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Bruins Participate in Annual Holiday Toy Shopping

Toys are purchased for 600 local children unable to celebrate the holidays at home

by Christopher Weyant @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Black and gold were the holiday colors on Friday morning as the entire Bruins roster descended on Target in Watertown, Mass., in support of some special young children.

Despite a compact schedule that will have seen the Bruins suit up in four games in six nights come Saturday, the players used their day off to shop for toys for young children staying in some Greater Boston Area hospitals.

The Bruins annual toy shopping event, which was started by Hall of Fame Bruins defenseman, Ray Bourque, has been carried on throughout the years by many of the team's players. The toys are purchased through donations from the Bruins players, coaching staff, and the Boston Bruins Foundation and will be donated to over 600 children unable to celebrate the holidays at home.

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Bruins Week Ahead: 12/9-12/15

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BRUINS PARTNER WITH AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: Boston Bruins and American Red Cross are partnering with first responders to hold a blood drive on Tuesday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at TD Garden. All those who donate will receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last), the chance to win Bruins tickets and memorabilia, and meet Bruins alumni and Bruins mascot, Blades. This blood drive is supported by the Boston Bruins Foundation, Garden Neighborhood Charities, Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, Boston Firefighters Local 718, Boston EMS, and Massachusetts Coalition of Police. Visit www.redcrossblood.org to book your appointment.

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Need to Know: Bruins vs. Maple Leafs

Boston hoping to improve its starts

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Bruins will be looking to get back in the win column on Saturday night when they welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to TD Garden.

This is the second meeting of the season between the teams, who met during the season's first weekend in Toronto. The Maple Leafs had their way with Boston in a 4-1 victory at Air Canada Centre. David Pastrnak had the lone goal for the Bruins with Anton Khudobin between the pipes.

Boston (15-11-2, 32 points) is third in the Atlantic Division, while Toronto (10-10-5, 25 points) sits in eighth.

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. on NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub.

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Comeback Falls Short for Bruins in Loss to Colorado

Pastrnak's two goals not enough in Boston's 4-2 setback

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - It looked like it might happen again.

For the second straight night, the Bruins found themselves staring at a three-goal deficit early in the second period. And for the second straight night they stormed back.

But unlike Wednesday in Washington - when the Bruins forced overtime - their comeback fell short.

David Pastrnak scored two goals in just over a minute midway through the second period, but it wasn't enough for Boston, which fell to the Avalanche, 4-2, on Thursday at TD Garden. It was the Bruins' 11th straight loss to Colorado on home ice.

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Vladar, Zboril Named to Czech Republic's Roster

Bruins prospects on preliminary roster for 2017 World Junior Championship

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Bruins prospects Daniel Vladar and Jakub Zboril have been named to the Czech Republic's preliminary roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

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Need to Know: Bruins vs. Avalanche

Bruins looking to extend season-long points streak

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Bruins will be looking to continue their season-high six-game point streak when they host the Colorado Avalanche tonight at TD Garden.

Boston (15-10-2, 32 points) is third in the Atlantic Division, 5 points behind division leader Montreal. The Avalanche (9-14-1, 19 points) are last in the Central Division.

The teams met just a few weeks ago in Denver, a 2-0 victory for the Bruins, during which David Krejci and Dominic Moore scored and Tuukka Rask secured his third shutout of the season.

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. on NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub.

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Rask Expected in Goal, as Bruins Face Caps

by Caryn Switaj @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bruins are ready to take on the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on Wednesday night for "Rivalry Night" on NBCSN.

 

Game time is set for 8:00 p.m. ET, with the radio call on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

 

Tuukka Rask is expected to be between the pipes as the Bruins kick off their fifth back-to-back of the season. They'll next host the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden on Thursday night. 

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Bruins Assign Noel Acciari To Providence

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, December 7, that the team has assigned forward Noel Acciari to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). 

Acciari, 24, has appeared in 12 games with the Bruins in 2016-17, recording two assists for two points with four penalty minutes and a plus-one rating.  

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Prudential Center Goes Gold for Bruins Foundation

Vatrano lights tower to recognize Boston Bruins BFit and the First Responder Challenge

by Christopher Weyant @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Those in viewing range of the Prudential Center Tuesday night may have noticed a stylistic change at the top the 750-foot tall building.

Boston Bruins Foundation Director Bob Sweeney, Director of Health, Wellness, and Fitness John Whitesides, and forward Frank Vatrano joined first responders from area police and fire departments to flip the switch and light the top of the tower gold as part of "31 Nights of Light 2016." It was all done in support of the Boston Bruins Foundation's new Boston Bruins BFit initiative and its kickoff event the First Responder Challenge.

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Need to Know: Bruins at Capitals

Boston looks to extend its season-high five game point streak on Wednesday night in D.C.

by Caryn Switaj @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Bruins (15-10-1) are in the nation's capital for a tilt with the Washington Capitals (14-7-3) on Wednesday night. This marks the first of three meetings this season, with the Bruins playing twice at Verizon Center. 

 

Boston will open its fifth set of back-to-back games, first facing the Capitals before hosting the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden on Thursday night. 

 

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