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Noel Acciari Boston Bruins
Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 23, 2019 - 12:31 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy isn’t superstitious, he was just impressed enough by his team’s performance in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first round on Sunday that he doesn’t want to change anything for Game 7 on Tuesday. So that means the same lineup from Sunday will take the ice against Toronto...
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Matt Grzelcyk Boston Bruins
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 23, 2019 - 11:44 am
Brad Marchand brought it up unprovoked after the Bruins won Game 6 in Toronto on Sunday, so the TD Garden ice conditions have been a hot topic heading into Game 7 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. No one knows what it takes to get the Garden ready for a game...
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Boston Bruins
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 22, 2019 - 6:50 pm
The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t won a playoff series since 2004. They’ve been to the Stanley Cup playoffs three straight seasons, and in the two years prior to this one they lost in the first round. Another first-round exit – against the Bruins again, no less – would be deemed a major failure of...
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Tuukka Rask
USA Today Sports
Matt Kalman
April 22, 2019 - 1:43 pm
The Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs have now played six games in the Eastern Conference first round with each team winning three games, and neither team winning consecutive games. When the final buzzer sounds to end Game 7 of the series on Tuesday at TD Garden, there will be heroes and there will be...
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David Krejci Boston Bruins
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 22, 2019 - 1:23 pm
David Krejci is fine, so the Bruins at least have that going for them heading into Game 7 of the Eastern Conference first round on Tuesday. Krejci was the only mostly healthy player not on the ice for practice Monday at Warrior Ice Arena. But after practice coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed that Krejci...
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Jake DeBrusk David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 21, 2019 - 7:04 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy Saturday implored his team to “frickin'" play more, think less. One day later in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first round at Toronto, they forced a Game 7 in this series by playing frickin’ Bruins-style hockey in their 4-2 victory . The hometown stats keepers counted...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 20, 2019 - 6:04 pm
David Backes gave the Bruins the lift their need to get out of their Game 1 doldrums and earn an enthusiastic, physical victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round against Toronto. Now when the Bruins desperately need to produce something at least close to their effort from the second...
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Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 20, 2019 - 2:43 pm
The Bruins have their backs against the wall trailing the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference first round heading into Game 6 on the road Sunday. A mix of older players who’ve on the Stanley Cup and younger players that are in the first or second Stanley Cup playoffs run, it...
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Zach Hyman Toronto Maple Leafs
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 20, 2019 - 12:33 pm
Trying to find someone not employed by the NHL or the Toronto Maple Leafs that agrees with the ruling that Auston Matthews’ goal Friday against the Bruins wasn’t goaltender interference has been Whitey Bulger-style manhunt. Brian Burke, now an analyst for Sportsnet , once was the president and...
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Bruce Cassidy Boston Bruins
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
April 20, 2019 - 12:26 am
Scientists revealed they succeeded in their 20-year quest to get an image of a black hole earlier this week. There’s no truth to the rumor they pointed their network of telescopes at the Bruins lineup and found more black holes than they could imagine. Nevertheless this Bruins lineup currently has...
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