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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning's Brett Connolly celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hockey game  in Montreal. The Boston Bruins have acquired Connolly from the Lightning for second-round draft picks this year and next.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

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 up forward Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay. The Bruins also got forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild for forward Jared Knight in a swap of minor leaguers. Boston sent forward Jordan Caron and the Bruins’ sixth-round pick next year to the Avalanche. The Lightning will get the Bruins’ second-round picks this year and next. Connolly has 12 goals, three assists and 38 penalty minutes in 50 …

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 Chara each had a goal and an assist, helping the Bruins send the Arizona Coyotes …

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, last night to win for only the second time in nine games (2-5-2). “It was …

Malkin scores to lift Penguins past Bruins in overtime, 3-2

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BOSTON – Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the night 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins yesterday. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, including a crossing …

Canadiens beat Bruins, 2-0, behind Price’s 33 saves

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON – Montreal winger Max Pacioretty had a simple explanation for why the Canadiens have had so much success lately against the Boston Bruins. They play just like them. Carey Price made 33 saves, Tomas Plekanec had a …

UNH football team looks to cement conference championship vs. rival Maine

Saturday, November 22, 2014

DURHAM – The road trip is a familiar one. The University of New Hampshire football team travels north to face rival Maine today at 3:30 p.m. in the 103rd meeting between the two teams. The winner will hoist …

Khokhlachev nets shootout goal as Bruins beat Blue Jackets

Saturday, November 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg figured it had to be great television after Alex Khokhlachev ended the cliffhanger with a dramatic flourish. Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Maple Leafs overwhelm Bruins in 6-1 victory

Thursday, November 13, 2014

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs tried to forget a recent humiliating loss to the Boston Bruins. Their coaches wouldn’t let them. Head Coach Randy Carlyle wanted to stimulate their memories about how embarrassed they were. It worked. …

Griffith’s slick goal leads Bruins over Devils, 4-2

Monday, November 10, 2014

BOSTON – Bruins Coach Claude Julien liked the way Seth Griffith blocked a shot in the Boston end to start the play. Forward Patrice Bergeron complimented him on the “sick” way he ended it, with a shot that …

Hamilton, Bruins surge past Oilers in third for 5-2 win

Friday, November 7, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins have plenty of time to develop consistency. For now, scoring in spurts seems to be working just fine. The Bruins scored three goals in a span of 2:34 last night and rode the …

Marchand lifts Bruins past Panthers, 2-1 in OT

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BOSTON – Brad Marchand scored 3:27 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to their ninth straight win over the Florida Panthers, 2-1 last night. Marchand, who also set up Patrice Bergeron’s second-period goal, shifted around defenseman Dylan …

Bruins sign Coach Julien to multiyear extension

Monday, November 3, 2014

BOSTON – Claude Julien, who led the Boston Bruins to the playoffs in each of his seven full seasons as coach, has signed a multiyear contract extension. Julien coached the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship in 2010-11 and is the longest serving coach in consecutive seasons in …