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The NHL All-Stars twinkled in Los Angeles over the weekend

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Brad Marchand in the spotlight
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Post All-Star break, the Bruins get one more night off before facing the Lightning in Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, puck drop is 7:30PM.

  • Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask joined in the All-Star festivities. Marchand got a chance to pump Tom Brady’s tires ahead of a certain NFL game. The Boston Globe
  • As the NHL paused to honor the 100 greatest players, 15 notable Bruins were included on the list. WEEI
  • This midseason report card would be one the Bruins would do well to forge their parents’ signature on. Boston Herald
  • Brace yourself for a “three-peat,” as the Bruins already have ceded their control over their postseason destiny, according to this Atlantic Division review. Boston Sports Pub
  • So you’re telling me there’s a chance? Mike Loftus uses the numbers to explain why the Bruins are on the outside looking in at the playoffs. Patriot Ledger
  • Meanwhile, the Providence Bruins lost to the Wolf Pack on Saturday night. Providence Journal
  • There was one big reason that Zane McIntyre rejoined the PBruins. Causeway Crowd Here he is chatting up fans. @scottmatla
  • Plenty of Bruins were on hand last week to fete the renovated Neely House, which has been serving cancer patients and their families since 1997. The Boston Globe
  • Tuukka Rask cuts a fine figure in his new goalie pants. The Boston Globe

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • So you would like to be a scout? Kirk Luedeke has some general advice for you, but NEVER, EVER ask for his sources! He’d have to kill you. Scouting Post
  • If you missed it, here is one fan’s All-Star experience with photos. Cheering with other teams’ fans for yet another team’s stars was a highlight. Pension Plan Puppets
  • Big moments in the Skills Competition were one small Kesler son scoring on Carey Price, and Mike Smith ‘s one in a million shot. Sportsnet
  • NHL participation at the next Olympics looks doubtful again. “No will”? Rather, what pound of flesh do you suppose the Bettman is trying to extract from the players and fans to make it happen? The Hockey News