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The NHL Department of Player Safety has ruled on Brad Marchand’s latest infraction

NHL: Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators
Pick me! Pick me! Remember this odd moment from the December 30th game?
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The Bruins are in Ottawa to face the Senators tonight at 7:30 PM on NESN.

  • Expect to see a repeat of the defensive pairings we saw against the Devils once again in Charlie McAvoy’s absence. Tuukka Rask will get the nod in net. Boston Herald
  • The Senators have been struggling, and are pretty frank about it. Fox Sports
  • The Department of Player Safety has caved on this one- in Brad Marchand’s favor. It is time for Marchand to have a Stan Mikita epiphany. The Hockey News
  • Why, Brad, just WHY? WEEI
  • Meanwhile, in Allentown, the Providence Bruins mounted a valiant late effort but fell to the Phantoms last night. Providence Journal
  • The Bruins hold second place in both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference with five points and four games in hand over the Maple Leafs and maintain their fourth place in the NHL overall. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Have a gander at some olde tymey footage of Canadiens playing hockey outdoors in 1925-26. You can see some ways in which the game has changed. (With video) BarDown
  • Trevor Noah had an interesting guest on “The Daily Show” the other night- the Predators P.K. Subban spoke about his off-ice passion for giving back. (With video) Sportsnet