42. Bruins at Panthers: Whoaaa We’re Halfway There

And you better fucking believe we’re living on a prayer. If you’re a listener of our podcast: The Optional Skate (and why wouldn’t you be, we’re hilarious), then you may remember that early on, we were talking about goals for this season.  Mine was simple: Make. The. Damn. Playoffs.  I also said this with the caveat that I […]


What a Maroon. BRUINS LOSE.

The night started off good…well, “good” is a relative term considering a recent loss in the Bruins family. The Milt Schmidt tribute was great is what I’m poorly trying to say. Very well done for a guy that was by all accounts not just an amazing player but an amazing person. You know you’ve made […]


41. Oilers @ Bruins. Luck Fucic.

Halfway home. This is crunch time. No I’m not just saying that because Milan Lucic is back in town and there’s a taco truck idling in front of his hotel.   The Bruins, while on paper sit tied with Ottawa for 2nd in the Atlantic, have played more games than any other team in the […]


Bruins Place Anton Khudobin On Waivers.

While nothing has been stated by the Bruins yet, Chris Johnston tweeted this out moments ago: In the newest episode of ‘The Optional Skate’, we spoke about the Bruins issues with the back-up goaltending and how a change needed to be made. Clearly the Bruins were listening. If Khudobin is claimed, it would make an […]

Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his NHL hockey game-winning goal with teammate Patrice Bergeron (37) during the overtime session against the  Buffalo Sabres Thursday, Oct., 30, 2014, in  Buffalo , N.Y. Boston won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

A Look At Boston’s Offensive Troubles

The Boston Bruins have done a complete 180° from the team we watched in 2015-2016. Last season, the Bruins scored at will but had troubles keeping pucks out of their own net (and zone, it isn’t all just a goaltending problem). This year, the Bruins are doing an admirable job of keeping the puck out […]


The Optional Skate EP 14: The Little Birds of Boston

Welcome to The Optional Skate EP 14: The Little Birds of Boston! Greg, Jon and Robb are back to talk about the Bruins goaltending woes. Wait, what? YES! The Bruins are getting horrible contributions from their backup goaltending. Anton Khudobin is 1-5-1 with a 3.06 GAA and a .918 SV%. Speaking of horrible contributions: Twitter! The […]


We All Need A Bergeron Like This. BRUINS WIN!!!

I feel like I just recapped a game like this a few days ago. Boston versus Buffalo? Bruins win? Bergeron scores? This ringing a bell for anyone else? Anyway, the Bruins won this afternoon against the Sabres in one of those ugly hellish home and home situations. I’m just glad they managed to walk away […]


Spoonfed Goodness. BRUINS WIN!!!

Within the first two minutes of the game last night the Sabres managed to score their first goal of the evening and I was prepared to have to recap an epic loss which was killing my actual soul because the Sabres are wet garbage and I hate them. However, the Bruins managed to get their […]


38: Bruins @ Sabres. Pull up. PULL UP.

Before we can take this shit year out behind the shed and Old Yeller it, there’s the tiny matter of the home-and-home with Buffalo. The Bruins’ are in a slightly-less-than-controlled tailspin of late, going 3-5-2 in their last 10. December started so promising for the team, who opened the month with 3 straight victories. Since then, […]


Psh. 13 Is An Unlucky Number Anyways. BRUINS LOSE!

Well.  That happened. I wasn’t ready for this game.  My stomach and liver are still recovering from the holidays, and some jerk blew dust in my eyes immediately after I heard about Carrie Fisher.  Obviously the Bruins were going through some similar issues, if not then they obviously did not show up to play early against […]


Preview 37: Boston Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets. That Fucking Cannon.

What a real kick in the teeth when coming back from your mandated holiday break. Instead of coming back to a broken spoke like Colorado or the Islanders, the Bruins have to fly out to Columbus and take on a god damn wagon. The Blue Jackets are the hottest team in the NHL right now. […]


Deck The Garden. BRUINS LOSE.

Deck the Garden with the Bruins, Fa la la la la la la la! McQuaid’s out there, please don’t ruin, Fa la la la la la la la! Praise to Bobby, we have Bergy, Fa la la la la la la la! Shoot it often, score real early, Fa la la la la la la la! Holy shit, Marchand’s amazing, Fa […]


36. Bruins At Hurricanes. SO MUCH WRAPPING TO DO

Yeah, if you’re anything like me and celebrate any gift-giving holiday around this time of year, then you either still need to go shopping, do wrapping, or both.  If you’re nothing like me and have finished all of that shit… Ahem… anyways, the Bruins have a quick turnaround after a solid win last night and […]


A Happy Life Day To All. BRUINS WIN!

I was torn tonight.  On one hand, Bruins were on, Vatrano was playing, and Boston had the chance to either gain a little ground on Florida, or fall out of a playoff spot.  On the other hand, I just found the USB drive I have with a copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special, and […]