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The once again roster-depleted Bruins are calling in the reserves

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Hey, at least he can have SOME fun (Charlie McAvoy takes in the Celtics game with Anders Bjork)
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The Bruins return to action against the Panthers in sunny Florida tonight at 7:30 PM on NESN.

  • This is a test! The Panthers have battled back from a slow start to the season (sound familiar?) and their hopes for the playoffs are teetering. They will need to get past the red hot Bruins tonight. Fox Sports
  • With injuries to Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug, and Jake DeBrusk, the Bruins have called up Anton Blidh and Paul Postma. @GlobeKPD
  • The loss in Carolina was a hard one for the Hurricanes to swallow, but for a number of traveling Bruins fans who didn’t give up on watching the third period, the payoff was, well, black and golden. South Coast Today
  • Did you see that win coming? It finally took a third period 8:22 and 11 shots to turn that game around. Hooray for the youngsters! WEEI
  • Take five... observations from Tuesday night’s win over the Hurricanes- it did not come without a toll.
  • Check this cheeky spin on the game from the Canes’ hometown reporter. (Video, 1:05) @ArmstrongABC11
  • Sure, anyone can picture Brad Marchand as a scoring leader, but did anyone expect to see him step up into a different kind of leadership role? Boston Herald
  • David Pastrnak now has something else in common with his linemate Marchand. NESN
  • BUT IT WAS 4-1! Yeah, don’t expect the Bruins to be able to pull off any more of those miracle comebacks like the one against the Hurricanes again anytime soon. Boston Globe
  • Got Badgers? The Providence Bruins seem to have cornered the market. The Hockey Writers
  • Another episode of “Behind the B” asks how far would YOU go to see the Bruins, unveils an adorbs new David Pastrnak bobblehead, highlights some classic Brad Marchand chirps, and shows Bruce Cassidy confusing his Nashes. (Video, 21:51) Bruins NHL
  • It is a remarkable day in NHL history for Bobby Orr. NHL
  • It’s time for another Taping Twigs with Savvy! Bonus- Marc Savard shows off some of his customized gloves. (Video, 8:25) YouTube
  • 2-2-3 with a bullet- Boston is now only four points below the Lightning, holding 2 games in hand. The Maple Leafs now trail by seven points. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Speaking of the Leafs, a costly OT win over the Stars has cost them one of their stars, they await news on Frederik Andersen. Pension Plan Puppets
  • Bobby Ryan is the new Matt Beleskey? Apparently a Senators deal to move Erik Karlsson was thisclosetodone and fell through at deadline on the weight of the baggage attached. Puck Daddy
  • The NHL GMs have a modest proposal to change the playoff structure. Maybe they’re onto something? BarDown
  • The NHL concussion lawsuit motors on. There will be a hearing on Friday to clarify some of the parameters of the suit,such as class action status and evidence rules. TSN