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The Bruins prepare to meet the team at the top of the Eastern Conference

Chris Kelly puts the moves on goal.
Chris Kelly puts the moves on goal.
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The Bruins enjoyed a short breather after three wins, but next host the electric Eastern Conference leading Lightning on Tuesday evening, 7:00 PM.

  • When we left off after Saturday's matinee against the Flyers, David Pastrnak had scored his first NHL goals. The lines, they are a changin'. Special teams stepped up. [NESN]
  • Refresh your memory with these game highlight GIFs. [BostonHerald]
  • Adam McQuaid stood up for Daniel Paille in part because it was his pass that left Paille in a vulnerable position. [BostonHerald]
  • "Discount Double Czechs." It looks like the kid stays in the picture. [HockeyBuzz]
  • The problem the Bruins face with fearless David Pastrnak is thorny. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Tuukka Rask has been solid, but has not performed up to his consistent Vezina standard... kinda like his team as a whole. [TheBoston Globe]
  • Seth Griffith was sent back to Providence after the game, leaving a familiar face to eat popcorn on the ninth floor. [WEEI]
  • In perfectly heavenly news, Patrice Bergeron will represent the Bruins at the NHL All-Star Game.  [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Blah, blah, blah Zdeno Chara is showing his age blah, blah, blah. Sez you. Now look at the numbers. [WEEI]
  • Well wishes to the Flyers ' Steve Mason, who was injured during the game. [NHL]
  • Meanwhile, for the Providence Bruins... Saturday night's loss in Worcester was Bruinsesque, including both a penalty shot and overtime. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • The PBruins were unable to beat Portland on Sunday, marking a fifth straight loss. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The International Olympic Committee just plain fell for the City of Boston. Suckers! [TheBostonGlobe]
  • It is never to early to plan ahead, here are projections of the top free agents this summer. (Hint: Carl Soderberg and Johnny Boychuk are among them.) [Freep]
  • Scouting is expensive for NHL teams, how unfortunate that drafted players statistically end up being a hit or miss selection. [TheHockeyWriters]
  • Before your head explodes over the NHL All-Star roster, take a breath and read what the game is actually all about. [PuckDaddy]
  • Have you got time for one more emergency back-up goalie success story? Tate Maris won his first start in seven years. [PuckDaddy]
  • Go big or go home, Big Green. Dartmouth athletes were busted for cheating in class. Guess which class? [SportsIllustrated]
  • Très gentil. The Montreal Canadiens played the French national anthem pregame Saturday to show solidarity following recent events in France. [TheSportingNews]
  • Boston University would like this own-goal back... [BarDown]
  • Here's an app for the rest of us called "You Suck Ref." (Punctuation matters, people!) [BarDown]
  • A look back at the Top Eight Teemu Selanne Moments. Teemu4EVAH! (With video) [TheHockeyNews]
  • Throwin' down: Here's a brief history of fighting in hockey. [TheHockeyNews]
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