Matt Kalman

Matt Kalman fell into covering the Bruins and the NHL by accident but is now well into his second decade on the beat. After creating the Bruins beat reporter position for the New England Hockey Journal, Matt went on to found TheBruinsBlog.net, the first credentialed blog devoted solely to the Bruins. Matt’s hockey coverage has also appeared on NHL.com, Forbes.com, ESPNBoston.com and in the Boston Herald, among several other publications. He is the author of “100 Things Bruins Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die” and the co-author with Dale Arnold of “If These Walls Could Talk: Boston Bruins.”

NTS Shows/Hosts/Authors Recent Content Multiple Columns

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    Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins
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    November 18, 2019 - 12:53 pm
    The Bruins got a glimpse at what life without Patrice Bergeron could be like this season, and they’re ready for it to end. Bergeron, who missed Boston’s 3-2 shootout loss to Washington on Saturday, did not practice Monday but will travel to New Jersey for the Bruins’ game on Tuesday and will be a...
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    Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins Tom Wilson Washington Capitals
    Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
    November 17, 2019 - 12:55 am
    We’ve come to expect that the Bruins can grind their way through a Patrice Bergeron absence. Last season without their star center, who sat out Saturday with a lower-body injury , Boston went 9-7-1 (with Zdeno Chara also out for all 17 of those games). So it shouldn’t be a shock that the Bruins...
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    Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins
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    November 16, 2019 - 6:24 pm
    Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was set to miss the game against the Washington Capitals at TD Garden on Saturday because of a lower-body injury. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Bergeron was uncomfortable during the Bruins’ win at Toronto on Friday. "If it wasn’t a back-to=back, we’d hope he’d play...
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    Jerry York Boston College Hockey Hall of Fame
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    November 16, 2019 - 10:45 am
    Jerry York, the legendary Boston College coach, skipped the Hockey Hall of Fame ring ceremony in Toronto on Friday and did not attend the Hall of Fame game between the Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs. As it turned out, York had a prior engagement coaching his Eagles to a 5-1 win at Vermont on Friday...
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    Brad Marchand Trevor Moore Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs
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    November 15, 2019 - 1:25 pm
    The Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs will meet Friday for the third time this season. The Atlantic Division and Original Six rivals have seen the competition between the two franchises ramp up the past two years with two seven-game playoff series between the Bruins and Leafs, both won by Boston. It’s...
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    Don Cherry Bobby Orr
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    November 14, 2019 - 3:50 pm
    It seems Rogers Sportsnet has pissed off the greatest defenseman ever. Bruins legend Bobby Orr joined Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Thursday as part of Christian Fauria’s 25 for 25 drive to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. Orr, who played for Don Cherry with the Bruins for two...
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    Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
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    November 14, 2019 - 2:11 pm
    Maybe it’s the expectations that come with not only entering his third NHL season but also making $4.9 million that make it feel like Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy isn’t quite improving as quickly as hope or getting the job done as well as he should on Boston’s top defense pair this season. The...
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    Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins Florida Panthers
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    November 13, 2019 - 1:17 am
    “Montreal I sucked, Detroit I felt OK. Today, you know, last period a couple of soft goals, so can’t be too satisfied. But hey, a lot of hockey left.” -- Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask Yes, a lot of hockey left, the Bruins’ saving grace. They probably weren’t as great as they were during a 9-1-2...
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    Matt Grzelcyk Boston Bruins
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    November 11, 2019 - 2:14 pm
    Don’t cheat while pondering this question: what was the Bruins’ power-play percentage the first 11 games of last season when Torey Krug was out of the lineup. Did you guess? It was 28.13 percent. The Bruins’ percentage right now leads the league at 29.8 percent. Certainly the improved lethality of...
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