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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 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 …

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 …