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Matt Kalman
March 26, 2019 - 5:41 pm
The Bruins’ third-period meltdown in Tampa and 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday did little to alter the perception that they had a successful road trip, going 3-1-0, running their point total to 101 and clinching a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the third straight season along...
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Brandon Carlo Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 25, 2019 - 11:12 pm
The third period turned into a nightmare for the Bruins on Monday, as they squandered a 4-2 lead and left Tampa with a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Anthony Cirelli scored the winning goal with 53 seconds left just as a Boston penalty expired in a battle of the top two teams in the Eastern...
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David Pastrnak Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 24, 2019 - 6:27 pm
Matt Kalman and Ken Laird debated how Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy should align his top three lines in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday Skate, 8-9 a.m., this Sunday . Laird argued that the importance of getting center David Krejci going should mean David Pastrnak plays on Krejci’s right side with...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 23, 2019 - 11:17 pm
Some people go to Florida to retire, some visit for vacation and others head down to help steal an election. Forty-two-year-old Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara went to Florida to celebrate, and he made sure there were a few reasons to do so Saturday. Just five days after his 42nd birthday Chara...
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Matt Kalman
March 23, 2019 - 10:26 am
The Boston Bruins won’t have to figure out a way to replace captain and defensive cornerstone Zdeno Chara for at least one more year. Chara agreed to a one-year contract extension Saturday worth $2 million with $1.75 million in performance bonuses. One day after his 42nd birthday, Chara told WEEI...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 21, 2019 - 9:27 pm
Home in Toronto, the Maple Leafs were idle Thursday after splitting a road back-to-back – a loss at Nashville on Tuesday and a win in Buffalo on Wednesday. Perhaps the Bruins’ future first-round Stanley Cup playoffs opponent tuned in to Boston’s 5-1 win against the New Jersey Devils. Maybe the...
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Sean Kuraly Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 19, 2019 - 9:53 pm
The Bruins averaged 3.3 goals per game while they went 12-3-1 in 16 games with David Pastrnak on the shelf letting his surgically repaired left thumb heal. So in Pastrnak’s return to the lineup Tuesday there was a chance the Bruins offense might let up and let their 31-goal-scoring co-leader in...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 18, 2019 - 5:16 pm
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Zdenek Chara, the prominent Greco-Roman wrestler, enjoyed a longer career than most. “At 47, he was beating up guys that were like 30 years old, wrestling. So he was really good,” his son, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara told WEEI.com on Monday. The younger Chara is...
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David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
March 18, 2019 - 1:38 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy got straight to the point when asked after practice Monday about David Pastrnak. “He’s a good player, we miss him. Practiced today, felt great,” Cassidy said. “So he’s traveling with us, obviously. Could play as early as [Tuesday]. Not saying he will but he’ll make that...
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Connor Clifton Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 17, 2019 - 6:21 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was talking to the assembled media in front of him after a 2-1 overtime win against Columbus on Saturday, but he could’ve just as easily been talking to the handful of forward prospects that have come and gone from the Bruins roster this season without earning a full-time...
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