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The Bruins host the Hurricanes in the first of a half-dozen games at TD Garden

Carolina Hurricanes v Boston Bruins
Zdeno Chara bids (then Hurricane) Riley Nash how-de-do
Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images

The Hurricanes blow into Boston for a night to face the Bruins at 7:00 PM on NESN.

  • The Hurricanes suffered a sad loss this week, and tonight face an improved Bruins roster. Fox Sports
  • Review the moves that have made Boston legitimate contenders as they begin a six-game home stand. Metro.US
  • The Bruins made a splash in acquiring Rick Nash, but the Maple Leafs snapped up noted turtleneck afficionado (and David Krejci irritant) Tomas Plekanec, while the Lightning upped the ante with Ryan McDonagh. We’ve got an Atlantic Division arms race! Boston Herald
  • The Bruins also nabbed Tommy Wingels from the Blackhawks. Boston Globe
  • The Bruins improved as a result their moves, and are now ready for the playoffs. WEEI
  • Trade deadline moves are not the complete story to the strength of the Bruins roster. Look back at the improvements in Bruins drafting that are now paying off in spades. Boston Globe
  • With key positions shored up and a bit of experience woven in, the rest is up to the team. Patriot Ledger
  • 3-3-6. Boston goes into tonight at 5 points behind the Lightning (with 2 games in hand) and 1 slim point behind the Maple Leafs (with 4 games in hand.) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Leafs fell to the Bolts in OT last night. Bonus- Tuukka Rask is right in the thick of the Vezina race, as are fellow divisional netminders Frederik Andersen and Andrei Vasilevskiy. TSN
  • Down Goes Brown has your scoresheet on yesterday’s player movements- see who hit home runs and who whiffed at trade deadline. Sportsnet
  • Sticktaps to Blake Wheeler for a gracious and sportsmanlike gesture to new teammate Paul Stastny. BarDown