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Former Bruin Gary Doak Passes Away at 71

Defenseman played 14 seasons for the Black & Gold

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Former Bruins defenseman Gary Doak passed away Saturday at the age of 71. The Goderich, Ontario, native played in Boston from 1965-1970 and again from 1972-1981.

Doak was a member of the Bruins' 1970 Stanley Cup championship team. During that season, the blueliner notched one goal and seven assists, while compiling 63 penalty minutes, in 44 games. He also suited up for eight playoff games.

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Bruins Assign Zane McIntyre To Providence

The 24-year-old goaltender was recalled on emergency basis on Saturday

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 26, that the team has assigned goaltender Zane McIntyre to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL).

McIntyre, 24, has played in eight games with Boston in 2016-17, posting a 0-4-1 record with a 3.97 goals against average and .858 save percentage. He has also appeared in 23 games for Providence this season, compiling a 16-4-1 record with a 2.03 goals against average and .931 save percentage. McIntyre leads the AHL in both goals against average and save percentage. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound netminder was also selected to play in the 2017 AHL All-Star Game.

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Nash Hits Stride in Bruins 2-1 Win

Riley Nash scored both goals in the victory that snapped a four-game losing streak

by Caryn Switaj @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Riley Nash picked a good time to break through offensively. 

 

A two-goal night on Saturday saw him scoring both the tying goal and the game-winner in a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders a the Barclays Center. 

 

Nash now has four points in his past two games, including three goals in that span. 

 

"Really happy for Nasher. He's finding his stride and playing with confidence," said Dominic Moore, who assisted on Nash's game-winning goal at 4:12 into the third period. "It's great to see. He's been working hard and he's been a reliable player for us, so it's been fun."

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Tuukka Rask Day to Day, as Bruins Prep for Isles

Anton Khudobin will be in goal for Boston in Brooklyn

by Caryn Switaj @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BROOKLYN, NY - Tuukka Rask is day to day, as the Bruins get set to play the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on Saturday night.

 

Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. EST (NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub). 

 

Rask did not travel with the team to Brooklyn. He was given a maintenance day on Friday and did not skate in the team's practice at Warrior Ice Arena before they traveled to New York. 

 

"He's day to day. Anton will be in tonight," Interim Head Coach Bruce Cassidy said on Saturday morning. "We're off [on Sunday], a scheduled day off, so we'll see where he's at Monday morning."

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Bruins Recall Zane McIntyre On An Emergency Basis

The 6-foot-2, 206-pound goaltender leads the AHL in GAA and Save %

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 25, that the team has recalled goaltender Zane McIntyre from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.

McIntyre, 24, has played in eight games with Boston in 2016-17, posting a 0-4-1 record with a 3.97 goals against average and .858 save percentage. He has also appeared in 23 games for Providence this season, compiling a 16-4-1 record with a 2.03 goals against average and .931 save percentage. McIntyre leads the AHL in both goals against average and save percentage. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound netminder was also selected to play in the 2017 AHL All-Star Game.

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Bruins Not Dwelling on the Past, Set Eyes On Isles

Rask, Beleskey miss practice; Nash breaks through

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - The Bruins will hit the ice Saturday night in Brooklyn losers of four consecutive games. It is not their desired position, considering the Black & Gold now hold just a two-point cushion over the Islanders for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Isles take on Pittsburgh Friday night and, with a win, could be tied with the Bruins when they meet at the Barclays Center. To this point, it is likely the most important game of the season for both teams.

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Bruins Week Ahead: 3/24-3/30

Stay up-to-date on all the latest Bruins news, notes and numbers

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

CUTS FOR A CAUSE: Join Patrice Bergeron , members of the Boston Bruins, and 98.5 The Sports Hub for the 10th annual Cuts for a Cause on Monday, March 27 at House of Blues. Bergeron and his teammates will have their heads shaved to raise money for children battling cancer. To purchase VIP and General Admission tickets, visit BostonBruins.com/CutsforaCause. Since 2007, Cuts for a Cause has raised $600,000 for charity. 

 

BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION HARLEY-DAVIDSON RAFFLE: One lucky fan will have the opportunity to win a Boston Bruins custom designed Harley-Davidson Street Bob. This exclusive 2016 Harley-Davidson Street Bob is the only one of its kind and was designed and transformed by Scott McKay, owner and artist at Thin Air Grafx. Special attention was given to ensure that the motorcycle captures the essence of the Boston Bruins' rich heritage and timeless traditions. The motorcycle was proudly donated by Boston Harley-Davidson. All proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation. Raffle tickets will be available at http://www.bruinsraffles.org from 3/20 until 4/21.

 

HART TROPHY CONVERSATION: Bruins forward Brad Marchand , who earned his first NHL All-Star selection this season, is in the midst of a tightly contested race for the Hart Trophy, given annually to the "player judged most valuable to his team" in the NHL. In his eighth season, all with the Bruins, the 28-year-old Halifax, N.S. native leads the Bruins with 37 goals (tied for career high, tied for second in NHL) and 43 assists (career high) for 80 points (career high, fourth in NHL) in 74 games. He also has three shorthanded goals (tied for third in NHL), seven game-winning goals (fourth in NHL) and leads the Bruins with 18 multi-point games. He was named the NHL's second star for the month of January and was named the NHL's first star of the week for the week ending March 19. Since January 1, Marchand leads the league in goals (27) and points (49). The last Bruins player to win the Hart Trophy was Joe Thornton (2005-06), who was traded during the season to the San Jose Sharks. 

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B's Ink Fitzgerald, Johansson To Entry-Level Deals

Both players will report to Providence for the remainder of the season

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 24, that the team has signed Boston College forward Ryan Fitzgerald to a two-year entry-level contract, beginning the with 2017-18 season, and defenseman Emil Johansson to a three-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2017-18 season. Fitzgerald will join the Providence Bruins on an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) and Johansson will join the Providence Bruins on a Professional Tryout Agreement (PTO) for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. 

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Bruins Can't Hold Onto Leads in Loss to Tampa Bay

Boston drops fourth straight despite holding three separate advantages

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - The Bruins three times held the lead Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. David Pastrnak ended a brief slump with a power-play goal. Zdeno Chara sniped home his second shorthanded tally of the season. And Riley Nash grabbed his fifth goal of the year to put to bed a 10-game scoreless stretch.

But none of those advantages lasted very long. Combined, Boston's lead-time added up to just 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

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Bruins Going One Game at a Time

by Caryn Switaj @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - The Bruins are still operating one game at a time.

 

With nine games remaining in the regular season, that next game will come against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night at TD Garden.

 

The matchup will see the Black & Gold complete a set of three games in four days against Atlantic Division opponents. 

 

While the Bruins did not get the results against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators on Monday and Tuesday night, they felt the effort was there. They're striving for a different outcome on Thursday, in order to snap a three-game losing streak. 

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