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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 08, 2019 - 5:34 pm
In his annual pre-playoffs press conference Monday, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was asked about the execution of the plan to get Tuukka Rask more rest this season after the signing of Jaroslav Halak to a two-year contract at $2.75 million per season. Rask played 46 games, his fewest in a...
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Mike Babcock Toronto Maple Leafs
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Matt Kalman
April 08, 2019 - 4:24 pm
The Bruins went 3-1 at home in their Eastern Conference first round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs last season and won both games played between the teams at TD Garden this season. The Maple Leafs certainly looked a bit rattled when they wasted a 4-3 third-period lead in Game 7 at...
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David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 08, 2019 - 11:50 am
For the first Bruins practice in preparation for their Eastern Conference first round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, coach Bruce Cassidy went with what he’s most comfortable with -- a first line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak. Of course the series...
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David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 07, 2019 - 6:00 pm
The Bruins will begin their Eastern Conference first round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs onThursday . With days off scheduled for Sunday and Monday, and possibly Tuesday, we might not get a look at coach Bruce Cassidy’s lineup until Wednesday. We also won’t know the status of Sean...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 07, 2019 - 11:19 am
Pete Blackburn of CBS Sports joined co-hosts Ken Laird and Matt Kalman for the full hour of Sunday Skate on Sunday. As always, the talk about the Bruins and their upcoming first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs veered off into a discussion of goaltender Tuukka Rask, who had a ...
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Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs
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Matt Kalman
April 07, 2019 - 10:29 am
The rematch we knew was going to happen for months gets underway Thursday in Boston. The Bruins will face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first round with home-ice advantage starting that night and continuing two nights later on Hockey Night in Canada. The series...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 06, 2019 - 5:34 pm
You shouldn’t worry about Tuukka Rask giving up five goals on 21 shots to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 6-3 loss at TD Garden on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams, a glorified exhibition game between two clubs locked into postseason position. Because Rask isn’t worried and...
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David Krejci Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 04, 2019 - 2:38 pm
David Krejci has twice led the NHL in Stanley Cup playoffs points – once during the Bruins’ run to the 2011 Cup championship, and then during Boston’s losing trip six games deep into the 2013 final. He knows what it takes to have one’s name go down in history for accomplishing something significant...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 03, 2019 - 10:56 am
With an assist on David Pastrnak’s goal in the Bruins’ 6-2 win at Columbus on Tuesday, Brad Marchand reached 100 points (36 goals, 64 assists) on the season for the first time in his NHL career. It took him just 79 games. He became the fifth player in the NHL this season to reach the century mark (...
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Karson Kuhlman Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 02, 2019 - 10:13 pm
He’s listed at just 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, but he plays with a power forward’s zeal and determination. And maybe in the modern-day NHL that, plus an above-average pair of wheels, is all you need to thrive in a top-six role on a line led by skillful center David Krejci and left wing Jake DeBrusk...
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