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Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak tries to control the puck at the side of the net of Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Brad Marchand scores on penalty shot in OT, Bruins top Sabres 2-1

Sunday, February 7, 2016

BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Loui Eriksson also scored while the Bruins improved to 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. The Bruins beat Buffalo 3-2 in a shootout in the first of a home-and-home on Thursday night. …

Ryan Spooner leads Bruins past Sabres 3-2 in shootout

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Five players on the Buffalo Sabres had a chance to stop Brad Marchand before the streaking Boston Bruins forward finished his end-to-end rush with a flourish. Marchand scored his eighth goal in eight games to help Boston erase a two-goal deficit, and Ryan Spooner scored in regulation and the shootout …

Parenteau scores in OT, Leafs come back to beat Bruins 4-3

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BOSTON — The Toronto Maple Leafs had plenty to celebrate Tuesday night. Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored a power-play goal with 1:54 left in overtime and Toronto rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 and end a four-game skid. “It felt pretty good,” Parenteau said. “There was …

Bruins fall to streaking Flyers

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — The streaking Philadelphia Flyers are riding high on confidence. Mark Streit and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to lead Philadelphia to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night for their fourth straight …

Late goal by Jesper Fast gives Rangers 2-1 win over Bruins

Monday, January 11, 2016

NEW YORK — After an atrocious second quarter of the season, the New York Rangers are starting to find their game again. They beat Western Conference-leading Dallas on Tuesday. They rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third …

Mark Stone scores in OT to lift Senators to 2-1 win over Bruins

Sunday, January 10, 2016

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone couldn’t have picked a better time to snap a scoring drought. Stone scored 4:22 into overtime to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. …

Frank Vatrano’s early goal leads Bruins to 3,000th career win

Friday, January 8, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. — The Boston Bruins had everything they needed to get back on track — a road game against the banged-up New Jersey Devils, a team they have owned lately. Rookie Frank Vatrano scored early, Jonas Gustavsson …

Kuznetsov has goal and assist as Capitals beat slumping Bruins

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

BOSTON — Washington’s lone losing streak of the season didn’t last long. Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist and the Capitals took over the top record in the NHL with a 3-2 win over the Boston …

Winter Classic: Canadiens top Bruins 5-1 at home of Patriots

Friday, January 1, 2016

FOXBOROUGH — The Montreal Forum was the Canadiens’ home for one of the most successful dynasties in professional sports. The Bruins and Celtics filled the Boston Garden rafters with championship banners. The Original Six rivals met at the …

Winter Classic has grown into an outdoor hockey festival

Thursday, December 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Since the NHL first experimented with outdoor games more than a decade ago, the Winter Classic has grown into a festival of fresh air hockey that this year included for the first time a professional women’s …

Patriots embrace Winter Classic, then head to warm South

Thursday, December 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Bill Belichick took to the Gillette Stadium ice for a morning skate with Bruins coach Claude Julien on Thursday, then took his team to south Florida for what has become an important football game on …

Matt Vautour: Gazing into the 2016 crystal ball

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Crystal ball time. Predictions for 2016 that can’t possibly miss. Alabama beats Oklahoma in the College Football Championship — The Sooners will lose in the finals of football and men’s basketball. The Winter Classic is disappointing — Outdoor …

Jimmy Hayes’ hat trick leads Bruins past Senators 7-3

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

BOSTON — Jimmy Hayes barely had time to celebrate his first three-goal game in the NHL. Hayes poked in a rebound with a second left for a power-play goal that completed his first career hat trick as the …