Bruins Beat: Bruins Fit To Be Tied

A pattern has been developing lately that has all the signs of a problem that was somewhat confirmed when the Bruins went into overtime for the sixth consecutive game, and lost in a shootout to Seattle’s Kraken on Monday, 4-3, and marked a three-game losing streak. Add to this dilemma the fact that the locals once again let a third-period lead get away. Should this be a concern at this point, or should they just be satisfied with the fact that maybe this was a combination of not having a single practice session on the lengthy road trip due to scheduling? With a series of consequences occurring in several areas, one has to wonder about…penalty killing, lack of a good power play, and the inability to score in shootouts. Are cracks developing in the stellar goaltending tandem that had provided the solid foundation in the Bruins’ record last season, and also at the beginning of this season? Along with several games in which play in the third period seemed to have Boston lacking the energy they had showed in the previous 40 minutes, and the ability to close out games, not only in regulation, but also in overtime. Highlight to digest, David Pastrnak with scoring numbers that include 38 goals and 47 assists – 85 points.

The Bruins have 22 games left before the playoffs begin, but in those six weeks they need to come up with winning formulas for the multiple issues listed above. Tonight (Thursday 7:00pm), the Bruins will host the current defending Stanley Cup champions, the Vegas Golden Knights led by former Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy. This will be a stiff test despite the Knights lack of consistency lately, which pushed them further down in the NHL standings. Saturday (7:30pm), the Bruins will start a brief two game road trip, beginning with the New York Islanders, and ending with a stop in Toronto on Monday (7:00pm) to face the streaking Maple Leafs, currently 8-2-0 in their last ten games. A return to TD Garden ice on Tuesday (7:30pm) to compete with Connor McDavid’s Edmonton Oilers, before again facing the Maple Leafs, this time on Garden ice,  Thursday (7:00pm), all part of Boston’s four-game homestand. Bruins absentees include Hampus Lindholm (lower body), and Matthew Poitras and Milan Lucic out for the season. The Golden Knights will be without Mark Stone, Jack Eichel, Brett Howden, William Carrier, and Pavel Dorofeyev. Eichel, a lower body injury and the other four with upper body injuries.

Grand Opening of Boston Bruins Heritage Hall

The Boston Bruins will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Boston Bruins Heritage Hall, a new fan experience located on level two of TD Garden, on Tuesday, March 5 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Unveiled as part of the club’s Centennial Year initiatives, Boston Bruins Heritage Hall is a permanent, educational, interactive and immersive venue that brings the most remarkable moments of the incredible and storied Bruins franchise to life. Equipped with the latest technologies, state-of-the-art exhibits, and over 65 artifacts and pieces of memorabilia, Boston Bruins Heritage Hall provides fans of all ages with an opportunity to engage with and immerse themselves in the team’s rich 100-year history.

To create and operate Boston Bruins Heritage Hall, the Bruins have partnered with The Sports Museum, a non-profit organization housed within TD Garden that regularly provides museum tours involving a half-mile exhibit on the legends and championship legacy of Boston sports. Beginning March 6, Boston Bruins Heritage Hall will be open to the public during normal business hours of The Sports Museum as a self-guided experience concluding tours. Additionally, select-ticketed fans can gain access to Boston Bruins Heritage Hall on nights of Bruins home game. The entrance of Boston Bruins Heritage Hall features a wall of 1,690 pucks illustrating a “1924” design in the Fan Foyer, symbolic of the year the Boston Bruins were established as the first National Hockey League hockey team in the United States. Inside Heritage Hall, fans will find the Alumni Theater, a space that highlights 1,055 all-time roster names and immerses viewers in the legendary history of the Bruins through a signature film on a 30-foot-wide screen. Visitors can explore the Black & Gold gallery, an exhibit that highlights players and moments that reflect the four core values of the team: Tradition, Grit, Passion, and Heart, with the use of interactive OLED screen technology. Fans can additionally take a deep dive into the team’s most memorable moments since its inception in 1924 at The One Hundred gallery, culminated by six replica Stanley Cup® trophies by the official Stanley Cup® engraver, Louise St-Jacques. More information can be obtained regarding Boston Bruins Heritage Hall by visiting

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