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This is the Law of the Jungle: http://bbru.in/QroUrD
Now this is the Law of the Jungle — as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back — For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.—-Rudyard Kipling

This is the Law of the Jungle: http://bbru.in/QroUrD

Now this is the Law of the Jungle — as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.

As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back — For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

—-Rudyard Kipling

“Captain of the Boston Bruins”

Congrats, Big Zee!!

Zdeno Chara to Carry Slovakia's Flag at Olympics - Boston Bruins - Blog

DALLAS, TX - Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara has been given the honor by Slovakia to carry his country’s flag for the Olympic Opening Ceremony at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Chara will be suiting up in his third straight Olympics, and will again be Captain of Team Slovakia as he was in 2010 in Vancouver. While he played in the last three Games, this marks his fourth trip to the Olympics.

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.

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Big Zee Leads the Way

BOSTON, MA - From his knees in the high slot, Zdeno Chara punched both arms into the air, threw his head back and let out a yell. The Garden crowd roared around him.

Big Zee has emotion pulsing through his 6-foot-9, 255-pound frame. And it fills every inch of the 200-by-85 foot sheet of the ice surface once he sets a skate on it, and stretches up into the rafters.

"Every day he comes in, he shows the guys the direction that we need to go in. He always comes up big at the big times, you saw with that assist on my goal, and again the game-winner and how he sticks up for his teammates. We’re very lucky to have him."

- Brad Marchand

To read the full postgame story, click the link above or here.

Behind the E[quipment]: Blood, Sweat and Gear
Story: http://bbru.in/1eFKdzC

Spend 48 hours with Bruins Equipment Manager Keith Robinson (in his 26th season with the team) and his staff, who were just highlighted in the latest episode of Behind the B.

Zee & SamWatch as Friends Zdeno Chara and Sam Berns catch up after the Bruins game at TD Garden on Progeria Awareness Night: http://bbru.in/1aN4fqk

Zee & Sam

Watch as Friends Zdeno Chara and Sam Berns catch up after the Bruins game at TD Garden on Progeria Awareness Night: http://bbru.in/1aN4fqk

Chara Isn't Just a 6-Foot-9 Frame - Boston Bruins - Blog

BOSTON, MA - You don’t always see it, but when it appears, it’s mesmerizing.

The big man, 6-foot-9 captain Zdeno Chara, weaving through the defense, backhand, deke to the forehand, backhand, top shelf.

We saw it in 2012-13, with a pirouette highlight reel goal against Florida. And we saw it Saturday night, to cap off a 4-1 win over Detroit at TD Garden, giving the Bruins a 2-0-0 start to their 2013-14 season.

"The ability that he had to score that goal, he hit the post before, then a nice move again for a goal. He brings a lot more than what people see when they look at a 6’9” player – ‘Well they’re just going to put him in front, he’s just going to stand there.’ Well he does a lot more than that."

- Head Coach Claude Julien

To read the full feature on Big Z’s terrific night, click the link above.

"Yeah, I think I talked to Krech about it; he was like, ‘what should I do with the puck?’ I was like, ‘I don’t know, just give it to Zee, throw it in the corner for him.’ [laughs] You know he’s going to win the battle 9 out of 10 times so it’s nice to have him on our side."

—Bruins D-man Torey Krug, on playing the point with David Krejci on the power play (with Zdeno Chara in the net-front position) that generated two goals in their 4-1 win over Detroit.