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Marcus Johansson Boston Bruins
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 13, 2019 - 7:52 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy shook up his lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round Saturday by scratching forward Marcus Johansson, who it was revealed before game time fell ill. With Jake DeBrusk healthy enough to play after missing practice Friday, and Cassidy deciding the Bruins...
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Jake DeBrusk Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 13, 2019 - 12:35 pm
Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk was back on the ice Saturday after taking a “maintenance day” and not practicing Friday. DeBrusk crashed into the end wall during the Bruins’ 4-1 loss to Toronto in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round Thursday, and missed a couple shifts. He took a couple other...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 13, 2019 - 12:08 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy didn’t want to reveal who will sit out Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round against Toronto at TD Garden on Saturday, but he announced who would be in the lineup after missing Game 1. David Backes , a healthy scratch for the Bruins’ 4-1 series-opening loss , will...
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Auston Matthews Toronto Maple Leafs
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Matt Kalman
April 13, 2019 - 8:12 am
One of the problems the Bruins had against Toronto in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round on Thursday was getting the line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak on track offensively at 5-on-5. Bergeron scored a power-play goal in the 4-1 loss, but otherwise coach Bruce...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 12, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk didn’t practice Friday, the off day between Game 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference first round series that the Toronto Maple Leafs lead 1-0 . “Jake was given a maintenance day so he’ll be back with us I’d assume tomorrow morning,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “If he’s not...
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Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 12, 2019 - 1:39 am
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy’s original sin was letting Patrice Bergeron get anywhere near John Tavares during the Bruins’ 4-1 loss to Toronto in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round at TD Garden on Thursday. Game 2 will be back here Saturday. Last season Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David...
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Marcus Johansson Boston Bruins
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 11, 2019 - 2:01 pm
The last time Marcus Johansson faced the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Stanley Cup playoffs, he stuck two daggers in them. The Bruins wing, then with Washington, scored the game-tying and game-winning goals against Toronto in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first round to eliminate the Maple Leafs in...
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Auston Matthews Toronto Maple Leafs
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Matt Kalman
April 11, 2019 - 1:19 pm
Toronto Maple Leafs star center Auston Matthews was pretty conspicuous in his absence on the scoresheet during the Bruins’ seven-game win in last year’ Eastern Conference first round playoff series. Matthews had one goal and one assist in the series. He hopes to stand out more when this year’s...
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David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 11, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Whether it’s playoffs or regular season, hockey injuries have become confidential information outside of the most obvious ones. The Bruins chose not to hide David Pastrnak’s injury after he fell leaving a team event and then had surgery to repair ligament damage his left thumb. He missed 16 games...
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Karson Kuhlman Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 10, 2019 - 5:47 pm
It shouldn’t be a surprise that the Bruins are about to embark on their Stanley Cup playoffs run with Karson Kuhlman involved. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy all but confirmed Kuhlman will start Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round series against Toronto on Thursday on right wing with David...
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