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The Bruins swept the weekend to keep alive playoff hopes

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Torey Krug hugs Anton Khudobin, Brandon Carlo waits his turn
Torey Krug embraces Anton Khudobin
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins host the Lightning tomorrow night at 7:00 PM on NESN, having taken two points in their win over the Blackhawks yesterday afternoon.

  • A playoff berth is not out of the question following the Bruins’ 3-2 win in Chicago- stay tuned as the qualifying scenario shifts. Anton Khudobin faced 43 shots in the win. Boston Globe
  • Khudobin played with verve, and the win marked the first in his career over the Blackhawks. His season has taken a turn for the better under Bruce Cassidy. Boston Herald
  • A key penalty drawn by Dominic Moore , a sweet unassisted goal by Kevan Miller , and a strong performance by Khudobin under pressure made all the difference. WEEI
  • Boston University has lost JFK (Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson) to the Bruins. Providence Journal
  • The Wisconsin Badgers have named their MVP- it is Bruins prospect Trent Frederic . Wisconsin News

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Former Bruins in the news: Shawn Thornton likely played his last game at TD Garden Saturday, where he was welcomed warmly and named the third star of the game. WEEI Craig Cunningham laced ‘em up and took a few turns around the ice. The Coyotes have made him an offer to stay on in the organization. (With video) Puck Daddy
  • Many notable NHLers have found purpose in coaching the next generation of youngsters to be fine people- oh, and maybe play in the NHL, too. ESPN
  • The Red Wings ‘ storied arena, The Joe, will fall silent for the final time now that the team has been eliminated from the playoffs. Globe and Mail