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Ty Anderson
March 17, 2018 - 10:41 pm
If the Bruins got their doors blown off by the hometown Lightning on Saturday night, would anyone have batted an eye? The Bruins limped into Tampa Bay down their top defensive pairing of Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy, and without Jake DeBrusk. Oh, and do-it-all center and Hart Trophy contender...
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Ty Anderson
March 17, 2018 - 1:41 pm
In Tampa Bay for what is undoubtedly their most important game of the season, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy is going for a load-up on his first line, with David Backes expected to get the nod as the center between Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. It’s a move that will bump de facto No. 1 center...
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Ty Anderson
March 15, 2018 - 11:39 pm
Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad activated down low and untouched to cap a dominant shift for Florida’s first goal, scored 6:25 into the first period, and Nick Bjugstad added their second goal against Anton Khudobin less than three minutes later. It was the lone bad stretch of what was an otherwise...
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Ty Anderson
March 15, 2018 - 5:02 pm
Already without Patrice Bergeron and Charlie McAvoy, the Bruins will finish their current road trip without a couple more important pieces, as Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy has ruled Zdeno Chara and Jake DeBrusk out for the next two games. Considered day-to-day in both cases, the Bruins do not...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 14, 2018 - 2:19 pm
Bruins prospect Ryan Donato has been great all season, whether at Harvard or with the U.S. Olympic team, and now he has a shot at some hardware. The junior forward was named one of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the top player in college hockey. Donato, a Bruins...
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Ty Anderson
March 13, 2018 - 10:35 pm
After what might have been their ugliest period of the year, the Bruins began the third period with a David Pastrnak turnover at the attacking blue line. The Hurricanes immediately stormed down the other end and Brock McGinn’s finished a shorthanded attack on Tuukka Rask for a 4-1 Carolina lead...
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Ty Anderson
March 13, 2018 - 4:57 pm
While all eyes will remain fixated on the future of Bruins prospect and NCAA stud Ryan Donato, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney took care of the club’s other top NCAA prospect Tuesday, signing forward Trent Frederic to a three-year entry-level contract. In just his second college season, Frederic...
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Ty Anderson
March 11, 2018 - 3:43 pm
If the Bruins were going to see their six-game winning streak come to an end, it probably made sense for Sunday’s matinee in Chicago to be the day it happened. Not only was this game their second in as many days (with travel) and with Anton Khudobin in net after a seven-goal outburst the day before...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 10, 2018 - 10:33 pm
The Bruins just completed a 6-0-0 homestand and they averaged five goals per game while doing it. They didn’t have Patrice Bergeron for any of those six games, they didn’t have Charlie McAvoy for the last four, and they didn’t have David Backes for the last two. Let’s take a moment to appreciate...
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Ty Anderson
March 10, 2018 - 5:47 pm
Bruins superstar Brad Marchand is never going to get the benefit of the doubt. Six suspensions and a lengthy list of fines (the latest coming just yesterday, as the NHL fined Marchand $2,000 for ‘embellishment’) will do that to you. And it makes you wonder if another dose of discipline is on the...
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