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David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 18, 2019 - 12:05 am
“I’m awake.” -- Bruins forward David Pastrnak Boston’s rambunctious right wing said the above to Alex Kraemer during the intermission on NESN Wednesday between the second and third period of the Bruins’ 6-4, Eastern Conference first round series-tying win in Toronto. The best-of-7 series, now tied...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 17, 2019 - 9:48 pm
The win-one-lose-one pattern of this series doesn’t favor the Bruins in the long run, but for now they’ll take it. For the second time in the Eastern Conference first round the Bruins responded to a defeat with a series-tying victory, this time taking Game 4 at Toronto 6-4 on Wednesday. The Bruins...
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John Moore Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 17, 2019 - 3:44 pm
On the one hand Wednesday morning Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said that returning defenseman John Moore and forward Marcus Johansson would be game-time decisions to play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round at Toronto. On the other hand, Cassidy revealed that if either veteran is ready,...
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Columbus Blue Jackets Tampa Bay Lightning
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Matt Kalman
April 16, 2019 - 10:06 pm
The Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs both thought they were playing the Eastern Conference first round for the right to face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round. They were wrong. In an upset of epic proportions the Lightning were knocked out by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, with...
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Jake DeBrusk Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 16, 2019 - 5:18 pm
The Bruins showed after their Game 1 loss to Toronto that they could make the necessary adjustments and respond in the next game. Now they’re down 1-2 in the Eastern Conference first round to the Maple Leafs and Game 4 is going to have to be another response game Wednesday in Toronto. Here are a...
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Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 16, 2019 - 12:13 am
Even Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews couldn’t help but heap praise on the Bruins’ top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak in between Game 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference first round last week. Although the Maple Leafs had kept that line at bay in Game 1 during 5-on-5...
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Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs
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Matt Kalman
April 15, 2019 - 10:01 pm
The Bruins kept the clamps on the Toronto Maple Leafs' power play through the first two games of the Eastern Conference first round, but Toronto’s man-advantage tilted the series in the Maple Leafs’ favor on Monday. Toronto went 2-for-3 on the power play, including Auston Matthews’ first goal of...
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Mar 6, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) controls the puck during the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden.
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Matt Kalman
April 15, 2019 - 2:44 pm
After the Bruins won Game 2 and tied the Eastern Conference first round against Toronto at one game apiece on Saturday their celebration was somewhat spoiled by the uncertainty surrounding injured defensemen Torey Krug and Connor Clifton, and forward Jake DeBrusk. On the morning of Game 3, the...
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Torey Krug Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 14, 2019 - 3:14 pm
After evening the Eastern Conference first round with a 4-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 2 on Saturday, the Bruins obviously want to try to duplicate the physicality and all the positive things they did when they play Game 3 in Toronto on Monday. “I think that’s the goal,” defenseman...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 14, 2019 - 2:18 pm
Nazem Kadri couldn’t keep him self on the right side of the discipline line during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round , and so the Toronto forward is facing supplemental discipline from the NHL Department of Player Safety. Zdeno Chara was able to stay on the right side of the line, so...
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