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The Bruins salvaged a point against the Penguins as they begin their bye week

NHL: JAN 07 Bruins at Penguins
He’s okay, don’t worry. (Patrice Bergeron)
Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Bruins fell to the Penguins in OT last evening 6-5 going into their scheduled bye week. Enjoy a breather along with the Bruins, and check in here for news and developments. The Bruins return to action on January 13th against the Canadiens in Montreal.

  • Here are five takeaways from last night’s overtime loss to the Penguins.
  • There were a lot of goals- here’s where you can see the game recap and review each one as well as other highlights. (With video) NHL
  • Other notable events included a barrage of four unanswered Bruin goals. Bruins Daily
  • Patrice Bergeron took a serious stinger to the knee, but was able to return to action. Tuukka Rask was frank in his assessment of his own performance. Boston Globe
  • Brad Marchand put Bergeron’s recent performance in proper perspective. BarDown
  • Even an eruption of goals was not enough for the Bruins to earn a win. Boston Herald
  • The weary Bruins rallied to erase a two-goal deficit, but even a last minute penalty shot awarded to Marchand wasn’t enough to put the pesky Penguins away. WEEI
  • On the bright side, the Bruins have taken points from their last 11 games, and they have managed this by rising near the top in several NHL performance metrics. NESN
  • David Backes lost 10 pounds and 10 inches of colon earlier this season to an enemy familiar to his family. Paul Postma was instrumental in helping him return to the ice well before projection. NHL
  • Congratulations to Trent Frederic, whose four-goal barrage ensured Team USA would take home medals from the World Junior Championship. UW Badgers
  • Jesse Gabrielle has been returned to his junior team, and will get to play for the Memorial Cup as a result. Stanley Cup of Chowder
  • And sticktaps to Jeremy Swayman, whose UMaine Black Bears shut out Jake Oettinger and the Boston University Terriers in their first post-WJC meeting. Bangor Daily News
  • The Bruins hold down the second spot in the Atlantic Division with 53 points. NHL The Maple Leafs trail with 52 points, but the Bruins also hold four games in hand over them. Bonus- the Leafs are whistling through the Boston graveyard. Editor in Leaf

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Willie O’Ree has earned the honor of a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Bloggers Tribune
  • One of the four saddest sports parades ever marked a bittersweet event for Bruins fans in 2001. Bonus- Shoehorned in this is a snide swipe at Tom Brady.