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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 18, 2019 - 11:15 am
With the Stanley Cup Final not starting until May 27, the Bruins will have 10 days off between completing their four-game sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes and the start of their series against either the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney thinks that will be...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 17, 2019 - 10:55 pm
By the time the Bruins play another game they’ll have had 10 days off. That’s their “reward” for sweeping the Carolina Hurricanes in four games in the Eastern Conference final. After the St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of the Western Conference final to even that best-of-7 series...
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Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks
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Matt Kalman
May 17, 2019 - 1:55 pm
Right now Bruins fans and players should be San Jose Sharks fans, and not just because they want to marvel at Joe Thornton’s beard or make some sort of cockamamie comparison between goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Martin Jones (where are my Martin Jones truthers right now?). No the Bruins, having...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 16, 2019 - 7:49 pm
The Bruins will go for their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final on Thursday without captain Zdeno Chara. Chara, 42, had played all of the Bruins’ 16 postseason games this year, getting one goal and two assists. He played 22:06 in the Bruins’ Game 3 win on...
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Erik Karlsson San Jose Sharks
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Matt Kalman
May 16, 2019 - 10:01 am
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask proved wise analyst and accurate forecaster in the aftermath of Boston’s 4-1 Game 4 win at the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference second round earlier this month. The Blue Jackets scored their lone goal that night off the stick of forward Artemi Panarin...
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Chris Wagner Joakim Nordstrom Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 15, 2019 - 2:33 pm
A lot of attention lately has been focused, rightfully so, on the two players Bruins general manager Don Sweeney acquired in the leadup to the NHL trade deadline Feb. 25, Marcus Johansson and Charlie Coyle. Coyle came in a few days earlier than the deadline from Minnesota for Ryan Donato and a...
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Evan Marinofsky
May 15, 2019 - 7:17 am
The Bruins should have lost Game 3 in the first five minutes. And if not in the first five minutes, then the next 15 minutes. Either way, the Bruins had a horrible, no good, very bad first period. But the B's had Tuukka Rask and Rask had their collective backs, stopping 35 of 36 shots -- 20 of...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 15, 2019 - 12:53 am
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy didn’t start his fourth line for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final Tuesday the way he usually does in order to set the tone. Instead Cassidy opted for his first line for the opening faceoff. Despite the late start to their evening, Sean Kuraly’s line with Joakim...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 13, 2019 - 6:24 pm
Where once we expected the worst, we now must expect the best. It’s a lot easier to lower your expectations and then be pleasantly surprised, in sports as in life. But the Bruins have given us no choice. We must give them the benefit of the doubt as they head to Raleigh for Game 3 and 4 of the...
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Matt Grzelcyk Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 12, 2019 - 8:51 pm
Torey Krug’s typically the diminutive defenseman among the Bruins’ blueliner corps that racks up points, and in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday he picked up three assists. But fellow undersized defenseman Matt Grzelcyk stole the offensive spotlight...
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