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Last night the Predators won the duel of the Finnish goaltenders, and the game.

David Pastrnak got one of the best chances last night.
David Pastrnak got one of the best chances last night.
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Moving right along... the Dallas Stars host the Bruins Saturday at 8:00PM.

  • Well, at least the loss was only the second shutout loss for the Bruins this season...[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Keeping the recap short, here are five observations from the game. Bonus: A postgame podcast, for the truly hardy fan.[WEEI]

  • "Stifled." That about covers what the Predators did to the Bruins last night. It seemed especially true for a few key players.[Hockeybuzz]

  • What, me worry? No point in Loui Eriksson losing sleep over trade talk. Lately, it seems that Tuukka Rask is not only being beaten, but beaten up.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • As much as the Bruins could use Eriksson going forward, there are two good reasons the Bruins will likely need to let him move on- term and money.[ScoutingPost]

  • Brad Marchand: Elite Scoring Winger. That has a very nice ring to it, now, doesn't it?[TheHockeyNews]

  • Who's a pest? One family from Digby, NS is grateful to Marchand for the gift a trip to the NHL All-Star Game.[WeekendAtBergys]

  • Jake DeBrusk has been through changes and injury this year, but is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Guys! GUYS! Here's your chance to help get a Happy Gilmore statue at TD Garden![BarDown]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The owner of the Flint Firebirds fired the entire coaching staff AGAIN, but this time the OHL has stepped in to take charge, suspending both him and his new head coach. Pity the poor young players![DetroitFreePress]

  • The Best Kessel, Amanda, is not only finding success again with the Golden Gophers, but is rekindling family ties with her brother Phil Kessel.[TribLive]

  • Suffering from angst about being traded? NHLers share their stories about getting the news that it was time to pack up and go to a new team.[ESPN]

  • Dig out your vintage Cooperalls- they're back in vogue.[SportsIllustrated]

  • Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama are having a little chirping match on Twitter over hockey.[BarDown]