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Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
January 29, 2019 - 1:18 pm
When he was about 9 years old, Trent Frederic won a contest sponsored by a local hair salon to take a postgame photo with a St. Louis Blues player. David Backes did the honors. A 9-year old Trent Frederic having picture taken with David Backes. Good chance the two are on the same line tomorrow when...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
January 28, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Over the past couple years many Bruins players have found they have more in common than hockey. More than half the Bruins’ roster has attended the team’s chapel, and it has helped each player keep in touch with his faith, handle the pressures of being a NHL player and forge camaraderie with his...
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Milan Lucic Edmonton Oilers
Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
January 23, 2019 - 9:54 am
Maybe Mikko Koskinen will turn out to be Peter Chiarelli’s Tim Thomas. Chiarelli confusingly was allowed to sign the 30-year-old goaltender with just 27 games of NHL experience to a three-year contract extension worth $4.5 million per season for the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. Late Tuesday, after a...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
January 20, 2019 - 1:21 am
Are the 2018-19 Bruins cursed? If you’re inclined to believe in such things, you’d pretty much have to subscribe to such a theory when it comes to the team that just can't stay healthy. Heading into their 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers at TD Garden on Saturday, the Bruins had lost 162 man games...
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Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
January 17, 2019 - 11:43 pm
David Backes scored a crucial power-play goal in the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden on Thursday, one night after he was a healthy scratch for a 4-3 loss at Philadelphia. His previous goal came Jan. 5 against Buffalo in his first game after a three-game suspension. Coincidence...
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Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
January 16, 2019 - 10:58 pm
Ryan Donato sacrificed his face for nothing. The Bruins wing went headfirst into the glass after a vicious check from behind by Philadelphia forward Jori Lehtera with 3:12 left in the second period Wednesday. Lehtera was assessed a five-minute major and ejected from the game. Donato departed with a...
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Peter Cehlarik Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
January 15, 2019 - 12:23 pm
On the morning after they lost 3-2 to the Montreal Canadiens in overtime the Bruins did some shuffling of their forward corps Tuesday. Peter Cehlarik, who has 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists) in 37 games for Providence in the American Hockey League, was called up by the Bruins. In 17 NHL games the...
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Danton Heinen Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
January 15, 2019 - 12:24 am
The Bruins need secondary scoring. Coach Bruce Cassidy’s search for it led him to shuffle two of his forward lines in the second and third period and bench David Backes for the final eight minutes of the Bruins’ 3-2 overtime loss to Montreal at TD Garden on Monday. Cassidy said his decision to flip...
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John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
January 14, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Coming off playing just 10:39 of ice time in the Bruins’ 3-2 win at Toronto on Saturday, Bruins forward David Backes is maintaining a positive outlook for how he and his linemates David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk are beginning to jell. “I mean I’m always self-critical, probably my hardest critic, and...
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Matt Kalman
January 12, 2019 - 10:36 pm
Those who dabble in the fine art of line naming have been trying to dub the Bruins’ trio of Ryan Donato, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Danton Heinen the College Line. Of course, the line of Sean Kuraly, Chris Wagner and Noel Acciari could also be tagged with that moniker. But considering the way...
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