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www.bostonherald.com May 10, 2018
Bruins notebook: Concussed David Backes plans to play again

Bruins notebook: Concussed David Backes plans to play again

David Backes did not know for sure whether he suffered a concussion on the hit from J.T. Miller that knocked him out of Game 5 in the Tampa Bay series, but he’s had enough of them to know that was most likely the case.While he expressed some concern about the number of brain injuries he’s dealt with in his hard-charging career, Backes didn’t sound like a guy who was ready to hang up the skates.“It’s never great to have a brain injury, but it’s part of what we do. I think with time to recover and not be forced into a game in short order and have a repetitive injury would be the...
NESN.com May 9, 2018
Bruins Breakup Day Notes: David Backes Getting Well-Acquainted With Hospitals

Bruins Breakup Day Notes: David Backes Getting Well-Acquainted With Hospitals

BOSTON — Some NHL players collect pucks. Others hoard sticks. But David Backes acquired memorabilia of a very different nature... Read More »
Sportsnet.ca May 6, 2018
Bruins’ Backes leaves Game 5 after hit from Miller

Bruins’ Backes leaves Game 5 after hit from Miller

Bruins forward David Backes left Game 5 of Boston’s second-round series with Tampa Bay Sunday after taking a big hit from Lightning forward J.T. Miller. The post Bruins’ Backes leaves Game 5 after hit from Miller appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
The Republican May 6, 2018
David Backes injury: Boston Bruins forward leaves Game 5 with apparent head injury after J.T. Miller hit

David Backes injury: Boston Bruins forward leaves Game 5 with apparent head injury after J.T. Miller hit

Boston Bruins forward David Backes left Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals with an apparent head injury after a collision with Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Miller.
NESN.com May 6, 2018
David Backes Injury: Bruins Forward Helped Down Tunnel After Hit From J.T. Miller

David Backes Injury: Bruins Forward Helped Down Tunnel After Hit From J.T. Miller

The injury bug keeps biting the Boston bruins this postseason. In Game 5 of the B’s second-round Stanley Cup playoff... Read More »
Lineups: Game 4 - Bruins vs. Lightning

Lineups: Game 4 - Bruins vs. Lightning

What lineup change cards will Bruce use in a near must win Game 4? Forwards These are almost certainly going to look different during morning skate, and maybe even at game time. We will update as news comes in from Warrior/TD Garden. EDIT: It’s DonatoMania! Ryan Donato will play tonight, per Bruce Cassidy. Still TBD who he will play with. #NHLBruins— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 4, 2018 Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Rick Nash Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - David Backes/Ryan Donato? Tim Schaller/Tommy Wingels - Sean Kuraly - Noel...
www.bostonherald.com May 4, 2018
David Backes understands his game and the Bruins need some sharpening

David Backes understands his game and the Bruins need some sharpening

Bruce Cassidy confirmed that, yes, Tuukka Rask will start in tonight’s pivotal Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.But aside from that comically obvious concession, the Bruins coach wasn’t giving up anything else about his lineup after yesterday’s quick but pointed practice at Warrior Ice Arena.Two important players, Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk, did not practice, taking maintenance days, so there’s nothing yet to read into the fact that Ryan Donato skated on the second line in DeBrusk’s usual spot with David Krejci and Rick Nash, and Danton Heinen took Marchand’s spot on...
NESN.com May 2, 2018
David Backes, Cedric Paquette Drop Gloves During Bruins-Lightning Game 3

David Backes, Cedric Paquette Drop Gloves During Bruins-Lightning Game 3

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins needed an energy boost in the second period of their matchup with the Tampa Bay... Read More »
Lightning @ Bruins: Game 3 - Projected Lines

Lightning @ Bruins: Game 3 - Projected Lines

Bruce Cassidy looks to his locked-in roster for a home-opening win in the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Boston Bruins Forwards Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Rick Nash Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - David Backes Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari Defense Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy Torey Krug - Kevan Miller Matt Grzelcyk - Adam McQuaid Goalies Tuukka Rask Anton Khudobin Tampa Bay Lightning Forwards J.T. Miller - Steven Stamkos - Nikita Kucherov Ondrej Palat - Brayden Point - Tyler Johnson Alex Killorn - Anthony Cirelli...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Apr 30, 2018
Bruins lines vs. Tampa: Same old, same old

Bruins lines vs. Tampa: Same old, same old

If things are working, why mess with them? If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Right? Right. The Bruins will be rolling with the same group that was out there in Game 1, barring a last-minute change after warm-ups. Tuukka Rask, David Krejci and Kevan Miller all missed practice yesterday, but are expected to play. Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Rick Nash Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - David Backes Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy Torey Krug - Kevan Miller Matt Grzelcyk - Adam McQuaid Tuukka Rask Expect Tampa to...
www.bostonherald.com Apr 25, 2018
Top power-play unit key to Bruins success

Top power-play unit key to Bruins success

Subtitle: Their time to shine on man-advantageBruins coach Bruce Cassidy expected his first power-play unit to take advantage of every opportunity in Game 7 last night at the Garden.The Maple Leafs made the B’s top crew of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Rick Nash, Torey Krug and David Pastrnak nonfactors by staying out of the penalty box in the three games in Toronto.The Bruins had one power-play opportunity in Game 3, none in Game 4 and two in Game 6. In contrast, they scored six power-play goals in the first three games at the Garden with second unit right winger David Backes...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Apr 25, 2018
Bruins lines for Game 7: More like Donat-no

Bruins lines for Game 7: More like Donat-no

A youngster is getting one wing. But who? It appears that one of the biggest questions heading into tonight's game has been answered: Heinen playing Game 7.— Joe McDonald (@JoeyMacHockey) April 25, 2018 This (in all likelihood) means Ryan Donato will not play tonight. Sure, Bruce Cassidy could pull a fast one on everyone, but it's not likely. Per Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic, the lines will resemble what we saw for much of March/April: Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Rick Nash Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - David Backes Tim Schaller -...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Apr 23, 2018
Game 6 lines: Wingelmania?

Game 6 lines: Wingelmania?

It looks like Bruce Cassidy might do some tinkering... The Bruins played a sluggish game on Saturday night, and as a result, it looks like they might be doing something to raise the energy level: Looks like Tommy Wingels is in. Danton Heinen is out.— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) April 23, 2018 If this is the case, here’s what to expect: Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Rick Nash Tommy Wingels - Riley Nash - David Backes Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari It’s important to note that Bruce Cassidy said he would make final...
Toronto Sun Apr 22, 2018

Gardiner, Marner don’t sweat the rough stuff

Jake Gardiner knows better than to poke the bear, especially 6-foot-9 Zdeno Chara. But in coming into a second period scrum where David Backes was involved with Leaf teammate Zach Hyman, Gardiner triggered the Bruins defenceman’s paternal instinct, got popped — and took the extra roughing minor. “I guess I was the third guy in,” […]
Stanley Cup of Chowder Apr 21, 2018
Game 5 Lines: Back in business?

Game 5 Lines: Back in business?

Maybe probably playing. Maybe. Officially, Patrice Bergeron will probably play tonight. Per the lineup the team emailed out to us, he’s in. REJOICE. Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Rick Nash Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - David Backes Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari On defense: Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller You know that Tuukka Rask will be between the pipes. For Toronto, they’ll be getting reinforcements with the return of Nazem Kadri, as his three-game suspension is over. Zach...

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