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Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg (72), of Sweden, makes a save as he is pressured by New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey, left,  during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Chara injured during Bruins’ 3-2 loss to Islanders

Friday, October 24, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins lost the game to the New York Islanders, 3-2, and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara. The 2009 Norris Trophy winner left last night’s game in the first period with an undisclosed injury and didn’t return. Coach Claude Julien said after the …

Bruins hold off Sharks to win, 5-3

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BOSTON – Gregory Campbell scored the game-winning goal with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Boston Bruins had to fend off a late four-minute power play to earn a wild 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks last night. Brad Marchand and Torey Krug scored power-play goals, and Seth Griffith netted his …

Svedberg earns shutout in Bruins’ 4-0 win over Sabres

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Boston Bruins bounced back from their worst defensive performance of the season with their first shutout victory. Niklas Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres, 4-0, last night. “It’s a great feeling,” Svedberg said. “Most of all to get the …

For 34th time, it’s Bruins against Canadiens in NHL playoffs

Thursday, May 1, 2014

BOSTON – Claude Julien knows all about this rivalry. He coached Montreal for three seasons, and now he’s in charge in Boston. “I hated Boston when I was in Montreal and now I hate Montreal because I’m in …

My Turn: NHGOP tweet hits new low lashing out at Shaheen

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The NHGOP Twitter account hit a new low Saturday night when it lashed out at Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for congratulating the Boston Bruins on their recent victory. The @NHGOP tweeted, “You don’t know the first thing about hockey.” Why would the New Hampshire Republican Party assume Shaheen doesn’t …

Bruins defense clicking with Canadiens the next opponent up

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

BOSTON – The stingy defense the Boston Bruins played all season was even better in the first round of the playoffs. No wonder three of their defensive stars have been chosen as finalists for NHL awards. And a …

Bruins’ Chara joins Keith, Weber as Norris finalists

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Boston’s Zdeno Chara, Chicago’s Duncan Keith and Nashville’s Shea Weber are finalists for the Norris Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s best defenseman. Chara won the award in 2009 and is a finalist for the sixth time. The …

Canadiens busy preparing for Bruins in next round

Sunday, April 27, 2014

BROSSARD, Quebec – The Montreal Canadiens are ready to add another chapter to one of hockey’s greatest rivalries. After eliminating the Tampa Bay Lightning in four games, Montreal is preparing to face Boston in the second round of …

Bruins eliminate Red Wings; Canadiens up next

Saturday, April 26, 2014

BOSTON – The regular season wasn’t much of a struggle for the Boston Bruins, and neither was their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. Tuukka Rask made 31 saves yesterday, and the defending Eastern Conference champions …

Bruins refuse to be haunted by last year’s letdown

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Maybe they weren’t thinking about last year. Maybe they were truly living in the present and taking it one cliché, I mean game, at a time. But there’s no doubt the Bruins arrived at TD Garden yesterday with …

Rask, Varlamov, Bishop finalists for Vezina Trophy

Saturday, April 26, 2014

NEW YORK — Boston’s Tuukka Rask, Colorado’s Semyon Varlamov and Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop are finalists for the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL’s top goalie. The voting for the award was conducted among the league’s 30 general …

Bruins can eliminate Red Wings in Game 5

Saturday, April 26, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins overcame a two-goal deficit to win Game 4 of their playoff series in Detroit. Now the Red Wings must overcome a two-game deficit to keep their season alive. The Bruins won, 3-2, in …

Bruins beat Red Wings, 3-2, in OT, grab 3-1 series lead

Friday, April 25, 2014

DETROIT – Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings last night in Game 4 of their first-round series. The Presidents’ Trophy winners and defending …

Bruins defense holding Red Wings to historic lows

Thursday, April 24, 2014

DETROIT – The Boston Bruins have held the Detroit Red Wings to historically poor offensive production. With two goals through three games, the Red Wings are off to their worst three-game start in any playoff series since getting …

Bruins beat Red Wings, 3-0, in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DETROIT – The Boston Bruins took full advantage of Detroit’s mistakes, and their stellar goaltender’s flawless performance. Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in the first period after the Red Wings had miscues on the ice and Tuukka …