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Old friends return to TD Garden tonight

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No hard feelings... HONEST! Zac Rinaldo reacquaints himself with Shawn Thornton as Max Talbot looks on.
No hard feelings... HONEST! Zac Rinaldo reacquaints himself with Shawn Thornton as Max Talbot looks on.
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The Bruins welcome the Oilers to TD Garden tonight at 7:00PM.

  • When we left off on Saturday, the Bruins had dispatched the Panthers in a matinee game.[Hockeybuzz]

  • Next up- the Oilers, who used their last matchup with Boston (a skills competition victory) to springboard to a wining streak.[PatriotLedger]

  • Forget the game of "what if" and welcome Peter Chiarelli back to Boston.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Hasn't it been nice to see Tuukka Rask returning to form?[WEEI]

  • Claude Julien pulled the old razzle-dazzle by sending out jumbled lines against the Canadiens on Thursday, and set his opponents on their heels.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Ryan Spooner has lately seen a revolving door of linemates, which is tough because he feels it takes him about 10 games each time to readjust.[WEEI]

  • So, you think the Bruins vs. Canadiens rivalry is fading, is it? Or is that just when your team loses?[Hockeybuzz]

  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the PBruins are on a tear, and have jumped 4 spots up in the AHL Eatern Conference. Here's what you need to know.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • Austin Czarnik is back, with all his blistering speed, and Seth Griffith has returned from injury to look like the kid that wowed us in Boston. Anton Blidh is polishing his chirping game.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • The narrator of EPIX's "Road To The NHL Winter Classic" is from the Boston area, and is a big Bruins fan![NewYork.CBSLocal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Former Bruins coach Mike Sullivan returns to the helm of the Pittsburgh Penguins. We'll be seeing him this week.[PatriotLedger]

  • Former Bruin Shawn Thornton continues to do what he can to support the young Panthers even as his role diminishes. Zac Rinaldo and Jimmy Hayes both assert there are no hard feelings following incidents in Saturday's game.[BostonHerald]

  • But it was 15-0... back in 1944, the Rangers suffered the most ignominious defeat in NHL history.[TheHockeyNews]

  • Shhhhh! Don't count on Steven Stamkos wearing a Lightning uniform for much longer than the next 78 days.[TheGlobeandMail]

  • In case you weren't watching, here are this week's 10 key story lines around the NHL.[TSN]

  • Have a quick laugh at this gaggle of hockey bloopers.[BarDown]

  • Why did Jean-Claude Van Damme put a beating down on the Penguins' mascot? Take a look back at "Sudden Death," the action movie that climaxed at Game #7 of the Stanley Cup Final.[TheHockeyNews]

  • Jersey fouls- get yer jersey fouls here![PuckDaddy]

  • The best since Bobby Orr, eh? Erik Karlsson is being overlooked because of numbers, he is actually a game-changer.[CBSSports]