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Matt Grzelcyk Boston Bruins
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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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Karson Kuhlman Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 09, 2019 - 1:48 pm
ST. LOUIS -- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is taking some of WEEI’s advice but not all of it , for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on Sunday. With defenseman Matt Grzelcyk still not medically cleared to return to the lineup because of his concussion, and Zdeno Chara seemingly fine...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 08, 2019 - 9:33 pm
When the Bruins were facing the prospect of watching the Vancouver Canucks celebrate a Stanley Cup championship on TD Garden ice in Game 6 of 2011, who got them off and running offensively? Brad Marchand scored the first of Boston’s four goals in the first 9:45 of that game that sent the series...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 08, 2019 - 6:29 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said that defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, who hasn’t played since sustaining a concussion in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, hasn’t been cleared by doctors to play yet. So that’s why Grzelcyk practiced in a red sweater again Saturday in St. Louis, the day before the Bruins...
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Noel Acciari Boston Bruins
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Evan Marinofsky
June 07, 2019 - 8:53 pm
The story of the Bruins' 2-1 loss in Game 5 was the missed tripping call on Tyler Bozak that led to David Perron's eventual game-winning goal. Noel Acciari was blatantly brought down from behind right in front of referee Kelly Sutherland and there was no penalty on the play. Bruce Cassidy let the...
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Marcus Johansson Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 07, 2019 - 4:48 pm
“We've changed lines all year to try to get guys going. The problem with that this time of year is you're so far down the line, the other lines have their chemistry, especially our bottom two lines. We used to pull guys, throw them a little carrot, some extra minutes, some extra responsibility...
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Boston Bruis St. Louis Blues
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Matt Kalman
June 07, 2019 - 1:46 am
Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson, the connection that created “The Goal” in 1970, were the Bruins’ banner captains Thursday before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. The two Bruins legends probably stuck around to watch the Bruins lose 2-1 to the St. Louis Blues and fall behind in the...
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