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Jake DeBrusk Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
February 17, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Like the Red Sox and Patriots before them the Bruins have conquered Southern California. A 3-0 win at Anaheim on Friday and a 4-2 victory at Los Angeles on Saturday proved the Bruins are, at the very least, better than two lottery-bound SoCal teams that are long past their glory years. Boston has...
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Kevan Miller Boston Bruins
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
February 15, 2019 - 1:27 pm
Dave Eastham likes to tell a story that epitomizes Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller's work ethic. A while back a couple teenagers that train with Eastham, a performance coach at Fitness Edge in Valencia, California, ran into Miller at physical therapy and reported the encounter to Eastham. The...
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Mark Stone Ottawa Senators
Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
February 13, 2019 - 5:43 pm
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said Tuesday that David Pastrnak’s injury hasn’t changed the GM’s approach to the Feb. 25 NHL trade deadline. On, Wednesday Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that that might be true, but that the Bruins had already returned to scouring the rental market...
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WEEI
February 13, 2019 - 9:01 am
Tuesday offered a good night for Boston sports fans. Both the Bruins and Celtics were in action, with the local hockey team taking on the Blackhawks at TD Garden and the C's heading to Philly to meet up with the Sixers. Two games, two wins. For the B's, the victory over Chicago offered a solid...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
February 12, 2019 - 11:32 pm
The Bruins closed out their three-game homestand with a 3-0-0 record by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 at TD Garden on Tuesday. They head off for their five-game road trip having earned a point in eight straight games (5-0-3) and they’re among the top four teams in the Eastern Conference...
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David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
February 12, 2019 - 2:14 pm
Depending on how the rest of the Bruins’ season unfolds, David Pastrnak’s after-hours fall and subsequent thumb injury Sunday will either be a obstacle the Bruins overcame on their way to glory or a deterrent that kept them from meeting their potential. All we know in the present is that Pastrnak,...
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Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak
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Scott McLaughlin
February 12, 2019 - 11:43 am
Here's one for the book on freak injuries. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced on Tuesday that David Pastrnak will miss at least two weeks after injuring his left thumb in a fall at a sponsorship dinner. The fall took place Sunday night. According to Sweeney, Pastrnak was walking to his...
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Noel Acciari Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
February 10, 2019 - 8:07 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy wasn’t shy when asked before the Bruins defeated Colorado 2-1 in overtime on Sunday what general manager Don Sweeney needs to add before the Feb. 25 trade deadline. Cassidy didn’t want to be disrespectful to anyone on Boston’s current roster, and he wasn’t demanding an...
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Patrice Bergeron Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
February 09, 2019 - 5:26 pm
Patrice Bergeron had just capped another one of the magical games that have defined his 16 years in the Bruins’ organization with an overtime goal to give the Bruins a 5-4 win against Los Angeles at TD Garden on Saturday when linemate Brad Marchand was asked if the word ‘pro’ best defined his...
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Artemi Panarin Columbus Blue Jackets
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Matt Kalman
February 08, 2019 - 5:18 pm
Possibly the most transparent coach in the NHL revealed a little bit about what he does away from the rink Friday. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was asked about how he deals with the NHL trade deadline, which is coming up Feb. 25. Sometimes this time of year can be distracting to players that might be...
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