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Boston Bruins goaltender Niklas Svedberg (72), of Sweden, blocks a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the  Buffalo Sabres in  Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

Niklas Svedberg earns shutout in Bruins’ win over Sabres

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Boston Bruins bounced back from their worst defensive performance of the season with their first shutout victory. Niklas Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Saturday night. “It’s a great feeling,” Svedberg said. “Most of all to get the win for us was huge. I was happy to get a shutout, too.” Boston (3-4) gave up a season-high six goals in Thursday night’s loss at Montreal. Svedberg replaced Tuukka Rask in the third period of the loss, before making his third career start in Buffalo. “We had always taken a …

Bruins forward Milan Lucic fined $5,000 for gesture in Montreal

Friday, October 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has fined Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic $5,000 for making an obscene gesture at the fans in Montreal. Lucic taunted the crowd and then mimicked raising the Stanley Cup while entering the penalty box in Boston’s 6-4 loss to the Canadiens. He did not speak to the media after the game. Lucic has not been well-liked in …

Canadiens surge past Bruins in home opener 6-4

Thursday, October 16, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens coach Michel Therrien was happy with the way his team bounced back from a tough loss in its last game. Brendan Gallagher and P.A. Parenteau each had two goals to lead Montreal in a 6-4 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Max Pacioretty had a goal and …

Krejci, Smith lead Bruins past Red Wings in SO

Thursday, October 16, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — After a night of struggling against Detroit’s Jimmy Howard, Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien went with the only thing that was working. David Krejci and Reilly Smith, the only two players to beat Howard in …

Daniel Briere’s goal beats clock; Avs beat Bruins 2-1

Monday, October 13, 2014

BOSTON — The Colorado Avalanche haven’t showed much scoring prowess so far. That didn’t matter after Daniel Briere beat the clock for their first win of the season. Briere scored off a rebound with less than a second …

Alex Ovechkin lifts Caps to 4-0 win over Bruins

Sunday, October 12, 2014

BOSTON — If the Washington Captials can combine Alex Ovechkin’s scoring with strong defense every game, coach Barry Trotz will be enjoying a lot of victories this season. Ovechkin scored his first two goals of the season, Braden …

Red Wings open with a win, edge Bruins 2-1

Friday, October 10, 2014

DETROIT — When the Detroit Red Wings took the ice for their season opener, coach Mike Babcock’s team already had one significant advantage. The Red Wings hadn’t played the night before. The Boston Bruins had. “A month from …

Bruins beat Flyers 2-1 in season opener

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BOSTON — Now in his 10th NHL season, Chris Kelly doesn’t get goose bumps the way he used to. But the Boston Bruins forward confessed to a bit of insomnia as he prepared for opening night against the …

NHL Preview: Western Conference teams reload for 2014-15

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hockey is a booming business right now. After an attention-grabbing Olympic trip and an exciting postseason for the scandal-free NHL, revenue and television ratings have risen to record levels across a largely healthy, happy league. Yet the NHL …

Red Wings beat Bruins 4-3 in shootout

Saturday, October 4, 2014

BOSTON — Andrej Nestrasil and Gustav Nyquist scored in a shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 exhibition victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. Nestrasil, Xavier Ouellet and Riley Sheahan scored in regulation for …

Ryan Spooner scores 2 goals as Bruins beat Islanders in preseason

Friday, October 3, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Ryan Spooner scored twice to lead the Boston Bruins to a 6-1 victory over the New York Islanders in a preseason game Friday night. Reilly Smith scored in his preseason debut for Boston after …

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 …

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, …