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New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey (12) prevents Boston Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson from getting to the puck in the crease as Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (60) protects the net during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The Islanders won 5-3. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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 and fourth in goals-against average with a 2.03. But the Bruins, who won the Presidents’ Trophy with 117 points in the regular …

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, both worth an annual salary-cap charge of $1.4 million. Both players were restricted free agents, …

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 4 for Washington (2-2-0) early in the third period. Michael Latta also scored for the …

Cam Neely bullish on Bruins’ future as Cup contenders

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Cam Neely says the Bruins are still set up to contend for the Stanley Cup for years to come. Speaking at a news conference a week after Boston was eliminated from the playoffs by archrival …

Bruins’ Milan Lucic not sorry for handshake line comment

Friday, May 16, 2014

BOSTON — The traditional post-series handshake between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens wasn’t the symbol of sportsmanship the NHL might be looking for. Bruins forward Milan Lucic said something to anger Montreal’s Dale Weise and Alexei Emelin …

Rangers show respect to Canadiens on eve of East finals

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Montreal Canadiens can rest easy. They won’t be disrespected by their next playoff opponent, If anything, the New York Rangers are giving them too much respect heading into Saturday’s opener of the Eastern Conference finals. The Canadiens come in following a bitter matchup with the Boston Bruins …

Despite NHL’s best record, Bruins done for season

Thursday, May 15, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins went to the TD Garden for Game 7 of their playoff series against Montreal knowing that someone’s season would end. They just never considered it might be theirs. “Oh, it’s tough to swallow,” …

Disappointing end for Bruins as Canadiens take Game 7

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Even as the Montreal Canadiens swept through the opening round of the playoffs — their first postseason series victory in four years — they knew that a more difficult challenge was next. The Boston Bruins. …

Game 7 will decide Bruins and Canadiens again

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins crowd has been hostile to Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, booing him every time he touches the puck. And he can’t wait to get back to Boston. “That’s what playoffs is all about, …

Canadiens force Game 7 with 4-0 win over Bruins

Monday, May 12, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty’s slump is over. The big left wing had a goal and an assist in the second period and Carey Price made 26 saves and the Montreal Canadiens blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0 on …

Bruins try to finish off Canadiens in Game 6

Sunday, May 11, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have two chances to finish off the archrival Canadiens. They are only thinking about the first one. “It’s going to be awesome,” Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller said, looking ahead to Game 6 in …

Bruins beat Canadiens 4-2 to take 3-2 series lead

Saturday, May 10, 2014

BOSTON — It took the Boston Bruins five years to score a power-play goal in the playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens. They needed only 32 seconds to do it again. Reilly Smith and Jarome Iginla scored on back-to-back …

Bruins set for Game 5 fresh off Matt Fraser’s overtime winner

Friday, May 9, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Matt Fraser was eating a burrito in Providence, Rhode Island, when he got the word that he was being promoted from the minor leagues to join the Boston Bruins for their playoff series against the …