Found December 17, 2011 on Days of Y'Orr:
To call this a big game is a bit of an overestimation. It's not even humongous big. Yes, both teams are fighting for first place in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia sits in first place with 43 points and Boston is right up their tail pipe with 41. The most amazing thing about this? Philadelphia is currently on a 7 game winning streak and no one is really talking about it. Everyone thought that trading Richards and Carter would more or less cripple the Flyers, but what it did was allow them to get a goaltender, an aging legend and some bit players to fit around Claude Giroux and may have made them better. What will be a big boost to the Bruins is Chara playing today. From everything I've read, nothing is confirmed yet and it's a game time decision, but like I posted yesterday he skated with the team during practice and participated in most (if not all) of the drills. Like I've mentioned for the past few days, the Bruins defense has been a shell of itself without C...
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