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Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) celebrates his go-ahead goal against the Florida Panthers with teammates David Pastrnak (88) and Ryan Spooner (51) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The Bruins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Lucic’s late goal helps Bruins beat Panthers, 3-2

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON – The only thing more critical than winning for the Boston Bruins was doing it in regulation. Milan Lucic scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:09 left as Boston rallied to beat the Florida Panthers, 3-2, last night and maintained its hold on the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. “That makes it even bigger, especially with a team …

Bruins sitting in eighth in Eastern Conference

Sunday, March 29, 2015

BATTLE IN THE EAST A look at the Eastern Conference standings – the top eight teams make the playoffs – with records, points and games remaining: *Montreal 47-21-8 102 6 *N.Y. Rangers 47-21-7 101 7 Tampa Bay 46-23-7 99 6 N.Y. Islanders 45-27-5 95 5 Pittsburgh 42-23-11 95 6 Detroit 40-23-12 92 7 Washington 41-25-10 92 6 Boston 38-25-13 89 6 On the outside Ottawa 37-26-12 86 7 Florida 35-26-15 85 6 * - clinched playoff spot …

Pastrnak scores game-winner in OT as Bruins edge Hurricanes, 2-1

Sunday, March 29, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. – A couple of rookies came up big for the Boston Bruins yesterday. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, scoring the winner on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of overtime, and the Bruins earned a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The victory put the …

Bruins find their swagger, notch 4-2 win over first-place Rangers

Sunday, March 29, 2015

BOSTON – If the Boston Bruins want an example of what’s needed in the final few games to make the playoffs, they can simply watch a replay of the first period against the New York Rangers. Milan Lucic …

Getzlaf scores in OT as Ducks rally past Bruins, 3-2

Friday, March 27, 2015

BOSTON – The Anaheim Ducks took advantage of the struggling Bruins and kept control of first place in the Western Conference. Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift Anaheim to a 3-2 victory over Boston last night. …

Bruins’ playoff hopes slipping away

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A look at the Bruins’ last five games, and their points lead for a playoff berth. 3/15 Capitals 2, Bruins 0 5 points 3/17 Sabres 2, Bruins 1, SO 4 points 3/19 Senators 6, Bruins 4 2 points 3/21 Panthers 2, Bruins 1, SO 1 point 3/22 Lightning 5, Bruins 3 1 point …

Lightning score quickly after Stamkos fight, beat Bruins, 5-3

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos had a rare fight on the ice – and it hurt Boston’s playoff hopes. J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman scored 15 seconds apart soon after Stamkos got into a fight, …

Pirri leads Panthers past Bruins, 2-1, in shootout

Sunday, March 22, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. – Brandon Pirri scored the winning shootout goal to lead the Florida Panthers over the Boston Bruins, 2-1, last night. Pirri beat Tuukka Rask five-hole in the second round of the shootout. Roberto Luongo turned aside …

Monarchs pull away to beat Bruins, 5-2, in Providence

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Zach O’Brien’s go-ahead goal in the second period proved to be the game-winner as the visiting Manchester Monarchs beat the Providence Bruins, 5-2, last night. J.F. Berube made 21 saves on 23 shots to earn his AHL-leading 30th win of the season. He became the first Manchester goalie …

Ryan’s third-period goal lifts Senators over Bruins, 6-4

Friday, March 20, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario – Bobby Ryan’s third-period goal snapped a tie and lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 6-4 victory over the Boston Bruins in a back-and-forth game last night. The surging Senators moved within two points of the …

Lindback, Sabres beat Bruins, 2-1, in shootout

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

BOSTON – Despite his second shootout in two nights, Buffalo goalie Anders Lindback found a way to top the Bruins. Lindback made seven of his 44 saves in overtime, then shut out Boston for three rounds of the …

Holtby makes 32 saves, Capitals slow surging Bruins, 2-0

Monday, March 16, 2015

WASHINGTON – Braden Holtby made 32 saves for his eighth shutout of the season, Nicklas Backstrom became Washington’s career assists leader, and the Capitals cooled the surging Boston Bruins with a 2-0 victory last night. Holtby rebounded from …

Bruins, Rask blank Crosby-less Penguins in Pittsburgh, 2-0

Sunday, March 15, 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 …

Bergeron, Marchand lift Bruins to shootout win over Lightning

Friday, March 13, 2015

BOSTON – Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand scored shootout goals to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. Boston beat Tampa Bay for the 10th straight time, the longest active …

Spooner’s two goals lead Boston to 3-1 win over Ottawa

Wednesday, March 11, 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 …