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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during an event at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., to promote the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, scheduled to be played there on New Year's day 2016. At rear are Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney, left, and Bruins President Cam Neely, right.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Pats

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would meet at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Day. The Bruins will be the first team to host the event twice. They also hosted it in 2010, at Fenway Park. Patriots owner Robert Kraft also spoke at the ceremony, just hours after his impassioned “Deflategate” defense. Bettman notes that the three organizations are among the most successful in their sports, with 34 championships. The Canadiens have won 24 …

Bruins hold developmental camp for draft picks

Friday, July 17, 2015

WIMINGTON, Mass. – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney has had a busy rookie offseason since taking over for the fired Peter Chiarelli in May. Sweeney traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic mostly for draft picks, selected 10 players at the NHL Draft last month and then signed one of the most coveted free agents, forward Matt Beleskey, on July 1. As …

Milan Lucic was surprised, thrilled to land with L.A. Kings

Monday, July 13, 2015

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Milan Lucic understood that anything could happen with the Boston Bruins after they missed the playoffs and hired a new general manager. Being traded to the Los Angeles Kings was one outcome that the bruising forward never saw coming. “I expected the unexpected. I definitely didn’t expect to get …

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, …

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 …