The Bruins suffered a setback on New Year's Eve in Dallas, where a memorable 2011 ended with a disappointing loss.
The B's were understandably eager to put that unfortunate end to 2011 behind them, and their expectations obviously remain sky-high for the rest of 2012. They'll get to start that new slate on Wednesday night in New Jersey, where a game with the Devils marks a stretch in which the B's play 10 games in 18 days.
If the first few practices of the year are any indication of how the Bruins will open the new year, good things could once again be on the horizon. The B's said they got some good practices in between the Dallas and New Jersey games, and they're ready to begin 2012.
See more in the video above.