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Bruins up for test against Maple Leafs

Face Toronto looking to set tone for rest of season, possible playoff matchup

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins do not feel that they necessarily need to send a message. They do not feel that they need to prove their worth. Not against the Toronto Maple Leafs, even though they are not only one of the best teams in the NHL, and the team ahead of the Bruins in the Atlantic Division, they are their most likely opponent in the Eastern Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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McAvoy practices with Bruins, hopes to return against Maple Leafs

Defenseman hasn't played since Dec. 23 because of foot infection

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Charlie McAvoy returned to practice with the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, taking part in a full team skate for the first time since his last game, Dec. 23 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Wagner honors late grandfather in Bruins win

Scores in 'special game' against Sabres day after death in family

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Wagner scores off of turnover

BUF@BOS: Acciari steals puck, sets up Wagner

Noel Acciari forces a turnover and chips the puck ahead to Chris Wagner, who scores from the doorstep for a 1-0 lead midway through the 1st

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BOSTON -- As he pointed to the sky, Chris Wagner nodded his head, once, twice, a smile on his face. This goal would count. There was no question.

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NHL Winter Classic

Bergeron two-way play boosts Bruins at Winter Classic

Stops breakaway, scores power-play goal on same sequence in win against Blackhawks

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Patrice Bergeron had just finished a lengthy explanation of the late second-period sequence that led from one end of the rink to the other, from a backcheck breakup of a shorthanded bid by the Chicago Blackhawks to a game-tying power-play goal by Bergeron at the other end, when Tuukka Rask leaned down into his mic.

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Bruins make grand entrance in 'Peaky Blinders' suits at Winter Classic

BBC series inspires players' attire ahead of outdoor game against Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The idea sprouted on Halloween, when a group of the younger players on the Boston Bruins showed up in coordinated outfits, inspired by the BBC series "Peaky Blinders." It snowballed from there, with defenseman Torey Krug enlisting a tailor and the entire Bruins team ordering suits for the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

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Bruins near full strength heading into Winter Classic against Blackhawks

Marchand will play, leaving McAvoy as only Boston regular to miss outdoor game

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- When the Boston Bruins walk out onto the ice at Notre Dame Stadium for the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday (1 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVAS), the names on the backs of their jerseys will make sense, will be the right ones. 

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Cassidy fulfilling dream by coaching Bruins at Winter Classic

Goes from watching 2016 event in stands with son to behind bench

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Bruce Cassidy sat up above, in the second tier along one of the goal lines in seats he said had a good view of the ice at Gillette Stadium.

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Rask unveils Winter Classic goalie mask for Bruins

Design features leprechaun for outdoor game at Notre Dame Stadium against Blackhawks

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- While coach Bruce Cassidy has yet to name a starting goalie for the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Tuukka Rask is ready. 

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McAvoy out for Bruins against Sabres, could be back for Winter Classic

Defenseman has lower-body injury; Marchand unlikely to face Buffalo because of upset stomach

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Charlie McAvoy has been ruled out and forward Brad Marchand has been deemed unlikely for the Boston Bruins game against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday at KeyBank Center (7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, NESN, NHL.TV).

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Marchand trying to stay on best behavior to play in 2019 Winter Classic

Boston forward disappointed family, friends with suspension from 2016 outdoor game

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- When Brad Marchand's mother, Lynn, starts in, his finger might slip toward the "end call" button on his phone.

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