When Bruins coach Jim Montgomery sent a message like he did during Monday morning’s practice, putting the entire team, including the goaltenders, on notice, the hope was that it would produce results. The message was obviously heard loud and clear on Tuesday, as the team responded with a fairly solid game versus the Buffalo Sabres, and a 5-2 victory. While not a full 60-minute effort, due to some dead spots after posting five goals, it did show the message was received, as four Bruins scored their first goal of the season (Danton Heinen, Brandon Carlo, Oskar Steen, and Hampus Lindholm), along with David Pastrnak posting goal number 11. Linus Ullmark manned the net, only allowing a pair of goals by Sabres’ Victor Olofsson, while stopping 32 of the 34 shots he faced, for a 5-2 win…upping the locals’ record 10 12-1-2. Next up for the Bruins will be Saturday at 7:00pm, when they host the Montreal Canadiens, (lost last 2 games), followed by a two-game road trip to Florida on Monday (7:00pm) to face the Tampa Bay Lightning (lost last 3), and on Wednesday (7:00pm) to be hosted by the Florida Panthers (won last 5 games). Boston’s injury report indicates that Milan Lucic has suffered a setback and his return will be delayed, while forward Morgan Geekie continues on injured reserve, and defenseman Matt Grzelcyk’s shoulder injury has him on long-term injured reserve.
The Sports Museum’s 22nd annual fundraising gala, The Tradition
The Tradition, will be held on Wednesday, November 29 at 6:00pm. This year’s honorees will include, Dennis Eckersley (Baseball), presenter Alex Speier, Kevin Faulk (Football), presenter Ivan Fears, Doc Rivers (Basketball) presenter Sam Cassell, Briana Scurry (Soccer), presenter Wayne Coffey, Bob Sweeney (Hockey), presenter Ray Bourque, and Dana White (Special Achievement Award), presenter Hunter Campbell.
The Beanpot returns to TD Garden
One of Boston’s most hallowed traditions, The Beanpot, returns to TD Garden this year with more prestige than ever – and with double the impact. The annual men’s college hockey tournament returns on the first two Mondays in February for the Dunkin’ Beanpot. And this year, for the first time ever, the Women’s Dunkin’ Beanpot Championship will be played at TD Garden on January 23, 2024. The Dunkin’ Women’s Beanpot Championship will showcase both the consolation and the championship games at TD Garden. The women’s semifinals are on Tuesday, January 16 and will be hosted at Harvard Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Boston’s four major college hockey programs (Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University and Northeastern University) will battle for the City’s bragging rights. The Northeastern Huskies will look to defend their Beanpot championship titles in both the men and women’s tournaments. Tickets for all Dunkin’ Beanpot games hosted at TD Garden will go on sale Monday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com.
The Dunkin’ Women’s Beanpot Semifinals are on Tues. January 16, hosted at Harvard’s Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Tuesday, Jan. 23, TD Garden, will host Consolation Game (5:00pm), and Championship Game (8:00pm).
The Dunkin’ Men’s Beanpot Semifinals – Monday, Feb. 5 5:00 PM: Harvard vs. Northeastern, 8:00 PM: Boston University vs. Boston College. Championship – Monday, Feb. 12: 4:30 p.m. Consolation Game and 7:30 p.m. Championship Game.