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Ryan Spooner is making Claude Julien's roster decisions verrrry hard - USA TODAY Sports

Take THAT, Detroit Red Wings! The Bruins move on to face the Capitals and their untucked captain tonight.

 The Boston Bruins return home to take on the Capitals this evening at 7pm, on NESN and 98.5, The Sports Hub:

  • Chad Johnson came through with a shutout in the bounce-back performance against the Detroit Red Wings required to keep his name in the running as Tuukka Rask's backup. [WBZ,CBSLocal]
  • David Krejci is at his best with a bit of nasty in his game, and in the postseason. Jarome Iginla called him "crafty" and noted his skill at controlling the pace. Nick Johnson is still in the game for a roster spot. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Sunday's practice was an intrasquad scrimmage, and another look at jelling offensive lines. Four players were sent to Providence. [BostonHerald]
  • Here's a bit of fun, Zdeno Chara handles rookie Reilly Smith during the scrimmage, complete with replay! (Video, 0:30) [NHL]
  • Time is now short for critical Bruins roster decisions. Carl Söderberg has asserted himself- as Chris Kelly notes, he is playing "with confidence." [PatriotLedger]
  • Claude Julien praised Ryan Spooner 's game, but finding roster space for yet another natural center poses problems for Boston. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Toronto hooligans defaced a Bruins mural at Boston bar. [MassLive]
  • Dr. Jeremy Jacobs? [NiagaraGazette]
  • Claude Julien, Terry Francona, and Doc Rivers speak in praise of Bill Belichik and his support of the other Boston professional teams' coaches. (Video, 4:09) [NFL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  •  Goalies Ryan Miller and Jonathan Bernier scrapped, Phil Kessel slashed at John Scott, and the donnybrook was ON! The fallout from the Maple Leafs/Sabres tussle will include mandatory suspensions, and this is only preseason! [Grantland]
  • Get well soon, Tomas Vokoun! Scary blood clot issues have sidelined him once more. [Pensburgh]
  • A former residential school inmate became the first Canadian aboriginal NHL player- the story of Fred Sasakamoose, who played for the Blackhawks in 1953-54. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • The Minnesota Wild offered the use of a suite to Good Samaritan Joey Prusak, a Dairy Queen manager who stood up for a blind patron.  What kind of dirtbag was the "lady" who stole from the man in the first place? [NPR]

 

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