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Five months after the Boston Bruins avenged their collapse against the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 Eastern Conference Semifinal with a resounding sweep in last season's Conference Semis, the two clubs will renew hostilities tonight at TD Garden. Amidst the opening night pregame festivities, the Bruins will raise their sixth Stanley Cup banner (first since 1971-72).
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The Bruins will raise their Stanley Cup champions banner on Thursday as part of their Opening Night ceremonies, and on Tuesday, the B's got their championship bling. The B's handed out their Stanley Cup champion rings on Tuesday night as part of the team's championship dinner at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The Bruins tweeted out a picture of the ring on the team's Twitter...
Shawn Thornton has proven his value to the Bruins throughout his first four years in Boston. He's become beloved by the fans, trusted by the coaches and respected by his fellow players as the ultimate teammate. Thornton himself has never been at a loss for words on or off the ice, but we'll let his current and former teammates and coaches offer their thoughts on some of the...
BOSTON -- The pregame ceremony was nearly perfect. The contest that followed didn't quite match that execution. The Bruins put a stirring cap to the 2011 Stanley Cup championship when they raised the banner to the Garden rafters prior to Thursday night's season opener against Philadelphia. But the opening chapter to their new campaign didn't go quite as well, with the...
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There is no better test to start the season than facing the defending Stanley Cup Champions who swept you on the way to glory.
The new-look Flyers passed that test.
The orange and black defeated the black and gold Boston Bruins 2-1 to start their season on the right foot. Claude Giroux and new comer Jakub Voracek netted the goals for the Flyers, both in the first period.
Jaromir Jagr returned after three years in Russia and scored his 1,600th career NHL point Thursday night, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory against Boston and spoiling the Bruins' Stanley Cup banner-raising celebration. Ilya Bryzgalov made 22 saves in his first game for the Flyers since signing a nine-year, $51 million contract.
Most of the Boston Bruins are looking forward to seeing the "2011 Stanley Cup Champions" banner hanging from the rafters at the TD Garden. Coach Claude Julien is more concerned about what will happen next.
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BOSTON (AP) -- Most of the Boston Bruins are looking forward to seeing the "2011 Stanley Cup Champions'' banner hanging from the rafters at the TD Garden.
In 2010, over 3,900 miles away from the confines of the TD Garden, the Boston Bruins dropped their season opener against Ilya Bryzgalov and the Phoenix Coyotes. While the jersey has changed for the Russian net-minder, trading in his 'Yotes reds for Philadelphia orange, the results didn't for Bryzgalov. Or for the Bruins for that matter, who fell to the mighty glove and blocker...
A number of events are planned in conjunction with tonight's season-opener for the Boston Bruins.
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Former Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov made 22 saves in his first game for the Flyers, Jaromir Jagr recorded his 1,600th NHL point in his first game back in the league after three years in Russia and Philadelphia held on for a 2-1 victory over Boston on Thursday night to spoil the Bruins' celebration of their Stanley Cup championship.
The Boston Bruins will get their Stanley Cup title defense started tonight, as they help get the 2011-12 NHL season underway by hosting the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden.