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It seems the hockey gods have paved the road to the Cup in black and gold, if the Bruins fail to follow it to the end it is on them

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer As the Bruins sit and wait in Boston for what will be an NBA-esque playoff period of time between games after closing out the much inferior Carolina Hurricanes in a four-game sweep and hosting either the St. Louis Blues or the elderly Joe Thornton led San Jose Sharks, let’s hope that the road that has seemingly been paved in...
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Despite the early criticism, the Bruins brass deserve kudos for being two wins away from the Finals while rebuilding on the fly

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer Two games into the Eastern Conference Finals against the Carolina Hurricanes the second seed Bruins are looking like world beaters against one of the biggest surprises – one of several in this bizarro 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs – this spring. In the Mother’s Day matinee that took place at TD Garden on Sunday afternoon, head coach Bruce Cassidy’s club looked...
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Cassidy’s biggest challenge facing Carolina might just be keeping his team from being overconfident

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer Heading into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on Thursday night to face the upstart Carolina Hurricanes, Bruins’ fans have every right to feel bully about their team’s chances to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in six years. And while that series came to a gut-wrenching conclusion with just over...
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The Bruins need more than the return of Backes to solve the Blue Jackets Bobrovsky

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer It seems Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy is not waiting around to go down 3-1 – in what has been a sensational second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the upstart Blue Jackets through three games – to make changes to his struggling lineup.  Based on his line combinations during Wednesday’s practice prior to Game 4 on Thursday in Columbus,...
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