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Boston Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Boston Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Malcolm Subban out at least eight weeks

The Providence Bruins goalie was released from the hospital Wednesday following surgery for a fractured larynx.

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask leaves the ice after being pulled from the game during the second period of the Los Angeles Kings 9-2 win over the Boston Bruins in an NHL hockey game in Boston Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

BRUINS AT JETS, 8 P.M. (NESN)

Tuukka Rask in net as Bruins start six-game trip

Rask will be opposed by former UMass Lowell goalie Connor Hellebuyck as the Bruins face the Jets.

02/09/16: Boston, MA: The Bruins bench reflects the scene, as head coach Claude Julien watches the replay of the 8th goal of the game scored by the Kings on their way to a 9-2 victory. The Boston Bruins hosted the Los Angeles Kings in a regular season NHL hockey game at the TD Garden. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Bruins-Kings

Claude Julien says he’ll throw loss to LA ‘in the garbage’

There is nothing to dissect, the Bruins coach said, and he’s busy preparing for a six-game road trip.

02/09/16: Boston, MA: The first of many.......Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (right) gives up a goal on an odd bounce, as the puck slowly drifted over his head, a tally by the Kings Jeff Carter (left) in the first period. It was the first of five goals that he gave up before being removed from the game in the second period. The Boston Bruins hosted the Los Angeles Kings in a regular season NHL hockey game at the TD Garden. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Bruins-Kings

It wasn’t the worst Bruins loss ever, but . . .

Tuesday’s 9-2 defeat at the hands of the Kings did rival the team’s worst performances.

Milan Lucic (center) worked in front of the net between former teammates Zdeno Chara and Tuukka Rask.

Kings 9, Bruins 2

Last night’s Bruins game? ‘Terrible’ and ‘embarrassing’

The Bruins told it like it is after after getting blown out by Los Angeles Tuesday.

Milan Lucic (left) battled with old pal Brad Marchand in the first period.

FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Bruins just aren’t the same without Milan Lucic

The left wing’s roughneck tactics enamored him to Boston fans, and the Bruins are a different team without him.

Milan Lucic has 12 goals and 18 assists this season.

Bruins notebook

Milan Lucic has ‘no hard feelings’ toward Bruins

The left wing plays his first game in Boston on Tuesday since being traded to the Kings last season.

Milan Lucic’s willingness to drop the gloves endeared him to Bruins fans.

Milan Lucic thanks Boston fans for their support

The Kings left wing shared some of his memories of playing for the Bruins on The Players Tribune.

Dion Phaneuf has three goals and 21 assists in 51 games this season.

NHL roundup: Senators nab Dion Phaneuf in 9-player trade

The Maple Leafs sent Phaneuf, their captain, to Ottawa for four players and a draft pick.

Boston--12/31/14 Bruins vs Toronto- Bruins Milan Lucic has his arms around goalie Niklas Svedberg and Brad Marchand as they watch the overtime shootout from the bench in which the Bruins lost 4-3.Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

Remember Milan Lucic? He remembers everything

The former Bruin, who returns to town with his new team Tuesday, has a unique ability to recall numbers from years gone by.

Milan Lucic has 12 goals and 18 assists this season for Los Angeles.

Bruins know what they’re facing in Milan Lucic, Kings

Lucic, the former Bruin, faces his old team Tuesday for the first time since he was traded last summer.

Alex Ovechkin (right) tied the game for the Capitals in the second period, scoring goal No. 30 in his 49th game.

NHL roundup: Alexander Ovechkin hits 30-goal mark

Ovechkin, now the third player in NHL history to score 30 goals in each of his first 11 seasons, led Washington past Philadelphia, 3-2.

Brett Connolly has not done enough with his opportunity to play on the Bruins’ top line.

FLUTO SHINZAWA I ON HOCKEY

Bruins’ right wings have been inconsistent

The right side has been a soft spot for the Bruins all season.

Malcolm Subban is out indefinitely after being hit in the throat by a puck shot by a teammate on Saturday.

Malcolm Subban suffers fractured larynx in minors

The 22-year-old Bruins prospect was hit in the throat with a puck shot by a Providence teammate during warm-ups.

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen (right) grabbed Bruins forward Brad Marchand in overtime, stopping a breakaway. Referees called for a penalty shot, however, and Marchand scored the winning goal.

Bruins 2, Sabres 1 (OT)

Brad Marchand buries penalty shot in overtime for winner

The goal came after Marchand stole the puck at the Sabres’ blue line and was grabbed on the breakaway.

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien during the overtime of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bruins notebook

Bruins’ power-play unit keeps on plugging away

The Bruins entered Saturday’s game having scored just twice on the power play in 27 games.

Paul Carey was the center of attention after scoring in the third period.

NHL roundup: Paul Carey’s first goal powers Capitals

The 27-year-old Boston College product, who was playing in his 25th NHL game, scored his first NHL goal with 5:53 left in regulation.

The Bruins defeated the Sabres, 3-2, Thursday and meet again Saturday in Boston.

SABRES AT BRUINS | 7 P.M. (NESN)

Bruins, Sabres expecting intense finale in home-and-home series

Saturday night’s game comes two days after the teams met in Buffalo and the Bruins came up with a comeback victory.

Loui Eriksson is the one right wing who has earned coach Claude Julien’s trust. But that doesn’t mean he’ll remain a Bruin through the NHL’s trade deadline.

FLUTO SHINZAWA I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

Loui Eriksson could help another team’s salary cap issue

Moving the wing for a pick and prospect will not help the Bruins’ playoff push, however.

Boston Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) checks Washington Capitals' Zach Sill (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Adam McQuaid is close to rejoining Bruins

The gritty defenseman is expected to return during the team’s upcoming six-game road trip.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers (l) celebrates his game winning goal at 5:46 of the third period against the Minnesota Wild and is joined by J.T. Miller #10 (r)at Madison Square Garden on February 4, 2016 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Wild 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL ROUNDUP

Brassard powers Rangers to comeback win over the Wild

He sets up tying goal and nets winner as New York wins its fourth straight game at Madison Square Garden.

Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (15) and goaltender Chad Johnson (31) defend as Boston Bruins center Ryan Spooner (51) scores during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BRUINS 3, SABRES 2 (SO)

Claude Julien likes what he saw in Bruins’ shootout win

Ryan Spooner scored the team’s first goal, as well as the only goal in the shootout round with Buffalo.

Boston-12/26/15 Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres- Bruins goalie Jonas Gustavsson looks shell-shocked after Buffalos Jack Eichel scored a 3rd period goal to tie the game. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Jonas Gustavsson cleared to play by Bruins

The goalie, who has had cardiac episodes before, was given the OK by the team’s medical staff.

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien during the overtime of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Riddled with issues, Bruins need solutions soon

If they had a breakdown in just one area, that would be one thing, but that is hardly the case.

Dennis Wideman suspended 20 games by NHL

The Flames defenseman cross-checked a linesman to the ice in a game late in January.

BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 15: Jonas Gustavsson #50 of the Boston Bruins defends the net as Jamie McGinn #88 of the Buffalo Sabres looks for a shot at First Niagara Center on January 15, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/NHLI via Getty Images)

Bruins hit the road in search of better results

Tuesday’s OT loss dropped them to 11-13-3 at home, but they play seven of the next nine on the road.

Bruins forward Louii Eriksson tried to get past Maple Leafs defenseman Matt Hunwick (2) and goalie James Reimer during the first period.

Maple Leafs 4, bruins 3 (OT)

Maple Leafs rally, pull off shocking victory over Bruins

In their first game after the All-Star break, the Bruins squandered a late two-goal lead.

Toronto's Daniel Winnik (26) tipped a shot past Tuukka Rask in the second period to tie the score at 1.

Fluto Shinzawa | On hockey

Poor defensive coverage by Bruins was tipping point in loss to Leafs

Toronto scored all three regulation goals Tuesday night via deflections.

A fan got the most of her front-row seat during the first period, as Kevan Miller (86) and Toronto's Tyler Bozak battled along the boards.

Bruins notebook

Bruins look to solidify playoff position

The Bruins came out of the break in the first wild-card position, just 2 points ahead of the Penguins.

The hats were for Sidney Crosby, who secured his ninth career hat trick in the third period.

NHL roundup

NHL roundup: Sidney Crosby’s hat trick paces Penguins

Crosby’s offense made the difference as Pittsburgh beat Ottawa, 6-5, on Tuesday.

In January, Malcolm Subban went 7-0-1 with a 1.84 goals-against average for Providence.

FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Malcolm Subban’s development gives the Bruins options

Subban has become much more poised in net and is coming off a terrific month in Providence.

Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask in action during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Philadelphia. Boston won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Maple Leafs at Bruins | 7 p.m. (NESN)

Bruins get back to work for playoff push

With the All-Star break over, the Bruins return to action against the Maple Leafs Tuesday night.

Putting backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson (above) on injured reserve was “just a precaution,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien.

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Bruins place backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson on injured reserve

Gustavsson left last week’s loss to Anaheim after the first period because of an elevated heart rate.

Bruins put Jonas Gustavsson on injured reserve

The backup goalie was taken out of last Tuesday’s game because of an elevated heart rate.

Tyler Seguin (91), playing for the Central Division, said the 3-on-3 format of the All-Star Game “should be like this from here on out.”

NHL ALL-STAR GAME NOTEBOOK

New NHL All-Star format a hit with players

The three-on-three tournament was considered a big improvement over previous versions of the midseason showcase.

All-Star Game MVP John Scott was carried off the ice by other members of the victorious Pacific Division team.

John Scott, an unlikely hero, named NHL All-Star game MVP

Scott’s two goals were three shy of the five he’s netted in 285 regular-season games.

Helping NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (center) announce that the 2017 NHL All-Star Game will be held in Los Angeles were (from left) Luc Robitaille, Drew Doughty, Jonathan Quick, and Darryl Sutter.

NHL ALL-STAR GAME NOTEBOOK

NHL, advertisers rally around Denna Laing

The league will offer $200,000 to assist the Boston Pride player in her recovery and rehabilitation.

The Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron is an undisputed winner, with a Stanley Cup title, two Olympic gold medals, and more gold from the World Championships.

All-Stars dish out praise for Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron

Players at the NHL’s showcase event touted Bergeron’s ability to make those around him better on the ice.

Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., is hosting the 2016 NHL All Star Game.

FLUTO SHINZAWA I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

If we must have an All-Star Game, here’s how it could be better

In a perfect world, the All-Star Game would go away, but there’s too much money to be made from it.

John Scott waits for a television interview to begin as a makeup artist touches him up during NHL hockey All-Star game media day Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Scott was elected as captain of the Pacific Division, though Arizona traded him to Montreal and he is now at the Canadiens' AHL affiliate in Newfoundland. The game is scheduled to be played Sunday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NHL ALL-STAR NOTEBOOK

Unlikely All-Star John Scott enjoys the moment

A talk with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reassured Scott that he was welcome in Nashville.

Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game will be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

NHL’s All-Star Game format requires a new approach

Limited to three-on-three, goalies and players’ fitness will be tested.

Jan 11, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman (6) controls the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

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Dennis Wideman suspended indefinitely for knocking down official

Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman was suspended indefinitely pending a hearing for checking and knocking down linesman Don Henderson Wednesday night.

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 26: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at TD Garden on January 26, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Patrice Bergeron’s excellence offsets Bruins’ shortcomings

The Bruins have problems at right wing, an invisible third line, and a defense under construction.

Brenden Lee, center right, of NFL public relations, shows the official coin to Eric Davis, left, Team Rice co-captain, and Jerry Rice, second from left, captain; Merton Hanks, left center, NFL vice president of football operations; Darren Woodson, second from right, Team Irvin co-captain, and Michael Irvin, right, team captain, before the coin toss to determine draft order for the NFL football Pro Bowl, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Kahuku, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Pro Bowl, NHL All-Star Game wastes of time

Just as some things are better left unsaid, some games are better left unplayed.

01/26/16: Boston, MA: Bruins goalie Jonas Gustavsson is wide eyed, but not enough to stop a first period shot by the Ducks Shea Theodore (not pictured) from whizzing by him to give Anaheim a 2-1 lead. . The Boston Bruins hosted the Anaheim Ducks in a regular season NHL hockey game at the TD Garden. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Bruins

Jonas Gustavsson released from hospital after elevated heart rate

The Bruins backup goaltender was taken to Mass General after the first period of Tuesday night’s game.

01/26/16: Boston, MA: Anaheim's Chris Stewart (left) and the Bruins Torey Krug (right) each got five minutes for fighting in the first period. The Boston Bruins hosted the Anaheim Ducks in a regular season NHL hockey game at the TD Garden. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Bruins

Ducks 6, Bruins 2

Ducks make right calls in beating Bruins

Two goals in each period were enough to give Anaheim a win over the Bruins Tuesday at TD Garden.

Bruins lose 2013 Stanley Cup Final

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bruins-big-7310-7365--90x90.jpg How it all fell apart for the Bruins

Look back on the NHL title series in which the Bruins fell to the Blackhawks in heartbreaking fashion.

Stanley Cup history

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/05/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rings-4383--90x90.JPG 50 years of Stanley Cup rings

Examine the rewards that the champions of the NHL for the past half-century have earned as a Stanley Cup booty.

Bruins' championship history

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The 6 Stanley Cup banners in Bruins history

Will the Bruins add a seventh to this collection of Stanley Cup banners they have accumulated through the decades?