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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during an event at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., to promote the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, scheduled to be played there on New Year's day 2016. At rear are Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney, left, and Bruins President Cam Neely, right.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Patriots

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would meet at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Day. The Bruins will be the first team to host the event twice. They also hosted it in 2010, at Fenway Park. Patriots owner Robert Kraft also spoke at the ceremony, just hours after his impassioned “Deflategate” defense. Bettman notes that the three organizations are among the most successful in their sports, with 34 championships. The Canadiens have won 24 …

Bruins hold developmental camp for draft picks

Friday, July 17, 2015

WIMINGTON (AP) — Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has had a busy rookie offseason since taking over for the fired Peter Chiarelli in May. Sweeney traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic mostly for draft picks, selected 10 players at the NHL Draft last month and then signed one of the most coveted free agents, forward Matt Beleskey, on July 1. As …

Bruins sign D Matt Irwin to 1-year deal

Saturday, July 11, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract worth $800,000. The 27-year-old Irwin had eight goals and 11 assists in 53 games for the Sharks last season, his third in San Jose. He spent four seasons with the Worcester Sharks of the AHL, scoring 22 goals with 66 assists. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, native …

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 …

Braden Holtby makes 32 saves, Capitals slow surging Bruins 2-0

Monday, March 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby made 32 saves for his eighth shutout of the season, Nicklas Backstrom became Washington’s career assists leader, and the Capitals cooled the surging Boston Bruins with a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Holtby rebounded from …

Tuukka Rask, Bruins blank Pittsburgh

Saturday, March 14, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Being oblivious probably wasn’t the worst thing for Tuukka Rask. It took the Boston goalie a while to notice that the opposing Pittsburgh Penguins were playing without Sidney Crosby. “I didn’t know Crosby wasn’t playing until …

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 …