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Former Blues Captain David Backes will be in black and gold tonight

David Backes maintains his focus
David Backes maintains his focus
Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins host the St. Louis Blues, tonight at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • David Backes faces a major challenge tonight. FOCUS, DAVID, FOCUS! Fox Sports
  • Give thanks! The Bruins home stand of four games begins tonight, and the Bruins are surprisingly high in the standings. Boston.com
  • From behind enemy lines, a pregame snapshot. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Have you looked at the numbers? The Bruins are shutting down opponents' offense at an impressive rate. Metro
  • Simply the threat of a Zdeno Chara slapshot was enough to shift the Jets into disadvantageous coverage on the Bruins powerplay, which resulted in a bait-and-switch Patrice Bergeron goal. The Boston Globe
  • Do it for David Krejci's sake- give him Backes and Matt Beleskey as wingers. Boston CBSLocal
  • Ugly wins appear to be this Bruins team's calling card, which is a testament to playing the system. WEEI


Elsewhere around the rink:

  • There is a lot of concern and hope for former Bruin and current Captain of the Tucson Roadrunners Craig Cunningham. CBC His team has postponed their home games scheduled for tonight and tomorrow. Arizona Daily Star His team suggests the hashtag #CunnyCan for Tweets of support. @RoadrunnersAHL
  • Former Bruin Zach Hamill has re-emerged in the news. Hint- HINGA, DINGA, DURGEN! WEEI
  • Sean McIndoe is giving out performance awards for the NHL season so far, and guess which goalie has caught his eye? Sportsnet
  • You know you've hit the big time when the NHL names a rule after you, as they did for Sean Avery before you... SBNation