The Bruins ensured themselves a very merry Christmas when they extended their latest winning streak to six games in emphatic fashion on Friday with a dominating 8-0 win over Southeast Division leader Florida.
The entire holiday season has been a happy one for the Bruins, who have gone from dead last in the East on Halloween to first place by Christmas by posting a 20-2-1 record over that stretch.
They now close out what has been a banner 2011 with a trip out West with stops in Phoenix on Wednesday and Dallas on New Year's Eve. Things couldn't have gone much better in 2011, with the club ending its Stanley Cup drought in June and remaining atop the standings this season. But what is in store for 2012?
As the new year approaches, feel free to fire away with questions on any topics about the team or the NHL in general for NESN.com Bruins beat writer Douglas Flynn's final 2011 edition of the weekly Bruins Mailbag.
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