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Recent articles by Matt:

Even a shot off the facemask can’t disturb Jeremy Swayman’s preparation

After taking a puck right between the eyes in practice, Swayman simply got up and kept going. → Read More

Bruins name Jeremy Swayman opening night starter in goal

Swayman, who had a 10-game NHL entry late last season, earned the net with a standout camp. → Read More

Bruins sent Jack Studnicka to Providence, but they hope he won’t stay there long

The Bruins believe the young center can develop into a creative playmaker in the NHL. → Read More

With the preseason complete, taking stock of the Bruins’ biggest issues

Linus Ullmark won’t be a plug-and-play Tuukka Rask replacement, the middle two lines looked promising, and the penalty kill certainly got its reps in during Boston's six exhibition games. → Read More

Charlie Coyle scores in his first game action of preseason, but Capitals prevail in overtime

The center from Weymouth, coming off knee surgery, looked like his usual self in the Bruins’ final preseason game, notching a goal and an assist. → Read More

As he enters his 18th NHL season, Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron still has a passion for the game

“Every time I’m away from hockey, I miss it. I want to go back to it. I want to read about it. I want to learn some things. It’s part of my DNA. That passion is definitely still there," Bergeron said. → Read More

How young players can make an impression in the NHL

A hopeful has always been able to put himself on the radar by showing he can handle the physical rigors of the league. → Read More

Jack Studnicka plays strong game in Bruins’ exhibition loss to Rangers

Studnicka, who added 15 pounds of muscle in the offseason, scored one of Boston's two goals and was moving well with the extra weight. → Read More

Jake DeBrusk gets preseason started on the right foot as Bruins edge Capitals in shootout

The winger, looking for a hard reset after his career-low five-goal output of last season, scored the Bruins' first goal of the preseason, then added the winning shootout strike. → Read More

NHL deserves credit for its vaccine numbers

Twenty-seven of 32 teams reported being 100 percent vaccinated or expected to be there in the coming days. → Read More

Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk is hoping to return to form this season

DeBrusk scored just five goals in 41 games last season. → Read More

Bruins are starting training camp with a couple of lines very much in flux

Bruce Cassidy has to sort out his second and third units, and don't expect things to be firmed up by the opener. → Read More

Evaluating Bruins prospects/hopefuls heading into training camp

The six exhibition games may tell us more about the players on the fringe and those whose NHL careers are a few years away. → Read More

All Bruins players and staff are vaccinated against COVID, GM Don Sweeney says

Last week, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league expected 98 percent of players to be fully vaccinated by the start of the season. → Read More

Ex-Bruin Zdeno Chara signs one-year contract with New York Islanders

The 44-year-old former Bruins captain is returning to the team with which he started his NHL career. → Read More

With less uncertainty, Taylor Hall in a better place entering season with Bruins

Though he will miss skating alongside David Krejci, the left wing who signed a four-year deal in July now can focus on the task at hand in Boston. → Read More

The offseason was not idle time for Bruins forward Jack Studnicka

Committed to his strength and conditioning during the offseason, Studnicka, 22, could contend for a top-six forward spot, if he holds up physically. → Read More

Bruins eager to get a look at Fabian Lysell in Buffalo rookie tournament

The Bruins' first-round pick (21st overall) will join a contingent from Boston in Buffalo, where his play could dictate where he ends up this season. → Read More

Be they restricted or pending, free agents bring a heavy toll around the NHL

The Canucks had the heaviest lift, having to fit the 2019 Calder Trophy winner (Elias Pettersson) and 2020 runner-up (Quinn Hughes) under a tight salary cap. → Read More

Patrice Bergeron says he’ll play out the final year of his contract, and take it from there

The Bruins captain, who recently turned 36, isn't looking far ahead as he prepares for the final season of his eight-year deal. → Read More