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. 

The Bruins were just sluggish and sloppy enough for the Lightning to end their seven-game losing streak, as Tampa defeated the B's, 5-3, Tuesday night.

Nathan Horton had two goals for the Bruins, but his contributions weren't enough to make up for another off-night for the Bruins. 

With all due respect to Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask was the best player on the ice for the Bruins Monday.

David Krejci's point streak ended Monday, but he scored when it mattered most, beating Scott Clemmensen with a quick snap shot in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over the Panthers. 

Patrice Bergeron had two goals in regulation for the Bruins, giving him 11 points in seven games this month. He also scored the Bruins' first shootout goal after Benoit Pouliot and Tyler Seguin couldn't capitalize. Stephen Weiss scored the Panthers' only shootout goal.

Bruins forward Rich Peverley will not play Monday against the Panthers, Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters after the team's morning skate that Peverley had returned to Boston Saturday to deal with a personal matter. 

With Peverley out of the lineup, Zach Hamill, who sat the last two games as a healthy scratch, will return to the lineup for the Bruins. 

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The Bruins have reached the halfway point of the season, and though they did so with a loss Saturday in Carolina, it’s been a long, long time since Bruins fans could be as confident about their team’s chances as they are right now.  

A Jay Harrison shot off Dennis Seidenberg found its way past Tim Thomas with 90 seconds remaining in the third period Saturday night, giving the Hurricanes their first lead of the night and the only one that mattered, as they handed the Bruins a 4-2 loss at RBC Center. 

During his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference talked about the incident Thursday night in which he pounced on Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban following Subban's elbow to David Krejci's head. Ference dropped his gloves and dragged a turtling Subban along the ice before both were sent to the penalty box.