BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron led the Boston Bruins through the end-of-series handshake line, wishing the Carolina Hurricanes luck in the conference semifinals.
Then he waited around to give each of his own teammates a hug as well as they left the ice — perhaps saying goodbye for the final time.
BOSTON (AP) — The players dream of it. The fans look forward to it.
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand had two goals and three assists, including the tiebreaker early in the third period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand raced toward the empty net, and there was nothing Carolina defenseman Tony DeAngelo could do except throw his stick at the puck.
Patrice Bergeron scored three times, reaching 400 goals in his NHL career. David Pastrnak tallied his 40th of the season, snapping Boston's 0-for-39 power-play slump. And Linus Ullmark recorded his first shutout as a Bruin.
BOSTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk snapped a 2-2 tie in the second period, Linus Ullmark made 19 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Tuesday night to clinch the first wild card in the Eastern Conference.
MONTREAL (AP) — Erik Haula scored twice, including a penalty shot, and the Boston Bruins beat Montreal 5-3 Sunday night as the Canadiens paid tribute to the late Guy Lafleur.
The Canadiens celebrated the Hall of Famer, who died Friday at age 70, with a ceremony before the game.
Pittsburgh Penguins (43-22-11, third in the Metropolitan) vs. Boston Bruins (45-24-5, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host Pittsburgh after Jake Guentzel scored two goals in the Penguins' 6-3 victory over the Islanders.
Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the St. Louis Blues rallied to beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Torey Krug and David Perron each finished with a goal and an assist as the Blues (43-20-10) posted their sixth straight victory.
DETROIT (AP) — Jakub Vrána had a goal and an assist, Alex Nedeljkovic made a season-high 47 saves and had an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Tuesday night.
“It felt like the puck wasn’t going to go in,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said.
BOSTON (AP) — There was Marc McLaughlin, three weeks after finishing his career at Boston College, sharing the ice — and the scoresheet — with childhood hero Patrice Bergeron.
“I feel like I’ve lived that moment in my basement a million times,” the undrafted BC captain said after scoring in his NHL debut Thursday night during a six-goal second-period outburst that propelled the Bruins to an 8-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist in Boston’s four-goal second period and the Bruins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday to improve to 14-2-1 in their last 17 games.
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist during a four-goal second period for the surging Bruins, carrying them to a 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Taylor Hall scored a power-play goal with 4:47 left in the third period and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 Friday night.
Brad Marchand and Trent Frederic also scored, and Charlie McAvoy added a short-handed empty-netter for Boston, which has won four of its last five.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored twice and Jordan Greenway broke a third-period tie as the Minnesota Wild beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Ryan Hartman added an empty-netter, his 24th goal of the season, with 4.9 seconds remaining to seal it.
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Grzelcyk scored at 1:40 of overtime and the surging Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Tuesday night.
After taking a cross-ice feed from Taylor Hall, Grzelcyk whipped the puck past goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to end it on Boston’s 48th shot.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — David Pastrnak scored in the shootout and had an assist to lift the surging Boston Bruins over the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 on Saturday night.
Boston has won seven of eight and is three points ahead of Washington for the top wild card and seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake DeBrusk got his first career hat trick early in his first four-point game, and Patrice Bergeron added a goal and two assists in the Boston Bruins' 7-0 rout of the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist, and the Boston Bruins beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win.
Patrice Bergeron also scored for Boston, which beat San Jose for the ninth straight time.
SEATTLE (AP) — Jake DeBrusk's response to being elevated onto the top line for the Boston Bruins was his first multigoal game in more than two years.
DeBrusk scored his second goal of the game 33 seconds into overtime and the Bruins beat the Seattle Kraken 3-2 on Thursday night.
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak's scoring slump is a thing of the past.
A game after ending a four-game scoreless drought, the Bruins’ top scorer had two goals to help the Boston Bruins roll past the Western Conference-leading Colorado Avalanche 5-1 on Monday.
Colorado Avalanche (36-9-4, first in the Central) vs. Boston Bruins (28-17-4, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Monday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts the Colorado Avalanche after the Bruins took down Ottawa 3-2 in overtime.
Boston Bruins (27-17-4, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. Ottawa Senators (18-25-4, sixth in the Atlantic)
Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa plays Boston looking to break its three-game home slide.
Boston Bruins (26-16-3, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. Ottawa Senators (16-23-4, sixth in the Atlantic)
Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston visits Ottawa for a Atlantic matchup.
BOSTON (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored twice, Frederik Andersen made 34 saves and the Carolina Hurricanes shut out the short-handed Boston Bruins 6-0 on Thursday night.
Andrei Svechnikov had a goal and two assists, Vincent Trocheck, Brett Pesce and Jordan Staal also scored, and Teuvo Teravainen added three assists to help Carolina complete a season sweep of Boston with another rout.
Carolina Hurricanes (31-10-3, first in the Metropolitan) vs. Boston Bruins (26-15-3, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit Boston after David Pastrnak scored two goals in the Bruins' 4-2 loss to the Penguins.
Boston Bruins (24-13-2, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. Colorado Avalanche (29-8-3, first in the Central)
Denver; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nazem Kadri and Colorado take on Boston.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trainers repaired the giant gash on Brad Marchand's nose, stuffed gauze up his nostrils and then he stepped back on to the ice minutes after taking a violent high stick to the face.
Minnesota Wild (19-10-2, fourth in the Central) vs. Boston Bruins (17-10-2, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota aims to end its five-game slide with a victory over Boston.
DETROIT (AP) — Erik Haula scored a tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Boston Bruins pulled away with three more in the third to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 Sunday.
Patrice Bergeron had his fifth goal in three games against Detroit this season.
Buffalo Sabres (10-17-5, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. Boston Bruins (14-10-2, fifth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts Buffalo looking to end its three-game home losing streak.
Boston Bruins (14-10-2, fifth in the Atlantic) vs. Ottawa Senators (9-17-2, seventh in the Atlantic)
Ottawa, Ontario; Sunday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa and Boston face off in Eastern Conference action.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cal Clutterbuck scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his first win of the season as the New York Islanders beat the depleted Boston Bruins 3-1 on Thursday night.
Anthony Beauvillier also scored to help the Islanders get their second straight win at home after opening 0-5-2 at the new $1.1 billion UBS Arena.
The Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers played in an empty Bell Centre on Thursday night because of a spiraling rise of COVID-19 cases.
The Canadiens announced about two hours before puck drop that Quebec public health officials had requested that no fans attend the game.
Boston Bruins (14-9-2, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. New York Islanders (7-12-5, eighth in the Metropolitan)
Elmont; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Islanders -109, Bruins -112
Vegas Golden Knights (16-11-0, third in the Pacific) vs. Boston Bruins (14-8-2, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -129, Golden Knights +108; over/under is 6
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Matt Grzelcyk scored his first goal of the season in the final minutes of the third period, and the Boston Bruins snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — J.T. Miller scored the shootout winner, giving the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the visiting Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
The Canucks winger patiently outwaited Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman, and tucked a shot in behind his right skate.
Tampa Bay Lightning (13-5-4, second in the Atlantic) vs. Boston Bruins (12-8-0, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -120, Lightning +100; over/under is 5.5
Detroit Red Wings (10-9-3, third in the Atlantic) vs. Boston Bruins (11-7-0, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -259, Red Wings +207; over/under is 5.5
Vancouver Canucks (6-13-2, seventh in the Pacific) vs. Boston Bruins (10-7-0, fifth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -239, Canucks +192; over/under is 5.5
BOSTON (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored the first of New York’s three third-period goals with 8:25 left and the Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Friday, giving Gerard Gallant the best start in his first 20 games as coach in team history.
BOSTON (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored the first of New York’s three third-period goals with 8:25 left and the Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Friday afternoon, giving Gerard Gallant the best start in his first 20 games as coach in team history.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Charlie Coyle each had a goal and an assist to lead the Boston Bruins over the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Mike Reilly and Taylor Hall also scored, Nick Foligno had two assists and rookie Jeremy Swayman made 24 saves as Boston bounced back from a 4-0 loss to Calgary on Sunday for its fourth win in five games and third straight on the road.
Calgary Flames (10-3-5, second in the Pacific) vs. Boston Bruins (9-5-0, fifth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -168, Flames +143; over/under is 5.5
Montreal Canadiens (4-10-2, seventh in the Atlantic) vs. Boston Bruins (7-5-0, sixth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -209, Canadiens +173; over/under is 5.5
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — There are a lot of new faces in the Boston Bruins' lineup this season and they are learning how to play together at times.
Two nights ago at home, they blew a third-period lead, giving up three goals in losing to Edmonton.
BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Boston Bruins held on to beat the short-handed Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Brad Marchand and Derek Forbort also scored for the Bruins, who survived a sloppy start against a team that has been depleted recently by COVID-19.
BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored his first four goals of the season, Brad Marchand had four assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Thursday night.
Marchand assisted on all four of Bergeron’s goals, Mike Reilly scored his first of the season and added an assist, and Charlie McAvoy had a pair of assists for Boston.
BOSTON (AP) — Zdeno Chara is with another new team. David Krejci is in the Czech Republic. Tuukka Rask remains unsigned while he recovers from hip surgery.
Even as the Boston Bruins say goodbye to the core that went to the Stanley Cup Final three times in nine years, perhaps the most important piece remains — for now.