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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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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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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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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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Matt Kalman
March 07, 2019 - 3:46 pm
While there’s pearl-clutching going on around the NHL with pundits and pontificators acting as though David Backes is some lost kitten in need of rescue, let’s take a second to read what the Bruins forward actually said after he had his third scrap in four games Tuesday night. “I asked [Bruce...
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Matt Kalman
February 28, 2019 - 4:13 pm
General manager Don Sweeney’s Feb. 20 trade with Minnesota netted forward Charlie Coyle for the Bruins. But what if that deal turns out to add two productive forwards to the Bruins’ lineup? That’s what David Backes hopes happens. Coach Bruce Cassidy has used the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Coyle as Backes...
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Matt Kalman
January 29, 2019 - 1:18 pm
When he was about 9 years old, Trent Frederic won a contest sponsored by a local hair salon to take a postgame photo with a St. Louis Blues player. David Backes did the honors. A 9-year old Trent Frederic having picture taken with David Backes. Good chance the two are on the same line tomorrow when...
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Matt Kalman
January 28, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Over the past couple years many Bruins players have found they have more in common than hockey. More than half the Bruins’ roster has attended the team’s chapel, and it has helped each player keep in touch with his faith, handle the pressures of being a NHL player and forge camaraderie with his...
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Matt Kalman
January 17, 2019 - 11:43 pm
David Backes scored a crucial power-play goal in the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden on Thursday, one night after he was a healthy scratch for a 4-3 loss at Philadelphia. His previous goal came Jan. 5 against Buffalo in his first game after a three-game suspension. Coincidence...
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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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