Credentialed and veteran NHL journalist Jimmy Murphy covers all things Boston Bruins Hockey. Released every Tuesday morning on the CLNS Media Network and clnsmedia.com, Bruins Beat provides the most detailed and in-depth breakdowns and analysis of the week that was for the six-time Stanley Cup Champions. Murph is also joined every week by league executives, players, coaches, and the most notable names in both the local and national media in the Bruins Beat featured guest segment. Download Bruins Beat on iTunes, Stitcher and the CLNS Media Network Mobile App.
Sign up to receive exclusives, daily highlights and more!
Former Boston Bruins goalie Byron Dafoe joins the show. Twitter: @ByronDafoe34 2:00 – Looking back on Dafoe’s time in Boston 8:00 – Dafoe’s favorite Boston people 11:00 – Dafoe on the Ray Bourque trade 14:45 – Can the Bruins come out of the East? 18:00 – X-factors in the series 20:00 – Will Tuukka
Boston Fire Department coach Nick Boneceto and Boston Police Department coach Matt Morrisey join the show to preview their game on April 7th. Twitter: @BosFireHockey 2:00 – The third annual Boston Fire Department vs Boston Police Department game is Sunday April 7th at Warrior Ice Arena. Puck drop is at 2 pm. All proceeds
Former NHL player Mike Johnson, now of NHL Network, TSN, and NBC, joined the show this week. Twitter: @mike_p_johnson 1:15 – Mike Babcock vs Kyle Dubas 7:00 – Should the Bruins be careful not to motivate the Leafs 12:45 – Is this a chance for Auston Matthews’ revenge? 16:30 – Ryan Donato vs Charlie
Joe McDonald of the Athletic joins the show this week. Twitter: @JoeyMacHockey 2:30 – Time to give the Providence Bruins a chance? 6:30 – The one thing the Bruins have that other teams don’t 13:00 – Are people’s expectations too high for prospects? 17:00 – With everyone back, can the Bruins beat Tampa Bay?
Kevin Weekes of the NHL Network and former NHL goaltender joined the show this week. Twitter: @KevinWeekes 1:30 – Boston Bruins have lost two in a row; time to panic? 6:00 – Hidden gem in the first line? 9:00 – When will Bruins fans fully love Tuukka Rask? 15:00 – Who’s favored: Bruins or
Former NHL player, two-time Stanley Cup champion and concussion advocate Daniel Carcillo joined the show this week. Twitter: @CarBombBoom13 2:15 – Why Daniel got into raising concussion awareness 7:00 – Are NHL trainers doing enough? 13:30 – Is David Backes making the right call on being an enforcer? 19:00 – David Backes has a
Alex Thomas of Murphy’s Hockey Law, The Oilers Rig and The Hockey Writers joined Jimmy Murphy from Warrior Ice Arena on the latest edition of the Bruins Beat. Twitter: @Alex_Thomas14 1:30 – First take on what the Boston Bruins did at the deadline 4:00 – Is the Marcus Johansson trade a good one for
David Pagnotta of the Fourth Period joined Jimmy Murphy on the latest Bruins Beat. Twitter: @TheFourthPeriod 1:30 – Ottawa Senators will be making moves 3:20 – Pagnotta’s pick for the Boston Bruins from the Senators 7:00 – Why did St. Louis have to get hot? 12:00 – Los Angeles Kings and Bruins trade partners?
Andrew Raycroft was a goaltender in the NHL for 12 years — six of which were spent with the Boston Bruins. He is now a Bruins analyst on NESN. Twitter: @AndrewRaycroft 3:30 – Raycroft and Patrice Bergeron were the first people on the Zakim Bridge 6:00 – Things are much different around the Garden
Joe Haggerty joins Jimmy Murphy on this week’s edition of the Bruins Beat. Twitter: @HackswithHaggs 1:30 – Greatest Patrice Bergeron memories 5:15 – Bergeron is one of the most underrated Boston sports greats 8:00 – Murph almost had to help Bergeron stand after Stanley Cup Final loss in 2013 10:30 – Tuukka Rask’s the
Jimmy Murphy answers listener questions on this edition of the Bruins Beat. Twitter: @MurphysLaw74 3:30 – Bruins Beat inbox 9:00 – What Bruins defenseman of today would you pair with Bobby Orr? 10:15 – Who’s the most likely trade target for the Bruins? 14:00 – Difference in direction between Cam Neely and Don Sweeney?
Matt Castle of Bruins Daily joins Jimmy Murphy on the latest Bruins Beat. Twitter: @Matt_Castle22 4:15 – Where does David Pastrnak rank among young, Boston sports stars? 9:20 – Bruins Beat inbox 11:30 – Who are the candidates to trade for as a 2nd line winger? 17:00 – Any chance the Bruins go for
Matt Brown joins Jimmy Murphy to discuss the tragedy that occurred in his life nine years ago and the new book about his inspirational comeback. You can buy the book “Line Change” HERE 1:00 – Matt explains what happened the night his life was changed forever 5:30 – How the hockey family rallied around
Jimmy Murphy gives his take on the state of the Bruins and the trade rumors they find themselves among. Twitter: @MurphysLaw74 2:00 – Murph goes back at the trade rumor-deniers 4:00 – St. Louis Blues had lots of scouts and high-ranking officials at Monday’s Bruins-Canadiens game 8:00 – Canadiens are hot 11:45 – Murph
Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest joins Jimmy Murphy to discuss the recent trade rumors surrounding Brayden Schenn. Twitter: @andystrickland 2:30 – Strickland explains what he’s hearing about Brayden Schenn 4:00 – The Blues still believe, but the roster points to Schenn on the way out 8:00 – How does a GM choose between
Former Boston Bruins center Marc Savard joins Jimmy Murphy on this week’s Bruins Beat. Twitter: @MSavvy91 1:00 – What has Savvy been doing these days? 4:00 – Savvy gives his take on the 2019 Winter Classic 7:45 – Savvy doesn’t understand why Dallas Stars ownership went at Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn 9:30 –
Kevin Flanagan of Boston Sports Desk joins Jimmy Murphy to talk about how the Bruins are helping out his friend with ALS. Twitter: @KevinMFlanagan 3:15 – Kevin explains how he’s raising awareness for his friend with ALS 6:00 – Former Bruins reaching out to his friend with ALS 8:00 – Takeaways from first half
Charlie Moore, host of Charlie Moore Outdoors on NESN and executive producer of Behind the B, joined NHL Insider Jimmy Murphy on the latest Bruins Beat. Twitter: @madfisherman 2:15 – Charlie Moore has MANY jobs 3:45 – What it’s like to go behind the scenes with the Boston Bruins 6:15 – What it was like to go behind
Pierre McGuire of the NHL on NBC and TSN joins Jimmy Murphy on this week’s Bruins Beat. 1:15 – Why are people so quick to change their thoughts on the Bruins? 3:45 – Do the Bruins need a tough guy? 4:45 – Is there any chance the Bruins land Charlie Coyle? 8:15 – Do
CLNS Bruins writer and producer Evan Marinofsky joins CLNS Bruins Insider Jimmy Murphy on this week’s Bruins Beat. Twitter: @emarinofsky. 6:00 – Murph addresses his Twitter beef with Mike Grinnell 11:15 – Do the Bruins need tough guys? 16:30 – Bruce Cassidy weighs in on needing toughness 17:30 – Charlie McAvoy’s injury has a
Former Boston Bruins defenseman and Hall of Famer Ray Bourque joins Jimmy Murphy on this week’s Bruins Beat. 4:30 – Bourque gives his thoughts on Rick “Nifty” Middleton finally getting his number retired 6:00 – Bourque weighs in on Nifty’s leadership 7:15 – Why they call him “Nifty” 11:30 – Bourque recalls his own
A hot topic of late has been whether or not fighting still has a place in the NHL. Former Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg defended its place in the game of hockey on the latest Bruins Beat. Seidenberg pointed at one current NHL player as an example. “There’s definitely still some room,” he said. “You
Former Boston Bruins defenseman and 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Dennis Seidenberg joins CLNS Bruins Insider Jimmy Murphy on this week’s episode. He most recently played for the New York Islanders. 1:30 – What is Seidenberg doing these days? 5:30 – How dedicated is Zdeno Chara? 9:00 – Is there still a place for fighting
Dale Arnold hosts Boston Bruins pre- and post-game shows on NESN, hosts Dale & Keefe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on WEEI and has a new book coming out titled “If These Walls Could Talk: Boston Bruins: Stories from the Boston Bruins Ice, Locker Room, and Press Box”. Twitter: @DaleEArnold. 1:00 – Dale wrote
Rob “Simmer” Simpson of Sirius XM Radio and author of “No Heavy Lifting” joins Jimmy Murphy on the latest Bruins Beat. Twitter: @simmerpuck 1:45 – Simmer’s book tour is insane 6:00 – Tuukka Rask is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Bruins 8:30 – Rask on his early season struggles 11:00 – Murph and Simmer
Sara Civian of the Athletic joins Jimmy Murphy on the latest Bruins Beat. Twitter: @SaraCivian 6:15 – What’s it like covering hockey in Carolina? 11:30 – How is Dougie Hamilton doing in Carolina? 13:45 – Sara got invited to a tailgate on her first day on the job. 14:30 – Sara gives her take
Ian Cameron of RightWager.com and SportsbookReview.com joins Jimmy Murphy on the latest Bruins Beat. Twitter: @bobano 6:00 – State of hockey betting in the United States 9:00 – Has scoring increased in hockey? 15:30 – Are the Bruins a team to bet on? 20:00 – What happens to the odds if the Bruins trade
Mark Spector of Sportsnet joins Jimmy Murphy to discuss the Bruins and the Oilers. Twitter: @SportsnetSpec 1:45 – Charlie McAvoy on upcoming Bruins road trip 9:30 – Do the 1980s Oilers compare to the success seen by Boston teams here in the 21st century? 13:30 – Is the Bruins first line the best in the
Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) and Evan Marinofsky (@emarinofsky) preview the Bruins 2018-19 season. 5:00 – How far will the Bruins go? 6:40 – Cam Neely’s take on the season 15:00 – Murph’s high on the Philadelphia Flyers 16:00 – Murph hates Gritty; Evan loves him 17:15 – The guys give their picks for best forward
Allan Walsh is the co-managing director of Octagon-Hockey. He also represents multiple NHL players. Twitter: @walsha 2:00: Allan Walsh speaks on his client Max Pacioretty heading to the Vegas Golden Knights. 4:15: Walsh talks about the potential work stoppage and the probability of a lockout. 11:30: Walsh tells of what the negotiations were like between
4:00 – Analyzing Adam McQuaid trade. 7:00 – Jimmy Murphy confirms that the Boston Bruins have inquired about Artemi Panarin. 14:35 – David Backes’ take on whether or not he should be third line center. 19:10 – Torey Krug’s take on the rumors of him being traded. 21:55 – One-on-one with Steven Kampfer.
Evan Marinofsky covers the Boston Bruins for CLNS Media. Twitter: @emarinofsky. 2:25 – Jimmy Murphy reflects on his 9/11 story. 13:00 – Diving into David Krejci’s displeasure toward the John Tavares situation. 20:00 – Murph and Evan Marinofsky don’t like Krejci’s comments. 28:00 – Who will be the starting six defensemen on opening night?
On November 29th Bruins legend Rick Middleton will see his number 16 raised to the TD Garden rafters. Nifty spent 12 years in black and gold and his 402 goals rank him third in club history. Middleton was a guest on this week’s Bruins Beat Podcast on CLNS Media with host Jimmy Murphy. Nifty talked about his illustrious
Jimmy Murphy reacts to the biggest stories surrounding the first day of NHL free agency, including a few key Bruins signings and the John Tavares sweepstakes. 1:00 – John Tavares signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs in free agency 3:30 – Could the Bruins make some trades to add to the roster? 5:00 – Bruins
The founder and lead writer for for https://lightninginsider.com/ joins Murph to preview the Eastern Conference semifinals series between the two best teams in the East, the Bruins and the Lightning. It’s a battle many would’ve preferred as a conference final, but nonetheless, it’s happening and Erlendsson provides some in depth insight into what the Bruins and their
Toronto Star beat writer Kevin McGran joined Murph in the latest Bruins Beat to discuss why they both believe the Leafs will avenge the epic 2013 Game 7 collapse to the Bruins and upset the favored B’s in six games. Bruins Beat is available on iTunes, Stitcher, the CLNS Media Mobile App and www.CLNSMedia.com.
Bob Snow of BruinsDaily joins Murph to predict the Hobey Baker Award winner; Ryan Donato; the Frozen Four; Bruins prospects and the B’s chances in the playoffs. Bruins Beat is available on iTunes, Stitcher, the CLNS Media Mobile App and www.CLNSMedia.com.
In the latest Bruins Beat, Murph welcomes on longtime Bruins/NHL beat writer for the New Bedford Standard Times, Mick Colageo. The two puck scribes discuss a trip to the famous Boston sports bar The Fours and Mick mentoring Murph in his early days as a reporter; why the Bruins are fun and on the right track
Boston Herald Bruins beast writer Steve Conroy joined Murph on the latest Bruins Beat to discuss how the Bruins and Head Coach Bruce Cassidy have essentially overcome their current rash of injuries and survived what’s been a grueling stretch run for the Black and Gold. They also remembered and paid homage to their late friend and colleague
In the Latest Bruins Beat, Murph is joined by old friend and colleague Rob Simpson of NHL Network Radio and author of the new book No Heavy Lifting (Globe-Trotting Adventures Of A Sports Media Guy). Simmer and Murph get into that new book and of course discuss the Bruins success as well as a look
Newly acquired veteran forward Brian Gionta joined Murph to talk about what’s been a storied NHL career and what might still be to come. From his days at Boston College to winning a Stanley Cup with the Devils in 2003; to captaining the B’s hated rivals, the Montreal Canadiens and the epic Game 7 between
Pierre McGuire joins Murph to discuss Don Sweeney; Zdeno Chara; Tuukka Rask And More :30 Pierre discusses his experience at the Olympics 1:15 Murph and Pierre discuss Marco Sturm’s performance in the Olympics 2:45 Will Marco Sturm get an NHL job? 6:15 Murph and Pierre discuss the Bruins signing of Brian Gionta 12:15 Chara has
Murph breaks down the Bruins trade for Rick Nash and how it impacts the playoff run. Bruins Beat is available on iTunes, Stitcher, the CLNS Media Mobile App and www.CLNSMedia.com.
Boston Bruins Trade Rumor Update with Murph 2:00 Murph discusses moves Don Sweeney could make 4:20 Murph breaks down the rumor mill around Ryan McDonagh 6:40 Would Rick Nash be a good edition? Murph’s take may surprise you. 11:30 Is Karlsson on the move? Bruins Beat is available on iTunes, Stitcher, the CLNS
Sara Civian (BruinsDaily, SBNation and College Hockey News) to talk about the streaking Boston Bruins, Tuukka Rask, Bruce Cassidy and what the Bruins may or may not do at the February 26 NHL Trade Deadline. 4:25 Sara on who to watch out for in the College ranks 6:15 Murph and Sara on the Boston sports media
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made 32 saves, barely missing a shutout, and Patrice Bergeron scored the game-winning goal with a power play snipe almost halfway through the third period and his 21st goal would hold up as the game-winner after the Blues pulled to within one with just a minute and a half to
Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey Coach David Quinn on Charlie McAvoy and Who To Watch Out For. :45 Coach Quinn describes his hockey journey 3:10 Coach describes his first coaching job at Northeastern 6:40 First reaction to seeing Charlie McAvoy 10:00 What stands out about McAvoy in the #NHL 18:30 Brady Tkachuk be a player
NHL Network and NESN analyst Billy Jaffe joined host Jimmy Murphy this week to discuss the Boston Bruins’ organizational depth and their approach to player development; the reemergence of Tuukka Rask and Bruce Cassidy’s ability to know what buttons to push and when with his players. 2:00 World Juniors 4:40 Charlie McAvoy 6:10 Bruins scouting
Jimmy Murphy hosts Mark Divver of the Providence Journal on Bruins Beat exclusively on the CLNS Media Network. Twitter: @MurphysLaw74
The Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres tonight in Buffalo. The Bruins had 33 shots on net while the Sabres had 36. Anton Khudobin played well also tonight for the Bruins in net. Jake DeBrusk, Tim Schaller, and David Backes all had goals tonight for the Bruins in the win.
The Boston Bruins crushed the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight 7-2 at the TD Garden. The Bruins had goals from Brad Marchand, David Backes, Charlie McAvoy, Danton Heinen, Torey Krug, Patrice Bergeron, and Jake DeBrusk all scored for the Bruins in the win. Tuukka Rask had 16 saves in the win.
Lead singer of the Dropkick Murphys and avid Bruins fan, Ken Casey joined Murph to discuss the state of his favorite team. Is Casey down with the retool on the fly, more speed and finesse and less fighting? Are the millennial Bruins and Boston sports fans spoiled? Murph and Ken discuss that, his new career
Joe Gill and Jimmy Murphy drop the latest Bruins Beat and wax poetic on the suddenly healthy and not so coincidence winning Boston Bruins! They also reminice about the night 30 years ago that Ray Bourque gave up No. 7 for Phil Esposito and donned his trademark 77. But most impressive was the lads being
So far the Boston Bruins started out December on a high note as they traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. The Boston Bruins have been playing better and were coming off an impressive win against the Tampa Bay Lighting on Wednesday night. Today though was all Bruins as Tuukka Rask made 28 saves