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Veteran B's defenseman returns to practice
It marks just another step on Adam McQuaid’s eventual return to game action, but it was a big one getting back on the ice with his Bruins teammates on Monday.
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Morning Skate: Boeser continues to produce for Canucks
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.
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A little healthy competition
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy is fond of saying that internal competition brings out the best in everybody on a hockey club
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Morning Skate: Hey ref, let the boys play
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.
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DeBrusk makes huge statement
A huge night for Jake DeBrusk, who steps up to help protect a teammate and then scores the game-winning goal.
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Bruins cool down red-hot Isles
Goals from Marchand, DeBrusk and Heinen pace the offense, but it was all about the defense and Tuukka Rask holding down the high-octane Isles offense in a 3-1 win
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Bringing more to the table?
Riley Nash hopes it’s the beginning of a hot stretch offensively for him and a line that’s looked good since they were put together
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Morning Skate: Were we all wrong on Malcolm Subban?
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.
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Boston Bruins rookie Jake DeBrusk (left) and New York Islanders rookie Mat Barzal.
Pick play
With the Islanders at the Garden tonight, the Bruins and Jake DeBrusk will get a good look at the Mat Barzal, whom the Bruins passed on to select DeBrusk and others three years ago.
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Work hard, play hard
With each passing day, it’s clear that winger Danton Heinen is becoming more and more a part of the fabric on the Boston Bruins. 
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If only…
The Bruins have been relatively successful with their recent drafts, but imagine if they hadn’t passed on some of these NHL young guns.
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Morning Skate: Trotz blasts Shattenkirk
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Boston Bruins' David Backes celebrates one of his two goals against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.
Backes in the swing of things
About a month removed from colon surgery, David Backes scores his first two goals of the season and looks as good as he ever has in a Bruins uniform.
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B's take care of business
David Backes earns the gold star as he delivers two goals in an outstanding performance against the Coyotes, leading the Bruins to a 6-1 victory.
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B's roll right over NHL's worst team
The Bruins took care of business, handing the NHL’s worst team a 6-1 pounding at the TD Garden. It was Boston's seventh win in their last nine games.
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Boston Bruins rookie forward Jake DeBrusk.
DeBrusk in tonight, Spooner out
The Bruins will welcome Jake DeBrusk back into the lineup on Thursday night against the Arizona Coyotes and it appears that Ryan Spooner (lower body) might be headed toward another stint on the injured reser
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Morning Skate: The shirtless Jumbo Joe Bobblehead we all need
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Morning Skate: Talking B's D and goalies
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Bruins missing 2, prepared to get 1 back
Torey Krug takes a maintenance day and Ryan Spooner misses practice with a lower-body injury, but the Jake DeBrusk appears poised to return to the lineup.
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Boston Bruins' Ryan Spooner mixes it up in front of the net against the Nashville Predators.
Swing and a miss
The Bruins let a big opportunity get away from them in Nashville but have shown this season they can hold their own against the NHL's best.   
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Bruins facing a tough decision
The Bruins need to make sure they’re protecting their best players. Is it time for them to go out and acquire a traditional enforcer?
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Khudobin's hot hand ends on a cold night
The warning signs had been there in recent games, but it all fell apart for Anton Khudobin on Monday night in Nashville.
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Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug is a step behind Kyle Turris of the Nashville Predators.
Krug's rough start dooms Bruins
The Bruins needed a furious comeback after some defensive lapses early -- particularly from Torey Krug -- and in the end fall short in Nashville.  
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'Not a good recipe for winning games'
The Bruins pile up defensive zone breakdowns and so-so goaltending in the opening 25 minutes of the game against the Nashville Predators
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Costly mistakes
The Bruins make enough mistakes in the first period against the Predators to cost them the game. And they do.
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B's show fight late vs. Predators
Bruins show some character in a highly entertaining game they eventually drop 5-3 to the Predators after a furious third-period comeback
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Jake DeBrusk of the Boston Bruins
As DeBrusk returns, what's the move?
Jake DeBrusk is on the verge of getting back into the lineup and giving Boston their full and complete group of forwards.
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Morning Skate: Khudobin confesses love for Nickelback
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Khudobin hopes to keep streak going
Anton Khudobin is back to being Tuukka Rask's backup, but he hopes he continues to play as well as he did when he was the starter.
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Playing way out of postseason early
Mathematically every team is still alive, but realistically some teams have already played their way out of the playoffs this season.
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2018 NBC Sports Boston 20 Under 25
Cast your vote!
Each year, we ask you to rank Boston's 20 best professional athletes under the age of 25. Who will it be this time around? It's up to you!
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Don't look now, but B's might be good
It’s taken nearly two months of the regular season, but the Bruins are finally looking like the team everybody thought they’d be.
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Morning Skate: Carey Price is back to being himself, giving Habs confidence
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Healthy Spooner could provide boost
Every once in a while Ryan Spooner flashes the kind of skill that could be a major boost to the Bruins. Saturday was one of those days.
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Little ball of concern?
The Flyers learned the hard way that you don't want to play Brad Marchand after you get him angry. But is he taking too many big hits?
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Finding his comfort zone
Saturday afternoon was another positive step for Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask in reestablishing himself as an elite goalie.
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Head-shot, then heads-up
Brad Marchand appeared to be down and out after taking a check to the head in the first period, but he bounced back to be a key contributor in the Bruins' 3-0 win in Philly.
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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask makes the save against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Make it two in a row for Tuukka
The Bruins roll into December the same way they finished November as Tuukka Rask shuts out the Flyers 3-0 in Philly for his second victory in a row.
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Boston Bruins' fathers are along on the two-game trip to Philly and Nashville.
Fathers' Days for B's
Many of the Bruins -- 21 in all -- have their dads along for the two-game trip to Philly and Nashville.
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Loui Eriksson of the Vancouver Canucks, formerly of the Boston Bruins.
Morning Skate: Still waiting on Loui in Vancouver
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Time for Krug bashers to lay off
It might just be high time for people to cut B’s defenseman Torey Krug a little bit of a break. 
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Boston Bruins goalies Anton Khudobin (left) and Tuukka Rask.
Riding with Rask
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy will go with Tuukka Rask in goal Saturday in Philly and backup Anton Khudobin will get the start Monday vs. Nashville.
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Morning Skate: Happy 12th birthday, Jumbo Joe trade
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Krejci returns to Bruins practice
David Krejci, wearing a non-contact jersey, is back on the ice at practice after missing the game Wednesday with a re-aggravation of an injury that earlier kept him out a month.
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Boston Bruins rookie Anders Bjork is congratulated after a goal.
Another injured Bruin closing in on return
The Boston Bruins may be getting another player back in time for this weekend’s road tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Morning Skate: Has Tuukka Time returned?
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Quick healer
Less than a month after having 10 inches of his colon removed, David Backes is back on the ice and energizes the Bruins with his play in the victory over the Lightning.  
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Rask answers the call against Lightning
It wasn’t a spectacular, stand-on-your-head performance from Tuukka Rask against the Lightning. But it didn't have to be. It was still a winning one.
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Give 'em a hand
The Bruins hung tough through the tough times and now are showing signs of life, as evidenced by an impressive 3-2 victory over the Lightning.
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B's seize control and don't let go
Brad Marchand says the Bruins probably didn't 'see the [Lightning's] best game,' but he's impressed with the way the B's stepped up against the best team in the East.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Rask snaps cold streak
The BST crew discusses the Bruins' win, which slugger the Red Sox should pursue, and much more.
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Rask quiets doubters, for now
The Boston Bruins craft a bold statement defeating the Lightning in a 3-2 win over the Atlantic Division leaders at TD Garden
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Haggerty: A character-building win
Joe Haggerty discusses how the Bruins have been battling through injuries and building the type of character that can help down the road and turn them into playoff contenders.
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Three key Bruins return vs. Lightning
Brad Marchand, David Backes and Ryan Spooner will all be back in the lineup tonight in front of Tuukka Rask against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Bruins make their goalie choice - for now
Bruce Cassidy decides to give Tuukka Rask a second consecutive start tonight vs. Tampa Bay despite a four-game winning streak from Anton Khudobin.
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Morning Skate: Attention, Bruins fans -- things could be worse
Joe Haggerty's daily spin around the world of hockey . . . and beyond.
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Bruins winger on verge of return
Brad Marchand is on the verge of a return to the Boston Bruins lineup, and once he wants to be back in for good.
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Who starts? Who knows?
Bruce Cassidy says Tuukka Rask is still the Bruins' No. 1 goalie, but he won't announce whether Rask or Anton Khudobin will start Wednesday against the high-flying Lightning.
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Boston Bruins rookie forward Jake DeBrusk.
Bruins lose two more to injuries
Rookie Jake DeBrusk and veteran center David Krejci, each with upper body injuries, missed practice Tuesday and have been ruled out for the game Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.   
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Morning Skate: Ovechkin's support of Putin just part of the Ovi Package
Joe Haggerty's daily spin around the world of hockey . . . and beyond.
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B's adopting personality of their goalies
Why is it the Bruins are gritty and competitive when Anton Khudobin's in net, and passive and lacking energy in front of Tuukka Rask?
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Scoop on Bolts before they face B's
Joe Haggerty's daily spin around the world of hockey . . . and beyond.
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Looking for the sweet spot
David Pastrnak tries to find that balance between productive offense -- which the Bruins need, and which he can provide -- and good-enough defense.
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Cassidy peeved at B's low-energy effort
The Bruins' recent momentum ran out Sunday against Edmonton. 
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Sluggish performance dooms B's
The Bruins are outhustled, outmuscled and outworked by the Oilers, who were at the end of a long East Coast road trip.
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Oilers end Bruins' streak
The Bruins four-game winning streak ends with a 4-2 defeat to the Edmonton Oilers.
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Bruins lose another forward to injury
Bruins winger Peter Cehlarik will miss at least a month with a lower body injured suffered in the Friday afternoon win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Backes' recovery on the fast track
David Backes is cleared for contact little more than three weeks afrer undergoing surgery for diverticulitis.
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Morning Skate: Neely helped ex-Bruin Courtnall turn life around
Joe Haggerty's daily spin around the world of hockey . . . and beyond.
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Morning Skate: NHL players turning to medical marijuana?
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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B's to give struggling Rask another chance
After four wins in a row from Anton Khudobin, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy decides to go back to Tuukka Rask in goal Sunday vs. Edmonton.
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Boston Bruins goalies Anton Khudobin (left) and Tuukka Rask.
Taking it 'game-by-game'
After Anton Khudobin wins his fourth game in a row, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy remains undecided if he'll stick with him or go back to Tuukka Rask in goal Sunday.
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DeBrusk providing an offensive spark
Jake DeBrusk doesn't want to repeat the experience of being a healthy scratch, and the way he's playing it may never happen again.
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B's 'feeling pretty good' during streak
The Bruins weren't in a playoff spot on Thanksgiving, but they moved into one a day later. And their confidence, as well as their place in the standings, is rising.
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First goal 'a jolt' for Grzelcyk
Matt Grzelcyk does his Zamboni-driving papa proud on Friday afternoon, snapping home his first career NHL goal in a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins
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Pastrnak busting out of mini-slump?
David Pastrnak nets the game-winner on Matt Murray in the third period after getting freed up for a breakaway chance
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It's a winner for suddenly red-hot B's
The Bruins post their fourth consecutive victory, and it's the most impressive one yet: A 4-3 win over the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins.
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Morning Skate: Predators kicking it into gear
Joe Haggerty's daily spin around the world of hockey . . . and beyond.
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Reason(s) to be thankful
Despite their struggles so far in this young season, the Bruins can find plenty of things to be happy about.
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Khudobin keeps rolling
The Bruins don’t win Wednesday night’s game without Anton Khudobin playing the way he did. Does that guarantee that he plays again on Friday afternoon?
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A long, but successful, shootout for B's
Charlie McCoy scores in the 11th round of the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils
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Former NHL enforcer Stephen Peat.
Morning Skate: Dad's texts and emails reveal enforcer's sad story
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
Tuukka's time has passed
The Bruins will never win a Stanley Cup with Tuukka Rask, and need to begin planning to find a new goalie for when they're ready to contend.
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Keep cooking with winning recipe
The tight, defensive style that produced the Bruins' first winning streak of the season is how they'll have to keep playing until they get healthy again.
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Krug's fill-in brimming with confidence
Matt Grzelcyk is back with the Bruins for Wednesday night's game in New Jersey.
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Bruins have a decision to make
Coming off a pair of back-to-back wins from backup goaltender Anton Khudobin, the Bruins are still undecided about what they’re going to do between the pipes Wednesday night against the Devils.
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Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (left) and Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres.
Morning Skate: Not all smooth sailing for top picks
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Injured B's practice, but will they play?
The Bruins are getting closer to a healthier lineup as Brad Marchand, David Backes and Torey Krug all skate at practice as the B's prepare to travel to New Jersey Wednesday.
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Time for Bruins to make a change
The Bruins need to ride the hot hand of Anton Khudobin while waiting to see if Tuukka Rask can get back to being the dominant goalie he used to be . . . but no longer is.
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Beginning to look like a keeper
While it’s still early, it sure looks like 22-year-old Danton Heinen is among the Bruins youngsters that are here to stay.
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Backes recovery takes leap forward
David Backes has returned to the ice just a matter of weeks after undergoing surgery for diverticulitis.
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Morning Skate: Chiarelli taking heat in Edmonton
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Kids' night for Bruins in San Jose
The young players step up and Anton Khoudobin is solid in goal as the Bruins finish off their California road trip with two wins in three games.
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Morning Skate: Payroll mess at the heart of Bruins' problems
Joe Haggerty's daily spin around the world of hockey . . . and beyond.
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DeBrusk provides energy in win
Jake DeBrusk gives the Bruins all kinds of energy and makes a couple of plays that sparks them to victory in San Jose.
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Bruins saved by Khudobin once again
Anton Khudobin stopped 36 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
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Clock striking midnight for pretenders?
The bubble is beginning to burst for some of the Cinderella teams out of the starting gate around the NHL.
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B's head to Winter Classic for third time
As has been rumored for a few weeks, the Bruins will face the Chicago Blackhawks next New Years Day - Jan.
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Morning Skate: Golden Knights happy to get Malcolm Subban back
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Radko Gudas of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Morning Skate: No place for Gudas’ slash on Perreault
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask passes off to backup Anton Khudobin (35).
Haggerty: Khudobin over Rask, for now
Another win for their backup goalie shows the Bruins that for the time being, Anton Khudobin should be in net instead of Tuukka Rask.
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Khudobin gets B's back on track
A solid night from Anton Khudobin helps the Bruins snap their losing skid Thursday night.
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Shorthanded Bruins deliver a surprise
Zdeno Chara scores the tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Bruins made it stand up for a 2-1 victory over the Kings that snaps their four-game losing streak.
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NHL enforcer John Scott, then with the Arizona Coyotes.
Morning Skate: John Scott, Master Thespian?
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Anaheim Ducks score against the Boston Bruins
Once B's fall, they can't get up
The banged-up Bruins aren't exactly built for comebacks these days. Falling behind fast made it a long night in Anaheim.  
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B's 'deserved better' in second period
The Bruins outshoot the Ducks by a 15-3 margin and dominate for nearly the entire period, but they still watch Anaheim score a pair of goals on the three shots
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NU connection torpedoes sinking Bruins
Northeastern products Kevin Roy and Josh Manson each score a goal as the Ducks extend the Bruins' losing streak to four, 4-2.
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Is Bergeron carrying too heavy a load?
With the Bruins missing half their top-six forwards, Patrice Bergeron is playing as much as he did when he was 22. But now he's 32, and coming off an injury, and it may be too big a burden.
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Morning Skate: Debrincat tearing it up for Blackhawks
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Jake DeBrusk of the Boston Bruins
DeBrusk ready to 'calm down and play'
The rookie season in the NHL has been a series of firsts for 20-year-old Jake DeBrusk, and most of them have been pretty great. 
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Morning Skate: Jagr the dressing room DJ
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Time to get up . . . or is it?
The injury-ravaged Bruins are approaching Thanksgiving in terrible position, but Bruce Cassidy thinks that until they get healthy, there's no need to panic over their place in the standings.
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B's missing two key pieces at start of trip
Brad Marchand and Anders Bjork are being left behind as the Bruins embark on a three-game road swing through California.
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Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (left) and David Pastrnak celebrate a goal.
Morning Skate: Krug-Pastrnak sync it up
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Krejci returns to Bruins practice
The injury-ravaged Bruins get a bit of good news Monday, as David Krejci -- out for the last three weeks because of a back issue -- returns to practice.
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Recchi's legacy lives on with Bruins
Though it’s been almost seven years since Mark Recchi last suited up for the Bruins, his unmistakably strong influence is something that’s still distinctive and recognizable around the team to this very day.
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Ex-Bruin Juneau gets the boot from his youth hockey program
Joe Haggerty's daily spin around the world of hockey . . . and beyond.
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Time for Bruins to sound the alarm
The Bruins have lost three in a row, six of their last eight, and are heading off on a West Coast road trip. It may only be November, but the season could be slipping away.
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Bruins frustrated 'but not discouraged'
The Bruins are officially hitting their first really rough patch of the season, in which massive injuries and a youthful lineup are beginning to take their toll. 
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Carlo: 'I was Achilles heel with mistakes'
It’s not often you hear a player take the blame for a loss squarely on their shoulders, but Saturday night was one of those times for Brandon Carlo. 
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McElhinney. Leafs get the better of B's
The Maple Leafs pick up right where they left off against the Bruins, getting ahead early and handing Boston a loss for the second consecutive night.
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B's lose second straight to Leafs, 4-1
They don’t put as many home-and-home series in the NHL schedule as they used to, and the Bruins are probably hoping that they didn’t do it at all anymore.
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Morning Skate: Pens miss Orpik?
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Boston Bruins' Jordan Szwarz takes a face-off.
Szwarz a pleasant surprise for B's
Injuries have opened the door for Jordan Swarz to show the Bruins what he can do and the results so far are promising.  
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Jacobs' Hall of Fame induction 'humbling'
It's a weekend of celebration for Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs as he and his fellow inductees are enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
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'Another strong game' for Khudobin
The Bruins fall in overtime after failing to hold a tight one-goal lead at the end of the third period, but it's no reflection on the goaltender.
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Bruins were 'soft' on game-tying goal
The Bruins fail to hold a one-goal lead in the final minute against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it ends up costing them a point, and some pointed words from their head coach.
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No answer for van Riemsdyk
It wasn’t a very strong night from Zdeno Chara, and that’s reflected in the way – and when – Toronto scored their goals in regulation.
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Bruins crumble, lose to Leafs in OT, 3-2
The Bruins appeared poised to take a win out of Toronto in a big home-and-home series vs. the Maple Leafs, but instead they find a way to lose in overtime.
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B's hoping to see more McAvoy shots
The Bruins would love to see Charlie McAvoy rear back and shoot the puck, something that can create offense when he does pick his spots with his hard, heavy and accurate shot.
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Morning Skate: Who is on the trade market?
Joe Haggerty's daily links-filled trip around the NHL. 
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One-month awards edition
In addition to our team-by-team rankings, we hand out the hardware for top performers for the first month of the NHL season.  
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Marchand, Acciari back tonight vs. Leafs
Brad Marchand and Noel Acciari will both be back in the lineup tonight in Toronto for the first of the Bruins' home-and-home with the Maple Leafs.
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Czarnik sent back down to P-Bruins
With the Bruins shipping Austin Czarnik back to Providence, Noel Acciari is likely to make his return to the lineup.
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Arizona Coyotes rookie Clayton Keller.
Morning Skate: Hold off on the Calder Trophy to Keller just yet
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL. 
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Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy had led the team to victories in five of his first six games.
Boston, we have a power-play problem
Losing some of their best finishers to injuries is showing up in a Bruins power play that's 1-for-13 in November.  
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New York Rangers' Jimmy Vesey scores against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.
'Waiting around' on road isn't working
The Bruins are again handcuffed by a slow start in their loss to the Rangers and it's become a bad habit on the road early this season.
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Local boy makes good . . . against the B's
Jimmy Vesey, skating in the Rangers' red, white and blue instead of the Bruins' black and gold, scores twice in the first period and gets Boston's quick road trip off on the wrong foot.
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B's fall behind early, lose to Rangers
Once again the Bruins had an awful start coming out of the gate on the road, and it again cost them when it was all said and done.
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McAvoy excited for New York homecoming
Charlie McAvoy is always at his best in the big moments, so the sky is the limit for Wednesday night’s game at Madison Square Garden
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Former Bruins team president Harry Sinden
Morning Skate: Sinden happy to see Jacobs headed to Hall
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Acciari out again tonight vs. Rangers
Noel Acciari, still recovering from a broken finger from opening night, won't play vs. the Rangers tonight but could be back this weekend vs. Toronto.  
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Bergeron hopes Paille is okay after vicious hit
Patrice Bergeron is concerned for his friend and former teammate Daniel Paille after Paille takes a shot to the head in a Swedish Elite League game.  
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The Boston Bruins' Matt Beleskey (top) fights the Minnesota Wild's Luke Kunin.
Beleskey bringing the energy
Matt Beleskey's bout with Minnesota rookie Luke Kunin sets a tone with "abrasive play" the Bruins follow to a victory.  
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Ryan Reaves' Phil Kessel t-shirt of his Pittsburgh Penguins teammate.
Morning Skate: Nice Phil Kessel t-shirt, Ryan Reaves
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Boston Bruins' Frank Vatrano (left) and Jake DeBrusk.
Vatrano, DeBrusk end goal-scoring droughts
The injury-plagued Bruins needed some young players to step up and Frank Vatrano and Jake DeBrusk each come through with their first goals in a while.  
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Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak battles for the puck against the Minnesota Wild.
Pastrnak's puck management 'area of concern'
Some high-risk choices with the puck that eventually helped make a 5-3 victory over Minnesota closer than it should've been will be addressed by Bruce Cassidy.
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Krejci skates for first time in weeks
David Krejci, on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, is back skating for the first time in nearly three weeks.  
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Bruins are all in
The Bruins are getting contributions from all corners of the roster and thus are managing to survive, and even thrive at times, despite an injury list that keeps growing.
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Another Bruins star sidelined by injury
Brad Marchand will not be leaving with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday afternoon for a two-game road trip through New York and Toronto.
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Talking Points: Bruins bounce back
The Bruins give up the first goal of the game, but jump right off the mat and scored four goals against the Minnesota Wild
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Short-handed B's go Wild over Minnesota
Missing three of their top offensive forwards from their lineup, the Bruins get goals from up and down the rest of the roster to take an impressive 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild
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Bruins decide White's not right for them
The Bruins and veteran energy forward Ryan White have both decided to part ways after the Manitoba native spent most of the last month on a tryout basis with the Black and Gold.
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Morning Skate: Barzal comes through with five-assist game for Islanders
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.
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Bruins take another big hit, as Marchand out tonight vs. Wild
Add Brad Marchand to the list of Bruins walking wounded, though coach Bruce Cassidy says he hopes the injury, which will keep him out of tonight's game against Minnesota, is 'nothing serious'.
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Vatrano sits and waits for next chance to break season-long slump
Frank Vatrano's offensive drought has reached 25 regular-season games without a goal, dating back to last season, and he's finding himself scratched from the Bruins' lineup.
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Chewbacca and Brett Burns of the San Jose Sharks
Morning Skate: Sharks have a couple of Wookies of the Year
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak takes a stick to the face against the Washington Capitals.
B's 'disappointing' power play fizzles
The Bruins are fourth in the NHL in power-play success but their chances have been few and far between, and, against Washington, ineffective.
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Not in the same class
Once again the Boston Bruins learn the painful, losing lesson that they’re simply not as good as the Washington Capitals.
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'Tough to play catch-up hockey'
The Bruins don't show up in the first period fall down by a couple of goals to a Washington team they simply can’t catch up against.
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Wilson scores twice as Bruins fall to Capitals, 3-2
The undermanned Bruins finally run into one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference and look outgunned.
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Colorado Avalanche's Matt Duchene (left) and Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris.
Morning Skate: B's should take note of now-dead Duchene-Turris trade
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Will B's be better for going through 'good adversity'?
Despite injuries, the Bruins have taken points in each of their past six games. “It’s good adversity," says Brad Marchand. "You need to learn how to win in every situation."  
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Boston Bruins defenseman prospect Charlie McAvoy from Boston University.
Checking in with the kids
The Bruins continue to get good returns from their prospects, with Charlie McAvoy, Jake DeBrusk, Anders Bjork and Danton Heinen stepping forward.
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Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug battles for the puck against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Krug starting to feel good about his game
Shedding the protective facemask with his fractured jaw healed, Torey Krug had one of his best games of the season in the Bruins’ victory over Vegas.
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Marchand missing from Bruins practice with lower-body issue
The latest banged-up Bruin is Brad Marchand, who takes a maintenance day Friday to deal with an injury that’s nagged him lately.  
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Morning Skate: Bartkowski getting Jagr lessons
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.
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Kuraly, Nash step up for shorthanded B's
With a handful of Bruins players down with injuries, Sean Kuraly and Riley Nash have their best games of the season.
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Smith reminds Bruins why they let him go
Here are the talking points from the Boston Bruins' 2-1 win over the Las Vegas Knights which included goals from Sean Kuraly and Riley Nash.
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Kuraly makes first NHL goal count in Bruins' 2-1 win over Vegas
Riley Nash and Sean Kuraly score their first goals of the season and power the Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Golden Knights at TD Garden.
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Short-handed Bruins reunite Pastrnak with Bergeron and Marchand
With a lineup that’s missing many of its depth players, the Bruins are going to load up at the very top by reuniting David Pastrnak with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
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New Team USA hockey jerseys.
Morning Skate: Lose those jerseys, Team USA
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is helped off the ice by his teammates after he broke his leg blocking a shot against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Time to put the hurting behind them
The injuries are piling up at exactly the wrong time for the Bruins, who face a grueling stretch this month against some quality opponents.
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Beleskey draws back into lineup for injury-plagued Bruins
The Bruins are reshuffling the deck due to injuries and Matt Beleskey returns tonight against the Vegas Golden Knights after being a healthy scratch the past three games.
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Cassidy explains using Agostino in shootout
While it feels like a bit of ancient history, Bruce Cassidy finally got a chance to address his shootout choices on Wednesday afternoon
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Morning Skate: Old friend getting back into the swing of things
NBC Sports Boston Bruins' Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Time for things to get real
As November begins, it's never too early to speculate on who'll be left standing come playoff time. 
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Boston Bruins' Jordan Szwarz.
Szwarz next in line of Bruins' call-ups amid injuries
With Kenny Agostino sent down after a five-game stint with the Bruins, they'll get a look at another one of their more experienced Providence forwards with the call-up of Jordan Szwarz.  
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Bruins' Backes to be sidelined at least eight weeks after diverticulitis surgery
David Backes will have an operation to remove a portion of his colon as a result of his intestinal condition, and will be out for several months.
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Morning Skate: Dryden's concussion book features ex-Bruin
NBC Sports Boston Bruins' Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Get used to consistently inconsistent
The Bruins have looked great in some victories and lousy in some losses. They did both Monday night in a 4-3 shootout loss in Columbus.
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Second-guessing B's shootout decision
Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives following the Boston Bruins' shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets
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Bruins rally from 3-0 deficit but lose to Blue Jackets in shootout, 4-3
Artemi Panarin and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in the shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Monday night after squandering a two-goal lead in the third period.
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One new Bruin with connection to old
Anders Bjork was at least able to get a little taste of what it’s like to be in the Black and Gold before he was. . . well. . . in the Black and Gold.
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Morning Skate: Vigneault on the hot seat in New York
Joe Haggerty's daily spin around the world of hockey . . . and beyond.
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Finding his game
Frank Vatrano has been tasked with figuring out how to do more with less for the first time in his hockey career.
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Krejci, his back still an issue, will miss Monday's Bruins game in Columbus
David Krejci will miss his fourth straight game Monday night when the Bruins play the Blue Jackets in Columbus, and it appears the back issue that's sidelined him is becoming a problem.
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Morning Skate: A look at some spooky goalie masks
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Toffoli beats o.t. buzzer, giving Kings 2-1 victory over Bruins
Tyler Toffoli scores off a faceoff -- his second goal of the game -- just before time expires in overtime to give the Kings a 2-1 win over the Bruins.
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Phil Kessel and teammate Ryan Reaves' clown mask.
Morning Skate: Reaves clowns Kessel...and it's scary
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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First-hand look
On Saturday, Charlie McAvoy went head-to-head for the first time with one of the NHL stars after whom he models his game.
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Morning Skate: Scariest player on each NHL team
NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  
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Boston Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin celebrates a victory over the San Jose Sharks with teammate Frank Vatrano.
Bruins get the better of a call that had Sharks steamed
Did the Bruins get an assist from the referees after the B’s net was dislodged with less than two minutes to play against the Sharks on Thursday night?
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Anton Khudobin quote from Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy.
Khudobin continues to look strong behind Rask
Anton Khudobin’s 36-save performance against San Jose should earn him more playing time and help keep a fire lit under No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask.   
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Scuffling Kuraly benched in victory over Sharks
Rookie Sean Kuraly, a playoff hero for the Bruins last season, was benched in the second period against San Jose after his third penalty.
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Young B's learn to 'stay calm'
After blowing a three-goal advantage against the Sabres last weekend, it was paramount for the Bruins to show they could hold a lead. On Thursday night, they did.
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Heinen sends a forget-me-not to Bruins
Through very little fault of his own, Danton Heinen had fallen under the radar to start this season. Tuesday's two-goal performance puts him back on it.
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