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Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy reacts from the bench during a 2017 game at Toronto.  The Bruins removed the interim tag from Cassidy's title and appointed him as the head coach on Wednesday.

Bruins bring back Cassidy as coach

By The Sports Xchange on April 26, 2017, at 3:08 p.m.
Ottawa's Clarke MacArthur (16) celebrates with teammates Bobby Ryan (9) and Mike Hoffman (68) after scoring the winning goal against Boston during overtime of Sunday's first-round Stanley Cup Playoff game at TD Garden in Boston. The Senators won 3-2.

Senators finish off Bruins behind MacArthur’s OT goal

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 23, 2017, at 8:25 p.m.
Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) celebrates after scoring the  game-winner against Ottawa in Friday's NHL playoff game. The Bruins defeated the Senators 3-2 in two overtimes at Canadian Tire Centre.

Bruins stay alive with 2OT win over Senators

By Don Brennan, The Sports Xchange on April 22, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
Ottawa's  Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) is pushed into the glass by Boston's Colin Miller (6) during Game 4 of their NHL first-round series on Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston.

Senators take command of series with Bruins

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 20, 2017, at 11:27 a.m.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) moves the puck as the Columbus Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson (7) looks on during the second period during Game 4 in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Penguins want to start fast, finish off Blue Jackets

By Shelly Anderson, The Sports Xchange on April 20, 2017, at 6:25 a.m.
The finish, the Pittsburgh Penguins are convinced, is linked to the start.

UMaine men’s hockey team signs two more players

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 19, 2017, at 4:31 p.m.
The signing of the two players gives coach Red Gendron an incoming class of eight.
The University of Maine plays the University of North Dakota at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine in 2015. The University of Maine has submitted a bid to make the venue a future site of the NCAA hockey regional tournament.

NCAA announces hockey regional sites; UMaine bid unaffected

By Larry Mahoney on April 19, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The bid submitted by the University of Maine and the Maine Sports Commission for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 regionals have not yet been addressed.
Boston Bruins left wing David Pastrnak (88) is brought down during the first period in game three of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden in Boston on Monday night.

Ryan’s OT goal lifts Senators to 4-3 win, 2-1 series lead

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 17, 2017, at 10:41 p.m.

Senators rally past Bruins to win in OT

By The Sports Xchange on April 16, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.

UMaine women’s basketball signs point guard from Israel

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 14, 2017, at 6:11 p.m.
Dor Saar has spent three years with the Team Israel International Team, averaging 10.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) warms up prior to the start of the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Former UMaine hockey stars join Team USA for World Championships

By Larry Mahoney on April 14, 2017, at 10:28 a.m.
Two former University of Maine men’s hockey All-Americans will be part of the United States team that participates in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships.
Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson (41) gives up goal by Boston's Frank Vatrano (not pictured) in the third period of game one of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The Bruins won 2-1.
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Bruins rally to defeat Senators in playoff opener

By Don Brennan, The Sports Xchange on April 12, 2017, at 10:53 p.m.
Jim Montgomery, pictured during a game on March 20, coached the University of Denver to the NCAA Division I hockey championship on Saturday. Montgomery, who played on the University of Maine's 1993 national title team, was in touch with former Black Bears assistant Grant Standbrook via text messages during the championship game.

UMaine’s influence felt in Denver’s Division I hockey title win

By Larry Mahoney on April 11, 2017, at 11:15 a.m.
“It feels awesome. It was like ’93 all over again. I’m happy to be a part of both,” Jim Montgomery, who captained the Black Bears to a 42-1-2 season, said.
Former University of Maine assistant hockey coach Jay Leach.

UMaine associate men’s hockey coach Jay Leach resigns

By Larry Mahoney on April 10, 2017, at 6:25 p.m.
Jay Leach, the University of Maine’s associate head men’s hockey coach, is leaving the university after four seasons.
The Denver Pioneers and head coach Jim Montgomery (lower left) celebrate their 3-2 win over the Minnesota-Duluth Pioneers in the national championship at the Frozen Four at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night.

Ex-UMaine star guides Denver to eighth national hockey title

By Jess Myers, The Sports Xchange on April 09, 2017, at 4:11 p.m.

Capitals stay hot with win over Bruins

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 08, 2017, at 8:02 p.m.

Former UMaine star guides Denver to Frozen Four final

By The Sports Xchange on April 07, 2017, at 8:58 p.m.
Ottawa's Mark Stone (left) gets his stick up on Boston's Frank Vatrano during the second period of Thursday's game at TD Garden in Boston. The Senators won 2-1 in a shootout.
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Senators beat Bruins in shootout, clinch playoff berth

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 07, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.

Bruins forward Brad Marchand suspended for spearing

By The Sports Xchange on April 07, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will sit out the remainder of the regular season after being suspended two games by the NHL on Thursday for spearing Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin.

Bruins shut out Lightning, clinch playoff berth

By The Sports Xchange on April 04, 2017, at 10:06 p.m.