Boston Bruins Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Brad Marchand, LW4/11/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand scored in the final two minutes of regulation, but he only prolonged the inevitable as Boston was eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday.
Insight: Pittsburgh's victory over Buffalo actually eliminated Boston, but the Bruins also lost in a shootout. To their credit, it was admirable Marchand scored and forced overtime even though the team knew it meant nothing. Marchand finished the season with 24 goals and 18 assists.
Patrice Bergeron, C4/9/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored a goal Thursday against the Panthers.
Insight: Bergeron has had a solid campaign, and now has 23 goals and 55 points through 8- games this season.
Matt Fraser, LW4/8/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Bruins left wing Matt Fraser scored twice in the, 4-2, victory over the Kings on Tuesday.
Insight: Fraser scored the first goal of the game and then added an empty-netter with two seconds left in regulation. He has eight goals and four assists in 58 games this season.
Patrice Bergeron, C4/5/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's shootout win over the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Bergeron has had a solid campaign. He now has 22 goals, 54 points, 44 penalty minutes, and a plus-three rating through 78 games.
Tuukka Rask, G4/2/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made 35 saves in the, 3-2, victory over the Red Wings on Thursday. The win moves Boston into a tie for third place in the Atlantic Division with Detroit.
Insight: This was a huge win. Rask and the Bruins trailed, 2-0, with 18 minutes left in regulation, but Boston scored three unaswered goals to win in regulation. Rask is 33-19-12 this season.
Zach Trotman, D4/2/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zach Trotman scored his first National Hockey League goal, which proved to be the game-winner in the, 3-2, victory over the Red Wings on Thursday.
Insight: What a time to get your first NHLgoal. Trotman had the puck on the leftside of Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek when Trotman just casually sent the puck to the front of the net. Mrazek was unable to play it as the puck sneaked under his left arm. The victory moves Boston into a tie with Detroit for third place in the Atlantic Division race.
Tuukka Rask, G3/31/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask won his 32nd game of the 2014-15 season on Tuesday.
Insight: Rask had a tough start to the game, allowing two goals on 14 shots in the first two periods, but he made 10 saves and didn't yield a goal in the third. Rask made 22 saves in the victory. He is 32-19-12 this season.
Milan Lucic, LW3/31/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored the game-winning goal with under two minutes to go in regulation as Boston defeated Florida, 3-2, on Tuesday.
Insight: This was pretty much a must-win for Florida, who is chasing Boston for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Lucic also had an assist on the game-tying goal earlier in the third period. Lucic has 18 goals and 26 assists in 76 games this season.
David Pastrnak, RW3/29/2015 8:35:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger David Pastrnak netted the overtime winner Sunday against the Hurricanes.
Insight: He also had an assist, two shots, and a plus-two rating. Pastrnak now has 10 goals and 25 points through 40 games. He can be left on the wire.
Carl Soderberg, C3/28/2015 7:04:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Carl Soderberg had a goal and an assist in the, 4-2, victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Soderberg finished plus-two in the game. He has 12 goals and 28 assists with a plus-10 rating in 75 games this season.
Milan Lucic, LW3/28/2015 6:46:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic had a pair of goals in the, 4-2, victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: This was a huge victory for Boston, who has moved back into the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but Ottawa was played two fewer games and is just two points behind Boston. The Bruins have just seven games remaining. Lucic has 17 goals, 25 assists, plus-12 rating and 79 penalty minutes this season.
Loui Eriksson, RW3/26/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Loui Eriksson scored a goal during Thursday's loss against the Ducks.
Insight: Eriksson has produced a solid campaign, with 19 goals and 42 points overall. Ryan Spooner also tallied for Boston.
Johnny Boychuk, D3/26/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk found the back of the net Thursday versus Los Angeles.
Insight: Boychuk has been a great pickup for the Islanders, and now has eight goals, 33 points, and a plus-10 rating through 65 games.
Patrice Bergeron, C3/22/2015 8:15:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored his 21st goal of the season on Sunday versus the Lightning.
Insight: Bergeron scored the first goal of the game, but Tampa Bay then scored the next four goals as Tuukka Rask stopped just eight of 12 shots before Bruins coach Claude Julien pulled him for backup Niklas Svedberg. Bergeron has 30 assists with his 20 goals in 72 games this season.
Patrice Bergeron, C3/21/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored a goal Saturday's loss to the Panthers.
Insight: Bergeron also had four shots on goal, and now has 20 goals, 50 points, and 40 penalty minutes through 71 games overall.
David Krejci, C3/21/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci (torn MCL) has practiced the past two days and could return as soon as Saturday.
Insight: Interestingly, Krejci has been practicing as a right winger. Ryan Spooner has been playing well alongside Milan Lucic and David Pastrnak, so Krejci could end up on a line with Patrice Bergeron.
Ryan Spooner, C3/19/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Ryan Spooner led Boston with two goals and seven shots on net in the loss to the Senators on Thursday.
Insight: Spooner has played decently this month with four goals and four assists. He is a decent pickup in deeper leagues.
Loui Eriksson, RW3/17/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Loui Eriksson tallied for Boston during Tuesday's shootout loss against the Sabres.
Insight: It was the team's lone goal in regulation, and Eriksson also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. He now has 18 goals and 40 points through 69 games this season.
Tuukka Rask, G3/15/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask played well, but took the loss Sunday versus Washington.
Insight: He allowed two goals on 38 shots, but his teammates could not solve Braden Holtby, as Boston lost 2-0. Rask is now 29-17-10 on the season.
Tuukka Rask, G3/14/2015 5:30:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask earned his third shutout of the season with a, 2-0, victory over the Penguins on Saturday.
Insight: Pittsburgh played without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin the last two periods to make Rask's job much easier, but fantasy owners will take it. Rask is on a three-game winning streak. The surge is definitely helping owners in the playoffs.
Tuukka Rask, G3/12/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask picked up another victory on Thursday night.
Insight: He adefeated Tampa Bay in a shootout by stopping 35-of-37 shots on goal. He is now 28-16-10 on the season.
Tuukka Rask, G3/10/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask played very well on Tuesday night.
Insight: He allowed just one goal on 40 shots in Boston's 3-1 win over Ottawa. Rask is now 27-16-10 on the season.
Ryan Spooner, C3/10/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Ryan Spooner scored twice during Tuesday's victory against the Senators.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Spooner now has three goals and eight points through 13 games. Loui Eriksson also lit the lamp for Boston in the contest.
Niklas Svedberg, G3/8/2015 3:17:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg received a spot start, and picked up a win Sunday versus Detroit.
Insight: He played well, making 36 saves on 39 chances. Svedberg is now 7-5-0, and should not be owned anywhere. Tuuka Rask with shoulder the load for the Bruins down the stretch.
Daniel Paille, LW3/8/2015 3:13:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Daniel Paille scored twice during Sunday's victory against the Red Wings.
Insight: He also finished with three shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Paille is not a fantasy option, with just five goals and 12 points through 63 games. Loui Eriksson, David Pastrnak, and Brad Marchand also lit the lamp for Boston on Sunday.
Tuukka Rask, G3/7/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask allowed two goals during Saturday's overtime victory over Philadelphia.
Insight: Rask faced 31 total shots, and made some huge saves down the stretch, especially in the extra session. He is now 26-16-10 on the season.
Brad Marchand, LW3/7/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand played the role of hero during Saturday's overtime victory against the Flyers.
Insight: He finished with two goals, and both of them were massive. Marchand scored to tie the game with less than 15 seconds left in regulation, and lit the lamp for the OT winner, with just over two minutes remaining. He also recorded four shots on goal. Zdeno Chara was the other Bruin to score on the afternoon.
Loui Eriksson, RW3/5/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Loui Eriksson was Boston's best skater on the ice Thursday versus the Flames.
Insight: Eriksson led the team with seven shots on net and scored the game-tying goal in the third period. After eight rounds in the shootout, however, Tuukka Rask allowed a goal and Boston lost, 4-3. Eriksson has 15 goals and 21 assists in 62 games this season.
Brad Marchand, LW2/28/2015 8:10:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist in the, 4-1, victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: Marchand scored in the first period and then assisted Patrice Bergeron's goal in the second period. Defenseman Zdeno Chara had a goal and an assist in the game as well. Marchand has 18 goals and 16 assists in 57 games this season.
Tuukka Rask, G2/28/2015 8:07:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask allowed just one goal in the, 4-1, victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: Rask made 31 saves in the victory. He is 25-16-9 and came into Saturday with a 2.37 GAA and .919 save percentage.
Johnny Boychuk, DHot2/28/2015 7:50:00 PM
Description: Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk registered two assists in the loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Insight: Boychuk has seven goals and 24 assists in 54 games this season. He also had a plus-16 rating.
Ryan Spooner, C2/27/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Ryan Spooner's first career goal was a big one.
Insight: He netted the overtime winner to defeat the Devils on Friday night. It was the 35th game of Spooner's career. Daniel Paille and David Pastrnak scored in regulation for Boston.
Tuukka Rask, G2/24/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask turned in a decent fantasy night, stopping 26-of-28 shots, but Boston lost, 2-1.
Insight: With the loss, Rask fell to 24-16-9. With such a struggling Bruins team, Rask is not earning as many victories as fantasy owners were expecting at the beginning of the season.
David Krejci, C2/23/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci has a partially torn MCL and will miss four-to-six weeks of action according to NHL.com.
Insight: Krejci suffered the injury on Sunday against the Blackhawks. The four-to-six week timeframe means he likely won't be back until the end of the regular season. That's if Boston advances to the playoffs. Ryan Spooner will likely move into Krejci's spot next to Milan Lucic.
Dougie Hamilton, D2/22/2015 6:27:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton notched a goal and an assist in the, 6-2, victory over the Blackhawks.
Insight: Hamilton scored on the man advantage. Boston won the offensive faceoff that followed the penalty and Hamilton beat Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta with a slap shot. Hamilton has 10 goals and 22 assists in 59 games this season.
Patrice Bergeron, C2/22/2015 6:22:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored a goal and had two assists as Boston routed Chicago, 6-2, on Sunday.
Insight: Bergeron scored from close range to get Boston going. The Bruins then scored four unanswered goals in the second period with Bergeron picking up assists on two of those four goals. One of the assists came of the power play. He has 17 goals and 25 assists in 58 games this season.
David Krejci, C2/21/2015 12:01:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci is doubtful for Sunday's game against Chicago due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Krejci's season has been a disaster for his fantasy owners. Coming off a 69-point season of a year ago, including 50 assists, Krejci has managed just 26 points in 38 games. He just can't get and stay healthy.
Brad Marchand, LW2/20/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand scored Boston's only goal on Friday versus the St. Louis Blues.
Insight: Boston started strongly with Marchand scoring in the first period, but the Blues scored on their first three shots of the second period. Marchand has 17 goals and 14 assists in 53 games this season.
Dougie Hamilton, D2/19/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton notched a pair of assists Wednesday night against Edmonton.
Insight: Hamilton has nine goals and 23 assists for 32 points in 57 games this season, but could end up with a minus rating, for the first time in his career, this season, which would be a blow to fantasy owners who were counting on his +22 from last season. I blame the entire Bruins defense, not just Hamilton.
Tuukka Rask, G2/10/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask replaced Niklas Svedberg after the first period on Tuesday night.
Insight: Svedberg allowed three goals and 10 shots, before gtting the hook. Rask filled in nicely, and stopped 20-of-21 shots on goal. He should be in net next time out.
Patrice Bergeron, C2/10/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored a goal, but was also minus-four during Tuesday's loss to the Stars.
Insight: Bergeron now has 15 goals and 36 points through 53 games this season, but now has an even plus/minus rating overall.
Niklas Svedberg, G2/10/2015 3:17:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg will start on Tuesday night.
Insight: He has played in just 12 games this season, so Boston has decided to get him some action. Svedberg has a 2.22 GAA and .922 save percentage pverall.
Tuukka Rask, G2/8/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask picked up just his third regulation loss since Jan. 7 on Sunday.
Insight: Rask has posted great numbers of late going 7-1-3 with a .949 save percentage and 1.61 GAA in January. Rask and the Bruins, however, haven't been able to figure out the Canadiens as Montreal beat Boston again, 3-1. Montreal swept the season series with Boston.
Tuukka Rask, G2/8/2015 6:31:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask will start on Sunday versus the Canadiens.
Insight: Rask led Boston to victory over the Islanders on Saturday, so some thought Rask might take the night off, but he will not. Rask and Montreal goaltender Carey Price have been the best two fantasy hockey goaltenders since the start of 2015, so don't expect many goals.
Loui Eriksson, RW2/7/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Loui Eriksson netted the game-winner Saturday against the Islanders.
Insight: He did so in the third period, and now has 12 goals and 31 points through 51 games this season. Eriksson should be owned everywhere.
Milan Lucic, LW2/4/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored a goal during Wednesday's loss against the Rangers.
Insight: Lucic has produced a solid season to this point, as he now has 11 goals, 29 points, a plus-10 rating, and 71 penalty minutes through 50 games.
Tuukka Rask, G1/31/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask allowed just one goal during Saturday's win versus Los Angeles.
Insight: He faced 31 shots on goal, and raised his record to 22-11-7 on the season.
Brad Marchand, LW1/31/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand scored twice during Saturday's victory against the Kings.
Insight: He also had seven shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Marchand now has 15 goals, 27 points, and a plus-13 rating through 45 games.
Milan Lucic, LW1/29/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic had a goal and two assists versus the Islanders on Thursday.
Insight: Lucic had a great night assisting Reilly Smith and Torey Krug's goals and then capped off the night with an empty-net goal. Lucic was plus-three on the night. He has 10 goals and 18 assists in 48 games this season.
Tuukka Rask, G1/29/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask had a great fantasy night on Thursday.
Insight: Rask made 43 saves to lead the Bruins to a, 5-2, victory over the Islanders. The victory improves Rask's record to 21-11-7 this season.
Tuukka Rask, G1/22/2015 10:21:00 AM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made 34 saves in a loss on Wednesday.
Insight: Despite posting a .944 save percentage in regulation and overtime, Rask could not come up with the big saves in the shootout versus Colorado. Rask is 20-11-7 this season.
Dougie Hamilton, D1/21/2015 9:03:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist versus the Stars on Tuesday.
Insight: Hamilton also finished plus-two and led the team with four shots on goal. Hamilton sealed the Boston victory with a power-play goal in the third period. Hamilton has eight goals and 18 assists in 47 games this season.
Tuukka Rask, G1/21/2015 8:59:00 AM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask allowed just one goal in the, 3-1, victory over the Stars on Tuesday.
Insight: Rask made 36 saves in the victory. He is 20-11-6 with a 2.37 GAA and .918 save percentage this season.
Carl Soderberg, C1/17/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Carl Soderberg scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Soderberg now has 10 goals and 21 points, along with a plus-eight rating through 46 games this season.
Patrice Bergeron, C1/15/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored a goal in Thursday's, 3-0, victory over the Rangers.
Insight: Bergeron scored on a pass from Dougie Hamilton in the first period. Bergeron has 11 goals and 21 assists in 44 games this season.
Tuukka Rask, G1/15/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask shutout the red hot New York Rangers on Thursday.
Insight: Ok, so the Rangers aren't exactly red hot. They have been shutout for six straight periods now, but the Rangers had won 13 of 14 prior to the two straight shutouts. Rask stopped 30 shots on his way to his second shutout of the season.
Milan Lucic, LW1/13/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic recorded two points during Tuesday's victory versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-two rating. Lucic now has nine goals and 24 points through 43 games this season.
David Pastrnak, RW1/13/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger David Pastrnak scored two more goals on Tuesday night.
Insight: He has now scored four goals over the past two games, and owners now need to consider adding him. Pastrnak also had seven shots and a plus-four rating.
Chad Johnson, G1/10/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Islanders backup goalie Chad Johnson did not receive a lot of work and captured the victory on Saturday.
Insight: Johnson allowed two goals on 18 shots, so his save percentage was not very good, but the Islanders scored five goals. Johnson is 6-5-0 this season.
Tuukka Rask, G1/10/2015 3:38:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask picked up a win Saturday against Philadelphia.
Insight: He made 24 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 17-10-6 on the season.
David Pastrnak, RW1/10/2015 3:34:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger David Pastrnak scored his first two career goals during Saturday's victory against the Flyers.
Insight: It was his seventh game of his NHL career, and he also had two shots and a plus-one rating. Owners should monitor his progress.
Niklas Svedberg, G1/8/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg earned a rather easy shutout Thursday versus New Jersey.
Insight: He faced just 14 shots and stopped all of them. Svedberg will continue to backup Tuuka Rask, and is now 5-5-0 on the season.
Carl Soderberg, C1/8/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Carl Soderberg scored a goal and had six shots during Thursday's win over New Jersey.
Insight: Soderberg is a decent fantasy option, as he now has nine goals and 28 points through 42 games.
Milan Lucic, LW1/8/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored two goals during Thursday's victory against the Devils.
Insight: One was an empty-netter, and he also had three shots and a plus-one rating. Lucic now has eight goals and 22 points through 41 games. Owners have expected more.
Patrice Bergeron, C1/7/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime Wednesday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Bergeron now 10 goals and 30 points through 40 games this season.
Tuukka Rask, G1/4/2015 4:01:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask took a tough loss Saturday versus Carolina.
Insight: He stopped 35-of-36 shots on goal, but ultimately fell in a shootout. Rask is now 15-10-6 on the season.
Patrice Bergeron, C1/4/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored the team's lone goal during Sunday's shootout loss to the Hurricanes.
Insight: Bergeron was also plus-one of the day, and now has eight goals and 28 points through 39 games this season. He is a top-70 option.
Tuukka Rask, G1/3/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask allowed three goals during Saturday's overtime loss to Ottawa.
Insight: He faced 26 shots on goal, and dropped to 15-10-4 on the season. Owners are still waiting for him to break loose.
Brad Marchand, LW1/3/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand scored a goal during Saturday's overtime loss to the Senators.
Insight: He also has two shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Marchand now has 10 goals and 21 points through 35 points.
Carl Soderberg, C1/1/2015 12:02:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Carl Soderberg had a goal and an assist during Wednesday's shootout loss to the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Soderberg now has 28 points and a plus-nine rating through 38 games this season.
Carl Soderberg, C12/29/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Carl Soderberg recorded three points on Monday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Soderberg had a goal and two assists, finishing plus-three on the night. He had assists on Gregory Campbell and Chris Kelly's goals while scoring his own at the end of the first period. Soderberg has seven goals and 19 assists in 37 games this season.
Tuukka Rask, G12/29/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots to win his 15th game of the season on Monday.
Insight: Rask allowed two goals to post a .933 save percentage, but Boston's offense scored five times. Rask is 15-10-3 this season.
Johnny Boychuk, DHot12/29/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk scored the game-winning overtime goal against the Capitals on Monday as New York won, 4-3.
Insight: Boychuk scored from the point on the power play, blasting a slap shot past Branden Holtby. Boychuck has three goals and 12 assists with a plus-six rating in 26 games this season.
Patrice Bergeron, C12/29/2014 1:37:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has been downgraded to out for Monday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Bergeron has seven goals and 20 assists through 36 games. After scoring 30 last season in 80 games, that's a significant drop in goal production.
Milan Lucic, LW12/29/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic is listed as day-to-day, but it won't be Monday against Detroit.
Insight: It's been almost two weeks since he last scored. Lucic has been a bit disappointing, with just 17 points through 36 games, but he has added 69 PIM.
Tuukka Rask, G12/27/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask replaced a rattled Niklas Svedberg on Saturday and did no better.
Insight: Svedberg started and allowed three goals on 15 shots in 26:32 minutes of ice time. Rask also allowed three goals on 15 shots to post the exact same .800 save percentage. With about one-third of the season over, owners with Rask are starting to get a little anxious that Rask hasn't stepped up his game yet.
Brad Marchand, LW12/23/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand scored two goals in Tuesday's victory over the Predators.
Insight: Marchand opened the game with a goal and then increased the Boston lead midway through the second period with a second strike. Marchand has 10 goals and 11 assists in 32 games this season.
Loui Eriksson, RW12/23/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Loui Eriksson scored a pair of goals in Boston's, 5-3, victory over the Predators.
Insight: Eriksson scored about six minutes into the second period to give Boston a, 3-2, lead and then he added an empty-net goal to seal the victory. Eriksson has nine goals and 12 assists this season.
Tuukka Rask, G12/19/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask took the loss Friday against the Jets.
Insight: He allowed two goals on 27 shots, and has now lost six of his past seven games. Rask needs to step it up, as he is now 12-10-3 overall.
Loui Eriksson, RW12/17/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Loui Eriksson scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Boston won, 3-2, against Minnesota.
Insight: Eriksson took a pass from Carl Soderberg in the crease and finished with a goal one minute and 30 seconds into overtime. Eriksson had a goal, an assist and a plus-two rating on Wednesday. He has six goals and 11 assists in 32 games this season.
David Krejci, C12/17/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci is going to suit up against the Wild on Wednesday.
Insight: Krejci was skating with Milan Lucic and Seth Griffin in warmups. In 11 games, Krejci has three goals and seven assists, so he should be in everyone's lineup.
Tuukka Rask, G12/16/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask took a tough loss in a shootout Tuesday against Nashville.
Insight: He made 38 saves on 40 shots, but it was noit enough. Rask is now 12-9-3 on the season.
Milan Lucic, LW12/16/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored a goal during Tuesday's shootout loss to the Predators.
Insight: It was his fifth goal of the season, and he also had four shots on goal. Lucic has been a bit disappointing, with just 15 points through 31 games. He could be a solid "buy-low" candidate.
Loui Eriksson, RW12/13/2014 3:50:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Loui Erksson scored in Saturday's shootout loss to the Senators.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal, and now has five goals and 15 points through 30 games. Eriksson should be owned everywhere.
Tuukka Rask, G12/11/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask took the loss Thursday versus Chicago.
Insight: He made 18 saves on 21 shots, and has now lost 5 of his past seven games. We have little doubt Rask will come into form, but he has a very pedestrian record right now at 12-9-1.
Reilly Smith, RW12/11/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Reilly Smith scored a goal in Thursday's loss to the Blackhawks.
Insight: Smith has not produced as much as owners would have liked to this point in the season, but he recorded has five points during the last three games. He has seven goals and 15 points overall.
David Krejci, C12/11/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci (hip) is expected to return this evening.
Insight: Krejci (10 points in 11 games) hasn't played since Nov 18, but he'll return to the top line. Make sure he's back in your fantasy lineups.
Zdeno Chara, D12/11/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (right knee) is expected to make his return Thursday.
Insight: Chara tore his posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in late October. Even at age 37, he is a huge part of the Bruins and his fantasy teams' defense. Get him back in the lineup tonight.
Chad Johnson, G12/9/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Islanders goalie Chad Johnson lost a 4-1 lead Tuesday versus Minnesota.
Insight: Up by three goals in the second period, Johnson could not hold the lead. He stopped 25-of-30 shots on goal, and fell to 5-4-0 on the season. Johnson will continue to be the backup goaltender for the Islanders.
Tuukka Rask, G12/6/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask did enough to earn the victory Saturday against Arizona.
Insight: He made 24 saves on 26 shots, and raised his record to 12-8-1. Owners are hoping he can piece together a winning streak.
Brad Marchand, LW12/6/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand scored two goals during Saturday's win over the Coyotes.
Insight: Owners have been waiting for this. Marchand now has eight goals and 16 points through 25 games. We expect him to really get rolling.
Niklas Svedberg, G12/3/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg played well Tuesday against the Kings, but ended up taking the loss.
Insight: He made 33 saves on 34 shots on goal, and dropped his record to 3-4-0 with a 2.28 GAA and .922 save percentage. As long as Tuuka Rask is healthy, Svedberg is not an option.
Dougie Hamilton, D11/28/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton scored the game-winning goal in Friday's, 2-1, overtime victory over the Jets.
Insight: Hamilton had the game-winning score and assisted the other Boston goal. He was plus-two as well. Hamilton has five goals and nine assists and doubled his plus-minus to plus-four.
Tuukka Rask, G11/28/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped all but one shot versus the Jets on Friday.
Insight: Rask kicked aside 35-of-36 shots as the Bruins won in overtime, 2-1. After a slow start, Rask is 3-1-1 with a 1.40 GAA and .956 save percentage in his last five games.
Milan Lucic, LW11/24/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored a goal during Monday's loss to the Penguins.
Insight: It was just his fourth goal of the season. Lucic now has 11 points, and owners will hope this gets him going.
Tuukka Rask, G11/22/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask took the loss Saturday against Montreal.
Insight: He stopped 21-of-23 shots on goal, and dropped his record to 10-6-0 overall.
Niklas Svedberg, G11/21/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg stopped all seven shootout attempts he faced against the Blue Jackets on Friday.
Insight: Unfortunately for fantasy owners who streamed Svedberg on Friday, those don't count as saves. The stops in the shootout helpd Svedberg get the victory, but in regulation and overtime, Svedberg stopped just 25-of-28 shots.
Dennis Seidenberg, D11/21/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg scored his third goal of the season on Friday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Boston won on its seventh shootout attempt. Seidenberg has three goals and four assists this season.
Brad Marchand, LW11/21/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (general soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game against Columbus even though he skated on Thursday.
Insight: Marchand took some big hits the past few games and is paying the price. He's totaled five goals and six assists in 19 games.
Zdeno Chara, D11/21/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is doing some agility drills, but has yet to return to the ice, according to D.J. Bean of WEEI,com.
Insight: Chara tore his posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in late October and was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Even at age 37, he is a huge part of the Bruins and his fantasy teams' defense. It looks like it will be closer to the larger six week timetable.
Tuukka Rask, G11/18/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask shut out the Blues on Tuesday night.
Insight: He stopped all 33 shots on goal, and has now won six of his past seven games. Owners should be very happy, as Rask raised his record to 10-5-0.
Patrice Bergeron, C11/18/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored his second consecutive game-winning goal, Tuesday versus St. Louis.
Insight: He opened up the scoring in the first period, and it was enough as Boston shut out the Blues. Bergeron nw has five goals and 15 points through 20 games.
Brad Marchand, LW11/18/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (general soreness) couldn't get through Tuesday's practice and isn't expected to play this evening.
Insight: Marchand was originally listed as probable after taking some big hits the past few games. He's totaled five goals and six assists in 19 games.
David Krejci, C11/18/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci (hip) was skating between Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith in Monday's practice and could return as early as this evening.
Insight: Krejci hasn't been given medical clearance to play, according to coach Claude Julien, but that could come very soon. be prepared to install him back into your starting lineup. Krejci has totaled 10 points in 10 games.
Tuukka Rask, G11/15/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask played well in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes.
Insight: He stopped 33-of-34 shots on goal, and is now 9-5-0 on the season.
Patrice Bergeron, C11/15/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal Saturday versus Carolina.
Insight: All goals were scored in the first period, as Seth Griffith scored his fifth goal in the frame as well. Bergeron now has four goals and 14 points overall.
Niklas Svedberg, G11/13/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg played poorly during Thursday's loss to Montreal.
Insight: He stopped only 29-of-34 shots on goal. Svedberg gave Tukka Rask the night off, but moving forward, is not a relevant option.
Tuukka Rask, G11/12/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was pulled during the second period Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He stopped 12-of-16 shots before his night ended early. Niklas Svedberg replaced him, but owners should expect Rask to bounce back quickly.
Tuukka Rask, G11/10/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask won his fourth consecutive game on Monday.
Insight: He made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 7-4-0, and is starting to get into top form.
Patrice Bergeron, C11/10/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron recorded three points in Monday's win over the Devils.
Insight: He had one goal and two assists, along with three shots on goal. Bergeron has now recorded a point in four consecutive games, and now has 12 points on the season.
Torey Krug, D11/10/2014 2:57:00 PM
Description: Bruins defensemen Torey Krug (broken finger) could be activated from injured reserve for Monday's game against New Jersey.
Insight: Krug has two goals and four assists in 11 games. Boston will continue to struggle defensively until Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller and Krug return.
David Krejci, C11/10/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci (hip) will miss Monday's game against New Jersey.
Insight: It's a blow to the Bruins offense. Krejci has totaled 10 points in 10 games. He's only played in one game this month.
Tuukka Rask, G11/6/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask won his third straight start on Thursday.
Insight: Rask allowed two goals on 26 shots against the Oilers. The Bruins were behind, 2-1, after the second period, but Boston scored four unanswered goals to win, 5-2. Rask is 7-4-0 this season.
Carl Soderberg, C11/6/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Carl Soderberg scored his fourth goal of the season to beat the Oilers, 5-2, on Thursday.
Insight: Soderberg scored on the power play to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Dougie Hamilton scored another power-play goal 70 seconds later and Milan Lucic added an empty-net goal to ice the game.
Chad Johnson, G11/6/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Islanders goalie Chad Johnson will start on Thursday at Los Angeles.
Insight: Jaroslav Halak won on Tuesday in overtime, 3-2, over the Ducks, and he will get the day off as the Islanders drive up I-5 to play the Kings. Johnson is 3-1-0 with a .870 save percentage and 3.46 GAA.
Tuukka Rask, G11/4/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask picked up his sixth win of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: He made 18-of-19 saves in an overtime win. Rask has now won three of his past four games, and is now 6-4-0 overall.
Brad Marchand, LW11/4/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal in overtime, Tuesday against the Panthers.
Insight: Marchand had a nice game, with two points, a +2 rating, and five shots on goal. Marchand now has five goals and nine points on the season.
David Krejci, C11/4/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci will miss Tuesday's game against Florida.
Insight: It's a blow to the Bruins offense. Krejci has totaled nine points in nine games.
Matt Fraser, LW11/1/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Matt Fraser scored twice in the second period on Saturday to lead Boston over Ottawa, 4-2.
Insight: It was the first two goals of the season for Fraser. Carl Soderberg had assists on each score. Fraser was also plus-one with five shots on goal.
Tuukka Rask, G11/1/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped 27-of-29 shots to beat the Senators on Saturday, 4-2.
Insight: Rask allowed the game-tying goal at the end of the first period to make it, 1-1, but Boston responded with the next three scored in the game. Rask is 5-4 this season.
Brad Marchand, LW10/30/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand recorded three points in Thursday's win over the Sabres.
Insight: He had two goals and one assist, along with a +3 rating and four shots on goal. It was Marchand's best game of the season, and he now has six points overall.
Torey Krug, D10/29/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Bruins defensemen Torey Krug will be sidelined for two-to-three weeks with a broken finger according to nhl.com.
Insight: Krug suffered the injury in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Wild. Krug has two goals and four assists in 11 games. Boston will continue to struggle defensively without Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller and now Krug.
Seth Griffith, C10/28/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Seth Griffith scored two goals and an assist on Tuesday against the Wild.
Insight: Griffith was involved on every Bruins goal, but the Wild erased a two-goal deficit to win, 4-3. Griffith was even with two shots.
Tuukka Rask, G10/25/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask earned his fourth win of the season, Saturday versus Toronto.
Insight: He made 32 saves in Boston's 4-1 victory. Rask is now 4-3-0 and has won three of his past four starts.
Dougie Hamilton, D10/25/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton played well in Saturday's win against Toronto.
Insight: With Zdeno Chara sidelined for the next 4-to-6 weeks, the Bruins need Hamilton to step up. He produced on Saturday with one goal and two assists, along with four shots and a +2 rating. It is a welcomed site for owners.
Dougie Hamilton, D10/25/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton will extended playing time with Zdeno Chara sidelined for foru-to-six weeks.
Insight: Hamilton and Dennis Seidenberg will have the first opportunity to be the Bruins top defensive pairing. Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid will be the second pair. Hamilton and Krug will also play on the power play Saturday night.
Zdeno Chara, D10/24/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks according to nhl.com.
Insight: Chara tore his posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Thursday night versus the Islanders. Even at age 37, he is a huge part of the Bruins and his fantasy teams' defense. Chara will be greatly missed.
Milan Lucic, LW10/23/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored his first goal of the season on Thursday against the Islanders.
Insight: Lucic has had a rough start to the season, but he finally got rid of the goose egg in the goal column. The goal, however, did not help the Bruins win as Boston dropped its fifth game of the young season.
Chad Johnson, G10/23/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Islanders goalie Chad Johnson stopped 32 shots on Thursday against the Bruins.
Insight: Johnson captured his second victory of the season on Thursday. He allowed two goals on 34 shots. As far as backup goalies go, Johnson provides some of the best fantasy value.
Zdeno Chara, D10/23/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara left Thursday's game against the Islanders with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: Chara left with 8:13 remaining in the first period, which was right after the captain nailed John Tavares. There was nothing noticably wrong on the replay. Chara has two goals, one assist and a minus-two rating after nine games.
Niklas Svedberg, G10/23/2014 5:47:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg will start on Thursday against the Islanders.
Insight: Svedberg is 1-1 with a 0.91 GAA and .969 save percentage this season. New York will also go with backup goalie in Chad Johnson.
Milan Lucic, LW10/21/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic busted out of his early-season slump in Tueaday's win.
Insight: He has yet to score a goal, but Lucic did have three assists, along with a +1 rating. He now has five points on the season, and owners should expect him to start lighting the lamp extremely soon.
Tuukka Rask, G10/21/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask did enough to pick up the win over San Jose on Tuesday night.
Insight: He stopped 31-of-34 shots on goal, for his third victory of the season. Rask has yet to be dominant just yet, but it is inevitable that he will carry Boston at some point this season.
Zdeno Chara, D10/18/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored his second goal of the season on Saturday against the Sabres.
Insight: The defense for Boston looked great on Saturday as three of the team's four goals came from defensemen. Chara had seven shots, one point and finished plus-two.
Dougie Hamilton, D10/18/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and assist on Saturday against the Sabres.
Insight: Boston finally played the way we expect them to all season. Even if it was against Buffalo, Boston was impressive, winning 4-0. Hamilton had his first goal of the season and finished plus-three.
Tuukka Rask, G10/16/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was pulled on Thursday night against the Canadiens.
Insight: He let up five goals on 23 shots, and is off to a 2-3-0 start to the season. Owners should not be concerned, as the reigning Vezina Trophy winner is bound to get back on track.
Loui Eriksson, RW10/16/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Loui Erksson scored in Thursday's loss to Montreal.
Insight: He added an assist as well, and was +2 on the night. Eriksson, just like a bunch of the Bruins' forwards will be solid fantasy plays all season long.
Zdeno Chara, D10/16/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara recorded his first point of the season.
Insight: It was a goal, and fantasy owners hope this gets Chara going. He was -3 on the night, but that should be considered a minor hiccup for the great defenseman.
Reilly Smith, RW10/15/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Reilly Smith scored his second goal of the season.
Insight: He was also +1 on the night, with four shots on goal. Smith looks like he will be a solid contributer for fantasy owners in 2014-15.
David Krejci, C10/15/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci notched his first goal of the season against Detroit.
Insight: He opened up the scoring for Boston, and had a +1 rating, with three shots on goal. Krejci will have a great chance to reach 70 points this season.
Johnny Boychuk, DHot10/14/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk continued his fast start with his new team on Tuesday.
Insight: Boychuk scored the Islanders first goal of the game on the power play to tie it, 1-1. He was also plus-three to lead his team. Boychuk had two penalty minutes, three hits and one shot on net.
Niklas Svedberg, G10/13/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg saved 28 of 30 shots in a gut-wrenching loss against the Avalanche on Monday.
Insight: The Bruins were one second away from at least one point when Svedberg allowed Daniel Briere's shot to squeak by for the game-winner. This was Svedberg's second career start, and he will serve as Tuukka Rask's backup this year.
Loui Eriksson, RW10/13/2014 4:13:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Loui Erksson scored in the 2-1 loss to the Avalanche on Columbus Day.
Insight: It was Eriksson's first goal of the season as he tied the game on the power play at the 7:50 mark of the second period. Boston, however, suffered a heart-breaking loss, allowing the game-winner inside of one second left in the third period.
Johnny Boychuk, DHot10/11/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk has five points in two games with his new team, so his fantasy owners have to be excited.
Insight: The Bruins just traded Boychuk last week, but the lack of practice time with his new teammates hasn't hurt his fantasy value. Both assists game on the power play.
Johnny Boychuk, D10/10/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk scored his team's first goal of the season and his first as an Islander as New York beat Carolina, 5-3, on Friday.
Insight: The Bruins just traded Boychuk last week, but he did not seem effected by the lack of practice time with his new teammates. Boychuk had assists on the next two Islanders' goals. Two of Boychuks' three points in the game came on the power play.
Tuukka Rask, G10/9/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask suffered his first loss of the season.
Insight: He had 22 saves on 24 shots, but it was not enough in a 2-1 loss to Detroit. Rask is now 1-1-0, but will have every opportunity to be in the running for the Vezina Trophy.
Patrice Bergeron, C10/9/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron notched his first goal of the season, against the Red Wings.
Insight: It was Boston's lone goal, and Bergeron's only shot on goal. Look for him to produce at a high rate, on a powerful Bruins' team.
Tuukka Rask, G10/9/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is starting on Thursday against the Red Wings.
Insight: The Bruins begin the season with back-to-back games on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but Boston will have its Vezina trophy winning goalie between the pipes for both games. Rask stopped 19-of-20 shots against the Flyers on Wednesday.
Tuukka Rask, G10/8/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask started his Vezina trophy defense on an extremely high note.
Insight: Rask allowed just one goal to the Flyers on opening night, stopping 19 shots and winning, 2-1. Rask's save percentage was .950.
Carl Soderberg, C10/8/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Carl Soderberg had a pair of assists on Wednesday against the Flyers.
Insight: The first came on the power play, and Reilly Smith scored the goal. Chris Kelly had the game-winner with minutes left in the third period.
David Krejci, C10/7/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is questionable for the Bruins' opener on Wednesday.
Insight: This was supposed to be a minor injury, but its lingering. Coming off a 62-point season (19 goals, 50 assists), he will be a solid fantasy target because of his +39 rating.
Reilly Smith, RW9/20/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Reilly Smith could provide nice value late in drafts.
Insight: He is going in the middle of the 14th round on average. After posting 51 points (20 goals and 31 assists), and only 23-years-old, those numbers are destined to increase.
Patrice Bergeron, CHot9/20/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has received the honor of appearing on the cover of NHL '15.
Insight: Not only is he on a video game cover, but he is also coming a fantastic season (30 goals, 32 assists, +38). Target Bergeron in the late 4th round to early 5th round.
Brad Marchand, LW9/20/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand should continue to be a solid fantasy contributer in 2014-15.
Insight: He played all 82 games last season and finsished with 25 goals, 28 assists, and a nice +36 rating. Marchand is being targeted as a 12th round pick as of now, and that could wind up becoming a steal.
Loui Eriksson, RW9/20/2014 6:27:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Loui Erksson will start the season on the top line for Boston.
Insight: From the 2008-09 season through 2011-12, Eriksson compiled at least 63 points each year. However, after playing in only 61 games during his first season in Boston, he was only able to manage 10 goals and 27 assists, with a +14 rating. Playing on the top line will give Eriksson a nice chance to get back to the 70-point mark. Look to target him around the 13th round.
David Krejci, C9/20/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci is ready for a career-year in 2014-15.
Insight: Fresh off a six-year, $43.5 million extension, Krejci will be centering Boston's top line this season. Coming off a 62-point season (19 goals, 50 assists), he will be a solid target starting around the seventh round of fantasy drafts.
Milan Lucic, LW9/20/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Milan Lucic is hoping for a long-term commitment from the Boston Bruins.
Insight: After commitments to David Krejci, Tuuka Rask, and Patrice Bergeron, Lucic would seem to be next in line. At 26-years-old, he is just entering his prime, and will have a tremndous opportunity to build off his big 2013 season (23 goals, 35 assists, 30+/-). Target Lucic in the middle of your draft.
Tuukka Rask, G6/24/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has been awarded the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goaltender for the 2013-14 season.
Insight: Boston goalies have taken three of the last six Vezina trophies. Rask was certainly deserving of the honor, winning 36 games for the B's this year while logging an impressive 2.04 GAA. Only Minnesota's Josh Harding (.933) had a higher save percentage than Rask (.930) during the regular season.
Shawn Thornton, LW6/17/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: The Bruins have told left wing Shawn Thornton that they won't be re-signing him. SOURCE: TSN
Insight: Thornton (five goals, three assists in 2013-14) said he appreciated the team's honesty. He's a fourth-liner with no fantasy value.
Shawn Thornton, LW5/11/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Shawn Thornton was fined $2,820.52 for squirting Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban with his water bottle Saturday in Game 5. SOURCE: NHL.com
Insight: That's the most the NHL can fine a player for unsportsmanlike conduct. Obviously this only affects Thornton's wallet and will have no bearing on Monday's Game 6 in Montreal.
Matt Fraser, LW5/8/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Matt Fraser picked a good time to score his first career playoff goal Thursday against the Canadiens.
Insight: His goal off Carey Price ended the game one minute and 19 seconds into overtime. Prior to Thursday's game, Fraser hadn't scored since January 9th against the Kings.
Tuukka Rask, G5/8/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Boston goalie Tuukka Rask stopped all 33 shots for his second shutout of the postseason Thursday against Montreal.
Insight: Just another playoff masterpiece from one of the best goaltenders in hockey. The Bruins desperately needed this game and Rask is a huge reason why they were able to escape Montreal with a 2-2 series split. Game 5 will be Saturday at TD Garden.
Patrice Bergeron, CHot5/6/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has produced a point in seven straight games this postseason.
Insight: If not for a goose egg in Game 1 of the first round against the Red Wings, Bergeron would have a 21-game points streak, as he ended the regular season with at least one point in his final 13 games. He scored a goal Tuesday against the Canadiens but Boston lost to fall behind 2-1 in the series.
Brad Marchand, LW5/4/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand handed out two assists Saturday in a victory over Montreal.
Insight: He also had two assists in Game 1. Marchand actually didn't have a shot on goal in this game, the first time that's happened to him since March 12th. The series is tied at one heading into Tuesday's Game 3 at Montreal.
Patrice Bergeron, C5/4/2014 9:15:00 AM
Description: Patrice Bergeron (one goal, one assist) helped the Bruins come back from two goals down in the third period Saturday in a win over the Canadiens.
Insight: Bergeron's goal with 5:43 remaining tied the score at 3-3. The B's found the net two more times to win by a 5-3 margin. Game 3 will be Tuesday at Montreal.
Chris Kelly, C5/1/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) is questionable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Thursday against Montreal.
Insight: Kelly (9 G, 9 A) holds little fantasy value even when healthy and he hasn't been in this playoffs where he didn't step on the ice in the first round.
Torey Krug, D4/26/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins rookie Torey Krug distributed two assists Saturday in a win against Detroit.
Insight: Krug also had two assists in Game 2. He now has 11 points and a +7 rating in 20 career playoff games.
Milan Lucic, LW4/26/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist Saturday in Boston's series-clinching win over the Red Wings.
Insight: He finished with three goals in the series. Next up for the B's is Montreal. That could spell trouble as Boston went just 1-2-1 against the Canadiens during the regular season. Then again, the Bruins were 1-3 against Detroit during the regular season and they won that series easily.
Chris Kelly, C4/26/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) is questionable for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Detroit.
Insight: Kelly (9 G, 9 A) holds little fantasy value even when healthy.
Chris Kelly, C4/24/2014 1:34:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) is expected to miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Detroit.
Insight: Kelly (9 G, 9 A) will hopefully be ready later in the series, but holds little fantasy value.
Tuukka Rask, GHot4/22/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was automatic Tuesday in a win over Detroit (23 saves).
Insight: Tuesday was Rask's fourth career postseason shutout. The 27-year-old from Finland has saved 82-of-84 shots to start the series (.976 save percentage).
Patrice Bergeron, C4/22/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron contributed a goal and an assist Tuesday in a win against the Red Wings.
Insight: Bergeron's empty net goal came with 1:59 remaining in the third period. The Bruins lead the best of seven series 2-1 heading into Thursday night's Game 4 at Joe Louis Arena.
Chris Kelly, C4/22/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) is doubtful for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Detroit.
Insight: Kelly (9 G, 9 A) will hopefully be ready later in the series, but holds little fantasy value.
Matt Bartkowski, D4/22/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski is questionable for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Detroit.
Insight: He's recovering from flu-like symptoms, but did skate on Monday at practice. Though he has yet to put the puck in the net this season, he totaled 18 assists, 91 SOG, and a +22 rating.