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Matt Kalman
December 02, 2018 - 9:17 pm
Before they chased John Tavares, who famously decided to sign with the Toronto, the Bruins pursued unrestricted free agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk over the summer. After five seasons in the KHL, the 35-year-old Kovalchuk decided to return to North America and he ultimately decided to join Los...
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Matt Kalman
December 02, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Another Canadian hockey pundit got on his soapbox to rail at Bruins forward Brad Marchand on Saturday. Just weeks after Sportnet’s Brian Burke took to the airwaves to implore Marchand to “stop being a clown,” Sportnet’s Kelly Hrudey lamented his inability to respect Marchand. Hrudey was...
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Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
December 02, 2018 - 1:17 am
Don Cherry, the man whose name brands all those “Rock’em Sock’em” hockey videos, was asked about the current Bruins’ injury issues prior to being honored for The Sports Museum this week. “We used to be the ones to give the injuries,” Cherry said about the Lunch Pail AC teams he coached in Boston in...
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Oct 8, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) during the third period against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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Erin Walsh
December 01, 2018 - 1:01 pm
The NHL All-Star fan vote is now open, and David Pastrnak is not one of the Bruins on the ballot. As of Saturday afternoon, Pastrnak has tallied 29 points (19 goals, 10 assists) through 25 games and is the Bruins' leading scorer. Despite being injured, both Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron are on...
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Connor Clifton Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
November 30, 2018 - 3:26 pm
We’ve seen hints of defenseman Connor Clifton’s gambling style here and there during his seven-game stint with the Bruins, but for the most part the 23-year-old has shown he knows when to hold them, knows when to fold them. A couple treks behind the opposition’s goal line have been overshadowed in...
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Matt Kalman
November 30, 2018 - 9:01 am
When posed with a question about this being the time of year he typically finds his groove in goal, Tuukka Rask made a joke Thursday. “I don’t know. Maybe I just don’t want to play in October,” said Rask, after a 2-1 shootout win against the New York Islanders at TD Garden. Rask got a hearty laugh...
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Matt Kalman
November 29, 2018 - 2:39 pm
When the Bruins have a healthy Patrice Bergeron coach Bruce Cassidy loads up his first line with Bergeron flanked by Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak and hopes his secondary lines can find a way to contribute. With Bergeron out with a rib injury, Cassidy has opted to not stick David Krejci between...
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Matt Kalman
November 29, 2018 - 2:01 pm
Anders Bjork won’t be gathering moss while Ryan Donato rejoins the Bruins’ lineup. Bjork was assigned to Providence of the American Hockey League on Thursday a couple hours after the Bruins completed their morning skate, during which it was apparent he would be scratched for the night game against...
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Matt Kalman
November 29, 2018 - 8:13 am
When asked about Boston while at TD Garden on Wednesday, 84-year-old Don Cherry wasn’t sure if he’d ever be back in town. Then he thought about it for a second and came up with an idea. “Let’s hope I’m here in the finals with Hockey Night in Canada,” said Cherry, who was among the honorees at The...
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Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
November 28, 2018 - 2:55 pm
Although the Bruins got the bad news that Kevan Miller will be out at least five weeks with a throat injury , there was pleasant news about another injured defenseman Wednesday. Brandon Carlo, who has been out eight games with an upper-body injury, practiced at Warrior Ice Arena and coach Bruce...
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