Big or small, Bruins defense making it happen in playoffs

Sports 05/29/19, 02:28

The Boston Bruins are a case study in extremes on the blue line.There are some prototypical bruisers: At 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds, 42-year-old Zdeno Chara anchors Boston's first pairing and the 6-foot-5 Brandon Carlo is on the second line.The rest of the defense? Take it down a notch: Torey Krug ...

Unflappable Finn Rask the key to Bruins’ Stanley Cup success

Hockey 05/28/19, 17:40

Tuukka Rask first caught coach Bruce Cassidy's attention as a hot-headed minor leaguer who was throwing milk crates onto the ice when things didn't go his way.These days, the Bruins goalie is much more likely to shrug off a mistake than break his stick over a crossbar."I just think he's ...

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 ...

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, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

Sports 05/21/19, 22:39

Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn't bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman."Not really," the legendary coach said. "Because we didn't have a big opportunity to win that series."Orr and the big, bad Boston Bruins swept ...

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 ...

Rask’s roll has Bruins a win away from Stanley Cup Final

Sports 05/15/19, 15:03

Tuukka Rask is stopping just about any puck playoff opponents can shoot his way — even the ones he doesn't see.The goaltender has been dominant in the Boston Bruins' six-game postseason winning streak that has them on the doorstep of the Stanley Cup Final. Just don't expect him to make ...

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 ...

Bruins thump Hurricanes 6-2, take 2-0 lead in East finals

Sports 05/12/19, 16:58

Matt Grzelcyk scored twice — his first career multigoal game — and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves Sunday to lead the Bruins to a 6-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Connor Clifton had his first career NHL goal, Jake DeBrusk, David Backes ...

Bruins’ score 4 goals in 3rd, beat Hurricanes 5-2 in Game 1

Sports 05/09/19, 22:06

Marcus Johansson and Patrice Bergeron scored power-play goals 28 seconds apart, and Boston scored four times in the third period to rally from a one-goal deficit and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.Tuukka Rask stopped 29 shots for Boston, which ...

Rask comes up big as Bruins advance to conference final

Sports 05/07/19, 01:45

The Boston Bruins got some timely goals in their tight Eastern Conference semifinal series with Columbus, and when the goals weren't coming, Tuukka Rask stood tall.The Finn turned in his best playoff performance so far in the 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets in Game 6 that clinched the series ...

Bruins beat Blue Jackets 3-0, advance to conference final

Hockey 05/07/19, 00:25

Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final.Rask was supported by great defensive play in front of the net in the Bruins' ...

Bruins put away Blue Jackets to advance to conference final

Sports 05/06/19, 21:18

Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final.Rask was supported by great defensive play in front of the net in the Bruins' ...

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 ...

Avalanche blank Sharks, Bruins top Blue Jackets

Hockey 05/03/19, 00:14

Nathan MacKinnon kept up his scoring spree with a second-period goal, Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots for his first career playoff shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Thursday night to tie the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.MacKinnon has at least a point ...

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 ...

Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets beat Bruins to take 2-1 series lead

Sports 04/30/19, 21:11

Sergei Bobrovsky kept up his impressive postseason play, making 35 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Boone Jenner and Matt Duchene scored for the Blue Jackets, who won a second-round home game ...

Duchene, Columbus beat Bruins 3-2 in 2 OT, tie series 1-1

Sports 04/27/19, 23:38

Matt Duchene scored on a power play at 3:42 of the second overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins early Sunday morning, tying the second-round playoff series at a game apiece.Artemi Panarin scored twice and assisted on the winner and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped ...

Blue Jackets beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, tie series 1-1

Hockey 04/27/19, 23:30

Matt Duchene scored on a power play at 3:42 of the second overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins early Sunday morning, tying the second-round playoff series at a game apiece.Artemi Panarin scored twice and assisted on the winner and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped ...

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