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Ten Thousand Lighter

It was like a weight was lifted from Brad Marchand’s shoulders

Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins
It’s Brad Marchand’s world, and we all get to live in it.
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Welcome to the All-Star break, Bruins fans! The Bruins carry their victory over the Penguins into the next few days of rest.

  • The Bruins played an engaged, heavy game, and it was the player that is the heartbeat of the team that continues to be the difference maker. WEEI
  • A very physical game allowed the Bruins to bowl past two Penguins goals in the first period. Brad Marchand came justthisclose to not being available to play at all. The Boston Globe
  • David Backes led the banging and bumping, Colin Miller crisply answered the call of Scott Wilson, and Phil Kessel dodged a bullet. The Boston Globe
  • There was a freshman gaffe followed by plenty of hard work by Brandon Carlo, who ultimately left the game with an injury. His coach admired his pluck. WEEI

Elsewere around the rink:

  • Former Bruins in the news- Remeber Alex Khokhlachev? Catch up with his career progress in the KHL. Causeway Crowd Current Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan is making use of the break to remain in town and visit his Duxbury, MA based family. Providence Journal
  • The NHLPA negotiated for it, now teams will enjoy a “bye week” each season. How exactly will that work? Fox Sports
  • Despite the availability of Jack Capuano and Gerard Gallant, the new Las Vegas Golden Knights are not rushing to hire their new coach. Might they be playing a waiting game for someone special? The Hockey News
  • Enjoy this dive deep into the embarassing history of Fox’s glowing puck scheme. Plenty of shame to go around, here! Sports Business Daily