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New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait (37) collides with New York Islanders' Zdeno Chara during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Chara left the game during the first period for unspecified reasons, according to team officials. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bruins fall to Islanders, lose Zdeno Chara to injury

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins lost the game to the New York Islanders 3-2 and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara. The 2009 Norris Trophy winner left Thursday night’s game in the first period with an undisclosed injury and didn’t return. Coach Claude Julien said after the …

Bruins hold off Sharks to win 5-3

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BOSTON — Boston’s power play finally came through with two early goals Tuesday night. The other side of the Bruins’ special teams unit delivered in the end. Gregory Campbell netted the game-winner with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Bruins fended off a late four-minute San Jose power play to earn a …

Niklas Svedberg earns shutout in Bruins’ win over Sabres

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Boston Bruins bounced back from their worst defensive performance of the season with their first shutout victory. Niklas Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Saturday night. “It’s a great feeling,” Svedberg said. “Most of all to get …

Bruins try to finish off Canadiens in Game 6

Sunday, May 11, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have two chances to finish off the archrival Canadiens. They are only thinking about the first one. “It’s going to be awesome,” Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller said, looking ahead to Game 6 in …

Bruins beat Canadiens 4-2 to take 3-2 series lead

Saturday, May 10, 2014

BOSTON — It took the Boston Bruins five years to score a power-play goal in the playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens. They needed only 32 seconds to do it again. Reilly Smith and Jarome Iginla scored on back-to-back …

Bruins set for Game 5 fresh off Matt Fraser’s overtime winner

Friday, May 9, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Matt Fraser was eating a burrito in Providence, Rhode Island, when he got the word that he was being promoted from the minor leagues to join the Boston Bruins for their playoff series against the …

Matt Fraser lifts Bruins past Canadiens, 1-0 in OT

Thursday, May 8, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — Matt Fraser scored at 1:19 of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, tying the Eastern Conference semifinal series 2-2. Making his NHL playoff debut after …

Canadiens fourth-line winger getting unexpected attention

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) — Dale Weise is finding out what it’s like to be a Montreal Canadien when they’re winning in the springtime. Some were not happy when general manager Marc Bergevin sent defenseman Raphael Diaz to Vancouver Canucks for the little-known Weise on Feb. 3 Now the …

Canadiens jump on Bruins early, take 2-1 series lead

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — P.K. Subban is having a series to remember for the Montreal Canadiens. Subban, Dale Weise and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist, Carey Price made 26 saves, and Montreal beat the Boston …

Bruins, Canadiens continue mind games on eve of Game 3

Monday, May 5, 2014

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) — The mind games have started in the Boston-Montreal playoff series. Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Monday his team will not be thrown off by what he feels is an attempt by the Bruins to …

Canadiens goalie Carey Price finds lost dogs with Twitter help

Monday, May 5, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price can go back to worrying about the Boston Bruins with the help of Twitter, a local radio station and a sharp-eyed fan. The Montreal Canadiens goaltender’s two Labrador retrievers got loose overnight. But, …

Canadiens happy to head home tied 1-1 with Bruins

Sunday, May 4, 2014

MONTREAL — The Canadiens are choosing to look on the bright side as they return to Montreal after earning a two-game split in Boston. Sure they could be leading the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series 2-0 with the …

Bruins rally to beat Canadiens 5-3 in Game 2

Saturday, May 3, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins rallied from two goals down to avoid another two-game deficit against the archrival Montreal Canadiens. Reilly Smith scored the go-ahead goal with 3:32 left and Boston scored four times in eight minutes to …