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Bruins Beat: The Captain Is Back

The B’s held their AM skate in Wilmington, where Zdeno Chara joined the team on ice and Shawn Thornton spoke for the first time since being suspended. 

Watch the full beat by clicking the link above or here.

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.

^CS

And the winner of Movember is….?
The Bruins recently recapped their Movember efforts, and of course, poked fun at one another in the process.

Watch now: http://bbru.in/IxUjUY
(P.S. Shawn Thornton may or may not call his moustache a #gingerstache)

And the winner of Movember is….?

The Bruins recently recapped their Movember efforts, and of course, poked fun at one another in the process.

Watch now: http://bbru.in/IxUjUY


(P.S. Shawn Thornton may or may not call his moustache a #gingerstache)

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

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)

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

Happy Birthday to Shawn Thornton! #nhlbruins

Happy Birthday to Shawn Thornton! #nhlbruins

Thornton's Take

BostonBruins.com - Bruins’ Merlot Liner Shawn Thornton always has an honest, refreshing outlook on the game. Following Monday’s practice before the team hit the road for New York (where they are now preparing for Game Three tonight), he answered a variety of questions from reporters, on tonight’s expectations, his line chipping in, and the young guys showing poise on the back end, among others.

So, what’s the mentality of the team right now, Shawn, with the 2-0 series lead?

"The feeling is they’re probably going to be a desperate team in their own building for Game Three - we’re going to have to be a lot better than we were last game," said Thornton. "We got the win, but we have some areas we can improve on, too. Tuukka’s the reason we were in it going into the third period; it could’ve been a much different game if he didn’t stand on his head."

What’s it been like to watch Tuukka’s playoff performance so far?

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

Record Day at Cuts for a Cause

BOSTON, MA – The Bruins did not practice Monday, but still took the time to participate in the Sixth Annual Cuts for a Cause, hosted by Shawn Thornton and 98.5 The Sports Hub, at Royale Boston.

Twenty-one players were able to take part – the most in the history of the event, emceed by Fred “Toucher” Toettcher and Jon Wallach of the ‘Toucher and Rich’ show on 98.5 – to help benefit the Shawn Thornton Foundation, the Boston Bruins Foundation, and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. The sold-out event raised a record $76,000, eclipsing last year’s total of $58,123.15.

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