Things You May Not Know: Kings-Bruins Edition

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Expected to meet up in the Stanley Cup Final last season – something that never materialized – the Kings and Bruins will square off on Tuesday night for the first time since last January. In their two-game series last season, each team emerged victorious on home ice. With Boston making their lone stop in So […]

Checking in with Zdeno Chara – talks West vs East

Zdeno Chara at Staples Center, January 2011 (photo: M. Zampelli)

Questions with Boston Bruins defenseman following the team’s morning skate in Anaheim, in advance of Tuesday night’s game vs the Ducks…
On making the Olympic team:
“Anytime you can be apart of it, it’s a huge honor. Being selected as a captain, obviously it’s another huge honor… This is going to be my third that I’ll be […]

Is Drew Doughty committed enough to win the Norris Trophy?

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You may have read this line somewhere before…
Drew Doughty, future Norris Trophy winner.
That’s what was being thrown around when the Kings used the second overall pick at the 2008 NHL Draft to take the London, Ontario native.
Things started off on the right foot too, as he made the team the following October at just 18 years […]

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas after his first victory vs the Kings

Tim Thomas finally beats the LA Kings (photo: M. Zampelli)

Boston goalie Tim Thomas may have a Stanley Cup ring, a Vezina Trophy and a Conn Smythe Trophy, but entering the weekend there were at least three things he hadn’t done in the NHL – beaten the Columbus Blue Jackets, Los Angeles Kings or Minnesota Wild. You can now scratch one of those teams off the […]

Quotes from Bruins locker room after 4-2 win vs Kings

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It had been quite a while since the Bruins won a game in Los Angeles – October 2007 to be exact. However, they came into the game Saturday with a lifetime record of 79-34-13-4 vs. the Kings. And game number 131 was another victory for the B’s.
The night marked a significant milestone for team captain […]

Bruins’ Chara has some Kings memories among his 999 games

Zdeno Chara at Staples Center, January 2011 (photo: M. Zampelli)

Later tonight, Zdeno Chara will become the 11th player to suit up for his 1,000th NHL game while wearing a Bruins jersey. Although he was drafted by the Islanders and played 231 games with the club, followed by another 299 as a member of the Ottawa Senators, last season cemented his legacy in Boston. Images […]

Bruins at Kings preview with Tyler Seguin

Seguin at Staples Center, January 2011 (photo: M. Zampelli)

On June 24, 2010 a small group of teenage boys stepped onto the ice at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, CA. Like many of the kids who play there on a regular basis, Tyler Seguin was still unsure of what his future held.  However, things were about to radically change. The NHL Draft was […]