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Never mind Thanksgiving. There was no holiday for the Bruins as they hit the ice at TD Garden Thursday for a rigorous practice, with plenty to work on after Wednesday’s disastrous 6-1 loss in Detroit and the Rangers waiting in the wings for a matinee game Friday.
After practice, the players held a closed-door meeting.
The team needed to reestablish its confidence, said Patrice Bergeron, “but also realize that we have high expectations for ourselves and that we need to always demand it of everyone and go from there.’’
And while the Bruins hit the Thanksgiving mark in first place in the Eastern Conference, with a quarter of the season gone, the loss to the Red Wings was so thorough it required some assessment.