Don Sweeney: Bruins ‘Not As Far Away As What People May Think’

BOSTON — The Bruins finished with 96 points this season, the most of any non-playoff team in NHL history. Despite falling short of the goal of winning a Stanley Cup, new general manager Don Sweeney doesn’t think the Original Six club is far away from contending again. “I’m excited about the challenge in front of us to get back to where we need to get to,” Sweeney said Wednesday...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Draft Preview: Which Positions Should Bruins Target?

The Boston Bruins have drafted pretty well over the last few years, following a period from 2007 through 2009 that produced zero first-round picks currently making an impact for the team. Despite the B’s recent success through the draft, there are still a few positions throughout the organization that need more depth and skill. This is largely because many of the team’s better...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Spooner aims to establish NHL career by 'having fun'

At the beginning of the 2014-15 season, young forward Ryan Spooner blew a golden opportunity to crack the Bruins lineup. Gregory Campbell went down with injury, leaving the fourth-line center role wide open.  But Spooner couldn't take advantage. He played in five games for the Bruins and received more than 12 minutes of ice time in his first three games. He didn't make much of the...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Assign Ryan Spooner, David Pastrnak, Zach Trotman To Providence

The Boston Bruins have assigned forwards Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak, along with defenseman Zach Trotman to the AHL’s Providence Bruins, the team announced Monday night. These players are now able to play in the P-Bruins’ three remaining regular-season games and all of the team’s AHL playoff games. This move makes sense because it will allow all of them to gain more pro...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

David Pastrnak, Tuukka Rask Among Positives From Bruins’ 2014-15 Season

BOSTON — The Bruins didn’t meet expectations this season and missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign. That said, there were a few positives that emerged from the 2014-15 season. On Sunday, I wrote about the problem areas for the B’s, so now it’s time to look at three things that went right for the Original Six club over the last seven months....
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Leafs

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins used the same lines at Saturday’s morning skate that they used to score three goals in the third period of Thursday’s 3-2 comeback win over the Detroit Red Wings. Brett Connolly, who played right wing on the fourth line for most of Thursday’s matchup, skated at right wing with Milan Lucic and Ryan Spooner. He replaced 18-year-old rookie David...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Bruins’ Defense Stepped Up In Win Over Panthers (Video)

The offense usually gets the headlines, and that was the case again Tuesday night. The line of Milan Lucic, Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak continued its stellar play in the month of March, contributing two goals in the third period to help the Boston Bruins secure a huge 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. Yet the offense wasn’t alone. Also key to the Bruins’ victory...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Panthers Notes: Ryan Spooner Line Rescues B’s In Third Period

BOSTON — The Bruins needed offense trailing 2-1 to start the third period in Tuesday night’s game against the Florida Panthers. The remedy was more ice time for the red-hot Milan Lucic-Ryan Spooner-David Pastrnak line. “Everything seems to be clicking right now,” Lucic said of his line. “We’re supporting each other well, we’re coming up the ice together well, we’re...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Beat Panthers 3-2, Strengthen Position In Playoff Race

BOSTON — The Bruins earned a thrilling comeback win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night with a stellar third period. Boston entered the final 20 minutes of regulation trailing 2-1, but two goals from Ryan Spooner line propelled Boston to a 3-2 victory and increased its chances of reaching the playoffs to 82.8 percent (a 10.2 percent increase), per Sports Club Stats. The...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic, Bruins Drop Panthers

The Boston Bruins defeated the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday evening thanks to a thrid period comeback led by the trio of Ryan Spooner, David Pastrnak, and Milan Lucic. 
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Pastrnak scores OT winner

This past Sunday was a big day in the Eastern Conference. The New York Rangers lost their second straight game, the Ottawa Senators lost to the Florida Panthers, and the big, bad, Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in an overtime thriller. What does this mean for the point race? Well, the Bruins currently hold the second wildcard spot, as they are three points behind...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Hurricanes Notes: Ryan Spooner, David Pastrnak Shine In OT Win

The Boston Bruins would not have a 3-point lead over the Ottawa Sentors for the second wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference without excellent offensive production from rookie forwards Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak in March. Spooner and Pastrnak scored a goal apiece in Sunday’s 2-1 overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. It all started in the first period with...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

David Pastrnak Sets Up Ryan Spooner To Give Bruins Lead Vs. Canes (Video)

The two youngest forwards on the Boston Bruins’ active roster combined for a pretty nifty goal against the Carolina Hurricanes. With the score tied at 0-0 in the first period of Sunday’s matchup at PNC Arena, 18-year-old winger David Pastrnak skated into the offensive zone along the right boards. After forward Milan Lucic opened up some space with a net drive, Pastrnak took advantage...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner Gaining Valuable Experience (Video)

There’s little doubt David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner have some great offensive skills. That much was clear Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes, as Spooner scored in the first period and Pastrnak netted the overtime winner to give Boston a crucial 3-2 victory. Yet the two young stars still aren’t perfect. The 18-year-old Pastrnak and his 23-year-old linemate made a few mistakes...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Improve Playoff Position With 2-1 OT Win Over Hurricanes

The Boston Bruins secured two much-needed points in the Eastern Conference wild-card playoff race with a 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. Boston’s two youngest forwards, David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner, scored the goals. Pastrnak’s overtime goal sealed the result. He also picked up the primary assist on Spooner’s first-period tally. The Bruins...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Torey Krug, Ryan Spooner Set Up Milan Lucic’s Second Goal Of Game (Video)

Have a day, Milan Lucic. The Boston Bruins winger had just one goal in his previous 11 games, but he came alive during Saturday’s matinee matchup against the New York Rangers. Lucic tallied two goals in the first period alone, and while his first score had to be reviewed, there was no doubt his second was a good one. The beauty of a goal started back in the B’s own zone, as Torey...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Boston Bruins Experience Youth Movement During Playoff Push

Hampus Lindholm #47 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against Ryan Spooner #51 of the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on March 28, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) Boston fans may have caught a glimpse of the future when they watched their beloved Bruins take on the Anaheim Ducks Thursday night. With injuries to the likes of Dougie...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Losing Skid Reaches Six Games With 3-2 Overtime Loss To Ducks

BOSTON — The Bruins gave up an important point in the playoff race when they couldn’t hold a 2-1 lead over the Anaheim Ducks in regulation Thursday night. The B’s led 2-1 in the final minute, but Ducks right winger C0rey Perry scored on a deflection with 39 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. Anaheim secured two points when captain Ryan Getzlaf scored on a great...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Rookie Mistakes, Line Change Lead To J.T. Brown Goal (Video)

The Boston Bruins were tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning midway through the first period of their matchup Sunday, but it didn’t last very long. The B’s got themselves stuck in a rut with their rookie forwards, and a line change only made the situation worse. David Pastrnak was in poor position as the Lightning’s Jason Garrison took off up the ice...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Panthers Preview: Boston Begins Important Back-To-Back In Florida

The Boston Bruins begin their third back-to-back of March with a Saturday night matchup against the Florida Panthers. It’s the Bruins’ second matchup in a three-game road trip that concludes Sunday evening versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. Boston has lost three straight games (0-2-1), which has allowed the Ottawa Senators and the Panthers to remain in the race for the last wild...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Reilly being Reilly

Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The Bruins had the momentum back. Ryan Spooner had just buried a one timer on the 5 on 3 powerplay to tie the game at 3-3. The Bruins still had an additional minute-plus of 5 on 4 to add to the momentum. On a casual clear out by the Ottawa Senators, Zdeno Chara retrieved the puck behind the net and passed it off to Reilly Smith just behind...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Spooner Making Strong Case To Stay In Lineup When David Krejci Returns

Ryan Spooner is giving the Boston Bruins much-needed scoring production from the center position in the absence of injured forward David Krejci. He has scored five goals (two on the power play) with six assists since Krejci exited the lineup after suffering a partially torn MCL in his left knee on Feb. 18. His latest performance was a two-goal effort in Thursday night’s 6-4 loss...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Ryan Spooner Sets Himself Up For Redirect Goal Vs. Sens (Video)

Ryan Spooner was a one-man goal machine Thursday. The Boston Bruins center scored a goal during the first and second periods of the club’s matchup against the Senators in Ottawa. And he set up the first goal almost entirely by himself. Spooner started the play with some quality forechecking to move the puck from behind the Senators’ net. That gave...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak Propel Bruins into the Heart of the Playoff Race

Ryan Spooner #51 of the Boston Bruins looks for a pass around Mark Barberio #8 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at TD Garden on March 12, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) The Boston Bruins have been on a tear.  Following an embarrassing 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues, the Bruins have rebounded and gone 8-1-1 over their...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

David Pastrnak Scores With Skate To Give Bruins Lead Vs. Lightning (Video)

David Pastrnak is skilled with his stick, but it was his skate that gave the Boston Bruins an early lead Thursday night. The rookie forward barreled down the ice on a 2-on-1 breakaway with linemate Ryan Spooner in the first period. Spooner passed to Pastrnak in front of the net, and the puck deflected off his left skate into the net. Referees reviewed the goal, but the play stood...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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