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Ringing The Bell

The Bruins returned to Boston with two points, having pushed the Canadiens out ofa playoff spot.

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New dad Max Talbot surges up ice.
New dad Max Talbot surges up ice.
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Oh, what a beautiful morning... the sun is shining, the Bruins beat the Canadiens, and all is well with the world.

  • It is always nice to leave the Centre Bell with a win, especially when that includes a goal from each French Canadian Bruin.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • David Pastrnak returned to action and found success with energy players Max Talbot and Zac Rinaldo. The Bruins raised funds to aid Denna Laing.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Patrice Bergeron has reached another Bruins milestone, and Tuukka Rask was in fine form.[WEEI]

  • The Providence Bruins finally snapped a 10-game home winning streak, and remain outside playoff contention. At least the box office numbers are good.[AlongTheBoards]

  • Everything is bigger in Texas, including the pleasant surprise that Colton Hargrove has been for the Providence Bruins.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • Ooops! There was a little bitty blooper during last night's NESN broadcast of the game...[Imgur, via Reddit]

  • And just in case you missed it, here is the Canadiens' video tribute to Denna Laing from last evening, courtesy of Dafoomie. (Video, 7:10)[YouTube]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Tom Brady has his priorities straight: He and his wife bundled up to watch an important hockey game.[]

  • Dive on into Thirty Thoughts, including questions about the NHLPA's Donald Fehr, who is embroiled in a lawsuit that involves potential conflict of interest.[Sportsnet]

  • Forget NHL fines, players really need to beware of the odd extracurricular levies that teammates assess each other for odd infractions like falling in warm-ups...[SportsIllustrated]

  • These are the 13 players most likely to be moved at trade deadline, think of it as a shopping list! Bonus: Links to other interesting news around the NHL.[SportsIllustrated]

  • There are no longer any Canadian teams in the playoff picture. Are they all tanking just like the Loonie?[Sportsnet]

  • Speaking of which, NHL players are paid in US dollars, but the tanking Loonie still has long reaching effects in wallets around the NHL.[TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Justin Abdelkader wrote about the thrill of playing for all the marbles against Boston College while at Michigan State, leaving early to join the Red Wings, and how he made his mom proud by completing his degree.[PlayersTribune]

  • One young Jamaican currently playing in the WHL would like to follow in the footsteps of former Bruin Graeme Townshend.[TheColorOfHockey]

  • It appears the NHL is prepared to abide by the very rules the league set for the All-Star Game in the matter of John Scott.[TheHockeyNews]