| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:32 PM
In predicted order of finish
2013-14: 54-19-9 (117 points), 1st.
Salary-cap problems forced the Bruins to let right wing Jarome Iginla (30 goals) and rugged Shawn Thornton leave as free agents. They're counting on...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Recap: Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3
Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3: Tomas Plekanec scored his second goal with 42.9 seconds to play as visiting Montreal halted a streak of four straight season-opening losses to Toronto.
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:03 AM
A surprising run to the Eastern Conference final last season has only served to raise expectations for the Montreal Canadiens, who open the 2014-15 campaign with a visit to the archrival Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. The opposite holds true...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:35 PM
In order of last year's finish
Last season: 54-19-9 (lost to Montreal in conference semifinals)
Coach: Claude Julien (8th season with Boston, 310-163-65; 429-249-10-88 overall).
Top returning players: G Tuukka Rask...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:16 PM
(Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 16 teams in the Eastern Conference ahead of the 2014-15 National Hockey League (NHL) season.
Head coach: Claude Julien
2013-14 record: 54-19-9 (Eastern champions beat...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Scoring champion and MVP Sidney Crosby and goal-scoring champ Alexander Ovechkin have more in common than shiny trophies. Both Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins and Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals have a new coach and general manager.
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:26 PM
BOSTON — Each Stanley Cup playoff game has a pulse of its own. First round to last, each of its games pounds to its own heartbeat. Regular, irregular and sometimes, well, sometimes it races like a mad dog after a cheap cut of beef.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:51 PM
STAMFORD — Mike Backman said he wasn't sure how terrific his son-in-law was Monday night until he got home and saw the replays Tuesday morning. It was then that Backman saw the stick save that Jonathan Quick made on Mats Zuccarello in the first...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:57 PM
NEW YORK — If the weight of history holds form, if the inexorable grind does leave the Rangers in a heap of California dust, the Los Angeles Kings might be remembered as the most resilient playoff team in North American history.
| May 25, 2014
| 9:19 PM
NEW YORK —You get the feeling that if they all had broken jaws like Derek Stepan, they'd still be yapping. They'd still find a way to curse each other out and keep skating.
Drama in the NHL playoffs arrives in many ways and in various languages....
| May 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
BOSTON — The Bruins scored 16 goals and hit 13 goal posts in a seven-game series that ultimately ended in stinging season elimination.
Some would call the Bruins unlucky.
Hockey, like all great competitive endeavors, is a game of inches....