In the spirit of the Christmas season, the Boston Bruins could use some added holiday cheer. The team has been dealt a lot of adversity this season, but has been able to maintain a level of success.
After a 6-2 win over the Nashville Predators Monday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Boston remains atop the Atlantic Division and second in the Eastern Conference behind the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Bruins will enjoy a three-day holiday break before hosting the Ottawa Senators Friday night at TD Garden.
So raise a glass of egg nog as we offer a few Christmas wishes for the Bruins.
Team president Cam Neely: Another opportunity to play his character "Sea Bass" from the Farrelly brothers movie "Dumb & Dumber To."
General manager Peter Chiarelli: The chance to have a beer with Bill Belichick.
Coach Claude Julien: The occasion to send Celtics coach Brad Stevens a congratulatory text message for winning an NBA title in Boston.
Zdeno Chara: Less ice time and a longer career.
Patrice Bergeron: Another Olympic gold medal and more commercials.
David Krejci: His own one-man comedy show.
Milan Lucic: A chance to play the son of Sea Bass with a nightclub scene where he pummels someone into submission.
Jarome Iginla: A contract extension with the Bruins.
Brad Marchand: A license to perform as a mime on the streets of Vancouver.
Loui Eriksson: Health.
Reilly Smith: A huge increase in sweater sales at the team store.
Chris Kelly: A bionic lower body.
Gregory Campbell: The chance to direct a Bruins fashion show "Slap Shot" style.
Carl Soderberg: A spot in Campbell's fashion show.
Shawn Thornton: A do-over.
Daniel Paille: A 20-goal season.
Jordan Caron: Consistency.
Ryan Spooner: Less time in the AHL.
Matt Fraser: A role as a media go-to guy in the locker room.
Chad Johnson: After this season, a starting job in the NHL.
Nick Johnson: Never having to answer the question if he's related to ___ Johnson again.
Dennis Seidenberg: To play the rest of the season without being knocked off his skates.
Adam McQuaid: A new groin.
Johnny Boychuk: Never having to answer another question.
Dougie Hamilton: His first NHL fight.
Matt Bartkowski: His own Dear Abby column.
Torey Krug: Tickets for him and Bartkowski to the Broadway production of "The Odd Couple."
David Warsofsky: No more comparisons to Torey Krug.
To all Bruins fans: Another Stanley Cup championship in 2014.