2011 was truly a special year to be a Bruins fan. Not only did the B’s capture their first Stanley Cup in 39 years, but everything leading up to it couldn’t have been any more exciting.

B’s fans are a passionate bunch, but that passion has reached new levels in and around Boston lately. The Bruins have suddenly become the talk of the town because of their success, which is a far cry from the skepticism that some had after the team’s 2010 playoff collapse against the Flyers. There’s a sense of confidence surrounding the team that continues to grow as the B’s enter 2012 playing some great hockey.

For a look back at the memorable year that was, check out the video above.