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  • Bruce Cassidy: David Pastrnak's injury not expected to be long term

    NBC Sports Boston "David Pastrnak didn't play for the Boston Bruins in Thursday night's Game 2 against the Carolina Hurricanes, but B's head coach Bruce Cassidy says the team doesn't believe the right winger's injury will be a long term issue. "He was questionable from the game..." August 14

  • Full 2020 List Of Expiring NCAA Draft Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a normal year, the middle of August usually represents the dullest time of the hockey calendar. Free agent frenzy is almost completely over, there are still a few weeks until training camp really gets underway and there isn’t even ice at many local rinks. 2020 is not a normal..." August 14

  • Tuukka Rask: Playoffs feel like 'exhibition game' with no crowds "Boston Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask isn't feeling the typical intensity of postseason action without fans in the building. "To be honest with you, it doesn't really feel like playoff hockey out there," Rask told reporters following..." August 14

  • Bruins' David Pastrnak unfit to play in Game 2 vs. Hurricanes

    The Score "Boston Bruins star David Pastrnak is "unfit to participate" in Game 2 against the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Thursday. Pastrnak tallied one goal and one helper while playing nearly 25 minutes in Boston's Game 1 overtime..." August 13

  • Tuukka Rask to start in goal for Bruins in Game 2 vs. Hurricanes

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins had so much fun in the double-overtime win in Game 1 on Wednesday afternoon that they plan to do it all over again for Game 2. Bruce Cassidy indicated that Tuukka Rask will get the back-to-back starts for the Bruins on Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes in the..." August 13

  • Eliminated NHL teams free to make trades

    TSN "Consider the trade market open for the eight teams eliminated from the play-in round, who have now joined the seven teams not included in the NHL's Return to Play in being free to make deals. The league confirmed to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun for The Athletic that..." August 12

  • Inside look at the five longest games in NHL playoff history

    The Sports Daily "Despite no one in attendance on Tuesday at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, it was a historic moment in the National Hockey League. The fourth longest game ever in the Stanley Cup Playoffs was played as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 at 10:27 of the..." August 12

  • Hurricanes vs. Bruins playoff game pushed to Wednesday morning

    ESPN "The Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes will wait another day before starting their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series, as their game was pushed to 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the NHL announced. The two teams had been scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday..." August 11

  • Donald Trump Criticized for Hypocritical Comments on NBA Players vs. NHL Players

    Complex "During an interview with Fox Sports on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump once again criticized players in both the NFL and the NBA for kneeling in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, while simultaneously..." August 11

  • Providence Bruins announce creation of Colby Cave Memorial Award

    Sportsnet "The Providence Bruins have announced the creation of the Colby Cave Memorial Award, which will be presented each season to a Bruins player for their dedication to community and charitable organizations. Cave, whose premature death at the age of 25 in April from a brain bleed sent..." August 11

  • How the NHL has kept its playoff bubble coronavirus-free -- so far

    ESPN "There have been many extraordinary aspects to the National Hockey League's return to the ice after it paused its season for the coronavirus pandemic in March. Hockey being played in August. Stanley Cup playoff games held in empty arenas echoing with artificial crowd..." August 10

  • Hockey Hall of Fame postpones Induction Weekend due to COVID-19 pandemic "The 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend and Celebration, scheduled for Nov. 13-16 in Toronto, has been postponed until further notice due to consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rescheduling plans will be addressed when the board of directors meet Oct...." August 10

  • NHL again announces zero positive COVID-19 tests

    Yardbarker "The qualification round and round-robin games are complete, with the first round of the playoffs set to kick off this week. Players have become acclimated to life in the bubble with few issues, and now the league has provided an update on COVID-19 testing. For the second week of Phase 4 (Aug..." August 10

  • Bruins not worried about falling to No. 4 seed in Stanley Cup Playoffs "This was exactly the scenario the Boston Bruins hoped wouldn't happen. The Bruins entered the Stanley Cup Qualifiers with the best points percentage in the NHL (.714). They will leave the Qualifiers with the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference for the Stanley Cup Playoffs,..." August 09

  • No. 1 pick in 2020 NHL Draft Lottery to be awarded by Second Phase "The No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft will be awarded in the Second Phase of the NHL Draft Lottery on Monday (6 p.m. ET; NHLN, NBCSN, SN, TVAS). The eight teams eliminated from the Stanley Cup Qualifiers will participate in the Second Phase, each with a 12.5 percent chance of winning..." August 09

  • NHL schedule for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers in league’s Return to Play

    NBC Sports "It’s time to focus on the NHL games, including the 2020 NHL playoffs schedule. The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers began on Saturday, Aug. 1 in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto. The top four teams in both conferences will play a three-game round robin for seeding in the First..." August 09

  • No. 1 seeds in Stanley Cup Playoffs will be decided in round-robin games "The top seeds for the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be decided in Stanley Cup Qualifiers round-robin games Saturday, when the Vegas Golden Knights play the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference and the Philadelphia Flyers face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference. With..." August 08

  • Torey Krug, Bruce Cassidy Share Mindset Ahead Of Bruins-Capitals Game

    NESN "The Boston Bruins will try to salvage a win in their third and final round-robin game Sunday against the Washington Capitals, who they went 1-2-0 against this season. Boston officially can’t get the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, which will go to either Washington or..." August 07

  • The Most Stylish Players in the NHL Bubble

    Complex "As we still try to wrap our heads around the concept of playoff hockey in August, the sheer absurdity of it all is highlighted by the NHL’s decision to loosen the reins around the players’ game-day attire. Gone are the flashy suits—sorry Pastrnak—and loud ties. In..." August 07

  • Despite seeing playoff seeding as ‘less relevant’ in 2020, Bruins still focused on final round-robin game

    Boston "With a second straight loss in the NHL’s round-robin to determine playoff seeding, the Bruins — despite being the only team to reach 100 points prior to the regular season pause in March — will not be the Eastern Conference’s top seed. The 3-2 defeat..." August 06

  • Bruins lose top seed despite best regular-season record

    ESPN "The Boston Bruins had the NHL's best record (44-14-12) when the regular season was cut short in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet when the 16-team Stanley Cup playoff tournament starts next week, the Bruins will not be the top seed in the Eastern Conference. As..." August 06

  • NHL Announces Date For Draft Lottery Phase 2

    Pro Hockey Rumors "August 10, 2020. That’s the day one franchise will earn the right to pick first in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, a selection that will almost surely be used to pick superstar prospect Alexis Lafreniere. The league will hold Phase 2 of their draft lottery on Monday at 5pm CT,..." August 06

  • Bruins sign forward Robert Lantosi to one-year, entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins have signed forward Robert Lantosi to a one-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Thursday. The deal has a cap hit of $750,000. " August 06

  • Bruins can't finish higher than 3rd in round-robin after loss to Lightning

    The Score "The NHL's best regular-season club will not be among the top-two seeds in the Eastern Conference for the round of 16. The Boston Bruins are unable to finish higher than No. 3 among the East's top four clubs following their 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on..." August 05

  • Teams not involved in restart request extended training camps

    The Score "The general managers of the seven clubs not participating in the NHL's 24-team restart have submitted a collaborative proposal to the league requesting extended training camps for their respective teams prior to the 2020-21 season, sources told The Athletic's Craig Custance and..." August 05

  • Bruins player casually loses tooth, races Zamboni to find it

    Yahoo! Sports "Nick Ritchie really did not want to part ways with that tooth. As the Boston Bruins took on the Tampa Bay Lightning during an NHL playoff round-robin contest on Wednesday, a common hockey occurrence took place as one Ritchie’s teeth casually fall out of his mouth after engaging..." August 05

  • Tuukka Rask will start vs. Lightning after missing round-robin opener

    The Score "Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask will return to the crease against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, according to Boston Sports Journal's Connor Ryan. Rask had an illness and did not dress for the Bruins' 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on..." August 04

  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask explains what led to him sitting out Boston's first game in Toronto bubble

    CBS Sports "Boston Bruins starting goaltender Tuukka Rask missed Saturday's practice because he was not feeling well and then did not dress for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers because he was "unfit to play," according to head coach Bruce..." August 04

  • Why NHL teams enjoy home ice advantage — even without fans

    New York Post "Unlike most other sports, hockey has a built-in home advantage that many casual fans may not know about. And no, we’re not referring to the fact the player from the visiting team is required to place his stick on the ice first when setting up for the faceoff. Matchups are the..." August 03

  • Where is the Bobby Orr statue?

    Boston "The Bobby Orr statue outside TD Garden went missing over the weekend, prompting a few Twitter users to call attention to the bronze sculpture’s whereabouts. “TD Garden has removed the Bobby Orr statue,” one man tweeted early Sunday morning. “Nobody..." August 03

  • Brad Marchand Injury: Status Update, And Why Bruins Could Take It Slow

    NESN "The Boston Bruins’ march to the Stanley Cup got off to an inauspicious start Thursday night and not just because of how their exhibition game against the Columbus Blue Jackets played out. The Bruins looked like the far rustier team, especially early in their 4-1 loss to..." August 01

  • NHL schedule for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers in league’s Return to Play

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s time to focus on the NHL games, including the 2020 NHL playoffs schedule. The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers will begin on Saturday, Aug. 1 in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto. The top four teams in both conference will play a three-game round robin for seeding in the..." August 01

  • The NHL Has Had Zero Positive Tests Since Teams Entered The Bubble

    Yardbarker "Just one day before players return to the ice for meaningful games, there is some good news from off the ice.  TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that there have been zero positive tests for COVID-19 since teams entered the bubble cities in Edmonton and Toronto last..." July 31

  • First-day teams take goalie decisions for Qualifiers down to wire "The drama of the NHL postseason already has started, with seven of the 10 teams scheduled to play Saturday, the first day of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, unwilling to reveal their starting goalie. "As far as the goaltender … there's an old hockey movie called 'Slap..." July 31

  • NHL fans are kneeling at home because players won't protest during national anthem

    Sporting News "Unlike their counterparts in other sports, NHL players have opted not to kneel in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement during their return to the ice this week. " July 31

  • Nathan MacKinnon: Where's The Hate?

    The Hockey News "If speed is what separates Nathan MacKinnon from his NHL peers, it did not on this night. But it’s not just about the speed in the fastest-skater event at the All-Star Game skills competition, it’s about the turns, and perhaps MacKinnon took the corners a little too wide. And hey,..." July 31

  • NHL's path to restart was safe, smooth and completely out of character

    Yahoo! Sports "For a while now, one major criticism of the NHL has been an inability to think for itself — or at least so it often seems. Rarely making the sort of decisions that might fly in the face of convention, conservatism is the league’s hallmark, while progressiveness has been left to..." July 31

  • Bruins Brad Marchand leaves exhibition with apparent injury, will be evaluated Friday

    Mass Live "The one thing the Bruins didn’t want to come from their only exhibition game was an injury. So seeing Brad Marchand go down the tunnel without returning near the midway point of the third period was the worst part of their 4-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. He left after..." July 31

  • Gary Bettman: ‘Safety is paramount’ in NHL Return to Play, 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman stressed that “safety is paramount” while discussing the NHL Return to Play/2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers with Liam McHugh. In the lengthy segment you can watch above, Bettman also sheds some light on the process. " July 31

  • NHL predictions; here's how the qualifying round and Stanley Cup playoffs will unfold

    USA Today "Playoff predictions are always difficult. After all, who could have foreseen last season that the record-tying Tampa Bay Lightning would be swept in the first round or that the St. Louis Blues, who were in last place in January, would win the Stanley Cup? But this year is..." July 31

  • Bruins Hilariously Get Roasted On Twitter After Struggling With Layup

    NESN "The Boston Bruins probably should stick to the ice. The squad hit up a basketball court in Toronto while getting a little time away from practice. And the results weren’t pretty. The Black and Gold collectively struggled to finish a put-back layup attempt and Twitter had a field..." July 31

  • NHL Return to Play: Predictions for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers

    Pro Hockey Talk "NHL exhibition games are over and it’s time for the real thing. The Return to Play begins this weekend as 24 teams vie to be crowned the 2019-20 Stanley Cup champion. These unique times called for unique solutions from the NHL and NHLPA — thus the 24-team format with two..." July 31

  • David Pastrnak to play for Bruins in exhibition game "David Pastrnak will play for the Boston Bruins in an exhibition game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, TVAS, FS-O, NESN, NHL.TV). Pastrnak practiced Wednesday, his third straight day on the ice since the Bruins arrived..." July 30

  • Bruins Honoring Colby Cave With No. 26 Decal On Helmets

    CBS Boston "The Boston Bruins will honor former teammate Colby Cave when the team returns to action in the NHL’s restart. Boston players will be sporting a heart decal on their helmets with Cave’s No. 26 in the middle. The team released pictures of the decals on Thursday, ahead of..." July 30

  • Adult Film Star Phoenix Marie Opens Her DM Doors To NHL Players

    Black Sports Online "If hockey players have a tough time shooting the puck into their opponent’s goal, maybe porn star Phoenix Marie DMs are something they can aim for. Marie went on social media celebrating the NHL return along with bringing her OnlyFans account in the mix. Although the Riverside,..." July 30

  • Boston roster battles could make the Bruins even stronger

    The Hockey News "How often do NHL teams get to witness training camp battles right before the playoffs? This notion could be one of the few positive wrinkles in the league’s Return to Play tournament and the Boston Bruins may be one of the biggest beneficiaries. As it is, the Bruins will be a..." July 30

  • NHL coaches preferred Las Vegas, Vancouver as hub cities

    Yardbarker "The 2019-20 NHL season is set to resume this weekend in Edmonton and Toronto, but it appears a majority of coaches polled would've rather played somewhere else.  According to a poll of coaches conducted by The Athletic, NHL coaches would've rather played in either..." July 30

  • Return To Play Represents Opportunity For Pending Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For an NHL player, the Stanley Cup playoffs represent a fleeting opportunity to cement your legacy. By hoisting that chalice even once in your career, you join a relatively small group of players that can be identified as champions. It doesn’t happen for everyone. Just..." July 30

  • Brad Marchand Defends Deleted Tweet To Bruins Reporter Regarding Tuukka Rask’s Police Hat

    CBS Boston "Brad Marchand’s Wednesday morning in Toronto began with a bang, as the Bruins’ star winger fired off an emotional tweet directed at a Boston Globe reporter. “Are you [expletive] serious Porter?” Marchand tweeted at Boston Globe reporter Matt Porter. “This..." July 29

  • Bruins Agree To Terms With Anders Bjork On Three-Year Contract Extension

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have locked up Anders Bjork for an additional three years. General manager Don Sweeney announced Wednesday the team agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with the Notre Dame product.  " July 29