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Goodbye, Calgary- hello Oilers. Brad Marchand and the Bruins are in town.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Calgary Flames
It was a happy  night for Matt Beleskey
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And we’re right back at it again tonight in Edmonton, where the Oilers host the Bruins at 9:00PM on NESN.

  • It will be Hart to Hart night as Brad Marchand faces Connor McDavid - both are in the conversation as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player. The Oilers are coming off a Tuesday drubbing of the Stars . Yahoo Sports
  • And that was all she wrote last night for the Flames ’ ten-game win streak. Several former Bruins were on the Calgary roster, one was on the scoreboard. Boston Herald
  • Did Matt Bartkowski play a role in the Flames’ recent surge? @MarkDivver
  • Bow down before the new NHL goal scoring leader, Brad Marchand. He is concurrently in a three-way tie for point leader. WEEI
  • Marchand is having a season reminiscent of Marc Savard ’s 2008-09 campaign. Speaking of pain, the Little Ball of Great has moved beyond his counterproductive antics. Boston Sports Desk
  • David Pastrnak notched his thirtieth goal last night, and joins lofty company in that achievement. WEEI
  • Sticktaps to David Backes , who not only returned to the game after a scary collision against the boards, but sniped the game winning goal from his off-side to boot. WEEI
  • Backes’ goal proved to be key after Anton Khudobin let a red line shot from Dougie Hamilton by him to tie the game. Recovering the lead so soon steeled the netminder and buoyed the Bruins. Boston Globe
  • In prospect news, we may see Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson in black and gold rather soon. Ryan Lindgren ’s injury was as serious as it looked, and will require surgery. Scouting Post
  • Anders Bjork has been named a Hobey Baker finalist, we’ll know who wins on April 7th. MassLive

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Alexandre Burrows came from nowhere to play for the Canucks. He recently bade his former teammates farewell even as his children learned a parallel lesson about what being traded means in the team’s Family Room. Players Tribune
  • The Hart Trophy buzz has taken a detour as players other than the usual subjects have interjected themselves through strong performances late in the season. ESPN
  • Kris Draper ’s face was caved in on a hit, and he was famously traded for one slim dollar. But he raised the Stanley Cup- it was all worth it, as he explains. Players Tribune
  • It was bound to happen. There is now a Beer League All-Hockey Hair Team. Look for the groomed moustache, the Jesus, and the bald guy. (With video) Yahoo Sports
  • Sesame Street On Ice v. the Blackhawks? Oh the humanity! (With video) NHL