Faith, Charity, and Community: Former Bruin David Backes

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @ pastagrl88

The St Louis Blues signed their former Captain and former Boston Bruins David Backes to a one-day contract so that he could officially retire as a Blue. Backes penned a heartfelt message to his fans as he thanked everyone that has influenced and helped his long career that spanned 15 years in the NHL.

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Keeping Busy: Bruins Edition

Bruins' Charlie Coyle Proposes To Girlfriend Danielle Hoop On Nantucket
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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

It’s September and for hockey fans, that’s means we are inching closer to training camp. While we eagerly wait until the boys in black and gold hit the ice, some of the players have been involved in many engagements away from Causeway Street.

MAKING A LASTING COMMITEMENT

During the 19th Annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon that ran from

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Bruins’ David Pastrnak Wins Czech Player Of The Year

David Pastrnak 'Unfit To Participate' In Bruins Practice – CBS Boston
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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

For the fifth consecutive year, Boston Bruins right-winger David Pastrnak took home the honor of being named Czech Player of the Year. With the win, Pastrnak surpassed fellow legendary countryman Jaromir Jagr, who himself won the award for a record four straight years.

Every year the Golden Hockey Stick (Zlatá hokejka) is given to the

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Beyond The Ice: Bruins Kevan Miller

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

He is one of the toughest competitors in Hockey East, and his leadership qualities are exceptional. Kevan has the team very focused going into the season.”

Coach Kevin Sneddon of the Vermont Catamounts

Not much has changed from his college days playing on the men’s hockey team at the University of Vermont to

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This Week’s Recap In Bruins News

Miller not considering retirement after fourth knee procedure for Bruins
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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on@pastagrl88

In case you stayed off hockey social media recently, the Boston Bruins had a busy week. Along with anniversaries, birthdays, etc, the team announced a signing and the retirement of a well-respected defenseman.

LOCKING IT IN

Earlier this week marked the eight-year anniversary of the Patrice Bergeron extension with the team. Back on July 12, 2013, the then 27-year-old

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Playoff Round Two, Game Five | Bruins Lose To Islanders, 5-4

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

Terrible penalty kills, questionable officiating, and unlucky movements in the net were the theme for the Bruins as they drop Game Five to the Islanders. As frustrations grow amongst the players and coaching staff, Boston is now facing elimination as the series shifts back to New York.

GAME BREAKDOWN

Big hits and some early

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Second Round, Game Three: Bruins Win In OT, 2-1

Craig Smith
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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

For the second time in a row, the Bruins and Islanders would head into overtime in a tightly played contest as Boston wins 2-1. The story of the night for both teams was the outstanding goaltending on either end that kept this game a low-scoring match-up.

GAME BREAKDOWN

Some early bad turnovers from the

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Post-Game Recap: Bruins Take Series Lead Defeating Caps 3-2 In Double OT

Teammates surround Boston Bruins right wing Craig Smith after his game-winning goal against the Washington Capitals during a second overtime period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Boston. The Bruins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

They never said it was going to be easy and tonight’s game saw two teams battle it out in a physical game that saw not one but two overtimes. In what seemed like an evenly played matchup, Boston’s Craig Smith would net the game-winning goal that lifted the Bruins ahead in the series.

GAME BREAKDOWN

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Post-Game Recap 5/10/21: Bruins Defeat Islanders 3-2 In Overtime

Islanders vs Bruins Preview: Isles Look to Win Another at Home
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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

A win over the Islanders would secure a first-round match-up against the Washington Capitals so tonight’s game was expected to be physical and the Bruins did not disappoint. After dominating the first period against a tough opponent, momentum would tilt slightly in favor of the Isles as both teams remained tied at the end of

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