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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: Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes. The Bruins signed left winger Beleskey, one of the more coveted available forwards, to a five-year contract …

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 was traded for the second time in five days on Tuesday, getting dealt from Boston …

No surprise: Connor McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

Friday, June 26, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. — Connor McDavid’s favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He’s now in their club, forever to be known as a No. 1 pick. McDavid’s journey toward widely expected NHL superstardom officially began Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers grabbed him with the top overall …

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 …

Lightning score quickly after Stamkos fight, beat Bruins 5-3

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos had a rare fight on the ice — and it hurt Boston’s playoff hopes. J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman scored 15 seconds apart soon after Stamkos got into a fight, …

Bobby Ryan’s 3rd-period goal lifts Senators over Bruins 6-4

Thursday, March 19, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario — The Ottawa Senators keep finding ways to win. This time they did it with a shot off the skate of Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. Bobby Ryan’s third-period goal snapped a tie and lifted the …

Goalie Anders Lindback, Sabres beat Bruins 2-1 in shootout

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BOSTON — Anders Lindback made seven of his 44 saves in overtime, then shut out Boston for three rounds of the shootout as the Buffalo Sabres rallied to beat the Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night. Lindback stopped Torey …