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Bruins could use a break

Team hopes to push aside White House flap, uneven performance against Capitals

Updated: January 25, 2012, 12:52 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WASHINGTON -- Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas boycotted the team's trip to the White House and snubbed President Barack Obama. The Washington Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin backed out of Sunday's All-Star Game in Ottawa because he is serving a three-game suspension.

Oh, and there was an important hockey game at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night between the Bruins and Capitals while the president was giving his State of the Union address across town.

There was plenty ...

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