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Reversal Of Fortune

So, how do you like the Bruins now?

Make way for Zdeno Chara!
Make way for Zdeno Chara!
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The Hurricanes play the Bruins tonight at TD Garden at 7:00PM.

  • The Bruins' recent improvement is not just the result of trade deadline moves (or non-moves.) The players were confident that they were already on a better trend.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • But are they CONTENDERS? Examine what we've seen from the team recently and what factors may play out in their favor in the playoffs.[Hockeybuzz]

  • Going into this heavy stretch of tough games, optimism was tempered by caution. With only 14 games left, things appear to be looking up.[PatriotLedger]

  • Patrice Bergeron may face competition for the Selke Trophy from someone(s?) very close to him, indeed...[WEEI]

  • Only 15 days post trade deadline, the Bruins have some SPARK! Compare the team's statistics and playoff position before and after. See?[WEEI]

  • Catch up with a quartet of Bruins prospects currently in college, and read how Colton Hargrove successfully took a page from Frank Vatrano 's playbook.[ScoutingPost]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Looking for a fun job/internship in hockey? Check this list of available positions.[BarDown]

  • Jarred Tinordi sadly fits the profile for failing the NHL's doping. Maybe it is simply time to let the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) take the reins of the league's program.[SportsIllustrated]

  • Here's the latest, revised NHL emoji guide. Apple has finally added a hockey stick emoji![BarDown]

  • Doug Gilmour sat down to write himself a letter. Listen up, 13-year-old Doug, and be sure to have a couple of rolls of quarters handy.[PlayersTribune]

  • The financial cost of supporting and equipping a young hockey player are sobering. Some parents take out loans to pay and children are pressured to specialize in one sport early.[GrandForksHerald]

  • Hop a ride on the team bus with the NWHL Riveters, where meal per diems bring cheers and a lost driver can delay the start of a game.[SportsIllustrated]

  • Nothing to see, here... the NHL announced accusations against Patrick Kane to be "unfounded."[TSN]