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Acciari's First Career Goal Helps Bruins Over Preds

Winger's physicality and grit highlight 4-1 win against Nashville

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Much of what Noel Acciari delivers on the ice does not show up on the scoresheet. Box scores do not include columns for toughness, grit, or hustle.

Such traits have, however, helped endear him to his teammates, coaches, and fans.

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Bruins Assign Zane McIntyre To Providence

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 28, that the team has assigned goaltender Zane McIntyre to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL).

McIntyre, 24, has played in eight games with Boston in 2016-17, posting a 0-4-1 record with a 3.97 goals against average and .858 save percentage. He has also appeared in 25 games for Providence this season, compiling a 18-4-1 record with a 1.99 goals against average and .932 save percentage. McIntyre leads the AHL in both goals against average and save percentage. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound netminder was also selected to play in the 2017 AHL All-Star Game.

McIntyre played his first professional season with Providence in 2015-16, recording a 14-8-7 record with a 2.68 goals against average and .898 save percentage in 31 games. He had a six-game point streak (4-0-2) and allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of his 28 complete games.

The Thief River Falls, Minnesota native was originally selected by Boston in the sixth round (165th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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Bruins Recall Zane McIntyre On Emergency Basis

McIntyre leads the AHL in both goals against average and save percentage.

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 28, that the team has recalled goaltender Zane McIntyre from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.

McIntyre, 24, has played in eight games with Boston in 2016-17, posting a 0-4-1 record with a 3.97 goals against average and .858 save percentage. He has also appeared in 25 games for Providence this season, compiling a 18-4-1 record with a 1.99 goals against average and .932 save percentage. McIntyre leads the AHL in both goals against average and save percentage. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound netminder was also selected to play in the 2017 AHL All-Star Game.

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Rask Back Between the Pipes Against Nashville

Goalie missed Saturday night's win over Islanders with lower-body injury

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Tuukka Rask did not hesitate when asked if he would play on Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators at TD Garden.

"Good to go," the Bruins netminder told the assembled media following Boston's optional morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena.

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Bruins Take Part in 10th Annual Cuts for a Cause

Event raises over $100,000 for the fight against pediatric cancer

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - The Bruins equipment staff will have no shortage of adjustments to make on Tuesday when the Black & Gold arrive back at the rink.

The helmets will fit a bit too loose on top of the players' heads after the Bruins participated in the 10th Annual 'Cuts for a Cause' Monday afternoon to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.

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Rask (Lower-Body) Returns To Practice

Beleskey, Schaller were also back on the ice for Monday's session

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Tuukka Rask, who missed Saturday night's game against the Islanders with a lower-body injury, was back on the ice for practice Monday morning. The netminder appeared to practice without limitations and said he thinks he will be good to go Tuesday night against Nashville.

 

"Good day back on the ice. Feel good," said Rask. "See what the decision is, but I felt good today, got another morning skate tomorrow and go from there."

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Zdeno Chara Nominated For Bill Masterton Trophy

The Award is given to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is the Boston Bruins 2017 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy nominee, as selected by the Boston chapter of the Professional Hockey Writer's Association (PHWA). The Masterton Trophy is given to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

Chara has epitomized sportsmanship and leadership during the 2017 campaign. On the ice, the native of Trencin, Slovakia has been a staple of the Bruins defense corps since arriving to Boston and being named captain in 2006. Since his first season with the Bruins, Chara leads the team in games played (813), plus/minus (+170), penalty minutes (872), hits (1,707), blocked shots (1,153), power play goals (67), power play points (163), time on ice per game (25:14), shorthanded time on ice (2,722:44) and shifts per game (28.5). At 40-years-old, Chara is the fourth oldest active player in the NHL behind Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr, Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cullen. He is also the second longest tenured captain in the league behind Shane Doan (Coyotes captain since 2003). 

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Three Bruins Prospects Advance to Frozen Four

Bjork paces Notre Dame; Donato, Sherman help Harvard

by Chris Weyant and Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Tournament kicked off over the weekend with 16 teams. And after two rounds of play, just four remain.

Three Bruins prospects will be skating in the Frozen Four in Chicago next week in hopes of adding a national championship to their resumes.

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Former Bruin Gary Doak Passes Away at 71

Defenseman played 14 seasons for the Black & Gold

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Former Bruins defenseman Gary Doak passed away Saturday at the age of 71. The Goderich, Ontario, native played in Boston from 1965-1970 and again from 1972-1981.

Doak was a member of the Bruins' 1970 Stanley Cup championship team. During that season, the blueliner notched one goal and seven assists, while compiling 63 penalty minutes, in 44 games. He also suited up for eight playoff games.

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Bruins Assign Zane McIntyre To Providence

The 24-year-old goaltender was recalled on emergency basis on Saturday

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 26, that the team has assigned goaltender Zane McIntyre to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL).

McIntyre, 24, has played in eight games with Boston in 2016-17, posting a 0-4-1 record with a 3.97 goals against average and .858 save percentage. He has also appeared in 23 games for Providence this season, compiling a 16-4-1 record with a 2.03 goals against average and .931 save percentage. McIntyre leads the AHL in both goals against average and save percentage. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound netminder was also selected to play in the 2017 AHL All-Star Game.

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