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Matt Kalman
November 15, 2018 - 1:08 am
There were nine goals scored, David Pastrnak scored again, David Backes got his first point of the season and the Bruins blew a two-goal lead, but there’s just one thing you need to know about the Bruins’ 6-3 loss at Colorado on Wednesday. Zdeno Chara was injured. When the Bruins returned to the...
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Jun 26, 2015; Sunrise, FL, USA; Jakub Zboril poses for a photo with team executives after being selected as the number thirteen overall pick to the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA
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Erin Walsh
November 13, 2018 - 2:44 pm
Defenseman Jakub Zboril has officially been recalled from the Providence Bruins. Zboril has played 13 games with Providence this season, tallying four points (two goals, two assists). The 21-year-old told WEEI.com’s Matt Kalman that he wasn't expecting to get a call from Boston on Monday, but is...
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Matt Kalman
November 13, 2018 - 10:34 am
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice Tuesday after he was granted a leave of absence by the team to attend to a personal matter on Friday. No other details about Rask's time away from the team were revealed. “We just felt that it was important for us to address that he’ll be away from...
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Matt Kalman
November 13, 2018 - 8:30 am
Get your popcorn popped. Arguably the best two forward lines in hockey are set to meet Wednesday, when the Bruins visit the Colorado Avalanche. In this corner: Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, the Bruins first line that has combined for 68 points. In the opposite corner: the...
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Matt Kalman
November 12, 2018 - 10:24 am
Not much renders perpetual motor mouth Brad Marchand speechless. But as a 25-year-old invitee to Hockey Canada’s Olympic team orientation camp in the summer of 2013, Marchand didn’t know what to say as he rubbed elbows with one of his idols, Martin St. Louis. “I just sat there in awe of him,”...
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Matt Kalman
November 11, 2018 - 1:04 pm
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, who was granted a leave of absence to attend to a personal matter Friday, could be back with the team as soon as Tuesday. “We’re off [Monday], so Tuesday we have practice. I suspect Tuukka will join us then, but that’s something we’ll discuss with him [Monday],"...
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Kathryn Riley-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kalman
November 11, 2018 - 12:49 am
Unlike their 8-5 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, the Bruins’ 5-1 win over Toronto at TD Garden paired productive offense with solid defense and earned Boston two points Saturday. David Pastrnak’s second hat trick of the season led the offense, which also got goals from Patrice Bergeron...
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Matt Kalman
November 10, 2018 - 1:02 pm
The Bruins will face the new-look Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday in the two teams' first matchup since Boston’s seven-game victory in the Eastern Conference first round last season. But the Maple Leafs aren’t at full strength with Auston Matthews out with a shoulder injury and restricted free...
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Matt Kalman
November 09, 2018 - 5:16 pm
While John Tavares was weighing his options as an unrestricted free agent in June, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron spent some time on the phone with the biggest name to hit unrestricted free agency in more than a decade. “But it was just a phone call, going over mostly family stuff and like the...
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Matt Kalman
November 09, 2018 - 2:21 pm
Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy hasn’t played since Oct. 18 at Edmonton. He was sent home after that game and hadn’t skated until Friday. All the while the Bruins never shed any light on his status. General manager Don Sweeney ended the mystery Friday by announcing that McAvoy has been in the NHL’...
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