BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues (all times local):
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrice Bergeron wins the faceoff and Jake DeBrusk retrieves the puck for Torey Krug, who waits just long enough for Bergeron to set up and shoots it at his stick for a textbook...
BOSTON (AP) — There was blood in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. And a possible head injury. And plenty of fresh bumps and bruises.
The best-of-seven series between the Boston Bruins and...
BOSTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk got a step on Robert Bortuzzo and he was off to the races.
Despite missing the net on the breakaway, the message was already sent.
BOSTON (AP) — Torey Krug worried afterward that his pregnant wife would not really like him flying down the ice and delivering a bone-jarring hit without a helmet on.
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!"
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal 11:17 into the second overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night, forcing a Game 7 in...
TORONTO (AP) — Facing elimination, Boston didn't panic when it fell behind halfway through the first period. The Bruins kept their focus, quickly tied it and took the lead, and then held off the...
TORONTO (AP) — The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri for the rest of the first round of the playoffs for cross-checking Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in the...
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Toronto center Nazem Kadri (all times local):
The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri for the rest of the first round for...
BOSTON (AP) — Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri temporarily went to the locker room after a knee-on-knee hit from Jake DeBrusk in the second period.
BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs know they can't count on short-handed penalty shots to help them get past Boston in the playoffs.
The hustle that forced the Bruins to make mistakes,...
DeBrusk helps Bruins rout Blue Jackets 6-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jake DeBrusk and the Boston Bruins are looking to build some momentum heading into the playoffs.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are just trying to get into the postseason...
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak had three goals and two assists for a career-high five points, sending the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
Kuraly, Rask lead Bruins to 5-0 win over Islanders
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Boston Bruins showed their depth and kept up their domination of the New York Islanders.
Sean Kuraly scored twice and Tuukka Rask earned his 45th career shutout as...
Krejci scores in OT, Bruins beat Hurricanes 4-3
BOSTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk had a goal, an assist and one very big steal to help the Boston Bruins keep rolling toward the playoffs.
DeBrusk stole the puck deep in Carolina's zone and made a...
BOSTON (AP) — The Lightning have been dominating the Eastern Conference for the past few months. The Bruins sent them a reminder that they're very much still lurking behind them.
Marchand has goal, 2 assists as Bruins beat Sharks 4-1
BOSTON (AP) — After an even first period, the Boston Bruins dominated San Jose in the second and outslugged the Sharks in the third.
The Bruins continued to surge in the Eastern Conference...
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.
Halak helps Bruins blank Ducks 3-0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and the Boston Bruins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Noel Acciari and Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins, who have earned at least a point in nine consecutive games. Chris Wagner added an empty-netter with 1:31 remaining.
Kevin Boyle made 26 saves for the Ducks, who have lost 20 of their past 23 games.
Bruins beat Chicago 6-3, snap Blackhawks’ 7-game win streak
BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each scored during a four-minute span at the end of the first period and the Boston Bruins beat the Blackhawks 6-3 on Tuesday night to snap Chicago's seven-game winning streak.
Bruins beat Blackhawks 6-3, snap Chicago’s 7-game win streak
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins needed someone to replace David Pastrnak's production while their leading scorer recovers from thumb surgery.
For one night, at least, they found the solution: just about everyone.
David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each scored during a four-minute span at the end of the first period and the Boston Bruins beat the Blackhawks 6-3 on Tuesday night to snap Chicago's seven-game winning streak.
Rask stops 24 shots, Bruins shut out Wild 4-0
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask was happy to share the credit after his first shutout of the season.
The veteran goalie stopped 24 shots for his 250th career win as the Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Tuesday night.
"Our team defense the past few games has been very good and I think it shows on the scoreboard and in the points," Rask said. "We're eliminating the offense of the opposing team very well and then getting rewarded at the other end. That's a great sign."
DeBrusk, Marchand lift Bruins over Flames 6-4
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins slowed down Johnny Gaudreau just enough Thursday night, and that got them past the high-scoring Calgary Flames.
Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand each had two goals, and Boston built off its Winter Classic victory by beating the Western Conference-leading Flames 6-4.
Boston has won three in a row and six of eight. Jaroslav Halak stopped 33 shots, and John Moore and David Pastrnak also scored.
Nordstrom scores in OT, Bruins beat Penguins 2-1
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins were able to celebrate after overtime for just the second time this season.
Joakim Nordstrom tipped in a pass from Torey Krug 1:57 into overtime and the Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Friday night.
Jake DeBrusk also scored and Jaroslav Halak made 36 saves for the Bruins, who were coming off an overtime loss in Detroit on Wednesday and went to OT for the third time in four games.
Karlsson, DeBrusk give Bruins 2-1 win over Coyotes
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Another "JFK" may be emerging in the Bay State.
Bruins rookie forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson — coaches and teammates identify him by his initials — scored his first career goal 1:12 into the game, and Jake DeBrusk's goal less than two minutes later was all Boston needed for a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.
"It's difficult to describe," said Karlsson, who was recalled from Providence of the American Hockey League on Nov. 9.
Canucks beat Bruins 8-5 for 5th straight win
BOSTON (AP) — Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks extended their winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Loui Eriksson added two goals and an assist and spurred a five-goal outbust in the second period. Ben Hutton and Erik Gudbranson each had a goal and an assist, and Antoine Roussel and Jake Virtanen added goals for the Canucks. They have scored 26 goals in the last five games.
Zdeno Chara, Jaroslav Halak lead Bruins past Flyers, 3-0
BOSTON (AP) — Zdeno Chara scored twice, Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Thursday night.
Halak had his second shutout and 44th of his career.
Jake DeBrusk also scored to help the Bruins improve to 6-0-2 in their last eight against Philadelphia and 9-0-1 in the last 10 meetings in Boston. The Bruins improved to 4-0 at home, where they last played Oct. 13 in an 8-2 rout of the Detroit Red Wings.
Pastrnak scored 3 goals, Bruins beat winless Red Wings 8-2
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three times, giving him 101 goals in his career, and Patrice Bergeron had three assists as the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday.
It was the second career hat trick for Pastrnak, who has scored seven times in five games this season.
Jake DeBrusk scored twice and David Krejci had a pair of assists for the Bruins, who also got goals from Charlie McAvoy, Anders Bjork and Sean Kuraly.
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."
Bruins top Flames 4-3 in NHL preseason opener in China
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk scored in the shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames in the NHL exhibition season opener on Saturday in Shenzhen, China.
Down to their last shooter, Boston tied the shootout on Marchand's goal. After Calgary's Derek Ryan missed, DeBrusk scored the game-winner.
Matthew Tkachuk scored the Flames' lone goal in the shootout.
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 beat Maple Leafs 3-1 in Game 4
TORONTO (AP) — Facing an opponent missing arguably its best player in front of a raucous home crowd, the Toronto Maple Leafs felt pretty good heading into their Game 4 matchup with the Boston Bruins.
Less than three hours later, they had been pushed to the brink of playoff elimination.
Bruins take 3-1 lead; Caps-Blue Jackets series tied 2-2
TORONTO (AP) — Brad Marchand scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Tuukka Rask made 31 saves as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk also had goals for the Bruins, who can win the Eastern Conference quarterfinal when they host Game 5 on Saturday at Boston's TD Garden. David Pastrnak added two assists.
David Pastrnak has hat trick, 3 assists for Bruins
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak had a hat trick and three assists to help Boston blow out the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second straight game, leading the Bruins to a 7-3 victory Saturday night and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series.
Bruins beat Panthers 5-1, regain first place in East
BOSTON (AP) — Nick Holden has only been in Boston for about a month, and he's already learned that he needs to keep his stick on the ice when he's playing with David Krejci.
"When you think the puck can't get there, he can get it there," Holden said after scoring his first goal in a Bruins uniform, tapping in a spinning, perfectly place pass from Krejci to help Boston beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Bruins keep rolling, beat Senators for fifth straight win
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jake DeBrusk wasn't even trying to score and ended up with the winner.
DeBrusk beat Mike Condon with 8:41 left to lift the Boston Bruins over the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win.
"I was aiming for a rebound and got some puck luck there," said DeBrusk, who scored his 11th of the season. "I think (Condon would) like to have that one back."
Canadiens C Danault leaves with head injury after scary play
MONTREAL (AP) — Brad Marchand scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Boston Bruins beat Montreal 4-3 on Saturday night after the Canadiens lost Phillip Danault to a head injury on a frightening play in the second period.
Marchand also scored in regulation, helping the Bruins improve to 9-0-3 in their last 12 games. Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci had the other goals for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 27 saves.
Bergeron scores 4 goals for Bruins in 7-1 win over Carolina
BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron had four goals and an assist, surpassing 700 points for his career while leading the Boston Bruins to a 7-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
Brad Marchand assisted on all of Bergeron's goals and David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists for the Bruins, who scored on their first two shots and led 5-1 after the first period. Boston also got goals from Riley Nash and Jake DeBrusk while improving to 8-0-2 in its last 10 games.
DeBrusk, Khudobin send Bruins to 3-0 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — This time, the Boston Bruins had to win the hard way.
Jake DeBrusk scored for the second straight night, Anton Khudobin turned away 36 shots and Boston blanked the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Tuesday.
DeBrusk has goal, 2 assists as Bruins beat Blue Jackets 7-2
BOSTON (AP) — Led by their young players, the Boston Bruins put up their highest scoring game of the season.
Rookie Jake DeBrusk set up second-period power-play goals by David Backes and fellow rookie Charlie McAvoy and added a goal of his own, Tuukka Rask stopped 16 shots to keep up his hot stretch, and the Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2 on Monday night.
Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk had goals, and Danton Heinen added a late empty-netter to push the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
The Bruins improved to 14-9-4 and have won four of their last five games.