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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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Ty Anderson
December 19, 2017 - 10:39 pm
It was in the first period of Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over the Sabres that Anton Khudobin made as many saves as he did in a 60-minute loss to the Capitals last week. And it was on the back of the 31-year-old Khudobin, in what was an apparent ode to his November hot streak, that the Bruins rolled to...
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Ty Anderson
December 19, 2017 - 5:35 pm
Maybe it’s time to give up on the idea of the Bruins getting healthy. It was on Monday night that top-six center David Krejci was a late scratch due to an upper-body injury, and that scratch will continue Tuesday night as well, as the Bruins ruled Krejci out for tonight’s head-to-head with the...
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Ty Anderson
December 19, 2017 - 4:14 am
It was just another day at the office for the future of the Boston blue line, as the 19-year-old Charlie McAvoy scored a goal, recorded an assist, and even dropped the gloves for the first Gordie Howe hat trick of his NHL career in a 7-2 win on Monday. The goal was a pretty one, and the assist came...
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Ty Anderson
December 18, 2017 - 11:49 pm
Understanding this year’s Bruins team is not something one can do in one night or even one weekend. We’re actually hitting the point where I’m comfortable saying you still might not understand exactly what this team was come the final horn of their season. But when they’re good (which is putting...
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Ty Anderson
December 18, 2017 - 5:22 pm
The Bruins, with an extra (but legal) skater, are a lot better than their recent results would tell you. Everybody involved in the process should certainly know this, too. But when their power play stumbles the way it did on Saturday -- the Bruins finished their 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers...
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Ty Anderson
December 16, 2017 - 9:41 pm
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, who couldn’t hide his grin when he unsuccessfully tried to cheat the Bruins into a numbers game in an overtime designed for just three skaters, found the perfect word to describe his team’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers. “Goofy.” It was goofy when Michael Grabner...
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Ty Anderson
December 15, 2017 - 2:03 am
Capitals winger Tom Wilson is paid to be an absolute thorn in everyone’s side. Nobody can relate better than Bruins top-liner and noted agitator Brad Marchand. “That’s his game,” Marchand said when asked about Wilson. “I mean, he plays that way, and he’s effective at it, so, you know, that’s what’s...
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