Czech Yourself: Bruins Prepare For Start Of The Season In Prague

Not exactly a European vacation: The Boston Bruins are preparing to face the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday in their season opener in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Impressive Bartkowski Cut From Bruins Roster

According to DJ Bean of, defenseman Matt Bartkowski has been cut from the Boston Bruins roster, making the Ohio State product the last cut the team needed to make prior to the season beginning on Saturday.

Bartkowski had impressed and surprised many during training camp, but the collective thought by the Bruins brass was that he needed a tad more seasoning, something he would get in AHL Providence. According to Bean, Bartkowski agrees with the sentiment:

“I’d rather play in Providence than sit in games up here. I think that would be better for my development. Yeah, it would be a little let down, but it wouldn’t be too bad.”


Bergeron Leads the Bruins Over Liberec, 7-1

Patrice Bergeron and Tim Thomas gave strong performances to lead the Boston Bruins to a 7-1 win over Liberec White Tigers on Tuesday.

Bergeron had two goals and three assists in the win, despite telling the Bruins' official website that he was tired beforehand. "I got my legs under me and in the second period I felt a lot better," he told John Bishop of

Thomas held the White Tigers to one goal on the evening in the second period, which was caused by a turnover by Johnny Boychuk. Several reports point to Thomas making strong saves in an inspired performance, making an effort to win back the starting goaltender job from Tukka Rask.

Jordan Caron, Tyler Seguin, Nathan Horton, Blake Wheeler and Greg Campbell joined Bergeron on the scoresheet on the evening.

The Bruins will get ready for their first regular season game of the season against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday.


Czech Yourself: Bruins Prepare for the Start of the Season in Prague

The Boston Bruins have made their way to Europe to begin their 2010-11 season. After playing a preseason game in Belfast, Ireland on Saturday against the Belfast Giants Select team (which they won 5-1), the Bruins have retreated to Prague, Czech Republic to continue final preparations for the start of the season.

The Bruins will play a final preseason game against Liberec White Tigers of the Czech Extraliga on Tuesday afternoon at 1pm. According to the Bruins, Tim Thomas will start the game in goal.

The Bruins will kick off the regular season this weekend with two games against the Phoenix Coyotes in Prague, one each on Saturday and Sunday.

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