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The Bruins topped the Wild, the game was capped by a Loui Eriksson hat trick.

A Loui Eriksson hat trick capped the evening
A Loui Eriksson hat trick capped the evening
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The Bruins host the Maple Leafs tomorrow at 7:00PM.

  • Moving right along, this Bruins team cannot sit with smug satisfaction after beating the Wild, they must forge ahead with a win against Toronto.[PatriotLedger]

  • A more complete effort for the full 60, a wee bit of snarl, and a Loui Eriksson hat trick hopefully indicate an upward trend.[HockeyBuzz]

  • Among brief points from the game- Frank Vatrano was injured, Matt Beleskey dropped the gloves, and special teams were special.[WEEI]

  • In the closing seconds of the game, Jason Zucker went down following a slash by Beleskey, who seemed surprised at the result. (With video)[PuckDaddy]

  • Is no decision easy for the Bruins? Now Loui Eriksson's future is under debate.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Chris Kelly would like to continue to play hockey and contribute to this Bruins team, but the bad timing of his injury puts his future in limbo.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Joe Morrow wore a red jersey as a left wing at practice today in Vatrano's absence.[WEEI]

  • These three NHLers whose careers "are coming to an end" have something in common.[TheScore]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • A number of cities lost their AHL teams in last year's shuffle. Here's a look at how they're all doing- several now have ECHL teams.[AlongTheBoards]

  • Former Bruin Craig Cunningham was called up by the Coyotes... [TodaysSlapShot] and played in last evening's WIN OVER THE CANADIENS at the Centre Bell. Thanks, bud![FiveForHowling]

  • A finding that concussions are less frequent at high altitude has led to the preliminary development of a new collar that seeks to raise cranial pressure and reduce "the slosh" that occurs in concussions.[TSN]

  • Dig into Thirty Thoughts for the week- former Bruin Vladimir Sobotka is still on the Blues' radar, despite their denials that he is in their immediate plans.[Sportsnet]

  • Kathryn Tappen keeps one foot in Charlestown since her NESN days despite having been snapped up by NBCSports.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • O, Canada: Enjoy a brief interlude of hockey, played by uniformed mounties. (Video, 0:27)[YouTube, via Reddit]

  • And we have a winner! The teams formerly known as the UND "Fighting Sioux" are now to be called the "Fighting Hawks."[TheHockeyNews]