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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2013 file photo, Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla waves to the crowd before first period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta. NHL teams can begin making deals with free agents Tuesday, July 1, 2014.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)

Stastny, Iginla and Miller sign in flurry of deals

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

NHL teams quickly snatched up the best players available in free agency, giving Paul Stastny, Jarome Iginla and Ryan Miller new homes in the league. When the market opened yesterday, teams tried to make a splash to improve their rosters and fire up fans. Stastny cashed in, signing a $28 million, four-year contract with the St. Louis Blues, leaving the … 0

Penguins’ Crosby named NHL MVP; Rask and Bergeron win awards

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby won his second Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player last night at the league’s postseason awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Crosby also collected the Art Ross Trophy as the league scoring champion and the Ted Lindsay Award as the players’ choice for the NHL’s most outstanding … 0

Bruins don’t plan to be big players in free agency

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins don’t expect to make a major signing in free agency. And a player drafted from a mediocre crop this week likely won’t make an immediate impact. So General Manager Peter Chiarelli plans some small changes to improve the team that exited the playoffs earlier than expected. “We had a very good team and, with a little bit of … 0

Call-up Fraser scores OT winner as Bruins take Game 4

Friday, May 9, 2014

MONTREAL – Matt Fraser fantasized about a night like this as a kid in Red Deer, Alberta. Making his NHL playoff debut after being called up Wednesday from Providence of the American Hockey League, the 23-year-old Fraser scored … 0

Nationals’ Williams ‘fine’ after hit-and-run in car

Thursday, May 8, 2014

WASHINGTON – This is not the sort of hit-and-run situation Nationals Manager Matt Williams expected to encounter on a game day. Williams said he was stopped in traffic a few blocks away from Nationals Park while driving to … 0

Canadiens’ Weise getting unexpected attention

Thursday, May 8, 2014

BROSSARD, Quebec – Dale Weise is finding out what it’s like to be a Montreal Canadien when they’re winning in the springtime. Some were not happy when General Manager Marc Bergevin sent defenseman Raphael Diaz to Vancouver Canucks for the little-known Weise on Feb. 3 Now the energetic … 0

Letter: Shaheen can’t be a fan?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wow! I just read the NH GOP’s Twitter rant condemning Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for congratulating the Boston Bruins on their playoff win/advancement. When did our love of New England sports teams become political? I thought this was the last bastion of neutrality in our ridiculously polarized nation. I … 1

Bruins can’t dig out of hole in Game 3, fall behind in series, 2-1

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MONTREAL – P.K. Subban is having a series to remember for the Montreal Canadiens. Subban, Dale Weise and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist, Carey Price made 26 saves, and Montreal beat the Boston Bruins, … 0

Bruins, Canadiens take turns taking shots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BROSSARD, Quebec – The mind games have started in the Boston-Montreal playoff series. Canadiens Coach Michel Therrien said yesterday his team will not be thrown off by what he feels is an attempt by the Bruins to plant … 0

Canadiens happy to head home tied 1-1 with Bruins

Sunday, May 4, 2014

MONTREAL – The Canadiens are choosing to look on the bright side as they return to Montreal after earning a two-game split in Boston. Sure, they could be leading the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series 2-0 with the … 0

Bruins rally to beat Canadiens, 5-3, in Game 2

Sunday, May 4, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins rallied from two goals down to avoid another two-game deficit against the archrival Montreal Canadiens. Reilly Smith scored the go-ahead goal with 3:32 left and Boston scored four times in eight minutes to … 0

Bruins distance team from racist tweets at Subban

Saturday, May 3, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins and Mayor Marty Walsh are condemning racist slurs about P.K. Subban that hit social media after the Montreal defenseman scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime of their playoff game Thursday night. … 0

Bruins stay upbeat after Game 1 loss to Canadiens

Saturday, May 3, 2014

BOSTON – The Bruins pelted Carey Price with 51 shots. An overtime bid by Boston’s Carl Soderberg slid across the crease behind the goalie but didn’t go in. The team with the NHL’s best regular-season record had plenty … 0

Subban goal in second OT gives Canadiens 4-3 win over Bruins

Friday, May 2, 2014

BOSTON – P.K. Subban scored his second goal of the game at 4:17 of the second overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins last night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference … 0

Bruins vs. Canadiens in 2013-14

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bruins vs. Canadiens, season series Dec. 5 At Montreal Canadiens 2, Bruins 1 Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty scored in the second period to erase Boston’s 1-0 lead. Jan. 30 At Boston Canadiens 4, Bruins 1 Tuukka Rask was pulled at 11:54 of the second period after Montreal … 0