The Bruins gave Johnny Boychuk a contract that pays him like the Bruins' second-best defenseman. That makes the expectations on him over the course of this deal pretty clear.

Like many teams this season, the Bruins were reminded of just how good Henrik Lundvist is, as the New York goaltender blanked the B's, 3-0, Tuesday at TD Garden.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli met with the media following the signing of defenseman Johnny Boychuk to an extension Tuesday night. In addition to discussing Boychuk's three-year deal, Chiarelli touched on the upcoming Feb. 27 trade deadline. 

According to multiple reports, Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk has agreed to a three-year contract extension. The deal, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, is worth an annual average value of $3.36 million. Boychuk is playing out a two-year, $3.75 million deal and would have become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.

The Bruins announced Monday that they have recalled forward Josh Hennessy from Providence. Hennessy is expected to be with the team for Tuesday's morning skate.

The callup marks the first time in Hennessy's career that he's been summoned to the NHL level. He has 15 goals and 15 assists in 49 AHL games this season. 

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Chris Kelly is a pretty humble guy. Personable but self-described as "grumpy," the veteran center doesn’t ask to be praised, nor does he necessarily care for being in the spotlight. When you ask him why he’s having a career year, he talks about his teammates.

Two days after sending Steven Kampfer to Providence, the Bruins recalled defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk with plans to bring him as an extra defenseman on their upcoming six-game road trip.

Kampfer has been up with the Bruins for the majority of the season but had played in only 10 NHL contests prior to his demotion. Experience is the biggest thing the B's see as missing from the 23-year-old's game, so they hope an extended stay in the AHL serves him well.

This time of the season, it goes without saying, victories are hard to come by. The Bruins turned in an effort Saturday that probably would have earned them a blowout victory two months ago, but instead got a hard-fought shootout win that they came 67 seconds away from losing in regulation. 

Goals from Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron delivered the Bruins a 4-3 shootout victory over the Predators Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. 

Tim Thomas stopped both shots he saw in the shootout and improved to 4-0 in shootouts this season. 

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, after making comments in a Finnish publication that were interpreted as a complaint about playing time, told that his comments had been exaggerated. Still, he did not disavow completely the sentiments that had been ascribed to him.