Claude Julien

Bruins' Adam McQuaid headed to the penalty box in the third period against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden on Jan. 3.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Kalman: Miscast McQuaid Looking To Keep Improving For Bruins

It’s a perfect time to take stock of how the Bruins have fared without defenseman Johnny Boychuk because on Saturday, the veteran and his Eastern Conference powerhouse New York Islanders will be Boston’s opposition at TD Garden.

02/06/2015

Bruins forward Reilly Smith checks Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 29, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kalman: Smith’s Statement Game Makes Julien’s Words Prophetic

Claude Julien predicted on Wednesday that Reilly Smith would break out of his slump. The Bruins forward fulfilled that prophecy Thursday night in New York.

01/30/2015

Tyler Seguin #91 of the Dallas Stars (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

With Seguin Matchup Looming, Bruins Not Wondering What If

Tyler Seguin has been battling for the NHL lead in goals and points all season for the Stars.

01/19/2015

Derek Roy skates in on a shootout attempt against Tuukka Rask. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Kalman: Bruins Need Shootout Improvement Or Need To Avoid Them Completely

Bruins coach Claude Julien is crystal clear about his team’s objective when a game goes beyond regulation.

01/02/2015

Claude Julien, Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Kalman: Flawed Bruins Left To Hope For Better 2015

Well, at least the Bruins aren’t still bragging about winning the Presidents’ Trophy in 2013-14.

01/01/2015

Boston Bruins forward Seth Griffith. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

Kalman: Griffith Getting NHL Lessons, But Bruins Need Even More Goals

Seth Griffith has been in an odd predicament all season, but can secure his spot in the lineup by finding the back of the net on a consistent basis.

12/30/2014

Gregory Campbell #11 of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Kalman: Analytics Aside, Campbell Believes He Can Salvage Season

Gregory Campbell knows his contribution to the Bruins hasn’t been big enough, but he chooses to look on the positive side of the season.

12/22/2014

Claude Julien (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Kalman: Julien’s Second Guess Of A Second Guess Works Out In Bruins Win Against Sabres

Bruins head coach Claude Julien gets all of the blame and all of the credit for a couple moves he made in the Bruins’ 4-3 OT victory Sunday against Buffalo.

12/22/2014

Boston Bruins Dougie Hamilton, Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron. (Photos by Getty Images)

Bruins DieHard: Boston’s Untouchables

While many are trading the entire Bruins roster, Bruins DieHard gives his untouchables.

12/18/2014

Niklas Svedberg #72 of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kalman: Svedberg Emerging As Backup That Makes Julien’s Choices Difficult

Niklas Svedberg made 35 saves on 37 shots in a 3-2 overtime road win against the Minnesota Wild.

12/17/2014

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