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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 …

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 …

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 …