Kalman: Bruins’ Game 6 Loss To Toronto Looked Like A Julien TributeThe Bruins better hope their Claude Julien tributes are all out of their system by Wednesday night’s Game 7 back here at the Garden.
Kalman: In Game 5 Loss Even Cassidy Had An Off Night For BruinsBruins coach Bruce Cassidy has barely been criticized for his decisions since taking over as interim coach in February 2017.
Bruins Can’t Count On Pretty Result In Game 5 Without Some AdjustmentsThe Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 to take a 3-1 series lead. But there were other numbers on the postgame stat sheet that had to be disturbing from the Bruins’ perspective despite the crucial victory.
With Bruins’ Play Lagging, Tuukka Rask Saves The Day In Game 4Forced into the rare position of having to carry the Bruins in Game 4 against the Maple Leafs, Tuukka Rask responded with 31 saves on 32 shots in a 3-1 win.
Kalman: Bruins' Game 3 Loss Deficiencies Easily Correctable Before Game 4Two nights after setting all kinds of Bruins and NHL records with a six-point game and finishing the night in a shower of hats, Pastrnak probably needed to be showered in ice packs.
Kalman: Bruins' First Line Producing, Leaving Matthews At Loss For WordsThe Bruins’ first line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak has reduced Auston Matthews to a score-less pedestrian player on the ice.
Simplified Approach Pays Off For Pastrnak, Bruins' Top Line In Game 1 Vs. LeafsDavid Pastrnak became the 12th player in Bruins history to record a three or more points in a playoff game at 21 years of age or younger, and then celebrated by wearing a unique hat.
Don Sweeney’s Ahead Of Schedule With Bruins Plan, Even If Playoff Run DisappointsA surprisingly sensational regular season that raised expectations multiple notches doesn’t mean that anything less than a Cup championship will tarnish what the Bruins accomplished through the first 82 games.
Bruins’ Rick Nash Ready To Do Whatever It Takes To Make Postseason A SuccessOff the ice, Rick nash doesn’t shy away from his fan- and media-generated reputation. He knows that when he came to Boston in the Feb. 25 trade with the New York Rangers, he brought with him his 200-foot game, his tough-to-control size and a past filled with unmet postseason production expectations.
Kalman: They're No Merlot Line, But Bruins' Fourth Line Could Be As Impactful In Bruins' Stanley Cup RunWhen you play for the Bruins, there are a lot of legacies to live up to. Even if you're a fourth-liner.
Two Positives For Bruins After Disappointing Defeat To PanthersSunday's loss to the Panthers gave the Bruins some hard lessons for what they’re going to have to do in the playoffs to make sure they don’t continue to replicate their performances of the past week and a half.
Kalman: Finding Optimism In Potential First-Round Matchup With Leafs, And More Bruins ThoughtsThe Bruins can’t spend too much time worrying about seeding. They have to get healthy and in sync now that they’re on just their second losing streak of three or more games this season.