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  1. Joe McDonald

    Joe McDonald



  2. Red Sox and Bruins beat reporter
  3. Covered Boston teams since 1992
  4. Joined ESPNBoston.com in 2010

  • Datsyuk will be a challenge for Bruins

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Pavel Datsyuk's resume speaks for itself. The Detroit Red Wings veteran centerman has won two Stanley Cups (2002, 2008), three Selke Awards, four Lady Bying Trophies and he's a four-time All-Star. The 35-year-old Russian has com...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  • B's know how hard first round can be

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Each of the Bruins' last three first-round playoff opponents have taken them to overtime in Game 7. In 2011, Boston defeated Montreal 4-3 in overtime. In 2012, the Washington Capitals beat the Bruins 201. In 2013, the Bruins defea...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  • Bergeron remembers playoff butterflies

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- As the Bruins prepared to face the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs Friday night at TD Garden, Patrice Bergeron remembered what it was like to play in his first NHL postseason game. He was an 18-year-old rookie du...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  • Julien mum on status of Paille, Kelly

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- When asked about the status of both Daniel Paille and Chris Kelly for Game 1 of the Bruins series with the Red Wings, coach Claude Julien simply said: "No updates on those guys." Paille, along with ailing defenseman Adam McQuaid, ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  • Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla itching to etch name on Stanley Cup

    Joe McDonald

    A championship has eluded Jarome Iginla. That could change in Boston.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  • Hamilton embraces bigger stage

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton still has a long way to go before he reaches his potential. And there's no better time for that to happen than right now. On the eve of Game 1 against the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  • Bruins recall marathon attacks, aftermath

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- In the moments before the horrific events at the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon, all was quiet inside the TD Garden. Earlier in the day, the Boston Bruins held their normal game-day skate as they prepared to host the Ottawa S...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  • Kelly, Paille, Bartkowski still out

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins were still without forwards Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille and defenseman Matt Bartkowski during Thursday's practice at TD Garden. Boston will host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Friday, and...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  • Rask's concern is Cup, not Vezina

    Joe McDonald

    WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The Bruins' Tuukka Rask is the odds-on favorite to win the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender during the regular season. His numbers support that notion. Rask finished with a 36-15-6 record, 2.04 goals-against ave...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  • B's getting back to full strength

    Joe McDonald

    WILMINGTON, Mass. -- It's Day 2 of playoff preparation as the Bruins are set to host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 Friday at TD Garden. Bruins coach Claude Julien explained on Tuesday that many players were missing from practice due to the flu ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  • This Boston Bruins team may top them all

    Joe McDonald

    This Bruins team has more going for it than any other in franchise history.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  • Bruins-Red Wings scouting report

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- For the first time since 1957, the Boston Bruins will face the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Because the Bruins won the Presidents' Trophy for the NHL's best regular-season record, they will have home-ice advantage for as l...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  • Before playoffs, B's take on the flu

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Bruins held their first postseason practice Tuesday at TD Garden as they prepare to host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Friday. Many players were absent, including Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson, Chr...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  • Chiarelli full of respect for Red Wings

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The way Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli raved about the Detroit Red Wings, anyone listening would think he was describing his own team. The Bruins and Red Wings will face off in the first round of the Stanley Cup pla...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  • Chiarelli talks up Chara, Bergy, Rask

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli praised the accomplishments of defenseman Zdeno Chara, forward Patrice Bergeron and goaltender Tuukka Rask, saying all three deserve to win the league's regular-season awards. Chara (Norris Trophy)...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  • Dennis Seidenberg of Boston Bruins expected out for playoffs

    Joe McDonald

    The Boston Bruins will likely be without defenseman Dennis Seidenberg for the rest of the season, general manager Peter Chiarelli said during his pre-playoff news conference Monday.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014