Shore, a four-time Hart Trophy-winner as the NHL's MVP, chats with coach Art Ross before his return to the ice in 1934. Shore had been suspended for 16 games after he flattened Toronto's Ace Bailey from behind, causing Bailey's head to hit the ice. The blow left Bailey with a fractured skull. Shore led Boston to the 1929 and 1939 Stanley Cups.
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The Bruins goalie known as "Mr. Zero" for his stinginess in net was crucial to the club's run to two Stanley Cups in three seasons. The Hall of Famer was backstopped Boston's 1939 and 1941 title teams, and won a pair of Vezina trophies during his career. He spent nine seasons with the Bruins and posted a winning record in all but one.
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Milt Schmidt, Porky Dumart, Art Ross and Bobby Bauer
Milt Schmidt, Porky Dumart and Bobby Bauer chat with manager Arthur Ross on their return from service in World War II with the Royal Canadian Air Force. The line was dominant in its time together, finishing 1-2-3 in scoring during the 1939-40 season. The trio also led Boston to the 1939 and 1941 Stanley Cups.
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Terry Sawchuk and Clarence Campbell
The Bruins goalie receives the Vezina Trophy from NHL President Clarence Campbell. It was the third Vezina in four years for Sawchuk, who had just arrived from the Red Wings that offseason. He would spend only two years in Boston before returning to Detroit.
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The defenseman who revolutionized the NHL game with his offensive flair flies through the air in this iconic photo after scoring the series-winning goal in the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues. The Bruins unveiled a statue of the man many consider to be the greatest all-around blueliner in NHL history, on the 40th anniversary of this goal.
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The defenseman holds a Grecian amphora, the Sports Illustrated 1970 Sportsman of the Year award. Orr had led the NHL in scoring and helped the Bruins to the 1970 Stanley Cup title.
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The Bruins won a pair of Stanley Cups during Stanfield's six years with the team. The center/wing provided consistent offensive production, including a three-year span when he scored 76, 79 and 78 points, respectively.
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Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito
The Bruins legends commune in the dressing room after Orr scored two goals and Esposito tallied one to equal the NHL record for goals in a season. The pair finished 1-2 in scoring that season: Esposito led the NHL with 76 goals and 152 points, while Orr totaled 139 points.
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The Bruins captain skates around Madison Square Garden holding the Stanley Cup aloft after Boston beat the Rangers 3-0 in Game 6 of the final to clinch the title. The Hall of Fame left wing spent 21 seasons with Boston and scored 545 goals with the team.
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The left winger spent nearly five seasons with Boston and was a part of the 1972 Cup championship team. Bailey scored at least 20 points in three of those seasons and had six points during the Bruins' playoff run in 1972.
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The Bruins goalie known as "Cheesy" shows off his iconic facemask, which he decorated to represent the stitches he would have needed if not for the protection it afforded. The Hall of Famer was crucial to the Bruins' Stanley Cup titles in 1970 and 1972, going 18-3 in his playoff starts during those two seasons.
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Bobby Orr and John Bucyk
The Hall of Fame defenseman stands alongside former captain John Bucyk as Orr's No. 4 is retired during a ceremony before an exhibition game. During his 10 years with the Bruins, Orr led the NHL in points twice and in assists five times, winning the Norris Trophy as best defenseman eight consecutive years (1968-75).
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Luc DuFour and Chris Nilan
Left wing Luc DuFour prepares to deliver a punch during a fight with Montreal's notorious enforcer Chris Nilan. DuFour spent the first two seasons of his NHL career with the Bruins, totaling 35 points in 114 games.
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Gerry Cheevers and Gord Kluzak
Defenseman Gord Kluzak talks with his coach, former Bruins goalie Gerry Cheevers, during a playoff game against the Islanders. Kluzak's best season came in 1987-88, when he helped the team reach the Stanley Cup Final where it lost to the Edmonton Oilers. His career was cut short by a knee injury and he played only 13 more games during the course of the next three seasons before retiring.
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The legendary defenseman leaves the locker room for practice. Bourque won the Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman five times and was a 19-time All-Star.
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Ray Bourque and Phil Esposito
The star defenseman shows off his new jersey number, 77, at a pre-game celebration for former Bruins great Phil Esposito. Bourque gave up the number 7 as Esposito's old jersey number was retired. After playing more than 20 seasons with the Bruins, Bourque joined Esposito in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004.
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The Hall of Fame right wing played 10 seasons with the Bruins, scoring at least 30 goals six times. His best campaign statistically was 1989-90, when he scored 55 goals and totaled 92 points, both career highs. Neely currently serves as president of the Bruins.
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The Bruins center sits for a photograph in the pose of Auguste Rodin's sculpture, "The Thinker." Janney was known for his on-ice smarts, and he excelled at distributing the puck. He spent the first four-and-a-half seasons of his career with the Bruins before being traded to St. Louis.
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Joe Thornton, Mike O'Connell and Harry Sinden
Jumbo Joe poses with assistant general manager Mike O'Connell (middle) and president/GM Harry Sinden after being selected by Boston first overall in the NHL draft. The 6-4, 230-pound center was a three-time All-Star during his eight seasons with the Bruins.
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Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton and Patrice Bergeron
The Bruins teammates celebrate after Lucic scored his second goal of a game against the Panthers in November. The trio finished 1-2-3 on the team in goal-scoring during the regular season, led by Lucic's 30. Horton would become a clutch performer during the 2011 postseason, including his Eastern Conference Finals-winning goal over the Lightning in Game 7.
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The Bruins goaltender didn't break into the league until 2002-03 when he played four games for the club. His first real opportunity to start came as a 31-year-old in 2005-06. He's now become one of the NHL's top goalies, leading the league in save percentage and goals-against average in two of the past three seasons and winning the Vezina Trophy in 2009.
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