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NHL: Bruins finish with best record in NHL

The Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 Saturday to clinch the Presidents' Trophy which gives them home-ice advantage throughout the National Hockey League playoffs. David Krejci scored twice and Tuukka Rask made 24 saves for the Bruins who finished with the best record in the NHL for the first time since the 1989-90 season. Patrice Bergeron scored his 30th goal and Greg Campbell had a single in front of a crowd of 17,565 at the TD Garden Arena. The Bruins were coming off shootout losses in each of their last two games.

Bruins clinch Presidents' Trophy

EditorsNote: UPDATING Boston's playoff possibilities 5th graf Bruins clinch Presidents' Trophy BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins have taken their final regular season step by winning the Presidents' Trophy and securing home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. But they know there's more work to be done.

Hutchinson, Jets stop Bruins

Hutchinson, Jets stop Bruins WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Michael Hutchinson secured the most memorable victory of his pro career in net for the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Naturally, there's really no forgetting your first win in the show -- especially against the club that chose you and then let you go. Hutchinson was unquestionably the star of the night as Winnipeg rallied for a 2-1 shootout victory over the Boston Bruins in the Jets' final home game of the season.

Preview: Bruins at Jets

With the top seed in the Eastern Conference already under wraps, the Boston Bruins look to inch closer to securing the Presidents' Trophy when they visit the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. The Bruins have taken their foot off the gas of late, falling for the third time in four contests with a 4-3 shootout loss to Minnesota on Tuesday. Patrice Bergeron continued his torrid stretch, scoring his 29th goal to extend his career-best point streak to 12 games.

Bruins wrap up Eastern title

Bruins wrap up Eastern title BOSTON -- Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk knew he had scored the tie-breaking goal with 6:06 left in what turned out to be a 5-2 victory over the sagging Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. What Boychuk wasn't aware of was his game-winner allowed his team to clinch the Eastern Conference regular season title.

Bruins get back to winning ways by blanking Blackhawks

Bruins get back to winning ways by blanking Blackhawks BOSTON -- Last June, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup with a stunning late rally in Game 6 of the finals against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Thursday night, the defending champs made their first trip back, but any hype about a rematch gave way to just another night at the office for the surging Bruins, who prevailed 3-0 over the Blackhawks.

Preview: Canadiens at Bruins

Jarome Iginla and the streaking Boston Bruins look to continue their respective torrid stretches when they host the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. Iginla recorded his sixth two-goal performance of the season and third in five contests Saturday as Boston extended its winning streak to a season-high 12 games with a 4-2 triumph over Phoenix. The Bruins, who are even with St. Louis in the race for the Presidents' Trophy, are just two victories shy of matching the longest winning streak in franchise history set in 1929-30.

Bruins defeat Coyotes for 12th straight win

Bruins defeat Coyotes for 12th straight win GLENDALE, Ariz. -- No obstacle is too big for the Boston Bruins these days. Their first deficit in two weeks? No problem. Rallying in the second of back-to-back road games? Easy pickins.

Bruins win eighth straight game

EditorsNote: NOTE: Fixing lede Note, Campbell had 100th assist, not point Bruins win eighth straight game BOSTON -- You don't often see the three stars in an NHL game all come from the same line. But the way center David Krejci's line dominated Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, the Boston Bruins' eighth straight, there really was no other choice, as the line continued its torrid run. Left winger Milan Lucic: goal, two assists.

Preview: Bruins at Canadiens

The Boston Bruins are riding high with a season-best five-game winning streak and have secured points in each of the last 10 road contests (7-0-3). The Bruins look to extend both runs on Wednesday when they pay a visit to the Bell Centre to face the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal has won both meetings this season against its Original Six rival and has since bolstered its lineup with trade-deadline acquisition Thomas Vanek, who has long provided a thorn in the side of Boston.
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