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Fans celebrate behind Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) and Justin Schultz (4) as they greet Patrick Marleau (12) who scored against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The Chase: Established NHL vets trade comfort for Cup shot

Mar. 11, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The evidence of Patrick Marleau's near miss is everywhere. In the rafters at PPG Paints Arena. In the lobby on the way to the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room, where a replica of the Stanley Cup the franchise won in 2016 at the expense of Marleau and the San Jose Sharks sits. In the...

Boston Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk (48) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bruins snap Flyers' 9-game win streak behind Rask shutout

Mar. 10, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Laughton sped down the boards, attacked the zone and had his pass set on Kevin Hayes to find an open look at Boston's net. Bruins center Charlie Coyle acted more like a Red Sox player headed toward a triple, doing a head-first dive between the circles, his left arm outstretched...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli, left, shoots while being checked by Boston Bruins' Charlie Coyle during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Cirelli, Sergachev help Lightning beat Bruins 5-3

Mar. 7, 2020 11:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning took the lead with two short-handed goals on the same power play and then held off the Boston Bruins. Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev scored short-handed goals just 1:02 apart in the first period and the Lightning beat the Bruins 5-3 on Saturday night. Cedric...

Anaheim Ducks coach Dallas Eakins watches during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Growing pains: Krueger, Eakins and McLellan staying positive

Mar. 4, 2020 2:48 AM EST

Buffalo’s Ralph Krueger, Anaheim’s Dallas Eakins and Los Angeles’ Todd McLellan had no illusions about quick fixes in their first seasons. But in a league that has seen plenty of coaching changes the past couple seasons, all three have remained consistent in their message since training camp...

Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) skates the puck behind the New York Islanders net against defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) during the first period an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Uniondale, NY. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Bruins Down Islanders 4-0

Feb. 29, 2020 5:10 PM EST

UNIONDALE, NY (AP) — The Boston Bruins are winning this season in every manner possible. Against the Islanders for a Long Island matinee, it was the goaltending of Tukka Rask and the offensive prowess of Charlie McAvoy. McAvoy had a goal and two assists and Rask made 25 saves as the Boston Bruins routed...

Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund (11) celebrates after his goal against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Backlund scored twice in the Flames 5-2 win. At center is Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46). (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Monahan, Backlund score 2G each, Flames beat Bruins 5-2

Feb. 25, 2020 11:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sean Monahan scored a pair of goals 1:12 apart in the second period and the Calgary Flames beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Tuesday night. Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and two assists for the Flames and Erik Gustafsson picked up an assist in his debut for Calgary after coming over in a deal with...

Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Toffoli, front, celebrates his first goal against Boston Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Toffoli has 3-point game, Canucks rout Bruins 9-3

Feb. 23, 2020 2:48 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored his first two goals with his new team and added an assist as the Vancouver Canucks routed the Boston Bruins 9-3 on Saturday night. “It feels good,” Toffoli said. “Obviously, scoring a goal this early makes it a little easier, but...

Boston Bruins left wing Anders Bjork (10) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith (41) as Adam Larsson (6) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pastrnak scores winner in Bruins' 2-1 OT win over Oilers

Feb. 20, 2020 12:22 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — David Pastrnak scored the winner 1:14 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Pastrnak was set up for the goal on a pass from David Krejci. He tucked the puck between Oilers goalie Mike Smith's legs for his 43rd goal of the...

Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3) celebrates a goal against the Ottawa Senators with defenseman Esa Lindell (23), left wing Jamie Benn (14) and center Jason Dickinson (18) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Road less traveled: Some NHL teams moving AHL squads closer

Feb. 19, 2020 10:10 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jason Dickinson encountered quite a few bumps in the road on his route to the NHL. Good thing for his trusty truck. Dickinson was up and down between the Dallas Stars and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars, a total of 17 times during the 2017-18 season. Sometimes, the...

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen (55) tries to control the puck in front of Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) and defenseman Nikita Zaitsev (22) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/the Canadian Press via AP)

Anisimov, Pageau score 2 each as Senators beat Sabres 7-4

Feb. 19, 2020 1:46 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Artem Anisimov and Jean-Gabriel Pageau had two goals each as the Ottawa Senators beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-4 on Tuesday night. Vladislav Namestnikov, Drake Batherson and Anthony Duclair also scored for Ottawa on a night the Senators retired Chris Phillips’ jersey in a pregame...