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Down by 2 goals to the Oilers in the third... well, it wasn’t quite over for the Bruins.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Edmonton Oilers
Noel Acciari sparked the scoring in the third period
Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Three unanswered goals in the third period propelled the Bruins past the Oilers last night in Edmonton.

  • This Western road trip has meandered from a blowout loss through an OT win and now on to a thrilling regulation win. After falling behind by 2 goals, the Bruins snapped to, sparked by the fourth line and a Noel Acciari tally. The team rewarded the efforts of Anton Khudobin in the win. The Bruins may be working the phones for help before the trade deadline. Boston Globe
  • Dobby really is scrappy, as Connor McDavid discovered by trespassing in the crease. (Video) Via Reddit, Giphy
  • If you needed to get to bed, here is the game recap. What a third period! (Video, 3:37) NHL Bruins
  • That was Zdeno Chara stuck to Connor McDavid like gum on the sole of his shoe. Bonus- observations and stats from the game. NESN
  • Just don’t ever count this team out. This is why Don Sweeney will need to be thoughtful about tweaking a roster that just plain works. WEEI
  • Jake DeBrusk and his dad had different paths to the NHL. As Louie DeBrusk explained, it was about contributing, and not so much about how. Sportsnet
  • Farewell, Rob O’Gara, and welcome to Boston, Nick Holden. Patriot Ledger
  • Try not to read too much into it, but Brookline resident and former Bruin Jarome Iginla took to the ice to skate with the Providence Bruins. WEEI
  • A Ryan Donato goal was not enought to get Team USA past Team Czech Republic, as they ultimately lost in a shootout. No medals for them. MassLive At least dads Ray Bourque, Ted Donato, and Chuck Terry were present to chew their nails in the stands. The Telegraph Here is a recap of Donato’s Olympic highlights. NESN
  • Choreographed warmup routines are clearly what is sparking the Bruins’ success. Have a look. BarDown

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Catch up with Mike Eruzione- he says the Miracle on Ice team was pretty much shielded form the media by Herb Brooks, and the team members still stay in touch- they also run a fantasy camp in Lake Placid every year.
  • Thirty-one Thoughts opens with a chance to hear from life on the road from scout Craig Cunningham’s perspective. He talks about his specialized prosthetics and his new foundation. Continue to read about this trade season’s “untouchables.” Sportsnet
  • Congratulations to Marco Sturm, Christian Ehrhoff, and Dennis Seidenberg’s brother, Yannic- Germany upset Sweden in overtime to advance into the Olympic hockey semifinals. They face Canada to vie for medals for the first time in 40 years! Reuters