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Buffalo Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson (31) gets beat by Boston Bruins center Ryan Spooner (51) as he scored the game-winning goal during the team shootout of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in Buffalo, N.Y.  Boston won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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 to lead the Bruins to a 3-2 …

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 goalie Jonas Gustavsson on injured list

Monday, February 1, 2016

BOSTON — The Bruins have placed goalie Jonas Gustavsson on the injured list and recalled goaltender Malcolm Subban from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis. Boston general manager Don Sweeney said Monday that Gustavsson is waiting to be cleared for full participation by the medical staff. Gustavsson started in the Bruins’ 6-2 loss to Anaheim on Jan. 26 was taken to a …

Johnny Gaudreau finishes hat trick in OT, Flames beat Bruins 5-4

Saturday, December 5, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta — Johnny Gaudreau finished his hat trick in overtime after Jiri Hudler tied the game with 1.2 seconds left and the Calgary Flames beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Friday night. Gaudreau trailed a 2-on-1 rush …

John Calipari: Top-ranked Kentucky needs to get tougher

Friday, December 4, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach John Calipari cautioned anyone who would listen that all the talent possessed by his latest freshman class would mean nothing if they didn’t also show a little toughness. If he was having trouble …

Jordan Eberle scores winner in shootout to lift Oilers past Bruins

Thursday, December 3, 2015

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored in the shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 victory over Boston on Wednesday night, snapping the Bruins’ five-game winning streak. Mark Letestu and Matt Hendricks scored in regulation …

Bruins extend streak with 4-3 win over Rangers

Friday, November 27, 2015

BOSTON — With less than 4 minutes left and their modest winning streak in jeopardy, the Boston Bruins pulled off a comeback that would have seemed improbable a few weeks ago. Ryan Spooner and David Krejci scored 2:03 …

Former Minuteman Frank Vatrano scores 2nd of game in OT, Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins are steadily gaining ground in their division. Frank Vatrano scored his second goal of the game at 3:32 of overtime, giving the Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on …

David Krejci scores in shootout, Bruins beat Maple Leafs

Monday, November 23, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — David Krejci scored the only goal in the shootout and Patrice Bergeron extended his point streak to eight games as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Monday night to sweep a …

Loui Eriksson scores 3 goals, Bruins beat Wild 4-2

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Loui Eriksson can’t help shake the comparisons to Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin. Eriksson scored three goals and the Boston Bruins beat the slumping Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night. “He isn’t the same player …

NHL to play 3-on-3 All-Star tournament

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL will play a 3-on-3 All-Star tournament instead of a traditional All-Star game. The NHL and the players union announced the format change Wednesday for the Sunday, Jan. 31 event in Nashville, Tennessee. Players will represent the Pacific, Central, Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions …

Thornton, Marleau goals lead Sharks to 5-4 win over Bruins

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

BOSTON — San Jose’s Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton made Boston pay for a string of penalties. They scored power-play goals just 25 seconds apart in the second period to put the Sharks ahead for good to beat …

Former Minuteman Frank Vatrano enjoys wild NHL ride to Boston

Thursday, November 12, 2015

BOSTON Frank Vatrano is still learning Boston geography. So he doesn’t remember exactly where he was standing, but he was at the Bruins’ Stanley Cup parade in 2011. “I was somewhere on the streets,” Vatrano said. “I was …