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Bruins lose to Capitals in final preseason game

Saturday, October 3, 2015

T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Bruins on Friday night in Boston’s preseason finale. Alex Ovechkin tied it for Washington with 2:34 left in regulation. Philip Grubauer made six saves for the Capitals in the first period, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots the rest of the way. Loui Eriksson scored for Boston. Tukka Rask made 15 saves in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith stopped 13 shots in the third and overtime. The Bruins open their regular season at home against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday at 7 p.m. A Bruins’ clip-and-save schedule will appear in the Monitor next week. …

Bruins defenseman Chara back on skates; Seidenberg still recovering

Friday, October 2, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is already in midseason form when it comes to talking – or not talking – about injuries. The Bruins’ captain returned to the ice this week after sustaining an undisclosed upper body injury in a Sept. 24 exhibition game against the New York Rangers. But he’s …

Bruins fall to Rangers, 3-2, in preseason game

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves and Viktor Stalberg, J.T. Miller and Rick Nash scored to help the New York Rangers beat the Boston Bruins, 3-2, on Wednesday night in exhibition action. Stalberg and Miller scored late in the second period, and Nash connected on a power play at 5:21 of the third. Brett Connolly scored twice for Boston, and Jonas Gustavsson made 24 …

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, …

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 …