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Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) beats Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.  Krejci and Pavelec are both from he Czech Republic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Jets beat Bruins 6-2 in opener, snap 13-game losing streak in Boston

Thursday, October 8, 2015

BOSTON — Chris Thorburn and Nicolas Petan scored in the third period after Boston came within one goal, and the Winnipeg Jets opened the season with a 6-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday night. It was the first victory for the former Atlanta Thrashers in Boston since 2007, before the franchise moved to Winnipeg. The Bruins had beaten the …

Boston Bruins at a glance

Monday, October 5, 2015

BOSTON BRUINS LAST SEASON: 41-27-14, 96 points. Fifth in Atlantic Division. Missed playoffs for first time since 2007. COACH: Claude Julien (ninth season, 13th NHL season). ADDED: F Jimmy Hayes, D Matt Irwin, F Matt Beleskey LOST: D Dougie Hamilton, F Milan Lucic, F Daniel Paille, F Carl Soderberg, GM Peter Chiarelli. PLAYER TO WATCH: Zdeno Chara. The 38-year-old defenseman is coming off …

Bruins hoping playoff drought is a short one

Monday, October 5, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins didn’t quite clean house after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007. It was more like a little tidying up. General manager Peter Chiarelli was fired, but coach Claude Julien stayed. Chiarelli was replaced by his former assistant, Don Sweeney, maintaining some continuity in a front office that is still run by team president Cam Neely. …

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 …

Eddie Lack stops 40 for Canucks in 2-1 win at Boston

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOSTON — Eddie Lack has hardly looked like a backup goalie since Vancouver starter Ryan Miller was injured in a collision with a teammate. Lack had 40 saves as the Canucks beat the struggling Boston Bruins 2-1 on …