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Sara Civian
April 30, 2018 - 10:49 pm
The third-period Bruins almost lived up to their reputation again, but a few bad turnovers and a few worse calls from the officials did them in as the Lightning took Game 2 4-2. Not only did the Bruins give up 10 consecutive shots to start the game, but most of those chances had some real quality...
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Sara Civian
April 28, 2018 - 6:17 pm
If you looked at nothing but the officiating, the Bruins had absolutely no business winning Game 1 against the Lightning. If you looked at everything else, of course they won. The faceoff police decided to give policing cross-checking a spin to disallow a Brad Marchand goal. Tuukka Rask fell victim...
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Sara Civian
April 27, 2018 - 2:27 pm
Brad Marchand went where no agitator had gone before when he licked Leo Komarov in Game 1 of the Bruins’ Round 1 series with the Maple Leafs. When the initial shock wore off, people had legitimate questions. Would he get fined? Would this be Marchand’s Avery Rule? Did this set a league-wide...
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Alex Reimer
April 26, 2018 - 8:37 am
First, WEEI midday host Lou Merloni insulted Celtics diehards with his critiques of Al Horford. Now, Merloni has drawn the ire of Bruins play-by-play man Jack Edwards over his criticisms of goaltender Tuukka Rask. Rask has been one of the most closely watched Bruins this postseason, with skeptics...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 26, 2018 - 12:59 am
You’ve already failed to win two closeout games. Then your 3-2 Game 7 lead turned into a 4-3 deficit thanks to a sloppy second period. Now you’re 20 minutes from elimination, from a massively disappointing end to such a promising season. So what are you made of? When it comes to the Bruins, we got...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 25, 2018 - 7:22 pm
No surprise here, but Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy has been named one of the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the best coach in the NHL. In most years, Cassidy would probably be considered the favorite. He helped turn the Bruins from a team that squeaked into the playoffs...
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Michael Lowther
April 25, 2018 - 12:29 pm
Over the past seven years, the Bruins have participated in seven Game 7s, posting a 4-3 overall record in these series-deciding games. With the Bruins slated to take on the Maple Leafs in yet another Game 7 on Wednesday night, let’s take a look back at some of the defining moments from these...
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Sara Civian
April 24, 2018 - 7:53 pm
We have a very limited time on this planet. There are thousands of more productive ways to spend that time than arguing about Tuukka Rask. Nevertheless, the Bruins find themselves gearing up for a Game 7 they had two chances to prevent, and the man in the net has factored into the best and the...
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Michael Lowther
April 24, 2018 - 3:15 pm
After dropping a 3-1 decision in Toronto on Monday, the Bruins will host a decisive Game 7 at TD Garden Wednesday night. Bruins star forward Brad Marchand joined Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Tuesday afternoon to talk about the importance of tuning out the past as well as the outside noise and...
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Alex Reimer
April 24, 2018 - 8:40 am
The Celtics drew higher television ratings than the Bruins this season as both teams finished towards the top of their conferences and looked like legitimate contenders for extended periods of time. Well, at least the Celtics did until Kyrie Irving’s knee started acting up. The Celtics saw their...
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