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Any Friday after which the Bruins fight back from a two goal deficit to win in regulation is a Good Friday.

Zach Trotman gets the game winning goal in front of family and friends.
Zach Trotman gets the game winning goal in front of family and friends.
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That's the way to extract justice, on the SCOREBOARD! The Bruins are now neck and neck with the Red Wings, who have one game in hand.


  • It was Tuukka Rask that kept his team in the game, AGAIN. The Red Wings outshot the Bruins, but a third period press shifted momentum. Bonus: A quick take on league standings postgame. (With graphics and video) [NESN]

  • Line shuffling was forced by injury "as well as David Krejci 's ineffectiveness" but may have in turn led to the Bruins ultimate success. [Boston.CBSLocal]

  • Zach Trotman scored the game winning goal (his first in the NHL) as Loui Eriksson and Carl Soderberg were successfully reunited with Reilly Smith [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Quick hits: Patrice Bergeron was damaged by an uncalled high stick. Zdeno Chara had a rough night. [WEEI]

  • Claude Julien was pleased with what he saw from Brett Connolly, who was understandably a bit winded.  [ESPN]

  • No, the Bruins earned no 'style points' last night. Connolly operates like "a lankier Nathan Horton ." [HockeyBuzz]

  • Pierre McGuire expressed concerned for Dougie Hamilton now that his specific injury is known and can be targeted by opponents. He spoke about the Bruins and NHL matters on WEEI yesterday. (With audio) [WEEI]

  • Joe Morrow was returned to Providence today, after being a healthy scratch last evening. [@AmalieBenjamin]

  • Brian Ferlin made a bit of history with the Bruins before he was returned to Providence. [Jacksonville.com]

  • The NHL remains in Soderberg's immediate plans, but he doesn't specify the Bruins. (Google translation from Swedish) [Expressen]

  • Notable in this recap of last night's NHL action- A six-pack of young Bruins have hit a benchmark this season, as has Rask. [NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Lighten up, Francis! The NHL has since changed the photo in this promotion pushing team logo tank tops. [SBNation]

  • Gordie Howe's successful stroke recovery may now help Bart Starr, whose family has approached the Howes about thier experience with the treatment. [TorontoSun]

  • Here are the TV series that SHOULD be made this season based on certain NHL teams' seasons. You won't like the Bruins suggestion. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Is it time to dump the rule about footwork in scoring goals, or is it time to stand up and say 'This isn't soccer, people!' [TheHockeyNews]

  • While we're at it, why not clean house and kill the loser point with fire. [FiveThirtyEight]

  • Tickets are being printed and sold, so it is time to start analyzing the first round competition in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. [Grantland]

  • Katie Baker tackles an interesting question about the media in the dressing room as part of her mailbag. [Grantland]

  • Meanwhile, at the IIHF Women's World Championship... The next round schedule and an update- Japan surprised Germany on OT, Finland blanked Switzerland, Russia topped Sweden. [AtEvenStrength]