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You can’t just quit when the lead extends to three goals, not even the second time.

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins
Good times- Tim Schaller, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak celebrate an early goal.
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins blew two 3 goal leads against the Sabres on Saturday and ultimately the game. The good news? They salvaged a loser point in OT. Sit tight until Thursday, when the Bruins host the Sharks at 7:00 PM ET on NESN.

  • NHL games are comprised of three periods of twenty minutes each. The game isn’t over when you reach a three-goal lead. WEEI
  • Here are the game’s highs and lows in bullet points. Paul Postma and Rob O’Gara were just fine stepping in when needed. Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak are climbing the league leaderboard. Boston Globe
  • Those who chuckled at keeping both Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller on the roster are not laughing so hard now. WEEI
  • Stop me if you’ve heard this repeatedly, but the Bruins cannot afford to be losing early, winnable games only to burn out trying to gain ground in the waning weeks of the season. (With video) Boston Herald
  • Hey, at least this should shut up anyone itching for a goalie controversy. Bruins Daily
  • Soothe the sting of the loss by diving into the good, the bad, and the ugly with a side order of snark. Days of Y’Orr
  • Meanwhile, in Providence- Three goalies combined to earn three wins over the weekend. Providence Journal
  • A few PBruins merited special attention for their performances. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Without Kirk Luedeke, we can at least get our prospect updates from the horse’s mouth. Bruins NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • That highly-touted wearable technology might not be something NHL players should agree to don without looking into all the implications. Boston Globe
  • Catch up with the OTHER weekend action around the NHL. Sidney Crosby earned himself a ten minute misconduct for lipping off at an official. Sportsnet
  • The good news that researchers are zeroing in on diagnosing CTE before death may affect the futures of hockey players as well as hockey itself. Sportsnet
  • Greg Wyshynski has sailed off to ESPN, and now the Marek Vs. Wyshynski podcast has run its course as well. Listen in to the final episode. (Audio. 1:05:10) Sportsnet
  • What does the rise of The Athletic mean to your newspaper sporting section? Guess who is “empty calories?” New York Times
  • HNIC has released an opening montage for Gord Downie. (Video, 3:17) Streamable
  • Garbage in, garbage out- are the people compiling the numbers that comprise advanced statistics reliable and consistent? Is it time to standardize data collection? New York Post