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The Bruins leapt to a two-goal lead against the Red Wings and never looked back

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins
David Pastrnak shares the happiness with Tuukka Rask
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What a difference two days makes- the Bruins sent the Red Wings packing, scoring four goals in the first period. Next up- a manatee against the Flyers on Saturday.

  • Netminder Jared Coreau retired for the evening after a first period trio of goals. David Krejci and Brad Marchand were both on hat trick watch, and David Pastrnak notched the sixth goal. (With video) Boston Globe
  • All righty, then! Drew Stafford played his off-side on the Krejci line with great success. Nobody was going to take back his first official goal as a Bruin. (With video) WEEI
  • Resilience after the loss to Ottawa was a theme postgame. (With video) Patriot Ledger
  • From pest to best, Marchand has earned the right to be considered for the Hart Trophy. Here’s why. WEEI
  • Ryan Spooner’s injury has given Austin Czarnik has another chance, this time with his former Providence coach. He mentions a former Bruin who was instrumental in his decision to sign with Boston. Scouting Post
  • With the playoffs looming, giving Tuukka Rask enough rest will be a priority for the Bruins. Providence Journal
  • Relish this salty (but uncharacteristically safe for work) Days of Y’Orr recap of the game, and send healing wishes to Tim Schaller, who left the game and did not return. The Sports Daily
  • “Fun must be always” said Tomas Hertl. Torey Krug and Pastrnak have a pregame ritual that demonstrates that spirit. BarDown

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Bruins are still in the playoff mix, and the competition in the Atlantic Division so far is the Canadiens and Senators. Boston Sports Pub
  • Sean McIndoe revisits previous trade deadlines and offers five instances where teams could have used a “do-over.” We’re talkin’ to YOU, 2011 Canucks and 2014 Bruins! The Hockey News
  • One major problem with the coach’s challenge for off-side violations is the unintended consequences, as Paul Stewart explains. Hockeybuzz
  • Economic woes are trickling down to kill local hockey teams in Alaska. The Hockey News
  • Ray Ferraro offers a brief update on former Bruin Craig Cunningham and his progress in rehab. @RayFerraroTSN
  • Those Minnesota state high school hockey tournament hair videos are causing some consternation among the stodgy tourney organizers. Bah, humbug, ya old fogies! (With video) Fox Sports