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A goalie chased, a hat trick, a fight, a called back goal, two more new Bruins made their debuts, a barrage of goals- what’s not to love?

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins
Hats rain down on the ice at TD Garden in honor of David Krejci’s fourth career hat trick.
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The Bruins thumped the Penguins soundly last night by a score of 8-4. Next up? The Canadiens on Saturday at 5:00 PM on NESN.

  • It was not your usual Bruins game last night, and It was not a good night for the goalies. The Penguins’ four goals may have included the first and last laughs on the scoreboard, but the Bruins responded with eight goals in return. Patriot Ledger
  • Can the Bruins hold their own with the Penguins? You tell us. Boston’s full fire power was on display. Boston Globe
  • In case you stepped to the refrigerator for a beer at any point here’s the condensed game. (Video, 8:57) YouTube
  • Two more new Bruins, Brian Gionta and Nick Holden, racked up some points in their Boston debut. Providence Journal
  • The Bruins have had the luxury of giving Brandon Carlo a breather with the purpose of using it as a carrot to get him back into form, as opposed to applying the stick. Boston Globe
  • Rick Nash and David Krejci are a match made in heaven, and it is coming at a very good time. CBS Boston
  • Four high points from last night’s rout include that Tuukka Rask even acknowledges that could have been better. Boston.com
  • This six-pack of observations includes praise for new Bruin Brian Gionta, who proves that you don’t need to be a giant to be effective at net front. Charlie McAvoy appreciated that Zdeno Chara stood up for him. (With video) MassLive
  • Pass the popcorn! Wouldn’t a playoff series modeled on last night’s victory be a thrill to watch? Wasn’t it fun to see Sidney Crosby disappear and Evgeni Malkin reduced to fuming in frustration? WEEI
  • Maybe we can finally stop whining about the Bruins power play, since it yielded three goals last night. Boston Herald
  • PBruin Sena Acolaste credits his vegan diet with an increase in his energy. Nutritionist Julie Nicoletti has been orchestrating the team’s efforts to improve their diets for better performance on ice. Providence Journal
  • One parting shot at the flightless birds, courtesy of Monty Python. (Video, 2:45) YouTube
  • 2-2-4. The Bruins have again hopscotched the Maple Leafs by one point in the standings and trail the Lightning by six points. NHL