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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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
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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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Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 01, 2019 - 12:59 pm
The loss at Tampa last Monday was supposed to teach the Bruins a lesson. That night the Bruins saw a 4-2 lead evaporate in the third period against the Presidents’ Trophy winners because of lax awareness and defensive responsibility. The winning goal was scored by Anthony Cirelli on a set play in...
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Marcus Johansson Boston Bruins
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 01, 2019 - 11:33 am
On Sunday, Ken Laird and Matt Kalman had another edition of Sunday Skate and a lot of the discussion focused on forward Marcus Johansson and his return to the lineup during the week after missing time with a bruised lung. Johansson looked rusty and coach Bruce Cassidy was having a difficult time...
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Roberto Luongo Florida Panthers
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Matt Kalman
March 30, 2019 - 5:27 pm
The stick was passed from one team’s equipment staff to the other. It was long and it was inscribed across the blade in silver Sharpie: “To Luo: Awesome to watch you play. Keep going! Zdeno Chara 33” Short and to the point, the Bruins captain clearly wanted to send a message to 39-year-old (40 on...
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David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 29, 2019 - 2:24 pm
David Pastrnak is left-handed and maybe could’ve used some help away from the rink while he was recovering from surgery on his left thumb last month and early this month. Pastrnak’s mother, Marcela, who often visits her son from their native Czech Republic, offered to make life on the sidelines...
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David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 27, 2019 - 11:56 pm
The Bruins’ season flashed before their eyes after Jake DeBrusk scored at 3:19 of the second period Wednesday, and not because the left wing’s goal gave Boston a 3-1 lead on the New York Rangers. The 188-pound DeBrusk, who has become somewhat famous for overexuberant goal celebrations, jumped into...
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Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
March 27, 2019 - 1:10 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is heading into his third Stanley Cup playoffs run with the Bruins with Tuukka Rask as his No. 1 goaltender. After the Bruins’ morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena on Wednesday morning in preparation for their night game against the New York Rangers, Cassidy was asked what...
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