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The West trip ended with a Rask shutout and on a Söderberg goal, and with the returns of Loui Eriksson and Shawn Thornton.

How Swede it is! Carl Söderberg is congratulated by returned teammate Loui Eriksson.
How Swede it is! Carl Söderberg is congratulated by returned teammate Loui Eriksson.
Thearon W. Henderson

<p><b> Tomorrow night, the Bruins host the Maple Leafs at 7pm. </b></p>

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<li> Don't get cocky! The happy ending to the California road trip against the Sharks does not mean the Bruins' problems are solved. [<a href="http://www.patriotledger.com/sports/x128257547/Bruins-problems-aren-t-solved-by-a-single-win?zc_p=0">PatriotLedger</a>]</li>

<li> Tuukka Rask, who earned the shutout, called it. "That was Bruins hockey." And now they know the competition from the West. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2014/01/bruins_find_redeeming_value_in_trip_finale">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Rask faced his Olympic teammate Antti Niemi across the rink in net. Loui Eriksson returned for the Bruins to create the rebound that Carl Söderberg sniped for the game winning goal. Shawn Thornton also returned. Johnny Boychuk flew home to Boston on a personal matter. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/01/12/bruins/t3TKhEwahZlsYFNMCvMTBI/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Looking forward, the Bruins face an increasingly desperate Maple Leafs team on Tuesday. [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2014/01/12/boston-bruins-will-facing-desperate-toronto-maple-leafs-team/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> Johnny Boychuk is back with the team... [<a href="https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/422753348132290560/photo/1">@NHLBruins^CS</a>]</li>

<li> ...and Chris Kelly is skating again, solo, under Coach Whitesides' direction. [<a href="http://instagram.com/p/jHRRqOxKh-/">Instagram.com, nhlbruins</a>]</li>

<li> Ryan Spooner has interesting tools in his impressive kit, including the "10-to-2" foot placement and speed which open up the ice for him. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/01/13/ryan-spooner-speed-signature-move-are-helping-bruins/Wsw8rH58NrbGfsTx7gFNsK/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Justin Florek has been returned to Providence. [<a href="http://www.miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/594116/Marquette-s-Florek-sent-back-down-to-Providence-of-AHL.html?nav=5010">MiningJournal</a>]</li>

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<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>

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<li> It is sad to note the passing of Bruins fan Sam Berns at age 17. [<a href="http://myfox8.com/2014/01/12/beloved-teen-sam-berns-dies-at-17-after-suffering-from-rare-disease/">MyFox8</a>]</li>

<li> A reminiscence of Wade Redden 's unusual career. [<a href="http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140112/SPORTS/401120343/-1/NEWSMAP">SouthCoastToday</a>]</li>

<li> The Winnipeg Jets have moved on from coach Claude Noel. [<a href="http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/1/12/5300950/winnipeg-jets-fire-claude-noel-hire-paul-maurice">SBNation</a>]</li>

<li> Ryan Miller DOES have a sense of humor, as proven by his Catwalk for Charity event. [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/if-this-picture-doesnt-make-you-laugh-go-on-the-ir-with-a-broken-funny-bone/">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> But this young fan's "Children's Wish" resonated for me... [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/capitals-wish-kid-throws-steve-ott-ceremonial-faceoff-142256840--nhl.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Patrick Kane is an elite goal scorer. Even he can have a bad day. [<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/empty-feeling-on-delayed-penalty-kane-accidentally-banks-in-own-goal-011214">FoxSports</a>]</li>

<li> The Jagr still has big plans. Don't count him out! [<a href="http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2014/01/gameday_notes_devils_jaromir_jagr_laughs_at_shaq_guns_for_gretzky.html">NJ.com</a>]</li>