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Bruins lines vs. Dallas: Moore problems on defense?

Bruins lines vs. Dallas: Moore problems on defense?

Folks... Well, this should be fun! An already banged-up defense corps took another hit when John Moore didn't skate this morning. He hasn't officially been listed as out the for tonight, but it doesn't look good. Per the team, here's what to expect tonight: Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Joakim Nordstrom - David Krejci - Jake DeBrusk Danton Heinen - Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - Anders Bjork Noel Acciari - Sean Kuraly - David Backes Torey Krug - Connor Clifton Jeremy Lauzon - Matt Grzelcyk Jakub Zboril - Steve Kampfer Tuukka Rask That defense is something else, eh? Not sure...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 15, 2018
Fresh Links: Thin Blue Line

Fresh Links: Thin Blue Line

No, we are NOT talking law enforcement, here The Avalanche scored five unanswered goals, overcame a 3-1 deficit, and beat the Bruins 6-3. The biggest loss may have been an injury to Zdeno Chara. The good news? A David Pastrnak goal, a pair from Jake DeBrusk, and David Backes finally has an assist. The bad news? Where to begin... WEEI The big news is the injury to the Bruins’ captain. Bruins Daily Zdeno Chara was reported to have been seen leaving the game “with a limp and a brace under his suit...” and the Bruins are left minus 3 of their top Dmen and without 3 of their prime...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 14, 2018
Projected lines: Boston Bruins at Colorado Avalanche 10PM

Projected lines: Boston Bruins at Colorado Avalanche 10PM

The focus is on the top lines, but who else is in the lineup? The Bruins are in Denver for tonight’s matchup with the Avs. Jakub Zboril has been called up for the trip, but we don’t yet know if he’ll see the ic. No word on a morning skate yet, so these projections are from yesterday’s practice. Boston Bruins Forwards Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Joakim Nordstrom - David Krejci - Jake DeBrusk Danton Heinen - Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - Anders Bjork Chris Wagner - Sean Kuraly - David Backes Defense Zdeno Chara - Matt Grzelcyk Torey Krug - John Moore Jeremy Lauzon -...
www.bostonherald.com Nov 12, 2018
Bruins notebook: Bottom six forwards find their way

Bruins notebook: Bottom six forwards find their way

The new-look third line set the pace with an early goal Sunday night, but strong performances from the entirety of the bottom six forwards contributed to a weekend sweep for the Bruins.The bottom three — now consisting of Chris Wagner, Sean Kuraly and David Backes — have combined for two goals this season. None of them had a point since Oct. 13 until Sunday against Vegas, when Kuraly notched an assist.The floodgates for the entire offense opened during the week, and the fourth line, with some new chemistry, could join the fray.“I think we’re getting closer as a line and I thought we...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 11, 2018
Projected Lines: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Boston Bruins, 7PM

Projected Lines: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Boston Bruins, 7PM

Don’t expect many changes to the lineup, unless Cassidy wasn’t impressed. After some minor tweaks for last night’s game, we might as well expect what we got last time! The Vegas lineup is below too. See you for the public skate at 6pm! Boston Bruins Forwards Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Joakim Nordstrom - David Krejci - Jake DeBrusk Danton Heinen - Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson - Anders Bjork Chris Wagner - Sean Kuraly - David Backes Defense Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo Torey Krug - John Moore Matt Grzelcyk - Steve Kampfer Goalies Jaroslav Halak (starting) Dan...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 10, 2018
Projected Lines: Maple Leafs at Bruins, 7pm

Projected Lines: Maple Leafs at Bruins, 7pm

Who’s in - and who’s out of - the lineup for tonight’s game? Boston Bruins Forwards Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Joakim Nordstrom - David Krejci - Jake DeBrusk Danton Heinen - Jacob Forsbacka Karlsson - Anders Bjork Chris Wagner - Sean Kuraly - David Backes Defense Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo Torey Krug - John Moore Matt Grzelcyk - Steve Kampfer Goalies Jaroslav Halak (starting) A Bag of Pucks(Dan Vladar or Zane McIntyre) Toronto Maple Leafs Forwards Zach Hyman - John Tavares - Mitch Marner Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Kasperi Kapanen Andreas Johnsson - Par...
Projected Lines: Vancouver at Boston, 7PM

Projected Lines: Vancouver at Boston, 7PM

Get a look at the potential lineups for tonight’s game. Though we saw skating from Kevan Miller and Urho Vaakanainen this week, they’re likely still distant from the lineup. No further updates on Charlie McAvoy. Boston Bruins Forwards Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Joakim Nordstrom - David Krejci - Jake DeBrusk Danton Heinen - David Backes - Anders Bjork Chris Wagner - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari Defense Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo Torey Krug - John Moore Matt Grzelcyk - Steve Kampfer Goalies Jaroslav Halak (starting) Tuukka Rask Vancouver Canucks Forwards Tim...
www.bostonherald.com Nov 7, 2018
Backes, Bruins make veteran move

Backes, Bruins make veteran move

With their Military Appreciation Night on Monday, the Bruins honored many current service members throughout the course of the game against the Dallas Stars. Wednesday, some of the players were able to show their appreciation on a more personal level at a post-practice luncheon held in honor of some World War II and Korean War veterans at Warrior Arena.David Backes’ grandfather was a tail-gunner in WWII and his best friend growing up served in he Marines, giving him a deep appreciation for men and women in uniform.“Pretty cool, pretty nostalgic of these men and the sacrifices that they...
www.bostonherald.com Nov 6, 2018
Bruins notebook: Anders Bjork bounces back

Bruins notebook: Anders Bjork bounces back

Subtitle: Forward produces chances despite no goalsSometimes it takes just one goal to break out of a scoring slump.In the case of Anders Bjork, he’s hoping its a non-goal.The third line winger had a goal called back in the second period of the Bruins’ 2-1 overtime victory Monday night against Dallas at the Garden. Despite not getting on the scoreboard, he took it in stride.“That was an easy one, so I guess it wasn’t in the cards tonight, but hopefully our line can see how close we were to scoring there and build off that,” Bjork said.Bjork skated with David Backes, who was back at...
www.bostonherald.com Nov 5, 2018
B’s Danton Heinen drops down

B’s Danton Heinen drops down

Subtitle: Tries to break skid on Backes’ 3rd lineFor many hockey players, the biggest key to their success is being placed in a spot in the lineup that is commensurate with their talent level.And one day, Danton Heinen — without a goal in his first 11 games this season — might become a top-six winger. But for last night’s game against the Dallas Stars, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy decided to slot him into more familiar territory on a third line with center David Backes and right winger Anders Bjork while moving up Joakim Nordstrom to play with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk.Heinen...
Projected Lines: Dallas at Boston, 7PM

Projected Lines: Dallas at Boston, 7PM

Who will be on the ice for the Stars and Bruins? There was a bit of shuffling at the morning skate, with Anton Blidh being recalled. Boston Bruins Forwards Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Joakim Nordstrom - David Krejci - Jake DeBrusk Danton Heinen - David Backes - Anders Bjork Chris Wagner - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari Defense Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo Torey Krug - John Moore Jeremy Lauzon - Steve Kampfer Goalies Tuukka Rask (starting) Jaroslav Halak Dallas Stars Forwards Devin Shore - Tyler Seguin - Mattias Janmark Jamie Benn - Jason Spezza - Valeri Nichushkin Blake...
Who’s playing for Boston vs. Nashville?

Who’s playing for Boston vs. Nashville?

Lines for a big game are HERE! Boston Bruins Lineups: Forwards: Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak Danton Heinen - David Krejci - Jake DeBrusk Anders Bjork - Joakim Nordstrom - David Backes Chris Wagner - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari Defense pairings: Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo Torey Krug - John Moore Jeremy Lauzon - Steve Kampfer Goaltenders: Jaroslav Halak Tuukka Rask Nashville Predators Lineups: Forwards: Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johanson - Colton Scissons Calle Jarnkrok - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith Kevin Fiala - Nick Bonino - Ryan Hartman Rocco Grimaldi - Frederick...
NESN.com Nov 2, 2018

David Backes Could Return To Bruins’ Lineup Saturday Vs. Predators

The Boston Bruins have been hit with the injury bug early in the 2018-19 season. Boston placed defenseman Charlie McAvoy... Read More »
Fresh Links: Street Smart

Fresh Links: Street Smart

The Bruins help launch the new Willie O’Ree Community Rink and street hockey league in Allston The Bruins were out and about in the community ahead of this weekend’s trip to Smashville on Satuday to face the Predators at 8:00PM on NESN. They return home to host the Dallas Stars on Monday at 7:00PM. Taking it to the street- Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron were in Allston to help open the new Willie O’Ree Community Rink in Allston and launch the street hockey league that will play there. Boston Globe The cumulative damage from repeated (unpenalized) head shots has David Backes...
Bruins injury updates: Some returns, and the mystery continues with Charlie McAvoy

Bruins injury updates: Some returns, and the mystery continues with Charlie McAvoy

There’s “upper body,” and then there’s “we have absolutely no idea what’s going on.” The Bruins are in the middle of a rare early-season stretch of days off, which has given certain guys plenty of time to rest and recover from injuries. For some, a return to game action is imminent; for others, the timeline is murky. David Backes is the closest to returning to the ice, as he’s expected to be in the lineup Saturday night against the Nashville Predators. Backes spoke to the media Thursday and gave every indication that he’ll be back this weekend: "Ready to play ice hockey...

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