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Fresh Links: Drilling For Points

The Bruins approach the top of the standings as their Western road trip continues

NHL: Boston Bruins at Calgary Flames
No worries, Brad Marchand, you’ll pot the next one.
Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins are in Edmonton to face the Oilers at 9:00 PM ET on NESN.

  • Expect Anton Khudobin in net against the Oilers tonight. Fox Sports
  • David Pastrnak opened the scoring yesterday against Flames goalie David Rittich, who apparently will take some ribbing about that fact next time he is home. Bonus- Kevan Miller should be able to go tonight. Boston Globe
  • What a difference a day makes! The Bruins we saw yesterday are the resilient ones who wouldn’t let an embarrasing outing on Saturday set the tone in their next game. Causeway Crowd
  • Garnet Hathaway took his chances against Adam McQuaid, who was ultimately taken down to the ice by the official. Sheesh. (With video) Hockeyfights
  • A trio of observations from yesterday’s action revolves around bounceback performances.
  • The win raises the Bruins’ road record to a whopping 17-6-4. WEEI
  • Brandon Carlo shelved his regrettable performance in the Canucks game with a solid showing in Calgary. Boston Herald
  • It was nice to see that layered defense return against the Flames, and the Bruins now have avoided back-to-back losses since mid-November. (Links to game highlights video) Boston Globe
  • Review the weekend that was for the Providence Bruins in bullet points. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Ryan Donato has both friends and family in the stands at the Olympic Games, and has been the scoring spark needed by Team USA alongside linemates Mark Arcobello and Troy Terry (University of Denver). Boston Globe
  • 2-2-3. The Bruins are now within a point of the Lightning with two games in hand. San Francisco Chronicle They trail the league leading Golden Knights by 2 points and lead the Maple Leafs by 3. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Happy birthday to Phil Esposito, whose 29th was special for more than just cake and candles. NHL
  • Exactly how bad has Peter Chiarelli’s tenure in Edmonton been? Ouch! Edmonton Journal
  • Sean McIndoe reviews the top and bottom of the league, pausing to ponder if the Petr Mrazek trade to the Flyers is just the first of a flurry of trades. Sportsnet
  • What’s more fun than an Elvis impersonator? Marc-Andre Fleury and a BUNCH of Elvis impersonators! Sports Illustrated
  • If you are so over Corsi as a go-to performance metric, you’re not alone. Washington Post
  • Omega’s real-time player tracking system is getting a test drive at the Olympics, can its adoption by the NHL be far behind? Sportsnet