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A couple of key Bruins returned from injury and made an immediate impact

NHL: Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild
David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron celebrate postgame
Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Having dipatched the Wild in overtime 2-1, the Bruins prepare to meet the Jets tomorrow night at 8:00 PM on NESN.

  • One interesting note about Brad Marchand’s scoring prowess is what is missing from his repertoire, as compared to other snipers in the league. Boston Globe
  • Patrice Bergeron has returned to his line- he and linemates Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak picked up where they left off. Shawn Hutcheon’s Hockey in Boston
  • Pastrnak hit a team milestone with his goal, while Tuukka Rask held off the Wild’s onslaught. MassLive
  • Rask was not, however, always graceful. (Video) @NHLonNBCSports
  • But it would be hard to duplicate Alex Stalock’s theatrics in negating a Noel Acciari goal. @NHLonNBCSports
  • The Bruins are good, but the return of Bergeron makes them better. Bonus- the Lightning lost last night, and the race to the top of the Eastern Conference just tightened up. WEEI
  • What is this wizardry? A team as beset by injury should not be where these Bruins are right now! One factor has been the oft-maligned Kevan Miller. Boston Herald
  • Lines were blenderized a bit last night. Despite no news on the status of Rick Nash, there is reportedly progress with Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy, David Backes, and Jake DeBrusk. Boston Herald
  • Dig into a quartet of observations from the win, including a warm welcome back to Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug. Bruins Daily
  • Of course it was Marchand with the OT game winning goal. Bonus- special guests participated in the opening ceremonies, including the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school hockey team. (With video) CBS Boston
  • Don’t get cocky, Don Sweeney, you’re no Harry Sinden. That my not be such a bad thing. Lowell Sun
  • Over the weekend, the Providence Bruins won two against the Phantoms. Jordan Binnington backstopped his team to a 6-1 win (QUOTA!) on Saturday night as Peter Cehlarik and Joona Koppanen each scored twice. (with video) Providence Journal On Friday night Trent Frederic scored his first goal as a pro and Ryan Fitzgerald tallied two in a 5-4 victory. Zane Mcintyre earned the win. Providence Journal
  • 2-2-3. Boston trails Tampa Bay by two slim points, and leads Toronto by seven. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In other NHL action last night, Winnipeg punched their ticket to the playoffs by beating the Perds in a shootout, while the battle of Pennsylvania went to the flightless birds in OT. The Stars fell to the Canucks 4-1. Boston Herald
  • Jets captain Blake Wheeler was dismissed from practice on Saturday when things got a little heated. Sportsnet
  • Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo has suffered both professional and personal losses. Being on ice is his sanctury. Bonus- how David Backes offered him advice on transitioning to a leadership role. Players Tribune