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The Bruins remain undefeated in the Warlock Andrej Meszaros Era, and he potted a goal against his former team yesterday.

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Former Flyer Andrej Meszaros enjoys a goal celly with David Krejci and Jarome Iginla
Former Flyer Andrej Meszaros enjoys a goal celly with David Krejci and Jarome Iginla
Rob Carr

It was Matinee Madness this weekend! The Bruins beat the Capitals on Saturday, and continued on to dump the Flyers in a shootout on Sunday.

  • Jarome Iginla scored his thirtieth goal of the season on Saturday in Washington, the twelfth time he has done so in his career. The team ventured on to Philadelphia the old-fashioned way, by train in a private rail car. [BostonHerald]
  • As a result, Iginla weathered the congratulatory chirps of his teammates. The win over the Capitals clinched the Atlantic Division title for the Bruins. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Take five... observations from each of the first two periods against Washington. [CSNNE]
  • The Capitals' defense was not quite up to the task on Saturday. [CausewayCrowd]
  • Yesterday, Andrej Meszaros returned to Philadelphia in a Bruins sweater for a win, on the right side of the rivalry... his countryman Zdeno Chara scored a pretty goal on the power play as he was positioned at netfront. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • What went right, and wrong, for the Bruins on Sunday. [WEEI]
  • Sunday's win over the Flyers marked a franchise record ninth sequential road win. Reilly Smith scored the shootout winner. Tuukka Rask stopped 49 shots! Johnny Boychuk and Kevan Miller successfully anchored a key 5-on-3 penalty kill. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Peter Chiarelli has made re-signing Iginla a priority. Chad Johnson leads all NHL goalies (with over 25 games played) in goals-against average at 2.02. [BostonHerald]
  • About Perfect Patrice Bergeron and the Hart tropy... he'll likely even get Montreal writers' votes, but not the trophy, as he isn't showy enough. [WEEI]
  • A "dangerous" Bruins team vs. the St. Louis Blues would be a fun, fun, fun Stanley Cup Final matchup. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly for the Providence Bruins this week. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Boston College dumped UMass Lowell to make it into the Frozen Four. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Have a gander at this fancystats look at the best and worst possession defensemen in the NHL. [HabsEyesOnThePrize]
  • Rich Peverley is cautiously optimistic that he will be able to return to play hockey again, but does not want "to be a sideshow." [USAToday]
  • Ya gotta have heart... and hockey players have it in spades. [DailyHerald]
  • Byron Dafoe is all about real estate and trick home automation installations in his post-hockey career, his company is wiring retiree Wade Redden's home. He's playing as a forward in a recreational hockey league. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Here's the 411 on the netcam parked inside NHL goals, and the technicians behind the controls: Get your geek on! (in English, video, 2:51) [Canadiens.NHL]
  • This not-fight in the Federal Hockey League is one for the record books! [PuckDaddy]
  • Here's the weekly grab bag of NHL fun. [Grantland]
  • Martin St. Louis is finding out what many players have learned before, adjusting to a new team isn't easy. [BackhandShelf]
  • It would be hard not to wish Lokomotiv Yaroslavl well as they beat the odds in the KHL playoffs. [PuckDaddy]