Boston Bruins

4th Atlantic | 0-0
  • Goals For
    236 GF
  • Goals Against
    228 GA
  • Power Play %
    20.5 PP%
  • Penalty Kill %
    82.2 PK%
  • Penalty Mins
    933 PIM
  • Marchand might be ‘obnoxious,’ but he helped convince Backes to sign in Boston
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    Marchand might be ‘obnoxious,’ but he helped convince Backes to sign in Boston

    Brad Marchand is one of those players that you hate to play against, but you love him if he’s on your team. That much is fairly obvious. But last month, Marchand (as well as teammate Patrice Bergeron) proved to be effective recruiters for at least one free agent. David Backes admitted that the phone calls he received from the two veterans definitely helped him settle on the idea of joining the Bruins. “Talking to [Marchand] a little bit during the interview process before July 1, I hung up the phone and kind of had to take a deep breath and say, ‘Is that the little disturber, pain-in-the-butt? He’s actually a pretty good guy,” joked Backes, per the Bruins’ website. In an exclusive interview with

  • Jim Prior, longtime voice of BU hockey, dies at 85
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    Jim Prior, longtime voice of BU hockey, dies at 85

    At the end of January, just before Jim Prior was honored for his 30 years as public address announcer at Boston University home hockey games, he shared a quiet moment in Agganis Arena with Jack Parker. “Jim talked about how proud he was to have been the voice of BU hockey all those years,” said Parker, the Terriers’ head coach from 1973 to 2013, “and I could sense he loved every minute of those years here.” That night, BU presented a symbolic No. 30 team hockey jersey to Mr. Prior, whose familiar refrain — “the teams are ready . . . so let’s play hockey” — also was heard before the opening faceoff at the Beanpot, Hockey East, NCAA, and MIAA hockey tournaments. The ceremony, which brought tears