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Ty Anderson
April 20, 2018 - 3:53 am
So just when did Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy learn that Patrice Bergeron was not going to be at his disposal for a series-swinging Game 4 in Toronto? “Just before gametime," Cassidy offered following Boston's 3-1 victory, which sends this series back to TD Garden with the Bruins holding a 3-1...
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Sara Civian
April 20, 2018 - 1:03 am
I really do think that we Bostonians are a rational bunch, for the most part. But drive down Tim Thomas Avenue, take the first left off Food Poisoning Lane, and eventually you’ll find a tiny little condo. As small as that condo might be, it’s been hosting the most obnoxious party ever for years on...
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Ty Anderson
April 19, 2018 - 10:06 pm
Less than an hour before puck drop of a crucial Game 4, the Bruins found out that Patrice Bergeron (upper-body, considered ‘day-to-day’) would not be available. Given Bergeron’s importance -- he’s the driving force of the best line in hockey, plays in every situation possible, and has been asked to...
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Ty Anderson
April 19, 2018 - 6:51 pm
The Bruins were dealt a significant blow less than an hour before their pivotal Game 4 meeting with the Maple Leafs, as Patrice Bergeron has been ruled out with an upper-body injury and is currently considered 'day-to-day,' according to the team. It's unclear when or how the 32-year-old Bergeron,...
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Ty Anderson
April 19, 2018 - 6:34 pm
The Bruins are expected to get a boost for an ever-important Game 4 head-to-head with the Maple Leafs tonight, as third-pairing defenseman Matt Grzelcyk appears to be in after missing Monday's Game 3 loss due to a lower-body injury. "He's out there [for the morning skate], so he should be good to...
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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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