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FILE - In this July 9, 2007,  file photo, Boston Bruins director of player development Don Sweeney, center, watches play during a hockey team development camp in Wilmington, Mass. The Bruins announced Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Sweeney has been elevated to general manager, taking over for his former boss, Peter Chiarelli, who was fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Boston Bruins elevate Don Sweeney to general manager

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON — On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement. “He’s the coach of the Boston Bruins as of today, for sure,” Sweeney said Wednesday in a news conference after he was promoted to become the eighth GM …

Minnesota Wild eliminate St. Louis Blues in Game 6

Monday, April 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zach Parise scored twice, including a short-handed, highlight-reel goal to get Minnesota going in the first period, and the Wild advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday in Game 6. Justin Fontaine also scored, Nino Niederreiter added an empty-net goal and the Wild set up a rematch of their …

Bruins fire GM Peter Chiarelli 4 years after Stanley Cup

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Boston Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday, days after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years and just four seasons after the franchise won its first Stanley Cup title since 1972. The statement from the team said coach Claude Julien and the rest of his staff “will …

Brad Marchand leads Bruins over Kings 3-1

Sunday, February 1, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins were sorry to see January come to an end. The Bruins closed out a stellar run through the month with a 3-1 win over Los Angeles on Saturday, answering a strong push from …

Tuukka Rask, Bruins cruise past Islanders 5-2

Thursday, January 29, 2015

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Kevan Miller helped the Boston Bruins get off to a winning start after the All-Star break. Miller scored the go-ahead goal with 3.4 seconds left in the second period, leading the Bruins to a 5-2 …

Tavares scores 4, Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12

Sunday, January 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four. In addition to the high-profile superstars who didn’t make it …

B’s win streak snapped by Blue Jackets

Sunday, January 18, 2015

BOSTON — Stuck in a four-game losing streak, the Columbus Blue Jackets rested their All-Star goalie and let backup Curtis McElhinney have another shot at the Boston Bruins. McElhinney answered with 34 saves as Columbus ended its own …

Tuukka Rask, Bruins hand Rangers 2nd straight shutout loss

Thursday, January 15, 2015

BOSTON — Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for his second shutout, Patrice Bergeron scored a first-period goal, and the Boston Bruins won their fifth straight by beating the New York Rangers 3-0 on Thursday night. The Rangers have …

Bruins rookie David Pastrnak scores 2 in 4-3 win over Lightning

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BOSTON — Rookie David Pastrnak scored twice for the second straight game and Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. …

Bruins top Flyers 3-1 for 3rd straight win

Saturday, January 10, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — The Boston Bruins are trying to determine whether 18-year-old rookie David Pastrnak has the physicality to remain on their roster. Now, they know he can score. Pastrnak scored his first two career NHL goals to lead …

Milan Lucic scores 2 as Bruins top Devils 3-0

Thursday, January 8, 2015

BOSTON — After going to overtime in four straight games, the Boston Bruins needed much less time to take care of the New Jersey Devils. Milan Lucic scored a pair of goals, and backup Niklas Svedberg earned his …

Bruins snap losing streak, top Penguins 3-2 in overtime

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Patrice Bergeron scored twice, including a deflection past Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury 2:43 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Penguins on Wednesday night. Bergeron got just enough of Milan Lucic’s …

Louisville tops Wake Forest to win ACC debut

Sunday, January 4, 2015

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Chris Jones scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and No. 5 Louisville won its Atlantic Coast Conference debut, beating Wake Forest 85-76 on Sunday night. Jones added a career-high 10 assists and Montrezl Harrell had 25 points and 13 rebounds for …