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A win in which the Bruins start to look like the Bruins

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Craig Cunningham says hello to local boy Brian Boyle.
Craig Cunningham says hello to local boy Brian Boyle.
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Pastrmania! Two games, two goals, two Bruins wins!

  • Facing a tired and injury depleted Lightning team, the Bruins felt their pain, having only recently celebrated the return of injured key players themselves. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • The Bruins have begun too look more like themselves, and one new addition is lighting 'em up out there. [PatriotLedger]
  • Here's a concise period-by-period blog of the action. Apparently a certain mom's visit is day-to-day as is her son's tenure with the Bruins. [SouthCoastToday]
  • And who was the game's first star? Just a kid hoping to stay with the team. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Take five... observations.  What was up with all the scrappin' last night? And how great were the resulting penalty kills? [WEEI]
  • You wanna go with Zdeno Chara? TWICE? Also, whatever motivates a fourth-liner to attack a skill player like David Krejci whose team is in the lead? [CBSSports]
  • Did you notice that the Bruins battled back from being down a goal, not once, but TWICE? [BruinsDaily]
  • Wow! The Bruins have won some games! What changed? [WEEI]
  • Quick takes: Early offensive success paved the way. Chara played only about 20 minutes, and the Bruins were also without Brad Marchand for a long stretch... Why? [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • On the ever-evolving fourth line, Craig Cunningham appears to be a keeper. [WEEI]
  • Wake Up With Wilbur, who whines about what the future holds for Pastrnak and why it is nice to see some grit return to the Bruins' game. (Audio, 2:00) [Boston.com]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Adding injury to insult, an ejected player fails to make a clean exit from the ice. OUCH! (With video) [BarDown]
  • Rookie Johnny Gaudreau is smart enough to know his nickname is marketable. [TheSportingNews]
  • One lad from Boston and another lad drafted by Boston both appear on this Hobey Baker Award candidate list. [PuckDaddy]
  • And here are your weekly Thirty Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • Laugh at ridiculous NHL All Stars selections that leave you asking "Whatever were they thinking?" [Grantland]
  • The other shoe has dropped, a lawsuit has been filed by the University of Ottawa Men's Hockey Team over their suspension. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Pekka Rinne has returned to Vezina form after a frustrating battle with a post-procedure infection.  [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Thinking of taking the college route? Here are the Top 10 hockey schools. [USAToday]
  • Take a look back at how Dominik Hasek was one of a kind. [WinnipegFreePress]

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