Matt Kalman

Zdeno Chara and Adam McQuaid (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kalman: Bruins Need Defensive Upgrade To Meet Lowered Organizational Expectations

If the Bruins’ goal as an organization is to just make the postseason, Peter Chiarelli doesn’t need to go too crazy before the trade deadline.

02/17/2015

Reilly Smith  reacts after a Dallas goal. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kalman: Slumping Bruins Have Created A Playoff Race They Could Lose

The Bruins can’t afford to keep playing at an “8” when Julien needs them at a “10.”

02/11/2015

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

Svedberg Struggles Might Mean Backup Goaltender A Bruins Need

Niklas Svedberg did nothing to calm their fears that Tuukka Rask might have to play every game for the rest of the season on Tuesday.

02/10/2015

Montreal's Dale Weise #22 congratulates Carey Price #31 at TD Garden on February 8, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kalman: Playoffs Will Be Bruins’ Only Chance To Prove They Can Beat Canadiens

Maybe the Bruins are saving up all their determination and venom for the inevitable playoff showdown with the Montreal Canadiens.

02/09/2015

Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson celebrate the lone goal from the Bruins' 1-0 victory over San Jose. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Kalman: Julien Should Save Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson Jackpots For Emergencies, Playoffs

The bigger challenge for Julien now will be to decide if Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson will be a permanent line.

02/08/2015

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

Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins makes a save against the New York Islanders. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kalman: Tuukka Rask Does His Job For The Bruins

It’s safe to say no goaltender in the League, and no Bruins players, has done his job better than Rask since 2015 started.

02/01/2015

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

Patrice Bergeron (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bergeron’s Had Better Seasons, But Never Deserved All-Star Nod More Than Now

No one epitomized the Bruins’ early-season struggles more than center Patrice Bergeron.

01/22/2015

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

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