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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 03, 2019 - 4:18 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said he didn’t see David Backes prior to addressing the media Friday morning, but he assumed the veteran forward was fine. “He finished the game, played hard, hopefully good to go [Saturday],” Cassidy said. If Cassidy’s right, Backes will remain in the lineup when the...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 03, 2019 - 12:52 am
“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” -- Deepak Chopra Chaos reigned supreme in the first period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference second round between the Bruins and Columbus on Thursday. There were 42 shot attempts combined by the two teams, and that was far from...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 02, 2019 - 10:29 pm
The only goal Tuukka Rask allowed Thursday came after a controversial no-call on a puck that went into the mesh in the first period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference second round in Columbus. The Bruins goalie didn’t get the shutout, but he got the 4-1 win with a 39-save performance and so now...
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John Tortorella Columbus Blue Jackets
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Matt Kalman
May 02, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Columbus coach John Tortorella is famous for his press conference tirades , especially when addressing the media on the morning of a game. Tortorella was relatively calm Thursday while waiting for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference second round against the Bruins , but he was also typically crusty...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 01, 2019 - 6:46 pm
Bruins forward Brad Marchand caused the biggest uproar of Boston’s postseason to date when he bopped Columbus’ Scott Harrington in the head from behind after the whistle toward the end of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference second round Tuesday. The Blue Jackets were on their way to a 2-1 win that...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 01, 2019 - 3:19 pm
Who would have thought on Feb. 25, after the NHL trade deadline passed and the Bruins had added Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson in the days and hours leading up to it, that we would be worried about the Bruins being heavy enough to win in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs rather than...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 01, 2019 - 2:04 pm
A few days ago I made the suggestion that if Brad Marchand played for a Canadian-based NHL team, he could run for prime minister and win. I neglected to realize that Marchand already owns his native country. In an amazing turn of events, cooler heads prevailed at the NHL Department of Player Safety...
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Connor Clifton Boone Jenner
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Matt Kalman
May 01, 2019 - 12:40 am
The Bruins were doing a decent job of keeping the Columbus Blue Jackets at bay and pressuring in the attacking zone throughout most of the first period Tuesday before Riley Nash sprung Boone Jenner was a scoring chance. Jenner cut to the inside in a 1-on-1 battle with Boston defenseman Connor...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 30, 2019 - 11:37 pm
Columbus coach John Tortorella didn’t have much to say about the jab Brad Marchand delivered to the back of defenseman Scott Harrington’s head in front of the Blue Jackets net near the end of Boston’s 2-1 loss in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference second round Tuesday. "I'm not giving you my thoughts...
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Karson Kuhlman Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 30, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy made it official Tuesday morning, announcing after an optional morning skate in Columbus that Karson Kuhlman would return to the lineup and Chris Wagner would be scratched for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference second round. The best-of-7 series is tied 1-1. Kuhlman gives...
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