BOSTON (AP) — If the Boston Bruins seemed like something of an afterthought at times this season, maybe it was understandable.
They played in the Atlantic Division shadow of the Tampa Bay...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robert Thomas is ready to return to the St. Louis Blues' lineup for a potential Stanley Cup-clinching Game 6 against the Boston Bruins.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrick Maroon doesn't want to go there. Not even about how the St. Louis Blues handle the roller coaster of inconsistent officiating.
BOSTON (AP) — Down and nearly out, the Boston Bruins are angry, too.
An emotional return by their injured captain and a frenzied start weren't enough for the Bruins, who must win to avoid...
BOSTON (AP) — Craig Berube's bunch likes to live dangerously.
In Game 5 alone, Ivan Barbashev got away with a high hit on Marcus Johansson and Zach Sanford got his elbow up into Torey Krug's...
BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final despite a run of regular-season injuries that prevented anyone on the roster from playing all 82 games.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Moore is ready for his closeup and the chance to make an impact in the Stanley Cup Final.
Moore is expected to replace injured defenseman Matt Grzelcyk in the Boston...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final for delivering an elbow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bruce Cassidy figures sometime before the puck drops for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins' first line will get together.
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins' eight-game playoff win streak ended with a thud, marred by missed opportunities and continued futility from their best players.
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask first caught coach Bruce Cassidy's attention as a hot-headed minor leaguer who was throwing milk crates onto the ice when things didn't go his way.
BOSTON (AP) — Bruce Cassidy didn't mince words or hide behind the secrecy of playoff hockey.
The Boston Bruins coach telegraphed the most important matchup of the Stanley Cup Final on the...
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand is expected to play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final despite leaving the Boston Bruins' morning skate early.
Coach Bruce Cassidy says Marchand is good to go for...
BOSTON (AP) — When the NHL altered its rules with an eye toward speed and skill, this is not the Stanley Cup Final it had in mind.
Hockey is becoming less of a big man's game, offense is up...
BOSTON (AP) — Bruins winger Brad Marchand says his left hand is fine heading into the Stanley Cup Final.
He sat out Boston's practice Sunday after being given a "maintenance day" by coach...
Bruce Cassidy has come a long way from writing his first NHL practice plan on a napkin.
Craig Berube hasn't changed a bit from the moment he was fired from his first NHL head coaching...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins scoring leader Brad Marchand returned without missing a shift after appearing to hurt his left hand Thursday night when the team held an intrasquad scrimmage to tune up...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins think they've found a way to stay sharp for the Stanley Cup Final while waiting a total of 10 days between games.
BOSTON (AP) — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston's Eastern Conference-clinching victory...
Bruins beat Carolina 2-1, take 3-0 series lead
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins stood tall during an early deluge of shots and penalties, patiently waiting for their chance to take over the game.
BOSTON (AP) — With a five-goal, third-period lead and the Bruins still not done scoring, the crowd in the new Boston Garden began a throaty chant of "We want the Cup!"
BOSTON (AP) — There's a dust-up in the corner, the referee raises his arm to signal a penalty, and Brad Marchand is right in the middle of it.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask was impenetrable when it counted in Game 6, and the Boston Bruins are on their way to the Eastern Conference final.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Now that the rust has been knocked off, the Columbus Blue Jackets will try to even their second-round series with the Boston Bruins.
Bruins and Blue Jackets ready for 1st playoff matchup
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have home-ice advantage through a potential trip to the Stanley Cup Final, and they have the Columbus Blue Jackets to thank for it.
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises.
BOSTON (AP) — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn't want to change too much heading into Game 7 of Boston's first-round series against Toronto, explaining that his players "are a bit like...
BOSTON (AP) — It certainly appears David Pastrnak has worked the rust off.
Pastrnak had three goals and two assists for a career-high five points Wednesday night, sending the Boston Bruins...
Bruins’ top line, Rask carry Boston over New Jersey, 5-1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It didn't take long for the Boston Bruins' top line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand to get back in gear.
Backes scores shootout winner, Bruins top Golden Knights 3-2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Backes didn't know what to think when Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy called his number in the sixth round of a shootout Wednesday night against the Vegas Golden...
Bruins knock off Kings 4-2 for 5th straight win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie McAvoy and the Boston Bruins made one last push in the third period.
McAvoy scored with 1:13 remaining, and the Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
McAvoy scored on a backhand after Alex Iafallo tied it for Los Angeles 15:37 into the third period. Patrice Bergeron added an insurance goal at 19:23.
Bruins beat Ducks 3-0 for 4th straight win
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Boston Bruins have been trending in the right direction for a while.
Jaroslav Halak is starting to round into form again.
Halak made 30 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and the Bruins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Krejci moves up Bruins’ scoring list in 6-3 win over Leafs
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins were tired of being pushed around.
David Krejci had a goal and assist to move past Hall of Famer Cam Neely for 10th on the Bruins' all-time scoring list, and Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Halak shuts down Golden Knights in Bruins’ 4-1 win
BOSTON (AP) — After a rough couple of seasons, Jaroslav Halak is at the top of his game again.
Halak stopped 37 shots to help the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night.
Pastrnak, Bergeron combine for 7 points, Bruins beat Sens
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron put on a show, and Tuukka Rask made it stand for the Boston Bruins.
Pastrnak had two goals and two assists, Bergeron added a goal and two assists and the Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Tuesday night.
The Bruins (5-2-2) snapped a three-game skid and beat the Senators for the second time this season. David Krejci scored his second of the season, and Rask made 38 saves.
Rask had allowed 14 goals in his first four starts this season.
Pastrnak gets hat trick, Bruins rout winless Red Wings 8-2
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak got to the 100-goal mark and moved right past it.
Pastrnak scored three times Saturday, giving him 101 goals for his career, and the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings.
"It's been quick and I'm glad that I get to be part of this," Pastrnak said. "I'm just having fun. I love the game. I'm not focusing on if I'm going to score a goal or three."
Regular-season success not enough for Bruins this year
LAST SEASON: 50-20-12, 112 points. Second in Atlantic Division. Lost to Tampa Bay Lightning in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Bruce Cassidy (second full season, third full NHL season).
ADDED: D John Moore, D Steven Kampfer, G Jaroslav Halak, F Joakim Nordstrom, F Chris Wagner
LOST: F Tommy Wingels, F Rick Nash, F Riley Nash, D Adam McQuaid, F Tim Schaller
Bruins head to China for exhibitions against Calgary
BOSTON (AP) — Half the Bruins are heading to China to start camp, half are staying home. That's not ideal in the NHL, where a bad start could ruin the season.
Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said he hopes his team can make the most of the trip on and off the ice.
BOSTON (AP) — Lightning coach Jon Cooper came to Boston with a plan to steal back the home-ice advantage that the Bruins took away with their Game 1 win in Tampa.
Now he has bigger goals in mind.
"We can't exhale," Cooper said on Thursday, a day after the Lightning beat Boston 4-1 to open a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. "Just because we picked one up on them, we want to make it where we have three chances to knock them out. When you have that chance, you can't let it slide."
Boston – Jake DeBrusk watched the tiebreaking goal go into the net from ice level, sliding into the boards on his backside after he was flattened by Toronto defenseman Jake Gardiner.
The Bruins rookie didn't even have time to climb up off his knees before he was mobbed by teammates.
"Jake had a real coming-out party in the series," coach Bruce Cassidy said after DeBrusk scored twice to help Boston beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-4 on Wednesday night and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Bruins advance with 7-4 win over Maple Leafs in Game 7
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins didn't need overtime this time, and they didn't even need all four third-period goals to send the Toronto Maple Leafs home for the summer again.
Five years after an unprecedented rally from a three-goal, third-period deficit to eliminate Toronto in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series, the Bruins scored four straight goals to beat the Maple Leafs 7-4 and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Bruins score 4 in 3rd to beat Maple Leafs 7-4 in Game 7
BOSTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk watched the tiebreaking goal go into the net from ice level, sliding into the boards on his backside after he was flattened by Toronto defenseman Jake Gardiner.
The Bruins rookie didn't even have time to climb up off his knees before he was mobbed by teammates.
Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron returns for Game 5
BOSTON (AP) — Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was back on the ice for Game 5 of Boston's first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Bergeron missed the Bruins' 3-1 Game 4 victory Thursday with an undisclosed injury. The Bruins lead the series 3-1 lead and can advance with a victory. If Toronto wins, Game 6 is Monday at Air Canada Centre.
Bruce Cassidy watched from afar as Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stoned Travis Zajac on a breakaway and knew that was the kind of save teams need in the playoffs.
One night later, the Boston coach saw up close how Tuukka Rask got his blocker on Mitch Marner's breakaway attempt on the way to another Bruins victory.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron was back on the ice on the team's off-day, and coach Bruce Cassidy said it will be a game-day decision whether he plays in Game 5 against Toronto on Saturday night.
"We won't rule him out and we won't say he's definitely in," the coach said during the team's off-day availability on Friday. "But it is a positive he's back on the ice."
Bruins’ Bergeron late scratch vs. Maple Leafs
TORONTO (AP) — Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron was sidelined against the Toronto Maple Leafs for Game 4 of their playoff series with an upper-body injury.
The team made the announcement minutes before warmups Thursday night, adding that Bergeron is day-to-day.
TORONTO -- The Bruins have no reason to panic.
While it would be a stretch to say that they deserved to win Game 3 Monday at Air Canada Centre, they had a number of near-misses at both ends of the rink and an obviously incorrect and costly penalty call go against them. A break here or there and the game could have easily gone the other way.
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak's first goal required a 180-degree spin as he settled down a bouncing puck, shifted it from his forehand to his backhand and flipped it into the net.
By the time he scored his second he had already added three assists.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tuukka Rask and the stubborn Boston Bruins stymied the Tampa Bay Lightning — and got even closer in the standings.
Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season and lifted the Bruins over the Lightning 3-0 on Saturday night.
It was Rask's third shutout of the season and 41st of his career. It was also the first time the Lightning failed to score a goal since a 4-0 loss at Boston on April 4, 2017 — also against Rask.