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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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Sara Civian
April 13, 2018 - 2:39 pm
Bruins center Riley Nash developed concussion-like symptoms from the ear laceration that’s kept him out of the lineup since Mar. 31, he confirmed Friday at Warrior Ice Arena. “I had some symptoms, that, I don’t know if it was a concussion or it wasn’t,” he said. “Obviously taking a puck to the side...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 13, 2018 - 12:09 am
A quick look at the Bruins’ 5-1 win over the Maple Leafs in Thursday’s Game 1 tells you that special teams were the deciding factor. The Bruins went 3-for-6 on the man advantage while holding Toronto’s second-ranked power play off the board on its three attempts. That’s all true. Special teams were...
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Ty Anderson
April 13, 2018 - 12:07 am
Sometimes you’re able to find yourself in a position to legitimately defend your actions. But the replay of Maple Leaf center Nazem Kadri’s third-period boarding -- the second one, mind you -- on Bruins forward Tommy Wingels says it all. The reaction from Boston captain Zdeno Chara and netminder...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 12, 2018 - 9:46 pm
If you were betting on who was going to throw the first highly questionable hit of this series, the safest picks would've been Brad Marchand and Nazem Kadri. Congrats if you went with Kadri. The Maple Leafs' No. 2 center earned himself a five-minute major and game misconduct for a vicious hit to...
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Ty Anderson
April 12, 2018 - 9:45 pm
With three days between games for the first time since late February, the Bruins were confident that their bad habits developed in the final weeks of the regular season, such as spotting the opposition early leads, would not bleed into the postseason. They were also sure that the tired club that...
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