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Bruins Notebook: Tuukka Rask re-signs on team-friendly deal

Tuukka Rask said he’d play for beer money and, on Tuesday, he backed up his words. After a lengthy and apparently successful rehabilitation from offseason hip surgery, and an assignment to Pr… → Read More

Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron enters COVID protocol

The news just keeps getting worse for the Bruins and the National Hockey League in general. With Brad Marchand and Craig Smith already placed in COVID protocol on Tuesday, B’s captain Patrice… → Read More

Bruins Notebook: Anton Blidh creating competition

Trent Frederic skated on Sunday morning and appears to be on the road to recovery after absorbing a big hit in the Bruins' win over Ottawa on November 9. He could be available as soon as Wednesday for the B's Thanksgiving Eve game in Buffalo. But how soon he actually returns to the lineup once he's healthy remains a question. → Read More

Bruins win third straight, downing Flyers 5-2

Don’t look now, but the Bruins just might have created a little momentum for themselves. After five days off, the B’s went into the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday and beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, for their first three-game win streak of the season, all by the same score. It wasn’t perfect. The B’s blew […] → Read More

Bruins notebook: Connor Clifton to take a seat

The Bruins will play their 14th game of the season on Saturday night in Philadelphia and we will see yet another third pair of defensemen. Mike Reilly, scratched the last two games, will return to the lineup and left-shot Jakub Zboril will move over to the right side and play with Reilly. → Read More

Bruins Notebook: Necessity is mother of invention for Bruce Cassidy

Every coach would no doubt wish for a full roster of his players every night, but injuries are part of the game. And sometimes, a missing player or two could force a coach to look at his lineup in a way that he had not previously done, sometimes leading him to better line combinations. → Read More

Bruins notebook: Jakub Zboril becoming a viable option

But at the very least, what Zboril did in his two games over last weekend – which produced a pair of promising 5-2 victories – was to establish a sense of competition within the defense corps. If those two games are any indication of where his game is now, Zboril has made himself a viable option again. → Read More

Bruins big third period leads to 5-2 win over Canadiens

The Bruins may have started slowly on Sunday night at the Garden, but finishing was the biggest issue for them going into the weekend. And for the second day in a row, the B’s finished off their opponent in winning fashion. This time they were facing the Montreal Canadiens for the first time in nearly […] → Read More

Bruins Notebook: Jake DeBrusk draws some praise from coach

Jake DeBrusk appeared to be trending the wrong way. → Read More

Bruins bounce back with 5-2 win over Devils

If the Bruins were looking for a do-over after Thursday’s third period implosion against the Edmonton Oilers, the exact same situation presented itself Saturday against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. This time, they did not boot it away. Heading into the third period with a one-goal lead as they did on Thursday, […] → Read More

Bruins need a response in New Jersey

But some kind of positive response is required. Whenever Bruce Cassidy's Bruins have suffered a look-in-the-mirror loss like they did in their third period collapse against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, they've been able to dig down deep and get back to the way they want to play. Saturday's matinee at the Prudential Center should at least give us a better idea of whether or not this Bruins'… → Read More

Bruins implode, lose to Oilers, 5-3

The Edmonton Oilers possess some of the most potent offensive weapons in the National Hockey League in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. But when you commit the gaffes and misplays that the Bruins did in their own end on Thursday, you get what you deserve. That was a 5-3 loss at the Garden to the […] → Read More

Bruins notebook: Nick Foligno returns, Craig Smith drops down

With the return of Nick Foligno, coach Bruce Cassidy decided to drop Craig Smith down to the third line with Jake DeBrusk and Erik Haula and put Foligno with Taylor Hall and Charlie Coyle, at least to start Thursday's game against the Edmonton Oilers. → Read More

Bruins notebook: Nick Foligno ready to go

Bruce Cassidy went into Tuesday's game against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday looking for that elusive full 60-minute effort from his team. After the game, the Bruins' coach made it clear that the search continues, despite the win. → Read More

Bruins grind out 3-2 win over Senators

The Bruins did not exactly erase the notion that they have some work to do to get back among the elite teams in the NHL on Tuesday at the Garden. Still, they managed to brush off a very shaky start… → Read More

Bruins grind out 3-2 win over Senators

The Bruins did not exactly erase the notion that they have some work to do to get back among the elite teams in the NHL on Tuesday at the Garden. Still, they managed to brush off a very shaky start and overcome a pesky Ottawa Senators team to collect their two points with a 3-2 […] → Read More

Bruins Notebook: Stop in Ottawa helpful for Mike Reilly

The Ottawa Senators have not been what you'd call a destination team for NHL players for a while. Stuck in a rebuilding cycle ever since they went Eastern Conference Finals in 2016-17, the Sens have missed the playoffs in the last four years. → Read More

Bruins Notebook: Bruce Cassidy wants a full 60-minute effort

The Bruins know the identity for which they're searching. They want to be a hard-working, hard-to-play-against team that doesn't give up easy goals, which is what the team has been for well over a decade. → Read More

Bruins lose to the Leafs, 5-2

The last time the Bruins played the Toronto Maple Leafs nearly two years ago, the Leafs were a young team loaded with high-end talent still trying to figure out a way to overtake the B’s in the Atlantic Division. On Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena, with their young stars a couple years older and stronger, […] → Read More

Bruins Notebook: Power play still a work in progress

But with two new major pieces added to the mix -- Charlie McAvoy up top and Taylor Hall at the net-front position – coach Bruce Cassidy knows there could still be growing pains ahead. → Read More