Found October 06, 2011 on Sports Illustrated:
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Bruins have raised another banner to the rafters at the TD Garden.

David Krejci Looks to Continue Domination of Flyers As Bruins Prepare to Begin Stanley Cup Defense Against Philadelphia

BOSTON -- The Bruins' results against the Flyers in recent years have been mixed, to put it mildly. Boston sunk to the lowest of lows against Philadelphia when the Bruins squandered a 3-0 lead in the second round in 2010. And the Bruins soared to new heights with a dominating sweep of the Flyers en route to the Stanley Cup last spring. Through it all, the one constant has been...

Claude Julien Still Not Ready to Name New Alternate Captain to Replace Mark Recchi

BOSTON -- With Mark Recchi retired, the Bruins have an opening for a new alternate captain to join returning captain Zdeno Chara and alternate Patrice Bergeron. They also have just one day left to name the new alternate before Thursday's season opener against the Flyers. But Bruins coach Claude Julien doesn't appear to be in any rush to finalize the decision, stating after...

Tyler Seguin Immediately Shows Improvement With Play in Opener, Enters Second Season With Confidence High

There's no denying the physical talents that Tyler Seguin has. However, there's also no denying that the Bruins would likely have to wait a little bit for the youngster to come into his own at the NHL level. If the first game of the second season of Seguin's career is any indication, the B's won't have to wait long to see the full reach of the talent that made...

Bruins' banner night falls short on ice

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 Bruins dropping...

Bruins Hoist Stanley Cup One Final Time, Then Raise Banner in Emotional Ceremony at Garden

BOSTON -- It was a celebration 39 years in the making, which could have raised expectations beyond anything possible to meet. But for the players on the ice and the 17,565 fans in the stands, the Bruins managed to find just about every note perfectly as they raised their 2011 Stanley Cup banner to the Garden rafters on Thursday night. "You kind of thought about what it was going...

Boston Bruins Raise Stanley Cup Banner (Video)

 For my Boston Bruins fans, last night was a glorious moment for you as you got to raise the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup banner at the TD Bank North Garden. Here is the video of the banner raise as presented by the NHL Network:

Adam McQuaid Misses Second Straight Practice, 'A Possibility' to Play in Opener

BOSTON -- For the second straight day, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was absent from practice Wednesday morning at the Garden. He remains under the weather and his status for Thursday's season opener against Philadelphia is in question. "He's still sick," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "He's batting a flu or bug or virus, so he came in [Wednesday] but...

B's out to skip Cup hangover

The Boston Bruins officially begin defense of the Stanley Cup tomorrow night against the Philadelphia Flyers at the TD Garden, and you have to believe the Black & Gold enter the new season loaded for bear in anticipation of getting the best every team in the NHL has to offer. It seems like Zdeno Chara raised the Cup over his head in Vancouver only last week, but nearly four...

Bruins eager to start Cup defense

The Bruins have completed their final practice before the start of 2011-12 tomorrow against Philadelphia.

Video: Bruins ready for opener

Watch Bruins players comment on the start of the new NHL season on Thursday.

Live from the Garden: A banner night for the Bruins

By Dan Duggan In case you missed any of the Bruins banner raising celebration, here's a recap: The ceremony got off to a nice start with a huge Bruins Stanley Cup banner passed around the lower bowl of the Garden. At 7 a montage aired on the video boards, beginning with the ...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: 10/7/11

After the Flyers opening night 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins, the studio commentators on Versus discussed whether Philadelphia would have wound up losing a similar type of game last season. I don't know if they'd have lost the game when all was said and done but I do suspect they'd have failed to protect the one-goal lead for two periods. In order to win, the Flyers...

Scott Hartnell Hoping Flyers Ruin Night for Bruins Fans As Crowd Set to Celebrate Stanley Cup Banner

BOSTON -- Maybe Montreal would have been better, or even Vancouver with the bitterness that remains from last year's Final. But getting a chance to raise the Stanley Cup banner in front of the Philadelphia Flyers isn't bad, either, after the Bruins and Flyers have clashed in memorable playoff series in each of the last two years. "It's right up there, for sure,"...

Philadelphia Flyers (0-0-0) at Boston Bruins (0-0-0), 7 p.m. (ET)

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.
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