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The Bruins have roundly beaten the Canucks, but at what cost?

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins
Tim Schaller is having none of Erik Gudbransosn’s nonsense.
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins bested the Canucks 6-3 last night. Tomorrow night they host the Sabres at 7:00 PM on NESN.

  • Last night’s win mattered- and the power play was key. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • In bullet points- how did Patrice Bergeron’s return affect his team’s performance? The Score
  • How about the Bruins’ first line now that Bergeron is reunited with Brad Marchand and Anders Bjork ? (With video) CBS Boston
  • Bjork was able to showcase his skill in his first multi-goal, multi-point game. Boston Globe
  • Bergeron’s return was a relief, and a reminder of all that he brings to his team. (With video) Boston Globe
  • Bergeron was notably coy about the nature of his injury. Stay tuned. Boston Herald
  • Tim Schaller immediately challenged Erik Gudbranson after the latter boarded Frank Vatrano, and was celebrating the goals that resulted from the subsequent 5 minute major from the box. Patriot Ledger
  • Gudbranson will have the pleasure of speaking with George Parros about the incident. The Score
  • Kenny Agostino got another chance to strut his stuff, and slotted in on the power play. Patriot Ledger
  • And of course it all came at a cost, as Adam McQuaid and David Krejci were injured. WEEI
  • It looks like McQuaid may be out for a while- anyone watching his sequence of blocked shots last night will not be surprised at the type of injury that resulted. @JoeyMacHockey
  • Don’t expect to see Tuukka Rask soon- they’re not even bothering to couch his ailment as an “upper body injury.” WEEI
  • Marchand posted a self-deprecating Tweet this morning. NESN
  • Behind the B continues with the young Bruins playing NHL 17 and a visit with Craig Cunningham. (Video, 21:39) Bruins NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • With the Sabres headed our way tomorrow, note that the injury bug is hitting them hard as well. Die By The Blade
  • Netfront mayhem leads to goals- dirty, greasy goals, as Jim Corsi explains. NHL
  • Time to resurrect the old FoxTrax glow puck. This is not a drill. ESPN
  • This well-timed mailbag includes an answer to a burning question- whether or not teams need an elite goaltender to win the Stanley Cup. Welp. Puck Daddy