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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 …

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 …

Paille’s 2 goals lift Bruins past Red Wings, 5-3

Monday, March 9, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Coach Claude Julien believes his team showed what it can do when it’s pushed into a tough spot. That added desire helped them come through a two-day test with consecutive victories. Daniel Paille scored twice, …