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Matt Kalman
October 25, 2018 - 11:34 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy could see the goalie-controversy mongers coming for him. Jaroslav Halak had just produced his second shutout of the season and lowered his season’s goals-against average to 1.43 in the Bruins’ 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden on Thursday. Halak, as...
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Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
October 23, 2018 - 10:56 pm
After Urho Vaakanainen was knocked out of the game with a concussion Tuesday in Ottawa, the Bruins were down to five defensemen for the second time in three games. The extra workload didn’t stop defenseman Brandon Carlo from taking on even more of an expanded role in the Bruins’ 4-1 win. Tuukka...
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Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
October 23, 2018 - 10:28 pm
For the second time in three games the Bruins lost a player to a head injury after a hit that wasn’t penalized. During the first period of the Bruins’ 4-1 win at Ottawa on Tuesday rookie defenseman Urho Vaakanainen tried to join a scramble at the top of the crease after Patrice Bergeron was tripped...
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Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
Matt Kalman
October 22, 2018 - 3:49 pm
No one wants to ever see a player get injured. But for the remaining healthy forwards that make up the Bruins’ bottom six, David Backes’ absence will settle at least one debate: has the 34-year-old Backes been clogging up the works in the Bruins’ pursuit of a consistent third and fourth line?...
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Matt Kalman
October 21, 2018 - 8:55 am
Gritty is not just a mascot in Philadelphia, folks. Gritty is also the state of mind the Bruins needed to be in while playing without Charlie McAvoy, Kevan Miller and David Backes in Vancouver on Saturday. So it was appropriate Joakim Nordstrom, a player Bruins general manager Don Sweeney signed...
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Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports
Matt Kalman
October 20, 2018 - 11:58 pm
The biggest news involving Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy on Saturday was that he was sent home before the Bruins played the Canucks because he hadn’t been feeling right since taking a hit against Edmonton on Oct. 11 in Boston. But on Saturday’s “Headlines” segment during the second intermission...
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David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
October 20, 2018 - 6:30 pm
The Bruins’ defense corps will have a different look Saturday night in Vancouver because of a pair of injuries. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy revealed Saturday morning to the media at Rogers Arena that defensemen Kevan Miller (hand) and Charlie McAvoy (undisclosed) have returned to Boston to be...
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Matt Kalman
October 19, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Give Calgary Flames sniper Johnny Gaudreau credit: he stands just 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, but Friday he proved he’s as big a man as he is a star. Gaudreau practiced with his teammates two days after he was knocked out of the Flames’ 5-2 win against the Bruins by a hit from Boston defenseman...
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Alex Reimer
October 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm
David Price drew big ratings numbers in his successful quest to break his postseason schneid. The Red Sox drew a 26.2 household rating in Boston for their clinching victory over the Astros Thursday, according to TBS. That’s the best Red Sox rating in Boston since 2013 and TBS’ best for any MLB game...
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Alex Reimer
October 19, 2018 - 12:23 pm
The most remarkable thing that happened during the Red Sox’ five-game walloping of the Astros wasn’t David Price finally winning a playoff start. Baseball writers, who usually spend the month of October romanticizing America’s (former) Pastime, turned against their own sport. Baseball's biggest...
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