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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    Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
    Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
    December 12, 2019 - 11:06 pm
    One thing we’ve rarely seen since around the Bruins since Bruce Cassidy took over as coach in February 2017 is panic. Nothing has stopped these guys and their bench boss from having the nerves of a special agent defusing a bomb. They could use some cooler heads to prevail now after their 3-2 loss...
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    Tim Thomas Boston Bruins
    Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
    December 12, 2019 - 8:57 pm
    There’s a terrible reason Tim Thomas hasn’t been involved in hockey since he retired from the NHL after the 2013-14 season. In an emotional press conference before he was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Thursday in Washington, D.C., the Bruins legend and 2011 Stanley Cup winner...
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    David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
    Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
    December 12, 2019 - 12:12 pm
    With David Pastrnak taking a few more hits than usual during his hot start as the NHL’s leading goal scorer, there has been a clamoring in some corners of the fan base for the Bruins to add more toughness to their lineup. So with that topic flying around the Bruins’ universe there was no one better...
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    Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins Tom Wilson Washington Capitals
    Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
    December 11, 2019 - 10:37 pm
    We promised you a better showing and you got it. We promised you the Bruins would be more emotionally involved at the start, and throughout the game, once they saw the Washington Capitals across the ice from them rather than the Ottawa Senators. We were right. We also promised you that even the...
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    Anders Bjork Boston Bruins Ottawa Senators
    Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
    December 09, 2019 - 11:11 pm
    Here we go again, our monthly mind-blowing revelation that the Bruins aren’t going to win every game. Oh but this time they've lost three in a row (0-2-1) after winning eight in a row, a winning streak that didn't impress many because a lot of times they came from behind in games. So that proves...
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    Charlie Coyle Boston Bruins Colorado Avalanche
    Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
    December 07, 2019 - 11:12 pm
    Two things should get the Bruins back on the winning track next week after losing two in a row to close out their homestand. Patrice Bergeron could be back in the lineup. And even if the star center doesn’t return from his lower-body injury after sitting out his seventh straight game Saturday – a 4...
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    David Pastrnak Boston Bruins Chicago Blackhawks
    Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
    December 06, 2019 - 12:45 am
    “Well, we try to be physical. I don’t think that’s ever been a trait that’s not in our room. Some games, it doesn’t work out that way. It seemed like there wasn’t a lot there tonight.” – Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy It shouldn’t have come down to John Moore fighting Zack Smith, and the Bruins knew it...
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    Bruce Cassidy Boston Bruins
    Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
    December 05, 2019 - 3:22 pm
    Bruce Cassidy has been a coach in professional hockey from the time he was 31 years old. After playing pro from the mid-80s through the late ‘90s he got behind the bench with the Jacksonville Lizard Kings of the ECHL in 1996 and has hardly spent much time anywhere but behind a bench since then...
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