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The Kings mopped up TD Garden ice with the Bruins

Milan Lucic grins as he acknowleges the Bruins' tribute video.
Milan Lucic grins as he acknowleges the Bruins' tribute video.
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Let's turn the page on the 9-2 drubbing, shall we?

  • T&E: No, not travel and entertainment. It had been since 1965 that the Bruins had faced so very many shots in a single game.[BostonGlobe]

  • Milan Lucic has been a good fit in L.A., where the Kings play a heavy game that used to be the Bruins' calling card.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Western Conference teams have been been an important test for the Bruins' playoff hopes, one which the Bruins are failing this year.[WEEI]

  • Steel yourself for a few final notable points from the game. The good news? Tyler Randell is the league leader in goals per 60 minutes.[WEEI]

  • As glad as we all were to see Lucic, the game was a massacre.Tuukka Rask was pulled in the second period.[ScoutingPost]

  • It seemed that a pair of flukey goals in the waning moments of the first period rattled the Bruins, who had played a solid first period.[Hockeybuzz]

  • But we'll always have memories of Lucic, as seen in the tribute video that welcomed him back to TD Garden. He also skated a lap to acknowledge the fans postgame. (With video)[PuckDaddy]

  • Bobby Robins has perspective on the John Scott All-Star Game situation, and on life after hockey. He is also working on a memoir, which will surely be worth a read.[BobbyRobins.com]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The call of nature poses very specific problems for a goalie. Cross your legs as Braden Holtby, Roberto Luongo, and other notable netminders explain.[SportsIllustrated]

  • Dive on into Thirty Thoughts, where the rumored Dennis Wideman back to Boston trade was not as firm as believed. Bonus: More details on the botched concussion protocol immediately following the Wideman hit on the official.[Sportsnet]

  • Looking ahead at the trade market, Pierre LeBrun sees a buyer's market in which teams don't need to give up firt-round picks to acquire a rental player.[TSN]

  • The Maple Leafs moved "$35M of meh" by sending their captain to Ottawa.[NationalPost]

  • Let'th thympathize with Chicklet challeged NHLerth like Brent Burnth, for whom eating corn on the cob presenths a logithtical problem.[SportsIllustrated]

  • Hinga Dinga Durgen. Hockey in Sweden is just a bunch of mill-town boys who find success in the concept of community and teamwork. Victor Hedman explains how the North American game was a major adjustment.[ThePlayersTribune]

  • Six new teams joined the NHL fifty years ago, and potential owners of the proposed new teams included the owner of the Ice Capades.[NHL]

  • Zebra down: Since it has been in the news of late, look at the history of the suspensions meted out for "Abuse of an Official."[SlappersAndStats]