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Sara Civian
April 12, 2018 - 6:31 pm
Former Bruin Marc Savard has been easing himself back into the hockey world with some recent appearances on Sportsnet in Canada, and it doesn’t take much more than a soul and access to Google to see why this is great news. Savard went through self-proclaimed hell after post-concussion symptoms...
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Ty Anderson
April 12, 2018 - 3:41 pm
Three days away from the heavy grind of late-season competition has done the Bruins, who hope to begin a two-month grind in the ultimate competition that the National Hockey League provides, good, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy thinks. How could it not? It was their first three-day segment without...
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Ty Anderson
April 12, 2018 - 12:40 am
Before a single game last season and four regular-season head-to-heads this past season, the last time Bruce Cassidy went against Mike Babcock came in Jan. 2002. It was then that Cassidy, just five years removed from his playing days, was serving as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins and...
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Sara Civian
April 11, 2018 - 3:21 pm
Bruce Cassidy rattled off a typical laundry list of reasons for his pre-playoff lineup changes Wednesday at Warrior Ice Arena. Then he paused. “...and, we could easily go back.” That attitude has been the crux of the coach’s success this season with a Bruins team almost constantly plagued by injury...
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Ty Anderson
April 10, 2018 - 3:20 pm
Bruins rookie Ryan Donato managed to go from the Olympics, back to Harvard, and then right to the NHL, and did so without skipping a beat, in about a month’s time. But Game 1 of a first-round series against the Maple Leafs this Thursday at TD Garden may see Donato move from the ice of his hometown...
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Ty Anderson
April 09, 2018 - 12:19 am
The Bruins successfully battled almost everything to give themselves the chance for home-ice advantage through (at least) the first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They survived a March full of injuries (the Bruins officially finished the regular season with just one -- one! -- game...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 08, 2018 - 7:26 pm
Former Bruin Marc Savard has been doing some work for Sportsnet in Canada over the last month, and 99.9 percent of the hockey world agrees that it is great to see him back around the game and doing well. Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, however, is the 0.1 percent who is not happy about this. For...
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Ty Anderson
April 08, 2018 - 1:21 pm
It’s once again coming down to the wire for the Bruins. Fortunately for the Bruins, who punched their ticket to the postseason back on Mar. 21, this Game 82 is not anything close to the situation they found themselves in frustrating final day did-not-qualify ends in 2015 and 2016. Nor do they need...
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Ty Anderson
April 07, 2018 - 11:41 pm
In a week of missed opportunities, the Bruins looked set to let another pass them by through 20 listless minutes of downright uninterested play against the Senators. There the Bruins were, in an 0-1 hole against a hopeless Senators team down their best player and captain (Erik Karlsson) and...
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Ty Anderson
April 07, 2018 - 7:40 pm
Bruins winger Rick Nash confirmed what was feared to be the case when he first disappeared from TD Garden ice before a Mar. 19 contest: he suffered a concussion. Set to miss his 11th straight game for the Bruins tonight against the Senators, leaving him with just Sunday’s regular-season finale...
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