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The Bruins will once again roll out their Winter Classic unis for tonight

2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins
Dress warmly for tonight’s game!
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Tonight the Bruins revisit old rivals the Canadiens at TD Garden- tune in to NBCSN, 7:30PM.

  • Odds are... by the numbers, the Bruins are likely pull off a win tonight. At stake is the chance to gain ground in pursuit of the Maple Leafs. NESN
  • Just for fun, the team will wear their 2019 Winter Classic unis (NOT the accursed 2016 ones) and fans will receive cheeky, Peaky @NHLBruins themed posters. Bruins NHL
  • Hot, hot hot- Look for a battle royale matchup between the two goaltenders, Carey Price and Tuukka Rask. Bonus- we get to see Shea Weber, finally. Yahoo Sports
  • When we last left off, Sean Kuraly’s fingerprints were all over the offense that knocked over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night. 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • Noted Leaf-raker David Pastrnak is on a roll against Toronto. BarDown
  • Check it out- the Maple Leafs are under new ownership! NO, REALLY! BarDown
  • Zdeno Chara is still a force on the ice, but he acknowledges a little help from his friends. OCanada
  • In news of the Providence Bruins, they earned five of six available points over the weekend- new Bruins Gemel Smith and (returnee) Paul Carey got busy. Ryan Fitzgerald’s trip to the All-Star Classic is in jeopardy. Here’s the scoop. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Puck-moving defenseman Connor Clifton is unusual in a few ways- he went the UFA route after finishing college, and has also been pressed into service as a forward in a pinch. Bruins Daily
  • Standings- the Bruins are 10th in the league overall, NHL 5th in the Eastern Conference, NHL and remain 3rd in the competitive Atlantic Division, NHL distancing themselves from the Islanders and Canadiens, who are lurking in the two Wild Card spots. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Jordan Binnington is en fuego, and has now won all three of his NHL starts. KSDK The Blue Jackets bade Rick Nash a fond adieu pregame on Sunday, and then dropped the Rangers 7-5. See the tribute video here (1:15) . Record-Courier Journeyman Michael Hutchinson will be back in limbo now that Frederik Andersen is returning to health. Pension Plan Puppets
  • Youppi celebrated his 40th birthday- he is unique in having served as a mascot both in the MLB as well as the NHL. Blades and other mascots were on hand to fete him. (With video) NHL Others Tweeted their felicitations. @CanadiensMTL
  • Life after hockey- a Laconia, NH man hopes his Gerry Cheevers tatto will bring luck now that he has qualified to compete in the Downhill Ice Cross Wolrd Championship at Fenway Park. Union Leader
  • Even officials have routines on game day, Paul Stewart dishes on his. HockeyBuzz