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We evaluate players on what makes us the best team possible, and sometimes it’s not the best players that make the best team; it’s the best combination of players.
Head Coach Claude Julien, on determining the best roster mix

Milestone After Milestone for Jarome Iginla - It’s been a season of milestones for Jarome Iginla. But, then again, every season nearly is for the likely future Hall of Famer and veteran of 17 NHL seasons.

On March 17, Iginla played in his 1300th career NHL game. He fired in two goals in the Bruins’ 4-1 win over Minnesota to reach his 14th 25-goal season.

A night later, he scored in Boston’s 4-2 win over New Jersey to reach 556 career goals, tying Bruins legend Johnny “The Chief” Bucyk fpr 25th on the all-time goals list.

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Carl Soderberg blocks a shot by Steve Bernier during tonight’s game vs New Jersey at the Prudential Center. #NHLBruins #whateverittakes

Carl Soderberg blocks a shot by Steve Bernier during tonight’s game vs New Jersey at the Prudential Center. #NHLBruins #whateverittakes

To me, he’s always been that guy that’s that perfect fit. He’s as reliable defensively as he is offensively. He’s going to give you a fair amount of production and a fair amount of points, yet he’s going to give you that same kind of, I guess, comfort feeling in your end of the ice as well. Those guys are hard to find and when you have them, you try to hold onto them.
-Head Coach Claude Julien, on Patrice Bergeron, following his two-goal, three-point night in the Bruins’ 7-2 win over Ottawa

His demeanor is very calm. He’s got to go out there and just play his game; I don’t think he’s going to be an overly excited goaltender that’s going to be thrown off his game. I think he’s going to go in there and play with confidence, and if anything, he’s going to want to prove himself. I’m looking forward to seeing him in net tonight.
Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien, on what he expects of goalie Niklas Svedberg in his NHL debut Thursday night against Nashville

I woke up in Adirondack, went to pregame skate this morning, came out and coach told me I had to head back to the hotel and get my stuff ready in case I got the call-up today. So I went back, kind of rushed, got the stuff packed and then I ended up getting called up at about 12:30. Took an hour for us to find a way to get from Glens Falls up to Ottawa. Ended up taking a cab about four and a half hours to the border, got in a car service up there and got to the rink about five minutes before warm-ups started. So it’s been a whirlwind it still kind of seems a little surreal.

-Zach Trotman, on his experience before playing in his first NHL game in Ottawa on December 28

Bruins Spread the Holiday Cheer with Annual Holiday Toy Delivery

BOSTON, MA - It’s only a few hours, once a year, but wow, do those hours make an impact.

We’re amidst the holiday season, traditionally a time for family and friends, and plenty of goodwill - and gifts - to go around. “Home for the Holidays,” we often say.

If you’re in the hospital during this time, not surrounded by the comforts of home, it’s not easy, even if family is close-by.

That’s where Ray Bourque stepped in years ago, when he was Captain of the Bruins, beginning a new tradition for the Black & Gold, to annually go shopping for toys and donate them to Boston hospitals every holiday season.

Bruins Alternate Captain Patrice Bergeron now spearheads the efforts, which saw the Bruins purchase over $20,000 worth of toy donations that were delivered by the team. More than 600 children who are unable to celebrate the holidays at home will now get to enjoy the toys.

"We know how big of a thing Christmas is when you’re a kid. And if you have to spend it in the hospital, it could be tough, but then again, all of the employees here in the hospital, they do such a great job with that, try to make it as comfortable as possible and then we can just stop by for an hour or two and do the same thing."

- Tuukka Rask

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Bruins Get Team-Wide Contributions with Key Players Sidelined

TORONTO, ON - Heading into Sunday night’s game in Toronto, the Bruins were missing key players.

As a result, they pulled off a team effort in stepping up to fill the void, topping the Maple Leafs 5-2 at Air Canada Centre.

"Those are big shoes to fill in Thorty and Loui and Kells and our job is to step in and do what we can and kind of push ourselves. I think the biggest thing about having young guys in the lineup is we bring energy and we can definitely do that."

- Matt Fraser

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Bruins Challenged by Inconsistency - Not playing the full 60 turned against the Bruins on Thursday night at the Bell Centre.

It was the middle 20 minutes, in which the Canadiens put up two goals and outshot the Bruins 18-7, that led to the defeat.

And it’s why the Bruins spent a good portion of their Friday morning at the practice facility, going over video, and hitting the ice for a determined practice.

"We have enough experience in here that those lulls, so to speak, can’t happen during the game."

- Gregory Campbell

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Bruins vs Habs: Rivalry at Its Finest

MONTREAL, QC - Ah, Bruins-Habs. The matchup that any fan of the game can appreciate.

There’s something so riveting about the passion of the fan bases, of the teams, of their histories. You feel it within the confines of the Garden, and you certainly feel it the moment you step foot in the Bell Centre, and look up at the 20,000-plus stacked red seats, with names like “M. Richard” in the rafters.

"There’s going to be a lot of intensity out there, high emotions. There’s not too many times in a career you’re able to be a part of this rivalry and to be in this building too because it’s a storied place to play and it should be very exciting."

- Reilly Smith

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