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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during an event at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., to promote the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, scheduled to be played there on New Year's day 2016. At rear are Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney, left, and Bruins President Cam Neely, right.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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 meet at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Day. The Bruins will be the first team to host the event twice. They also hosted it in 2010, at Fenway Park. Patriots owner Robert Kraft also spoke at the ceremony, just hours after his impassioned “Deflategate” defense. Bettman notes that the three organizations are among the most successful in their sports, with 34 championships. The Canadiens have won 24 …

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 signed one of the most coveted free agents, forward Matt Beleskey, on July 1. As …

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 AHL, scoring 22 goals with 66 assists. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, native …

Bruins look ahead to next season after missing playoffs

Monday, April 13, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins aren’t used to cleaning out their lockers so early in the year. For the first time in eight seasons, they missed the playoffs even though their 96 points were the most ever …

Disastrous season for Bruins ends with loss to Lightning

Sunday, April 12, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Boston coach Claude Julien postponed any talk about what’s next for the Bruins. The end of a disappointing season was just too soon. The Bruins lost 3-2 to the playoff-bound Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday …

Panthers damage Bruins’ playoff chances, 4-2

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Boston Bruins no longer have control of playoff qualification in their hands. Roberto Luongo earned his 401st career win and Jaromir Jagr got his 1,800th career point Thursday night, helping the Florida Panthers beat …

Braden Holtby blanks Bruins again, Capitals win 3-0

Thursday, April 9, 2015

WASHINGTON — If the Boston Bruins miss the playoffs, they may dwell on their inability to score against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby this season. Right now they don’t have the time. Holtby made 27 saves while shutting …

Patrice Bergeron’s shootout goal lifts Bruins over Maple Leafs 2-1

Saturday, April 4, 2015

BOSTON — A season-high 50 shots weren’t enough for the Boston Bruins to keep streaking toward the playoffs. A shootout goal by Patrice Bergeron made up for it. With that, the Bruins maintained a three-point lead for a …

Zach Trotman’s 1st NHL goal leads Bruins past Red Wings 3-2

Thursday, April 2, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Zach Trotman’s first career NHL goal couldn’t have come at a better time for the surging Boston Bruins. He scored with 2:08 remaining to lift the Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red …

Milan Lucic’s late goal helps Bruins beat Panthers, 3-2

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BOSTON — The only thing more critical than winning for the Boston Bruins was doing it in regulation. Milan Lucic scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:09 left as Boston rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 Tuesday night …

Pastrnak nets OT game winner, Bruins edge Hurricanes

Monday, March 30, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — A couple of rookies came up big for the Boston Bruins on Sunday. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, scoring the winner on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of …

Getzlaf scores in OT as Ducks rally past Bruins

Friday, March 27, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks took advantage of the struggling Bruins and kept control of first place in the Western Conference. Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift Anaheim to a 3-2 victory over Boston on …

Judge lets ex-NHL player lawsuit over concussions continue

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The NHL’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was largely rejected Wednesday by a federal judge, allowing the claims to move forward. The plaintiffs have been seeking unspecified financial damages and medical monitoring for neurological disorders. They’ve …