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At this point, we don't argue a win.

Dougie Hamilton keeps an eye on things
Dougie Hamilton keeps an eye on things
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins get a breather to recoup after Saturday's matinee win. Next up? Hosting the Blues on Tues at 7:00 PM.

  • About Saturday afternoon... it was not pretty, but the Bruins got 'er done. Seth Griffith continued his string of wildly entertaining goals, and several Bruins stepped up to lead. [SouthCoastToday]
  • In praise of Patrice Bergeron, who has helped the Bruins hold it together through recent adversity. [BleacherReport]
  • It was a pretty good return to the ice for Matt Bartkowski, who kept it simple. [WEEI]
  • One nagging point is that the Bruins should not have even allowed the Hurricanes to hang in the game in the first place. [WEEI]
  • Once the 'Canes scored, Claude Julien took action, double-shifting Milan Lucic, and sitting Daniel Paille. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Paille responded, only to have his goal called off. He and the fourth line have had their struggles this season so far. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • No one is pretending that the win fixes everything. Defensive pairings were juggled with some success. [PatriotLedger]
  • His numbers have not been up to his usual, but Tuukka Rask appears to be regaining his usual form. [NESN]
  • There was mixed news from this morning's practice at Ristuccia Arena. [WEEI]
  • Tools of the trade... grab a glimpse behind the curtain, as Daniel Paille demonstrates the modifications that make his sticks his own. (Video, 2:36) [Boston.com]
  • Meanwhile, down in Providence, weekend results were mixed. But hey- Alexander Khokhlachev and David Pastrnak be lightin' 'em up. Here are the plusses and minuses. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Let's do our part: Weeding out internet trolls starts with us. [TheHockeyNews]
  • On a more serious note, your efforts can also help prevent sexual assault. Be a part of the solution! [SBNation]
  • Supplemental training and additional coaching can help goalies make the transition from journeyman to starter in a tight goalie market. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • These songs about hockey players are terribad, but someone has figured out how to make money from them anyway. [TheSportingNews]
  • After having initially rallied, it appears Gordie Howe could use your well wishes once again. [TSN]
  • Sadly, a youth player has passed away while participating in a tournament in Minnesota. [Sportsnet]
  • An active duty Air Force Lieutenant scored a goal in his first SPHL game. [PuckDaddy]
  • Not so fast! The Rangers fell to the Penguins in a shootout, but only after having the supposed game winning goal waved off. [PuckDaddy]
  • In honor of this week's game against the Blues, let's look at their offense (or lack thereof) in depth. [PuckDaddy]
  • Talks have begun about fitting hockey into the 2018 Olympic games. [TheScore]
  • That escalated quickly! Andrew Ference has made this list of Edmonton's movers and shakers. [EdmontonJournal ]