BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron’s absence and the Bruins’ decision to fill his spot on their second line with Chris Kelly has created a somewhat unusual situation on the club’s second line.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins center Chris Kelly pretty much summed it up today when he was asked about filling the spot Patrice Bergeron usually plays in between Brad Marchand and Mark Recchi.
BOSTON – The emergence of the trio of Chris Kelly, Rich Peverley and Michael Ryder as an offensive force can be easily quantified by looking at the seven goals and 16 points the three have combined to produce through the Bruins’ first 10 postseason games.
PHILADELPHIA — If the Bruins brass is smart, they’ll tell their team doctors to keep it on the down low if there comes a time that Chris Kelly can remove the cage protecting his face ever since he was injured in Game 3 of the Montreal series.
MONTREAL — Us mere mortals wouldn’t be able to go to an office job with the facial injury Chris Kelly suffered last Monday, let alone play in an NHL game.
MONTREAL — Bruins center Chris Kelly figures he hasn’t worn a full cage over his face to play hockey since he was 14.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Bruins head coach Claude Julien said today that center Chris Kelly has left the team to get re-examined by the team’s doctors.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The only Bruins player missing from practice today at the USA Rink at the Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center was center Chris Kelly.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Chris Kelly managed to skate 21 shifts for 14:35 of total ice time in the Bruins’ 4-2 victory in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Montreal Monday night.
However, that doesn’t mean Canadiens center Scott Gomez’s hit from behind on the Boston forward wasn’t a dangerous play.
BOSTON — There’s no way the Bruins will beat Montreal in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series that starts tonight at TD Garden if they’re going to be a one-line or even two-line team.
WILMINGTON, Mass. – We won’t know for weeks or even months if Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley were the final pieces to the Bruins’ championship puzzle.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — There was no bag skate today at Ristuccia Arena.
The morning after the Bruins blew a 3-0 lead and lost 5-3 at New York, they went through a normal practice for around 45 minutes.
Maybe a second-round draft pick just doesn’t buy what it used to.
This is no personal attack on Chris Kelly, and I still think that at the time the Bruins dealt that pick to Ottawa for the veteran center, it was a wise move.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — While Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli declared on a morning radio show today that he expects newly acquired forward Chris Kelly to play center between Blake Wheeler and Michael Ryder, head coach Claude Julien wasn’t making any commitments after the team’s practice at Ristuccia Arena.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins, losers of three in a row, held practice today at Ristuccia Arena before starting a string of six consecutive road games that starts tomorrow night on Long Island.