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  • Zdeno Chara practicing with Bruins could be good sign for Stanley Cup Final "Zdeno Chara's return to practice for the Boston Bruins on Monday was greeted with optimism ahead of the Stanley Cup Final. Although Chara would not say definitively that he would play in Game 1 of the Final, against either the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues at TD Garden on May..." May 20

  • Bruins hopeful Zdeno Chara can return for Stanley Cup Final

    Sporting News "The Bruins hope to have one of their best assets back on the ice for their last series of the postseason. Boston was able to complete its sweep of Carolina in the Eastern Conference final on Thursday without defenseman and captain Zdeno Chara in the lineup, but the team is optimistic..." May 20

  • Torey Krug putting together impressive postseason, will the Bruins give him an extension?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Over the last few seasons, there’s been a lot of uncertainty surrounding Torey Krug‘s long-term future with the Boston Bruins. It appeared as though they weren’t sure whether or not to give a smaller offensive defenseman a long contract extension. But his performance this..." May 20

  • Bruins return to ice trying to make most of time off before Cup Final "Bruce Cassidy has found one unexpected benefit of the time off before the start of the Stanley Cup Final. "In terms of our preparation we're kind of looking at two teams," the Boston Bruins coach said of the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues after practice Sunday...." May 19

  • Bruins to ask Patriots for advice on how to stay sharp for Stanley Cup Final

    Yardbarker "During his press conference on Saturday, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said the team would go outside the organization for advice on how utilize its time correctly considering it doesn't play again until May 27, which is still eight days away. The Athletic’s Joe..." May 19

  • Injury news isn't good for Bruins' Kevan Miller and Chris Wagner

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins got bad news on a couple of injured players as Kevan Miller (knee) has had a setback in his attempt to return for the Stanley Cup Final and Chris Wagner (right arm) doesn’t look as if he'll be back either.  Bruins general manager Don Sweeney addressed the..." May 18

  • Bruins expect Zdeno Chara to be ready for Stanley Cup Final "The Boston Bruins expect that 10 days off between games will be enough time for defenseman Zdeno Chara to recover from his undisclosed injury and be in the lineup for the start of the Stanley Cup Final. The Bruins will face either the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of..." May 18

  • Bruins’ Tuukka Rask rivalling Tim Thomas’ 2011 Stanley Cup run

    Sportsnet "Tuukka Rask has hoisted the Stanley Cup before. Remember, he was a member of the Boston Bruins club that won it all back in 2011. However, this 2019 post-season run must feel infinitely more satisfying for the Finnish netminder, who blanked the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday to complete..." May 17

  • Bruins will play Sharks or Blues in Stanley Cup Final "The Boston Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final and will play the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues. Boston defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 in Game 4 on Thursday to sweep the Eastern Conference Final and advance to the Cup Final for the first time since 2013, when it lost to..." May 17

  • Bruins do not touch Prince of Wales Trophy, buck recent trend "The Boston Bruins bucked the latest trend and stayed with their own superstitions by choosing not to touch the Prince of Wales Trophy on Thursday. The Bruins, led by captain Zdeno Chara, who was awarded the trophy given to the Eastern Conference champions by NHL Deputy Commissioner..." May 17

  • Female Hurricanes Fan Slapped The Crap Out of A Bruins Fan During Game 4

    Total Pro Sports "The Carolina Hurricanes had bigger things they had hoped for their season, but it came to a merciful end on Thursday after the team got blown out by the Boston Bruins 4-0 and at the same time got swept 4-0 to end their season. During that game, a female Hurricanes fan was increasingly..." May 17

  • Tuukka Rask: Hurricanes did not give us problems

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Thursday night to complete the sweep and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Boston dominated throughout the series, outscoring the Hurricanes 11-4 over the first two games and winning with a shutout to seal things in Game 4. Boston..." May 17

  • Why Boston Bruins are 2019 Stanley Cup favorites

    Sportsnaut "For the third time in the past eight seasons the Boston Bruins are once again a finalist in the Eastern Conference. They are gunning for their third Stanley Cup Final appearance since 2011. The big picture: The Bruins have been buzzing in these playoffs. They have balanced scoring..." May 17

  • Armstrong, Sweeney, Waddell finalists for GM of the Year

    TSN "St. Louis Blues’ Doug Armstrong, Boston Bruins’ Don Sweeney and Carolina Hurricanes’ Don Waddell were announced as the finalists for the NHL’s general manager of the year award on Thursday. The St. Louis Blues posted a 45-28-9 record this season, finishing..." May 17

  • Bruins expect Zdeno Chara to be ready for Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

    Larry Brown Sports "Zdeno Chara’s absence from the Boston Bruins’ lineup is not expected to last very long. The Bruins took care of business on Thursday night, shutting out the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final to advance to the Stanley Cup..." May 17

  • Bruins captain Zdeno Chara out for Game 4 against Hurricanes

    Boston Herald "Zdeno Chara will not play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final, according to a report from Sportsnet. The Bruins defender missed practice Wednesday between games, though he did speak at media availability. He was not on the ice for warmups as the Bruins prepared for a potential..." May 16

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Game 3 shows that Brad Marchand is still deep in Justin Williams' head

    NBC Sports Boston "Don Cherry had some words of warning for the Bruins after the first period of Tuesday night’s Game 3 in Carolina. He saw Brad Marchand suckering Hurricanes captain Justin Williams into taking a stupid penalty in Game 2, and then mocking Williams with a hand “C” gesture and..." May 15

  • Hurricanes won't reveal starting goalie for Game 3 against Bruins "he Carolina Hurricanes will not say whether Petr Mrazek or Curtis McElhinney will be the starting goalie in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Bruins at PNC Arena on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). Coach Rod Brind'Amour said..." May 14

  • Bruins are flat-out overwhelming the Hurricanes with their roster depth

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins are flat-out overwhelming the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final. It’s coming from a lot of different places as Tuukka Rask is a far better goaltender than Petr Mrazek and his .808 save percentage through the first two games in this series. And Brad..." May 13

  • Marcus Johansson, Charlie Coyle make genius out of Bruins GM Don Sweeney

    Boston Herald "When a tweaking puck foils your plans and keeps you from shooting, and then a few seconds later you’re sending 17,565 people into a euphoric state, you know things are going your way. Things certainly are going the way of Marcus Johansson and the Bruins, who tamed the Carolina..." May 13

  • Brad Marchand draws controversial penalty on Justin Williams, mocks Hurricanes captain

    USA Today "Brad Marchand is, well, a divisive figure in the hockey world.   On the one hand, the Boston Bruins forward is a dynamic scorer who recorded 100 points in the regular season and currently leads his team in postseason scoring.  On the other, he's a..." May 13

  • Rask rested, relaxed, razor-sharp for Bruins in playoffs "Tuukka Rask's extra rest during the regular season is paying off for the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The goalie has started every one of the Bruins' 14 games this postseason and leads the playoffs in wins (nine), goals-against average (2.02, minimum 10 games),..." May 12

  • Johansson, Coyle providing boost for Bruins in playoffs "At first, it seemed like the same bad luck all over again.  Four games into his tenure with the Boston Bruins, forward Marcus Johansson was injured, following a hit by Carolina Hurricanes forward Micheal Ferland. He would miss the next 10 games, only returning at the tail end of..." May 11

  • Charlie McAvoy back in Bruins lineup for Game 2 against Hurricanes "Charlie McAvoy will return to the Boston Bruins lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS), but it has not been decided who he'll replace for Boston, which will try to take a 2-0 lead in the..." May 11

  • Bruins-Hurricanes coaching matchup showcases clear evolution of the job

    Sportsnet "Butch and Rod. Two hockey guys to the core, with the names and bonafides to prove it. The head coaches in this Eastern Conference Final are also evidence of how things have evolved in the sport, particularly when it comes to how those running a bench handle..." May 11

  • Bruins Expected To Loan Emil Johansson To Sweden

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There is a logjam on defense in Boston, but it came in handy this season. Over the course of the regular season, the Bruins used 11 different defensemen as injuries ravaged the blue line all year long. The team’s defensive leader in games played, Brandon Carlo, still missed ten..." May 11

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • Bruins' Zdeno Chara suffers ankle injury during Game 1 vs. Hurricanes

    NBC Sports Boston "Zdeno Chara suffered a scary-looking injury during the first period of Game 1 vs. the Hurricanes. A shot by Carolina's Sebastian Aho drilled Chara in the ankle and the 42-year-old defenseman went down in serious pain.

  • Bruins advance to conference final powered by Rask, defense "The Boston Bruins will compete in the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2013 when they play the Carolina Hurricanes after a six-game win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Bruins had one day of rest after defeating..." May 08

  • Charlie McAvoy suspension leaves big hole for Boston Bruins against Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 "By the middle of the Eastern Conference Second Round between the Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, it was clear that at least one of the Bruins' young defensemen was having a bit of a playoff coming-out party: Charlie McAvoy. Though this is the third Stanley Cup..." May 08

  • Boston Bruins not worried about playing Game 1 against Carolina Hurricanes without Charlie McAvoy "The Boston Bruins hardly seem ruffled by the news that Charlie McAvoy, arguably their best defenseman through two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, will not be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. With the news that McAvoy is suspended for the first game against the..." May 08

  • Don Sweeney: Bruins 'will address' Marchand's curt answers to the media

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins' second-round playoff series win over the Columbus Blue Jackets is a couple of days old now, and the Bruins have begun readying for the Eastern Conference Final set to start Thursday night versus the Carolina Hurricanes. But a large portion of the media is still..." May 08

  • Bruins set for 'unique challenges' vs. Hurricanes in conference final "The Boston Bruins head into the Eastern Conference Final against the Carolina Hurricanes after defeating two extremely different opponents in the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs, who were built around speed and a deep forward..." May 07

  • Bruins will play Hurricanes in Eastern Conference Final "The Boston Bruins will play the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final. The Bruins advanced with a 3-0 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 on Monday. It will be their first conference final since 2013, when they lost in the Stanley Cup Final to the Chicago..." May 07

  • Charlie McAvoy suspended one game for actions in Boston Bruins game vs. Columbus Blue Jackets "Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson during Game 6 of the teams' Second Round series in Columbus on Monday, May 6, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety..." May 07

  • Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Alters NHL Record Book With Series-Clinching Shutout

    NESN "Tuukka Rask had been strong throughout the Eastern Conference semifinals, but he saved his best for last. The veteran netminder turned in a stellar 39-save performance Monday night as the Boston Bruins ousted the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 3-0 win in Game 6 at..." May 07

  • Charlie McAvoy To Have Hearing With Department Of Player Safety

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins were triumphant last night and moved on to the Eastern Conference Finals, but they’ll have to battle the Carolina Hurricanes a man down. Charlie McAvoy will have a disciplinary hearing to determine a suspension for his hit on Columbus Blue Jackets..." May 07

  • Bruins' Brad Marchand becomes man of a few words after clinching win

    USA Today "Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand has made himself the center of attention multiple times by crossing the line when it comes to physical play and on-ice antics. This is the player who has licked an opponent more than once in an NHL game. He’s not a shy man. But he..." May 07

  • Zdeno Chara following in footsteps of childhood hero Jaromir Jagr

    Sportsnet "All these years and games later, Zdeno Chara is still playing in the shadow of his childhood hero. In fact, the Boston Bruins captain took a moment during this second-round series against Columbus to send Jaromir Jagr an Instagram message saying that he grew up wearing his No. 68..." May 06

  • Boston Bruins plan to stay aggressive against Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 "Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo said after a Game 3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference Second Round that he believed, at some point, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky would crack. He doubled down on the sentiment before Game 4. Apparently, he was on to..." May 06

  • Bruce Cassidy: Second periods are 'an area of concern' for the Bruins

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins are up 3-2 in the best-of-seven series against the Columbus Blue Jackets and are one win away from advancing to the conference finals against the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time in six years. So things are pretty good for the Black and Gold after their 4-3 win over..." May 06

  • Rejuvenated Pastrnak may prove to be game-changer for Bruins’ Cup hopes

    Sportsnet "We should all wish to struggle like David Pastrnak. This has been an up-and-down playoffs for the gap-toothed goal-creator, one where he was dropped from the Boston Bruins‘ so-called "Perfection Line" and seemed to be searching for confidence. And yet..." May 05

  • Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella guarantees a Game 7

    Sporting News "John Tortorella expects to return to Boston next week. The Blue Jackets head coach told reporters after his team's 4-3 Game 5 loss to the Bruins on Saturday that he believes the series will go the distance, despite Boston now holding a 3-2 lead. "Things happen for a..." May 05

  • David Backes should be 'good to go' for Game 5

    Sporting News "It doesn't look like David Backes is going to miss any time following taking a big hit in Game 4. In Boston's victory over the Blue Jackets in Columbus on Thursday, Backes took a heavy elbow from Dean Kukan and had to leave the ice. Kukan was penalized on the play..." May 04

  • Hurricanes will play Bruins or Blue Jackets in Eastern Conference Final "The Carolina Hurricanes advanced to the Eastern Conference Final and will play the Boston Bruins or Columbus Blue Jackets. Carolina defeated the New York Islanders 5-2 in Game 4 on Friday to sweep the second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series and advance to the conference final for the..." May 04

  • Pastrnak trying to 'get better' for Bruins in playoffs "The statistics could be considered a bit misleading. Through the first four games of the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Second Round, Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak has two goals. He has four through the first 11 games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Not bad, right? But Pastrnak has..." May 04

  • Bruins-Blue Jackets series likely to come down to special teams "The Eastern Conference Second Round between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Boston Bruins has been so good, it's worthy of being a Stanley Cup Final. It's close, evenly matched, tied 2-2 going into Game 5 at TD Garden on Saturday (7:15 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN,..." May 04

  • Bruins determined to not repeat first-round mistakes in Game 5 "The Boston Bruins are hoping to learn from past mistakes going into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Columbus Blue Jackets at TD Garden on Saturday (7:15 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2 after Boston's 4-1 win in Game 4 at..." May 04

  • Tuukka Rask doesn't read into 'goalie battle' with Sergei Bobrovsky

    Sporting News "Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was the headliner after Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, but Boston counterpart Tuukka Rask insisted that was not a motivating factor two nights later. "I don't read headlines," Rask joked after a 39-save performance that..." May 04