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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’ Marchand scores twice in 3-2 OT win vs Flyers

Sunday, March 8, 2015

BOSTON – Boston’s Brad Marchand worked harder during the offseason to be stronger late in games. The Bruins were sure glad he was out there yesterday. Marchand scored the tying goal and the game-winner in a 3-2 overtime …

Flames beat Bruins, 4-3, in shootout

Friday, March 6, 2015

BOSTON – Sean Monahan scored Calgary’s first goal at Boston in more than eight years, and the Flames earned their first road win against the Bruins since 2003 with a 4-3 shootout victory last night. David Schlemko ended …

Motor mishap: Indians manager Francona’s scooter wrecked

Friday, March 6, 2015

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Indians have their first major injury of the spring – Manager Terry Francona’s red scooter is on the disabled list. Francona said yesterday that the scooter he rides around during training camp and to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Spooner scores first NHL goal as Bruins beat Devils in OT

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. – For the Boston Bruins, Ryan Spooner could not have picked a better time to get his first NHL goal. Spooner scored with 2:14 left in overtime and the Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, …

Lack not lacking as Canucks defeat Bruins, 2-1

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOSTON – Eddie Lack has hardly looked like a backup goalie since Vancouver starter Ryan Miller was injured in a collision with a teammate. Lack had 40 saves as the Canucks beat the struggling Boston Bruins, 2-1, last …

Bruins’ Krejci out four to six weeks with knee injury

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Boston Bruins will be without top-line center David Krejci for four to six weeks with a partially torn MCL in his left knee, General Manager Peter Chairelli said last night. Krejci was injured during the Bruins’ 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Friday when he …

Eddie Shore jersey sells for $119,500

Monday, February 23, 2015

TORONTO – An NHL jersey worn by Hall of Fame defenseman Eddie Shore sold for $119,500. Shore’s Boston Bruins No. 2 jersey was sold to an unidentified collector from New York on Saturday night. Previous owner Scott Johnston had planned to frame the jersey and hang it up …

Bruins rout Blackhawks, 6-2, to end 6-game losing streak

Monday, February 23, 2015

CHICAGO – Patrice Bergeron was happier that the Boston Bruins ended their losing streak than he was about reaching a personal milestone. Bergeron opened the scoring with his 200th goal, then added two assists in Boston’s four-goal second …

Subban’s Bruins debut one to forget

Saturday, February 21, 2015

ST. LOUIS – At 23, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis player to score 30 goals in 23 years. Two years younger than Tarasenko, Boston Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban wanted a do-over. “You try to score on …