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Colin Miller and Zdeno Chara enjoy a moment
Colin Miller and Zdeno Chara hug it out
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The Bruins are back n tonight at 8:00PM against the Capitals in Washington. It’s Rivalry Night on NBCSN, fans!

  • The Bruins took their time warming up to the task last evening, but finished with four goals. Is it too soon to hope their scoring drought is over? (With videos) Boston Globe
  • He has been rather quiet of late, but Patrice Bergeron will be pivotal to the Bruins’ playoff hopes. Coincidentally, Anze Kopitar ‘s numbers are also down. Fanrag Sports
  • Brad Marchand is dancing on the edge, and the team’s leaders stepped up- observations from the game. (With video) Bruins Daily
  • Random notes- Zdeno Chara has seen more special teams play of late. Frank Vatrano is returning to form and to the scoresheet. You don’t mess around with Jim. Boston Globe
  • Colin Miller made a timely save, and now the Bruins have won three straight games. WEEI
  • The Bruins are swapping backup goalies again, Zane McIntyre is back. Bruins NHL
  • Behind the B this week covers David Backes’ return to St. Louis, which is topical today as his former team has just fired their coach. (Video, 21:39) Bruins NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Dominic Tiano reports from Quebec City and the NHL/CHL Top Prospects game, which nearly didn’t happen due to a despicable crime. Scouting Post
  • Give a guy a mic, get a soundbite. Give Ilya Bryzgalov two mikes, cut him loose on unsuspecting All-Stars, and hilarity ensues. (Video, 5:50) Players Tribune
  • Remember the salty exchange between Kevan Miller and Evander Kane? It made this list of January’s Top 10 Tweets. Sportsnet
  • Guess whose GM is among those on the very hottest seat in the NHL? Sportsnet
  • The NHL asserted that the players involved in the concussion lawsuit are “mere puppets” rather than fully informed participants. The court has begged to differ. TSN