Collision at camp/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — If there were any questions about whether the defending Stanley Cup champions could get back to business with any level of intensity, they were answered in the affirmative yesterday and today.

There was a hardly a sign that most of the players on the ice accomplished the ultimate goal just three months ago in Vancouver. The tempo was pushed up a bit from one day to the next and now the 2011-12 Bruins are on their way toward carving out an identity different than the 2010-11 edition of the club.

Here’s some photographic proof the team’s work ethic courtesy of Sharon Bradley Photography: