Matt Kalman

Matt Kalman covers the Bruins for ESPNBoston.com. He has been on the Bruins beat since the lockout for numerous publications and has been covering the Boston sports scene for a decade.

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Seidenberg deal good sign for Bruins

Locking up Dennis Seidenberg shows Boston is still a good place to be.

Too many men? Too much misery

Too-many-men a recurring nightmare for Bruins as penalty caps collapse.

Five Bruins who need to step up

Five Bruins need to pick up their play for Boston to win Game 7.

How about a little help here, guys?

Rookie goaltender Tuukka Rask can carry the Bruins for only so long.

Bruins disappointed but not down

With a 3-1 lead and heading home, Bruins stay confident after Game 4 loss.

Five things to watch: Bruins-Flyers

David Krejci's replacement is just one thing to watch as B's go for a sweep.

Bruins' Wheeler shows he belongs

Blake Wheeler put doubts behind him and sparked the Bruins to a Game 3 win.

Satan feels it against Philly

Miroslav Satan is making sweet music with David Krejci and Milan Lucic.

Everything fell in line for Bruins

Despite injuries and reshuffling, everything fell in line for Claude Julien.

Ryder warming up at right time

Reunion of Michael Ryder and Marc Savard could give Bruins scoring depth.

Bruins' power play finally arrives

The penalty kill is Boston's strength, but power-play goals are finally arriving.

Savard will boost Bruins

Marc Savard's return for Round 2 makes the Bruins' a dangerous opponent.

Rookie Rask will not be rattled

The Bruins' last line of defense continues to be first rate.

Recchi's warrior mentality rubs off

Mark Recchi's warrior mentality is rubbing off on his Boston Bruins teammates.

Bruins hope to build on momentum

Bruins come home needing to stay in control to seize control of series.

Defined by perseverance

Rallying around injuries has been hallmark of Bruins teams under Julien.

Penalty-kill unit powers on

Penalty-kill unit of Paille, Begin and Wheeler comes through big for Bruins.

Wideman, others crank it up

With three games left and a depleted back end, B's need all-out efforts.

Poise pays off for Thomas

Tim Thomas stands tall against Flames with some help from teammates.

Wheeler rolls with NHL ups and downs

Bruins winger Blake Wheeler works to conquer the sophomore jinx.

Tim Thomas turns back clock

After weeks of sitting out, Tim Thomas is on top of his game against Toronto.

Bruins need to get Marc Savard going

With the trade deadline past, the Bruins need to look internally for scoring.

Peter Chiarelli's moves uninspiring

Based on his moves, GM Peter Chiarelli is in denial about the Bruins' offense.

Bruins limp toward trade deadline

The Bruins limp to the trade deadline with a flat effort against the Canadiens.

Tuukka Rask gives B's a lot to ponder

Goaltender Tuukka Rask has given the Bruins a lot to think about.

Krejci driven by the other miracle on ice

Czechs' '98 Olympic upset of Canada, Russia made lasting impact on Krejci.

Bruins need a healthy Savard

What we've learned about the Bruins heading into the Olympic break.

B's players set realistic Olympic goals

For Bruins players at Olympics, pressure and expectations vary.

Tim Thomas in unfamiliar role

Suddenly a backup goaltender, Tim Thomas works to stay sharp.

Add shootout failures to B's list of woes

Bruins' scoring problems go beyond regulation play.

Bruins miss out again

Bruins lose out twice -- once on Kovalchuk, then to Canadiens

Bruins need to find more goals

The Bruins need to turn their season around quickly.

Effort is there, but not the goals

With their losing streak at eight, the Bruins simply need a break.

Recchi showing plenty of life

Mark Recchi is the Bruins' oldest player and one of their hardest workers.

Heads held high after yet another loss

Bruins see improvement, but whether it's valid or delusional is TBD.

Emotional problems for the Bruins

Captain Zdeno Chara says the Bruins are trying too hard, but are they?

What's shaking with Bruins?

Bruins mailbag: Where can scufflling team look for help?

No excuses for Bruins' performance

The Bruins' poor showing Monday can't be blamed on injuries or the schedule.

The search for vintage Krejci

The Bruins and their fans are in search of vintage David Krejci.

Do Oilers have anyone Bruins want?

Do Oilers have anyone the struggling Bruins want?

Wideman takes step in right direction

Dennis Wideman and other defensemen know it's time to step up on offense.

Tired story for Bruins

The Bruins' half-hearted effort against Chicago is all too familiar.

Against Hawks, B's need full-game effort

Boston looks to avoid letdown after impressive win over Ottawa.

Bruins midseason report card

Handing out midseason grades for the Boston Bruins.

Bruins: Deal with the devil?

The Bruins need Miroslav Satan to commit to being a two-way player.

Fenway Park turns magical for Bruins

Fenway Park offered some of its magic to the Bruins in the Winter Classic.

Bruins know they have a job to do

For all the anticipation for the Winter Classic, the B's are focused on winning.

Rain all that can put damper on Classic

NHL officials say its too early to worry about weather for Winter Classic.

Savard cashes in against Atlanta

Marc Savard finds new line configuration to his liking.

Bruins mailbag: Inconsistency killing us

Bruins mailbag: Inconsistency a constant problem.

When Fenway freezes over

Producing the 2010 Winter Classic takes teamwork -- and some luck.

Savard shows he's a 'team guy' on and off ice

Marc Savard shows he's a 'team guy' on and off the ice.

Thomas shakes off rust -- and injury talk

Bruins goaltender Thomas shakes off rust -- and injury questions.

Rask tries to put shootout loss behind

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask tries to put shootout loss behind.

Bergeron deserves better

Team Canada's snub of Bruin stalwart Bergeron a shame and a mistake.

Mailbag: Burning questions

Will the Bruins add more offense? Our mailbag has the answers.

Julien, Bruins need wake-up call

Coach Claude Julien, not just his players, are in need of a wake-up call.

Bruins players: We need better ice

Bruins players' complaints of poor, dangerous conditions get louder.

Recchi milestone aids cause

Mark Recchi's 900th assist helps Bruins gain some momentum.

Bruins' front line finally comes through

Bruins' slow-starting front line finally comes through.

Bergeron breaks through

Bergeron snaps Bruins' lengthy scoring drought.

Stoking rivalry may provide spark

Meeting with Canadiens comes at good time for Bruins.

Bruins power play missing in action

The Bruins' power play has become Boston's weak link.

1,500 games in, Recchi still feels good

1,500 games into his career, Mark Recchi still feels good.

NHL: Keep those hits coming

NHL players don't seem to be bothered by heavy hits, so why should we be.

Paille eager for playing time

Former Sabre Paille is eager for playing time with Bruins

Begin rewards Julien's faith

Steve Begin makes his first goal with the Bruins a big one.

Former Sabre Paille embraces role with Bruins

New Bruin Daniel Paille expected to play against Nashville

How will Bruins' shakeup shake out?

The Bruins have new faces, but will it mean new results?

Lucic's absence brings shakeup

Milan Lucic's absence brings a shakeup in Boston.

Diagnosing what's wrong with Bruins

Some spotty goaltending is just one of the issues the Bruins have had so far this season.

Krejci an Olympic hopeful

Bruin Krejci's speedy recovery from hip surgery boosts Olympic hopes

Ference puts union role behind him

The Bruins' Andrew Ference dismisses criticism of his role in players' union.

Savard on target

Marc Savard is on target in shootout

Ex-Bruin living a dream

Ex-Bruin Petteri Nokelainen excited to be teaming with childhood idols

Power play struggles vs. Capitals

Five man-advantages (one shot) provide no upper hand

Similar game plan

Bruins, Ducks expected to get physical

Savard hungry to win

In his fourth year in Boston Marc Savard is as hungry to win as ever.

Thomas offers a crash course

With NHL leaving goalies at risk, Tim Thomas offers a crash course.

Sturm gets first goal since December

Marco Sturm found the net for the first time since December.

Bruins get tough against Canes

The Bruins brought their physical game Saturday against the Canes.

Bruins have chance to get back at Canes

Bruins relish the opportunity to get back at Canes

Bruins have the pieces for a Cup run

Goaltending and a resurgent Patrice Bergeron are just two reasons for optimism around the Bruins.