Found October 06, 2011 on
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," Bruins defenseman and newly named alternate captain Andrew Ference said. But Ference also added that there's respect mixed in with the animosity in a rivalry like the Bruins have with the Flyers, who rallied from a 3-0...

Shawn Thornton 'Always Playing Pranks' and 24 Other Ways Teammates and Coaches Describe the Bruins Enforcer

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...

Bruins Get Early Boost from Banner Raising Ceremony, But Can't Sustain Effort in Opening Night Loss to Flyers

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...

Flyers Beat Stanley Cup Champ Bruins 2-1 in Season Opener

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. The team...

Jagr nets 1,600th point in Flyers win

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.

Buzz on Broad's Complete Flyers Season Preview

  Vegas: Flyers 5th Most Likely to Win Cup                                              Complete Preseason Wrap-Up Official Regular Season Roster                                                         Prediction: How Far Can Flyers Go? Jaromir Jagr Here to Perform, Win                                     ...

Flyers open season with win over Bruins

When the Flyers went on a big overhaul of their roster during the offseason, many questions were raised about the teams new acquisitions and whether they would have good chemistry. If Thursday is any indication, it looks like their chemistry is just fine. The Flyers won 2-1 over the 2011 Staleny Cup Champions Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. Goals were scored by Claude Giroux and...

Shawn Thornton's Career Timeline Dotted With Memorable Fights, Two Stanley Cups

Shawn Thornton's Top Moments on Dipity. Shawn Thornton now has two Stanley Cup rings -- one for each punchin' hand. From his NHL debut to raising the Cup last spring, Thornton's career has been filled with memorable moments. Check out the timeline above to view some of the best moments of his career.

Bruins start defense of title tonight

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.

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 10/6/11 @ Bruins

PREVIEW 7:15 AM EDT 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...

Bruins prepared to defend sixth Stanley Cup title

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.

Ty Anderson: Party Crashers: Bryzgalov shines in 2-1 win over Boston

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...

Stanley Cup fan fest to start at 4 p.m.

A number of events are planned in conjunction with tonight's season-opener for the Boston Bruins.

Jaromir Jagr's 1,600th point helps Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins 2-1 in season opener

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.

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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