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Bruins Excited to Head Back Outdoors

Boston will take on the Blackhawks in 2019 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Notre Dame

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - Cam Neely remembers well the raging winters he endured while growing up in Saskatchewan. The brutal cold and relentless snow could sometimes be hard to handle.

The payoff, however, was that the frigid temperatures made for ideal conditions for some outdoor hockey.

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For Jacobs, Hockey Has Always Been A Family Affair

Bruins owner thanks those closest to him in Hall of Fame speech

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - For Jeremy Jacobs, hockey is certainly a family affair.

That much was clear during his Hockey Hall of Fame induction speech on Monday night in Toronto. Jacobs, the owner of the Bruins since 1975, pointed to events like Opening Night and the Stanley Cup Playoffs as serving as de facto family reunions each fall and spring.

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Bruins Mourn Loss of Former Providence College Standout

Drew Brown was teammate of Acciari, Schaller with Friars

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - The Bruins joined the hockey world this past weekend in mourning the loss of former Providence College forward Drew Brown, who passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Saturday morning.

While with the Friars, the 25-year-old Michigan native was teammates with Bruins forwards Noel Acciari and Tim Schaller and became close friends with Acciari during their three seasons together.

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Jacobs Receives Hall of Fame Ring

Bruins owner will be inducted into the Hall on Monday

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Monday, with a weekend full of festivities kicking off on Friday afternoon. Jacobs, along with former Bruins Mark Recchi and Dave Andreychuk, as well as fellow inductees Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, and Danielle Goyette received their Hall of Fame rings during a ceremony at the museum.

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Injuries Have Forced Bruins Into A Juggling Act

Backes' surgery is latest blow to Boston's banged-up roster

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - At times this season, Bruce Cassidy has seemed more like a juggler than a hockey coach. Injuries have wreaked havoc on his lineup, which has had more permutations than a menu at The Cheesecake Factory.

But the Bruins' bench boss knows that comes with the territory. Injuries are part of hockey, and teams - as well as coaches - must be able to adjust on the fly.

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Charlie McAvoy, David Backes, and One Interesting Bet

The duo made a wager on last weekend's Minnesota State-BU series

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - On the ice, Bruins teammates David Backes and Charlie McAvoy share a common goal. Off the ice, however, the two American-born skaters have conflicting allegiances when it comes to collegiate hockey.

Backes spent three years playing for the Minnesota State University Mavericks (2003-06), while McAvoy represented the Boston University Terriers for two seasons (2015-17).

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Chara Leads the Way in Win Over Coyotes

B's Captain takes control to end two-game skid

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins /

GLENDALE, Ariz. - David Pastrnak found out the hard way that Zdeno Chara was going to be a force to be reckoned with on Saturday night.

With the Bruins trailing by a goal late in the first period, Pastrnak parked himself at the top of the crease. When a sizzling Chara one-timer came buzzing toward the net, there was little time for the winger to avoid it.

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DeBrusk's Debut Was One to Remember

Winger scored first NHL goal with his family in the stands

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - As he counted down the hours until his NHL debut, Jake DeBrusk took a moment to remember all that he has gone through to get to this point.

He remembered the times he was cut. And all the times he had to take a step back and start again. And all the other adversity that presented itself during the course of his journey to the National Hockey League.

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Bruins Take to Social Media on Fourth of July

Americans show their pride in posts on Twitter and Instagram

by Chris Weyant @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - While Bruins players may be spread across the globe enjoying their summer break, some of them took to social media to celebrate Independence Day - and even take a few shots at their fellow teammates.

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With Youth on Horizon, Sweeney Taking Patient Approach to Free Agency

Bruins GM believes several young forwards can compete for jobs this fall

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - One of Don Sweeney's chief obligations to the Boston Bruins is always keeping an eye towards the future. Putting the organization in the best position to succeed moving forward is the general manager's top priority.

With that in mind, the Bruins have stockpiled draft picks over the last several years that have begun, or are on the verge of, contributing at the NHL level.

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