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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)

Bruins elevate Don Sweeney to general manager

Thursday, May 21, 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 yesterday in a news conference after he was promoted to become the eighth GM …

Bruins’ Bergeron a Selke finalist along with Kopitar, Toews

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was named a finalist yesterday for the NHL’s Selke Award, which is given to the league’s best defensive forward. He was joined by Los Angeles’s Anze Kopitar and Chicago’s Jonathan Toews. Bergeron is going for his third Selke; he won in 2012 and 2014 and was a finalist …

Bruins fire Chiarelli after missing the playoffs for first time in eight years

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Boston Bruins fired General Manager Peter Chiarelli yesterday, 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 remain …

Bruins look ahead to next season after missing playoffs

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins aren’t used to cleaning out their lockers so early in the year. For the first time in eight seasons, they missed the playoffs even though their 96 points were the most ever by …

Hedman scores lone shootout goal, Lightning beat Bruins, 3-2

Sunday, April 12, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Boston Coach Claude Julien postponed any talk about what’s next for the Bruins. The end of a disappointing season was just too soon. The Bruins lost, 3-2, to the playoff-bound Tampa Bay Lightning last night …

Bruins lose control of playoff destiny with 4-2 loss to Panthers

Friday, April 10, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Boston Bruins no longer have control of playoff qualification in their hands. Roberto Luongo earned his 401st career win and Jaromir Jagr got his 1,800th career point last night, helping the Florida Panthers beat …

Holtby blanks Bruins again as Capitals win, 3-0

Thursday, April 9, 2015

WASHINGTON – Braden Holtby made 27 saves while shutting out the Boston Bruins for the third time this season, Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals defeated the Bruins, 3-0, last night. Holtby …

Bergeron comes through in shootout as Bruins stay hot against Leafs

Sunday, April 5, 2015

BOSTON – Patrice Bergeron scored the only shootout goal and the streaking Boston Bruins improved their playoff chances in their home finale with a 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. Boston and Pittsburgh hold the …

Active Outdoors: Four ways to enjoy April

Friday, April 3, 2015

I know it’s tough, watching all that wonderful snow melt and seeing the magnificently memorable winter of 2014-15 come to a close much too soon, it seems. But once the sun starts climbing in the sky, spring becomes …

Trotman’s first NHL goal leads surging Bruins past Red Wings, 3-2

Friday, April 3, 2015

DETROIT – Zach Trotman’s first career NHL goal couldn’t have come at a better time for the surging Boston Bruins. He scored with 2:08 remaining to lift the Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings …

Eastern Conference breakdown

Friday, April 3, 2015

A look at the Eastern Conference standings – the top eight teams make the playoffs – with records, points and game remaining: y-N.Y. Rangers 49-21-7 105 5 x-Montreal 47-22-9 103 4 x-Tampa Bay 47-24-8 102 3 Washington 43-25-10 96 4 N.Y. Islanders 45-27-6 96 4 Detroit 40-24-13 93 …

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 …

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, …

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 …