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Hard-earned break

Posted By Mike Petraglia On December 24, 2009 @ 11:11 am In General | 1 Comment

Thanks to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL and its players, the Bruins won’t have to worry about stepping back onto the ice for the next couple of days.

And thanks to their power play on Wednesday night, they can take nice thoughts with them over the Christmas break.

The Bruins broke an 0-for-13 drought on the power play, scoring three times in five chances on Wednesday night in a 6-4 win against the Atlanta Thrashers at TD Garden – a team by the way they will face exactly one week later on the same sheet of ice.

The Bruins, now with 43 points, also finished up the break with two key wins against Ottawa and Atlanta, two teams that coming into the week, were neck-and-neck with the Bruins for 4th and 5th place in the Eastern Conference.

Here are some of the highlights from a happy locker room as the Bruins take a break before lacing them up again on Sunday in Florida against the Panthers and Monday in St. Pete against the Lightning.

Marc Savard said it was an exciting win [1].

Savard said it was nice to finally get the power play working [2].

Mark Recchi said it was big to get wins against Ottawa and Atlanta before the break [3].

Coach Claude Julien said what’s most important is the Bruins finding a way to win [4].

Julien said the team dealt with the holiday distractions [5].

Captain Zdeno Chara said it was big to win with Ottawa and Atlanta chasing them in the East [6].

Chara said it was nice to finally see the power play clicking [7].


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[1] Marc Savard said it was an exciting win: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/122309_marcsavard_excitingwinforus.mp3

[2] Savard said it was nice to finally get the power play working: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/122309_marcsavard_powerplaygotusthewin.mp3

[3] Mark Recchi said it was big to get wins against Ottawa and Atlanta before the break: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/122309_markrecchi_twogoodwinsbeforechristmas.mp3

[4] Coach Claude Julien said what’s most important is the Bruins finding a way to win: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/122309_claudejulien_hopefullywebuildonthis.mp3

[5] Julien said the team dealt with the holiday distractions: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/122309_claudejulien_distractionsduringholidays.mp3

[6] Captain Zdeno Chara said it was big to win with Ottawa and Atlanta chasing them in the East: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/122309_zdenochara_thesetwowinsbig.mp3

[7] Chara said it was nice to finally see the power play clicking: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/122309_zdenochara_finallyppisclicking.mp3

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