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Matt Kalman
December 13, 2018 - 3:49 pm
Patrice Bergeron has resumed skating but he’s not close to returning to the Bruins’ lineup for a practice, let alone a game. So the Bruins head into Pittsburgh for Friday night’s game with David Krejci centering their No. 1 line and a lot of question marks down the middle the rest of the way down...
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Erin Walsh
December 13, 2018 - 11:28 am
It wasn’t long ago that the Bruins drafted Jack Studnicka in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and predicted bigger and better things for him. After making a strong impression at two Bruins development camps and NHL training camps, Studnicka is lighting up the major junior...
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Erin Walsh
December 13, 2018 - 9:39 am
The “College Hockey Line" as many are calling it, seemed to collectively find its game over the past week. Ryan Donato (Harvard), Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (Boston University), and Danton Heinen (University of Denver) are currently playing on Boston’s third line. Over the past three games, the trio...
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Matt Kalman
December 12, 2018 - 2:45 pm
Rumors about the Bruins’ interest in Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle surfaced a couple weeks ago in The Athletic. Pierre LeBrun on Tuesday went on TSN’s Insider Trading segment to again say that the Bruins have “kicked the tires” on acquiring the 26-year-old Weymouth, Massachusetts native...
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Matt Kalman
December 12, 2018 - 12:15 am
Bruins forward David Backes must walk under a ladder on his way into the arena, or perhaps the animal lover has a pack of black cats he crosses paths with on his way to the game. Over his three seasons it seems Backes has had everything possible happen to him. He had a bout of diverticulitis, a...
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Matt Kalman
December 11, 2018 - 1:29 pm
Bruins forward Chris Wagner has had his nose busted a couple times this season already, and it’s just Dec. 11. But Wagner hasn’t suffered any breaks in his nose, so he’s quick to point at Sean Kuraly with sympathy for what his linemate is going through. Kuraly broke a couple bones in his nose as a...
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Matt Kalman
December 09, 2018 - 10:26 pm
When the Bruins need a jolt they turn to the player who most resembles a tiny bottle of 5-Hour Energy. Coming of an exhausting 6-3 home win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, the Bruins had to fly up to Ottawa for a 5 p.m. start and it was evident they didn’t have their legs at the outset...
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Erin Walsh
December 08, 2018 - 11:11 pm
The Bruins and the Maple Leafs combined for 45 hits, 98 penalty minutes and three fights in the Bruins' 6-3 win at TD Garden on Saturday. The most-damaging hit came with 10:07 left in the third period when Bruins defensemen Charlie McAvoy made a pass behind the Boston net and then got nailed late...
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Matt Kalman
December 08, 2018 - 2:03 pm
With eight fighting majors the Bruins are tied with the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings for second place in the NHL, one behind the New York Rangers. But that hasn’t stopped the chattering class from urging the Bruins to go out and acquire an “enforcer” so they don’t get pushed around...
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Matt Kalman
December 06, 2018 - 10:53 pm
It all ended, appropriately enough, with a harmless shot on net. Coming off a 5-0 loss at the Florida Panthers on Tuesday the Bruins started their game against the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday the way you’d expect a team that had its rears handed to it two days earlier would start...
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