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The Bruins looked to be rounding into playoff form, albeit against a tired Capitals team.

Two Us, Two Ks, Two Points, and a league leading 6th shutout for Tuukka Rask
Two Us, Two Ks, Two Points, and a league leading 6th shutout for Tuukka Rask
Jared Wickerham

The Bruins dominated the Capitals for a shutout win, and now face the Lightning in Tampa Bay on Saturday at 7pm.

  • Just the facts... [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • The Bruins gave a full 60 minute effort, the shot differential was 43-16, and Tuukka Rask earned his NHL leading 6th shutout in his first ever win against the Capitals. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Take three... observations from the game. [Boston.com]
  • Loui Eriksson seems to be hitting stride. New Bruin Andrej Meszaros was able to catch up with new Capital Jaroslav Halak as the Team Slovakia Olympians shared a flight into Boston to join their teams Wednesday. [BostonHerald]
  • What went right, and wrong, for the Bruins. [WEEI]
  • The Bruins camethisclose to getting Alex Edler, only to have the deal die at deadline. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • So the Bruins didn't trade for a marquee player? Cheer up, Cappy- the Bruins haven't needed one. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Dr. Mark Recchi dropped the puck last night, wasn't it great to see him again? [PuckDaddy]
  • Healing wishes go out to the two spectators struck by falling protective netting and its frame immediately postgame at TD Garden. [BostonHerald]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • This reliable source has leaked the TOP SECRET form NHLers must submit to get the heck outta Dodge at trade deadline. Shhhhhhh! [Grantland]
  • The good news is Steven Stamkos is back! The bad news is that he returns with a heavy heart. [TampaTribune]
  • The Bettman's outdoor games have inspired kids to take to their nearest NFL arenas. [TheOnion]
  • Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds will suit up for the Washington Generals against the Harlem Globetrotters! [NJ.com]
  • Déjà vu... Paralympians are now getting stuck in the bathrooms at Sochi! [Deadspin]
  • Ten years ago, Mark Recchi and the Flyers were involved in the most penalized game in NHL history against Zdeno Chara and the Senators. Here's an infographic recap of the mayhem. [Imgur,@mattomic]
  • One former Maple Leaf 's demonstrated fondness for his former team's apparel have led the KHL to create the "Komarov Rule." [TheLeafsNation]