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Mike Petraglia
January 09, 2009 - 6:25 am
There was one overiding theme to Friday's media availability with Patrice Bergeron at TD Banknorth Garden . "This year is different." From Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli to coach Claude Julien to the man himself, everyone wanted to make sure this much was clear - this year's concussion,...
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January 09, 2009 - 6:16 am
A bit of good news/bad news here for the Bruins as -- according to media relations guru Matt Chmura -- second-year winger Milan Lucic and rookie forward Blake Wheeler were the only fresh-faced Bruins players asked to take part in the NHL All-Star Game's newly adopted Rookies vs. Sophomores Game...
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January 09, 2009 - 5:15 am
In his first public words since going down with a concussion nearly three weeks ago, B's center Patrice Bergeron said he's back working out on the exercise bike and has been headache free for the last 5-6 days. The 23-year-old wouldn't put a timetable on Bergeron's return to the ice, but he made...
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Mike Petraglia
January 09, 2009 - 3:39 am
With everyone in the Bruins locker room stopping just short of saying it was a must win, the Black and Gold came out with energy and intensity in the opening minutes of the first period to take a 2-0 lead over Ottawa. It was the first time in seven games that they scored first and they are now an...
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Mike Petraglia
January 08, 2009 - 4:12 pm
Bruins coach Claude Julien wanted to drill a real simple message into his team prior to its game with the Ottawa Senators Thursday night. Don't let a two-game losing skid reach three. He began preaching this on Wednesday morning at practice. He continued this through the morning skate on Thursday...
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January 08, 2009 - 6:10 am
Phil Kessel has the second-most goals in the NHL this year and could have been understandably miffed with the NHL powers that be for not being named to the NHL All-Star Game's Eastern Conference team. But instead the 21-year-old phenom mentioned how deserving veteran teammates like Marc Savard...
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January 08, 2009 - 4:43 am
According to a hockey source, big defenseman Zdeno Chara , playmaking center Marc Savard and -- in a tiny bit of a surprise given the parity between Boston's two goalies -- the little-goaltender-that-could, Tim Thomas , have each been named to the Eastern Conference team set to play in the...
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January 08, 2009 - 2:42 am
The NHL Eastern Conference All-Stars will be announced at noon-time today, and it's expected that Bruins players Marc Savard , Zdeno Chara and Phil Kessel will be named reserves for the Jan. 25 NHL All-Star game at the Bell Centre in Montreal. In addition, Blake Wheeler , Milan Lucic , David Krejci...
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Mike Petraglia
January 07, 2009 - 12:38 am
That was something we haven't seen all season from the Black and Gold. The Bruins were shut out for the first time this season on Tuesday night, on home ice no less. A big part of that was Niklas Backstrom, the Finnish goalie who teamed with Boston's own Manny Fernandez to win the Jennings Trophy...
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January 06, 2009 - 3:50 pm
"I think for every team, every game, we talk about [scoring first] and getting an early lead and taking control of the game. I think that'€™s an area that we will hopefully get better at tonight, starting tonight." Those were the words of Bruins bench boss Claude Julien prior to last night's 1-0...
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