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 ...

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 ...

Chara skates before Bruins’ practice

Hockey 05/19/19, 12:48

Three days after he had to miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final because of an undisclosed injury, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara skated before practice on Sunday.The Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 to complete a sweep without Chara. They advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, which won't ...

Sweep gives surging Bruins a break before Stanley Cup Final

Hockey 05/17/19, 01:22

The Boston Bruins have earned a break before their biggest series in a few years.Their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference final has afforded them a few extra days to rest up before their third Stanley Cup Final appearance in nine years.So they can sit back, let ...

McAvoy’s back for Bruins, and now comes the easy part

Hockey 05/11/19, 16:24

When he's playing, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy said, it's easy for him to maintain his composure and concentrate on the game in front of him.Up in the press box, that's the hard part."I'm not a very good hockey watcher," McAvoy said as he prepared to return from his one-game suspension ...

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 ...

With 2011 title team aging, Bruins hope to make another run

Hockey 04/10/19, 20:04

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand doesn't believe for a second that the window is closing on the team's chances to win another Stanley Cup championship with the core that etched its name on the trophy in 2011.One of five members of the last Bruins team to won it all — ...

Halak stops 26 shots as Bruins beat Wild 3-0

Hockey 04/04/19, 21:50

Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and 47th of his career, and the short-handed Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Thursday night.Joakim Nordstrom, David Pastrnak and Zach Senyshyn scored for Boston.Halak, who has split time with Tuukka Rask in goal for Boston ...

Bruins clinch playoff berth with 7-3 win over Panthers

Hockey 03/23/19, 22:21

Zdeno Chara picked a great time to score a milestone goal.Chara scored his 200th NHL goal and added an assist to help the Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 7-3 on Saturday night and clinch a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs.Earlier in the day, the Bruins announced the 42-year-old Chara ...

Bruins honor Bergeron with ceremony for 1,000th game

Hockey 02/09/19, 14:08

Boston held a pregame ceremony to honor Patrice Bergeron for playing his 1,000th game in the NHL.Bergeron was joined by his wife, their three children and his parents ahead of the game Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings. He received gifts and loud ovations from the TD Garden crowd.On Tuesday, ...

Benched! Caps’ Ovechkin flips 6-foot-9 Chara over boards

Hockey 01/10/19, 20:26

Alexander Ovechkin put Zdeno Chara in unfamiliar territory early in a game Thursday night between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins.Chara, the NHL's tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals' bench on a shove from the 6-3 Ovechkin late in the first period.The TD ...

Krejci moves up Bruins’ scoring list in 6-3 win over Leafs

Hockey 12/08/18, 22:14

David Krejci had a goal and assist to move past Hall of Famer Cam Neely for 10th on the Bruins' all-time scoring list, and Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, David Backes, Ryan Donato, Torey Krug and ...

Zdeno Chara, Jaroslav Halak lead Bruins past Flyers, 3-0

Hockey 10/25/18, 22:18

Zdeno Chara scored twice, Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Thursday night.Halak had his second shutout and 44th of his career.Jake DeBrusk also scored to help the Bruins improve to 6-0-2 in their last eight against Philadelphia and 9-0-1 in the ...

Chara scores twice, Halak stops 26 and Bruins top Flyers 3-0

Hockey 10/25/18, 22:01

Zdeno Chara scored twice, Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Thursday night.Jake DeBrusk also scored for the Bruins, who improved to 6-0-2 in their last eight against Philadelphia and 9-0-1 in the last 10 meetings in Boston.Halak got his second shutout ...

Halak stops 32 shots; Bruins rebound to beat Sabres 4-0

Hockey 10/04/18, 22:01

Jaroslav Halak stopped 32 shots and the Boston Bruins rebounded from a season-opening shutout with a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.Brad Marchand set up all four goals, scored by captain Zdeno Chara, rookie Ryan Donato, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron on an empty-netter. A night after ...

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