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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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Steven Kampfer Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 09, 2019 - 1:24 pm
A year ago Bruins defenseman Steven Kampfer was working out off the ice as though he had a game to play, but he didn’t. As a member of the New York Rangers, Kampfer was headed to a playoff-less spring. The Dustin Byfuglien one-timer that broke Kampfer’s hand in January 2018 also ended his season...
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Dougie Hamilton Carolina Hurricanes
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Matt Kalman
May 08, 2019 - 6:45 pm
Almost four years since he was traded from the Bruins to the Calgary Flames, defenseman Dougie Hamilton still claims he doesn’t know why he’s still not with Boston. Hamilton, now with the Carolina Hurricanes after a trade from the Flames last summer, is getting ready to face the team that drafted...
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Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 08, 2019 - 1:59 pm
Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy made his case Tuesday to the NHL Department of Player Safety. At issue was his hit to the head of Columbus forward Josh Anderson late in the second period of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference second round on Monday, a game the Bruins won 3-0 to wrap up the series and...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 07, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The Bruins are in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2013, but their success this postseason is a step forward in general manager Don Sweeney’s revitalization plan. The Bruins have now gone at least one round further than the previous season over the past three. Sweeney didn’t...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 07, 2019 - 12:26 am
“Probably, in this city especially, yeah. You’ve got certain positions on certain teams I guess, people judge you by whether you win or not. I haven’t won yet, but maybe this is the year.” -- Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to WEEI.com in early October Sports radio criticism of Tuukka Rask is almost...
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Connor Clifton Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 06, 2019 - 2:13 pm
Sometimes it’s difficult to gauge an organization’s views on where a player ranks among its prospect pecking order. In Connor Clifton’s case, it seemed as though the free-agent signee wasn’t being held in high regard at his natural position of defenseman. When the Bruins wrapped up their three-game...
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