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Last night’s shootout loss to the Jets had a postseason flavor.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets
Shoot, SCORE! Ryan Donato (Hello, Joe Morrow, background)
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In an eventful night, the Bruins salvaged one point against the Jets. Next up? Boston returns home to host Tampa Bay on Thursday at 7:00 PM on NESN.

  • The game was an up-tempo, physical matchup with a playoff feel. Ryan Donato tied it in the first period and also notched the Bruins’ lone shootout goal, which was nice. Boston Globe
  • Let’s avoid bickering about the officiating last night, shall we? Focus on that third period Bruins comeback, and a strong series of power plays and penalty kills achieved on this road trip. WEEI
  • The key points of the game included a dangerous hit to Matt Grzelcyk and Brad Marchand finally running out of gas on a breakaway. Bruins Daily
  • If the Bruins overtake the Lightning in the standings, the Devils may be a first-round opponent- the spectre of Brad Marchand’s hit on Marcus Johansson looms again. Boston Herald
  • Ahead of a possible Maple Leafs v. Bruins first round matchup, the gamesmanship has begun on Twitter. NBC Sports
  • Good news! Zdeno Chara will return as a Bruin next season. NHL Bruins
  • So you’re nervous about Tuukka Rask backstopping the Bruins in a playoff run? Don’t let this blizzard of statistics spoil your beliefs. CBS Boston
  • David Backes has had one tough row to hoe in his first season with the Bruins, now he has a Masterton Trophy nomination to show for it. MassLive
  • Catch up with the weekend that was (#15) for the PBruins, who sit in second place in the Atlantic Division and fourth overall in the AHL. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Guess which Bruin is learning to play the guitar? Behind the B episode 12 dishes on this, and follows Ryan Donato’s successful transition to the NHL from Harvard and Team USA. (Video, 21:52) Bruins NHL
  • 2-2-3. Boston trails Tampa Bay by one point, and leads the Maple Leafs by eight. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Lend an eye to raconteur and former Bruin Hal Gill, who offers his “Pretty Good Hockey Stories™” for your amusement, including one about being serenaded by Ray Bourque. Players Tribune
  • Andrew Ference’s vision for the NHL is as a conduit to change the world. Here’s one middle-aged white dude’s blueprint for action- there is too much at stake for the NHL to stick its head in the sand. ESPN