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Boston Bruins v Colorado Avalanche
This lad scored 2⁄3 of the Bruins goals (Jake DeBrusk)
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The Avalanche scored five unanswered goals, overcame a 3-1 deficit, and beat the Bruins 6-3. The biggest loss may have been an injury to Zdeno Chara.

  • The good news? A David Pastrnak goal, a pair from Jake DeBrusk, and David Backes finally has an assist. The bad news? Where to begin... WEEI
  • The big news is the injury to the Bruins’ captain. Bruins Daily
  • Zdeno Chara was reported to have been seen leaving the game “with a limp and a brace under his suit...” and the Bruins are left minus 3 of their top Dmen and without 3 of their prime penalty killers. 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • The Globe’s Matt Porter reports otherwise on Chara’s condition. @Mattyports
  • If you’re keeping track- 19 feet, 4 inches overall have gone missing. @BrianLawton9
  • No, that’s NOT the length of Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson’s record setting nameplate. Amalie Benjamin explains. NHL
  • Three bullet points from the game, and another observation that it seemed like a lot of Bruins shots deflected off the posts. Boston.com
  • One bright spot was that David Krejci is finding Joakim Nordstrom to be a great linemate alongside DeBrusk. Boston Herald
  • Jaroslav Halak took the blame for not shutting down the Avalanche. Boston Herald
  • It looks like the Nathan McKinnon line won the battle of the best forward lines. That didn’t keep Brad Marchand from chirping his off-season training partner. CBS Boston
  • Bruce Cassidy was blunt- you can’t make mistakes as the Bruins did and also expect to win. (With video) NESN

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Got room for another heartwarming backup goaltender story? A University of Manitoba coach suited up for the Capitals against the Jets last night. Too bad it was because of injury to Braden Holtby... He has also stepped in for the Avalanche. Yahoo Sports
  • Speaking of injury around the NHL, Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie may be joining Holtby on the sidelines @IKhurshudyan while Cam Fowler will miss time after taking a puck to the face Fox Sports and the Lightning have lost netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy to a foot injury @DarrenDreger
  • 31 Thoughts lingers upon the concussion lawsuit and Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony. Sportsnet
  • Dan Carcillo will not go gentle into that good concussion settlement, no siree! He’s going to do as he’s done all through his career- fight. Bend Bulletin
  • The thrill of Hockey Night in Canada is gone on Saturday now that Sportsnet is in charge, and the only thing to look forward to (?) is Don Cherry between periods. Arctic Ice Hockey