Bergeron gets 1,000th point, streaking Bruins beat Lightning
TAMPA, Fla. — (AP) — Patrice Bergeron got his 1,000th career point with a second-period assist and the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 Monday night for their seventh straight win. Marchand immediately pointed at Bergeron after scoring his goal and the Boston bench emptied to celebrate with the 37-year-old center along the boards. David Krejci, Nick Foligno, Charlie Coyle and David Pastrnak also scored for the Bruins, who improved to 17-2. Boston needs two wins to match the 1929-30 Bruins squad that started the season a franchise-best 19-2. Nick Paul scored twice and Rudolfs Balcers had the other Lightning goal.wftv.com
Linus Ullmark makes 30 saves, Bruins beat Blue Jackets 4-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio — (AP) — Linus Ullmark made 30 saves for his fifth career shutout, Charlie Coyle scored short-handed and the NHL-leading Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on Friday for their fifth straight victory. Elvis Merzlikins stopped 25 shots for the Blue Jackets before being replaced in the third period by Daniil Tarasov, who stopped six. Columbus has lost three straight at home and six of its first nine games. Columbus set a record for futility in the second period with its 22nd power-play without a goal. Coyle added to those woes by notching a short-handed score at 4:30, the second given up by the Blue Jackets this season.wftv.com
Raanta, Hurricanes beat Bruins 5-1 in playoff series opener
Bruins Hurricanes Hockey Boston Bruins' Charlie Coyle (13) battles between Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86) and Brendan Smith (7) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, May 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) (Karl B DeBlaker)RALEIGH, N.C. — (AP) — Seth Jarvis and Nino Niederreiter scored second-period goals and Antti Raanta was strong in net to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins 5-1 on Monday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Raanta had 35 saves in his first career postseason start with No. Teuvo Teravainen and Vincent Trocheck added third-period goals, which helped Carolina maintain control and then stretch out a lead in this best-of-seven series opener. The Hurricanes won the Metropolitan Division, marking the second straight season they won a division title.wftv.com
Coyle gets OT winner as Bruins rally past Sabres, 4-3
Sabres Bruins Hockey Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) is congratulated by teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime during an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) (Mary Schwalm)BOSTON — (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored on a wrist shot from the slot 34 seconds into overtime and Boston completed a 4-3 comeback victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in the Bruins’ first game in 16 days. The Bruins outshot the Sabres 41-24 to snap a two-game losing streak. Alex Tuch added a power-play score and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 37 saves for the Sabres, who have lost their last three games. … Fourteen years ago, the Sabres hosted Pittsburgh in the inaugural Winter Classic at the home of the Buffalo Bills.wftv.com
Boston beats Panthers, stops season-opening win streak at 8
Panthers Bruins Hockey Florida Panthers' Anthony Duclair, center right, celebrates his goal with Aaron Ekblad (5), MacKenzie Weegar (52) and Aleksander Barkov (16) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — (AP) — Charlie Coyle had the only score in the shootout and the Boston Bruins beat Florida 3-2 Saturday night, ending the Panthers’ season-opening winning streak at eight games. Anthony Duclair also scored for the Panthers, his sixth of the season, and Knight made 31 saves in his third start. Knight -- playing back on familiar ice in Boston, the city where he played his college hockey -- also saw his personal unbeaten streak end. REMEMBERING JIMMY HAYESThe Bruins and Panthers honored former player Jimmy Hayes by wearing special warmup jerseys with “Haysey” and “Broadway,” his two nicknames.wftv.com
Islanders beat Bruins 6-2 in Game 6, reach Stanley Cup semis
Brock Nelson scored twice in another big second period by New York, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 6-2 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to advance to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year.
Cizikas' OT goal lifts Islanders past Bruins 4-3 in Game 2
Casey Cizikas scored on a breakaway with 14:48 gone in overtime and Semyon Varlamov returned to the net to make 39 saves to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins and knotting their second-round playoff series at one game apiece.
Bruins score 3 PPG, beat Capitals 4-1 for 3-1 series lead
Capitals Bruins Hockey Boston Bruins' Charlie Coyle (13) scores on Washington Capitals goalie Ilya Samsonov (30) during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Friday, May 21, 2021, in Boston. Alex Ovechkin made it 3-1 with 15 minutes left in the game when his shot was deflected into the net by Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo. But Matt Grzelcyk restored the three-goal lead on a power-play goal — Boston's third of the game — with five minutes left. Brad Marchand also scored for Boston, which will have a chance to eliminate the Capitals in Game 4 in Washington on Sunday. But it was still scoreless until Marchand tipped in Pastrnak's shot on the power play with 12 minutes left in the second.wftv.com
Raffl's late goal pushes Capitals past Bruins, 2-1
Bruins Capitals Hockey Boston Bruins right wing Chris Wagner (14) tumbles to the ice in front of Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — (AP) — Michael Raffl scored from a tight angle with 1.8 seconds remaining and the Washington Capitals beat the short-handed Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night in the teams' regular season finale. The Capitals also welcomed right wing Alex Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom back from lower-body injuries. Capitals RW T.J. Oshie (lower body) and D John Carlson (lower body) remained out. UP NEXTThe Bruins and Capitals begin their playoff series on Saturday night in Washington.wftv.com
The Latest: Boston's Charlie Coyle enters NHL COVID protocol
Coyle becomes just the second Bruins’ player added to the protocol, and first since Karson Kuhlman spent the first two days of the season on the list in January. Each person attending the games will be required to comply with all state public health regulations and arena policies. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday that Virginia Tech's men's basketball game at North Carolina State on Saturday has been canceled. The cancellation follows quarantining and a contract tracing review within the Virginia Tech men’s program. NC State says it would like to find another league game to replace it if they can.
Pastrnak's 3 goals lead Bruins past Flyers 7-3 at Lake Tahoe
The Bruins' high level of play matched the picturesque setting with the lake and snow-covered mountains in the background. Joel Farabee, Sean Couturier and James van Riemsdyk scored for the short-handed Flyers, who have six players on the COVID-19 list. AdThere were plenty of goals as well, starting with Pastrnak’s 34 seconds into the game. The Flyers responded with two goals and took the lead when Couturier came out of the penalty box and took advantage of McAvoy’s broken stick. There were even more on Sunday, including some waving Flyers flags and others with Bruins paraphernalia.
Minnesota trades goalie Dubnyk, forward Donato to San Jose
(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)The Minnesota Wild traded goalie Devan Dubnyk and forward Ryan Donato to the San Jose Sharks in two separate deals Monday, continuing their makeover under general manager Bill Guerin. The selection the Sharks sent to the Wild was originally Pittsburgh's, first dealt to San Jose on Feb. 24 for forward Patrick Marleau. The Wild now own two 2021 picks from the Penguins, who traded next year's first-rounder to Minnesota for forward Jason Zucker. Donato, who is the son of former Bruins stalwart Ted Donato, has 29 goals and 28 assists in 130 career NHL games. The 26-year-old Soucy had seven goals, seven assists and a team-leading plus-16 rating in 55 games in his first full NHL season.