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Matt Kalman
December 27, 2018 - 1:47 pm
It takes a lot to keep Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara off the ice. Like you have to shut a building down to stop him from skating. Chara is scheduled to return to the Bruins lineup Thursday against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden after missing 19 games with a left MCL injury. In the leadup to his...
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Matt Kalman
December 26, 2018 - 9:16 pm
John Moore’s three season with the New Jersey Devils helped him earn a five-year contract with the Bruins last July 1 as an unrestricted free agent. He’ll always be thankful for the opportunity he received in the Garden State. “You know I’m incredibly grateful for [general manager] Ray [Shero] and...
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Matt Kalman
December 26, 2018 - 1:04 pm
No NHL team has used an offer sheet in an effort to obtain a restricted free agent from another team since Ryan O’Reilly signed one with Calgary and Colorado matched it in 2013. Fear of retaliation from not just the other team, but the rest of the league’s general managers, is often cited for the...
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Matt Kalman
December 24, 2018 - 12:44 am
Green and red are the colors of the season and there was plenty of both during the Bruins’ 5-3 loss (after they led 2-0) at Carolina on Sunday. Green The Hurricanes decided to “honor their heritage” and wear green Hartford Whalers uniforms. I’m sure the people of Hartford were really honored. More...
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Matt Kalman
December 22, 2018 - 10:20 pm
There may be a time in the near future when breaking up Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand will be the Bruins’ best bet for balancing out their lines. As far as coach Bruce Cassidy is concerned, that time hasn’t arrived yet. So, with Bergeron back from his 16-game absence after a rib/collarbone...
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Matt Kalman
December 21, 2018 - 4:37 pm
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron looks likely to return to the lineup Saturday against Nashville after missing 16 games since he injured his ribs and collarbone in Dallas on Nov. 16. In Bergeron’s absence the Bruins went 9-6-1and David Krejci has thrived centering Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak the...
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Matt Kalman
December 21, 2018 - 12:55 am
Torey Krug remembers his early career with the Bruins, when he was one of two Americans on the team. Now he’s one of 11 U.S.-born Bruins on a roster that features just five Canadians and doesn’t have a single player from north of the border among its defense corps. Why are the Bruins becoming so...
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Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
December 20, 2018 - 2:57 pm
Even without the thick mountain man beard currently hiding most of his chiseled jawline, Kevan Miller is one of the more intimidating figures in the NHL. The Bruins defenseman, who’s known most for his courage and willingness to sacrifice his body for the success of the team, doesn’t often show...
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Matt Kalman
December 19, 2018 - 11:25 am
The Bruins are getting closer to being at full strength. Defenseman Zdeno Chara (knee) and Kevan Miller (throat), and center Patrice Bergeron (ribs/collarbone) practiced with the full roster Wednesday at Warrior Ice Arena for the first time since they each left the lineup. Chara has missed 16 games...
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Matt Kalman
December 19, 2018 - 8:25 am
Former 1970s Bruins forward and North Battleford, Saskatchewan native Gregg Sheppard scored 205 goals in 657 NHL games. Current Bruins center and fellow North Battleford native Colby Cave now has 204 goals to go to catch Sheppard. In his 13th NHL game Cave scored his first goal, a second-period...
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