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Bruins back in action after a needed break

At last, there was rest for the weary. When the Bruins take to the ice tonight in Buffalo, it will come at the conclusion of their first three-day break since Nov. 10.

At last, there was rest for the weary.

When the Bruins take to the ice tonight in Buffalo, it will come at the conclusion of their first three-day break since Nov. 10. In a 32-day stretch that ended with last Saturday’s crushing overtime loss to the Flyers, the Bruins played a total of 17 games (9-5-3), having two consecutive days off between those games just twice.

Coach Claude Julien took pity on his players by adding Monday to his traditional practice-free Sunday routine. So it is with relatively fresh legs that the Bruins embark on a key two-day, two-game road trip, playing the Sabres tonight before a first-place showdown in Montreal with the Northeast-leading Canadiens Thursday. Entering play yesterday, Montreal led the Bruins by two points.

“We’re looking at this week as a big week,” Julien told the media after the team resumed practice yesterday. “Although you’re looking at catching Montreal, you have to go through Buffalo to have a chance to do it.”

The Bruins (36 points) have won four of six, but remain part of a six-team logjam between third and eighth place.

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