Bruins are the Kings of Boston
The Bruins are the kings of Boston and also the reigning Stanley Cup Champions. The Bruins are the oldest American team in the NHL, making their first appearance in 1924. After being knocked out of the 2010 playoffs, the Bruins made several key additions before the 2011 season. The Bruins acquired center Chris Kelly from the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Tomas Kaberle from the Toronto Maple Leafs.The Bruins survived three game sevens in securing their 6th Stanley Cup. Bostons’ Stanley Cup victory over the Vancouver Canuks was the first time ever that the Bruins won a playoff series after trailing 2 games to none. The Bruins lost the first two game in very close fashion. Vancouver was victorious in game 1 due to a goal with less than 20 seconds left in regulation, the only goal of the contest. In game 2, the Bruins were defeated 3-2 in overtime. The Bruins came back with a fury, setting a record for the quickest four goals ever in a playoff game. Boston opened the first period of game 6 with four goals in four minutes and fourteen seconds.
The Stanley Cup is expected to make an appearance in providence this September. It may coincide with the Bruins Black and Gold game. Not much progress is being made in contract talks with Brad Marchand. There is plenty of time between now and the opening of main camp in September.
The Bruins have ended their development camp. Three of the Bruins top prospects are attending World Junior Championship camps. Defenseman Dougie Hamilton, the Bruins’ 2011 first-round pick, and Ryan Spooner will attend Canada’s camp. Forward Jared Knight will be in Team USA’s camp.
The Bruins celebrated their 6th Stanley Cup in 2011 and have made 65 playoff appearances. 2012 will be a year of regalia at TD Garden as the Bruins defend their 2011 Stanley Cup Championship.