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Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman (77) moves to clear the puck in front of Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Steven Stamkos earns 500th point in Tampa Bay’s 6-3 win over Bruins

Monday, October 12, 2015

BOSTON — Loaded with postseason experience on a roster that’s nearly identical to last season, the Tampa Bay Lightning are off to another strong start. Steven Stamkos scored his 500th career point with a tiebreaking power-play goal that sent Tampa Bay to a 6-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday afternoon. Brian Boyle scored two goals, and Ondrej Palat, …

Montreal dominates Boston in 4-2 win Saturday

Sunday, October 11, 2015

BOSTON — The Montreal Canadiens were in the lead just 85 seconds in and in command for nearly all 60 minutes. Lars Eller scored twice and Alex Galchenyuk had three assists as the Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Saturday night. Alexander Semin added two assists and David Desharnais had a goal …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …