“Well it’s one of the most dangerous hits I’ve seen in a while. Nothing has to be said, as far as what should be done. I’m not going to play that, but it’s a pretty easy call as far as I’m concerned.”



 With uncertainty potentially surrounding Andrew Ference's availability for Sunday's game agaisnt the Flyers, the Bruins recalled defenseman Steven Kampfer from Providence following Saturday's game. 

Ference was tossed from the Bruins' 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers for his hit on Ryan McDonagh in overtime. The Bruins' blueliner was given both a five-minute charging major and a game misconduct for the play, and Marian Gaborik scored the game-winning goal on the power play with 3.6 seconds left in overtime.

Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference put the Bruins in a tight spot when his dangerous hit on Ryan McDonagh in overtime put the Rangers on the power play until Marian Gaborik won the game with 3.6 seconds remaining. The play, which resulted in a five-minute charging major and a game misconduct, came when Callahan and Ference were racing for a puck behind the Rangers' net.  

 Two brilliant saves weren't enough for Tuukka Rask, as Marian Gaborik buried a third-chance bid with 3.6 remaining in overtime to give the Rangers a 3-2 win over the Bruins Saturday at TD Garden. 

The goal was Gaborik's second of the day, and it came with the Rangers on the power play thanks to a bad charging penalty from Andrew Ference. 

Bruins forward Marc Savard, who is out for the season with post-concussion syndrome, made a rare appearance at TD Garden Saturday to unveil the suite he recently bought for patients dealing with head trauma at Children's Hospital. 

The Bruins announced Friday that they have sent forward Jordan Caron and defenseman Steven Kampfer to Providence. 

For Caron, it marks the sixth time this season that the 2009 first-round pick has been sent to the AHL. Caron has two goals and two assists for four points in 17 games with Boston this season. He has two goals and seven assists for nine points in 12 AHL games.

Providence has games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend. 

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The Bruins haven’t gotten many solid tests this season, especially in the Eastern Conference. Saturday should mark the first of four very good ones they’ll receive in the second half of their schedule. While the B's are far from playing their best hockey right now, Saturday’s matinee vs.



Gregory Campbell led the way with a Gordie Howe hat trick as the Bruins got back to winning Thursday night, defeating the Devils, 4-1, in Newark. 

Danius Zubrus set up Petr Sykora's 12th goal of the season late in the first period to  give New Jersey the lead. The two teams played a scoreless second period before Andrew Ference tied the game with a shot from the top of the circle in the third period. Nathan Horton gave the B's their first lead of the night on the power play, scoring his third goal in the last two games. 

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has been named one of two captains for the NHL All-Star Game, along with Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson. This marks the second year of the captain format in the game, as Chara and Alfredsson will select their teams in the player fantasy draft on Jan. 26.

Chara will be joined in Ottawa by his Bruins teammates Tim Thomas and Tyler Seguin as well as head coach Claude Julien. Team Chara faces off against Team Alfredsson in the league's 59th All-Star Game on Jan. 29.

It’s official: With the losing streak having reached one game, the Bruins are slumping. 

Slumping by the 2011-12 Bruins’ standards, anyway. They have lost two of their last three games, and are 5-4-0 in their last nine contests. Yet it’s hard to judge whether the B’s are off their 'A' game by simply looking at wins and losses.