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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 …

Hurricanes top Bruins in shootout 2-1

Sunday, January 4, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — Eric Staal doesn’t often take part in the shootout. But the Carolina Hurricanes captain made the most of his chance Sunday, beating Tuukka Rask for the only shootout goal in a 2-1 victory. It was …

Bobby Ryan’s overtime goal gives Senators win over Bruins

Saturday, January 3, 2015

BOSTON — Ottawa coach Dave Cameron chooses not to fret about his team’s five fruitless power plays against Boston, including a pair of 5-on-3 advantages in which the Senators failed to score. “You never pull your hair out …

Maple Leafs beat Bruins in shootout

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BOSTON — Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Caryle tried showing his team what it needed to correct during its recent slump. It seemed to work. Nazem Kadri and Mike Santorelli each scored in the shootout, lifting the Maple …

Matt Vautour: Predicting what’s ahead in 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Crystal ball time. The 2015 sports year is still a clean slate that has that new year smell to it. In the next 365 days, someone we’ve never heard of will become a household name, while some established stars fade. There will be champions and chumps, memorable moments …

Bruins take 45 shots in 5-2 win over Red Wings

Monday, December 29, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have been dealing with injuries all season — just not this well. Humbled on the road two nights before and playing without two of their top forwards, the Bruins pounced quickly on Detroit …

Blue Jackets clobber Bruins 6-2

Sunday, December 28, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kevin Connauton has found a home on the Columbus blue line. He had a goal and two assists and the Blue Jackets scored four times in the second period for a 6-2 win against the …

Marchand, Eriksson lead Bruins over Predators 5-3

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson and Brad Marchand scored two goals apiece and Patrice Bergeron had three assists for the Boston Bruins in a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. David Krejci also scored for the …

Bruins rally for 4-3 overtime win against Sabres

Monday, December 22, 2014

BOSTON — Dougie Hamilton got the Boston Bruins to overtime, and then Loui Eriksson stepped up again. Eriksson scored 2:14 into the extra session, and the Bruins rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Sunday night. Hamilton …

Michael Hutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruins

Friday, December 19, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Boston draft pick Michael Hutchinson had some fun at the Bruins’ expense. Hutchinson made 30 saves and Mathieu Perreault broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ …

Loui Eriksson’s OT goal gives Bruins 3-2 win vs. Wild

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in …