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Fresh Links: Hitting the Road

The Bruins fly west for a change of scenery

Calgary Flames v Boston Bruins
The Bruins line up at center ice
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The Bruins survived another penalty-filled game to beat the Flames 5-2 at TD Garden last evening. They take to the ice next in Vancouver on Saturday night at 10:00 PM ET to face the Canucks .

  • On the road again. Have a look at what the Bruins will face as they meet Western opponents over the next 14 days. The Hockey Writers
  • You may have noticed a David Backes for David Pastrnak do-si-do during the game- Bruce Cassidy was able to shake things up enough to foil the Flames, and maybe send a message to Pasta. WEEI
  • Pastrnak and his one-timer have been stymied lately, now that teams know what to expect. Boston Globe
  • Don’t be too hard on the lad, Pastrnak is on course to reach a personal best in production. Causeway Crowd
  • Because of COURSE he did- Patrice Bergeron waved aside talk of a Hart Trophy. It just isn’t in him to put himself in the spotlight. MassLive
  • Adam McQuaid is still seeking to be consistent after returning from injury- he still is responsible for more than just defense, according to his coach. Kevan Miller is about to return to action, and is travelling with the team. Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Point: Bust a move, Cam Neely, we’ve got prospects galore. How about Ryan McDonagh? Counterpoint: NO! Don’t mess with what is working. Boston Herald
  • The Bruins paused pregame to gather together and honor a record-setting 1977-78 Bruins team that was firing on all cylinders. Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Happy Valentine’s day, Bruins fans- here’s all you need to know. @DaysofYOrr
  • 2-2-2. The Bruins and the Golden Knights each have 78 points and are within one point of the Lightning, and remain five points ahead of the Maple Leafs. What is up with the Bolts? See below. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Waht? Now the Sabres have beaten the Lightning! Thanks, buds! Boston Herald
  • Since they remain in first place for now, here’s a digest of the Bolts’ recent trade rumors. Tampa Bay Times
  • Here are some suggestions for naming the proposed new Seattle team. BarDown
  • Thirty-one thoughts is all about love- for Rick Nash. Sportsnet