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Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter are donning the Spoked B.

Welcome to Boston, Andrej Meszaros!
Welcome to Boston, Andrej Meszaros!
Christopher Pasatieri

Tonight at 7pm the Bruins face the Capitals at TD Garden, after a whirlwind trade deadline day yesterday.

  • Here's what to expect tonight as the Bruins get back down to business tonight against the Capitals. [YahooSports]
  • The biggest takeaway is that Peter Chiarelli was unwilling to give up any of his existing players. Deals that fell through may come around again this summer: Remember that Jarome Iginla fellow? [BostonHerald]
  • The market was tight. Andrej Meszaros is no Dennis Seidenberg, but he is a former Senator with history. Sadly, some of that is a history of injury. Corey Potter is a depth selection. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Chad Johnson played with Potter in Hartford, and lauds him as "a really good team guy." As for the Canadiens ' acquisition of Thomas Vanek, Chiarelli believes they were going to be a tough opponent anyway, and "good for them." [BostonHerald]
  • Here is a little more background on the new Bruins. [SouthCoastToday]
  • The Flyers ' defensive system is different from the Bruins ', and Meszaros will need to adjust. He also hopes to move past those nagging healthy scratches. [WEEI]
  • Details are now emerging about Adam McQuaid, felled now by a quad strain and likely out 2-3 more weeks. [ESPN]
  • Unlucky Loui Eriksson 's minor injury was a heel infection, he is expected to play tonight. [WEEI]
  • There were no splashy trades for the Bruins, but the other Eastern Conference teams didn't improve all that much. Don't go making other plans during the Stanley Cup playoffs. [WEEI]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Here are the winners, losers, and fakers from yesterday's trade deadline day action. [TheSportingNews]
  • Or, if you prefer, a letter grade for each team's moves. [EdmontonJournal]
  • Coming up... short. With their new acquisition, diminutive Martin St. Louis , the Rangers lost in OT to the Maple Leafs despite scoring TWO shorthanded goals on a single penalty kill to tie the game. [NYDailyNews]
  • Tim Thomas was caught by surprise and not entirely happy about being moved to the Dallas Stars. [MiamiHerald]
  • Goalie Viktor Fasth was en route from Anaheim to join the Oilers, so Canadian Olympian Shannon Szabados stepped in to practice with the team. Captain Andrew Ference welcomed her into the locker room. [EdmontonJournal]
  • Paralympic Sled Hockey will be featured on NBC Sports. [USAHockey]
  • Healing wishes go out to critically ill Canadiens' prospect Tim Bozon of the Kootenay Ice. [CBCSports]
  • The allegations against the University of Ottawa men's hockey team hint at a twisted culture that poisons other leagues including the NHL, Junior Hockey, and the OHL. [Vice]