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Boston Bruins' Brett Connolly (14) and Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrate Bergeron's goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bergeron scores twice and Bruins beat Jets 6-2

Thursday, February 11, 2016

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored twice, Brett Connolly had three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Thursday night Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Hayes each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins. David Pastrnak also scored to help Boston win its fifth straight …

Lucic scores in return to Boston; Kings rout Bruins 9-2

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON — Milan Lucic looked as though he didn’t want the night to end, taking the ice after both teams left to thank the fans who showered him with cheers most of the game. It was a banner night for his teammates, too. Lucic scored in his return to Boston, Drew Doughty had …

Brad Marchand scores on penalty shot in OT, Bruins top Sabres 2-1

Sunday, February 7, 2016

BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Loui Eriksson also scored while the Bruins improved to 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. The Bruins beat Buffalo 3-2 in a shootout in the …

NHL to play 3-on-3 All-Star tournament

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL will play a 3-on-3 All-Star tournament instead of a traditional All-Star game. The NHL and the players union announced the format change Wednesday for the Sunday, Jan. 31 event in Nashville, Tennessee. Players will represent the Pacific, Central, Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions …

Thornton, Marleau goals lead Sharks to 5-4 win over Bruins

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

BOSTON — San Jose’s Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton made Boston pay for a string of penalties. They scored power-play goals just 25 seconds apart in the second period to put the Sharks ahead for good to beat …

Former Minuteman Frank Vatrano enjoys wild NHL ride to Boston

Thursday, November 12, 2015

BOSTON Frank Vatrano is still learning Boston geography. So he doesn’t remember exactly where he was standing, but he was at the Bruins’ Stanley Cup parade in 2011. “I was somewhere on the streets,” Vatrano said. “I was …

Matt Duchene scores in 3rd to lift Avalanche over Bruins 3-2

Thursday, November 12, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Things have turned around quickly for Matt Duchene. The Colorado center broke a tie in the third period with his sixth goal in five games and the Avalanche beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday …

Spooner, Bergeron lift Bruins over Islanders 2-1

Sunday, November 8, 2015

NEW YORK — The Boston Bruins have been streaky so far this season. A steady Tuukka Rask would be a nice stabilizer. Rask made 36 saves, Ryan Spooner and Patrice Bergeron scored and the Bruins beat the New …

Former Minuteman Frank Vatrano nets first NHL goal, but Bruins fall to Habs

Saturday, November 7, 2015

MONTREAL (AP) — David Desharnais scored on a power play with 1:08 left in regulation to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. Max Pacioretty added an empty-netter 20 seconds …

Ex-Minuteman Frank Vatrano recalled by Bruins, set for NHL debut

Friday, November 6, 2015

Former UMass forward Frank Vatrano’s torrid start for the Providence Bruins earned the East Longmeadow native a chance to make his NHL debut. The Boston Bruins summoned him from Providence on Friday. He could be in uniform as …

Braden Holtby’s 28 saves carry Capitals to 4-1 victory over Bruins

Thursday, November 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby’s bid for another shutout against the Boston Bruins ended with a wicked bounce and a lucky first-period goal. While the Bruins got caught up in the joy of the moment, Holtby kept his focus …

Tyler Seguin’s hat trick leads Stars to win

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

BOSTON — Although Tyler Seguin insisted it’s no longer personal when he returns to Boston, he certainly played like it was. Seguin scored three goals against his former club as the Dallas Stars beat the Bruins 5-3 on …

Streaking Bruins beat Lightning to remain unbeaten on road

Saturday, October 31, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — The surprising Boston Bruins passed another early season challenge, completing a successful two-day swing through Florida. Jonas Gustavsson stopped 21 shots and Brett Connolly’s power-play goal snapped a third-period tie, helping the Bruins remain unbeaten …