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Keeping Their Focus On The Big Picture, The Bruins Continue Battling To Remain Atop Both The Division And Conference.

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<p><b> The Boston Bruins pause for a breather in advance of traveling to meet the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday:</b></p>

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<li> Redemption was at hand for the Bruins in Saturday's shutout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2013/02/03/boston-bruins-earn-redemption-show-depth-with-shutout-win-over-maple-leafs/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> The Leafs got solid goaltending from James Reimer in the loss, and plucky Mark Fraser took on Lane MacDermid twice! [<a href="http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/02/02/toronto_maple_leafs_shut_out_by_visiting_boston_bruins.html">TheStar</a>]</li>

<li> The game marked Jaime Tardif 's hometown debut... [<a href="http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/bruins-jamie-tardiff-makes-hometown-debut-toronto-against-043857566--nhl.html">Yahoo!SportsCanada</a>]</li>

<li> ...and was hometown debut for Dougie Hamilton as well. [<a href="http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/02/02/dougie_mania_makes_its_way_to_toronto.html">TheStar</a>]</li>

<li> Congratulations to Zdeno Chara and Andrew Ference, each awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for community service, nominated by Right To Play. [<a href="https://twitter.com/Ferknuckle/status/298109636156997633/photo/1">@Ferknuckle</a>]</li>

<li> And Tyler Seguin appears in this public service spot for Kisses 4 CANFAR (watch to the end.) [<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U81IsSGeZ7k&feature=youtu.be">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> Adam McQuaid cooly addresses the media as Johnny Boychuk shamelessly photobombs. [<a href="https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/297839878677352448/photo/1">@NHLBruins</a>]</li

<li> Peter Chiarelli cautions not to judge Brian Burke's tenure by the Phil Kessel deal alone. [<a href="http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/03/bostons-gm-hopes-you-dont-judge-brian-burke-on-the-kessel-trade-alone/">NBCSports</a>]</li>

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<p><b> And elsewhere around the NHL:</b></p>

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  • How the NHL and NFL handle concussions, compare and contrast. [PuckDaddy]
  • <li> Awww, snap. The Buffalo Sabres dropped yet another one, this time to the Florida Panthers... [<a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hockey/nhl/gameflash/2013/02/03/31261_recap.html">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>

    <li> ... and George Parros, a former teammate and good friend of Shawn Thornton, had 2/3 of a Gordie Howe Hat trick, fighting John Scott and seven minutes later scoring on Ryan Miller. [<a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/03/3215727/florida-panthers-george-parros.html">MiamiHerald</a>][<a href ="https://twitter.com/HackswithHaggs/status/298182109867155457">@HackswithHaggs</a>]</li>

    <li> But enough about them. Our well wishes to Max Pacioretty have produced a MIRACLE! He's back in action after an emergency appendectomy in only eight days! 4 RLZ! [<a href="https://twitter.com/Habs_News/status/298285491189592064">@Habs_News</a>]</li>

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