David Backes

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Alex Reimer
June 04, 2019 - 12:26 pm
They go head-hunting and then their head coach complains about getting penalized; they smack the Bruins around and then have the gall to embellish; they think athletes from Kansas City qualify as suitable celebrity fans. Four games into the Stanley Cup Final, the Blues have officially reached...
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Alex Reimer
May 30, 2019 - 10:13 am
The most consequential hit in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday was when Blues center Oskar Sundqvist smashed Matt Grzelcyk into the boards in the first period, sending the young defenseman to the hospital for further tests. The Bruins were forced to play with five defensemen for the rest...
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Alex Reimer
May 28, 2019 - 10:20 am
It got testy between the Bruins and Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday, with St. Louis being whistled for five penalties and a helmet-less Torey Krug barreling into Robert Thomas –– after David Perron had assaulted Krug on the other end of the ice and was allowed to play on. But maybe...
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Matt Kalman
May 26, 2019 - 7:06 pm
You know about the challenge Bruins forward David Backes is up against facing his former St. Louis Blues teammates in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, which opens Monday night at TD Garden. But do you know about the dilemma Backes faced this time last year after the Washington Capitals defeated the...
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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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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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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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