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A point is a point, but unneccessarily battling back from behind is no way to win games

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Dallas Stars v Boston Bruins
David Krejci, manipulating time and space
Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

Let’s move on from yesterday’s matinee. Next up? The Bruins host the Canadiens at 7:30 tomorrow night at TD Garden on NBCSN because RIVALRY NIGHT! This marks the second of three games against the Habs in only 8 days.

  • As for yesterday afternoon, well, even the Patrice Bergeron line was stifled in the mire. Take a look at the happy and not-so-happy takeaways from the OT loss to the Stars. The Hockey Writers
  • The shot differential in the first period? 12-1. Ouch. Zdeno Chara’s blast finally opened the Bruins’ scoring late in the second period. WEEI
  • It was a nice come-from-behind effort to salvage a point, but clearly the Bruins slogged through the the first two periods. Slow starts are no way to win games. Patriot Ledger
  • Anton Khudobin arrived ready to play. He continues to give the Bruins what they need- a chance to win, and a chance to rest Tuukka Rask. Maybe a contract extension would be appropriate. Boston Herald
  • Who needs David Krejci? The Bruins do, and here’s why. Boston Sports Extra
  • Yet again, Jake DeBrusk demonstrated his tenacity and willingness to go to work where goals are scored. Boston Herald
  • The Tyler Seguin who (inevitably) scored the OT game winning goal for the Stars is not the same one that departed Boston so long ago. South Coast Today
  • Don’t expect Andrew Shaw to take the ice tomorrow night or for up to 10 days- Saturday’s game took a toll on him. @CanadiensMTL
  • The Bruins maintain their spot at SECOND in the Atlantic Division with three games in hand. They now lead the Maple Leafs by three points. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Fifty years on, remember Bill Masterton- the only NHLer to pass away from injuries sustained during a game. @VintageMNHockey
  • Now that things have turned around a bit for the fortunes of the Maple Leafs, they are poking fun at the expense of opponents. Maybe the woes of the Canadiens would entertain us, too? Pension Plan Puppets
  • Admire these NHLers’ backyard rinks. Of note, there is a service in Barrie, ON that will do all the work for you, because of COURSE there is. BarDown
  • For your amusement, there is now a site for predicting NHL game outcomes. Give “The Forecheck” a look. Globe and Mail