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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 …

Subban’s Bruins debut one to forget

Saturday, February 21, 2015

ST. LOUIS – At 23, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis player to score 30 goals in 23 years. Two years younger than Tarasenko, Boston Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban wanted a do-over. “You try to score on …

Eddie Shore jersey being auctioned

Friday, February 20, 2015

TORONTO – Scott Johnston was going to frame Eddie Shore’s jersey and put it on his basement wall before he learned how valuable it was. Now the Boston Bruins No. 2 sweater once worn by the four-time National Hockey League MVP, one of the nastiest players of all …

Monarchs edged by Bruins in Providence, 2-1

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Manchester Monarchs put 33 shots on goal but had trouble getting them by Providence goalie Jeremy Smith in a 2-1 loss to the Bruins last night. Steve Eminger opened the scoring with a power play goal off of assists from Ben Youds and Ethan Werek 17:15 into …

Brodie lifts Flames over Bruins 4-3 with 2 ticks left in OT

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta – The Calgary Flames had to rely on their usual brand of late-game brilliance to beat Boston last night. This time, they waited until 4:58 of overtime to do it. TJ Brodie scored a fluke goal …

Matthias hat trick lead Canucks to 5-2 win over Bruins

Saturday, February 14, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Shawn Matthias’s first NHL hat trick came in front of his biggest fan. The bruising center scored three times with his dad looking on as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Boston Bruins, 5-2, late …

Stars score two short-handed goals in 5-3 win over Bruins

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

BOSTON – Jamie Benn scored twice and Trevor Daley scored the second of two short-handed goals for the Dallas Stars in a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins last night. Kari Lehtonen stopped 41 shots and Vernon Fiddler …

Price leads Canadiens past Bruins, 3-1, for regular-season sweep

Monday, February 9, 2015

BOSTON – Four games, four wins and a rare season sweep for the Montreal Canadiens over the Boston Bruins. Carey Price made 34 saves to lift the Canadiens to a 3-1 victory last night, giving Montreal wins in …

Eriksson scores winner in Bruins’ 2-1 win over Isles

Sunday, February 8, 2015

BOSTON – Loui Eriksson quickly found a puck near his skates and Tuukka Rask seemed to see every shot all night. Eriksson scored the go-ahead goal with 7:34 left in the third period and Rask stopped 39 shots …

Gronkowski spikes puck as Bruins honor champion Patriots

Sunday, February 8, 2015

BOSTON – Rob Gronkowski puck-tuated a Super Bowl victory with a spike on the ice. The star tight end and several of his New England Patriots teammates were honored by the Bruins before their game against the New …

Monarchs can’t dig out of 3-0 hole, lose to Bruins, 4-2

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Manchester Monarchs surrendered three goals in the first period and never recovered in a 4-2 loss to the Providence Bruins last night. Goals by Ryan Spooner, Seth Griffith and Ethan Werek made it 3-0, and it stayed that way until Sean Backman put Manchester on the board …

Backup goalie Talbot helps Rangers beat Bruins, 3-2

Thursday, February 5, 2015

NEW YORK – Cam Talbot made 18 saves in place of the injured Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, and Derek Stepan snapped a second-period tie to lift the New York Rangers to their …

Kelly’s late goal stands after review, lifts Bruins over Kings 3-1

Sunday, February 1, 2015

BOSTON – Chris Kelly broke a 1-all tie with 5:27 left in the third period and Brad Marchand added an empty-netter for his second goal of the game as the Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, …