Providence Bruins 2016-17 Season Awards

By Mark Allred       Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Before today’s 3:05 puck drop at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island between the Providence Bruins and visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins the Baby B’s organization held their annual team awards recognizing the individual efforts from another great season. Below is a list of Tweets from Providence Journal Bruins beat writer Mark

Below is a list of Tweets from Providence Journal Bruins beat writer Mark Divver’s verified account. All photos below are courtesy of the Providence Bruins Official Facebook Page.

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Providence Bruins Subban Shines In Win Over Bridgeport

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By Mark Allred        Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Last night the Providence Bruins beat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers by the score of 3-0 to increase their 2016-17 season record to 43-20-5-4 with four games remaining in the regular season. The Baby B’s are ranked second in the Atlantic Division and second in the Easter Conference trailing leading American Hockey League-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins by seven points. With a win, the top minor-pro affiliate of the Boston Bruins could get a little closer to the best team in the league as they both do battle at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center this afternoon with puck drop set for 3:05 pm.

Although the defense and offense had a big part of last night’s win with goals by Jake DeBrusk (17th), Matt Grzelcyk (6th), and Danton Heinen (14th), the story of the game was the effort put forth by goaltender Malcolm Subban. The third-year AHL pro stopped 34 of 34 Sound Tigers shots to bring his season record to 11-13-5 with a 2.36 Goals-Against-Average and .919 Save Percentage. The biggest accomplishment of the 2016-17 season for the 23-year-old Toronto, Ontario native was this win was his first shutout of the year and sixth in his pro career.


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Since his first round selection in the National Hockey Leagues Entry Draft in 2012 and when he turned pro in 2013-14 the Bruins had high expectations of a netminder that was ranked number one in the NHL’s Central Scouting Final Rankings and his last season in the Ontario Hockey League (2012-13) with the Belleville Bulls where he posted league bests in goals-against-average with a 2.14 and .934 save percentage. His transition from the Canadian Junior ranks to the minor-pro level has been less than stellar but has shown signs of brilliance. More or less his inconsistency has been hindering his pro career and might have a lot to do with starting in the crease at a later age.

In 126 career AHL games the 6′-2″ 200-pound netminder has a 56-44-14 record with a career 2.39 GAA, and .918 save% and with him slated to be a restricted free agent at the end of this season and 2017 Calder Cup Playoff run, it’s hard to tell what the Bruins organization is going to do with him moving forward. In two losing efforts when called up to the NHL Bruins, he’s failed to impress or gain any trade interest from other clubs posting a 5.82 GAA and .727 save% in those top level games. So what’s next for Subban and the Bruins?


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It’s hard to believe the Bruins will protect the third year pro for the  upcoming expansion draft as they have starter Tuukka Rask locked up for the foreseeable future but many mock drafts have Subban being the one allowable player to be taken by the Vegas Golden Knights team as they build a franchise from the ground up and be ready for play for the 2017-18 season which starts this coming October. Another theory is get something for him at this years NHL Entry Draft held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with acquiring a late round selection either from this year or next years festivities which are yet to be determined.

In my personal opinion after watching every game of his AHL career is he does possess the skills to be a productive pro in any minor league system but might be better off getting a chance with another NHL club. Goaltender Zane McIntyre is also scheduled to be an RFA at the end of this season and the emergence of 2015 third round selection Dan Vladar seemingly have Subban being the odd man out and might walk to free agency after his rights with the Bruins organization are over.


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Bruins Prospect Lauzon Game One Second Round Update

By Mark Allred         Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

After a 4-2 first round series win over the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Playoffs, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, and Boston Bruins prospect defenseman Jeremy Lauzon played game one of the Quarter Finals series against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens last night. Chicoutimi swept the best of seven first round series over the Victoria Tigres 4-0 and seemed ready for the dominant Huskies team.

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The second round selection of the B’s in 2015 had 3-4-7 numbers in six games during the first round Halifax series and continued his stellar playoff showing in Friday night’s 6-2 win over the Sagueneens team where he notch two assists. With his two points in last night’s beat down the Val-d’Or, Quebec native is currently on a three-game point streak where he’s contributed a goal and five assists in that duration. In 39- games played in the  2016-17 regular season the 6′-3″ 205-pound blueliner posted 5-23-28 numbers in an injury-filled fourth year of Canadian Junior Hockey. He has 35-95-130 points in 200 career regular season games for the Huskies and 6-15-21 totals in 25 career playoff games with Rouyn=Noranda.

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The Huskies ended the regular season in second place in the QMJHL overall standings with a 43-18-2-5 record (93 Points) and trailed league-leading Saint John Sea Dogs by nine points (102 Points).

The next Quarter Final game for the Huskies is tonight as they host Chicoutimi from the Lamgold Arena at 7 pm as the team looks to take a 2-0 series lead before heading on the road to play two games at the Georges-Vezina Centre in Chicoutimi, Quebec on Tuesday and Friday night of next week.

Below is a link provided by the QMJHL official website of last night’s win over Chicoutimi

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Bruins Torey Krug Could Miss The Playoffs

lee_bosmontreal2_sptsBy Andrew Thompson                                                                  Twitter: @godwentwhoops

Boston Bruins defenceman Torey Krug left the Bruins-Senators game after just a few shifts in the first period. Later that evening, he was seen hobbling out of the TD Garden on crutches with an enormous leg brace on. While the Bruins have ruled him out for the season finale against the Washington Capitals, he may be out for longer than that.

Once again, the Bruins have been cautiously vague on his injury. They list as a lower-body injury and his status as regarded as ‘day-to-day.’ Maybe I’m an inherent pessimist, but the brace and crutches do not inspire confidence on his quick return to the ice.

If he’s out for even a week, it could put the Bruins behind the eight ball for the first round. If their first round opponent is the Washington Capitals, it could be a very rough return to the playoffs for the Black and Gold.


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Krug was one of those players that became an instant fan favorite. Partly because he was the scrappy, undrafted kid, who worked his way into the NHL. For others, it was Krug coming alive in the B’s 2013 playoff season.

“Losing a guy like Torey’s never easy,” said Bruins captain Zdeno Chara about Krug’s injury. “And he’s obviously been a big part of our team’s specialty teams, and obviously we don’t know the status of the injury, but hopefully he’s going to be back and on the ice soon.”

The 25-year old Krug has been the B’s most offensive defenceman this season. His 51 points led all Boston blueliners this season. He was also just one of five Bruins to have a 50 point season this year.

Krug’s adaptability in the offensive zone often gave the Bruins an extra man on the attack. His aggressive nature would turn a 2-on-1 to a 3-on-1 and give the B’s the extra goals they needed in important games. He’s one of the reasons why the Bruins are returning to the postseason after a two-year absence.


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Now the Bruins will have to work with what they have left as they head into the first round of the Stanley Cup Championships. As much as I would like to see Charlie McAvoy take to the ice, it would be foolhardy to throw away an entire ELC season for a few games. This means the Bruins will rely more on John-Michael Liles. It also means a return to the ice for Boston’s ‘seventh defenceman,’ Joe Morrow.

“Well, we’re not going to be able to replace what he does,” said interim head coach Bruce Cassidy. “He’s a special talent – power play, first pass, breakout, neutral zone transition, all of those things – so the onus will be on us to make sure we make the necessary reads in our breakout.”

The Bruins have had to dig deep before. Now, they’ll need to have someone on the team to have a ‘Torey Krug’ moment of their own during the playoffs.


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First Pro Season For Goaltending Prospect Dan Vladar

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By Mark Allred     Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Boston Bruins prospect goaltender Dan Vladar is about to wrap up his first professional season with the B’s affiliated minor league teams, and although his numbers don’t scream excellence, he’s progressing nicely in his continued development. Selected in the third round of the 2015 National Hockey League Entry Draft from Sunrise, Florida, his addition to the depth of the organization may become more relevant over this summer’s offseason as fellow organizational netminders Zane McIntyre and Malcolm Subban are slated to be restricted free agents in July.

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After his 2015 draft year, the 6′-5″ 196-pound Praha, Czech Republic native left a long International Junior career to take his talents to North America with the United States Hockey Leagues Chicago Steel which is a developmental league for players about to transition into the collegiate ranks of the NCAA. Although Vladar wasn’t eligible to play in the NCAA due to playing eight professional games in Europe, he had a solid season with the Steel team in 2015-16 posting a 12-12-4 record with a 2.31 Goals-Against-Average and .920 Save Percentage. His play and composer in 30 games played in the USHL were enough for Bruins Brass and Scouts to sign him to a three-year entry-level contract in April of 2016.

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Vladar had outstanding Bruins Development Camps in the summers of 2015 and 2016 where he worked hard to prove himself as one of the top prospects at his position which ultimately had the Bruins place him in the  East Coast Hockey League which is the top “AA” affiliate for his first minor-pro season. So far this year with the Atlanta Gladiators and two regular season games remaining in the 2016-17 season Vladar is 5-9-1-1 with a 4.02 GAA and .883% which to many are horrible numbers no matter what level of professional hockey but what many fans don’t understand is this Glads team is just not good. Atlanta is below .500 at the 70 game mark and honestly depleted their roster earlier in the season especially on defense, so you really can’t blame Vladar for his efforts but appreciate the games he’s been involved in as time in the crease working hard.

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Now here’s the interesting part of this article as I explain what he’s done in limited action at a higher level when needed this year. There have been many transactions this season involving the goaltending depth as injuries happen but when called upon on an emergency recall the now 19-year-old Vladar has shown a whole new level of his game when sent to the American Hockey League with the Bruins top-minor Pro affiliate, the Providence Bruins. In eight games played in the AHL this season, he’s undefeated posting a 4-0-2 record and a 2.62 GAA and .921 save%. This is proof the young goaltender has game with a better-structured team in front of him especially on defense where he’s less relied on in the ECHL.

After another strong development camp this summer and increased offseason workout regiment it’s heavily believed Vladar will join the Baby B’s in a permanent role as the NHL Bruins may be ready to walk away from Malcolm Subban who’s not lived up to expectations from a first round selection in 2012. With RFA negotiations approaching the Bruins would be lucky if the Expansion Draft Vegas Golden Knights franchise select the exposed goaltender and if not selected in the June 21st festivities should be moved in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago, Illinois less than a week later.

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Regardless of who goes where and who’s signed and not, Vladar is going to be a key element in the Bruins future and what I’ve seen from him in both development camps he’s been invited to he could easily step into an NHL starting role when Bruins current crease boss, Tuukka Rask’s contract, is set to expire after the 2020-21 season. For a big goaltender, he’s a very athletically sound player with outstanding reflexes and agility. With his big frame, he cuts down shooters angles very well with an aggressive style but able to recover quickly after making the first save. His hockey IQ and rebound control are one of his better attributes as he cautiously tries to keep the puck out of the “danger zones” when making a reaction save. My favorite part of his game is his post-to-post movements laterally when a loose puck is around the crease as he shuts down the bottom of the net effectively.


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Bruins Announce Injury Updates

By Mark Allred     Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

The Boston Bruins announced today that defenseman Torey Krug and forward Noel Acciari were not available for practice this morning as the team prepares for tomorrow’s last regular season game against the Washington Capitals. Puck drops from the  TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts at 3 pm.

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Acciari is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury and Krug is also listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Both are out of the lineup against the Caps and will use the time effectively to recover before the 2017 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoff schedule is released.

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Bruins Torey Krug, Leader On The Point

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Torey Krug has always been known for his offensive ability but has lacked a two-way game. Just never seemed like the defensemen the Boston Bruins could put on the ice when the game was on the line. This year started a little different for him because he was one of the veterans on the blue line and was going to have to change a couple of things, so the team didn’t have the same outcome. Krug has been one of the whipping boys for some Bruins fans along with fellow defensemen Zdeno Chara.


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This season I believe he has turned some opinions and heads of Bruins fans and around the National Hockey League. Currently, he is tied for fifth in scoring amongst NHL defensemen with Dustin Byfuglien and Duncan Keith at 51 points. He is ahead of Shea Weber and Drew Doughty just to name a few. Out of the eights goals he has scored this year, six of them along with 19 assists came on the power play to help give the Bruins the seventh best power play in the league. He has been the power play quarterback the Bruins always wanted him to be and then some. His production on the man advantage has him tied for third amongst NHL defensemen for goals. He scored one of the nicest looking goals a Bruin has scored all year against the Ottawa Senators after a small altercation with Dion Phaneuf.

 

It has been more than just his offense this year that we his fans are noticing on the ice. We have seen his strong play on the defensive side of the puck and is fourth on his team in blocked shots with 82. During this six-game winning streak, Krug along with his partner Adam McQuaid have been two of the best defensemen on the ice for the Bruins when we have needed them to be. In the last six games, he has one goal, two assists, but has been plus five and has been playing in most situations for the Bruins. Bruce Cassidy even used him on the penalty kill against the Dallas Stars during this winning streak, and he didn’t miss a beat. If the Bruins are going to win any series this year in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they’re going to need Krug to continue his play and even ramp it up.

During the 2013-14 playoffs, he had two goals, eight assists, for ten points in 12 games. The playoffs are where I first noticed Krug during the Bruins last run to the Stanley Cup finals in the 2012-13 season. The good news is he has a history of playing well in the playoffs and will be going into with a career year and a coach that has confidence in him. With Chara not getting any younger, this will be a different playoff run with a different look. The team will rely on Krug to carry the load when it comes to offense from the point and chip in on the defensive side as well. If he can carry over his play from the season into the post season, we shouldn’t have any concerns.

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Brad Marchand Suspended Two Games For Spear of Jake Dotchin

By Andrew Thompson                                                       Twitter: @godwentwhoops

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BUFFALO, NY – FEBRUARY 04: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins prepares for a faceoff against the Buffalo Sabres during an NHL game on February 4, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was suspended for two games for his hit on Tampa blueliner Jake Dotchin.  The suspension means the Bruins will be without their top scorer for the remainder of the regular season.

Marchand was considered a repeat offender under the terms of the most recent CBA. The two game suspension will cost the Halifax, Nova Scotia native $109,756.10. (Making it one of the most expensive cup checks in NHL history.) That money will end up going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

“It was an undisciplined penalty, there’s no question about that, and it could have cost the team a very important game,” said Marchand of his hit of Dotchin. “But the guys did a great job of rallying and having a huge game.”

The Bruins went on to win that game 4-0. The victory helped Boston clinch their first trip to the postseason in three years.

Marchand could have been the first Bruins player to have a 40 goal season in 14 years. Now, he’ll have to sit out two important games because he let his temper run away from him (again). It’s actions like this that keep NHL fans in general from seeing what an elite player the 28-year old Marchand is.

Now the Bruins will have to carry on without Marchand as they take on the Ottawa Senators and the Washington Capitals in the final two games of the regular season. Bruce Cassidy will have to make moves to replace Marchand in the top line, and with his absence another Bruins forward will have to step up and fill that hole.

“If it does happen [that we’re without Brad], I think it’s about doing what we did last night when we lost him,” offered Patrice Bergeron about how the B’s will handle the game without Marchand. “It’s everyone stepping up and I thought everyone did a good job of staying with it and being positive and doing our job, so that’s how we have to approach it.”

Marchand won’t be the only player off the ice for Boston tonight. Frank Vatrano, Tim Schaller, and Jimmy Hayes were all questionable yesterday. None of them may be able to play and that will certainly make it harder for Boston.

A Bruins win would give the B’s the second slot in the Atlantic. The puck drops at 7:05 at the TD Garden.

 

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Boston Bruins: Why Stop at Six?

 

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 4: The Boston Bruins celebrate a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the TD Garden on April 4, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

By Spencer Lindsay                    Follow me on Twitter @suspenceful9

Last night, the Bruins crushed the Tampa Bay Lightning. Not only on the scoreboard, but they also made it near impossible for the Lightning to qualify for the postseason. For fans of other teams in the Eastern Conference, this should be a relief. We’ve seen Tampa Bay in the playoffs the last few years, and we know what they can do.

Not only did the Bruins knock off a legitimate playoff threat, but they also won their sixth game in a row, and perhaps most importantly, qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Something they had not done in the last two seasons. The regular season is not over yet though. The Bruins still have two very winnable games at home to close out the remainder of the 2016-17 season.


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On Thursday the Senators roll into town coming off a home and home with Detroit where they picked up three of a possible four points. Don’t let those results fool you though, this team is hurting and should be easy pickings for a Bruins team that is really feeling it right now. Ottawa is missing two of their top four defenders in Cody Ceci and Mark Methot. Ceci suffered a lower body injury during a 4-2 loss vs. the Winnipeg Jets, and Methot nearly had his finger chopped off by Sidney Crosby. Who incidentally did not receive a penalty on the play, or a phone call from the league. But that’s none of my business. The point is, Ottawa is hurt, the Bruins need to take advantage.

If the Bruins beat Ottawa that will give them 96 points on the season with one game left, and leave Ottawa with 94 points with 2 games left. Those two games being back to back against the Rangers and the Islanders, where I find it hard to believe that Ottawa will win one or both, putting the Bruins in a good position to take at least the third division spot.

That is assuming the Bruins take care of business against the Washington Capitals, which I think is completely possible. Not only will this game mean practically nothing to Washington as they will most likely clinch the president’s trophy in the next couple days (Pittsburg’s tragic number is down to 1), but Washington will also likely be resting some of their star players, in preparation for the playoffs.

So why stop at six? You have an injured Senators team and a Capitals team that’s probably not going to care about the game on Saturday. The Bruins absolutely need to take advantage of that fact. Especially when you think of standings. If the Bruins were to beat Ottawa Thursday, that would mean that the maximum amount of points Ottawa can finish the season with is 98. If both Ottawa and Boston finish with 98 points that guarantee Boston at least the third division spot and avoids a first round date with the Washington Capitals. So while the Bruins may have clinched a spot, the work is not completely done yet, they need to finish strong. And hey, eight wins in a row heading into the playoffs has a nice ring to it anyway, right?


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Bruins Marchand To Have Hearing With NHL Player Safety

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By Mark Allred       Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will have a hearing with the National Hockey Leagues Player Safety Committee tomorrow for his actions in last night’s regular season game number 80 matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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The incident happened late in the first period at the 19:20 mark when Marchand took a cross-check to the back from defenseman Jake Dotchin. Marchand took exception to the shot from behind and speared the Tampa Bay player in the midsection resulting in a 10-minute game misconduct.

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