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Matt Kalman
November 24, 2018 - 10:58 pm
It never made much sense that a defenseman that can skate and move the puck like John Moore was hardly contributing to the Bruins’ offense. Through his first 19 games this season, Moore had just two assists to show for his efforts in 20:06 of average ice time a night. Well there’s no way to know if...
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Matt Kalman
November 24, 2018 - 10:46 am
The Bruins’ fourth line doesn’t have a nickname yet, but it’s building chemistry and now it has enjoyed at least one eventful night together after the happenings of Boston’s 2-1 overtime win against Pittsburgh on Friday. Chris Wagner, hit by a high stick from linemate David Backes during a two-man...
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Matt Kalman
November 15, 2018 - 1:08 am
There were nine goals scored, David Pastrnak scored again, David Backes got his first point of the season and the Bruins blew a two-goal lead, but there’s just one thing you need to know about the Bruins’ 6-3 loss at Colorado on Wednesday. Zdeno Chara was injured. When the Bruins returned to the...
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Matt Kalman
November 05, 2018 - 3:05 pm
After a couple practices with the Bruins, forward David Backes returned to the lineup Saturday in Nashville after missing five games with the third concussion of his Boston career. He logged 13:17 of ice time in a 1-0 loss to the Predators, enjoyed having Sunday off (although his kids’ sleep habits...
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Matt Kalman
November 04, 2018 - 12:00 am
Give the 7-4-2 Bruins credit for consistency. Once again goaltender Jaroslav Halak was nearly impenetrable during a 1-0 loss at Nashville on Saturday. The 33-year-old made his third start in the past four games and made 39 saves to improve his league-leading save percentage to .952. He looked like...
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Matt Kalman
November 01, 2018 - 2:30 pm
(Updated 5:40 p.m. after the Bruins assigned Ryan Donato to Providence of the AHL.) David Backes practiced with the Bruins again on Thursday and his return to the lineup appears imminent. “I’m ready to play ice hockey in a game. I think that’s the goal and that’s where I’m at,” Backes said at...
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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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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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Matt Kalman
October 07, 2018 - 1:07 pm
The hole Riley Nash left behind in the Bruins’ third-line center spot has proven more difficult to fill than general manager Don Sweeney anticipated. On Saturday, coach Bruce Cassidy conceded that Sean Kuraly, who was limited to two preseason games by injury, basically beat out Jakob Forsbacka...
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