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Connor McDavid, left, chats with Craig MacTavish after being chosen first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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 selection in the draft. No player has …

Bruins deal veterans Lucic, Hamilton on draft day

Friday, June 26, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins’ makeover that began in the front office has reached the front line on offense and the top pairing on defense. The Bruins traded left wing Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings and defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. The return included the 13th and 15th picks …

Avalanche acquire forward Carl Soderberg from Bruins

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche acquired Swedish forward Carl Soderberg from the Boston Bruins on Thursday for a sixth-round pick in 2016. The 29-year-old Soderberg had 13 goals and 31 assists last season. He adds depth to a Colorado front line that already includes Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla. A second-round pick of St. Louis in …

Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand lift Bruins to shootout win over Tampa Bay

Thursday, March 12, 2015

BOSTON — Boston and Tampa Bay got a rare glimpse at what might be the future of overtime hockey. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand scored shootout goals to lift the host Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the …

UMass’ Frank Vatrano signs free agent contract with Boston Bruins

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The optimism created by a strong finish to the 2014-15 season for the UMass hockey team suffered a bit of a blow on Thursday. Sophomore Frank Vatrano, the Minutemen’s top goal scorer, signed a free agent contract with …

Spooner’s 2 goals lead Boston to 3-1 win over Ottawa

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario — Ryan Spooner scored his second and third goals of the season and Tuukka Rask celebrated his birthday by stopping 39 shots to help lead the surging Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Ottawa …

Paille’s 2 goals lift Bruins past Red Wings, 5-3

Sunday, March 8, 2015

BOSTON — Boston coach Claude Julien believes his team showed what it can do when it’s pushed into a tough spot. That added desire helped them come through a two-day test with consecutive victories. Daniel Paille scored twice, …

Bruins fall to Flames in shootout

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BOSTON — Sean Monahan ended Calgary’s scoring drought in Boston that lasted more than eight years. Then, one of the newest Flames snapped the club’s even longer run of futility on the road against the Bruins. David Schlemko …

Bruins swing trades with Colorado, Tampa Bay

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trading deadline, a few hours after picking up forward Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay. The Bruins also got forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild for forward Jared Knight. Boston …

Bruins win 4-1, send Coyotes to 9th straight loss

Sunday, March 1, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins are in a tight race for one of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spots, and they knew they couldn’t slip up against a struggling team. They didn’t. Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand …

Spooner scores 1st NHL goal, Bruins beat Devils in OT

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. — For the Boston Bruins, Ryan Spooner could not have picked a better time to get his first NHL goal. Spooner scored with 2:14 left in overtime and the Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 …

Eddie Lack stops 40 for Canucks in 2-1 win at Boston

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOSTON — Eddie Lack has hardly looked like a backup goalie since Vancouver starter Ryan Miller was injured in a collision with a teammate. Lack had 40 saves as the Canucks beat the struggling Boston Bruins 2-1 on …

Buzz around Tuukka Rask: Newly discovered wasp named after Boston Bruins goalie

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

BOSTON (AP— There’s a new buzz surrounding Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. A Boston-area researcher who was part of a team that discovered a new species of wasp in Kenya has named the insect Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski in Rask’s …