Matt Kalman

Reilly Smith celebrates a third period goal by teammate Loui Eriksson at Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 2015 in Detroit. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kalman: Reilly Smith’s Supporting Role Helps Bruins Dramatic Comeback

Smith had the primary assist on the Bruins’ first two goals, as they rallied from 2-0 down in the third period to defeat the Red Wings 3-2.

04/02/2015

David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner congratulate Milan Lucic  after he scored the game winning goal against the Florida Panthers, March 31, 2015. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kalman: Rare Crunch Time Chance Becomes Winning Time For Lucic, Linemates

Playing on a line with rookies David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner has cut down forward Milan Lucic’s opportunities to play in crunch time down the stretch of the Bruins’ run to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

03/31/2015

Bruins forward Milan Lucic watches one of his two goals go in against the New York Rangers. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Kalman: Bruins Didn’t Squander Favorable Break In Win Over Rangers

Two days after lamenting the lack of the ability to get a potential goaltender interference penalty against Anaheim forward Corey Perry review, the Bruins got a lift from the boys in the NHL Situation Room on Saturday. And Boston took the momentum from the overrule and ran with it to snap a six-game losing streak with a 4-2 win against the New York Rangers at TD Garden.

03/28/2015

Claude Julien (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kalman: Coach’s Challenge Won’t Be A Cure-All For NHL

CBS Boston’s Matt Kalman thinks the Bruins would be best to worry about playing better rather than missed calls and the absence of video review with only eight games left to earn a playoff berth.

03/27/2015

Boston Bruins forward David Krejci. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kalman: If Krejci Can Excel On The Wing, Bruins Might Have A Prayer

In an odd twist, it appears the Bruins might’ve filled their right-wing need with Krejci.

03/26/2015

Adam McQuaid takes out Aleksander Barkov. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Kalman: Hamilton Injury Paves Way For McQuaid To Be Money Player

Lead among the players that might earn a reward from Hamilton’s injury is Adam McQuaid.

03/25/2015

Milan Lucic (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kalman: Reality’s Bite Might’ve Come Too Late To Save Bruins

Unlike “The Office” without Steve Carrell, the Stanley Cup Playoffs will go on and remain entertaining even if the Bruins are absent.

03/24/2015

Carl Soderberg. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

Kalman: Carl Soderberg Confident Brighter Days Ahead

No one personifies the Bruins’ offensive struggles more than center Carl Soderberg.

03/18/2015

Ryan Spooner #51 of the Boston Bruins (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Kalman: Bruins’ Spooner Finds Hot Hand With Little Help From His Friends

The Bruins have to be grateful Spooner has some wise friends.

03/10/2015

Patrice Bergeron congratulates Niklas Svedberg. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kalman: Bruins’ Svedberg Sharp With Skate Fixed, More Playing Time

If adjusting to life as the backup goaltender hadn’t been giving Bruins netminder Niklas Svedberg a hard enough time, his equipment made life a little more difficult Sunday.

03/08/2015

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