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The Bruins face the East's top opponent.

Carl Soderberg at work
Carl Soderberg at work
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Tonight in Boston, the Bruins will face the Bolts. TD Garden, 7:00.

  • Their Saturday loss to the Bruins must have motivated the Flyers, who in turn spanked the Lightning HARD last evening. Will the Bolts be tired or motivated tonight? [NHL]
  • Here's the roster projection and recap of pertinent storylines for tonight's game. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Finally, the Bruins face the top team in the East. [PatriotLedger]
  • The Bruins have been cheered by recent successes, but the road ahead is a tough one. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Meanwhile, assessment of David Pastrnak continues. Looks like he stays with David Krejci for now, but will Milan Lucic remain on their left? [WEEI]
  • Simon Gagne will not return to the Bruins this season, and extends his thanks for all the support offered to his family through his father's illness and passing. [WEEI]
  • Zdeno Chara will not be defending his hardest slap shot title at the All-Star Game. He understands why. [WEEI]
  • This in-depth "60 Minutes" interview with Chara explains a lot about why he's so good at pull-ups, among other things.  [YouTube]
  • Be well. Bobby Robins apparently was a great deal more banged up in his NHL debut than he let on. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • The battered PBruins had a tough weekend. Here is a recap of the good, the bad, and the ugly. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Zane McIntyre is turning heads and turning away pucks at the University of North Dakota. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Brad Marchand loses the battle of wits with Torey Krug over a whiteboard explanation of who is taller. Another good reason to take the college route to the NHL?  [WeekendAtBergys]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • One former Bruins draft pick is back from Russia and looking to return to the NHL. [SoundTigers]
  • Just for fun, how about participating in a fan survey? [Puckology]
  • This time-lapse video celebrates the beauty that is the City of Boston. (Video, 4:07) [MassLive]
  • Poor Olli Maatta battled back from his illness only to have his season ended by a shoulder injury. [SportingNews]
  • John Scott earns grudging chuckles as he manages a bit of self-deprecating humor. Gotta take it if you dish it out. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Can the versatile Dustin Byfuglien earn a Norris if he's only a part-time defenseman? Or maybe there's room for a new award category... [TheHockeyNews]
  • It's only a game- Malcolm Subban 's brother P.K. and Brandon Prust engage in some spirited horseplay. (With videos) [BarDown]
  • It has been a while since the report of the world's oldest hockey stick being found in Nova Scotia. It has now been sold at auction. [BarDown]
  • I was glad to NOT see Tuukka Rask appear on this list of the NHL's least consistent goalies. [CBSSports]
  • The Maple Leafs ' woes overshadowed other news around the NHL this past weekend, catch what you missed here. [Grantland]
  • IIHF Women's U18 Championship potpourri: The US women have beaten Canada for gold in Buffalo. [USAHockey] The Russians beat the Czechs for bronze. [IIHF]
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