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Graig Woodburn began covering the NHL in 1983. From 1999-2009 he covered the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings for the Press-Enterprise in suburban Los Angeles, including the Ducks' run to the 2003 Stanley Cup finals and their 2007 championship. He also has provided extensive NHL coverage for The Associated Press and various Sporting News publications. Woodburn grew up playing hockey in Ipswich.

 
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Graig Woodburn
06/26/2010 - 2:41am
LOS ANGELES -- They may not always have shown a lot of zip on the ice, but there has been no shortage of intensity with the Bruins’ offseason game.
Graig Woodburn
06/05/2010 - 10:59pm
In a perfect black and gold world, defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was set to recover from a lacerated forearm and return to the Bruins lineup in time for the Stanley Cup Finals. 
Graig Woodburn
05/19/2010 - 8:24pm
Tim Thomas said he is going to think about it. So should the Bruins.
Graig Woodburn
05/15/2010 - 1:12am
Graig Woodburn
05/13/2010 - 10:23pm
Come on people. Enough of this pucking doom and gloom. Yes, the Bruins have dropped three straight. Yes, there could be reason for panic at the rink.   
Graig Woodburn
05/10/2010 - 11:58pm
Think twice before making plans for Friday night. The Bruins just might be taking the ice that evening.
Graig Woodburn
05/04/2010 - 12:36am
You can see where this is going, right? It’s starting to become so clear. We are just three weeks into the two-month war of attrition that is the Stanley Cup playoffs, but a nice black-and-gold picture is starting to develop.
Graig Woodburn
05/01/2010 - 6:27pm
Special playoff years have special playoff moments. The right place. The right time. Instant euphoria.
Graig Woodburn
04/27/2010 - 12:42am
They have wobbled, stumbled — and even taken a few steps backward over the past six months, but your 2009-10 Bruins have now triumphantly shaken hands at center ice with a defeated foe and moved on to the second round of the playoffs.
Graig Woodburn
04/20/2010 - 12:18am
In order for the Bruins to build a happy home Monday, they had to act like it was the last place they wanted to be.
Graig Woodburn
02/08/2010 - 12:40am
Crank up the duck boats and spark the fireworks, the Bruins have won a hockey game.
Graig Woodburn
02/06/2010 - 7:15pm
Let’s just cut to the chase. Here are three things that every hockey fan in New England has become painfully aware of during the last three weeks: The Bruins can’t hold a lead. The Bruins can’t win a shootout.
Graig Woodburn
02/05/2010 - 1:18am
Instead of a new teammate, the Bruins welcomed a resilient and familiar nemesis back to TD Garden Thursday.
Graig Woodburn
02/03/2010 - 1:10am
When was the last time you saw a Bruins forward pounce on an ill-advised pass by the opposition in the defensive zone and turn it into a goal? When was the last time you saw a Bruins defenseman carry the puck through center, swiftly break down the wing and feather a pass for a teammate to swipe into the opposing goal?
Graig Woodburn
01/31/2010 - 1:26am
Is it time to start investigating the curse of GaryBettmanino ?
Graig Woodburn
01/30/2010 - 1:05am
The Bruins got back to playing competitive hockey Friday. There were no glaring defensive blunders, no absentminded gaffes with the puck, no shortage of effort.
Graig Woodburn
01/28/2010 - 1:06pm
The Bruins’ pursuit of Atlanta Thrashers explosive forward Ilya Kovalchuk may have hit an impasse that will require some further negotiations to overcome. A league source with direct knowledge has indicated to WEEI.com that in order for the Bruins to obtain Kovalchuk for the balance of the season, the Thrashers are demanding the Bruins part with the first-round pick in the 2010 draft they acquired from Toronto in the Phil Kessel deal.
Graig Woodburn
01/24/2010 - 11:33pm
Does anyone have a phone number for Chris Chelios?
Graig Woodburn
01/17/2010 - 8:31am
LOS ANGELES — On a day when they lost some more key players, the Bruins still managed to look like a team that is getting stronger. After 35 minutes of hockey Saturday, the B’s were well-positioned to end a three-game tour of a California on a highly positive winning note.
Graig Woodburn
01/16/2010 - 9:45am
El SEGUNDO, Calif. - Tim Thomas had been there and he had absolutely no mercy for Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov. With the game on the line in a shootout, Thursday, Bruins mammoth defenseman Zdeno Chara skated to the slot and unleashed one of his plus 100-mph slap shots from about 20 feet in front of Nabokov. The puck rocketed past Nabokov into the net and boomeranged back out. Chara’s cannon blast from short range was simply too overpowering.
Graig Woodburn
01/15/2010 - 7:51am
It was a pretty simple proposition for Zdeno Chara.
Graig Woodburn
01/14/2010 - 7:45am
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The warm California sun helped thaw out the Bruins offense, but it didn’t do much to change the team’s recent fortunes.
Graig Woodburn
01/09/2010 - 8:53pm
Skating Saturday afternoon without two of their top centers, the Bruins looked like a team trying to find its game at both ends of the rink. The New York Rangers scored a goal in each period and Henrik Lundqvist steered aside 29 shots, including a penalty shot by Marco Sturm, to take a 3-1 win over Boston. 
Graig Woodburn
01/08/2010 - 1:43am
A tough week for the Bruins grew a little bleaker Thursday as they were presented with the question of how they would play against one of the best teams in the league while skating without their two best centers and two of their top six defenseman.
Graig Woodburn
01/06/2010 - 12:36am
The Bruins were ready for this one. Responding to some sharp criticism from their coach and the loss of one of their top players, the Bruins unleashed an energetic first-period attack to take a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place Tuesday.   Blake Wheeler scored twice in the opening period, David Krejci and Mark Recchi also added early goals as Boston built a four-goal advantage in the opening 14 minutes of the contest.


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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: "The home plate rule is terrible," 8-1-14

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The dust settles on a wild trade deadline day, 8-1-14

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