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Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser (39) and Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) battle for the puck as Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) covers the net during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Bruins beat Wild, who fire coach after game

Sunday, February 14, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild lost yet another game — and coach Mike Yeo lost his job. Yeo was fired after the free-falling Wild’s 4-2 loss to the streaking Boston Bruins on Saturday. Minnesota promoted John Torchetti from its Iowa affiliate in the American Hockey League to interim coach. General manager Chuck Fletcher said recently that Yeo’s job …

Bergeron scores twice and Bruins beat Jets 6-2

Thursday, February 11, 2016

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored twice, Brett Connolly had three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Thursday night Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Hayes each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins. David Pastrnak also scored …

Lucic scores in return to Boston; Kings rout Bruins 9-2

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON — Milan Lucic looked as though he didn’t want the night to end, taking the ice after both teams left to thank the fans who showered him with cheers most of the game. It was a banner night for his teammates, too. Lucic scored in his return to Boston, Drew Doughty had …

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 …

Mark Stone scores twice, Senators beat Bruins 3-1

Sunday, December 27, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario — Goaltender Craig Anderson is showing he can handle a heavy workload. Mark Stone scored twice, Anderson stopped 38 shots and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 Sunday. It was the 15th time this …

Eichel shines in return to Boston; Sabres rally for 6-3 win Saturday

Sunday, December 27, 2015

BOSTON — A couple of days at home was the perfect cure for rookie Jack Eichel’s rough stretch. Eichel scored twice in his return to Boston, Jamie McGinn had the go-ahead goal with 5:36 left and the Buffalo …

Bruins can’t solve Blues goalie Jake Allen in 2-0 shutout

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

BOSTON — The St. Louis Blues were still smarting when they got to Boston after blowing a three-goal lead a night earlier. They didn’t want to have to think about that during the extended holiday break. Jake Allen …

Bruins F Max Talbot suspended for 2 games by NHL

Monday, December 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has suspended Boston Bruins forward Max Talbot for two games for interference against New Jersey Devils forward Jiri Tlusty on Sunday. The league says Talbot “delivered a late, violent hit” on Tlusty at 14:30 of the second period of Boston’s 2-1 shootout …

Ryan Spooner scores lone shootout goal, Bruins beat Devils 2-1

Sunday, December 20, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The streaking Boston Bruins are starting to sneak up on the Eastern Conference leaders. Ryan Spooner scored the lone shootout goal and Jonas Gustavsson made 29 saves to lift Boston over the New Jersey Devils …

Frank Vatrano’s hat trick tops Conor Sheary’s first goal as Bruins rout Penguins

Friday, December 18, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Frank Vatrano shook off his slump and single-handedly outscored the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins. Boston’s rookie center, playing in his 17th NHL game, had three goals for his first career hat trick to lead the Bruins to …

Tuukka Rask, Bruins blank Penguins 3-0

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

BOSTON — New coach or old, it didn’t matter for Pittsburgh Penguins the way Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask is playing. Rask stopped 34 shots for his fourth shutout, Jimmy Hayes ended a 15-game goal-scoring drought and the Bruins …