David Backes

David Backes
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Evan Marinofsky
May 22, 2019 - 3:29 pm
David Backes initially left the St. Louis Blues in the summer of 2016 in part to get a better shot at winning his first Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins . But to earn the ultimate prize, he now has one thing standing in his way: his former team. "Would've been fine to make the Finals in different...
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Evan Marinofsky
May 12, 2019 - 8:39 pm
If anything describes the 2019 Bruins it's that they scored six goals Sunday afternoon and only one came from a forward who spent the regular season in the top six. Two goals came from an undersized, third-pairing defenseman, one came from his partner who spent most of the season in Providence,...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 03, 2019 - 4:18 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said he didn’t see David Backes prior to addressing the media Friday morning, but he assumed the veteran forward was fine. “He finished the game, played hard, hopefully good to go [Saturday],” Cassidy said. If Cassidy’s right, Backes will remain in the lineup when the...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 01, 2019 - 3:19 pm
Who would have thought on Feb. 25, after the NHL trade deadline passed and the Bruins had added Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson in the days and hours leading up to it, that we would be worried about the Bruins being heavy enough to win in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs rather than...
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Karson Kuhlman Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 21, 2019 - 2:00 pm
As expected Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy shook up his lineup for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first round at Toronto on Sunday, with the Bruins facing elimination. Rookie Karson Kuhlman and veteran Joakim Nordstrom, who were both scratched for Game 5, will be out. David Backes and Chris Wagner...
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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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Jake DeBrusk Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 16, 2019 - 5:18 pm
The Bruins showed after their Game 1 loss to Toronto that they could make the necessary adjustments and respond in the next game. Now they’re down 1-2 in the Eastern Conference first round to the Maple Leafs and Game 4 is going to have to be another response game Wednesday in Toronto. Here are a...
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David Backes
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Evan Marinofsky
April 14, 2019 - 12:51 am
The Boston Bruins may have scored four goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs may have scored one, but the game was over before the drop of the puck. When Bruce Cassidy sent out the fourth line of Chris Wagner, Noel Acciari and Joakim Nordstrom to counter the John Tavares line, he was sending a message...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 13, 2019 - 12:08 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy didn’t want to reveal who will sit out Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round against Toronto at TD Garden on Saturday, but he announced who would be in the lineup after missing Game 1. David Backes , a healthy scratch for the Bruins’ 4-1 series-opening loss , will...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 12, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk didn’t practice Friday, the off day between Game 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference first round series that the Toronto Maple Leafs lead 1-0 . “Jake was given a maintenance day so he’ll be back with us I’d assume tomorrow morning,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “If he’s not...
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