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Matt Kalman
November 26, 2018 - 12:51 pm
The Bruins will get one last chance to exploit the shorthanded Toronto Maple Leafs on the road Monday. The Maple Leafs will be without star center Auston Matthews, who’s on the cusp of returning from a shoulder injury that will have cost him 17 games after Monday. Meanwhile forward William Nylander...
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Matt Kalman
November 17, 2018 - 11:03 pm
The $9.75 million the Bruins are spending on goaltending this season continued to pay off Saturday. For the second straight night, playing without their top five defensemen because of injuries, the Bruins allowed just one goal – but this time they scored a couple of their own and hung on for a 2-1...
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Matt Kalman
November 11, 2018 - 1:04 pm
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, who was granted a leave of absence to attend to a personal matter Friday, could be back with the team as soon as Tuesday. “We’re off [Monday], so Tuesday we have practice. I suspect Tuukka will join us then, but that’s something we’ll discuss with him [Monday],"...
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Matt Kalman
November 11, 2018 - 12:49 am
Unlike their 8-5 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, the Bruins’ 5-1 win over Toronto at TD Garden paired productive offense with solid defense and earned Boston two points Saturday. David Pastrnak’s second hat trick of the season led the offense, which also got goals from Patrice Bergeron...
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Matt Kalman
November 09, 2018 - 2:01 pm
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is 4-4-0 with a 3.05 goals-against average and .901 save, and he’s ceded some playing time in the Boston crease to Jaroslav Halak through the first 15 games of this season. Perhaps there’s been more to his struggles than just positioning and adjusting to the smaller...
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Matt Kalman
November 08, 2018 - 11:57 pm
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask didn’t have lofty expectations after he entered the Bruins’ 8-5 loss to Vancouver with the Bruins trailing 5-3 and soon found himself behind 8-4 at TD Garden on Thursday. “I was just trying to keep it under 10, that’s what I was worried about,” Rask said after the...
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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 02, 2018 - 5:41 pm
A .947 save percentage hasn't been the only thing impressive about goaltender Jaroslav Halak during the Bruins’ 7-3-2 start to the season. He’s also handling the problems that have come with the smaller chest protector better than many of the rest of NHL goaltenders that have been forced to adhere...
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Matt Kalman
October 25, 2018 - 11:34 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy could see the goalie-controversy mongers coming for him. Jaroslav Halak had just produced his second shutout of the season and lowered his season’s goals-against average to 1.43 in the Bruins’ 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden on Thursday. Halak, as...
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Matt Kalman
October 20, 2018 - 6:30 pm
The Bruins’ defense corps will have a different look Saturday night in Vancouver because of a pair of injuries. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy revealed Saturday morning to the media at Rogers Arena that defensemen Kevan Miller (hand) and Charlie McAvoy (undisclosed) have returned to Boston to be...
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