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Simon Gagne Signs with Bruins

Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(WILMINGTON, Mass.) -- After being with the Boston Bruins since the first day of training camp on a tryout basis, the team decided to sign Simon Gagne to a one-year, $600,000 deal Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Gagne joins a Bruins team that's started the season 1-3-0 and has had trouble finding the back of their opponents' net.

Gagne practiced on a line with Daniel Paille and Ryan Spooner Tuesday.

"My conversation with (general manager) Peter (Chiarelli) was, 'Whatever it takes,'" Gagne said following practice. "And I'll be whatever - if I have to be the extra guy, on the fourth line or a guy who will replace some guys when things aren't going well, or injuries, play on the PK, power play, whatever it takes, I'm here to help the team win and I'm really happy I have a chance to get back to the league with a good team, so I'm open to everything."

Gagne hasn't played in an NHL game since April 27, 2013. At one point in time, Gagne was a prolific scorer in the league. During the 2005-06 season, with the Flyers, Gagne scored 47 goals, and followed that up with 41 goals the next season.

Gagne is expected to play Wednesday for the B's in Detroit.

To make room for Gagne, the Bruins sent forwards Jordan Caron and Bobby Robins to their AHL affiliate in Providence.

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Rask Stones Blackhawks, Bruins Take Game 3 

Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Tuukka Rask continued his hot play stopping all 28 shots the Chicago Blackhawks fired on him, as the Boston Bruins blank the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals Monday night, 2-0.

The Bruins now lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1.

"He's been focused since day one of the playoffs," Bruins head coach Claude Julien said when talking about Rask's third shutout of the postseason. "You watch him on off days. ...You watch him quiet, focused, calm. ...Right now all his energy is put towards his game and how he needs to get his rest and relax so when the game starts he's a focused individual. I've never seen a guy so calm and confident with the way he's played."

Another development in this series is the Bruins' new line consisting of Daniel Paille, Tyler Seguin and Chris Kelly. Julien put the three together in the second period of Game 2, and the line has now scored three of the Bruins' last four goals. One of those goals occurred in the second period of the game when Daniel Paille scored the eventual game winner.

"We (Bruins) fed off their energy and the way they got the momentum for us with that huge goal," Patrice Bergeron told the NHL Network when talking about the new line. "Even before that they had some great shifts. It's obviously huge at this time of year to have that line going and we're feeding off of them."

Bergeron also made his mark on this game. He scored just seconds after a Bruins' 5-on-3 advantage expired in the second period, when Jaromir Jagr slid a slick pass through the crease and between Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford right to Bergeron for the goal.

Corey Crawford turned in another good performance, making 33 saves in the loss.

Game 4 is set for Wednesday in Boston. The puck is set to drop at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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Bruins Answer Back, Top Blackhawks in Overtime of Game 2

Harry How/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Daniel Paille scored with 6:12 left in overtime, giving the Boston Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Saturday night.

The series is now tied at a game a piece.

Although the Bruins won, the game started off all Blackhawks. The Hawks outshot the B's 19-4 in the period, and Patrick Sharp scored his ninth goal of the playoffs to give Chicago a 1-0 lead after one.

"We we're in survival mode there for a bit," Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask said when asked about the first period. "It looked like they had more guys out there then we did. They were bouncing on every single puck in front of the net. They had a lot of chances and we definitely played pretty bad. But it was good that we were only down one and regrouped after that."

And that's exactly what the Bruins did. The Bruins outshot the Blackhawks 24-15 for the rest of the game. 

B's head coach Claude Julien made what proved to be the golden move by putting Tyler Seguin on a line with Chris Kelly and Paille. The move worked, as that line accounted for both goals in the win.

Game 3 is Monday night in Boston. The puck is set to drop at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

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Bruins Score Two in Third to Top Rangers in Game 3

Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist played a great game, but in the end it wasn't enough as the Boston Bruins topped the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday night.

The Bruins now have a 3-0 series lead.

In a game where the Bruins outshot the Rangers 34 to 24, the Rangers actually had a 1-0 lead heading into the third period. 

Then 3:10 into the third period, Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk scored his fourth goal of the playoffs to tie the game 1-1.

The score stayed that way until there was 3:31 left in the game. A puck deflected off Lundqvist's mask falling straight down onto the goal line. Lundqvist couldn't find the puck but Bruins forward Daniel Paille did as he knocked it into the net scoring the eventual game winner.

"I think it's all about traffic," Bruins center Patrice Bergeron said on how the B's scored on Lundqvist Tuesday night. "I think in the first two games we did a good job of that. If you don't see it, it's going to be tough to, obviously, stop it. We know he's a great goalie and when he sees the shot, he's going to make the stop. It's about having some better screens and I think we did that in the third and made it a little harder on them."

The Bruins will look to close out the series at Madison Square Garden Thursday night. The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. Eastern.

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Bruins Edged by Sabres in Emotional Return to Boston

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(BOSTON) --  DrewStafford scored the game winner in the shootout, as the Buffalo Sabres edged the Boston Bruins in the first major professional sports game to be played in Boston since the tragic marathon bombings. 
The Bruins were up by one when they were called for a penalty with 48 seconds to go in the game. The Sabres pulled goalie Ryan Miller giving them a six on four advantage leading to Cody Hodgson's game tying goal with 26.6 seconds to go. 
Sabres goalie Ryan Miller made 41 saves in the win.
As for the scene at the TD Garden, the Bruins started by holding a moment of silence and putting together a montage of scenes from the marathon on the jumbotron. After that, Rene Rancourt started singing the National Anthem, but soon was overtaken by the entire crowd who stood together and sang till the end. The fans continued with their support all night chanting "We are Boston" and "USA, USA."
When the game finished players from both teams stood in the middle of the ice with their sticks held high honoring Boston. 
"It's tough to keep a dry eye out there," Bruins forward Shawn Thornton said after the game." The memorial on the big screen and to hear the crowd singing like that is pretty special."
Buffalo (19-19-6, 44pts) is now two points behind the New York Rangers for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Bruins (26-11-5, 57pts) clinched a playoff spot with the one point they earned.
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