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May this game PLEASE mark the turning point of this lamentable season?

David Pastrnak's NHL debut was coincidentally against the Penguins.
David Pastrnak's NHL debut was coincidentally against the Penguins.
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Charlie Jacobs' reign begins as the Bruins face the Penguins in Pittsburgh tonight at 8:00 PM. Please pass the Pasta!

  • Here's what to expect this evening... coincidentally both the Penguins and Bruins are rolling out new wingers with the initials "D.P." [BleacherReport]
  • Nice try... the Penguins are NOT fooled by this team masquerading as the Bruins, and expect a tussle. Bonus: A quick review of how the Bruins arrived at this sorry state. [BostonHerald]
  • With his callup, David Pastrnak is in high spirits, no surprise there. [WEEI]
  • As the Jeremy Jacobs passes the torch, the Bruins are professionals, and understand well that a turnaround is still up to them. [PatriotLedger]
  • There are mitigating circumstances, but the team is "sinking faster than the temperature has dropped this week." [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Here are the details of the changing of the guard at Delaware North. A business begun as a refreshment concession now worth far more than just peanuts. [BuffaloNews]
  • It was an intersting scene at practice when Brad Marchand and Torey Krug got into a bit of a dustup. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Meanwhile, it has been more good news for Pastrnak and Alexander Khokhlachev in the AHL, as they received All-Star nods. [NESN]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Rumors, rumors. Why Phil Kesselshould be traded. Also, Peter Chiarelli scoffs at rumors that he wanted a certain Coyote. [SpectorsHockey]
  • See what happens when some ringers show up to play sledge hockey. (With videos) [BarDown]
  • Here are the brief stories behind all of the names of the NHL teams. Yet again, Bessie Moss merits no mention. [TheWeek]
  • Are the Maple Leafs players "uncoachable?" One in particular (a former Bruin) disagrees, thank you very much. (With video) [PuckDaddy]
  • Zach Parise has gone home to be with his ailing father. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Real-time player tracking by Sportvision will debut at this year's All-Star Game on January 25th. [TheHockeyNews]
  • As scarce as hens' teeth? Look hard to find women coaching girls' hockey. [MNGirlsHockeyHub]
  • Which candidate should "B" the next Leaf's bench boss? [TheHockeyNews]
  • That is the big question that Elliotte Friedman addresses in Thirty Thoughts as well (#4 through #7 address Bruins topics.) [Sportsnet]
  • Got motivation? Hey Bruins, you could stand a look at this montage of famous sports pump-up speeches. (Video, 1:35)  [SportsIllustrated]