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Who are those masked men?

Monday, 09.24.2007 / 3:31 PM / Bish's Blog
By John Bishop  - BostonBruins.com
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Who are those masked men?
John Bishop is the beat writer for BostonBruins.com. He covers the Black & Gold hoping to offer a positive look at the team, not only from the stands and the press box, but also from inside the locker room. A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern, 'Bish' grew up in Connecticut and moved to the Hub of Hockey in 1993. Since then he has made all four rinks at the Beanpot schools, as well as both Gardens, his icebound homes away from home. Prior to joining the TD Banknorth Garden staff in 2005, Bishop had written for several publications, with his primary focus being college hockey. He coauthored the book Bygone Boston in 2003 and hopes someday to pen a bio of Hobey Baker.
So what's going on at the Garden?

Not much today, my friends. The team has been given a much-needed day off.

Yesterday, in Halifax, the Bruins fell to the Canadiens, 4-3, and head coach Claude Julien felt as if the team needed a breather.

"It's been a long ten days (of training camp)," said Julien. "We've been pretty hard on our guys and obviously there is a fatigue factor, not only physically, but mentally, right now.

"(Monday) we are going to enjoy and day off and try to give ourselves a chance to recover."

As far as the game goes, the B's were, admittedly, sluggish until the third period, when the tempo that we saw in the first preseason game returned.

And it wasn't just fatigue. Another key ingredient was missing, according to P.J. Axelsson.

"Competing," said P.J. "We played better in the third when we started skating, and winning 1-on-1 battles. That was our problem in the beginning."

Glen Murray, who scored a goal in front of his home crowd, intimated that there was no need to panic.

"We have two games left to see if we can get things going the right way," he told reporters.

"Right now we are a work in progress," said Julien. "We're trying to change some things in our play.

"We're giving up way too much. We're not making it hard enough on other teams and we have to change (our) approach.

"We've done it (before), but the last two exhibition games we've had some slow starts," he said.

Today, he gave the squad the benefit of the doubt and allowed them to recuperate.

Anything else?
One nice story that has been chronicled here is that of Nate Thompson.

Thompson first captured my attention last season during the AHL playoffs, and since then he has been a consistent reminder of what hard work can bring.

I sat down with Nate and you can listen to our most recent conversation by clicking below.
Nate Thompson  

Noke speaks…
I was also able to talk to Petteri Nokelainen about his being traded to Boston, training camp and what he brings to the Bruins table.

To listen to that talk, click the link.
Petteri Nokelainen  

Last but not least…
Many, many of you have been asking for photos of the masks for the three goalies in camp.

Well, here is a photo gallery for all of you goalie geeks out there!

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
3 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
4 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
5 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
6 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
7 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
8 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 47 11 21 7 32
C. Soderberg 48 10 21 7 31
L. Eriksson 47 11 18 9 29
D. Hamilton 48 8 18 2 26
B. Marchand 43 13 12 12 25
M. Lucic 47 9 16 7 25
T. Krug 44 9 15 6 24
R. Smith 48 9 14 5 23
D. Krejci 28 6 16 6 22
C. Kelly 46 5 16 6 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
N. Svedberg 5 5 0 .922 2.22
T. Rask 20 11 7 .919 2.35
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