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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins
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Fire up those coffeepots, we reconvene here at 10:00PM as the Canucks host the Bruins on NESN.

  • The last-second goal that beat the Flyers on Saturday afternoon was the kind of luck Drew Stafford works hard for, thank you very much. WEEI
  • Versatile Riley Nash is getting another look at center in Ryan Spooner’s absence. Spooner will return shortly, however Tim Schaller remains out for this road trip.) Boston Globe
  • Hey may have been relegated to the press box for stretches, but Matt Beleskey has certainly not been idle. WEEI
  • This week’s Western roadie will be a good test of the Bruins hopes for a playoff berth, and a chance to see some old friends. Patriot Ledger
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the PBruins had a rough weekend in the goaltending department, dropping all three games... Providence Journal
  • source reported a lot of scouts were watching from the bleachers. @GNGHockey
  • Paul Stewart reviews the “intent to blow” rule that applied in the Bruins v. Flyers game, and it appear the Bruins got a break on that call. Hockeybuzz

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Claude Julien is a future Hall of Fame coach. Discuss. Sports Illlustrated
  • Review fifty years in which NHL coaching fundamentally changed, just as the game itself did. From technology to motivation and beyond, this ain’t your great grandfather’s NHL. Globe and Mail
  • How about a skate sharpener priced (allegedly) for the home market? Thomas Vanek is an investor, and the company is based in the Bay State. (With video) Boston Globe
  • Fans enjoyed some creative promotional giveaways at NHL games this season. Here are a handful of examples, including the Jumbo Joe Thornton chia pet. BarDown
  • NHLers dish on which officials they enjoy playing with the most, and why. ESPN
  • Results are in for the All Hockey Hair Team for 2017. Our host has moved to New York City and this year’s theme is literary- Flowetry. (Video,7:53) YouTube.