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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 16, 2019 - 7:49 pm
The Bruins will go for their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final on Thursday without captain Zdeno Chara. Chara, 42, had played all of the Bruins’ 16 postseason games this year, getting one goal and two assists. He played 22:06 in the Bruins’ Game 3 win on...
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Erik Karlsson San Jose Sharks
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Matt Kalman
May 16, 2019 - 10:01 am
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask proved wise analyst and accurate forecaster in the aftermath of Boston’s 4-1 Game 4 win at the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference second round earlier this month. The Blue Jackets scored their lone goal that night off the stick of forward Artemi Panarin...
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Chris Wagner Joakim Nordstrom Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 15, 2019 - 2:33 pm
A lot of attention lately has been focused, rightfully so, on the two players Bruins general manager Don Sweeney acquired in the leadup to the NHL trade deadline Feb. 25, Marcus Johansson and Charlie Coyle. Coyle came in a few days earlier than the deadline from Minnesota for Ryan Donato and a...
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Evan Marinofsky
May 15, 2019 - 7:17 am
The Bruins should have lost Game 3 in the first five minutes. And if not in the first five minutes, then the next 15 minutes. Either way, the Bruins had a horrible, no good, very bad first period. But the B's had Tuukka Rask and Rask had their collective backs, stopping 35 of 36 shots -- 20 of...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 15, 2019 - 12:53 am
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy didn’t start his fourth line for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final Tuesday the way he usually does in order to set the tone. Instead Cassidy opted for his first line for the opening faceoff. Despite the late start to their evening, Sean Kuraly’s line with Joakim...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 13, 2019 - 6:24 pm
Where once we expected the worst, we now must expect the best. It’s a lot easier to lower your expectations and then be pleasantly surprised, in sports as in life. But the Bruins have given us no choice. We must give them the benefit of the doubt as they head to Raleigh for Game 3 and 4 of the...
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Matt Grzelcyk Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 12, 2019 - 8:51 pm
Torey Krug’s typically the diminutive defenseman among the Bruins’ blueliner corps that racks up points, and in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday he picked up three assists. But fellow undersized defenseman Matt Grzelcyk stole the offensive spotlight...
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Bruce Cassidy Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 11, 2019 - 6:23 pm
It’s a little more than an hour before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final, and Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy isn’t in his office. Just a little more than an hour before his first-ever third-round playoff game as a coach in the NHL, Cassidy is mingling just outside the area where the media is...
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Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 11, 2019 - 3:18 pm
The Bruins won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, and now they’ll get their best all-around defenseman back for Game 2 on Sunday. It’s a great world the Bruins are living in right now. “A lot, I can’t wait, I’m very excited,” Charlie McAvoy said...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 10, 2019 - 1:55 am
When Brad Marchand crosses, or even just comes close to the line with physical play or some tongue-wagging antics, pundits in two countries (and maybe more) clutch their pearls and call for suspensions, prison time and possibly sending him in a rocket to Mars. So if overreaction is the name of the...
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