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Their mascot may be the best thing about the Flyers’ season

Michigan State v Rutgers
We’ll be seeing you tonight, Gritty.
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images,

The Bruins are in Philadelphia tonight, hoping for a Gritty game. Tune in to NBCSN at 7:30 PM for all the action.

  • The Flyers are coming off a win against the Wild on Monday. It had been a while since they had come out on top. Yahoo Sports
  • As for the Bruins, they needed to NOT give away points to the Canadiens, let alone another shorty. HockeyBuzz
  • Patrice Bergeron seemed to get thrown out of faceoffs an awful lot on Saturday, and even the line blender didn’t spark a win. 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • Expect to see Jaroslav Halak in net tonight. CBS Sports
  • In any case, the Bruins are going to give Peter Cehlarik another shot, likely on David Krejci’s wing. Providence Journal
  • Easy come, easy go- Cehlarik will get his chance in Boston, but Colby Cave was snapped up off waivers by the Oilers. Bonus- Joakim Nordstrom is skating. Boston Herald
  • NHL All-Star John Scott once tried to lure David Pastrnak into a fight. NESN
  • All is not well with Anders Bjork, it appears he may have re-injured his shoulder. @MarkDivver

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins, Monday night was a big one: Congratulations to one-eyed Yeti Carl Soderberg for scoring his first ever hat trick (including one shorty) against the Maple Leafs. CBS Denver Milan Lucic potted two against the Sabres, doubling his (dismal) output for the season so far. Yahoo Jordan Binnington may have finally lost a game, but he has been named the NHL Second Star of the week. @NHL
  • Have a team-by-team assessment of possible roster moves as trade deadline approaches. ESPN
  • As for the playoffs, much depends on any given team’s schedule for the upcoming stretch. TSN
  • What happens at the usual NHL rookie dinners, stays at NHL rookie dinners- until now. You may never eat ice cream again. Sports Illustrated
  • Rick Nash’s retirement is still causing reverberations- is the NHL still falling down on its obligations to players suffering concussion-related injuries? The Ringer