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Bruins’ 2018-19 Regular Season Report Card

The precedent for success generated by the Boston Bruins last season was exceeded in 2018-19. Thanks to the sensational play of their stalwarts and continued development of their young guns, the Bruins tied for second in the league in points. The achievement didn’t come without adversity. From the backend out, the Black and Gold were ravaged by man-games lost to injury, including those to each regular member of their defensive corps. Up front, two-thirds of the team’s top line missed signifi...
Tags: Nordstrom, Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Miller, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Joe Thornton, Walpole, Wagner, David Krejci, Tom Szczerbowski, Moore


Bruins Force a 7th Game With 4-2 Win Over Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday to even their Eastern Conference quarterfinal at three games apiece. Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk also scored for Boston, which got 22 saves from Tuukka Rask in staving off elimination. David Pastrnak added two assists for the Bruins, who will host Game 7 on Tuesday night. Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk celebrates his goal with right wing David Pastrnak and cen...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs


Marchand helps Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2 to force Game 7

TORONTO (AP) — Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk also scored, and David Pastrnak had two assists to help Boston avoid elimination. Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots. […]
Tags: News, Boston, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, Marchand, Tuukka Rask, Torey Krug, Jake DeBrusk


Maple Leafs Beat Bruins in Boston to Take 3-2 Series Lead

BOSTON — Auston Matthews snapped a scoreless tie in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Friday to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Kasperi Kapanen, with a goal and an assist, also scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen made 28 saves. David Krejci replied for Boston. Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots. The Leafs will look to wrap up the series at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday afternoon. Game 7, if necessary, would be...
Tags: Minnesota, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Krejci, Tyler Ennis, David Pastrnak, Krejci


Maple Leafs: It’s Time to Sweat the Small Stuff

The Toronto Maple Leafs must find a way to win games. Game 4 of the series against the Boston Bruins showed more of what we have seen from them all season. There is a lack of character, especially now that Nazem Kadri is suspended. Intestinal fortitude must be widespread. Also missing is an attention to detail, finishing checks and playing positional hockey in the defensive zone are two examples. Review of the Maple Leafs play in Game 4 of the first-round playoff series against the Bruins...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Bruce Bennett Getty, Toronto Star, Marcus Johansson, David Pastrnak, Andersen, Nazem Kadri, Marchand


Flames Hope to Avoid Elimination in Game 5

DENVER — Summoning Johnny Hockey! His scoring prowess is required ASAP. After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado. It is a big reason why the top-seeded Flames trail the Avalanche 3-1 in a first-round series that heads back to Calgary for Game 5 on Friday night (10 p.m. EDT, NBCSN). Gaudreau’s linemates, Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm, have been held in check, too, with a goal apiece. Even ...
Tags: Colorado, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Avalanche, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, Denver, Calgary, Pittsburgh, Mike Smith, Bruins, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs


Maple Leafs’ Attention to Detail Is Critical for Game 5

BOSTON — Mike Babcock’s frustration didn’t stem from the Boston Bruins scoring on the power play — it was how the sequence unfolded. The Maple Leafs had gone over their opponent’s lethal man advantage earlier in the day, pointing out the Bruins’ ability to suck penalty killers in before striking. So when Charlie McAvoy snapped a shot past Frederik Andersen to finish off a crisp three-way setup, giving Boston a 1-0 lead early over Toronto in an eventual 6-4 victory that evened the best-of-s...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Babcock, Scotiabank, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, TD Garden, John Tavares, Mike Babcock


Attention to detail crucial for Maple Leafs after mistakes cost them in Game 4

BOSTON — Mike Babcock's frustration didn't stem from the Boston Bruins scoring on the power play — it was how the sequence unfolded.The Maple Leafs had gone over their opponent's lethal man advantage earlier in the day, pointing out the Bruins' ability to suck penalty killers in before striking.So when Charlie McAvoy snapped a shot past Frederik Andersen to finish off a crisp three-way setup, giving Boston a 1-0 lead early over Toronto in an eventual 6-4 victory that evened t...
Tags: News, Boston, Toronto, Babcock, Scotiabank, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, TD Garden, John Tavares, Mike Babcock, Frederik Andersen, Charlie McAvoy, Bruce Cassidy


Chara Makes History in Game 4 Win

TORONTO — Zdeno Chara made history Wednesday night, helping the Bruins avoid falling into a deep playoff hole in the process. The Bruins captain’s shot from the point at 5:39 of the third proved to be the winning goal in Boston’s 6-4 victory over Toronto, evening their best-of-seven first-round playoff series at two games apiece. At 42 years 30 days, the big Slovak becomes the oldest defenceman in NHL history to score a winning goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Mark Recchi (43 years 125 da...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ryan O Reilly, Marcus Johansson


David Pastrnak is 'awake,' and that could spell trouble for the Maple Leafs

It was all part of a big coaching move from Bruce Cassidy to shake things up just ahead of puck drop in Game 4 by switching Danton Heinen onto the top line with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, and dropping Pastrnak down to the second line with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk. That unlocked the keys to the Pasta sports car and finally allowed him to join the series with the scoring binge in the second period. "It was just moving Pasta around.
Tags: News, Sports, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, David Krejci, David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk, Danton Heinen, Bruce Cassidy


Bruins Survive Maple Leafs Late Surge to Tie Series

TORONTO — David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists, and the Boston Bruins survived a late Toronto surge to beat the Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday and even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal at two games apiece. Charlie McAvoy, with a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom, into an empty net, provided the rest of the offence for Boston, which got 38 stops from Tuukka Rask. Auston Matthews, with two, Zach Hyman an...
Tags: Nordstrom, Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Coyle, David Pastrnak


Pastrnak scores twice, Bruins beat Maple Leafs to tie series

David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 to tie the first-round series 2-2            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak


Video- The Boston Bruins Even Their Series With The Toronto Maple Leafs

Series tied at two and it is now a best 2 out of 3 series.  Next game is Friday night in Boston. from the CP at TSN, David Pastrnak  scored twice in quick succession,  Brad Marchand  had a goal and two assists, and the Boston Bruins survived a late Toronto surge to beat the Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday and even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal at two games apiece. Charlie McAvoy , with a goal and an assist,  Zdeno Chara  and  Joakim Nordstrom , into an empty net...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Boston Bruins, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, Zdeno Chara, Morgan Rielly, Joakim Nordstrom, Travis Dermott, Zach Hyman, Charlie McAvoy, Toronto Frederik Andersen


The Bruins ‘Charlie Coyle Dilemma’

When the puck drops at the start of Game 4 between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs, the Bruins will be looking to erase a 2-1 series deficit and even up the tables heading back to Boston. This would effectively give them the home-ice edge once again as two of the three remaining games would be played at home to close out the series. Related: Nazem Kadri Suspensed The Bruins performance in the playoffs thus far has resembled a roller coaster with how many peaks and valleys they’ve...
Tags: Column, Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Krejci, Coyle, David Pastrnak, Marchand, Bergeron, Charlie Coyle


Bruins Need a Shakeup to Wake Up

The Boston Bruins fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday by a score of 3-2. This puts them at a 2-1 deficit in the series. A Game 4 loss would create a tough hill for Boston to climb. The Toronto Maple Leafs harassed the Boston Bruins in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) The Maple Leafs outplayed the Bruins, much like they did in Game 1. They were the faster, more physical team and didn’t give their opponent much ice...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Ncaa, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci, Tom Szczerbowski, Coyle, David Pastrnak


Maple Leafs’ Key to Winning: The Battle of the Top Lines

The Toronto Maple Leafs, after losing both their composure and Game 2 in Boston, came back to beat the Boston Bruins by a score of 3-2 in Game 3. I believe that Game 3 is a mirror to how the Maple Leafs can win this series. The Maple Leafs now lead the series two games to one, and they have home-ice advantage. Importance of Home-Ice Advantage In the NHL, home-ice advantage is important for three reasons. First, a rabid home crowd can create a huge source of energy during games, espe...
Tags: Boston, NFL, Toronto, Sport, Nba, Mlb, Ken Campbell, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand


Maple Leafs Matched the Bruins’ Physical Game

TORONTO — A potent mix of physical play and scoring prowess helped the Bruins salvage a home split of the first two games in their first-round playoff series against Toronto. They couldn’t repeat that effort Monday night at Scotiabank Arena. The Maple Leafs shunted the Boston attack en route to a 3-2 victory in Game 3. David Krejci and Charlie Coyle scored in the second period for the Bruins, who will try to pull even in Game 4 on Wednesday. “I think they were a little more physical ton...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Krejci, Coyle, David Pastrnak, Krejci, Zdeno Chara, Nazem Kadri


Matthews breaks through as Leafs down Bruins 3-2 in Game 3, grab 2-1 series lead

TORONTO — Auston Matthews had a lot of fingers pointing in his direction following Toronto's first-round exit last spring.Monday represented a big step towards making sure there's no repeat.Matthews had a goal and an assist for his first points of the playoffs as the Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 to grab a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.Heavily criticized for his performance in Boston's seven-game victory 12 months ago — he registered...
Tags: News, Boston, Toronto, Babcock, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci, Moore, Coyle, Tyler Ennis, David Pastrnak, Krejci


Maple Leafs Need to Regroup With Kadri Likely Out

TORONTO — Nazem Kadri was actually doing a decent job of keeping his cool. There was the on-ice wrestling match that ended with the Toronto Maple Leafs centre getting punched in the face by Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk. Kadri was then felled by a knee-on-knee hit — again from DeBrusk — that resulted in him limping off before he eventually returned to the fray. But a third incident in the Bruins’ 4-1 victory inside a deafening TD Garden on Saturday night that knotted the...
Tags: New York, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, TD Garden, Patrick Marleau, Nazem Kadri


Bruins Outmuscle Maple Leafs and Even Series 1-1

BOSTON — Brad Marchand and Charlie Coyle scored during a raucous first period as the Boston Bruins downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday to even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece. Danton Heinen and Patrice Bergeron had the other goals for Boston, which flexed its muscle following a lacklustre effort against the speedy Leafs in Thursday’s opener. Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots, while Marchand added an assist. Nazem Kadri, who could be facing another suspension after...
Tags: Boston, NFL, Toronto, Sport, New England Patriots, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Marcus Johansson, Coyle, David Pastrnak, Zdeno Chara


Maple Leafs Beat Bruins in Game 1 – Mitch Marner Tallies Two

BOSTON — Mitch Marner scored twice, including one on a short-handed penalty shot, as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Thursday to grab a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series William Nylander and John Tavares, into and empty net, had the other goal for Toronto, which got 37 saves from Frederik Andersen. Patrice Bergeron replied for Boston. Tuukka Rask stopped 29-of-32 shots for the Bruins. The victory was the first for the Leafs in a Game 1 si...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Bruce Bennett Getty, David Pastrnak, TD Garden, Matthews, Patrick Marleau, Andersen


Maple Leafs Need to Learn From Past Mistakes

Game 1 of the Toronto Maple Leafs-Boston Bruins series is tonight with fans from both sides waiting for puck drop with bated breath. Last season’s Game 7 loss is still fresh in everybody’s mind. Toronto hopes that the acquisitions of John Tavares and Jake Muzzin will be enough to tip the scales in their favour this time around. But it is still hard to shake that uneasy feeling that comes when facing the Bruins. The Maple Leafs have played the Bruins four times this season and won only one of...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sparks, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, Matthews, Patrick Marleau, Andersen, John Tavares


4 Bold Predictions for the Maple Leafs-Bruins Series

It’s that time of year again. The ice is ready, the jerseys and tickets are bought and the Toronto Maple Leafs are awaiting puck drop in Boston to take on their rivalled Bruins in Game 1 of their first-round series. As of late, the Bruins have absolutely dominated the Maple Leafs when it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Once in 2013 – a nightmare for Leafs Nation – and again last season with both series going the distance, the Bruins came out on the winning end in both Game 7s and both in m...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay, Tom Szczerbowski, David Pastrnak, John Tavares


You Again: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins Primed for Playoff Rematch

TORONTO — All the Toronto Maple Leafs want to do is look forward. Their recent history with the Boston Bruins, however, makes it hard not to take a long gaze in the rear-view mirror. The Leafs open the NHL playoffs at TD Garden for the second spring in a row Thursday, the same building where they fell in Game 7 of last year’s opening round. The heartbreak from that night no doubt still lingers, especially after Toronto blew a 4-3 lead in the third period on the way to a 7-4 defeat. B...
Tags: Usa, Boston, New York City, US, Toronto, Sport, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Don, Madison Square Garden, Bruins, Auston Matthews


Bruins Prepare for Battle Against the Maple Leafs

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have a successful history against their first-round playoff opponent — but they’re hardly dwelling on it. For the second straight season, the Bruins will open the Stanley Cup playoffs with a first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Boston hosts Game 1 on Thursday night. Bruins Won the Last Matchup – But This Year is Different The Bruins won last year’s matchup in seven games, and then took three out of four from their Atlantic Division rivals this...
Tags: Minnesota, Boston, Toronto, Sport, New Jersey, The Boston Bruins, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlantic Division, Sweeney, Marcus Johansson


The Spotlight Is On Auston Matthews

from Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star, The Maple Leafs’ first practice leading into the playoffs featured some positive signs in terms of the roster, but one moment stood out. Auston Matthews and coach Mike Babcock met for what appeared to be an important conversation. Neither would reveal what was said, but it’s obvious that the star centre is in line for a major role when Toronto’s first-round series opens Thursday night in Boston. “Do you really think I’m gonna tell you?” Mat...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Babcock, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, Matthews, Mike Babcock, Kasperi Kapanen, Mark Zwolinski, Babcock Matthews, Patrice Bergeron Brad Marchand, Matthews Andreas Johnsson


First Look at the First round of the NHL Playoffs

With the NHL playoffs set to begin Wednesday, The Canadian Press takes a look at all eight first-round series. Eastern Conference Atlantic Division (1) Tampa Bay Lightning versus (WC2) Columbus Blue Jackets The class of the NHL during the regular season, the Lightning tied a league record with 62 wins. Led by NHL scoring ace Nikita Kucherov, captain Steven Stamkos, star defenceman Victor Hedman and Vezina Trophy candidate Andrei Vasilevskiy in goal, the battle-tested Presidents’ ...
Tags: New York, Colorado, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Blues, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Jets, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Calgary Flames


These Teams Could Beat The Tampa Bay Lightning

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY, Here are teams we believe have a reasonable shot at taking down the Lightning in a playoff series: Washington Capitals: Remember the swagger the Caps showed last season? The Capitals understand how to win it all, while the Lightning are still figuring it out. The Capitals don’t have three 40-goal scorers like the Lightning, but they boast a 51-goal scorer in Alex Ovechkin and seven 20-goal scorers. The teams have played three times since March 16: the Ca...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Lightning, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Tampa Bay, Alex Ovechkin, David Pastrnak, Kucherov, Kevin Allen


Leafs vs. Bruins: Rivalry Renewed

This season seems like last season in at least one aspect, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins will meet again in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In this post I want to offer a bit of history for hockey fans from either team about the rivalry of these two Original Six teams. Here is the Maple Leafs vs. the Bruins, and the building of this recent rivalry. About the Boston Bruins The Bruins are an Original Six team and were the first American team to join the NHL in 1924...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Stanley Cup, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs


Bruins’ Pastrnak Key to Playoff Success

It is no secret that the Boston Bruins rely heavily on their top line to provide the majority of their scoring chances. So, when David Pastrnak wound up on injured reserve in February after undergoing surgery for a thumb injury he sustained after falling while leaving a team dinner, there was concern over who would be able to fill the gap. At the time, the Bruins were sitting in third place in the Atlantic Division, and were just one point ahead of the Montreal Canadiens. It would prov...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlantic Division, David Krejci, David Pastrnak