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Lucy Burdge
January 15, 2019 - 7:33 pm
Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Toronto at Boston, 8 p.m. (ESPN, NBCSB) NBA: New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) NHL: Boston at...
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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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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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Lucy Burdge
January 13, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Boston at Brooklyn , 7:30 p.m. (NBCSB) NBA: Charlotte at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. (NBATV) NHL: Montreal at Boston, 7:30 p...
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Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Lucy Burdge
January 13, 2019 - 7:41 pm
This round of the playoffs was great for the Patriots, but not so much for Adam Vinatieri, who missed a couple of kicks, or for the Chargers after losing a blowout in New England. Here’s how it all played out on Twitter. Jon Bon Jovi sang “Livin’ on a Prayer” with Robert Kraft and some people were...
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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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Lucy Burdge
January 12, 2019 - 10:27 am
Chargers running back Melvin Gordon did not seem fazed by cold weather. When the team arrived in Providence on Friday night ahead of Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round matchup with the Patriots, the temperature was well below freezing but Gordon greeted it warmly while disembarking the plane. What’s up...
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Matt Kalman
January 11, 2019 - 3:36 pm
The retirement of Rick Nash was not only a reminder that too many great players have been forced out of the game because of concussion-related symptoms, but also a reminder how risky NHL trade deadline deals can turn out. The Bruins traded their first-round pick as part of the package for Nash last...
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Apr 30, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73) during the third period in game two of the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim K
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Matt Kalman
January 11, 2019 - 1:08 pm
Defenseman Charlie McAvoy has missed seven games because of an infected cut on his foot. He’s probable to return to the lineup against Toronto on Saturday night. “It’s trending that way,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said after practice at Warrior Ice Arena on Friday. “We’ll officially announce...
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