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Recent articles by Stephen:

Conroy: One more kick at the can for Patrice Bergeron?

There’s the issue that could most immediately affect how the club approaches it’s presumed reset/retool/rebuild, whatever you want to call it. That’s the looming decision for Patr… → Read More

Bruins fire head coach Bruce Cassidy

After leaving him dangling for a couple of weeks, the Bruins decided to fire their highly successful head coach Bruce Cassidy on Monday evening. The decision was that of GM Don Sweeney, whose own contract extension has not been publicly announced as of yet though he certainly seems to be here for the foreseeable future. → Read More

Bruins refuse to lose on home ice, force Game 7

The Bruins must win a game in their House of Horrors if they want to keep their Stanley Cup hopes alive. But, as unlikely as it may have seemed at times in this series, there will be a Game 7 on Saturday at PNC Arena. → Read More

Bruins beat Canes, even up series

Surviving the absence of Charlie McAvoy (COVID) and two one-goal deficits, the Bruins gutted out an emotional 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday at the Garden to send the first round series back to Raleigh all knotted up at two games apiece. → Read More

Charlie McAvoy in COVID protocol, out for Game 4

The Bruins suffered a huge setback going into Sunday's pivotal Game 4 at the Garden against the Carolina Hurricanes when it was announced No. 1 defenseman Charlie McAvoy was placed in COVID protocol,making him unavailable for the game with the B's trailing the series 2-1. → Read More

Bruins hang on for 5-3 win over Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens proved once again that they do pomp and circumstance better than anyone. But they do not do hockey well enough right now to pull off the kind of comeback they were aiming for… → Read More

Bruins punch their ticket to playoffs with 2-1 win over Pens

The Bruins still have things to clean up before the playoffs arrive, but at least now they know for sure that they are in. → Read More

Bruins notebook: Trent Frederic finding his niche

“I’m still trying to establish myself, but I’ve felt the last couple of games have been better,” said Frederic. “I guess I’m starting to figure out tricks that probably help me be… → Read More

Fenway Park to host Winter Classic again

The Bruins are headed back to the ballpark. → Read More

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