-Bruins lost a close one to a decent Nashville team. Can’t really be mad about that. But most of my thoughts about the game, good or bad, go out the window considering Rask might be hurt. Roman Josi, a very fine player, sent a rocket of a shot at Rask and Rask had to leave […]


45: Bruins @ Predators. Nashville Pushy.

I honestly have no idea how to explain the playoff picture in the East right now. This whole bye week nonsense has me feeling like a Russian mattress, only I’m more pissed off than pissed on. On pure points alone, the Bruins appear to have a semi-comfortable hold on the 2nd spot in the Atlantic. […]

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Despite the Blues making a comeback attempt, the Bruins managed to win the game tonight 5-3. The Bruins actually started really well which is a surprise because a majority of their recent starts have been similar to watching turtles meander through peanut butter. Three of their 5 goals came within the first period and they […]


44. Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues. The Roadie Continues.

44. Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues. The Roadie Continues The Bruins road trip continues as they head to St. Louis to take on the Blues. Normally road trips are a pain in the ass for teams but this Bruins teams seems to love playing away from the Garden. They’re currently 12-7-5 on the road […]


A Point Is Still A Point. Bruins Lose (In OT)!

Before we go into the recap, look at the standings: Last week I wrote that the Bruins were having some incredibly bad luck when it came to putting the puck in the net. I sited their possession numbers and informed everyone how they were the best possession team in the NHL and that they would […]


43. Bruins At Hurricanes. Gotta Get Those Points

Hope everyone in the Boston area is shoveled out after our first major snow this year. I have to say, as much as I hate the position that the Bruins are in, I love the suspense of being potentially 3 places out of a playoff spot, to being in the second playoff spot in the […]


We’re Number Two! BRUINS WIN!!!

I’m having issues with having a clever opening line to break the wonderful news that the Bruins won tonight because I am pretty much made up of 78% beer, 13% vegetable soup and 16% assorted jellybeans this evening. Does that even math right? I don’t even care. What you really need to know is that […]


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 […]