Bruins Halak Finishing up Elite First Half of Season

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By: Ian Smith | Follow me on Twitter @IanMalcolmSmith

When the Boston Bruins signed Jaroslav Halak as a free agent this offseason, he wasn’t really expected to be anything beyond a serviceable backup. He signed a two-year contract worth $5.5 million with the Bruins, while Anton Khudobin left to sign with the Dallas Stars for two-years and $5 million. The Bruins shelled out

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Bruins Pastrnak Remains On Pace For Best Season

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By: Ian Smith | Follow me on Twitter @IanMalcolmSmith

David Pastrnak burst out of the gate to begin the season for the Boston Bruins, and he immediately looked like a contender for the Rocket Richard Trophy. Given that Pastrnak was coming off consecutive 30-goal seasons, he looked like a prime candidate to top that leaderboard. In his 12 games in October, Pastrnak scored an incredible 11

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Bruins Hope Marchand Doesn’t Miss Too Much Time

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By: Ian Smith | Follow me on Twitter @IanMalcolmSmith

In a season that has been largely defined by injuries to key players, part of the reason the Boston Bruins remain in good position for the playoffs near the halfway point of the season has been the play of Brad Marchand. Through 38 games, Marchand is second on the Bruins with 41 points, including 12 goals and a

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Bruins Heinen Searching For Scoring Breakout

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By: Ian Smith | Follow me on Twitter @IanMalcolmSmith

The Boston Bruins have been in search of consistent scoring beyond just their top line this season, and Danton Heinen has not yet shown the offensive output he did last season. Heinen has played in 30 of the 32 games this season for the Bruins, including 26 consecutive games dating back to October 18. What’s a

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Bruins Krug Is Elevating His Game

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By: Ian Smith | Follow me on Twitter @IanMalcolmSmith

The Boston Bruins have been plagued with injuries this season, which has forced many players to elevate their games to fill the void. One of those players is defenseman Torey Krug, who since returning from his own injury looks like he’s playing some of the best hockey of his career. Krug missed the first eight games of

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Bruins Rask Improves Play Since Returning From Leave of Absence

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By: Ian Smith | Follow me on Twitter @IanMalcolmSmith

When Tuukka Rask was granted a leave of absence from the Boston Bruins earlier this month to deal with a personal matter, it evoked a lot of questions. Clearly, there was something majorly impacting his life, so much so that he felt the responsible thing to do was step away from the team. These players

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Bruins Krejci Continuing To Make Plays

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By: Ian Smith | Follow me on Twitter @IanMalcolmSmith

The Boston Bruins have been leaning heavily on their top line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak to generate offense. That trio has a combined 71 points through the first 18 games of this season. The rest of the team has just barely outscored those three, combining for 75 points. A dominant first line is a

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Bruins Bergeron on Pace for Career Year

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By: Ian Smith | Follow me on Twitter @IanMalcolmSmith

Patrice Bergeron has been arguably the best two-way player in hockey for the last handful of seasons. He has won four Selke Trophies in the previous seven years and possesses the playmaking abilities to consistently generate offense for himself and his teammates. The energy and skill it takes to be such a stalwart on the defensive end

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