April 7, 2011; Source: WBZ | The Boston Bruins played game one of the first round of the Stanley Cup Finals last night against archrivals, the Montreal Canadiens. The jump in their step was evident as they took the ice in front of a sold out crowd at the Boston Garden, despite their 2-0 loss.

Maybe the players felt lighter from receiving buzz cuts at the fourth annual “Cuts for a Cause” hosted by 98.5 The Sports Hub, the Bruins Foundation, and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center last Thursday.

The buzzing may not have been as dramatic as it would have been if the players still favored the traditional hockey “mullet,” but the gesture nevertheless promises to raise great sums for the Floating Hospital’s “Child Life Services Activities”, “Shooting Stars” and “Very Important Brothers and Sisters” programs.

Last year the event hauled in $25,000 for Mass General Hospital’s Children’s HOPE program.—Aaron Lester