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Just like their China counterparts, the Boston based Bruins won in a shootout against the Capitals

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Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins
Big Zee rallies the troops. (Zdeno Chara, Danton Heinen, Axel Andersson, and David Krejci)
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Boston based bunch of Bruins bested the Capitals in a shootout.

  • Let’s have a round of applause for the Bruins’ 2018 draftees- Jakub Lauko scored on an Axel Andersson assist in yesterday’s win over the Capitals. Patriot Ledger
  • Mull these five bullet points from the victory. MassLive
  • Mark Divver offers his notes from the game. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Anders Bjork is working to return not only to game fitness, but specifically to Patrice Bergeron’s and Brad Marchand’s wing. Bruins Daily
  • Help Wanted. The Bruins’ vaunted first line can’t do it all, and youngsters will be the key to filling out the scoreboard. NHL
  • Danton Heinen sure looked comfortable working with David Krejci and is making his case to ride Krejci’s wing. HockeyBuzz
  • Auditioning for a roster spot is not new for Daniel Winnik, currently in Boston on a PTO. Boston Herald
  • Once (and future?) Bruin Lee Stempniak is working toward a bounce-back season. Bonus- Like Stempniak, Steven Kampfer arrives back in Boston after battling injury. Boston Herald
  • Meanwhile, in China, a gleeful, gloating David Pastrnak used Brad Marchand as a pack mule at the Great Wall of China. Bruins brass held their breath as Pasta yodeled “YOLO” and clambered up to the wall’s very edge. NHL
  • Enjoy some photos of the team’s visit to the Great Wall. Some Bruins were cleary more at ease with the elevation than others. Bruins NHL
  • The Bruins and Flames took to the air to flee an incoming super typhoon postgame with hours to spare. On an amusing note, Beijing hotel staff then greeted the Bruins in fine, if dated, style. Boston Globe
  • What, AGAIN? The Bruins arrived in Beijing for practice, but their sticks and sweaters along with the skate sharpener and medical supplies didn’t! (Hard paywall) The Athletic
  • Brad Marchand is blogging the trip... NHL is teammate David Backes Bruins NHL
  • Highlights of Saturday morning’s Flames game included a stellar performance by Jaroslav Halak juxtaposed with some rusty stumbles by Brandon Carlo. HockeyBuzz
  • Who doesn’t like an emergency backup goalie story? The Bruins have signed one for the duration of the China trip. NHL
  • Doesn’t Bruce Cassidy look handsome in his elegantly tailored new clothes? @NHLBruins
  • The loss of Adam McQuaid to the Rangers freed up some cap space- a sniper like Artemi Panarin could be in the Bruins sights, but at what cost? Targeting a certain Flyer would make more sense. Spectors Hockey

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: That lone goal by Washington yesterday was courtesy of ageless Brett Connolly, because of course it was. Condolences to Mike Sullivan and his family upon the loss of his father. USA Today A couple of former Bruins are on this list of players hoping to leverage PTOs into roster spots somewhere around the league. NHL
  • 31 Thoughts includes (#4) a note that Rick Nash and his wife have welcomed their third child and (#14) a warning to the Avalanche and Capitals that the league is reviewing that buyout-then-re-sign flip of Brooks Orpik. Sportsnet
  • Three years on, more goalie equipment rules are in place, even as slow-moving implementation of the last set proved that size matters. Here are the details. NHL
  • Godspeed to Flames co-owner, Clayton Riddell. Sportsnet
  • What’s cookin’? P.K. Subban and Roman Josi beat their Tennessee Titans counterparts in a cook-off. (With video) BarDown Meanwhile, a less deft chef (and the OTHER Rask) Victor Rask, will miss substantial time after a serious cooking mishap. BarDown (Poor Craig Anderson can sympathize. National Post)