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Szwarz Headed to First AHL All-Star Game

Forward replaces injured teammate Ryan Fitzgerald

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - With Ryan Fitzgerald sidelined by an upper-body injury, teammate and Providence Bruins captain Jordan Szwarz has been named as his replacement for Sunday's 2019 AHL All-Star Classic in Springfield.

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Need to Know: 2019 All-Star Weekend

Pastrnak headed to San Jose for first career ASG appearance

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - As many of the Bruins enjoy some much-deserved rest and relaxation at various (sunny and tropical) destinations across North America during the team's nine-day break, David Pastrnak is ready to get back on the ice as he represents the Black & Gold at this weekend's NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center in San Jose.

The 22-year-old will be making his first career All-Star appearance after leading the Bruins with 56 points and 27 goals through 49 games this season. Pastrnak is tied for ninth in the NHL in goals and is 18th in scoring.

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P-Bruins Prospects Learning Pro Game Under Leach

Providence Bruins head coach goes in-depth in discussion on prospects

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Before the Providence Bruins defeated the Lehigh Phantoms 4-2 on January 4th, head coach Jay Leach sat down with BostonBruins.com for an in-depth discussion on the state of the team and various exciting prospects on the squad. For a closer look at the season thus far, click here. Below is a closer look at some prospects that were discussed:

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Bruins Announce 12th Annual PJ Drive

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners are teaming up with Cradles to Crayons and DCF Wonderfund, both non-profits that ensure positive living conditions for children, to present the 12th Annual "PJ Drive" to benefit Massachusetts' youth in need. The drive will run from February 1 until March 15.

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Bruins Assign Peter Cehlarik To Providence

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, January 20, that the team has assigned forward Peter Cehlarik to Providence.  

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Rask Injured in Bruins Loss to Rangers

Goalie exits during first period after suffering concussion in nasty collision

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - On a night when he was aiming for the franchise record for wins, Tuukka Rask was forced to leave the Bruins' game against the Rangers midway through the first period after suffering a concussion during a nasty collision with New York forward Filip Chytil.

Rask, who was riding a seven-game points streak, appeared dazed as he lay on the ice and needed assistance from trainer Don DelNegro and his teammates to make his way to the dressing room. Jaroslav Halak entered the contest and allowed two goals and took the loss as the Bruins fell to the Rangers, 3-2, in the final game before the team's nine-day break.

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Whitney Doucet To Perform National Anthem At Bruins-Rangers Game

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today that Fitchburg, MA native Whitney Doucet will perform the national anthem at the Boston Bruins home game against the New York Rangers on Saturday, January 19.  

Doucet recently performed the national anthem on NFL opening day for the New England Patriots. Her newly released single "Lights Down Low" has been featured on 101.7 The Bull's "Backyard Country" and Country 102.5 "local catch". She also sang a duet with country singer Keith Urban during his "Raise 'em Up" tour. When Doucet is not performing acoustically or with The Moonshine Band, she can be found teaching vocal lessons at Patrice Peris Voice Studio in Westborough, MA. 

With the retirement of Garden legend, Rene Rancourt, at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, the Boston Bruins held live auditions on August 8 to find a rotating group of singers who would perform the anthem at home games during the 2018-19 season. Out of more than 600 applications, 52 finalists were chosen to partake in the live auditions. Doucet is the 13th out of that group of finalists to be selected to perform this season, following Todd Angilly, Shanna Jackman, Dayna Fisk, Michelle Brooks-Thompson, Kara McEachern, Nick Page, Sarah Kostecki, Vanessa Salvucci, David Tyler, Kamryn Richard, Paige Vigneron and Nicole Talbot. Information on future new anthem performers will be announced prior to each Boston Bruins home game.

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Bruins Set to Take on Old Friends

McQuaid, Quinn had meaningful impact on many in Black & Gold

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Every game in the National Hockey League is important. Two points are always at a premium, especially as the schedule enters the second half.

But there are certainly games that stand out more than others. And for many in Black & Gold, Saturday's tilt with the New York Rangers is one of them.

The matchup marks the return of Adam McQuaid to Boston for the first time since being traded to the Rangers on the opening day of training camp, as well as a homecoming for New York bench boss and Rhode Island native David Quinn, who coached a trio of Bruins at Boston University.

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Need to Know: Bruins vs. Rangers

Rask has chance to become Boston's all-time winningest goaltender

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - A win for the Bruins on Saturday night against the New York Rangers would be significant in more ways than one.

Boston would like nothing more than to go into their eight-day bye week on a high note, but a win with Tuukka Rask between the pipes would also be quite noteworthy for another reason. With two points against the Blue Shirts, Rask would become the winningest goalie in franchise history.

"I mean, it's an Original Six franchise. I've had the luxury to be here for many, many years, so obviously it means a lo, but many more to come hopefully," Rask said after tying Tiny Thompson for the top spot with his 252nd win on Thursday night against St. Louis.

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Bruins Week Ahead: January 19-25

Stay up to date on all the latest news, notes and numbers

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

STAT OF THE WEEK: David Krejci had three assists Thursday vs. St. Louis, extending his point streak to five games with three goals and four assists for seven points in that stretch. That included goals in three straight games, which matched his previous career-best goal streak.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "One of the nicest texts I got (last week) was from (Dublin's) Sean Kuraly (of the Boston Bruins), who said "It was great playing with you last year, and I probably would have never been an NHL hockey player if I didn't go to Nationwide and watch you every other night."" - Rick Nash on the messages he received following his retirement announcement last week via The Athletic

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 21): @MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): "The only ‪#BruinsBeats should be ‪@chriswags23 's ‪#BruinsBeats .... Last time Cheeseburger in Paradise, this time Enter Sandman"

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