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Zee & SamWatch as Friends Zdeno Chara and Sam Berns catch up after the Bruins game at TD Garden on Progeria Awareness Night: http://bbru.in/1aN4fqk

Zee & Sam

Watch as Friends Zdeno Chara and Sam Berns catch up after the Bruins game at TD Garden on Progeria Awareness Night: http://bbru.in/1aN4fqk

Marchand Being Marchand


BostonBruins.com
- If you look up “Brad Marchand shift” in the hockey dictionary (that has to universally exist somewhere), it would look something like this:

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What happens when Brad Marchand stops by the Bruins’ front office?
Watch this BRUINS :30 presented by Samsonite to find out: http://bbru.in/1be6m4J

What happens when Brad Marchand stops by the Bruins’ front office?

Watch this BRUINS :30 presented by Samsonite to find out: http://bbru.in/1be6m4J

Krug a Risk-Taker, and Always Will Be
Torey Krug ranks second on the Bruins through 14 games with five goals (Milan Lucic leads with seven), including three scored on the power play.
For offensive defensemen like Krug, there’s always a risk involved with jumping into the play. It’s a characteristic that has positioned him well, playing with a stay-at-home blueliner like Adam McQuaid. It’s often up to the forwards as well, to offer support when he pinches in, or dances his way from the blueline into the circles.
The young D like Krug, Dougie Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski all bring an offensive element to the B’s lineup. Head Coach Claude Julien has stressed from the beginning, that the trio has plenty of confidence in their play in the O-zone; where most of the growing pains will occur is on the defensive side of the puck.
Still, the Bruins aren’t playing it safe with the young defensemen like Krug as they continue to progress.
"You have to let the player play. I think you just let him play," said Julien, when asked about Krug pregame, as the B’s were prepping to face the Florida Panthers. "[Torey’s] game offensively is almost a natural part of it so you let him do that stuff. I don’t think there’s too many times where he makes bad decisions up front. If he does, it’s going to happen once in a while."
"There’s always a risk and reward; you want to minimize that risk. That’s what you want to do. But right now I think he’s doing well offensively so certainly not going to take that part of his game away from him."
"We’re going to try and tell him to clean up his five-on-five game, defensively, making good passes and not being sloppy in his own end."
"But offensively, I think he’s been a breath of fresh air for our hockey club."
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Krug a Risk-Taker, and Always Will Be

Torey Krug ranks second on the Bruins through 14 games with five goals (Milan Lucic leads with seven), including three scored on the power play.

For offensive defensemen like Krug, there’s always a risk involved with jumping into the play. It’s a characteristic that has positioned him well, playing with a stay-at-home blueliner like Adam McQuaid. It’s often up to the forwards as well, to offer support when he pinches in, or dances his way from the blueline into the circles.

The young D like Krug, Dougie Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski all bring an offensive element to the B’s lineup. Head Coach Claude Julien has stressed from the beginning, that the trio has plenty of confidence in their play in the O-zone; where most of the growing pains will occur is on the defensive side of the puck.

Still, the Bruins aren’t playing it safe with the young defensemen like Krug as they continue to progress.

"You have to let the player play. I think you just let him play," said Julien, when asked about Krug pregame, as the B’s were prepping to face the Florida Panthers.

"[Torey’s] game offensively is almost a natural part of it so you let him do that stuff. I don’t think there’s too many times where he makes bad decisions up front. If he does, it’s going to happen once in a while."

"There’s always a risk and reward; you want to minimize that risk. That’s what you want to do. But right now I think he’s doing well offensively so certainly not going to take that part of his game away from him."

"We’re going to try and tell him to clean up his five-on-five game, defensively, making good passes and not being sloppy in his own end."

"But offensively, I think he’s been a breath of fresh air for our hockey club."

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I’m just happy that I’m feeling good right now and it’s been a really good recovery.

Loui Eriksson

Eriksson makes his return tonight for Boston against the Dallas Stars at TD Garden, in his first game back since his suffering his concussion.

The Bruins showed their support for the 2013 World Series Champions by wearing Red Sox championship hats during warm-ups on October 31, 2013 before facing the Anaheim Ducks.

View the photo gallery: http://bbru.in/17CQ1FP

(Photos by Steve Babineau)

Milan Lucic is still riled up from the Boston sports day we all had Sunday. One of the most (if not most) knowledgeable sports fans on the team, Looch follows the other Boston teams closely, and was impressed with the Patriots and Red Sox comeback wins that sent the city abuzz.During his pregame interview before facing the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, Lucic offered his take.
"A lot of frustration as a fan," he smiled, of watching the games. "That obviously ended up with some great comebacks and some great finishes.""Obviously being able to be a part of that last year with the game 7 against Toronto, and seeing something like that yesterday, especially in that 8th inning there, when Big Papi hit the grand slam, I think it was like the first time that I ever kind of jumped out of my couch and cheered for something in a long, long time. It was a great day of New England sports watching.""I think there’s that special buzz right now in the city with the sports and I know it’s probably a good way to set the stage going into this game, and I know the guys are all excited and talking about it going into the game here today and, obviously, we have a lot to live up to."

Milan Lucic is still riled up from the Boston sports day we all had Sunday. One of the most (if not most) knowledgeable sports fans on the team, Looch follows the other Boston teams closely, and was impressed with the Patriots and Red Sox comeback wins that sent the city abuzz.

During his pregame interview before facing the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, Lucic offered his take.

"A lot of frustration as a fan," he smiled, of watching the games. "That obviously ended up with some great comebacks and some great finishes."

"Obviously being able to be a part of that last year with the game 7 against Toronto, and seeing something like that yesterday, especially in that 8th inning there, when Big Papi hit the grand slam, I think it was like the first time that I ever kind of jumped out of my couch and cheered for something in a long, long time. It was a great day of New England sports watching."

"I think there’s that special buzz right now in the city with the sports and I know it’s probably a good way to set the stage going into this game, and I know the guys are all excited and talking about it going into the game here today and, obviously, we have a lot to live up to."

Chemistry Always Comes Easily for Bruins

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Just how important is chemistry to a team?

Whether on or off the ice, especially at the start of a new season, the buzz word gets thrown around constantly.

Because, really, it’s that beneficial to the way a group of individuals like the men in the spoked-B find success together.

"It always is and you’ve heard so many players say it, and a lot of them have been veteran players, from Mark Recchi to even Jags [Jaromir Jagr] who said this was one of the best groups he’s ever been with," Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien said following his team’s October 8 practice.

"That speaks volume to me, anyways, that our room is that close and good to each other, and guys that have come in have never heard a guy say, ‘Nobody made me feel comfortable here at home.’ The guys have done a good job of that."

Maggie got a visit from her favorite Bruin Shawn Thornton today at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. #nhlbruins

Maggie got a visit from her favorite Bruin Shawn Thornton today at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. #nhlbruins

High five! Dougie Hamilton helps out 5-year-old Caroline with a penalty shot attempt during a street hockey clinic in Somerville, MA.

Hamilton surprised Somerville Youth Hockey with the visit.

“He did a wonderful job with those kids today,” said Bruins alum and Youth Hockey Ambassador Tommy Songin. “I think he knows what it takes, and I think being there today showed those kids that they need to stay active just like he is.”

Some kids were affected right away by Hamilton’s presence; others may realize the effects down the road.

One young girl, five-year-old Caroline, was trying hockey for the first time. Amidst all of the older kids, including her older sister, who was decked in her Somerville Youth Hockey jersey, Caroline ended up being awarded a penalty shot after receiving the brunt of an errant hockey stick.

As tears were forming in her eyes from the fall, Hamilton gave her a few words of encouragement and preoccupied the goalie for her as she walked in and scored. A quick high-five later, she flashed a smile.

Caroline may not understand the moment in the present, but years from now, Hamilton will have been the one to assist on her first goal.

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