Hockey

Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 20, 2019 - 6:04 pm
David Backes gave the Bruins the lift their need to get out of their Game 1 doldrums and earn an enthusiastic, physical victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round against Toronto. Now when the Bruins desperately need to produce something at least close to their effort from the second...
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Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 20, 2019 - 2:43 pm
The Bruins have their backs against the wall trailing the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference first round heading into Game 6 on the road Sunday. A mix of older players who’ve on the Stanley Cup and younger players that are in the first or second Stanley Cup playoffs run, it...
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Zach Hyman Toronto Maple Leafs
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Matt Kalman
April 20, 2019 - 12:33 pm
Trying to find someone not employed by the NHL or the Toronto Maple Leafs that agrees with the ruling that Auston Matthews’ goal Friday against the Bruins wasn’t goaltender interference has been Whitey Bulger-style manhunt. Brian Burke, now an analyst for Sportsnet , once was the president and...
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Brad Marchand and Jake Gardiner
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Scott McLaughlin
April 20, 2019 - 1:25 am
Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand haven't been bad in the Bruins ' first-round series against the Maple Leafs. They just haven't been great. And if the Bruins are going to go to Toronto and win Game 6 and then come back home and win a decisive Game 7, they're going to need those two to be great...
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Bruce Cassidy Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 20, 2019 - 12:26 am
Scientists revealed they succeeded in their 20-year quest to get an image of a black hole earlier this week. There’s no truth to the rumor they pointed their network of telescopes at the Bruins lineup and found more black holes than they could imagine. Nevertheless this Bruins lineup currently has...
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Tuukka Rask and Zach Hyman
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Evan Marinofsky
April 20, 2019 - 12:00 am
The most controversial play of the series played out on Friday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 to take a 3-2 series lead. The Maple Leafs came out on the right end; the Bruins on the wrong end. With 11 minutes gone in the third period, Auston Matthews one-timed a slap...
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Patrice Bergeron and Nikita Zaitsev
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Evan Marinofsky
April 19, 2019 - 9:53 pm
It looked like this one was going to go all night. And then came the 8:27 mark of the third period when the Boston Bruins had their first defensive breakdown -- the first crucial one for either team. An Auston Matthews one-timer for the first goal of the game. Just like we all predicted. Auston...
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Marcus Johansson Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 19, 2019 - 2:08 pm
As far as hockey injuries go, a lung contusion is one of the rarer ones. And you can bet Bruins forward Marcus Johansson would rather than go through that again. “I mean I couldn’t do much for a while, so I mean that obviously is not good,” he told WEEI.com after the Bruins’ morning skate at...
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Jake DeBrusk Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 18, 2019 - 4:57 pm
Now that David Pastrnak woke up and scored his first two goals of the Bruins’ Eastern Conference first round against Toronto in a 6-4 Game 4 win on Wednesday, it’s time for another young forward to come out of his scoring slumber. Jake DeBrusk has now gone four games without a goal, and in the Game...
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Tuukka Rask
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Evan Marinofsky
April 18, 2019 - 8:58 am
The roof was mere decibels away from blowing off Scotiabank Arena on several occasions Wednesday night. The Maple Leafs faithful could feel the chance to go up 3-1 in the series. But the roof never did blow off. Instead, Tuukka Rask fended off any chance of that happening, as he stopped 38 of 42...
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