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) — The strains of Jay-Z and Linkin Park's "Numb/Encore" mashup emanated from a small speaker on the hallway floor outside the visiting locker room following the Boston Bruins'...
Something is missing from Boston's power play.
The uninterrupted puck movement and cross-ice passes to a wide-open David Pastrnak aren't there anymore. Torey Krug isn't getting the chance to...
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...
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) — The Boston Bruins are a case study in extremes on the blue line.
There are some prototypical bruisers: At 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds, 42-year-old Zdeno Chara anchors Boston's...
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.
The Latest: Bruins, Blues testy late in Game 1
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):
BOSTON (AP) — When the Boston Bruins take the ice against the St. Louis Blues, they will do it with a core group of veterans who know what it's like to hoist the Stanley Cup — and have it slip...
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...
Bruins beat Capitals for first time since 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 24 saves, David Krejci scored and the Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 1-0 on Sunday to snap a 14-game skid against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Boston beat Washington for the first time since March 29, 2014. The Bruins snapped a three-game skid and handed the Capitals their eighth loss in nine games.
Rask earned his 253rd victory to take over first place on the Bruins' career list.
Chris Wagner, Tuukka Rask help Bruins beat Blues 5-2
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Wagner scored the go-ahead goal 5:27 into the third period, Tuukka Rask tied a Boston record with his 252nd career victory and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night.
Rask made 28 saves and matched the franchise mark set by Cecil "Tiny" Thompson, who was 252-153 with 63 ties. Rask, the 2014 Vezina Trophy winner, is 252-145-56 in 474 games with Boston.
Torey Krug, David Backes, Brad Marchand and Sean Kuraly also scored for the Bruins.
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."
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Halak, Pastrnak lead Bruins to 3-1 win over Ducks
BOSTON (AP) — Playing without two key injured stars, the Boston Bruins have relied on their goaltending to get wins lately.
Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 shots, and David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists to lead the Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.
"I really wanted him to get another shutout," David Krejci said. "Both goaltenders have been really good with (Zdeno Chara) and (Patrice) Bergeron out of the lineup."
Jets get 3 on power play, rout Flyers 7-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Josh Morrissey scored one of Winnipeg's three power-play goals and the Jets got goals from seven players while routing the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Sunday.
Kyle Connor, Brandon Tanev, Dustin Byfuglien, Blake Wheeler, Bryan Little and Tyler Myers also scored for Winnipeg (18-9-2).
Mark Scheifele assisted on all three of Winnipeg's second-period goals, and Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine each had two assists.
Jakub Voracek scored his eighth goal for the Flyers (12-13-3).
Krug scores in OT to lift Bruins over Senators 2-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Torey Krug felt like the Boston Bruins were "still in their pre-game nap" during their game against the Ottawa Senators.
Tuukka Rask helped the Bruins stick around, and Krug gave Boston the jolt it needed for a road victory.
Krug took a cross-crease pass from David Krejci and beat Mike McKenna with a one-timer 3:07 into overtime to lift the Bruins over the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Sunday night.
"It was a tough game for us," Krug said. "It took us a while to wake up there."
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.
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.
Bergeron among Bruins players not going on trip to China
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrice Bergeron and a handful of other Boston Bruins players won't be going to China for a pair of preseason games later this month against the Calgary Flames.
Bergeron is still not 100 percent after offseason groin surgery. Captain Zdeno Chara, who is 41, isn't going to avoid wear and tear, Torey Krug is coming off a broken ankle, forward Noel Acciari had sports hernia surgery and Anders Bjork had shoulder surgery.
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, Maple Leafs back at it, with memories of 2013
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins remember what happened last time they met Toronto in the NHL playoffs. They also realize they can't count on it happening again.
After taking a 3-1 lead in the series but failing to close out the Maple Leafs in Games 5 and 6 of their first-round series in 2013, Boston fell behind 4-1 in the third period of the decisive seventh game before sending it into overtime with two goals in the last 82 seconds of regulation.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy fears defenseman Brandon Carlo could miss significant time after being taken off the ice on a stretcher with a left leg injury.
Former UMass Lowell goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stopped all but one shootout attempt, leading the Winnipeg Jets past the Boston Bruins, 5-4, in Winnipeg.
Ryan Donato was the only Bruin to send a shot past Hellebuyck after a scoreless overtime.
Patrik Laine scored the eventual winner and then Danton Heinen was stopped by Hellebuyck to end it.
Donato also scored in regulation for the Bruins, who trailed 3-1 entering the third period.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season and lifting the Boston 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 last April 4 — also against Rask.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand has become Mr. Overtime for the Bruins.
Not just this season, but in franchise history.
The pesky forward completed his hat trick 34 seconds into overtime on Tuesday night to help Boston, which twice squandered a two-goal lead in regulation, escape with a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
McQuaid’s first goal gives Bruins win over Devils
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Even when they don't play their best, the Boston Bruins are still getting it done on the road.
Adam McQuaid got his first goal of the season with 8:05 to play, and the Bruins extended their road point-scoring streak to 13 games with a 5-3 victory over the slumping New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.
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.
Goals by Marchand, DeBrusk lead Bruins past Islanders 3-1
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask has rediscovered his game and the Boston Bruins are starting to become the type of team they want to be in front of him — one that's tough defensively.
Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk scored, Rask stopped 30 shots and the Bruins beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Saturday night.
Danton Heinen added an empty-net goal, and Torey Krug and David Pastrnak each had two assists for the Bruins, who won for the eighth time in 10 games.
Lightning forward Cedric Paquette suspended for game
NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette was suspended for one game without pay by the NHL on Thursday for boarding Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug.
Paquette was assessed a minor penalty for boarding in the second period of Tampa Bay's 3-2 loss in Boston on Wednesday night.
The suspension will cost Paquette $4,368. He has an assist and 16 penalty minutes in 11 games this season.
Rask stops 19 shots to lead Bruins to 3-2 win over Lightning
BOSTON (AP) — Charlie McAvoy and Riley Nash scored first-period goals, Tuukaa Rask made 19 saves to snap his four-game losing streak and the Boston Bruins hung on for a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.
Torey Krug also scored and Brad Marchand assisted on the first two goals for the Bruins, who opened a 3-0 lead to post their fifth win in six games. Boston improved to 13-3 in its last 16 at home against the Lightning.
Bruins solve Minnesota goalie Dubnyk early, beat Wild 5-3
BOSTON (AP) — A couple of lucky bounces helped the Boston Bruins build an early lead against Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk.
They followed that with their best period of the season.
Jake DeBrusk and Frank Vatrano each scored a first-period goal off a Wild player's skate, and the Bruins held on for a 5-3 win Monday night and their third victory in the last 11 games against Minnesota.
Sean Kuraly scored his first career goal to snap a tie midway through the third period, sending the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.
Kuraly’s 1st NHL goal lifts Bruins over Golden Knights 2-1
BOSTON (AP) — In a game with limited offensive opportunities, two unexpected sources created all the scoring chances the Boston Bruins needed.
Sean Kuraly scored his first regular-season goal to snap a tie midway through the third period, sending Boston to a 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.
Kuraly and Riley Nash both scored on rebounds, setting up in front of the Vegas net to put them in position when the puck finally bounced Boston's way.
COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Down 3-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period, the Boston Bruins battled back to earn a point in a 4-3 shootout loss on Monday.
Oliver Bjorkstrand and Artemi Panarin scored in the shootout and Boston was unable to put anything past Columbus netminder Sergei Bobrovsky as the Blue Jackets escaped with the win.
DENVER — The Bruins clearly need to do a much better job of scoring goals, and at keeping pucks out of their own net.
In the opener of a three-game Western trip and the immediate rematch of their one-sided loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Boston on Monday, the B’s generated a scant nine shots-on-goal in the first 40 minutes, with only a Brad Marchand score to show for it, in a 6-3 loss to the talented young Avs.
Bruins Notebook: Torey Krug, Austin Czarnik could make season debuts vs. Avs
There was nothing definitive yesterday on which injured/ill Bruins would be able to suit up for today’s matinee against the Colorado Avalanche at the Garden.
According to the eye test, though, Patrice Bergeron will take a seat on the ninth floor again, and there’s a good chance Torey Krug and Austin Czarnik will make their season debuts.