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Tuukka Rask has returned to form, and Johnny Boychuk reunited some lost chiclets with their owner.

New York Islanders v Boston Bruins
Johnny Boychuk is a true friend
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Bruins celebrated the career of Rick Middleton by beating the Islanders 2-1 in the shootout. Boston hosts the Red Wings tomorrow night at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • There was no introduction needed for Rick Middleton last night, although Don Cherry told the story of one he was forced to make years ago. Boston Herald
  • Number 16 is now the eleventh Bruin to have his name raised to the TD Garden rafters. NHL
  • Ryan Donato celebrated his own return to Boston by sniping the game-winning goal and favorably impressed Bruce Cassidy with his play. Patriot Ledger
  • Cassidy is keeping his powder dry on one last nuclear option- playing a line of Brad Marchand, David Krejci, and David Pastrnak. WEEI
  • Among three takeaways from the game was Tuukka Rask looking cool, calm, and collected in the shootout. Bruins Daily
  • Rask’s return to form could not have been better timed, considering the way this season has gone for the Bruins. John Moore played big, big minutes. South Coast Today
  • It isn’t your imagination- Tuukka Rask is much improved following his leave of absence. WEEI
  • Despite all the injuries, there is still good news for the Bruins- take a look at what has gone well. Causeway Crowd
  • Kirk Luedeke reassures us that there is just no quit in the Bruins’ game, and what the team is building now under adversity will serve them well in the future. Scouting Post
  • Johnny Boychuk thoughtfully returned some lost property to David Krejci last night. CBS Boston
  • Mark Divver offers his assessment of the season in Providence at the quarter pole. Bonus- a tale of toughness in the face of excruciating pain. Providence Journal
  • Standings- Boston is now seventh in the league NHL, fifth in the Eastern Conference, NHL fourth in the competitive Atlantic Division, NHL and rest atop the Islanders in the first wild card spot. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Sweden will be prosecuting Thomas Larkin for the hit that has likely ended Daniel Paille’s career. Deadspin Riley Nash has scored his first goal as a Blue Jacket, and earned himself a cannon blast. (Video, 0:54) Streamable
  • This will come as good news to Brad Marchand. Congratulations, Tom Wilson! Washington Post