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Lost in all the excitement of seeing the new Bruins in action was Charlie McAvoy hitting a milestone with his game-winning overtime goal

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Carolina Hurricanes v Boston Bruins
Tuesday was a big night for Charlie McAvoy
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The Bruins host the Flightless Birds tonight at 7:00 PM on NESN (and NBCSN because Penguins.)

  • Pay attention tonight, you may see a battle royale reminiscent of the last Penguins v. Bruins playoff series. Remember all the fallout from that one? Fox Sports
  • Shhhh! The Penguins’ Achilles heel right now? Odd-man rushes! Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • How well the Bruins handle Pittsburgh will be telling. Bonus- Praise for the way Riley Nash stepped up in Patrice Bergeron’s absence and ribbing Jake DeBrusk for his acrobatics. Boston Herald
  • Sorry, Charlie! Lost in all the OTHER news from trade deadline, Charlie McAvoy and his overtime goal against the Hurricanes on Tuesday set a Bruins record. WEEI
  • You missed a Very Important Bruin in this graphic, NHL Network- did you think no one would notice? @MickColageo
  • They’re ready, oh so ready. The Bruins are all in for a Stanley Cup run. The Fourth Period
  • The Bruins are reworking their power play, and not entirely becuase of roster changes. Bonus- we may see Nick Holden in action tonight. Patriot Ledger
  • Nick Holden has been studying up by watching video, and is eager to join his new teammates in game action. Boston Globe
  • The Bruins did a good job of pushing to the top of the division, and it matters now that Bergeron is on the mend. The Hockey News
  • A young Jake DeBrusk was on hand to see one of Rick Nash’s most memorable nights in Arizona. Now Nash’s linemate, DeBrusk has been paying close attention. (With video) CBS Boston
  • 3-3-5. Boston stands one point back of the Maple Leafs and six behind the Lightning. In the rear-view mirror are the Panthers, by twenty. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Thirty-one Thoughts ponders the why behind Erik Karlsson and Max Pacioretty remaining with their teams post trade deadline. Bonus- Tales of the Boston Sports Conference, and that Joe Thornton met new teammate Evander Kane at the airport just as he was greeted upon his arrival from Boston. Sportsnet
  • Of the older players still active in the NHL, five have notably defied their ages. Zdeno Chara may even get to raise the Stanley Cup to record height once again. The Hockey News
  • Player tracking technology has already debuted in other professional sports leagues- what is holding it up with the NHL? ESPN
  • The 2019 NHL draft is heading to Vancouver, and will be held in Canada for the first time in ten years. Sporting News
  • No ragrets. The Bettman holds the party line on the NHL’s decision to skip the Olympic Games, promoting women’s hockey, and applauds the Golden Knights’ outreach to the Las Vegas community. Globe and Mail
  • One thing he WON’T remember fondly? Traffic. Ryan McDonagh penned a farewell to New York. Players Tribune
  • In advance of this weekend’s Stadium Series game, take a look behind the curtain to see how rinks for NHL outdoor games are assembled. Hint- water soluble white paint is one ingredient. Chicago Tribune