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Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) beats Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.  Krejci and Pavelec are both from he Czech Republic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Jets beat Bruins 6-2 in opener, snap 13-game losing streak in Boston

Thursday, October 8, 2015

BOSTON — Chris Thorburn and Nicolas Petan scored in the third period after Boston came within one goal, and the Winnipeg Jets opened the season with a 6-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday night. It was the first victory for the former Atlanta Thrashers in Boston since 2007, before the franchise moved to Winnipeg. The Bruins had beaten the …

Boston Bruins at a glance

Monday, October 5, 2015

BOSTON BRUINS LAST SEASON: 41-27-14, 96 points. Fifth in Atlantic Division. Missed playoffs for first time since 2007. COACH: Claude Julien (ninth season, 13th NHL season). ADDED: F Jimmy Hayes, D Matt Irwin, F Matt Beleskey LOST: D Dougie Hamilton, F Milan Lucic, F Daniel Paille, F Carl Soderberg, GM Peter Chiarelli. PLAYER TO WATCH: Zdeno Chara. The 38-year-old defenseman is coming off …

Bruins hoping playoff drought is a short one

Monday, October 5, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins didn’t quite clean house after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007. It was more like a little tidying up. General manager Peter Chiarelli was fired, but coach Claude Julien stayed. Chiarelli was replaced by his former assistant, Don Sweeney, maintaining some continuity in a front office that is still run by team president Cam Neely. …

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara back on skates, Dennis Seidenberg still recovering

Thursday, October 1, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is already in midseason form when it comes to talking — or not talking — about injuries. The Bruins’ captain returned to the ice this week after sustaining an undisclosed upper …

New players, system highlight Bruins’ first day of camp

Friday, September 18, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins missed the Stanley Cup playoffs last season for the first time in eight years largely because of their inability to score — they ranked 22nd in the NHL with 2.55 goals per …

Proposal to ban chewing tobacco at Boston ballparks approved

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A ban on smokeless tobacco products at Fenway Park and other Boston sports venues was approved Wednesday by the City Council. Boston becomes the second city after San Francisco to approve such a ban. Los Angeles also is weighing a prohibition on smokeless tobacco, commonly …

Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Patriots

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would …

Bruins hold developmental camp for draft picks

Friday, July 17, 2015

WIMINGTON (AP) — Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has had a busy rookie offseason since taking over for the fired Peter Chiarelli in May. Sweeney traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic mostly for draft picks, selected 10 players at the NHL Draft last month and then …

Bruins sign D Matt Irwin to 1-year deal

Saturday, July 11, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract worth $800,000. The 27-year-old Irwin had eight goals and 11 assists in 53 games for the Sharks last season, his third in San Jose. He spent four seasons with the Worcester Sharks of the …

Bruins busy on first day of free agency

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Bruins rookie general manager Don Sweeney went into the first day of NHL free agency intent on improving his team’s feeble offense, which ranked 22nd in the league. Sweeney added two wingers Wednesday he thinks will be a major part of the solution next season: …

San Jose Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Boston Bruins

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose’s list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for a starting goaltender. As soon as Jones was dealt from rival Los Angeles to Boston, Wilson saw his opportunity to get him. Jones …

No surprise: Connor McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

Friday, June 26, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. — Connor McDavid’s favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He’s now in their club, forever to be known as a No. 1 pick. McDavid’s journey toward widely expected NHL …

Bruins deal veterans Lucic, Hamilton on draft day

Friday, June 26, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins’ makeover that began in the front office has reached the front line on offense and the top pairing on defense. The Bruins traded left wing Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings and …