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The Bruins scored a half-dozen goals and chased Henrik Lundqvist last night at Madison Square Garden

Boston Bruins v New York Rangers
Adam McQuaid had a busy night, too.

The Bruins bested the Rangers 6-1, chasing Henrik Lundqvist in the process. Next up- the Bruins host the Sabres on Saturday at 7:00 PM on NESN.

  • It was a rout. The game was punctuated by two fights (Adam McQuaid v. Cody McLeod, parts 1 & 2) and wasn’t that Tim Schaller goal a dandy? Boston Globe
  • This Bruins team simply will not take their foot off the pedal- what a difference a year makes! WEEI
  • The Rangers were without five key players, of course, but have now lost in regulation four straight games for the first time since... 2011. An omen? Hockeybuzz
  • The game opened on the strong (and entertaining) netminding of Anton Khudobin, who allowed the Bruins to warm up to the task at hand after playing in Detroit the night before. They slammed the door after allowing Rick Nash the first goal. Yahoo Sports
  • Khudobin had himself a night- in addition to one Tim Thomas-esque sequence of saves, he also got the assist on Sean Kuraly’s goal. Bonus- goal clips, goalie clips, postgame interviews. (With video) Bruins NHL
  • Bruce Cassidy wants Brad Marchand to turn over a new leaf. Torey Krug spoke about the honor of of wearing the “A” for his team in front of friends and family in Detroit. Boston Herald
  • There were goals by both Rick Nash (“Trade Bait”) as well as Riley Nash (“Cost Effective” Nash) and scoring all down the Bruins lines, including tallies from Zdeno Chara, Kuraly, Schaller, and a pair by Patrice Bergeron. (With video) Causeway Crowd
  • Tuukka Rask has battled back into the tightly contested Vezina Trophy race after a slow start. Will the strong defensive play of his teammates holding down shot numbers spoil his chances? The Hockey News
  • 2-2-2. Yep, the Bruins trail only the Lightning, and by only one point. The Golden Knights also have 74 points, but just lost a game. NHL
  • The Bruins are beginning to appear at the top of Power Rankings. Toronto Sun

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The banhammer has dropped on Alexandre Burrows. There was just no justification for his actions against Taylor Hall. (With video) NBC Sports
  • Former Bruin Chris Kelly will wear the “C” for Team Canada at the Olympics. He cheekily bemoans that he was always playing second fiddle to the likes of Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara during his NHL career. The Star
  • There may be no current NHLers at the Olympics, but there are plenty of former ones- does that skew the average player age? And who will even stay up to see these games? Five Thirty Eight
  • Thirty-one Thoughts dives right into the angst over goalie interference. Riddle- what was it about Danton Heinen‘s father that made the undersized son more attractive to Bruins scouts? IF they’re considering a move at all, would the Bruins consider grabbing Michael Grabner over Rick Nash? Bonus- link to the 31 Thoughts podcast. Sportsnet
  • Jim Corsi explains that overtime strategy has evolved- now possession and calculated strategy are driving 3-on-3 play. NHL
  • It’s all in the wrist... Sharpie-wielding NHL youngsters develop their trademark signatures with practice. Lots and LOTS of practice. Washington Post