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Bruins busy on first day of free agency

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Bruins rookie general manager Don Sweeney went into the first day of NHL free agency intent on improving his team’s feeble offense, which ranked 22nd in the league. Sweeney added two wingers Wednesday he thinks will be a major part of the solution next season: Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes. The Bruins signed left winger Beleskey, one of the more coveted available forwards, to a five-year contract …

San Jose Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Boston Bruins

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose’s list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for a starting goaltender. As soon as Jones was dealt from rival Los Angeles to Boston, Wilson saw his opportunity to get him. Jones was traded for the second time in five days on Tuesday, getting dealt from Boston …

No surprise: Connor McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

Friday, June 26, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. — Connor McDavid’s favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He’s now in their club, forever to be known as a No. 1 pick. McDavid’s journey toward widely expected NHL superstardom officially began Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers grabbed him with the top overall …

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 …

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 …