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Shawn Thornton embraces linemate Daniel Paille - Bruce Bennett

Shutout? Check! Scoring by each of the four lines? Check! Fisticuffs? Check! Full 60 effort? CHECK!

 Saturday night's Bruins victory over the Lightning was fun, wasn't it? The Bruins fired on all cylinders. 

  • Enjoy this quick recap of the Bruins/Lightning game, with vido clips. [Bostinno]
  • The game had something for every Bruins fan, every line scored, Tuukka Rask got a shutout, and both Carl Soderberg and Adam McQuaid were solid in their returns to the lineup. [Bruins.NHL]
  • From start to finish, all lines rolled and the team never sat back on their heels. One Bruin took advantage of a fresh sheet of ice and proved he was "an OK hockey player." [BostonHerald]
  • Soderberg's season debut was impressive, but did it overshadow the Red Sox's show? [WEEI]
  • In praise of Dougie Hamilton, who looks to be a keeper. [Fansided]
  • Meet Reilly Smith, who is now playing alongside Loui Eriksson, no longer just one of the players tossed into the trade that brought them all from Dallas. [Bruins.NHL]
  • And here's the lowdown on the Providence Bruins' weekend action. [Providence Journal]

Elsewhere around the rink: 

  • Here's a brief look at the weekend action around the NHL, and five quick points. [SBNation]
  •  The Red Wings have discovered the benefits of signing Swedish players, and now the rest of the league is following suit. "Off the ice, they are pleasant, approachable, and gentlemanly. On the ice, they play with precision and ruthlessness." [TheBostonGlobe]
  • On leadership, and the style and substance required of an NHL team captain. [TheHockeyNews]
  •  Martin Biron has decided to retire, and his personality should be a good fit for TV or even some team's front office. [NYDailyNews]
  •  The NHL seems to be falling behind the KHL, which has put players on notice that injuries from bad hits are "... an alarm bell we cannot ignore." [PuckDaddy]
  • It was a tough Saturday for the Canadiens, who lost Danny Briere to a concussion and Brandon Prust to a shoulder injury as the team fell to the Predators. [TSN]
  • Joffrey Lupul will snub the reporter who quoted Joe Thornton's now infamous off-the-record remark, and encourages other players to do likewise. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Is it the mitts or the mind? The best scorers have a distinct advantage upstairs. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Having trouble keeping up with the Shanabanhammer? Here's a handy chart to keep you abreast of the Department of Player Safety actions. [Capgeek]
  • Here's a primer on shootout moves, and what exactly a player is trying to get the goalie to do. [BackhandShlef]

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