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Bolts make pair of late-night trades, send Radko Gudas, Brett C…

Bolts make pair of late-night trades, send Radko Gudas, Brett Connolly packing in separate deals

thehockeynews.com ESPN.com Updated 6 hours ago
Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is known as one of the hardest-working GMs in the NHL, and in the wee hours of Monday morning, he showed why by pulling off two separate trades that address both his team’s present and future: the first sent blueline…
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  • NHL trade tracker: 2014-15 official deals

    NHL trade tracker: 2014-15 official deals

    NHL.com Nov 11, 2014
    March 2 Lightning acquire D Braydon Coburn from Flyers in exchange for D Radko Gudas, 2015 1st-round pick and 2015 3rd-round pick Bruins acquire F Brett Connolly from Lightning in exchange for 2015 2nd-round pick and 2016 2nd-round pick M...
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  • Bruins acquire forward Connolly from Lightning

    Bruins acquire forward Connolly from Lightning

    NHL.com 12 hours ago
    The Boston Bruins acquired forward Brett Connolly from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday for Boston's second-round picks in the 2015 and 2016 NHL Draft. Connolly, 22, has 12 goals, three assists and 38 penalty minutes in 50 games this season. T...
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  • Chara gets power-play goal, Rask makes 31 saves in Bruins' 4-1 …

    Chara gets power-play goal, Rask makes 31 saves in Bruins' 4-1 win over Coyotes

    NHL.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    BOSTON - Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist, helping the Boston Bruins send the Arizona Coyotes to their ninth straight loss, 4-1 on Saturday night. Zdeno Chara added a power-play goal and an assist for...
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  • Picking winners of five blockbuster trades from the past 25 yea…

    Picking winners of five blockbuster trades from the past 25 years

    thehockeynews.com Feb 28 (2 days ago)
    25 YEARS AGO RANGERS ACQUIRE: Mike Gartner NORTH STARS ACQUIRE: Ulf Dahlen; 1990 4th-rounder (Cal McCowan); 1991 4th-rounder (Alexei Zhitnik) THE BREAKDOWN: After a decade in Washington, Gartner hadn’t played a full season with the North Stars before be…
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  • Brad Marchand takes hilarious dive after Eric Gelinas trip

    Brad Marchand takes hilarious dive after Eric Gelinas trip

    thehockeynews.com Feb 28 (2 days ago)
    There is diving and then there is performance art. Friday night, Brad Marchand presented us with the latter. In overtime of the Boston Bruins’ game against the New Jersey Devils, Marchand took one of the most hilarious dives there will likely ever be. A…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs, Bruins and Coyotes trade buzz

    Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs, Bruins and Coyotes trade buzz

    thehockeynews.com Feb 28 (2 days ago)
    The Toronto Maple Leafs’ dealing the supposedly untradeable David Clarkson to Columbus for Nathan Horton stunned the hockey world. It’s sparked considerable buzz over what other surprises Leafs GM Dave Nonis has in store leading up to the March 2 trade …
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  • Friday's NHL Capsules

    Friday's NHL Capsules

    NHL.com Feb 28 (3 days ago)
    NEWARK, N.J. - Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead. Daniel Paille and David Pastrnak scored for ...
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  • Terminix gives next player who scores on Tuukka Rask exterminat…

    Terminix gives next player who scores on Tuukka Rask extermination for life

    yahoo.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask recently had the bizarre honor of having a species of wasp named for him in Kenya – Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski – as the team that discovered the insects had a Bruins fan among them. As you know, the sworn enemy of the w…
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  • Bruins put Krejci, Miller on long-term reserve

    Bruins put Krejci, Miller on long-term reserve

    ESPN.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    The Bruins have placed forward David Krejci and defenseman Kevan Miller on long-term injured reserve, which allows general manager Peter Chiarelli to have salary-cap flexibility prior to Monday's trade deadline.
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  • Is this Ryan Spooner’s last chance to impress the Boston Bruins…

    Is this Ryan Spooner’s last chance to impress the Boston Bruins?

    thehockeynews.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    Mobbed by reporters after the morning skate on Tuesday, Ryan Spooner walked into the spotlight. David Krejci would be missing at least a month of action due to an MCL tear in his knee and with the Bruins tenuously holding on to a playoff spot, wins were…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Next moves for Maple Leafs, Glencross trade on t…

    Rumor Roundup: Next moves for Maple Leafs, Glencross trade on the horizon

    thehockeynews.com Feb 25 (5 days ago)
    As the NHL trade deadline draws nearer, expectation is growing over possible moves by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Their mid-February trading of Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators is considered the first of several significant moves…
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  • Tuesday's NHL Capsules

    Tuesday's NHL Capsules

    NHL.com Feb 25 (6 days ago)
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Zack Kassian broke a 1-1 tie with a goal early in the third period and Eddie Lack preserved the lead with 13 of his 40 saves in the final period for the Vancouver Canucks in a 2-1 win over the struggling Boston Bruins on Tu...
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  • THN Trade Deadline Preview: Atlantic Division

    THN Trade Deadline Preview: Atlantic Division

    thehockeynews.com Feb 24 (6 days ago)
    If there’s going to be trade action in any division, the Atlantic is the one to watch. With Montreal, Tampa Bay and Detroit fighting for top spot, Boston and Florida trading punches in the Wild Card and Toronto set for a full rebuild, there’s potential …
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  • Species of wasp named after Bruins' Tuukka Rask

    Species of wasp named after Bruins' Tuukka Rask

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Feb 24 (6 days ago)
    People name things after athletes all the time. Cars, pets, even children — have you met Malkin Crosby Long yet? — can get their moniker based off of someone’s favorite team or player. But what about a certain species of insect? That’s the case for Bost…
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  • How lack of depth has hurt Bruins, Sharks in playoff race

    How lack of depth has hurt Bruins, Sharks in playoff race

    thehockeynews.com Feb 24 (6 days ago)
    By Dom Luszczyszyn With just about 20 games left in the season, the Bruins and Sharks find themselves in uncharted territory: fighting for a playoff spot. The two teams have been perennial contenders for a long time so to see them this low in the standi…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Columbus shopping Wisniewski, Carolina squashes …

    Rumor Roundup: Columbus shopping Wisniewski, Carolina squashes Staal talk

    thehockeynews.com Feb 24 (6 days ago)
    The Columbus Blue Jackets made defenseman James Wisniewski a healthy scratch for Sunday’s game against the New York Rangers. At the time it was reportedly a coach’s decision. Of course, whenever a notable healthy player becomes a late scratch at this ti…
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  • Boston fairytale: Bruins pick ends Beanpot in overtime

    Boston fairytale: Bruins pick ends Beanpot in overtime

    thehockeynews.com Feb 24 (6 days ago)
    BOSTON – Matt Grzelcyk’s dad has been a Boston arena worker for decades, covering up ice for basketball games, uncovering it for hockey or prepping the building for concerts. Grzelcyk (pronounced “Grizz-lick”) was also drafted by his hometown Boston Bru…
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  • Video - Lightning Make Trades With Flyers, Bruins 02:36

    Lightning Make Trades With Flyers, Bruins

    Mar 2
    The Lightning were busy before the trade deadline, picking up Braydon Coburn from the Flyers while dealing away Brett Connolly to the Bruins.
  • Video - Bruins Get Rare Win 00:53

    Bruins Get Rare Win

    Feb 27
    The Bruins defeated the Devils in overtime for just their second win in nine games.
  • Video - Canucks Edge Bruins 00:48

    Canucks Edge Bruins

    Feb 24
    Zack Kassian's third-period goal lifted the Canucks past the Bruins 2-1.
  • Video - Eastern Wild-Card Race Heating Up 03:32

    Eastern Wild-Card Race Heating Up

    Feb 24
    The Bruins' recent struggles have opened up the race for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference, with the Panthers and Flyers starting to make a push toward the playoffs.

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