Bruins-Blues Stanley Cup chess match just getting started

Sports 05/27/19, 22:17

Bruce Cassidy didn't mince words or hide behind the secrecy of playoff hockey.The Boston Bruins coach telegraphed the most important matchup of the Stanley Cup Final on the morning of Game 1. As long as he had the last change and the ability to dictate matchups, his top line of ...

Kuraly, Bruins rally, beat Blues 4-2 in Stanley Cup opener

Sports 05/27/19, 22:14

Sean Kuraly scored to break a third-period tie and assisted on another goal to help the Boston Bruins rally from a two-goal deficit and beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.Tuukka Rask stopped 18 shots for Boston, which fell behind ...

Update: Boston defensemen lead charge in Game 1

Sports 05/27/19, 22:03

The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):11 p.m.Forty-nine years after Boston's Bobby Orr flew through the air following his Stanley Cup-clinching goal against St. Louis, Bruins defensemen Connor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy played a huge role in a Game 1 win over the Blues.Both scored in the ...

Update: Bruins’ Cassidy says Marchand will play Game 1

Hockey 05/26/19, 11:04

The Latest on media day at the Stanley Cup Final (all times Eastern):11:55 a.m.Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy says Brad Marchand took a maintenance day off from practice and is good to go for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday against the St. Louis Blues.Marchand did not ...

Marchand misses Bruins’ last practice before Cup Final

Sports 05/26/19, 10:36

Brad Marchand was not on the ice for the Boston Bruins' last full practice before the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues.Marchand injured his left hand in the team's intrasquad scrimmage Thursday but practiced Saturday. Karson Kuhlman skated in Marchand's place on the Bruins' top line with Patrice ...

Bruins’ veteran quintet could be key in latest Cup bid

Hockey 05/24/19, 15:40

When the Boston Bruins take the ice against the St. Louis Blues, they will do it with a core group of veterans who know what it's like to hoist the Stanley Cup — and have it slip from their fingers.Patrice Bergeron can still remember the instant euphoria and accompanying adoration ...

Marchand appears to avert injury scare in Bruins Cup tuneup

Hockey 05/23/19, 19:11

Boston Bruins leading scorer Brad Marchand returned without missing a shift after appearing to hurt his left hand Thursday night when the team held an intrasquad scrimmage to tune up for the Stanley Cup Final.The Bruins will have 10 days off between their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the ...

Bruins sweep Hurricanes to reach Stanley Cup Final

Sports 05/16/19, 21:55

Tuukka Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years.Rask made 24 saves in his second straight series-clinching shutout. Patrice Bergeron scored two ...

Bruins beat Carolina 2-1, take 3-0 series lead

Sports 05/14/19, 22:03

Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored 5:07 apart in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final.Tuukka Rask stopped 35 shots for the Bruins, who have won six straight postseason games for the ...

Fresh teams pave way for new breakout stars in NHL playoffs

Sports 05/13/19, 01:46

When Rod Brind'Amour watched pregame shows during the regular season, he didn't think much thought was put into analyzing his Carolina Hurricanes."They'd look at the stat sheet and they'll say: 'Oh, Sebastian Aho is a good player. Watch for him,'" Brind'Amour said recently.Now that the Hurricanes are in the Eastern ...

Bruins gadfly Marchand staying out of trouble (sometimes)

Hockey 05/10/19, 16:25

There's a dust-up in the corner, the referee raises his arm to signal a penalty, and Brad Marchand is right in the middle of it. Only this time, he's trying to keep the peace. The face-licking, stick-stomping Bruins forward moved quickly to pull rookie Connor Clifton away before he could retaliate for ...

Tortorella says Columbus-Boston series will go to Game 7

Sports 05/05/19, 14:55

The Columbus Blue Jackets are one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs by the Boston Bruins.But Columbus coach John Tortorella said it's not going to occur on home ice in Game 6."Things happen for a reason, and I truly believe that — we'll be back here (in Boston) ...

Pastrnak, Bruins beat Blue Jackets 4-3 for 3-2 series lead

Sports 05/04/19, 21:29

David Pastrnak scored his second goal of the game with 1:28 left to cap a wild third period, and Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots to help the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Saturday night and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Rask got ...

Bruins top Blue Jackets to even playoff series at 2-2

Sports 05/02/19, 21:35

Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots and the Boston Bruins got some much-needed production from their top-liners in a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night that evened their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.Patrice Bergeron had two goals, David Pastrnak had a goal and an ...

Hertl scores in 20T, Sharks beat Vegas 2-1 to force Game 7

Hockey 04/21/19, 23:11

Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal 11:17 into the second overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.Just 31 seconds after Barclay Goodrow was called for slashing Brayden McNabb, it ...

Marchand helps Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2 to force Game 7

Hockey 04/21/19, 17:24

Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk also scored, and David Pastrnak had two assists to help Boston avoid elimination. Tuukka Rask stopped 22 ...

Bruins hold off Maple Leafs 6-4 to tie series

Hockey 04/17/19, 22:10

David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday night to tie the first-round series 2-2.Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom also scored and ...

Pastrnak scores twice, Bruins beat Maple Leafs to tie series

Sports 04/17/19, 21:03

David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday night to tie the first-round series 2-2.Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom also scored and ...

Rask stops 30 shots, Bruins beat Leafs 4-1 to tie series 1-1

Hockey 04/13/19, 21:50

Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron scored and Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night, tying the first-round playoff series at one game apiece.Two nights after Toronto beat Boston 4-1 in the opener to steal away home-ice ...

Marner has 2 goals, including penalty shot, Leafs top Bruins

Sports 04/11/19, 20:49

Mitch Marner scored twice, the second on a short-handed penalty shot to give Toronto the lead for good, and the Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Thursday night in the opener of their first-round playoff series.It was Toronto's first postseason penalty shot in 20 years.Frederik Andersen made 37 ...

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