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Ottawa Senators' Jared Cowen (2) keeps the puck away from a charging St. Louis Blues' T.J. Oshie (74) in the second period of a NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Thanksgiving offers snapshot of Stanley Cup teams

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DENVER — Carve an extra piece of turkey to celebrate, David Backes and T.J. Oshie, because St. Louis is well on its way to the postseason. Treat yourself to another slice of pumpkin pie, Max Pacioretty, since Montreal’s virtually in, too. At least, the numbers seem to suggest as much. Since the 2005-06 season, NHL teams in postseason position entering …

Boston wants to take Olympics back to school

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON — Field hockey at Harvard Stadium. Fencing and archery at MIT. Horses for the equestrian events cared for at the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals. Welcome to the University Games. Boston is bidding on the 2024 Summer Olympics, and the crux of its proposal is a walkable, sustainable, technology-based event that would …

Evgeni Malkin scores in OT, Penguins beat Bruins 3-2

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the night 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, including a crossing pass for Malkin’s one-timer past goalie Tuukka Rask. Kris Letang had a pair …

Canadiens beat Bruins 2-0 behind Carey Price’s 33 saves

Saturday, November 22, 2014

BOSTON — Montreal winger Max Pacioretty had a simple explanation for why the Canadiens have had so much success lately against the Boston Bruins. They play just like them. Carey Price made 33 saves, Tomas Plekanec had a …

Alex Khokhlachev nets shootout goal, Bruins beat Jackets

Friday, November 21, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg figured it had to be great television after Alex Khokhlachev ended the cliffhanger with a dramatic flourish. Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his …

Tuukka Rask makes 33 saves, Bruins shut out Blues 2-0

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins were content being outshot by nearly a 2-to-1 ratio against St. Louis. The Bruins focused on defense, forcing the Blues outside for shots that Tuukka Rask saw clearly and had no trouble stopping …

Finally, late Pat Burns joins Hockey Hall of Fame

Monday, November 17, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — A few months ago, Line Burns was driving to see a friend and stopped in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, where she used to live with her husband. She was gassing up her car and getting something …

Canadiens blow out Bruins, 5-1

Thursday, November 13, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty had two goals, Dale Weiss scored on a penalty shot, and the Montreal Canadiens downed the rival Boston Bruins 5-1 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win. Lars Eller and Jiri Sekac …

Maple Leafs use early spurt in 2nd to rout Bruins

Thursday, November 13, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs tried to forget a recent humiliating loss to the Boston Bruins. Their coaches wouldn’t let them. Head coach Randy Carlyle wanted to stimulate their memories about how embarrassed they were. It …

Griffith’s slick goal leads Bruins over Devils 4-2

Monday, November 10, 2014

BOSTON — Bruins coach Claude Julien liked the way Seth Griffith blocked a shot in the Boston end to start the play. Forward Patrice Bergeron complimented him on the “sick” way he ended it, with a shot that …

Hamilton, Bruins surge past Oilers 5-2 in 3rd

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have plenty of time to develop consistency. For now, scoring in spurts seems to be working just fine. The Bruins scored three goals in a span of 2:34 on Thursday night and rode …

Brad Marchand lifts Bruins past Panthers, 2-1 in OT

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BOSTON — Brad Marchand is in the middle of a hot streak and Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask thinks he knows why. Marchand scored 3:27 into overtime to lift the Bruins to their ninth straight win over the Florida …

Bruins sign coach Claude Julien to multiyear extension

Sunday, November 2, 2014

BOSTON — Claude Julien, who led the Boston Bruins to the playoffs in each of his seven full seasons as coach, has signed a multiyear contract extension. Julien coached the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship in 2010-11 and is the longest serving coach in consecutive seasons in …