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We can be a great team. We’ve had a great regular season and we look forward to competing more. With this group, you could tell right from Day 1, it’s focused and it’s about winning. It’s just business for you know, ‘today,’ and we’ll just prepare for our first game and be ready to work hard and compete. It’s ‘put the work in, work on the process, and the rest takes care of itself.’

Jarome Iginla, on this group in Black & Gold

Chief and Iggy. Now tied for 25th on the all-time goals list with 556. #NHLBruins #NHL

Chief and Iggy. Now tied for 25th on the all-time goals list with 556. #NHLBruins #NHL

"Black & Gold in Black & White"

Bruins team photographer Brian Babineau wows us again, with a collection of photos taken throughout the 2013-14 season.

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If this doesn’t get you excited for the upcoming postseason…


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

Jarome Iginla with the puck marking his 1300th #NHL game tonight. #IggySmile #NHLBruins

Jarome Iginla with the puck marking his 1300th #NHL game tonight. #IggySmile #NHLBruins

It Starts With Defense


BOSTON, MA - Every time an opposing coach comes into TD Garden, he’s often asked about the Bruins’ style of play, and what has led to their success.

The Bruins currently sit atop the Atlantic Division with 81 points and a 38-17-5 record. They haven’t lost more than two games in a row all season, and that has only happened four times.

But high expectations often lead to a “happy but not satisfied” room that is constantly looking to improve and strive for consistency.

In the case of the Florida Panthers, they in turn sit at seventh place in the Atlantic Division, with 53 points and a 23-31-7 record.

So, when Panthers Head Coach Peter Horachek was asked about his team on Tuesday morning, in the hallway of TD Garden outside the visiting team locker room, he responded, “Well, we’d like to have the same record as Boston, but we don’t.”

Horachek went on during the media availability to speak about culture and what they’re trying to build in Florida.

'Boston obviously has that and has had that for a while - what do you look at as the key to their success?' the bench boss was asked.

"Well, Claude has them playing a really solid defensive game. I mean, you win with defense. Your offense is there and everybody looks at the offense, ‘they can score goals’ and ‘Lucic and Krejci can score goals,’ but really, their strength is in their team defense."

"They have good goaltending, they have defense and they have strong forwards that compete all over the ice. They have a cultural attitude that says they work hard and work on all those 50-50 pucks and they win those battles, and that’s where you want to be as a team."

"You play well as a team, you stick together, and they have a good environment and a good culture, and they work hard at eliminating situations and realizing where people fit in, and don’t fit in, and they get their team to that point."

While the Black & Gold may go through their ebbs and flows, the core culture is there, and we see that emerge time and time again.

And no matter the opponent, it’s always interesting to hear an outside perspective on it.


Getting to Know Kells

Bruins forward Chris Kelly talks about “simple” pranks, his Scottish heritage, and why it’s so easy to joke with Brad Marchand.

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Bruins "Get Mad," React for 6-3 Win over Rangers

- With just over two minutes to go in the first period at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night, the Bruins were trailing the New York Rangers 1-0.

They were getting outshot 20-8 and the last wall of defense, Tuukka Rask, was keeping them in the game.

When the whistle sounded after a stop by Henrik Lundqvist, Jarome Iginla was in the face of Rangers alternate captain Marc Staal near the crease. Fired up, the Bruins winger gave him a shove, which then turned into a heated “bout” of shoves back and forth.

Twenty seconds later, Iginla deflected in a David Krejci pass from atop the crease to tie the game. The Bruins would never surrender the lead en route to a 6-3 win in New York City.

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Gold, Silver and Bronze for Bruins - As the Winter Olympics wrapped up in Sochi on Sunday, three Bruins had been awarded medals.

Patrice Bergeron helped Canada win back-to-back gold, as they defeated Sweden 3-0 in Game No. 30 of the 12-day tournament.

Bruins teammate Loui Eriksson had his sights set on gold, but will still be coming back to Boston with the confidence of a silver medal playing for his country.

A day prior, Tuukka Rask had backstopped Finland to the bronze.

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