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Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman (77) moves to clear the puck in front of Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Bruins’ defense struggles again in 6-3 loss to high-powered Lightning

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

BOSTON – Loaded with postseason experience on a roster that’s nearly identical to last season, the Tampa Bay Lightning are off to another strong start. Steven Stamkos scored his 500th career point with a tiebreaking power-play goal that sent Tampa Bay to a 6-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday afternoon. Brian Boyle scored two goals, and Ondrej Palat, …

Canadiens dominate Bruins, 4-2, dropping Boston to 0-2

Sunday, October 11, 2015

BOSTON – Lars Eller scored two goals for Montreal and Alex Galchenyuk had three assists as the Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins, 4-2, on Saturday night. Alexander Semin added two assists and David Desharnais scored for Montreal, which has won the last six meetings between the longtime rivals. Montreal scored the first three …

Jets beat Bruins, 6-2, snap 13-game losing streak in Boston

Friday, October 9, 2015

BOSTON – Six different Winnipeg skaters scored in the season opener, and Jets Coach Paul Maurice is happy about that. Not just for the well-distributed scoring, but because he’s got a half-dozen players who can spend another day in fantasy land. “Everybody’s got hopes and dreams when they come into a season, thinking …

Bruins GM Sweeney: Julien to return as coach for ninth season

Saturday, June 6, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Making no apologies for how long it took to reach a decision, Boston Bruins rookie General Manager Don Sweeney is confident that retaining Coach Claude Julien for a ninth season is best for his team. …

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’ 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 …

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 …

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 …