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Boston Bruins' Matt Beleskey (39) checks New York Rangers' Derek Stepan (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Bruins extend streak with 4-3 win over Rangers

Friday, November 27, 2015

BOSTON — With less than 4 minutes left and their modest winning streak in jeopardy, the Boston Bruins pulled off a comeback that would have seemed improbable a few weeks ago. Ryan Spooner and David Krejci scored 2:03 apart late in the third period and the Bruins rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday. “We didn’t stop …

Former Minuteman Frank Vatrano scores 2nd of game in OT, Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins are steadily gaining ground in their division. Frank Vatrano scored his second goal of the game at 3:32 of overtime, giving the Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Vatrano deflected Colin Miller’s shot past Petr Mrazek for his third NHL goal. …

David Krejci scores in shootout, Bruins beat Maple Leafs

Monday, November 23, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — David Krejci scored the only goal in the shootout and Patrice Bergeron extended his point streak to eight games as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Monday night to sweep a home-and-home series. Brad Marchand scored twice and Zac Rinaldo also had a goal in regulation …

Loui Eriksson scores 3 goals, Bruins beat Wild 4-2

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Loui Eriksson can’t help shake the comparisons to Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin. Eriksson scored three goals and the Boston Bruins beat the slumping Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night. “He isn’t the same player …

NHL to play 3-on-3 All-Star tournament

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL will play a 3-on-3 All-Star tournament instead of a traditional All-Star game. The NHL and the players union announced the format change Wednesday for the Sunday, Jan. 31 event in Nashville, Tennessee. Players will represent the Pacific, Central, Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions …

Thornton, Marleau goals lead Sharks to 5-4 win over Bruins

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

BOSTON — San Jose’s Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton made Boston pay for a string of penalties. They scored power-play goals just 25 seconds apart in the second period to put the Sharks ahead for good to beat …

Former Minuteman Frank Vatrano enjoys wild NHL ride to Boston

Thursday, November 12, 2015

BOSTON Frank Vatrano is still learning Boston geography. So he doesn’t remember exactly where he was standing, but he was at the Bruins’ Stanley Cup parade in 2011. “I was somewhere on the streets,” Vatrano said. “I was …

Matt Duchene scores in 3rd to lift Avalanche over Bruins 3-2

Thursday, November 12, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Things have turned around quickly for Matt Duchene. The Colorado center broke a tie in the third period with his sixth goal in five games and the Avalanche beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday …

Spooner, Bergeron lift Bruins over Islanders 2-1

Sunday, November 8, 2015

NEW YORK — The Boston Bruins have been streaky so far this season. A steady Tuukka Rask would be a nice stabilizer. Rask made 36 saves, Ryan Spooner and Patrice Bergeron scored and the Bruins beat the New …

Former Minuteman Frank Vatrano nets first NHL goal, but Bruins fall to Habs

Saturday, November 7, 2015

MONTREAL (AP) — David Desharnais scored on a power play with 1:08 left in regulation to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. Max Pacioretty added an empty-netter 20 seconds …

Ex-Minuteman Frank Vatrano recalled by Bruins, set for NHL debut

Friday, November 6, 2015

Former UMass forward Frank Vatrano’s torrid start for the Providence Bruins earned the East Longmeadow native a chance to make his NHL debut. The Boston Bruins summoned him from Providence on Friday. He could be in uniform as …

Braden Holtby’s 28 saves carry Capitals to 4-1 victory over Bruins

Thursday, November 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby’s bid for another shutout against the Boston Bruins ended with a wicked bounce and a lucky first-period goal. While the Bruins got caught up in the joy of the moment, Holtby kept his focus …

Tyler Seguin’s hat trick leads Stars to win

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

BOSTON — Although Tyler Seguin insisted it’s no longer personal when he returns to Boston, he certainly played like it was. Seguin scored three goals against his former club as the Dallas Stars beat the Bruins 5-3 on …