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New faces are in new places on the Bruins forward lines

Bruins V Canadiens
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. (Bruins v. Habs)

The Canadiens host the Bruins at the Centre Bell ce soir 7:30PM on NESN.

  • There’s been a shakeup. Look for David Backes up with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, while Davids Krejci and Pastrnak are reunited to play together along with Tim Schaller. Ryan Spooner returns to center. The Boston Globe
  • We saw some line shifting in an attempt to light a fire under the left side during the loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday. Now Claude Julien’s is going to focus on the right. The Boston Globe
  • Here are a few observations from Saturday, including Danton Heinen and Joe Morrow getting into the game. WEEI
  • Noel Acciari has returned to game action, and didn’t seem worse for wear. WEEI
  • Thanks to a scheduling issue, Kirk Luedeke was aware on Thursday that something was afoot with Jesse Gabrielle, and now hopes the Bruins turn to nailing down Anders Bjork. Scouting Post
  • Meanwhile, in the AHL, the Providence Bruins beat the Devils 3-1 on Saturday night Providence Journal and then bested the WolfPack on Sunday afternoon on a Peter Cehlarik shootout goal. Providence Journal

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Weekend NHL recap (featuring former Bruins)- Cringe as youngster Patrik Laine nets an own goal, then watch Jets Captain Blake Wheeler demonstrate leadership. Jarome Iginla has hit another milestone. (With video) Sportsnet
  • $#!T gettin’ real... there is now a preliminary script for the John Scott movie. Bonus link: Casting call! The Score
  • Well, there’s the kiss of death for NHL participation in the Olympics- both the fans and players want it. The Hockey News
  • Sometimes being traded is hard. Sometimes it is hard and also nice. Mike Fisher explains. Players Tribune
  • No, not Johnny Gaudreau- that would be Johnny Hockey® now. SBNation
  • Consider the source- how are the NHL’s corporate agendas being pushed in the media? Could it be... insiders? The Province