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The Bruins take a win from their last regular season game at Nassau Coliseum.

Torey Krug, Reilly Smith, and Milan Lucic enjoying Smith's goal.
Torey Krug, Reilly Smith, and Milan Lucic enjoying Smith's goal.
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The Bruins notched a win against the Islanders.

  • Take a moment to enjoy the GIF recap of the game. [Boston.com]
  • In case you missed it, the Bruins scored early, lost the lead, fought back, and finished strong. Farewell, Nassau Coliseum! (Video, 2:24) [NESN]
  • How happy were YOU that the "vulnerable minute" goal ending the second period was Kevan Miller 's rather than an opponent's for a change? [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Some quick takes: Coaching wizardry, Reilly Smith 's good (and bad) luck, the penalty kill be killin' it, and o, dat Tuukka Rask paddle save...  [WEEI]
  • More quick Takes: Winging it on the right side, #18 storming the net on a timing play from Milan Lucic like old times, and a momentum changer from an unlikely source. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • The Bruins' resurgance as a team has coincided with Rask having returned to top form. (P.S. Fluto, we traditionally save Matrix references for David Krejci...) [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Post All-Star Break rust? Naaaaaah.  [BostonHerald]
  • Smith is heating up offensively at exactly the right time. [BruinsDaily]
  • Malcolm Subban has been called up, so that Niklas Svedberg can get into a game or two in Providence. [MassLive]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • No one is surprised that the addition of Johnny Boychuk brought more to the Islanders than simply his skills on ice. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Here's an article and infographic illustrating the AHL exodus from East to West. [WorcesterTelegram&Gazette]
  • But wait, there's more... this AHL movement is just one step in a number of key hockey objectives. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Don't tie your knickers in a knot over advertising being placed on World Cup of Hockey unforms. [TheHockeyNews]
  • What about family values, Fox Sports Tennessee? Mysterious and apparently adult audio intruded on the Predators ' game coverage at the Blues last night.  (Auto-play Vine of audio is *NSFW*) [SportingNews]
  • In honor of his retirement, here's a long read on Martin Brodeur from a few years ago. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Would anyone be surprised to hear that Jack Johnson 's parents had allegedly swindled his grandfather as well? [Deadspin]
  • This week's grab bag includes Don Cherry watch and a KHL mascot brawl. [Grantland]
  • Right here in Rapid City... More rink criminals in the news, this time allegedly abusing Native American children with sprayed beer and racial slurs. When will it end?  [NativeNews]
  • Out West, groundbreaker and ambassador of hockey Willie O'Ree expressed his excitement to see more hockey arrive nearer his home in LaMesa, CA. [SanDiego6]

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