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Ty Anderson
January 02, 2018 - 4:40 pm
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask ended his year with a bang, and was properly rewarded on Tuesday, as Rask was named the NHL’s First Star for the month of December. After watching most of November from the bench as a backup to the then-sizzling Anton Khudobin, the 30-year-old Rask rebounded and...
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Ty Anderson
January 01, 2018 - 4:33 pm
The 2018 Winter Olympics will not feature a single active NHL player. That’s something that’s been met with mostly negative reviews, and rightly so, as it robs everybody of the absolute best hockey competition that the sport has to offer. But it’s an obvious gain for people like Bruins prospect and...
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Ty Anderson
January 01, 2018 - 6:14 am
Happy New Year’s Day. Also known as Happy Making Promises You’re Gonna Break Day. Did you already burn your resolution to the ground with some 2 a.m. fast food or drinking? The gym is probably open today, but who has the time? And trying to do legitimately anything in this weather? Waste. Of...
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Ty Anderson
December 30, 2017 - 10:30 pm
Ryan Spooner has had a target on his back since he walked through the NHL’s doors. Sometimes it’s been from the fans that believe he’s too small to make an impact as an NHL center. Spooner is obviously built more like a Marc Savard than a Patrice Bergeron. Sometimes from his coach -- first Claude...
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Ty Anderson
December 29, 2017 - 12:13 am
In Washington for their season series finale with a Capitals team that’s taken 11 straight from the Bruins, it was a strong final two periods from the Capitals, capped by an Alex Ovechkin shootout goal in a 4-3 final, that put an end to the B's five-game win streak. This was not your typical get-...
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Ty Anderson
December 23, 2017 - 5:54 pm
A Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-David Pastrnak first line is unfair. But the Bruins, winners of their season-best matching fourth straight game by way of a 3-1 final over the Red Wings at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon, don’t really care. Matched up against a Detroit group that typically plays...
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Ty Anderson
December 21, 2017 - 2:03 pm
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy’s messages have had no problem getting through to Jake DeBrusk. When Cassidy sat DeBrusk as a healthy scratch for the first time in his career back on Nov. 11, DeBrusk responded with two goals and six points in his next five games. And when Cassidy cut DeBrusk’s ice-...
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Ty Anderson
December 21, 2017 - 12:26 pm
The Bruins have to be happy with where they are. With wins in 11 of their last 15 games, the Bruins have set themselves up for prime positioning in the Atlantic Division, and will look for their third straight victory when they play host to the visiting Jets tonight. So, naturally, here comes the...
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