ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Fiala had two goals and an assist, Kaapo Kahkonen made 26 saves and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danton Heinen and David Backes scored, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night in their first...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Pavelski had two goals and an assist, rookie Jake Oettinger made 23 saves and the Dallas Stars beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 on Tuesday night.
David Backes no longer has to worry whether he’ll get another shot at playing in the NHL.
The 35-year-old forward was freed from what Backes referred to as “purgatory” on Friday, when the...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have waived 14-year veteran David Backes.
Backes has scored 245 goals with 309 assists in 944 NHL games, spending the first 10 years of his career with the...
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins haven't lost in regulation at home yet, and there they were trailing the Blackhawks 3-0 in the third period — Boston's first three-goal deficit of the...
BOSTON (AP) — David Backes couldn’t help but smile after scoring his first goal of the season in his first game in nearly a month.
The Bruins’ alternate captain picked a big moment against a...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators say forward Scott Sabourin has a fractured nose and is expected to be released from the hospital later Sunday, a day after being taken off the ice on a...
BOSTON (AP) — It took a while for players from the Boston Bruins and Ottawa to regain their focus after a scary injury to Senators' forward Scott Sabourin.
BOSTON (AP) — Ottawa forward Scott Sabourin has been transported to a hospital for evaluation after being taken from the ice on a stretcher with his head immobilized following a collision with...
Auston Matthews scored and Frederik Andersen made 26 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the visiting Montreal Canadiens 3-0 in preseason play Wednesday night.
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) — David Backes waited his entire career to play for the Stanley Cup, and now he's going to have to do it against some of his best friends in hockey.
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!"
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Boston Bruins got some timely goals in their tight Eastern Conference semifinal series with Columbus, and when the goals weren't coming, Tuukka Rask stood tall.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round...
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...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston held a pregame ceremony to honor Patrice Bergeron for playing his 1,000th game in the NHL.
Bergeron was joined by his wife, their three children and his parents ahead of the game Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings. He received gifts and loud ovations from the TD Garden crowd.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Wagner and David Backes scored, Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
Boston won three of four games in the season series against Buffalo.
Rask was looking for his first shutout of the season, but former Bruins' defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen beat him with a wrist shot on the glove side with 2:38 left in regulation.
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Wagner had an extra reason to smile when he scored a goal after his first one was disallowed.
"My grandfather passed away yesterday morning, so this was a special game for me. Maybe he was watching out for me, having the puck follow me around," the forward said after the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Saturday night.
"He was probably laughing after that first goal was disallowed," he said.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has suspended Boston Bruins forward David Backes three games without pay for an illegal hit to the head of New Jersey Devils forward Blake Coleman.
The league considered Backes a repeat offender.
Based on his salary, he will lose almost $220,000. The discipline also means Backes will miss Tuesday's Winter Classic against Chicago at Notre Dame Stadium.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins forward David Backes rushed himself off the ice Tuesday night after taking a skate blade to the face late in the first period but returned at the start of the second and finished the game.
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.
MONTREAL (AP) — A bad penalty by Jonathan Drouin in the dying minutes crushed Montreal's comeback hopes.
With Drouin in the box for high-sticking, Boston's John Moore scored a power-play goal to give the Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday night in a hard-hitting and penalty-filled affair.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With a last name such as his, Brady Tkachuk's life has unsurprisingly revolved around hockey.
Whether it was breaking basement windows or the garage door playing with his father Keith and older brother Matthew, or heading to the rink to attend Blues practices, the 18-year-old has plenty of childhood memories while growing up in St. Louis.
BOSTON (AP) — Sean Kuraly isn't so good at waiting.
The Boston Bruins forward is usually going full-speed on the ice, whether it's chasing the puck on the forecheck or sizing up an opponent for a hit. So when he saw David Pastrnak's shot hit off the post and flutter into the air, it was tough for Kuraly to be patient.
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins didn't seem like the team with the most to gain until it was too late Sunday night.
Roberto Luongo came off the bench to shut down Boston in the third period, and the Florida Panthers dashed the Bruins' hopes of getting the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 4-2 win.
The Bruins trailed Tampa Bay by a point heading into the regular-season finale but couldn't top a Panthers team that was eliminated from postseason contention Saturday.
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak and Tommy Wingels scored 51 seconds apart in the second period, and Boston beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Saturday night, preserving the Bruins' chances for the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.
Danton Heinen also scored for Boston, which added late goals by Noel Acciari and David Backes in the final two minutes to put away the Senators and complete the season sweep.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins won, then got the break they needed to remain in contention for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
David Pastrnak and Tommy Wingels scored 51 seconds apart in the second period and Boston beat Ottawa 5-2 on Saturday night, a win that preserved Bruins' chances for the No. 1 seed with an overtime loss by Tampa Bay.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Bruins forward David Backes has been suspended for three games for a shoulder to the head of Detroit's Frans Nielsen.
The decision was announced by the league Wednesday, a day after Backes knocked Nielsen from Boston's 6-5 overtime victory. Nielsen had already unloaded the puck when Backes drove his shoulder into the Red Wings forward, who fell to the ice, left the game and did not return.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins made up for a slow start with an impressive finish.
Patrice Bergeron played a key role.
Bergeron score two of Boston's three goals in the third period, and the Bruins pulled away from the Calgary Flames for a 5-2 win on Tuesday night.
Boston held Calgary to 17 shots in the last 40 minutes and scored four straight goals after falling behind 2-1.
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask was again up to the task for the Bruins.
Rask made 32 saves and extended his personal point streak to 19 games lifting Boston to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
"Any team will play better when you know the goaltender has your back," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "We got sick of losing."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin got his 24th goal of the season and then scored in the shootout to help the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Thursday night.
Lars Eller and Brett Connolly also scored for the Capitals, who snapped a three-game losing streak and won their 12th consecutive game over the Bruins. Washington also ended a scoring drought that had lasted almost nine full periods.
BOSTON (AP) — David Backes and the Boston Bruins are having one nice holiday season.
Backes picked up two assists after he was away from the team to be with his wife for the birth of their son, and the Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.
"After what I saw my wife go through birthing that baby, I figured I could come on a few hours sleep and play a hockey game," said Backes, who missed practice on Friday.
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.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — David Backes is on the board with the Boston Bruins — twice.
Backes scored his first two goals of the season, helping the Bruins beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-1 on Thursday night.
It was Backes' fourth game back after he missed 12 straight following surgery to remove part of his colon. The veteran forward scored his first goal with Boston on a tip-in 13:54 into the second and then added another goal with 54 seconds left in the period.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins placed forward David Backes on injured reserve Thursday and expect him to miss up to eight weeks as he recovers from surgery to remove a portion of his colon.
Backes has been bothered by diverticulitis and has played only five games this season. Backes, picked up by Boston from St. Louis in the offseason, was scheduled for surgery Thursday.
The Bruins recalled forward Austin Czarnik from Providence of the American Hockey League to fill Backes' roster spot.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston goalie Tuukka Rask is sidelined because of a concussion, forcing the Bruins to call up goalie Zane McIntyre from Providence of the American Hockey League.
General manager Don Sweeney said Thursday that Rask sustained the concussion during practice Wednesday.
Anton Khudobin got the start Thursday night against the Vancouver Canucks.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sean Kuraly picked a great time to score his first two NHL goals.
Kuraly's second goal of the game at 10:19 of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 on Friday night, avoiding elimination in the first-round series.
Charlie McAvoy's shot from the right point was tipped by David Backes and then hit Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson's skate in front of goalie Craig Anderson, and Kuraly backhanded it in.
BOSTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals were so dominant this season that they had nothing left to play for with two games left in the NHL schedule.
That's precisely why the Bruins want to avoid them in the playoffs.
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask's return provided the Boston Bruins with a much-needed boost of energy Tuesday night.
Rask made 24 saves following a one-game absence and the Bruins beat the Nashville Predators 4-1, improving their playoff chances in the process.