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Stanley Cup to visit Gillette

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Boston Bruins players will bring the Stanley Cup to Gillette Stadium for a pregame ceremony before Sunday's Patriots-Jets tilt, according to ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald.

Get a look at it while you still can, fans, because Bruins coach Claude Julien said at the team's practice Sunday morning that this would probably be the team's last appearance with the Cup.

"This should be the last time with our team going around with the Stanley Cup," Julien said. "This is where we really turn the page."

Julien hopes the pregame Stanley Cup celebration serves as a spring-board for the Patriots against the Jets.

"Today's an opportunity," Julien said. "For the most part I think our guys here are big fans of the Patriots. it's fun to be able to go in and be able to support them and do something we'll be recognized for. At the same time, there's no doubt in my mind that today, going in there as a team with the Cup will certainly get the crowd int that game pretty quick. I think (the Jets) are one of those teams that they'd certainly their crowds to get into against. No doubt it's great for us."

This isn't the first time one of Boston's championship trophies has crossed through Gillette before an AFC East clash. Members of the Red Sox brought the World Series trophy here in both November of 2004 (vs. the Bills) and December of 2007 (vs. the Dolphins).