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Boston Bruins fire general manager after missing playoffs

By The Sports Xchange on April 15, 2015, at 11:15 a.m.
The Boston Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. The Bruins announced an interim general manager will not be named at this time and the search for a new hire will be led by chief executive …
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) stops Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson (21) for the final save of the shootout Saturday night at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won, 3-2, in the shootout.

Former UMaine star helps Lightning beat Bruins; Boston won’t make playoffs

By The Sports Xchange on April 11, 2015, at 10:44 p.m.
TAMPA, Fla. — The Boston Bruins tied the game with 1:06 left in regulation, but the Tampa Bay Lightning won in a shootout, getting their 50th win to finish the season with a 3-2 win Saturday at Amalie Arena. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, a former University of Maine star, stopped …

NHL playoff race comes down to final day in East

By The Sports Xchange on April 10, 2015, at 10:58 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a chance to clinch a playoff spot at home on Friday night when they faced a New York Islanders team that clinched the night before. But holding to their current form, the Penguins (3-5-2 in their last 10) lost to New York 3-1 and now face …
Boston's Loui Eriksson (21) skates with the puck in front of Washington goalie Braden Holtby in the second period of Wednesday night's NHL game at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Capitals shut out the Bruins 3-0.

Capitals shut out Bruins, hamper Boston’s playoff hopes

By The Sports Xchange on April 08, 2015, at 10:58 p.m.
WASHINGTON — With one team battling for a playoff spot and the other angling for home ice in the first round, the Washington Capitals steamrolled Boston 3-0 on Wednesday night in what could be a damaging blow to the Bruins’ hopes of an eighth straight postseason appearance. Capitals defensemen John …
Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug tries to get to a rebound in front of Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer during the second period Saturday night at TD Garden in Boston.

Rask ignores dislike for shootout, lifts Bruins to win

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 04, 2015, at 10:21 p.m.
BOSTON — Tuukka Rask has been quite open about his disdain for the shootout. But Saturday night, with a very big point on the line, the Boston Bruins goaltender was perfect in the skill competition and gave his team a win. “When Tuukks is our best player, then you know …
Boston goalie Tuukka Rask makes a save in front of Detroit center Joakim Andersson in the first period Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

Bruins rally from two-goal deficit to tip Red Wings

By The Sports Xchange on April 02, 2015, at 10:35 p.m.
DETROIT — Defenseman Zach Trotman’s first NHL goal with 2:08 left completed a comeback from a two-goal deficit and gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena.. Boston moved into a tie with Detroit for third place in the …
Boston goalie Tuukka Rask (40) stops a shot from Florida's Jaromir Jagr with the help of Adam McQuaid (54) during the third period Tuesday night at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. The  Bruins won 3-2.

Bruins rally past Panthers in late surge for playoff berth

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 31, 2015, at 10:12 p.m.
BOSTON — Continuing their late run at the NHL playoffs, the Boston Bruins effectively ended the Panthers’ chances by rallying for a dramatic 3-2 victory over Florida on Tuesday night. Left winger Milan Lucic set up the tying goal 9:47 into the third period and then beat Roberto Luongo with …
Boston's David Pastrnak (88) is congratulated by teammate  Torey Krug after his game-winning goal in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Pastrnak’s last-minute goal in OT lifts Bruins by Hurricanes

By David Droschak, The Sports Xchange on March 29, 2015, at 8:21 p.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. — David Pastrnak scored with 37 seconds left in overtime and Tuukka Rask returned in net to stop 30 shots as the Boston Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Sunday and inch closer to the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Boston (38-25-13) was 1-3-3 in its previous seven …
Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) blocks a shot in front of goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during the first period against the New York Rangers at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins won 4-2.

Bruins give Lundqvist rude welcome back

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on March 28, 2015, at 5:29 p.m.
BOSTON — Henrik Lundqvist’s return didn’t exactly go as planned. The desperate Boston Bruins took advantage of the New York Rangers’ rusty veteran goaltender in his first game back from a neck injury after a 25-game absence, scoring three times in the first period en route to a much-needed 4-2 …
Anaheim's Jiri Sekac (46) goes airborne after shooting the puck toward Boston goalie Tuukka Rask during the second period Thursday night at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston.

Ducks post controversial OT win over Bruins

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 26, 2015, at 10:13 p.m.
BOSTON — The Anaheim Ducks, staring at a third straight loss during a battle for the Presidents’ Trophy and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, found a way to tie Thursday night’s game and then win in overtime. The Boston Bruins, fighting just to get into the playoffs, felt …
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, a former University of Maine standout, makes a save on Boston Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson during the first period Sunday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

Unusual fighter sparks Lightning to 5-3 win over slumping Bruins

By Gregg Auman, The Sports Xchange on March 22, 2015, at 7:56 p.m.
TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos usually sparks the Tampa Bay Lightning with his scoring, but a rare fight and five-minute penalty in the first period Sunday motivated his teammates to score twice in 15 seconds on the way to 5-3 win against the Boston Bruins at Amalie Arena. The win …
Florida Panthers right wing Jimmy Hayes scores a goal past Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask in the first period Saturday night in Sunrise, Florida.

Panthers hand Bruins fourth straight loss

By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange on March 21, 2015, at 10:09 p.m.
SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers gained ground in the battle for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference, defeating the Boston Bruins 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday night at the BB&T Center. The only goal in the shootout was by Panthers center Brandon Pirri. Panthers goalie Roberto …
Ottawa Senators center David Legwand (17) celebrates his goal scored against  Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) in the second period Thursday night at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

Senators edge Bruins for fifth straight victory

By The Sports Xchange on March 19, 2015, at 10:40 p.m.
OTTAWA — For the third time this season, Ottawa Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored the deciding goal in a victory over the Boston Bruins. But none of them were bigger than his 18th of the season to give Ottawa a 6-4 victory over the Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on …
Buffalo Sabres center Zac Dalpe (20) faces off against Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) during the first period Tuesday night at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston.

Bruins’ shootout woes continue in loss to Sabres

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 17, 2015, at 10:39 p.m.
BOSTON — With thoughts of top draft projections Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel dancing in the minds of their front office and fans, the Buffalo Sabres still have a schedule to finish off. And judging by the way they played Monday and Tuesday nights, the guys on the ice aren’t …
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save on Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg in the second period Sunday night at the Verizon Center in Washington.

Capitals’ Holtby shuts out surging Bruins

By The Sports Xchange on March 15, 2015, at 10:36 p.m.
WASHINGTON — After a Friday night home loss to the Dallas Stars, their second in as many games, the Washington Capitals closed their locker-room doors and conducted a players-only meeting. What was said behind those doors stayed private, but the Capitals went public with their response, shutting down the red-hot …
Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) chases the puck ahead of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy (12) during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Bruins won 2-0.

Bruins beat Penguins to tie for top wild-card spot in East

By SportsDirect, on March 14, 2015, at 4:02 p.m.
Tuukka Rask finished with 30 saves as visiting Boston defeated a short-handed Pittsburgh club that made captain Sidney Crosby a late scratch and saw Evgeni Malkin exit with an undisclosed injury. Milan Lucic scored midway into the first period for the Bruins, who have won five in a row to …
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30), a former University of Maine standout, stops a shot by Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) during the third period Thursday night at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston.  The Bruins won 3-2 in a shootout.

Bruins end shootout futility with victory over Lightning

By The Sports Xchange on March 12, 2015, at 10:16 p.m.
BOSTON — Claude Julien still does not like shootouts. But at least his Boston Bruins finally found a way to win one on Thursday night. They also beat the potential playoff opponent Tampa Bay Lightning for the 10th straight time. “I’m not hypocritical. I’m not going to pretend I like …
Boston Bruins goalie  Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save on a shot from Ottawa Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) in the third period Tuesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The Bruins won 3-1.

Bruins pad playoff position with win in Ottawa

By Don Brennan, The Sports Xchange on March 10, 2015, at 10:37 p.m.
OTTAWA — All Tuukka Rask wanted for his 28th birthday Tuesday was two points. The Boston Bruins goalie made his own wish come true with a brilliant 39-save performance in a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. The victory padded the Bruins lead in Eastern Conference …

Bruins top Red Wings to strengthen playoff position

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 08, 2015, at 4:58 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Bruins weren’t thrilled to have their matchup with the Detroit Red Wings moved from Sunday night to early afternoon. Playing their second game in 24 hours, the Bruins played a special game — scoring twice on both the power play and short-handed — to beat the …
Boston's Brad Marchand scored the tying and winning goals in the Bruins' 3-2 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday.

Marchand’s goals lift Bruins by Flyers

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 07, 2015, at 9:14 p.m.
BOSTON — Brad Marchand was happy enough to kiss somebody after scoring the tying and winning goals for the Boston Bruins on Saturday. That’s exactly what he did. “After he scored, he even kissed me in the visor,” new teammate Maxime Talbot said after his pass sent Marchand on his …
 
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