Date: Monday, Dec. 24.
Last Negotiations: In-person talks Dec. 13 in New Jersey and a bargaining conference call Dec. 14.
Next Negotiations: No negotiations have been scheduled.
Games Lost: 625 (all games through Jan. 14, including the New Years Day Winter Classic and All-Star weekend).
What We Missed: There were no games scheduled for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
On This Day Last Year: After defending Stanley Cup champion Boston got off to a rough start in its title defense, winning only three of its first 10 regular-season games, the Bruins entered the Christmas break on a surge with 20 victories in 23 games. The Bruins went into the holiday hiatus having posted an NHL-best 119 goals and allowing a league-low 63 goals.