Bruins set to rejoin battle for playoff position

10/23/14: Boston, MA: The Bruins Carl Soderberg is denied by former teammate, now Islanders goalie Chad Johnson on a third period scoring bid. The Boston Bruins hosted the New York Islanders in a regular season National Hockey League game at TD Garden. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Bruins-Islanders

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Their first five games coming out of the All-Star break will be against stiff competition.

Team Toews 17, Team Foligno 12

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/462194156.jpg Bergeron, Seguin find room to renew scoring connection

The former Bruins teammates joined forces on a goal in the All-Star Game.

Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton (left) and Torey Krug will be restricted free agents.

Bruins may lose some wiggle room under next season’s salary cap

The Bruins have approximately $54 million committed for the 2015-2016 season and still need to fit a bunch of free agents under the cap.

Patrice Bergeron’s two-way play got him an All-Star bid.

Patrice Bergeron’s skills on display daily

Bergeron’s two-way skill set often gets overlooked around the league, but not by his teammates.

Dustin Byfuglien of the Jets has the skill to play on both ends.

Fluto Shinzawa | Sunday Hockey Notes

High value in players who perform multiple tasks

Every organization is hunting for smart, athletic players who, in all likelihood, have learned and excelled at multiple positions at hockey’s lower levels.

The Bruins last hosted the Winter Classic in 2010 at Fenway Park.

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Bruins will host 2016 Winter Classic at Gillette

The Bruins-Canadiens matchup is likely to draw double the fans who attended the 2010 Winter Classic at Fenway.

Charlie Jacobs says jury is still out on Bruins

“For this team to be even close to missing the playoffs isn’t something that we can be happy about,” the Delaware North CEO said Saturday.

Bob Wilson was the radio voice of the Bruins when they won the Stanley Cup in 1972.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I ON SECOND THOUGHT

Bob Wilson’s voice still resonates for Bruins fans

Other play-by-play tradesmen dealt in merely calling the game, but Wilson raised the assignment to performance art.

NHL ALL-STAR NOTEBOOK

NHL announces two more outdoor games for 2016

The Blackhawks and Wild will play in Minnesota, and the Avalanche and Red Wings will play in Denver.

Bruins lose 2013 Stanley Cup Final

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bruins-big-7310-7365--90x90.jpg How it all fell apart for the Bruins

Look back on the NHL title series in which the Bruins fell to the Blackhawks in heartbreaking fashion.

Stanley Cup history

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/05/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rings-4383--90x90.JPG 50 years of Stanley Cup rings

Examine the rewards that the champions of the NHL for the past half-century have earned as a Stanley Cup booty.

Bruins' championship history

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The 6 Stanley Cup banners in Bruins history

Will the Bruins add a seventh to this collection of Stanley Cup banners they have accumulated through the decades?