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New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey (12) prevents Boston Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson from getting to the puck in the crease as Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (60) protects the net during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The Islanders won 5-3. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Season preview: Bruins look for more point production in 2014-15

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BOSTON — It’s still difficult for Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to take pride in his Vezina Trophy win from a season ago. Rask led the league in shutouts with seven, finished second in save percentage at .930 and fourth in goals-against average with a 2.03. But the Bruins, who won the Presidents’ Trophy with 117 points in the regular …

Chiarelli completes Bruins roster with Krug, Smith

Monday, September 29, 2014

BOSTON — It took Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli 10 days into training camp, but he finally has all his players signed and ready to go for the 2014-15 season. Chiarelli completed his roster Monday, when he re-signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to one-year contracts, both worth an annual salary-cap charge of $1.4 million. Both players were restricted free agents, …

Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Bruins

Friday, September 26, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had two power-play goals and Troy Brouwer scored at 2:12 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 5-4 exhibition victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. Liam O’Brien tied it at 4 for Washington (2-2-0) early in the third period. Michael Latta also scored for the …

Drayson Bowman’s late goal gives Canadiens win over Bruins in preseason opener

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — Drayson Bowman scored with 48 seconds left to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both clubs. Christian Thomas set up the …

Bruins eyeing redemption on 1st day of camp

Friday, September 19, 2014

WILMINGTON — The Boston Bruins conducted their first on-ice training camp practices for the new season on Friday, and they’re already thinking about redemption. The Bruins want to atone for the way last season ended. They had the …

Bruins have some lineup questions entering preseason camp

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have some lineup questions entering training camp after a disappointing second-round exit in the playoffs. “Absolutely. Competition, with it comes uncertainty, and we’d all like things to be certain,” general manager Peter Chiarelli …

UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after the court was deluged …

UMass’ Yevenko invited to Bruins rookie camp

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A week after Oleg Yevenko was honored as Hockey East’s co-Top Scholar Athlete for his 4.0 grade point average, the UMass rising senior defenseman got another indication that he might not need to put his management degree to …

Panthers have plenty of options with No. 1 pick

Thursday, June 26, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (ap) — The NHL may as well put out a casting call for a movie set in Philadelphia. The league sent its top draft prospects to all the tourist areas for photos and interviews, from the Rocky statue, to the baseball stadium, and, yes, the obligatory cheesesteak …

NHL salary cap to rise after record revenues

Thursday, June 26, 2014

NEW YORK — After a year of record revenues, the NHL salary cap is going up again. The exact figure for the 2014-15 hasn’t been set yet, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday following a meeting of the league’s board of governors, but he hoped it would be …

Bruins’ Tuukka Rask (Vezina), Patrice Bergeron (Selke) take home NHL awards

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby won his second Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player Tuesday night at the league’s postseason awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Crosby also collected the Art Ross Trophy as the league scoring …

Bruins don’t plan to be big players in free agency

Monday, June 23, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins don’t expect to make a major signing in free agency. A player drafted from a mediocre crop this week likely won’t make an immediate impact. So general manager Peter Chiarelli plans some small changes to improve the team that exited the playoffs earlier …

Boston Bruins Jacobs family mulls Buffalo Bills stadium

Friday, June 13, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is proposing to build a stadium to help secure the Buffalo Bills’ long-term future in the region, two people involved in discussions told The Associated Press. Executives …