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Make the most of your downtime, boys.

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins
Torey Krug joins the rush
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins hopefully enjoyed some nachos and beer as the Patriots stunned the Falcons. Sleep well, boys, you’re back in action on Thursday.

  • Regarding the OTHER big game, Saturday’s nail biter between the Bruins and the Maple Leafs may well have been this season’s watershed game. Boston Globe
  • In the battle of the swift capitalizing on an opponent committing gaffes, there could only have been one outcome. WEEI
  • After a a painful-looking shot blocked against the Capitals, few would have blamed Patrice Bergeron for sitting out a game. But that would not have demonstrated leadership. Providence Journal
  • The Bruins are now beyond any benefit from claiming moral victories that are not also scoreboard wins. WEEI
  • Goaltending woes continue to hamper the Bruins struggle to make the playoffs. Boston Globe
  • David Backes would be the first to say that he is not happy with his game right now. Boston Herald
  • Adam McQuaid can’t explain what ails the Bruins, but he’s ready to do what he can to right the ship. (With video) Fox Sports

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Take a listen to the sound of hockey. (Video, 3:02) BarDown
  • Sean McIndoe offers his recap of the weekend. Thankfully, the Bruins do not appear in his “road to the lottery” category. Yet. Sportsnet
  • Six former NHLers dished on what it was like being moved to expansion teams in non-traditional markets back in the 1990’s, and how it ultimately impacted their careers. The Hockey News
  • The Calgary Flames took it outside and practiced this weekend in Central Park ahead of their game with the Rangers. Yahoo Sports