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Maxime Talbot celebrates with Daniel Paille, perhaps hoping for another Brad Marchand kiss.
Maxime Talbot celebrates with Daniel Paille, perhaps hoping for another Brad Marchand kiss.
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Yippee-aye-o-Paille, it was a big weekend for winning in Boston. Congratulations to the Boston Blades!


  • Daniel Paille looks like a new man, as does his fourth line. [BostonHerald]

  • It was a close call on Saturday against the Flyers , but Claude Julien gambled and won by pulling Tuukka Rask for the sixth attacker to tie the game. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • The Flyers' fourth line was very effective, and new Bruin Maxime Talbot earned a kiss in the Bruins' win. [HockeyBuzz]

  • A few things from Saturday stood out- Brad Marchand was flying high, Gregory Campbell and Matt Bartkowski ... not so much. [WEEI]

  • Bad Brat no more- Marchand addressed his mental approach to the game over the summer, and is reaping the results. [WEEI]

  • Niklas Svedberg persevered and faced 36 shots in yesterday's win. [BostonHerald]

  • Isn't that special...The Bruins' special teams looked pretty solid against the Red Wings on Sunday. [Boston.com]

  • Take five... A small adjustment to his stick and stance paid off for Paille, and the Bruins slogan this season is ringing true. [SouthCoastToday]

  • The season is far from over, but two wins this weekend hint that the Bruins are on the right track. [WEEI]

  • Brett Connolly is now recovering from Thursday's surgery. Thanks, NBC, for trampling on the agreements that give players 24 hours off between games. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • The Torey Krug ("Protected Minutes") and Reilly Smith ("Bergeron's Coattails") new contracts caused some consternation. [PuckDaddy]

  • There's something about this year's Bruins team... they resemble the '06 Red Sox. [SouthCoastToday]

  • More winning! Quick hits from the PBruins: New acquisition Paul Carey scored in Friday's win over Hershey [ProvidenceJournal] and the PBruins beat Springfield on Saturday [ProvidenceJournal] finally capping the weekend on Sunday with their eleventh home win in a row. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Minnesota schoolboy hockey- YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? The return of the All Hair Hockey Team! [TheHockeyNews]

  • Just in time for Spring, get a pair of these hockey sandals. [TheHockeynews]

  • BU's Marie-Philip Poulin needs a job. And not just any job, but one that also allows her flexibility to train. [ForTheWin]

  • Here's a comic take on rookie orientation for hockey players, including key advice on social media. [WhatsIcing]

  • Martin Brodeur demonstrated his prowess as a scoring forward at the Devils alumni game. [BarDown]

  • And it was Boston over Montreal for the championship! The Clarkson Cup goes to the Blades. [TheGlobeAndMail]