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The Merlot Line Came Up BIG For The Boston Bruins In A Win That Cost Them Chris Kelly. The Road Trip Moves On to Pittsburgh To Take On The Penguins Tonight.

The shootout win came at the cost of losing Chris Kelly to injury, as the Bruins face a tough Penguins team in Pittsburgh tonight:

  • Down two goals in a matter of minutes, the Bruins took a time out and collected themselves. [BostonHerald]
  • Tuukka Rask kept them in the game, Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille scored, and Claude Julien believes the Kelly hit was accidental. Check the singular Kaspars Daugavins shootout attempt. [ESPN]
  • Initial reports anticipate "no significant structural damage" to Kelly's knee, and the shootout has been key for the Bruins this season. [WEEI]
  • The Daugavins shootout technique was remarkable. Thornton's goal was a momentum changer. David Krejci served up a great pass that launched Paille's successful breakaway goal. [SportsIllustrated]
  • The Merlot Line was a big factor in the win. [NESN]
  • This win brings Claude Julien to a tie with Milt Schmidt in second place on the Bruins' All-Time Wins list, some question the Chris Neil hit on Kelly as retaliatory. [CausewayCrowd]
  • The Evgeni Malkin-free Penguins stand ready, Marc-Andre Fleury should get the nod in net despite being pulled against the Flyers on Thursday. [CBSSports]

On the lighter side:

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