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Bruins vs. Flyers: TV Info, Preview, Live Updates, Analysis, Reaction and More
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The Boston Bruins begin their defense of the Stanley Cup on Thursday versus the Philadelphia Flyers, who the Bruins swept out of the playoffs in last year's Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Bruins are the defending champions for the first time since the 1972-73 season, and have returned much of the same team they had last year.

On Wednesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel, the Bruins players, coaches and management received their championship rings, which were beautifully designed with many diamonds.

The Bruins and Flyers rivalry has really picked up over the last few seasons, and has become one of the NHL's best matchups. The two teams have met in the past two postseasons as well as the 2010 Winter Classic at Fenway Park.

Stay with this blog for all the latest information on the season opener, as well as player reactions, previews, live game-analysis and post-game reaction.

For updates on all Bruins news throughout the season, follow Nick Goss on Twitter. 

Nicholas Goss is a Boston Bruins featured columnist for Bleacher Report and was the organization's on-site reporter for the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals in Boston.

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