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2009-10-03 22:04:36

Marc Savard had a goal and two assists Saturday to lead the Boston Bruins to a 7-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Michael Ryder, Blake Wheeler, Marco Sturm, Dennis Wideman, Matt Hunwick and Shawn Thornton also scored for the Bruins. Tim Thomas blocked 25 of 27 shots to get the win. Walker and Eric Staal scored for the Hurricanes, who were shut out at home by Philadelphia Friday to begin the 2009-10 campaign. Cam Ward was lifted after allowing four goals on 28 shots. Michael Leighton...

2009-09-18 22:56:49

The Boston Bruins announced Friday they had traded Phil Kessel, their leading goal scorer last season, to Toronto for three draft picks. Kessel was a restricted free agent with the Bruins, but was unable to agree to a new contract. He reportedly will sign with the Maple Leafs for $27 million over five years. In 70 games last season, Kessel had 36 goals and 24 assists. He was the fifth player chosen in the 2006 draft. Boston will receive Toronto's first-round draft choices in 2010 and 2011 and...

2009-05-12 21:10:16

Mark Recchi and Chuck Kobasew each had a goal and an assist Tuesday and the Boston Bruins beat Carolina 4-2 to tie the Eastern Conference semifinals at 3-3. Steve Montador had a goal and Patrice Bergeron two assists for the Bruins, who have come back from a 3-1 deficit to force a Game 7 Thursday in Boston. The Bruins have never overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series in 20 previous tries. Marc Savard also scored for the Bruins before leaving in the third period following a knee-on-knee hit by...

2009-05-10 22:59:31

Tim Thomas kept the Boston Bruins' Stanley Cup hopes alive Sunday by stopping 19 shots in a 4-0 shutout of the Carolina Hurricanes. Phil Kessel scored a pair of goals for the Bruins who will seek to avoid elimination once again when they travel to Carolina Tuesday for Game 6, down 3-2. Cam Ward was peppered with 44 shots on goal while his teammates were called for 17 penalties, only two fewer than the number of shots they mustered against Thomas. Boston went 1-for-9 on the power play. Boston...

2009-05-01 21:29:45

The first of Marc Savard's two goals Friday gave Boston the lead and the Bruins opened their second-round playoff series by downing Carolina 4-1. Savard broke a 1-1 tie with 7:21 gone in the second period and then scored at 7:21 of the third period as well for the game's final goal. The initial game of the second-round series was the first action for the Bruins in eight days. They swept Montreal out of the first round while Carolina was involved in a dramatic seven-game battle with New...

2009-04-22 20:52:26

Michael Ryder scored twice Wednesday and Boston advanced to the second round of the playoffs by downing Montreal 4-1. The Bruins, seeded No. 1 in the East, became the NHL's second team to make it past the opening round of the two-month playoff grind. Vancouver reached the second round in the West Tuesday. Boston eliminated Montreal in four straight games and won its first playoff series in a decade. The loss brought an end to the Canadiens' 100th season. Ryder, who spent his first four NHL...

2009-04-16 21:21:00

Zdeno Chara scored the go-ahead goal with 8:45 to play Thursday and the Boston Bruins opened the playoffs with a 4-2 decision over Montreal. Boston won all three regular-season home games against the Canadiens, but let an early two-goal lead get away and found itself tied as the contest entered the final half of the third period. With Josh Gorges in the penalty box for cross-checking, Chara blasted a slapshot past Carey Price for the game-winner. Phil Kessel, who had opened the scoring with...

2009-04-12 19:22:43

Phil Kessel notched a hat trick Sunday for the Boston Bruins, who ended the regular season schedule with a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders. The Bruins now go to the playoffs where they tangle with the Montreal Canadiens in the first round. The Islanders are done for the season. Kessel's hat trick was the second of his career. Michael Ryder, Marc Savard and Chuck Kobasew also scored for Boston. Tim Thomas got his 36th win of the season, blocking 32 New York shots. Radek Martinek and Doug...

2009-04-11 18:26:47

Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist and Mikael Tellqvist stopped 34 shots Saturday in the Buffalo Sabres' 6-1 win over Boston. Matt Ellis and Tim Connolly had a goal and an assist apiece for the Sabres (41-32-9), who won three straight to end their regular season but fell short of making the playoffs. Mark Recchi scored and Manny Fernandez let in six goals on 34 shots for the Bruins (52-19-10), in a loss that ensures the San Jose Sharks will win the President's Trophy for posting the...

2009-04-09 21:58:21

Mark Recchi's overtime goal Thursday gave the Boston Bruins a 5-4 win over Montreal, which sneaked into the NHL playoffs despite the loss. Recchi's game-winner was his second goal of the contest. Montreal got a point by getting into overtime, and that was enough to secure a playoff spot for the Canadiens. Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and Phil Kessel also scored for the Eastern Conference's top-seeded Bruins. Boston goalie Tim Thomas picked up his 35th victory of the year with 35 saves. Matt...


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