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The Bruins take two points in overtime

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Adam McQuaid mugs for the camera as he is escorted to the box
Adam McQuaid mugs for the camera as he is escorted to the box
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On to Tampa Bay, where the puck drops at 7:30PM tonight, and the Bruins can gain the top spot in the Atllantic Division.

  • Since we're in a back-to-back situation... just the facts, ma'am, on last night's overtime win. Congratulations to coach Claude Julien![WEEI]

  • Lee Stempniak scored his first as a Bruin after his team blew TWO three-goal leads.[ScoutingPost]

  • A goalie change, a fight between Adam McQuaid and Shawn Thornton, and more lamentable coach's challenges swung momentum Florida's way.[Hockeybuzz]

  • It was a bit of a mixed bag for David Pastrnak last night, who went from scoring a goal to riding the fourth line due to subsequent puck turnovers.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Welcome back, Zach! The loss of Kevan Miller to unjury marks Zach Trotman 's return to game action.[BostonHerald]

  • Is it too soon to talk about Julien as a candidate for the Jack Adams trophy?[ESPN]

  • The Bruins have demonstrated some progress in the last few games. Allow yourself some cautious optimism![BostonHerald]

  • Meanwhile, in Providence... Frank Vatrano is lightin' 'em up and has been named the CCM/AHL player of the week.[ProvidenceBruins]

  • Vatrano the virtuoso? Here's a bullet point recap of the highlights of the PBruins weekend. Zac Rinaldo has made his mark, one that will not just buff out.[ProvidenceBruins]

  • Some fancy statistical analysis by the Bruins sparked some policy changes in an effort to reduce ticket resale and make season tickets available to more waitlisted fans.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Best wishes to Zdeno Chara and his family, as they welcome a pair of sons.[NESN]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • There's something about former Bruin Shawn Thornton , who has extended his hockey career with the much improved Panthers.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Sean McIndoe invites you to take five... storylines, as we begin the final drive to the playoffs. (With video)[Sportsnet]

  • Seen at the scene: At Larz Anderson rink in Brookline, MA, one very genetically blessed young hockey player's famous parents were in the bleachers.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Looking for some fun? Try this NHL Draft Lottery simulator, developed by a fan.[Sportsnet]

  • Former NHLer (now CEO of SC Bern) Hakan Loob is spearheading an effort to "safeguard the interests" of the member teams and the European game by forming an alliance among teams.[TheHockeyNews]

  • Hey, kids! Wayne Gretzky was once featured on a box of breakfast cereal.[BarDown]

  • The NHLPA is still negotiating compensation from the World Cup of Hockey, several options are available to benefit the players and their union.[TSN]

  • Reebok has now issued a hockey sneaker that celebrates the New York Islanders .[SportsIllustrated]

  • Hey Nineteen... the NHL is investigating the possibility of raising the draft age up by one year.[ESPN]