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Jim Benning and Doug Jarvis return to the scene of the crime

NHL: Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks
Brad Marchand strikes a familiar pose, as Torey Krug picks himself up off the ice.
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The Bruins host the Vancouver Canucks tonight at 7:00 PM ET on NESN.

  • The Canucks slunk into town under cover of darkness in the wee hours of Wednesday, like the blackguards they are. @Canucks
  • The Sedin twins are not the force they once were, but the well-travelled and noted Bruins killer Thomas Vanek is on board. The Province
  • Injuries are adding up, and the depth of the Bruins’ roster is being tested. Players who have gone cold are being challenged by call-ups from Providence. Boston Globe
  • Zane McIntyre has been called up to Boston. Boston Sports Journal
  • Even the Bruins defensive pairings are being shuffled. Causeway Crowd
  • Tonight’s lineup will fall in place from the top down, depending on the availability of Patrice Bergeron and David Backes. Patriot Ledger
  • Kenny Agostino and Peter Cehlarik were called up yesterday. MassLive
  • The subsequent return of Cehlarik to Providence this morning may indicate which player is ready to return to action. @GlobeFluto
  • Ever impish, Brad Marchand is evolving, and former coach Claude Julien played a large role. (Note the revisionist history about the Alexandre Burrows biting incident. FAKE NEWS!) Sportsnet
  • Guess who tops the Forbes list of wealthiest sports team owners this year, as well as every other in recent memory? Buffalo News

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Only one of the three finalists competing for the “Ultimate Men’s Health Guy” title has a Bruins Stanley Cup ring. Men’s Health
  • Dion Phaneuf received a friendly finger-wagging from one specific Bruins fan after the Senators eliminated them in the playoffs. Ottawa Citizen
  • This week’s Thirty-One Thoughts includes conjecture (#7) about who has been interested in Zdeno Chara. Remember that (#9) Jarome Iginla is available, and is a likely invitee to join Team Canada for now. Kind words (#12-14) for Malcolm Subban. A nephew of Andy Brickley’s (#25) has caught the attention of NHL scouts. Sportsnet