Anders Bjork Knows He Has A Problem To Fix, And Rookie's Response Will Be KeyIf Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy decides to take rookie Anders Bjork out of the lineup Saturday, the Notre Dame product will be looking to follow his sometimes linemate Jake DeBrusk’s model for handling being a healthy scratch. After DeBrusk was scratched Nov. 11, DeBrusk’s responded with an assist in his next game and six points (two goals, four assists) in six games before leaving the lineup with an upper-body injury. Bjork could use that type of response after having one point (a goal) in five games since he returned from missing seven games with an injury.
It's Khudobin’s Turn To Be Let Down By Bruins' Play In Front Of HimAfter losing his second straight start Thursday, Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin sounded like a downtrodden fortune cookie. “We shot a lot of pucks and some things didn’t go our way,” the Bruins’ backup said. “When the black cat crossed the road, it’s just a black cat crossed the road.” Unfortunately for Khudobin and the Bruins, they weren’t playing against cats of any color – just the Washington Capitals, who continued their run of dominance against the Bruins with a 5-3 win at TD Garden. The Capitals have won 11 straight against the Bruins, including six straight in Boston.
Bruins’ DeBrusk Finding Phyiscal Edge, Proving He Can’t Be Boxed In ForeverBruins coach Bruce Cassidy knows there’s more rookie forward Jake DeBrusk can bring the Bruins in terms of physical play.
Bruins May Have Finally Found Linemates For Backes -- And A Threatening Third LineThe Bruins have two lines made up completely of college players, but one thing makes one of those trios stand out.
David Backes Back To Being Loud After Returning To Bruins In Near Record TimeDavid Backes was supposed to be out eight weeks, but missed just four.
Two Decades After Childhood Injury, Bruins’ Riley Nash Making Most Of His RoleSeeing the result of Celtics star Gordon Hayward’s fractured ankle this fall caused Bruins forward Riley Nash to have a flashback.
Kalman: Bruce Cassidy’s Confidence In Tuukka Rask Pays In Win Against League-Leading LightningIt should’ve been no surprise that when it came time to select a starting goaltender for the Bruins’ showdown with the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, Cassidy was willing to take a risk.
After Pittsburgh/Edmonton Appetizer Bruins Defense Will Try To Swallow Lightning Main DishLost in all the hoopla of the Anton Khudobin vs. Tuukka Rask debate after the Bruins’ past two games was the defensive job Boston did against a couple of the most lethal offensive opponents a team can face in the NHL in 2017.
Bruins Goalie Controversy Isn’t About Picking One Guy For Long Haul, It’s About Picking One Each NightTo state the obvious, the Bruins have a goaltender controversy. But the nature of the controversy might not exactly be what you’re thinking.
Red-Hot Khudobin Staying Grounded During Personal Point Streak"You have to go over it and you have to get the job done as this role and then maybe you have a chance somewhere else or whatever.”
Kalman: Observations On Chara, Heinen, Rask And Khudobin From Bruins’ SoCal SplitHere are some post-SoCal Bruins observations while they get ready to finish their three-game road trip at San Jose on Saturday:
No Crisis Of Confidence For Bruins’ Carlo After Struggles Against Maple LeafsThe second-year defenseman had maybe his worst performance of his NHL career Saturday, but Brandon Carlo seems to have already bounced back.