Stanley Cup Playoffs

Red Sox manager Alex Cora
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Nick Friar
May 17, 2019 - 6:19 pm
Admittedly, Alex Cora isn’t a hockey guy. He doesn’t even describe himself as a fan of the sport. Yet Cora finds himself invested in the Bruins run at the Stanley Cup. Why? Well, he chalks that up to working in “probably the greatest sports city in the states right now.” “I mean, this is fun,” he...
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Mike Cratty
May 02, 2019 - 2:50 pm
After an incredible regular season, things went sour for the Tampa Bay Lightning come playoff time. Their 62 wins tied the 1995-96 Red Wings for the most in a single season in NHL regular season history, and their 128 points were four shy of the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens’ record 132 points. The...
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Bruins left wing Joakim Nordstrom
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Nick Friar
April 22, 2019 - 4:48 pm
In a battle for the puck in the first period of Game 6, Joakim Nordstrom was called for high sticking after he caught some of Toronto defenseman Travis Dermott’s chin following a hit. However, upon further review of the play, Nordstrom’s high sticking appeared to be a result of Dermott bumping...
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Toronto Maple Leafs fans at Game 6
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Nick Friar
April 22, 2019 - 11:58 am
Game 6 between the Bruins and Maple Leafs may have drawn the most attention of the three Boston sporting events on Sunday. Not just because it was a do-or-die game for the B’s, but because some fan’s head was covering up a good chunk of the screen. If you follow Boston sports closely on Twitter,...
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Bruins forward Noel Acciari scores against the Tampa Bay Lightning
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Shannon Keefe
April 10, 2019 - 5:23 pm
The Stanley Cup Playoffs start Wednesday night and the Bruins open their series against the Maple Leafs Thursday at TD Garden. Who has the best chance to win it all? Let's rank the 16 contenders. 1. Tampa Bay Lightning The Lightning have been the best team in the NHL all season and finished with 21...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 15, 2018 - 12:50 am
Ask any player or coach what the key to any game or series is and “get to the net” will probably be the first or second thing they mention. It’s one of hockey’s favorite clichés. It’s also an extremely effective way to score goals. There are a lot of things the Bruins have done right en route to...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 13, 2018 - 12:09 am
A quick look at the Bruins’ 5-1 win over the Maple Leafs in Thursday’s Game 1 tells you that special teams were the deciding factor. The Bruins went 3-for-6 on the man advantage while holding Toronto’s second-ranked power play off the board on its three attempts. That’s all true. Special teams were...
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Sara Civian
April 11, 2018 - 3:21 pm
Bruce Cassidy rattled off a typical laundry list of reasons for his pre-playoff lineup changes Wednesday at Warrior Ice Arena. Then he paused. “...and, we could easily go back.” That attitude has been the crux of the coach’s success this season with a Bruins team almost constantly plagued by injury...
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Mike Petraglia
May 14, 2014 - 6:43 pm
No one was more furious with Canadiens playing the disrespect card after a 3-1 Game 7 win over the Bruins than Milan Lucic . Then again, the Canadiens weren't exactly happy with Lucic. Specifically, Habs forward Dale Weise said that Lucic was threatening players in the handshake line. Weise says...
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Mike Petraglia
May 12, 2014 - 7:52 pm
MONTREAL -- From the moment he came out to play a bouncing puck from behind his net in the first period Monday night, Tuukka Rask and the Bruins were in a generous mood. And that's a terrible thing when you come into a game thinking you have your opponent down, right where you want them. But Torey...
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