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Morning briefing

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  January 3, 2009 11:03 AM

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Good morning from TD Banknorth Garden, where the Bruins will look to win their 11th straight game and 15th straight home match this afternoon against Buffalo.

Some tidbits from the game notes:

* Tomorrow is the annual Boston Bruins Wives' Charity Carnival at the Garden. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights include autograph and photo sessions, a tour of the dressing room, and a Rock Band 2 competition. Prices range from $10 (kids 6 to 12) to $250 (non-season ticketholders for the VIP autograph session). All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For tickets, visit www.bostonbruins.com.

* David Krejci brings a 10-game point streak (6-11--17) into this afternoon's game.

* Buffalo is without Tim Connolly (rib), Patrick Kaleta (head), and Craig Rivet (shoulder).

* Boston has the third-best power play in the league (24.7 percent). Buffalo has the third-best penalty kill (86.5 percent).

* Mike Hasenfratz and Dan O'Rourke will be the referees. Jonny Murray and Tony Sericolo will be the linesmen.

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