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More of this, please! Lee Stempniak and Ryan Spooner celebrate a goal.
More of this, please! Lee Stempniak and Ryan Spooner celebrate a goal.
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Maybe they can help fill the empty reservoirs here in California- the Bruins want to rain on the parades of the Sharks, Ducks, and Kings this week.

  • Look out, Golden State- the Bruins are coming, and not only do they have a great record on the road, they've hung with and beaten some of the NHL's best teams lately.[WorcesterTelegram&Gazette]

  • Hmmm... Maybe the Capitals are not a lock on the top of the Eastern Division after all. Here come the Bruins![NewYorkPost]

  • Just in time for the final push to the playoffs, Tuukka Rask is on his game. Very good news, indeed.[CausewayCrowd]

  • Fluto Shinzawa reviews the unusual zone entry style of the Blackhawks , and the Hurricanes using their goalie in one set play. Bonus: Checking in with the members of the 2003 draft class- where are they now?[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Even odds: Saturday's win over the Islanders pulled the Bruins up to a .500 win record at home. Hey, it's a start![TheBostonGlobe]

  • David Pastrnak has reignited, and in turn has sparked his team.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • The Bruins may be out of town, but Willie O'Ree will be in Boston to speak on the topic of diversity at two events.[]

  • Seen at the scene: Nine Bruins gathered with North End Youth Hockey on Sunday to fete the young players at the end of their season. Pics, pics, pics![NorthEndWaterfront]

  • Meanwhile, in Europe, three prospects toil with mixed success. Peter Cehlarik was undaunted after a frightening injury, Maxim Chudinov is growing into a more skilled Zac Rinaldo , and Emil Johansson looks to be what he is- a 7th round pick.[ScoutingPost]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Artist Liz Pead is giving discarded hockey gear a new lease on life in her installations.[TheHockeyNews]

  • The NHL General Managers will be discussing the Coach's Challenge at their annual meeting.[PuckDaddy]

  • With incivility, racism, sexism and xenophobia seemingly running rampant, you might enjoy this series of thoughtful and funny CLEAN chirps directed at Sidney Crosby.[BarDown]

  • One prize eluded the late, great Bill Gadsby- having his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.[TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Karl Subban is one grateful dad, indeed.[MontrealGazette]

  • Here are the big takeaways from the Sloan Conference. One is that there is no "hot hand" for a coach to ride, statistically speaking.[FiveThirtyEight]