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Sara Civian
April 19, 2018 - 2:39 pm
Brad Marchand seems to have fully embraced his role as the NHL’s villain this season. The All-Star Game crowd booed him, so he blew kisses. The NHL announced him as Second Star for March, so he tweeted a kissy face Emoji in acknowledgement of all the chirps underneath the announcement. He actually...
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Sara Civian
April 18, 2018 - 7:43 pm
For the seventh straight season, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has been named a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy. Bergeron has won the award, given annually to the best defensive forward in the NHL, four times in his previous 13 seasons with the Bruins: 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2017. That’s a...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 18, 2018 - 11:24 am
We finally know what time Bruins-Maple Leafs Game 5 will start. The NHL announced on Wednesday that puck drop is set for 8 p.m. at TD Garden. That seemed like the most likely start time all along given that Game 2 was also in that slot, and that CBC obviously prefers to have a Canadian team in the...
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Sara Civian
April 16, 2018 - 2:22 pm
Plan on Bruins center Riley Nash making his return to the lineup for Game 3 in Toronto. "He'll take warmup," head coach Bruce Cassidy said. "We'll plan on him playing." The third-line anchor had been out since March 31 with “concussion-like symptoms” from an ear laceration. “Noel [Acciari] is...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 15, 2018 - 12:50 am
Ask any player or coach what the key to any game or series is and “get to the net” will probably be the first or second thing they mention. It’s one of hockey’s favorite clichés. It’s also an extremely effective way to score goals. There are a lot of things the Bruins have done right en route to...
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Ty Anderson
April 15, 2018 - 12:44 am
When you break a Wayne Gretzky record, it's safe to assume that you've had a big night. Hello, David Pastrnak's Game 2 performance against the Maple Leafs. In Boston for a nationally-televised NBC showdown against a Leafs team the Bruins beat by a decisive 5-1 final on Thursday -- a victory largely...
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Ty Anderson
April 14, 2018 - 9:09 pm
The Bruins may have shifted away from fighting, doing so in favor of some welcomed goal-scoring prowess, but they do a brawler in their crowd tonight: Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly. Just one night after Kelly received a standing ovation in his first appearance on a Fenway mound since his fight with...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 14, 2018 - 8:05 pm
After being listed as a game-time decision earlier in the day, Bruins winger Tommy Wingels did not take warmups Saturday night and will miss Game 2. That means rookie Ryan Donato will make his playoff debut. Wingels was knocked out of Game 1 Thursday night midway through the third period when he...
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Ty Anderson
April 14, 2018 - 12:19 pm
Bruins forward Tommy Wingels is feeling a lot better than he did Thursday when Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri boarded him into oblivion. That's all he could probably ask for, too, if we're being honest. But on the heels of Kadri's three-game suspension, and with the 30-year-old Wingels...
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Sara Civian
April 13, 2018 - 9:39 pm
There was chatter that the Department of Player Safety would actually crack down on headshots this season, but everyone knows that’s just chatter until the playoffs. Player Safety proved it by suspending Nazem Kadri three games for boarding the Bruins' Tommy Wingels. Kadri’s hit on Wingels was...
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