Just past midnight on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, Bruins fans won the Stanley Cup. They jumped up and down, smiled from ear to ear and waited in their pajamas for commissioner-in-this-scenario Jay Feaster to bring the Cup out onto the ice and hand it over to them.



UPDATE [1:29 AM] Despite reports that Jarome Iginla to Boston was a done deal, the Penguins swooped in and swung a deal for the Flames captain. The deal leaves Boston without its top trade target.

Brendan Gallagher scored the decisive goal in the sixth round of the shootout as the Canadiens beat the Bruins, 6-5, in overtime Wednesday night at TD Garden. Gallagher also scored once in the third period before the Canadiens tied it with 8.2 seconds left in regulation. The Bruins had a pair of two-goal leads but couldn’t hold on, as they fell a point behind the Canadiens in the Northeast Division. The Bruins went 0-for-6 in the shootout while Gallagher was the only Canadien to score in six tries.

The Bruins recalled defenseman Torey Krug from Providence Wednesday, and the 21-year-old will be available for Wednesday night’s game against the Canadiens.

In 55 games for Providence this season, Krug has 10 goals and 24 assists for 34 points and a minus-6 rating. The timing of the callup is intriguing given that it’s a week before the trade deadline. The Bruins may have recalled him for a potential showcase or as a body in the event that they move one of the defensemen currently on the roster.

According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the Bruins have claimed forward Kaspars Daugavins off waivers from the Senators.

Daugavins, who Bruins fans will remember for his zany shootout attempt against Tuukka Rask earlier this month, has one goal and two assists for three points and a minus-6 rating in 19 games for Ottawa this season.

For what it’s worth, Daugavins is 1-for-3 on shootout attempts this season.

Wednesday’s morning skate featured more tweaking of the Bruins’ line as they prepare to host the Canadiens in a contest for first place in the Northeast Division. Claude Julien has moved Milan Lucic back with David Krejci and Nathan Horton, while Brad Marchand skated on the third line with Rich Peverley and Jordan Caron.

The lines were as follows:

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Nathan Horton

There’s no goalie controversy with the Bruins – at least certainly not in the eyes of coach Claude Julien.

"Now that I’ve been given this opportunity to be a big part of the puzzle, as much as I’ll have pressure from you guys, you definitely put pressure on yourself to perform. It’s up to me to elevate my game and bring it to a certain standard and that’s the responsibility of being an athlete. I know what that responsibility is now.



Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored while Tuukka Rask stopped Nikolai Kulemin in the third round of the shootout as the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs, 3-2, in overtime Monday night at TD Garden. Rask stopped 23-of-25 shots on the night. The Bruins were without defenseman Johnny Boychuk, scratched earlier in the day with a foot injury.

Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk will miss his second straight game when the B’s host the Maple Leafs Monday night at TD Garden, Claude Julien said Monday morning.

Boychuk left Friday’s practice with an apparent foot injury. He did not practice Sunday after missing Saturday’s game in Toronto. In his place, Matt Bartkowski played 13:05, posting a minus-2 with one shot on goal. Bartkowski will play in his second consecutive game Monday