Matt Kalman

Carl Soderberg (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Kalman: Success Without Chara Pleasing But Not Satisfying to Neely, Jacobs

That they’re actually thriving and not diving without Chara should be a cause for celebration around the Bruins. Yet there seems to be little satisfaction with the higher-ups of the organization

11/20/2014

Boston Bruins defensman Matt Bartkowski. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman: Mojo Rising for Bruins’ Bartkowski At Right Time

Two games into his return from a seven-game healthy hiatus caused by his disastrous play on the Bruins’ back end, Bartkowski seems to have regained his mojo.

11/18/2014

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Kalman: Predictably Rask Comes Up Big When Bruins Need Him Most

On the long list of jobs Tuukka Rask has as the No. 1 goaltender for the Bruins, near the top is stopper.

11/15/2014

David Krejci (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Kalman: Bruins Four Game Win Streak Shouldn’t Stop You From Worrying About Krejci

The injury that has already cost David Krejci five games out of the lineup might not go away anytime soon.

11/07/2014

Reilly Smith #18 of the Boston Bruins (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Kalman: Improving Reilly Smith Might Soon Earn Some Love From Coach

Is Bruins head coach Claude Julien too hard on Reilly Smith? Matt Kalman investigates.

11/05/2014

Claude Julien (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Kalman: A Julien In The Hand Worth Two On The NHL’s Coaching Carousel

The Bruins know that the grass isn’t always greener, and they’re happy to hang on to one of the best coaches in hockey for years to come.

11/03/2014

Brad Marchand (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Kalman: Brad Marchand Must Crush Alter Ego, Play Like Himself Every Night

At least one player on the Bruins has an alter ego. Let’s call that alternate personality Mad Barchand.

10/31/2014

Boston Bruins (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kalman: Loss Another Lesson For Bruins, But When Will They Learn?

For five periods the Bruins looked like they were really going to be able to survive this post-Zdeno Chara portion of their lives.

10/29/2014

Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Kalman: Experience, Goaltending & The System Can Get Bruins Through Chara’s Absence

The prognosis Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli gave for Chara’s injury was actually positive news.

10/24/2014

Patrice Bergeron (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Kalman: Chara Injury A Concern, But So Is Play Of Bergeron’s Line

Although there’s no way to replace Chara, the blow of his absence would be softened if the Bruins could figure what’s wrong with their other foundation player: Patrice Bergeron.

10/23/2014

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