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The Bergeron line took command in the waning minutes of the game and in the brief overtime period.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings
David Pastrnak did not miss when it mattered.
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The Bruins host the Capitals tonight at 7:00 PM on NESN.

  • Looking forward to tonight's action, it has been a mighty long time since the Bruins have bested the Capitals. Fox Sports
  • In case you signed off the game thread early as I did, here's the game recap. The Red Wings almost pulled it off. Relish that final two minutes and the brief overtime! (Video, 8:52) NHL
  • Last night's 3-2 overtime victory was notably against a conference rival, which matters a great deal for the Bruins. NESN
  • Earlier in the game, Patrice Bergeron was on the wrong end of a bad call. But he and linemates Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak got their revenge on the scoreboard and the win in OT after the Bruins closed the gap with only 1:26 in regulation. WEEI
  • For a diminutive guy, Marchand is very capable of carrying his team on his shoulders. Patriot Ledger
  • Tuukka Rask held off the Red Wings for nearly two periods as the Bruins were hard pressed to stay in the game. Bruins Daily
  • A blessed event landed Paul Postma back in the lineup last night. Ryan Spooner is still out after tweaking his recurring injury. Boston Globe
  • Zdeno Chara's contract is coming to a close, but he hopes that his time with the Bruins does not. Bonus- what makes Charlie McAvoy special? Boston Herald
  • Hindsight being 20-20, it looks like the Bruins were smart to protect Kevan Miller in the expansion draft. Despite all the injuries and upheval, the team's blueline has come together nicely this season. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, Zane McIntyre's first shutout of the season also marked the PBruins' eight win in a row against the Hershey Bears. Providence Bruins
  • The goalie on loan to the PBruins, Jordan Binnington, has earned a call-up to the Blues. Good luck, young man! CBS St. Louis
  • Rask revisited the infamous milk crate incident in Providence- he was robbed not once but TWICE. (Video, 0:48) @MKMolnar
  • A Lowell mother lost her Bruins loving son, and now she continues to give back to the community through a "pay it forward" campaign in his name. Lowell Sun
  • Marc Savard sends his greetings, he is wishing the Bruins well. @MSavvy91

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • His NHL career over, Matt Johnson returned home to his parents and began displaying disturbing behavior. He is now homeless and unaccounted for, and questions remain- what went wrong? TSN
  • Former Bruin Joe Thornton has an affinity for an old-school tactical game, and his teammates now join in to play when they're on the road. Sports Illustrated
  • Glory days? One long-forgotten Junior player still tries to leverage his fame to ply freebies from strangers when out on the town. Many now only know him as "an arrogant jerk." NO, REALLY! CIPP-TV