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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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#NHLBruins Olympic Trifecta.

#NHLBruins Olympic Trifecta.

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.

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A golden moment for Patrice Bergeron.
(Photo: Getty Images)

A golden moment for Patrice Bergeron.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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

What’s better than a Bruins-Habs “friendly” matchup?

The Bruins went through their pregame paces this morning, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, preparing for tonight’s game between the rivals.

Above are a few scenes from morning skate…

1) First off, Gregory Campbell firing pucks at the boards while waiting to jump into his faceoff rounds with Assistant Coach Doug Jarvis.

(During skate, I usually watch rushes, before roaming a bit to try and get photos. No. 11 may or may not have been [he was] nonchalantly firing the shots because I had the phone camera in the first row, literally pushed right up against the glass. Hey, it made for this great photo of the Merlot Liner.)

2 and 3) The Bell Centre has to be one of my favorite road arenas. The history in the rafters, the red seats that welcome us every time we arrive at the empty, quiet rink. And the atmosphere that fills the seats come game-time. Away from the Garden, this is one of the best.

4) Assistant Coach Doug Jarvis dropping pucks for faceoff practice with David Krejci and the Bruins’ centermen. There’s a reason that Boston has been a dominant team in faceoffs season after season. Patrice Bergeron always helps their statistics, but “Jarvy” (the ultimate NHL ironman in his playing days with Montreal) leads the charge.

5) Shawn Thornton heading out onto the ice for pregame stick (stick tap to our video producer who captured this great shot).

6) Center-ice stretch to wrap up skate. The Bruins seemed undecided as to who to force into the middle to lead the stretch, until sending Quebec native Jordan Caron in.

7) Big Zee making his warmup rounds.

8) Patrice Bergeron speaking with reporters pregame. It’s always two “media scrums” for Bergy in Montreal, with the first go-round in French, followed by a round of the often same questions in Engligh.

9) Same goes for Coach Julien. Montreal is often the largest media contingent we encounter on the road, with the bilingual scrums for both Julien and Bergeron.

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The wonderful moustache-filled month of Movember is coming to an end.

Whether you approve of the Mo look or not, you can help the Bruins with their above efforts & donate to their pages!

Just head to: BostonBruins.com/movember

So, how did they do?  Reblog this and add your own comments on their ‘stache efforts.

Movember Update!

We’re halfway through the month of Movember, with 12 Bruins growing out their moustaches in order to help raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

Among those growing are Dougie Hamilton, Loui Eriksson, Movember captain Shawn Thornton and Patrice Bergeron.

You can help out by joining the Bruins Movember team & donating to their pages here: http://bbru.in/BBMovember13

Practice Notebook: Getting In Sync, Eriksson Easing Back In, Bergeron's Line Regaining Chemistry

WILMINGTON, MA - A little after noon on Wednesday morning, at the Bruins’ practice rink Ristuccia Arena, Loui Eriksson went to battle in the corner behind Tuukka Rask.

The B’s were in the midst of five-on-five battling drills at one end of the ice. Eriksson was joined by Patrice Bergeron and Jordan Caron for the shift, which consisted of constant forechecking and pressure along the boards.

Just when it looked as if the puck would be cleared out of the zone, the trio didn’t give up. It ended with Bergeron keeping it in the zone and the burying it from the slot. Stick taps broke out from the group.

It gave a glimpse at the compete level the Bruins are currently looking for consistently in their game. Right now, they’ve picked up just three points in their past five games, with their only win coming in the shootout over Anaheim.

Check out the full practice update at the link above or by clicking here.

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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.

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(Photos by Steve Babineau)