Chris Kelly scored on a perfect pass from Rich Peverley with just under seven minutes left in the second period to give the Bruins the lead for good in a 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs at TD Garden Saturday night. Tuukka Rask stopped 21-of-22 shots on the night to move over .500 on the season with a 4-3-1 record. Milan Lucic added two assists and has 10 points in four games against Toronto, all Boston wins. 

Peter Chiarelli has a pretty simple plan of attack when it comes to re-signing his players: He targets those he finds important to the team’s future, and he generally gets extensions done well before some other team can vie for their services. 



In an effort to get their healthy scratches some game action, the Bruins assigned forward Jordan Caron and defenseman Steven Kampfer to Providence on Thursday. The two are expected to play Friday night against the Connecticut Whale, as the Bruins next play on Saturday. 

In 11 NHL games this season, Caron has one goal and two assists. Benoit Pouliot has found a home on the Bruins' third line, making Caron a healthy scratch the last seven games. 

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and center David Krejci held a press conference Thursday at TD Garden to announce Krejci' three-year, $15.75 million contract extension.

Krejci, 25, said that he feels that his "best years are still in front" of him, and that he chose to stay in Boston long-term because he feels the team has another chance to win the Stanley Cup, and that he doesn't want to miss it. 

The Bruins announced Thursday morning that they have signed center David Krejci to a three-year extension. According to TSN, Krejci, who would have been a restricted free agent at season's end, will get $5.25 million a year with his new deal. The 25-year-old is in the final year of a deal that pays him $3.75 million a year. 

The news comes the morning after Krejci led the way in Boston's 6-3 win over Toronto Wednesday. The first-line center had three points (1 G, 2 A) in the victory.

Here’s a prediction: the Bruins will lose a game in December. Maybe even in regulation. 

The fact that such a prediction could be considered bold is proof of just how outstanding the Bruins’ month of November was. 



The Bruins took over first place in the Northeast Division with a 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre Wednesday. The win wrapped up an impressive month of November in which they went 12-0-1.

David Krejci had a three-point night, with Milan Lucic, Zdeno Chara and Nathan Horton contributing two points apiece in the win. 

NESN analyst Andy Brickley joined Dennis & Callahan Wednesday morning for his weekly appearance and to discuss the Bruins' home-and-home series with the Maple Leafs that starts on Wednesday night in Toronto. The teams will square off in Boston in the second game on Saturday.

WILMINGTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Tuesday's practice that Habs forward Max Pacioretty's hit on Penguins defenseman Kris Letang resembled Matt Cooke's hit on Marc Savard in March of 2010.

Pacioretty was suspended for three games Monday for the hit in which he targeted the head of Letang.

"To me, it resembled a little bit the hit that Savard took from Cooke a few years ago," Julien said when asked about the play. "It was almost identical, but that's the league's decision to make." 

Tim Thomas’ historic 2010-11 season was rewarded with a lot of hardware and recognition. From it came the Vezina, the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe trophy.