Penguins end Bruins’ 19-game point streak with 4-2 win
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jared McCann scored twice, Matt Murray finished with 39 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins handed the Boston Bruins their first regulation loss since January with a 4-2 victory on...
Penguins end Bruins’ 19-game point streak in 4-2 win
PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in nearly two months, the Boston Bruins ran out of time. It tends to happen when the Bruins play in Pittsburgh, no matter how hot they are.
Marchand’s OT goal lifts Bruins over Avalanche 2-1
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand has a knack for the net in overtime. A lucky bounce helped him get another winner for the Bruins on Sunday.
Marchand scored 4:03 into the extra period after his shot deflected off an opponent's skate, extending Boston's points streak to seven games with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
Rask stops 24 shots, Bruins shut out Wild 4-0
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask was happy to share the credit after his first shutout of the season.
The veteran goalie stopped 24 shots for his 250th career win as the Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Tuesday night.
"Our team defense the past few games has been very good and I think it shows on the scoreboard and in the points," Rask said. "We're eliminating the offense of the opposing team very well and then getting rewarded at the other end. That's a great sign."
DeBrusk, Marchand lift Bruins over Flames 6-4
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins slowed down Johnny Gaudreau just enough Thursday night, and that got them past the high-scoring Calgary Flames.
Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand each had two goals, and Boston built off its Winter Classic victory by beating the Western Conference-leading Flames 6-4.
Boston has won three in a row and six of eight. Jaroslav Halak stopped 33 shots, and John Moore and David Pastrnak also scored.
Moore’s late power-play goal lifts Bruins past Canadiens
MONTREAL (AP) — A bad penalty by Jonathan Drouin in the dying minutes crushed Montreal's comeback hopes.
With Drouin in the box for high-sticking, Boston's John Moore scored a power-play goal to give the Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday night in a hard-hitting and penalty-filled affair.
Devils looking to build off 1st playoff berth since 2011-12
NEW JERSEY DEVILS
LAST SEASON: 44-29-9, 97 points. Fifth in Metropolitan Division. Lost to Tampa Bay Lightning in first round of Eastern Conference playoffs.
COACH: John Hynes (fourth season).
ADDED: D Eric Gryba, D Egor Yakovlev.
LOST: F Patrick Maroon, D John Moore, F Brian Gibbons, F Michael Grabner, F Jimmy Hayes.
Regular-season success not enough for Bruins this year
LAST SEASON: 50-20-12, 112 points. Second in Atlantic Division. Lost to Tampa Bay Lightning in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Bruce Cassidy (second full season, third full NHL season).
ADDED: D John Moore, D Steven Kampfer, G Jaroslav Halak, F Joakim Nordstrom, F Chris Wagner
LOST: F Tommy Wingels, F Rick Nash, F Riley Nash, D Adam McQuaid, F Tim Schaller
Bruins top Flames 4-3 in NHL preseason opener in China
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk scored in the shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames in the NHL exhibition season opener on Saturday in Shenzhen, China.
Down to their last shooter, Boston tied the shootout on Marchand's goal. After Calgary's Derek Ryan missed, DeBrusk scored the game-winner.
Matthew Tkachuk scored the Flames' lone goal in the shootout.
Hall, Stafford lift Devils to 5-4 shootout win over Flyers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Taylor Hall answered a vicious check in the best possible way — by netting the tying goal that helped the Devils snap a four-game losing streak.
Hall scored twice in regulation, Drew Stafford had the only tally in the shootout and New Jersey beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Tuesday night.
John Moore and Nico Hischier also tallied goals in regulation for the Devils.
Capitals beat Devils to take lead in Metropolitan Division
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson had a goal and two assists each, Alex Ovechkin had three assists and the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Saturday night to move atop the Metropolitan Division.
Braden Holtby stopped 25 shots as Washington won its eighth straight home game. Christian Djoos had a goal and an assist, and Tom Wilson and Matt Niskanen also scored for the Capitals.
Capitals beat Devils to take lead in Metropolitan Division
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz didn't know that his team had just overtaken the New Jersey Devils to move atop the Metropolitan Division.
Sure, the season isn't quite halfway over, but the Capitals' 5-2 win over the Devils on Saturday night ensured that they'd end 2017 in first place.
Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson had a goal and two assists each, Alex Ovechkin had three assists.
Gaudreau extends point streak to 10 as Flames beat Capitals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist to extend his career-best point streak to 10 games and the Calgary Flames beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night.
Gaudreau scored and assisted on Sean Monahan's goal, one of two on the power play for Calgary, which has won four of its past five. Mikael Backlund and captain Mark Giordano also scored for the Flames, who got 29 saves from Mike Smith.
Moore gives Devils 4-3 overtime win against Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Devils defenseman John Moore is becoming an overtime specialist for a New Jersey team specializing in big road wins.
Moore scored 52 seconds into overtime and the Devils overcame a late letdown to cap a successful road trip with a 4-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
Moore gets goal in OT, Hischier scores as Devils top Sens
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Nico Hischier got his first NHL goal amid a memorable rally for the New Jersey Devils.
John Moore scored 1:20 into overtime and the Devils used three straight goals to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in overtime Thursday night.
Hischier, the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, scored twice for New Jersey. The Swiss center's opening goal was the first of his NHL career.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Keith Kinkaid is certainly taking advantage of some extra work with the New Jersey Devils out of the playoff picture yet again.
The 27-year-old might even be convincing coach John Hynes and management that he can be more than an occasional backup to No.1 goaltender Cory Schneider.
Devils defenseman John Moore removed from ice on stretcher
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Devils defenseman John Moore was removed from the ice on a stretcher during Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals and the injury does not appear as serious as initially feared.
The team did not provide specifics, only saying he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
"The good news is he's being released from the hospital," Devils coach John Hynes said. "That's a positive direction for him."
Jeff Carter scores to help Kings beat Devils 4-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Carter is powering the Kings while they wait for the return of Anze Kopitar.
Carter scored his team-high seventh goal, helping Los Angeles beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Saturday.
Peter Budaj had 21 saves, and Los Angeles also got goals from Tanner Pearson, Alec Martinez and Jake Muzzin.
NEWARK – Each of the four goals the Devils scored on Saturday night in collecting their season-high fourth straight win was a good omen.
SUNRISE, Fla. – Of course the Devils won’t use the same six defensemen for all 82 games.
But, to infer from what coach John Hynes is saying, that first change may come soon.
The Devils certainly don't want to be a top-heavy team in terms of goal production. So getting a goal from a defenseman for the second straight game and also having versatile Devante Smith-Pelly chip in with his first goal of the season was seen as a good sign.
Hall, Zacha, Moore score in 2nd to help Devils beat Rangers
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Taylor Hall, Pavel Zacha and John Moore scored in the second period and the New Jersey Devils held on to beat the New York Rangers 5-4 in exhibition play Saturday night.
Beau Bennett scored twice in the first period for the Devils, and Anders Lindback stopped 30 shots while playing the entire game. Defenseman Johann Auvitu had three assists.