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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Alex Reimer
June 15, 2019 - 5:45 pm
Brad Marchand isn't sorry for partying. The Bruins winger, fresh off an ill-timed line change that shifted the balance of the Stanley Cup Final, was videotaped dancing shirtless with ski goggles on the stage of an undisclosed club early Saturday morning. Marchand confirmed his identity in a tweet...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 15, 2019 - 2:14 pm
Here’s where David Backes was on coach Bruce Cassidy’s pecking order when making a lineup for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final: Cassidy opted to continue to dress Noel Acciari with a fractured sternum instead of the 35-year-old Backes. The Minnesota native had no points in six games playing with...
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Torey Krug Boston Bruins
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Evan Marinofsky
June 14, 2019 - 6:51 pm
One of the hot topics of the upcoming Bruins offseason will be what to do about defenseman Torey Krug. The 28-year-old is heading into the final year of his four-year, $21 million contract and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2020. The Bruins obviously have three choices: let him play...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 14, 2019 - 5:21 pm
Zdeno Chara’s jaw had multiple fractures after Brayden Schenn’s shot deflected off Chara’s stick into his face. Two days after having plates and wires inserted into his mouth, Chara was back in the Bruins lineup for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. Amazingly Chara was also...
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Don Sweeney Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 14, 2019 - 2:17 pm
As if the agony of losing in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final wasn’t enough, now the Bruins have to pay for their success at the 2019 NHL Draft. As the league runner-up, the Bruins will be picking 30th overall in the first round, although at least they kept their first-round pick rather than...
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Ryan Hannable
June 13, 2019 - 4:47 pm
A lot of people tuned in for Game 7 between the Bruins and Blues Wednesday night. According to NBC, the game had a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of nearly nine million viewers (8.914), making it the most-watched NHL game on record (for other top games see below). In terms of individual markets, St...
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Chris Wagner Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 13, 2019 - 12:16 pm
Although he didn’t get to play in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bruins forward Chris Wagner was available after making a remarkably quick comeback from the injury he sustained in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final on May 14. Wagner broke his right forearm blocking Carolina defenseman Justin...
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Brad Marchand
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Scott McLaughlin
June 13, 2019 - 2:54 am
When you get your doors blown off like the Bruins did in Wednesday's Game 7 loss to the Blues, there's no one play that singlehandedly costs you the game. But the mistake Brad Marchand made on St. Louis' second goal sure felt like quite the backbreaker. The Bruins had dominated most of the first...
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Tuukka Rask
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Evan Marinofsky
June 13, 2019 - 1:58 am
The Bruins had a golden opportunity in front of them on Wednesday night: the chance to win a Stanley Cup at home in a Game 7. Nothing would be more epic. Instead, the Bruins blew their chance. They were forced to watch an away team celebrate a Stanley Cup win on their ice for the second time this...
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Scott McLaughlin
June 13, 2019 - 1:37 am
During Stanley Cup media day before this series started, Brad Marchand said he thinks about the 2013 Stanley Cup Final loss to the Blackhawks more than the 2011 Stanley Cup Final win over the Canucks. Marchand and the rest of the Bruins are going to be thinking about Wednesday night's Game 7, a...
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