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Bruins newcomer Connolly breaks finger, out six weeks

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Two days after he was acquired in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Bruins forward Brett Connolly broke a finger on his right hand at practice yesterday and will be sidelined for six weeks. Connolly, 22, was hit in the hand by a puck during practice at Ristuccia Arena. The former first-round pick was acquired in exchange for second-round picks in 2015 and 2016. He had yet to play in a game for the Bruins. In 50 games with the Lightning this season, he scored 12 goals and dished out three assists. In 134 career games, he has 18 goals and 14 assists. …

Bruins get busy at deadline, land Connolly and Talbot to boost offense

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BOSTON – Determined to protect their playoff spot, the Boston Bruins added more offense and grit up front. Boston acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trade deadline yesterday, not long after picking up forward Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay. The Bruins also got forward Zack Phillips from …

Bruins earn two important points with rout of struggling Coyotes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Boston Bruins are in a tight race for one of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spots, and they knew they couldn’t slip up against a struggling team. They didn’t. Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara each had a goal and an assist, helping the Bruins send the Arizona Coyotes …

Eriksson scores winner in Bruins’ 2-1 win over Isles

Sunday, February 8, 2015

BOSTON – Loui Eriksson quickly found a puck near his skates and Tuukka Rask seemed to see every shot all night. Eriksson scored the go-ahead goal with 7:34 left in the third period and Rask stopped 39 shots …

Gronkowski spikes puck as Bruins honor champion Patriots

Sunday, February 8, 2015

BOSTON – Rob Gronkowski puck-tuated a Super Bowl victory with a spike on the ice. The star tight end and several of his New England Patriots teammates were honored by the Bruins before their game against the New …

Monarchs can’t dig out of 3-0 hole, lose to Bruins, 4-2

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Manchester Monarchs surrendered three goals in the first period and never recovered in a 4-2 loss to the Providence Bruins last night. Goals by Ryan Spooner, Seth Griffith and Ethan Werek made it 3-0, and it stayed that way until Sean Backman put Manchester on the board …

Backup goalie Talbot helps Rangers beat Bruins, 3-2

Thursday, February 5, 2015

NEW YORK – Cam Talbot made 18 saves in place of the injured Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, and Derek Stepan snapped a second-period tie to lift the New York Rangers to their …

Kelly’s late goal stands after review, lifts Bruins over Kings 3-1

Sunday, February 1, 2015

BOSTON – Chris Kelly broke a 1-all tie with 5:27 left in the third period and Brad Marchand added an empty-netter for his second goal of the game as the Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, …

Miller provides offensive lift as Bruins beat Islanders, 5-2

Friday, January 30, 2015

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Kevan Miller scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, Tuukka Rask stopped 43 shots, and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders, 5-2, last night. Reilly Smith, Patrice Bergeron, Torey Krug and …

Source: Boston Bruins place Simon Gagne on waivers

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press that the Boston Bruins placed veteran forward Simon Gagne on waivers for the purpose of releasing him. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move made yesterday. The decision is …

Monarchs lose to Bruins, 2-1, in overtime

Saturday, January 24, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Manchester Monarchs surrendered a power-play goal in overtime as they fell in their final game before the All-Star break, losing 2-1 at Providence last night. Brian O’Neill put the Monarchs ahead, 1-0, with 16 seconds remaining in the first period when he took a …

Rask, Hamilton lead Bruins to 3-1 win over Stars

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DALLAS – Tuukka Rask made 36 saves, and Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist to lead the Boston Bruins past the Dallas Stars, 3-1, last night. Hamilton assisted on Gregory Campbell’s second-period goal that broke a …

Reports: Gillette Stadium to host next Winter Classic between Bruins and Canadiens

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Though an official announcement hasn’t been made yet, reports have come out that name Gillette Stadium as the next site of the Winter Classic, scheduled for New Year’s Day in 2016. According to Comcast Sports New England, the home of the Patriots will host the annual outdoor game, …

Monarchs back in first after beating Bruins, 2-1

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Jordan Weal scored in overtime as the Manchester Monarchs beat the Providence Bruins, 2-1, last night. The Monarchs (26-9-3-2) jumped back into first place in the Eastern Conference with the win, beating the Bruins (18-16-5-1) for the fourth time this season. Josh Gratton opened the scoring at 17:39 …

Bruins win streak ends as Blue Jackets end skid

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 …