Bruins Notebook: Despite recent slump, a ‘positive’ B’s roster keeps things loose at practice

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Without much context, one could draw plenty of concerning connotations from how the Bruins’ practice wrapped up down in Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday afternoon. 

As most of Boston’s skaters jumped into a pig pile on the sheet at Medstar Capitals Iceplex, Tuukka Rask took out his frustrations on his stick, smashing it into smithereens against the crossbar.

The only thing missing was a few milk crates for the B’s netminder, but the rest of the B’s roster wasn’t quite done, breaking out into a complete line — err, roster — brawl before breaking out into individual brouhahas.

In the midst of a brief three-game losing skid, including regulation losses to the Avalanche and cellar-dwelling Senators, perhaps these scraps were Boston’s premature tribute to Festivus — opting to air out their grievances amongst themselves after a rare bump in the road this season?

Well, not exactly.