Productive Pastrnak Critical for a Bruins Deep Playoff Run

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By: Ryan Anderson | Follow Me @habshater63

Can David Pastrnak return to the goal-scoring machine we all know he can be? Let’s take a look at what he’s done these playoffs and see what we could expect to see in round two.

Pastrnak Wakes Up at End of Series Win vs Capitals

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Boston Bruins Regular Season Report Card Final Grades

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By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown

By the time you read this, the Boston Bruins will have already completed their first playoff game against the Washington Capitals. The playoffs are indeed a new campaign where regular-season individual performances are often rendered moot. Stars sometimes go missing and bit players can step up to be the hero. Nonetheless, we’ve made it to this

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David Pastrnak Becomes Fastest Bruin to Reach 200 Career Goals

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

21 seconds into the third period of Saturday afternoons game against the New York Rangers, David Pastrnak notched his 200th career goal becoming the fastest Bruin to reach 200 goals in the club’s history. Brad Marchand found a streaking Pastrnak. Pasta quickly redirected Marchand’s pass into the net for a 2-1 Bruins lead and his 20th goal

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Bruins Report Cards: Boston Squanders Lead Before Losing In OT

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By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown

Boston concluded their eight-game season series with New Jersey with an overtime loss. On the season, the Bruins managed a 3-3-2 record against a pesky, speedy, and opportunistic Jersey squad. The game highlighted a number of Boston’s strengths of late dominating possession and making plays off the rush. It also showcased some of their deficiencies such

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Bruins Report Cards: Boston Nears Playoff Berth After Buffalo Bump

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By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown

The Bruins concluded their season series against the Sabres with an emphatic win. After struggling through a horrid stretch mid-season, racking up points against lowly Buffalo was exactly what was needed to catch up to all the teams who were doing exactly that while Boston swooned. With the most recent win, number seven of eight against

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Boston Bruins Finding Second-Line Success

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By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

For years, the Boston Bruins have desperately needed top-six help alongside veteran center David Krejci. Last season, General Manager Don Sweeney traded for forward Ondrej Kase from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2020 1st Round Pick, D Axel Andersson and forward David Backes. Kase, 25, was the target winger to bring in

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Bruins Report Cards: The Win Streak Comes To An End

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By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown

All good things must come to an end, according to the saying, and it is now a fact for the Bruins’ most recent winning streak. The Buffalo Sabres had the livelier legs and played pressure-free hockey, consistently using their speed to back off the Boston defenders. The Bruins pushed back late but were in too deep

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Bruins Report Cards: Boston Beats Buffalo In The Skills Competition

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By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown

How the Bruins perform against the Sabres in the coming weeks could dictate their season. While Boston was swooning at the mid-point of the campaign their contemporaries racked up points while taking advantage of a Buffalo team enduring an epic losing streak. Buffalo has been playing better of late but that was before the trade deadline

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Bruins Report Card: Battered Bruins Get Steamrolled

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By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

It seemed the Boston Bruins were starting to get their groove back, going 7-2-2 in eleven games prior to this weekend and were gaining ground on the Pittsburgh Penguins for third in the MassMutual East Division. However, the Flyers on Saturday and the Capitals on Sunday put a screeching halt on the Bruins’ recent

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Bruins Report Cards: Team Effort Secures The Victory

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By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown

Don’t look now but the Bruins are 6-2-2 in their last ten games following their 4-2 victory of the Washington Capitals. In a pretty even game, Boston was the more opportunistic of the two teams finishing their chances on four occasions on a less than sharp Ilya Samsonov. This game featured quality performances from all over

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