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Anton Khudobin and the Bruins overcame Antti Niemi’s strong performance for the Habs on Saturday

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins
Brian Gionta causes a little trouble for Antti Niemi
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Following their 2-1 overtime victory againt the Habs on Saturday, the Bruins prepare to host the Red Wings tomorrow night at 7:00 PM on NESN and NBCSN.

  • It seemed like a shooting gallery in the Montreal Canadiens’ end of the ice all night at TD Garden, and 42 shots failed to find their mark until just under three minutes were left in regulation. Brad Marchand closed it out in overtime with masterful puck possession. (With video) Boston Globe
  • Talk about obstructed view seats! Dan Robertson made do with the radio call for the Canadiens from this vantage point. Execrable! @DRTSN690
  • Zdeno Chara was glad to welcome a now healthy Phillip Danault back to the ice in Boston. (Video) Via Reddit, Streamable
  • Four takeaways from the victory over the Canadiens includes a tight goaltending battle between Anton Khudobin and Antti Niemi.
  • One key decision by Torey Krug set in motion the game tying goal. CBS Boston
  • Mr. Saturday Night? Jake DeBrusk has an interesting scoring trend. @John Shannon
  • Brad Marchand is having himself a career year. NESN
  • In the blink of an eye, Charlie McAvoy was pulled from the game with an injury. Now we’ll see just how big his absence is to his team-good thing the Bruins shored up the blueline at trade deadline. Boston Globe
  • And that was the week that was- #22. Review the good and bad from the Bruins, and see which opponents are up for this week. Causeway Crowd
  • Meanwhile, six was the magic number for the Providence Bruins, who beat the Charlotte Checkers 6-3 on Friday Providence Journal and the Wolf Pack 6-2 on Saturday. Providence Journal All good things come to an end, though, and on Sunday the Thunderbirds blanked the PBruins 2-0. Providence Journal
  • It is time once again to “Tape Your Twig” with Marc Savard! (Video, 7:49) YouTube
  • And “Behind the B” episode 10 features David Pastrnak’s sweet ping-pong hands, Nick Holden joining his new team in Toronto, and chance to see who’s a good boy. (Video, 21:49) Bruins NHL
  • 2-2-4. NHL The bad news? Charlie McAvoy is injured. The good news? The Bruins have a three point lead and four games in hand on the Maple Leafs. The Lightning are ahead by six points, but the Bruins have three games yet to play against them and three games in hand. Boston Herald

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Everyone had a good time at the Stadium Series game in Annapolis on Saturday despite a brief power outage. Well, maybe except the Maple Leafs- they lost 5-2. Thanks, Capitals! Sports Illustrated
  • And the winner is... here are the REAL Academy Awards, NHL style. NBC Sports
  • Leslie Jones reported on her newfound love of hockey on Saturday Night Live, and Hilary Knight stopped by for a visit. (Video) YouTube
  • Kill it with fire. After twelve long years, the shootout remains a sideshow unworthy of deciding a well-contested game. Puck Prose