Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/22/12
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Despite the Boston Bruins' heartbreaking overtime loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday, the Men in Black (and Gold) still have a reason to smile. Not only do they still remain in second place in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins will finally get a chance to visit the White House on Monday and meet President Barack Obama to celebrate their 2011 Stanley Cup season. Even after all of their partying and parades this summer, the Bruins have long since shrugged off their Stanley Cup hangover and are in place for a stretch run to repeat as champions. Which begs...

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