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Rask needs hip surgery, wants to return to Bruins in 2022

Jun. 11, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask will have surgery to repair a previously undisclosed torn labrum in his hip, he said Friday, two days after the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Islanders. Rask, who is eligible to become a free agent,...

Islanders beat Bruins 6-2 in Game 6, reach Stanley Cup semis

Jun. 10, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders got another big second period and ran past the Boston Bruins for a return trip to the Stanley Cup semifinals. Brock Nelson scored twice in New York's three-goal second, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Islanders beat...

Varlamov's strong play has Islanders on brink of semifinals

Jun. 08, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

After a strong regular season, Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov found himself on the bench while rookie Ilya Sorokin was shining in the first round of the playoffs. When Sorokin lost the series opener against Boston in the second round, New York coach Barry Trotz turned...

Barzal scores late, Islanders beat Bruins 4-1 in Game 4

Jun. 05, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Mathew Barzal was at the right place at the right time for the New York Islanders. Barzal scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period and the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Saturday night to even the second-round playoff series...

Similar Islanders, Bruins face off in 2nd-round mirror match

May. 28, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

When the Boston Bruins look in the mirror, they see the New York Islanders. “We’re playing ourselves a little bit,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said of the Bruins' second-round opponent in the playoffs. “They have a lot of our attributes: They want to be...

Bergeron, Pastrnak and Bruins finish off Capitals in 5 games

May. 23, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Pastrnak couldn't control his excitement with the opportunity to help the Boston Bruins advance in the playoffs, and captain Patrice Bergeron approached the clinching game as if it was the reason he played hockey. It showed. ...

Nic Dowd scores in OT, Capitals beat Bruins 3-2 in Game 1

May. 15, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie’s goal song, John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” echoed through Capital One Arena and its 25% capacity crowd. It turned out the credit technically belonged elsewhere, but Capitals fans were in no mood to nitpick. Nic...

Capitals and Bruins have bad blood, friendly familiarity

May. 14, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

Tom Wilson has faced the Boston Bruins a few times since drilling Brandon Carlo with a hit that drew a seven-game suspension. Game 1 of the Bruins' first-round playoff series against the Capitals on Saturday night in Washington is Carlo's first game back on the ice...

Raffl's late goal pushes Capitals past Bruins, 2-1

May. 11, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals got Alex Ovechkin back on the ice feeling “100%” heading into the playoffs. Winning was just a bonus. Michael Raffl scored from a tight angle with 1.8 seconds remaining, Ovechkin saw his first extended action since April 22...

Pastrnak has goal, 2 assists in Bruins' 5-1 win over Sabres

Apr. 22, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — David Pastrnak, better known as “Pasta,” is finally starting to cook for the Boston Bruins. The four-time 30-plus goal scorer scored and added two assists for his third multi-point outing in five games, and the Bruins won their sixth straight...