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Rest is good. Athletes need rest. But will a rest NOW squash the Bruins’ hot streak?

NHL: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins
It is all good for Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand
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No Bruins hockey, day #2. Remember, the team returns to action next week to face the Canadiens three times in eight days.

  • A tale of two seasons- the first half has featured the youngsters and their battlefield promotions in the face of mounting injuries. The key to the second half lies in the returning veterans- can they help the rookies steer clear of common rookie errors? Fox Sports
  • Rest is good and necessary for athletes, but is the timing of the Bruins bye week jeopardizing the team’s recent hot streak? The Hockey Writers
  • Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask are optimistic about their team, especially considering the sputtering start to the season. Boston Herald
  • Rumors! The Bruins rejected an offer for Trent Frederic, and the play of Matt Grzelcyk has turned the heat down on any thoughts of trading for a defenseman. Will Thomas Vanek ever NOT be mentioned as a possible Bruins target when he’s available? Spector’s Hockey
  • Thinking ahead, these four Bruins deserve a chance to re-sign with the team. The Hockey Writers
  • Seen at the scene of the Blue Jackets v. Maple Leafs game last evening- Bruins scouts, and scouts from a bunch more teams as well. @TheFourthPeriod
  • In the standings (since Leafs lost that game in OT to the Jackets) the Bruins hold second place in the Atlantic Division with games in hand. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • A Golden Knights v. Lightning matchup for the Stanley Cup presents a perfect storm of marketing nightmares. Boston Herald
  • The impending arrival of an NHL team in Seattle means realignment. And while we’re at it, let’s return to the historical division names, shall we? ESPN
  • Edina, MN is pioneering a new fee for livestreaming their schoolboy hockey games- here’s why. Star Tribune
  • The fan who caught a silver medal thrown into the stands following Sweden’s loss in the gold medal round of the World Junior Championships explained why he returned it. BarDown