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So close! But no cigar for Ryan Spooner...
So close! But no cigar for Ryan Spooner...
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The Bruins bested the Flames at TD Garden.


  • The Bruins squeaked one out over a struggling Calgary team- take five observations from the game.[WEEI]

  • Ladies and Gentlemen... the Bruins! We saw the newest members in action along with callup Noel Acciari as well as new-look lines. Claude Julien is breathing down Art Ross' neck.[ScoutingPost]

  • Had it not been for his jaw injury, Acciari would have been called up sooner. PBruins coach Bruce Cassidy was not surprised to see his player sent to Boston.[PatriotLedger]

  • The energetic player in the full face shield joined Brett Connolly and Landon Ferraro on the Bruins' fourth line, which notched the game's first goal.[WEEI]

  • Julien had words of praise for his fourth line, which was deployed in a new manner. Hang onto your hats, the next several games will be telling.[Hockeybuzz]

  • Take a measured look one year later at how precisely Dougie Hamilton found his way to Calgary, and what it cost the Bruins.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Keeping Loui Eriksson was appreciated in the Bruins' dressing room. Lee Stempniak has learned to be comfortable as "the new guy." Chris Kelly has begun to skate.[WorcesterTelegram&Gazette]

  • The Bruins are up against playoff caliber teams in their final push: It's do or die time.[Boston.com]

  • Meanwhile, in Providence... the PBruins have a new look with roster moves and a trade. An injury to Jeremy Smith has led to locally notable emergency backups being signed.[AlongTheBoards]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Enjoy the "rivalry" that is being served up between Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel , it has been manufactured purely for your entertainment.[TheGlobeAndMail]

  • The NHL's planned exit from the Olympic Games is what's behind the league's support for the World Cup of Hockey. Muahahahaha![TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Not for the squeamish, the Toledo Walleye are planning on different sets of jerseys to wear in each successive period of "Zombie Night." [PuckDaddy]

  • Elliotte Friedman offers Thirty Thoughts, centered mostly around Trade Deadline. The Bruins are addressed in #19.[Sportsnet]

  • A couple of veteran NHLers are no longer with AHL teams. Manny Malhotra was released by the Lake Erie Monsters...[TodaysSlapShot]...and Scott Gomez requested a release from his PTO with the Hershey Bears.[TodaysSlapShot]

  • Brian Burke is famous for his casually untied tie. Now you can know the rest of the story![SportsIllustrated]

  • In honor of trade deadline, here's a bunch of players who were traded away as their teams went on to win the Stanley Cup. I often think of the pair in the first photo...[SportsIllustrated]