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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, makes a save on a shot by St. Louis Blues left wing Joakim Lindstrom (10), of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Rask shut out the Blues in a 2-0 win. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Rask makes 33 saves as Bruins shut out Blues, 2-0

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins were content being outshot by nearly a 2-to-1 ratio against St. Louis. The Bruins focused on defense, forcing the Blues outside for shots that Tuukka Rask saw clearly and had no trouble stopping in a 2-0 win last night. Rask made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season, which came against a Blues …

Bruins bounce back with 2-1 win over Hurricanes

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins aren’t ready to let two embarrassing losses fade completely out of their minds with one victory. Seth Griffith and Patrice Bergeron scored first-period goals, Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots and the Bruins rebounded from the consecutive defeats with a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes yesterday afternoon. The …

Pacioretty scores twice as Canadiens beat Bruins, 5-1

Friday, November 14, 2014

MONTREAL – Max Pacioretty had two goals, Dale Weiss scored on a penalty shot, and the Montreal Canadiens downed the rival Boston Bruins, 5-1, last night for their fourth straight win. Lars Eller and Jiri Sekac also scored for Montreal (12-4-1), which saw Sergei Gonchar’s debut after he was acquired Tuesday in a …

Penguins’ Crosby named NHL MVP; Rask and Bergeron win awards

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby won his second Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player last night at the league’s postseason awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Crosby also collected the Art Ross Trophy as the league scoring …

Bruins don’t plan to be big players in free agency

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins don’t expect to make a major signing in free agency. And a player drafted from a mediocre crop this week likely won’t make an immediate impact. So General Manager Peter Chiarelli plans some small changes to improve the team that exited the playoffs …

Bruins to open at home against Philadelphia

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Boston Bruins will open their season at home against the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 8 (a Wednesday), and travel to Detroit twice in the first week of the season. The NHL released the season schedule yesterday. After opening with Philadelphia, the Bruins will head to Detroit on …

Chiarelli: Bruins not bringing back Shawn Thornton

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

According to Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli, forward Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the team next year. “Today I met with Shawn. We had a good meeting and I informed him that we wouldn’t be re-signing …

Bruins’ Lucic not sorry for handshake line comment

Saturday, May 17, 2014

BOSTON – The traditional post-series handshake between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens wasn’t the symbol of sportsmanship the NHL might be looking for. Bruins forward Milan Lucic said something to anger Montreal’s Dale Weise and Alexei Emelin …

Despite NHL’s best record, Bruins done for season

Friday, May 16, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins went to the TD Garden for Game 7 of their playoff series against Montreal knowing that someone’s season would end. They just never considered it might be theirs. “Oh, it’s tough to swallow,” …

Canadiens complete upset of top-seeded Bruins with 3-1 win

Thursday, May 15, 2014

BOSTON – Even as the Montreal Canadiens swept through the opening round of the playoffs – their first postseason series victory in four years – they knew that a more difficult challenge was next. The Boston Bruins. Their …

Bruins and Canadiens set for Game 7 – as we should have expected

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Of course Boston and Montreal are going to a Game 7, what else did you expect? The Bruins may have been the favorites. They may have finished with 17 more points than the Canadiens in the regular season. …

Bruins-Canadiens Game 7 history

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

For the ninth time in their storied rivalry, the Bruins and Canadiens will play a Game 7. Previous matchups, with Game 7 score. 1952 – NHL semifinals, Canadiens, 3-1 1971 – NHL quarterfinals, Canadiens 4-2 1979 – NHL semifinals, Canadiens, 5-4, OT 1991 – Adams Division final: Bruins, …

Canadiens force Game 7 with 4-0 win over Bruins

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MONTREAL – Max Pacioretty’s slump is over. The big left wing had a goal and an assist in the second period and Carey Price made 26 saves and the Montreal Canadiens blanked the Boston Bruins, 4-0, last night …

Bruins try to finish off Canadiens in Game 6

Sunday, May 11, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins have two chances to finish off the archrival Canadiens. They are only thinking about the first one. “It’s going to be awesome,” Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller said, looking ahead to Game 6 tonight …

Bruins beat Canadiens, 4-2, to take 3-2 series lead

Saturday, May 10, 2014

BOSTON – It took the Boston Bruins five years to score a power-play goal in the playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens. They needed only 22 seconds to do it again. Reilly Smith and Jarome Iginla scored on back-to-back …