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Even the harshest Rask critics have to admit, he is rewriting his legacy in Boston during this Bruins run for the Cup

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer If anyone deserves a mea culpa for his play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs through two-plus rounds, it is the oft-criticized Tuukka Rask.  He, perhaps more than anyone on this Bruins team, was one of the biggest question marks entering this season, so much so that B’s general manager Don Sweeney signed the then 33-year-old Jaroslav Halak to a...
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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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Bounce back Bruins once again show championship level character

By Kevin Flanagan  BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer  They just win, baby. If the late, great Al Davis was a hockey fan – which is likely, he was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on the 4th of July in 1929 – he would have loved this Bruins team. The final 10 minutes of Tuesday night’s come from behind 6-4 win over the Hurricanes in Carolina was a microcosm of...
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