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But it was sure fun while the streak lasted!

Max Talbot was glad to depart Pittsburgh with the win on Saturday.
Max Talbot was glad to depart Pittsburgh with the win on Saturday.
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Next up, the Bruins host the Sabres at 7:30 PM.


  • Well, the Bruins win streak ended against the Capitals last evening. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • A few quick observations from last night, including that it could have been worse. [WEEI]

  • There's your sign: The Bruins gave up the first goal last night, reversing their trend in the most recent winning streak. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • Bruins defensemen have learned to be resilient this year, learning from and then moving on past mistakes. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Carl Soderberg is still suffering a goal drought, coincidentally coinciding with David Krejci 's absence. [WEEI]

  • The Tuukka Rask that has been carryin the team on his shoulders recently, saving the Bruins when they at times played on their heels against Ottawa and Tampa Bay. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • In case you missed it Saturday, luck clearly worked in the Bruins' favor in their shutout win against the Penguins . [HockeyBuzz]

  • Quick takes from the weekend: Zach Trotman remains on the cusp with his recent call-up, Maxime Talbot enjoyed a bit of homecoming in Pittsburg, and Gregory Campbell can kiss GQ goodbye! [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Tom Wilson faced the ire of Brad Marchand after a hit to Ryan Spooner. GOOD! (Audio, 2:24) [Boston.com ]

  • So, does Spooner's emergence mean curtains for Carl Soderberg ? [TheHockeyWriters]

  • Slam. Dunk. Adam McQuaid 's takedown of Jason Chimera was almost Johnny Boychuk -esque. See it here. [SBNation]

  • The worthiest Bruin to win the Seventh Player award is clear, and that may not be good news for the team as a whole. [BostonHerald]

  • This just in, the entire Bruins team will participate in this year's 8th annual Cuts for a Cause because Patrice Bergeron , of course. [Bruins.NHL]

  • Have a helping of Thirty Thoughts, including intriguing speculation on Zane McIntyre as well as news of Johnny Boychuk and Vladimir Sobotka . [SportsNet]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Dig into this potpourri, touching on the NHL's push to embrace statistics at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytic Conference, Nazem Kadri in a pickle, an homage to how well Patrice Bergeron reads and reacts on ice, and other observations from around the league.  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • W Network's "Hockey Wives" premieres this Wednesday. [NationalPost]

  • Keep it SIMPLE! Writers need to present statistics clearly and plainly to best serve their eager readers. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Here's the real deal, a primer on hockey fandom online, full of snark. [SportsIllustrated]

  • Two Diplomatic Dispatches have arrived (while I was not paying attention,) the first is an interview with the Slovakian ambassador, His Excellency Peter Kmec who attributes their hockey success to teamwork... [PuckBuddys ]

  • ... while the second is with the Czech ambassador, His Excellency Petr Gandalovič, who sees individual passion driving Czech players to excellence. [PuckBuddys]

  • The surprisingly eloquent and always entertaining Scott Hartnell has penned a letter to his rookie self with plenty of good advice for himself. [TheHockeyNews]

  • The Vancouver Canucks lost a long time friend, after helpfully being the first to raise the alarm that he may have been in trouble. [VancouverSun]

  • SAVE THE GOALIES! Guess what burning topics are on tap for the NHL General Managers at their meeting? [TSN]

  • Carey Price aces a fan's selfie, Phil Kessel , however... [BarDown]

  • Hey, Carl, read this take on suffering a goal drought and learn from the master, Scott Gomez! [PlayersTribune]

  • Details are emerging on the world's oldest hockey stick, which has since been acquired by the Canadian Museum of History. [SportsNet]

  • In the year of the Great AHL Affiliate Shuffle, it now appears the Panthers will be taking the Portland Pirates. [TheRatTrick]


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