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The Bruins hope to harness their recent successes and notch a fifth win in a row.

Tuukka Rask and Chris Kelly go cheek to cheek...
Tuukka Rask and Chris Kelly go cheek to cheek...
Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight the revitalized Bruins face another test, hosting the Rangers at TD Garden, 7:00 PM.

  • Steel yourselves: These are the projected lines, and a quick take on the matchup. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Expect Tanner Glass out of the doghouse and on ice for the Rangers this evening, along with backup goalie Cam Talbot. [NewYorkPost]
  • So far so good for David Pastrnak and his fight to stay with the team, learning from the mistakes of another young former Bruin.  [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Even as his line achieves success, David Krejci is still working through his nagging injury.  [WEEI]
  • For his part, Lucic would be very happy to keep the rookie, although he personally and professionally understands why this may not be in the cards this season.  [BostonHerald]
  • There is also a good case to keep Pastrnak financially, although it is a short-term solution. Decision time is nigh. [USAToday]
  • Defensive responsibility and sound decision making: Pastrnak has taken this to heart and worked hard to earn his coaches' trust, and this may be a tipping point in his favor. [WEEI]
  • Do you realize how very rare it is for a draftee to play in the NHL in his draft year? [MassLive]
  • Seriously, can anyone blame Krejci and Lucic for wanting to keep him? "Spinal Tap had fewer drummers than those two Bruins (have) had linemates this season."  [PuckDaddy]
  • No rumored trade target or Providence Bruin has looked any better on that top line, small sample size aside. At what point might Pastrnak (as Dougie Hamilton did) hit the wall physically in a long season? [HockeyBuzz]
  • Preparing for the NHL since he was fifteen, Pastrnak learned English and left home alone to play in Sweden. His days of youth hockey with his friends and his late father ended early. [ESPN]
  • As if you needed any, statistics are bolstering the case for another Patrice Bergeron Selke nomination in what has been a tough season for his team. [NHL]
  • Andy Brickley discussed the pros and cons of keeping Pastrnak in the lineup, including the enthusiasm that has boosted the team. [WEEI] Full audio of interview is here. (Audio, 8:57) [WEEI]
  • What has sparked this Bruins turnaround we've all been salivating for? Bonus: Were any Bruins snubbed for All-Star slots? (Video, 2:44) []
  • A certain young Bruin's photograph was featured in this gallery of Photos of the Day yesterday. Skip to #10. [WallStreetJournal]
  • Jeremy Roenick is confident that the Bruins will make the playoffs, and explains why. (Video, 1:27) [SportsIllustrated]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • No news is good news on Raptor Rich Peverley , the Stars are still in wait and see mode. [DefendingBigD]
  • Here's the definitive ranking of Canadian hockey powerhouse towns, pound for pound. [The10And3]

  • WANT! The Coyotes ' Kachina-style jersey returns for a limited engagement. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Norm Green took the North Stars away from Minnesota, and fans were livid! ''When he came here, he said, 'Only an idiot could lose money on hockey in Minnesota.' Well, I guess he proved that point.'' [SportsIllustrated]
  • Dang, give that kid TWO assists. He earned them. (Video, 0:42) [TheHockeyNews]
  • Here's your chance, Devan Dubnyk, sieze the net! [TheSportingNews]
  • C'Mon, Ref! Do officials really need to make a call before reviewing video? [TSN]
  • At the midpoint, which NHL goalies are stars, which are coming around, and which are struggling? [TSN]
  • This performance by an usher at a Flyers game earns him an ovation. (Video, 0:43) [BarDown]
  • The Grand Rapids Griffins are at it again, needling the Rockford Ice Hogs on Twitter.  [BarDown]
  • In fantasy news... PASTRMANIA! [PuckDaddy]
  • We all miss CapGeek. Check out this new resource for hockey stats. [FourthLineHeroes]
  • We all miss CapGeek part deux: A gofundme kickstarter has begun for a replacement site. [@theNinjaGreg]
  • Take a stroll into enemy territory with this look at the competition in the NHL Western Conference. [Grantland]
  • Ilya Bryzgalov is realistic and resigned to the fact that his career is not where he would have wished... [SportsNet]
  • ...while Martin Brodeur is granted a week off to think about his own future. [Blues.NHL]