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Well I think it’s pretty obvious. You know, we’re a group that’s confident but we also have guys that right now are a little frustrated at themselves, and they know they have to be better, and they’re going to be better tomorrow - and that’s the confidence we have in our group. That’s the way we’ve been in the past and you’ve got to rely on those guys to come up tomorrow and play the kind of game that they can. It’s a 2-1 series, it’s not the end of the world here. We’ve just got to battle back. Again, there’s no reason to panic. We haven’t in the past, and we’re not about to panic now.
-Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien, on the mood around his group as they head into Game 4 on Thursday night in Montreal
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

Jarome Iginla.
The future Hall of Famer has been on a tear recently (or, really, his entire career), notching 13 goals during the Bruins’ 15-game point streak. His most recent pair of goals in Boston’s 4-2 win over Washington gave him the 12th 30-goal campaign of his career (and his 101st multi-goal game).
"It’s been fun to win games, and be battling with the top of the league, and to be on some streaks as a group, and to see them go in, too," Iginla said following the Bruins’ win over the Caps.
Iginla has established himself as a pure goal scorer over the course of his career, and he’s also established himself as one of the hardest workers in the game.
Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien knew that before Iginla became a Boston Bruin, but now he’s had a year to see it firsthand.
What has the B’s bench boss respected most about his game, after getting to know him this year?
"Well, you know what, he’s even-keeled, no matter what," said Julien. "Even when he didn’t score at the beginning of the year, you didn’t see panic. You saw a guy coming to work every day with a smile on his face and being happy to be part of the group. There was no stress, and he just kept working, and even when he wasn’t scoring, you were seeing him throw his weight around, you were seeing him drop the gloves, he was always doing something to help this team out and you know, his work ethic has been great from start to finish and now his goal scoring, once it picked up, has been our best."
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Jarome Iginla.

The future Hall of Famer has been on a tear recently (or, really, his entire career), notching 13 goals during the Bruins’ 15-game point streak. His most recent pair of goals in Boston’s 4-2 win over Washington gave him the 12th 30-goal campaign of his career (and his 101st multi-goal game).

"It’s been fun to win games, and be battling with the top of the league, and to be on some streaks as a group, and to see them go in, too," Iginla said following the Bruins’ win over the Caps.

Iginla has established himself as a pure goal scorer over the course of his career, and he’s also established himself as one of the hardest workers in the game.

Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien knew that before Iginla became a Boston Bruin, but now he’s had a year to see it firsthand.

What has the B’s bench boss respected most about his game, after getting to know him this year?

"Well, you know what, he’s even-keeled, no matter what," said Julien. "Even when he didn’t score at the beginning of the year, you didn’t see panic. You saw a guy coming to work every day with a smile on his face and being happy to be part of the group. There was no stress, and he just kept working, and even when he wasn’t scoring, you were seeing him throw his weight around, you were seeing him drop the gloves, he was always doing something to help this team out and you know, his work ethic has been great from start to finish and now his goal scoring, once it picked up, has been our best."

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"Black & Gold in Black & White"

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

View Gallery: http://bbru.in/1mhQLru

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

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Milestone After Milestone for Jarome Iginla

BostonBruins.com - 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.

Read the full feature at the link above or by clicking here.

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

It Starts With Defense

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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.

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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.

Watch Q&A: http://bbru.in/1hCq6lI

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



NEW YORK
- 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.

Read the full postgame story story at the link above or by clicking here: http://bbru.in/1hGhx8T

Gold, Silver and Bronze for Bruins

BostonBruins.com - 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.

Read full story: http://bbru.in/MR3LWh