5. Six Bruins Make Olympic Team Rosters
In the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Boston Bruins had their share of team representation, when six players in total went on to play for their home countries. Marco Sturm was appointed to team Germany, Tim Thomas in goal for team USA, Miroslav Satan and Zdeno Chara for Slovakia, David Krejci for Czech Republic and Patrice Bergeron assisted team Canada in winning the gold medal in the finals.
4. Cam Neely Appointed Team President
On June 16th, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs announced that veteran and hall-of-famer Cam Neely would be accepting the position as president to the team.
“His knowledge of the game, his understanding of what it takes to win and his passion for the fans of New England will help guide our organization and our approach to all matters both on and off the ice,” stated Bruins principal, Charlie Jacobs.
Ex-president Harry Sinden stepped down from the position in the summer of 2006, making Neely the eighth person to be appointed the role to oversee all hockey and business operations for the team.
3. Bruins Sign Tyler Seguin
On August 3rd, the Bruins announced that they had signed 18 year old Tyler Seguin to an entry-level deal. Seguin was the second overall draft pick this year and now sports No. 19 on the Bruins’ roster. Prior to his signing, Seguin spent the past two seasons as a high-scoring forward of Plymouth Whalers in the OHL. Although Seguin is young and has a lot to learn about the NHL, the Brampton, Ontario native has only begun to prove that he’s willing and able to help lead the Bruins to future victories.
2. A “Classic” Winter Classic for the Bruins
The Bruins started off the new year on an unforgettable note, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 during the Winter Classic held at Boston’s historical Fenway Park on New Years Day.
Danny Syvret put the Flyers on the scoreboard four minutes into the second period, bur Mark Recchi tied it up in the third and the Classic went into OT with a score of 1-1. A sold-out crowd of about 38,000 watched anxiously until Sturm scored the game-winning point leading the B’s to victory.
The Bruins became the first home-team to win a Winter Classic; the Red Wings won the previous year at Wrigley Field and the Pens defeated the Sabres in 2008.
1. Savvy Returns to Get Bruins an OT Winner
Perhaps one of the most unforgettable and exciting moments of 2010 for the Boston Bruins and all of their fans, was Marc Savard’s return on May 1st, after two months of being sidelined from a concussion he suffered after a blindside hit by Penguins forward Matt Cooke. Head coach Claude Julien added Savard into the lineup just in time for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia Flyers.
The game went into OT after a 4-4 score at the end of the third, and no one expected Savard to score the winning point. The garden erupted with excitement when his slap shot made it through the net, and although the B’s ended up losing in Game 7 to the Flyers, it was definitely a moment to be remembered.