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Duck Call

The Bruins took one point from the Penguins, and now have the Ducks in their sights

NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Boston Bruins
Ryan Spooner dodges a Duck
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Coming off their overtime loss to the Penguins, the Bruins host the Ducks tonight at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Bad Brat Brad Marchand put in an appearance, and David Pastrnak’s late wraparound goal kept the Bruins in the game. The Boston Globe
  • Take five... observations from the game. Matt Grzelcyk had a credible NHL debut. WEEI
  • In fact, Claude Julien said that Grzelcyk “handled himself well.” Bruins Daily
  • Special teams, well, weren’t. The Bruins didn’t even score on a 3-on-5 opportunity. Congratulations to Zdeno Chara, who played his 1,300th NHL game. Providence Journal
  • The Bruins have lost Kevan Miller to an upper body injury. WEEI
  • Y U Mad, Kris Letang, because Pastrnak’s face hit your elbow? SBNation
  • Anton Blidh has been recalled from, and Danton Heinen returned to, the Providence Bruins. @NHLBruins
  • Between visits to the Canadiens and the Penguins this week, the Bruins managed to salvage three points. Fox Sports
  • Pour a steaming cup of hindsight and reexamine the Loui Eriksson debate from the season so far. Then recall that the deal that brought David Backes here is only in year one. WEEI
  • Meanwhile, Team Canada has kept Jeremy Lauzon, but sent Zach Senyshyn back to the Soo Greyhounds. WEEI Their final roster is here. The Score
  • Kirk Luedeke has posted the podcast containing the Jesse Gabrielle interview (NOW we know WHY it was deferred) and touches on the Team Canada roster. Bonus: Why is the Bruins record at home so lamentable? (Audio, 1:33:36) Scouting Post

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Well wishes go out to former Ducks (and USA) coach Ron Wilson. LA Times
  • Last night in action around the NHL, Chris Neil hit a milestone, the Flames hit a wall, and Joe Thornton and Brent Burns share a bromance. Sportsnet
  • What a view! Wouldn’t it be fun to skate on a rink atop the Eiffel Tower? Bar Down
  • One more plug for NHL participation in the Olympics- fans (and players) deserve to see the best playing the best, and it gives the game a bump internationally. TSN
  • In-’N-Out... not the burger kind. Which NHL teams are likely to flip from post-season contention, and which are poised to take their places? Sportsnet
  • Where would be the most interesting places for Jarome Iginla to go in search of his Stanley Cup, and why? The Hockey News
  • It was duck and cover time on Sportsnet’s Hockey Central set last evening, fortunately no one was injured. Awful Announcing
  • Finally someone admits the truth! Vancouver’s coach cannot tell the Sedin twins apart. NO, REALLY! The Elbow