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David Backes Boston Bruins
Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
June 15, 2019 - 2:14 pm
Here’s where David Backes was on coach Bruce Cassidy’s pecking order when making a lineup for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final: Cassidy opted to continue to dress Noel Acciari with a fractured sternum instead of the 35-year-old Backes. The Minnesota native had no points in six games playing with...
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Torey Krug Boston Bruins
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Evan Marinofsky
June 14, 2019 - 6:51 pm
One of the hot topics of the upcoming Bruins offseason will be what to do about defenseman Torey Krug. The 28-year-old is heading into the final year of his four-year, $21 million contract and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2020. The Bruins obviously have three choices: let him play...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 14, 2019 - 5:21 pm
Zdeno Chara’s jaw had multiple fractures after Brayden Schenn’s shot deflected off Chara’s stick into his face. Two days after having plates and wires inserted into his mouth, Chara was back in the Bruins lineup for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. Amazingly Chara was also...
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Don Sweeney Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 14, 2019 - 2:17 pm
As if the agony of losing in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final wasn’t enough, now the Bruins have to pay for their success at the 2019 NHL Draft. As the league runner-up, the Bruins will be picking 30th overall in the first round, although at least they kept their first-round pick rather than...
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Chris Wagner Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 13, 2019 - 12:16 pm
Although he didn’t get to play in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bruins forward Chris Wagner was available after making a remarkably quick comeback from the injury he sustained in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final on May 14. Wagner broke his right forearm blocking Carolina defenseman Justin...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 13, 2019 - 2:00 am
The 2019 Stanley Cup Final started with St. Louis Blues first-line forwards Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko scoring the first two goals of the series against the Bruins quintet of Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. The series unofficially ended in...
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Matt Grzelcyk Boston Bruins
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
June 12, 2019 - 12:54 pm
It’s been exactly two weeks since Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk sustained a concussion on a suspension-worthy hit by St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Now without a contact practice and within a day of being medically cleared, Grzelcyk is set to return to the...
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Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues
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Matt Kalman
June 11, 2019 - 5:07 pm
Patrice Bergeron got a lot of credit from his teammates for his pregame speech that preceded the Bruins’ 5-1 win in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday. He reportedly elicited memories of each player’s childhood dreams of winning the Stanley Cup and their desire to not let that dream slip...
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Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues
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Matt Kalman
June 10, 2019 - 8:38 pm
Chris Wagner gave his right arm for the Bruins to get here. Kevan Miller gave his larynx, his hand and possibly his knee to help the Bruins reach the Stanley Cup Final, although his on-ice contributions ended in the regular season because of injury. Zdeno Chara sacrificed his jaw and continues to...
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Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues
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Matt Kalman
June 10, 2019 - 1:22 am
ST. LOUIS -- When future sports analysts try to quantify the difference experience makes, they’ll be able to look at the run-up to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. On Sunday we saw the difference between a team and a city that’s been on the cusp of a championship before and one that tripped over...
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