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Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) knocks the puck away from Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov at TD Garden in March.

Bruins buy out Dennis Seidenberg’s contract

By The Sports Xchange on June 30, 2016, at 9:33 p.m.
The Boston Bruins bought out the final two years of defenseman Dennis Seidenberg’s contract, the team announced Thursday. The buyout makes Seidenberg an unrestricted free agent who is free to sign with any other NHL team. “It’s a shock,” Seidenberg told the Boston Herald. “(Bruins general manager) Donnie (Sweeney) called …

Former Bruins standout Bourque charged with DUI

By The Sports Xchange on June 26, 2016, at 6:07 p.m.
Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque was arrested on a drunken driving charge, stemming from a two-vehicle accident late Friday night. Bourque, 55, was driving a Mercedes SUV and struck a minivan around 11:30 p.m., according to police in Andover, Massachusetts. No injuries were reported after the crash in Andover, …
Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien looks on during a game on March 24 against the Florida Panthers at TD Garden in Boston.

Bruins stick with Julien as coach

By The Sports Xchange on April 14, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
Two subpar seasons won’t cost Claude Julien his job. The Boston Bruins announced Thursday that the winningest coach in franchise history will be back behind the bench next season. There were rumblings the 55-year-old Julien was in jeopardy of losing his job after a late-season spiral prevented Boston from making …
Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) reacts as the puck goes past Boston Bruins goalie Jonas Gustavsson (50) for a goal during the second period Saturday at TD Garden in Boston.

Bruins embarrassed by Senators, eliminated from playoffs

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 09, 2016, at 9:07 p.m.
BOSTON — Sometimes, it really might be dangerous to schedule a promotion on the ice after a game. The Boston Bruins ran into one of those times on Saturday. On Fan Appreciation Day, the Bruins continued their “shirts off their backs” promotion, rewarding TD Garden faithful who had won a …
Boston Bruins left wing Matt Beleskey (39) reacts in front of Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35), a former University of Maine standout, after a goal during the second period Thursday night at TD Garden in Boston.

Bruins improve playoff chances with win over Red Wings

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 07, 2016, at 10:06 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Bruins seriously brightened their playoff picture Thursday night. Coming off back-to-back losses that left their postseason chances very much in doubt, the Bruins scored twice in the first 2:44, then added two more in the first 45 seconds of the third period in an impressive 5-2 …

Hurricanes hurt Bruins’ playoff hopes with shootout win

By The Sports Xchange on April 05, 2016, at 10:24 p.m.
BOSTON — The frustrated TD Garden crowd started a chant of “We Want Playoffs” early in the third period of Tuesday night’s game. Their Bruins, threatening to miss the playoffs for the second straight season, were trailing Carolina 1-0 in a game important only to Boston. The chant produced almost …
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (bottom) shoots and scores on Boston Bruins goalie Jonas Gustavsson during the second period at the United Center.

Kane reaches 100 points as Blackhawks beat Bruins

By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange on April 03, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
CHICAGO — Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane smiled at the timing of his latest milestone. On the third goal of a hat trick, Kane secured the first 100-point campaign of his career. “It’s a special day,” Kane said. “It’s pretty cool the way it happened.” Kane’s scoring outburst led …

Krejci’s two goals propel Bruins past Blues

By The Sports Xchange on April 01, 2016, at 11:05 p.m.
ST. LOUIS — David Krejci scored two goals and added two assists and the Boston Bruins held on for a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night to retain their slim hold on third place in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins won for only the second time …
New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid makes a save on Boston Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson during the first period Tuesday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Devils’ Kinkaid makes 39 saves in victory over Bruins

By The Sports Xchange on March 29, 2016, at 10:10 p.m.
NEWARK, N.J. — Travis Zajac and Reid Boucher scored power-play goals as the New Jersey Devils damaged the Boston Bruins’ playoff hopes with a 2-1 victory at Prudential Center on Tuesday night. The Bruins have 88 points, one more than the Detroit Red Wings, who were still in action Tuesday …
Toronto Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak (42) tries to score as Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) defends and goalie Tuukka Rask (40) guards the net Saturday night at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Bruins snap five-game losing streak

By Perry Lefko, The Sports Xchange on March 26, 2016, at 10:26 p.m.
TORONTO — The losing is finally over for the Boston Bruins. After dropping five consecutive games and plummeting from first in the Atlantic Division, the Bruins scored a badly needed victory, defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 Saturday night in front of a crowd of 19,185 at Air Canada Centre. …
Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (right) is spilled by Florida Panthers left wing Jiri Hudler during the second period Thursday night at TD Garden in Boston.

Panthers’ Luongo shuts down slumping Bruins

By The Sports Xchange on March 24, 2016, at 10:41 p.m.
BOSTON — Roberto Luongo turned the tables on his nemesis Thursday. The veteran goaltender, who lived through a nightmare for the Vancouver Canucks in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals and came in 14-15-1 lifetime against Boston in the regular season, made 34 saves and backstopped the Florida Panthers into first …
Boston Bruins right wing Lee Stempniak (20) scores a goal against New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) during second period at Madison Square Garden.

Rangers, Lundqvist hand Bruins fourth straight loss

By The Sports Xchange on March 23, 2016, at 11:06 p.m.
NEW YORK — Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped 39 shots as the New York Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins 5-2 at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. The Bruins have lost four straight in regulation and five of six overall. Derick Brassard, Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello and J.T. Miller scored for …
Boston Bruins left wing Matt Beleskey (39) battles with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin (6) in front of goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the third period Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Kings won 2-1.

Kings hand Bruins their fourth straight loss

By The Sports Xchange on March 20, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Alec Martinez and Tanner Pearson scored goals and Jonathan Quick made 27 saves as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Saturday night. Los Angeles (44-22-5) clinched a playoff spot and extended its Pacific Division lead to six points over the Anaheim Ducks. The …
Carolina Hurricanes left wing Phillip Di Giuseppe (34) celebrates after scoring the winning goal on Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (not pictured) during the overtime period Thursday night at TD Garden in Boston. Carolina won 3-2.

Hurricanes slip past Bruins in overtime

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 10, 2016, at 10:11 p.m.
BOSTON — The Carolina Hurricanes, continuing a late run at a playoff spot, pulled out a major road victory in overtime Thursday night. Rookie Phil Di Giuseppe slid home a rebound at 1:30 of overtime after Joel Skinner was stopped on a breakaway, and the Hurricanes emerged with a 3-2 …
Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (left) shoots on goal as Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, a former University of Maine standout, makes a save during the first period Tuesday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

Marchand’s goal in OT lifts Bruins by Lightning

By The Sports Xchange on March 08, 2016, at 10:33 p.m.
TAMPA, Florida — Brad Marchand scored his 34th goal of the season nine seconds into the overtime period to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Tuesday night. Boston (38-23-7) moved into a tie with the Lightning for first place in …
Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) gives up a goal to Boston Bruins left wing David Pastrnak (left) in the first period Monday night in Sunrise, Florida.

Bruins tip Panthers on last-minute goal in overtime

By The Sports Xchange on March 07, 2016, at 10:58 p.m.
SUNRISE, Florida — Lee Stempniak scored with one minute left in overtime as the Boston Bruins earned a wild 5-4 win over the Florida Panthers on Monday night at the BB&T Center. The Bruins, who also got two goals from Patrice Bergeron, blew a 4-1 lead before getting the game-winner …
Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (right) controls the puck from Boston Bruins defenseman John-Michael Liles (26) during the third period Saturday night at TD Garden in Boston.

Defenseman’s goal in OT lifts Capitals by Bruins

By The Sports Xchange on March 05, 2016, at 10:28 p.m.
BOSTON — The Washington Capitals, the runaway leaders in the NHL points standings, got a goal from defenseman Matt Niskanen in overtime and pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. Niskanen slapped his fifth goal of the season past Tuukka Rask at 2:24 of the …

Marchand propels Bruins past Blackhawks

By Andrew Merritt, The Sports Xchange on March 03, 2016, at 10 p.m.
BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored his 33rd goal of the season, and the Boston Bruins won consecutive games at home for the first time in nearly three months, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 Thursday night at TD Garden. Boston’s Claude Julien tied Art Ross for the franchise record in coaching …
Boston Bruins center Ryan Spooner (51) shoots against Calgary Flames goalie Joni Ortio (37)  during the third period Tuesday night at TD Garden in Boston.

Bergeron’s power-play goal lifts Bruins by Flames

By The Sports Xchange on March 01, 2016, at 10:24 p.m.
BOSTON — Cashing in on a late too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty on Calgary, the Boston Bruins got a power-play goal from center Patrice Bergeron and edged the Flames 2-1 Tuesday night. Bergeron took a pass from fellow center Ryan Spooner and sent a 40-footer past goaltender Joni Ortio with 3:24 left for …
ampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) makes a save while getting a stick in the mask during the second period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Bishop, a former University of Maine standout, helped Tampa Bay beat Boston 4-1.

Tampa Bay rolls past Bruins

By The Sports Xchange on Feb. 28, 2016, at 9:39 p.m.
BOSTON — The surging Tampa Bay Lightning cruised to their sixth consecutive victory, handling the Boston Bruins 4-1 Sunday night. The win snapped a tie between the Lightning (36-22-4) and the Bruins (34-23-6) for second place in the Atlantic Division and also moved Tampa Bay to within two points of …