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Scott McLaughlin
April 22, 2018 - 1:23 am
I know you want to blame this all on Tuukka Rask. I can you hear you screaming at your computer, phone or tablet screen. He choked! He’s soft! He can’t win the big game! You think I’m an idiot for writing this article. Look, obviously Saturday night’s Game 5 loss to the Maple Leafs wasn’t Rask’s...
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Ty Anderson
April 21, 2018 - 10:58 pm
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy says that his club doesn’t chase matchups. Instead, they chased the game, and while they came damn close to putting themselves back in front, it ultimately proved costly in a 4-3 Game 5 loss at TD Garden. Powered by gamesmanship on the part of Maple Leafs head coach...
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Ty Anderson
April 21, 2018 - 5:33 pm
The Bruins are off to a near-perfect start this postseason. With three wins in their first four games this spring, the Bruins have the chance to bounce the Maple Leafs from the playoffs in tonight’s Game 5 in Boston. Given the way they’ve performed at home in this series, and after what had to be a...
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Ty Anderson
April 21, 2018 - 12:40 pm
The Bruins miraculously survived their night without do-it-all center Patrice Bergeron in a 3-1 Game 4 victory, and have successfully set themselves up to deliver the knockout blow to the Maple Leafs in Saturday night’s Game 5 head-to-head at TD Garden. And with Bergeron expected back in action, no...
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Michael Lowther
April 20, 2018 - 3:41 pm
NBC analyst Pierre McGuire, known for his “Inside the Glass” segment on nationally broadcasted NHL games, joined Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, with Rob Bradford and Tom Caron filling in for the guys, on Friday to discuss the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Maple Leafs. McGuire has been...
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Ty Anderson
April 20, 2018 - 3:53 am
So just when did Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy learn that Patrice Bergeron was not going to be at his disposal for a series-swinging Game 4 in Toronto? “Just before gametime," Cassidy offered following Boston's 3-1 victory, which sends this series back to TD Garden with the Bruins holding a 3-1...
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Sara Civian
April 20, 2018 - 1:03 am
I really do think that we Bostonians are a rational bunch, for the most part. But drive down Tim Thomas Avenue, take the first left off Food Poisoning Lane, and eventually you’ll find a tiny little condo. As small as that condo might be, it’s been hosting the most obnoxious party ever for years on...
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Ty Anderson
April 19, 2018 - 10:06 pm
Less than an hour before puck drop of a crucial Game 4, the Bruins found out that Patrice Bergeron (upper-body, considered ‘day-to-day’) would not be available. Given Bergeron’s importance -- he’s the driving force of the best line in hockey, plays in every situation possible, and has been asked to...
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Ty Anderson
April 19, 2018 - 6:51 pm
The Bruins were dealt a significant blow less than an hour before their pivotal Game 4 meeting with the Maple Leafs, as Patrice Bergeron has been ruled out with an upper-body injury and is currently considered 'day-to-day,' according to the team. It's unclear when or how the 32-year-old Bergeron,...
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Ty Anderson
April 19, 2018 - 6:34 pm
The Bruins are expected to get a boost for an ever-important Game 4 head-to-head with the Maple Leafs tonight, as third-pairing defenseman Matt Grzelcyk appears to be in after missing Monday's Game 3 loss due to a lower-body injury. "He's out there [for the morning skate], so he should be good to...
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