 6/06/13 9:39am

The Penguins Hang Around But Boston Takes Commanding 3-0 Lead

In this longest game of the playoffs, the Bruins got off to a fast start again when David Krejci scored within the first two minutes of Game 3. It was his ninth goal of these playoffs, the most of any player. The lead held until midway into the second period when Chris Kunitz lit the lamp off a nice pass/lucky bounce… » 6/06/13 12:27am 6/06/13 12:27am