Unfortunately, in the final games of the year, it has also been filled with pain. Johnny Boychuk went down and was helped off the ice after he suffered a leg injury in a loss to the Penguins on Tuesday.
But pain and loss has never stopped the Bruins from coming through for their community. As most of the team traveled to play the Ottawa Senators in a playoff preview, several Bruins players stuck behind to meet fans and sign autographs.
Boychuk, along with Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin, demonstrated just how big their hearts are by taking time away from their recoveries to meet kids and families at the Garden.
The fans were thrilled to meet some of the leading stars on the team. All three players rank among the best in the league in plus/minus.
Seguin, meanwhile, also won NESN's Seventh Player Award. As Seguin claimed his hardware, Bruins fan and NESN Seventh Player Sweepstakes winner Ashley Friend took home a brand-new 2013 Mazda CX-5. She was on hand for the autograph session.
Bergeron, Boychuk, Seguin and Brad Marchand made the day for several fans, and showed that a frustrating loss would not stand between them and doing a good deed for the community.