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Obama to honour Boston Bruins for work on and off the ice

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama will welcome the NHL’s Boston Bruins to the White House this afternoon.

The six-time Stanley Cup champions will be recognized for their 2011 championship and for their work off the ice.

The White House says the Boston Bruins Foundation has donated more than $7 million to various charities in six New England states.

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The Bruins won their first Stanley Cup in 39 years last June over the Vancouver Canucks by taking the last two games of the seven-game series.