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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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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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Matt Kalman
October 19, 2018 - 12:41 am
It wasn’t exactly “Khudobin Magic” but Jaroslav Halak did enough in the Bruins’ 3-2 overtime loss at Edmonton on Thursday to earn the right to be the first Bruins goaltender to make consecutive starts this season. Halak made 19 saves on 22 shots, the last of which was Leon Draisaitl’s game-winning...
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Rob Bradford
October 18, 2018 - 4:21 pm
HOUSTON -- Mitch Moreland is making his return to the Red Sox' starting lineup. The first baseman, who hasn't started since injuring his right hamstring in Game 2 of the American League Division Series, is getting the nod against Astros ace Justin Verlander in Game 5 of the American League...
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Alex Reimer
October 18, 2018 - 1:38 pm
Fear not, Red Sox fans with jobs. If you missed Andrew Benintendi’s incredible catch to clinch Game 4 in the wee hours of the morning, the ratings say you are not alone. ALCS Game 4 on TBS garnered a 20.5 household rating in Boston and 4.7 number nationally, according to the Boston Globe’s Chad...
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