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Not THIS time, Canadiens! Andrej Meszaros, Zdeno Chara, and Brad Marchand celebrate. - Richard Wolowicz

The last time the Bruins hosted the Canadiens at TD Garden on January 30th, their guests trounced them 4-1.

Turnabout is fair play. The Bruins beat the Canadians 4-1 in Montreal last night.

  • The game synopsis, straight up and neat. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Although the first period seemed shaky, the Bruins soundly beat the Canadiens at the Centre Bell, after having been embarrassed last time at TD Garden. Key matchups neutralized Max Pacioretty, Thomas Vanek, and Malcolm's brother. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Although the Merlot line (with Jordan Caron in for Daniel Paille) spent some long stretches in their own zone, the Canadiens were unable to score on them for two periods, and were unable to convert on three breakaways. [WEEI]
  • Jarred Tinordi had a tough night, "I Play Like Carl" Söderberg is on a four-game point streak, and Montreal failed to score on three power plays. [UnionLeader]
  • It was all on Tuukka Rask for the first twenty minutes, and he delivered. The second period opened with the Bruins' layered coverage and forecheck, then Söderberg opened the scoring floodgates. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • What went right, and wrong, for the Bruins last night. [WEEI]
  • Looking ahead to the Bruins' cup run, and looking behind at history, expect a war of attrition. [DorchesterReporter]
  • In this power ranking, the Bruins and the Penguins are neck-and-neck. [Metro.US]
  • What's up with Dougie Hamilton 's consecutive scratches? There may be less there than meets the eye, or history may be repeating itself. [CausewayCrowd]
  • Shawn Thornton will be the new face of Force Factor supplements. [BusinessWire]

Rich Peverley spoke to the media yesterday.

  • As nice as it is to see him, it is still sad to hear what he has to say. (Video, 1:44) [NHL.com]
  • Dr. Robert Dimeff explained the diagnosis, the careful emergency planning and rehearsal that had Peverly off the bench and with doctors in 14 seconds, and plans for treatment. [DallasNews]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • There are rules about fraternization between opposing team members on game day, and of COURSE they're unwritten. [BackhandShelf]
  • Elliotte Friedman offers his 30 Thoughts. [CBCSports]
  • Boise's CenturyLink Arena has been charging two prices for the same amount of beer. See you in court, sonny! [PuckDaddy]
  • The Bruins have had luck with unsigned players out of college, here's a list of some possible targets. [CBCSports]
  • An interesting and successful fakeout move led to victory for this Vermont women's team on the power play. (with video, 0:54) [YahooSports]
  • And it will be Team Canada vs. Team USA in semifinal Paralympic sledge hockey. [GlobalNews]
  • This junior reporter for the Grand Rapids Griffins dressed like Princess Leia to interview her team. (Video, 3:34) [YouTube]
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