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The Bruins received their Stanley Cup rings Tuesday night at the Boston Harbor hotel. The rings were made of 14 karat white gold, 35 custom cut Princess diamonds, 11 Princess cut diamonds, and 256 round diamonds. 

All members of last year's team, with the exception of Tomas Kaberle and Marc Savard, were on hand to pick up their rings. The group included former Bruins Mark Recchi, Michael Ryder and Shane Hnidy. 

Tyler Seguin wasn’t happy about his un-Seguin-like numbers of a year ago, and as the young forward enters his second season, he feels he’s had enough experience, invested enough time in the weight room and spent enough observation hours in the press box last season to turn in a sophomore campaig

Last fall, the Bruins went on the ultimate team-building trip, and by June, they'd had the ultimate season. This year featured no trip to Europe, but the B's hope that their team-building activities Sunday and Monday did the trick.

After the Bruins wrapped up their team-building trip to Great Diamond Island, Maine, coach Claude Julien said that he likes his team's mindset as the B's look to defend their Stanley Cup championship. 

"I don't think we're going to rest on our laurels, but it doesn't mean we can't look back on the past and work with the things that are going to help us get through this year," Julien said. "I think you've got to take what's important from last year and carry it over to this year."

Bruins winger Jordan Caron got a taste of everything last season, but he's hungry to do something he couldn't do a year ago: keep a job in the NHL

The Bruins looked good through two periods Thursday, as they outshot the Senators, 30-10, in the game’s first 40 minutes and were leading, 1-0, thanks to a power play goal.

Bruins defenseman Steven Kampfer left Thursday night's preseason loss to the Senators after taking a hit from Ottawa defenseman Jared Cowen. Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the game that Kampfer had suffered a left knee injury and had an MRI scheduled for Friday. 

Kampfer played 38 games in Boston last season before being relegated to seventh defenseman duties and eventually suffering a right knee injury in Providence. He entered Thursday night's game competing with Matt Bartkowski to secure the seventh defense spot. 

The Bruins saw the Senators come back in the third period Thursday and defeat the defending champs, 2-1, at TD Garden.

Milan Lucic got the Bruins on the board in the first period with a power-play goal, and the B's dictated the pace of the game for much of the first two periods. 

After registering just 10 shots on Tim Thomas in the first two periods, the Senators got goals from Daniel Alfredsson and David Rundblad, the latter of which came on the power play with 4:01 remaining in regulation. 

When the defending Stanley Cup champions bring back nearly the exact same roster for the next season, training camp isn’t exactly full of position battles.