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Another winnable game lost at home

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Boston Bruins
Sorry, Milt Schmidt, not even in your memory
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe things will be better for the Bruins in Florida against the Panthers on Saturday night at 7:00PM on NESN?

  • The better team does not always win. The Bruins controlled the pace and dominated the Oilers’ zone for stretches, then... ooof. To be honest, a home win would be nice sometimes... The Boston Globe
  • ...especially on a night honoring Milt Schmidt. Zdeno Chara was despondent postgame. WEEI The team honored Schmidt pregame with a hearty moment of celebration and applause and a tribute. (with video) Sports Illustrated
  • The Bruins scored a few goals, but only after giving one up in the opening minutes of the game. An odd, tough night for Brandon Carlo didn’t help. Handing out gift-wrapped gaffes will not help a team win hockey games. Patriot Ledger
  • An early tiff between Chara and Patrick Maroon initially sparked the Bruins, but how do you explain Maroon’s subsequent (and first NHL career) hat trick? The Boston Globe
  • David Backes will travel with the team on this four-game roadie, and is likely to play. Boston Herald
  • The other shoe has dropped, and Zane McIntyre has been called up from Providence. He may pass Anton Khudobin southbound on 95. Mass Live
  • Anders Bjork is a Big Man On Campus. No, not just at Notre Dame, but among a classroom of third graders who relished his frequent visits, follow his travels, and are still staying in touch by facetime. UND
  • Charlie McAvoy scored and Team USA persevered in the shootout for the gold medal in the World Junior Championship. Mass Live Boston University set a record and gets bragging rights on this one. @TerrierHockey
  • The PBruins face the Springfield Thunderbirds tonight, and you can WATCH THE GAME FREE- see linked info below

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • FREEBIE! Watch any AHL game tonight for FREE! Enter code AHLFREE17. Reddit Schedule is here. AHL Neulion
  • The Blue Jackets ended their win streak at 16 games. Sean McIndoe has the debriefing on how it came to be. Sportsnet
  • Cringe in pain as NHLers divulge the kinds of injuries that they (or their teammates and opponents) played through. OUCH! ESPN
  • An unlikely American Hero garnered 53 votes in the US Presidential election. Hint: They were all tallied in counties near Pittsburgh, PA. Trib Live