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The Bruins blow a two goal lead, but hey- #22 Peter Cehlarik scored a pair, which is nice

Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers
And they didn’t call it back! (Jake DeBrusk, Peter Cehlarik, Brandon Carlo)
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

No time to cry over two points, the Blues are in town to face the Bruins tonight at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • The Blues are closing out a road trip at TD Garden tonight, and will likely start Jordan Binnington. Yahoo Sports
  • The Bruins find themselves in a situation with David Backes that they optimistically hoped would not happen. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Observations from the Flyers game include that the Bruins special teams play was, well, not so special last night. Bruins Daily
  • Spoilsport Sean Couturier eclipsed Peter Cehlarik by netting his first career hat trick. Ryan Donato was boarded by Jori Lehtera, who earned himself a game misconduct. Patriot Ledger
  • Donato’s nose was broken, but the insult added to the injury was the Bruins’ failure to capitalize on the long penalty that resulted. WEEI
  • David Pastrnak has now surpassed Barry Pederson in one franchise milestone. NESN
  • Despite the buzz about a trade for Micheal Ferland, the Bruins should pass- heres why. The Hockey Writers
  • Brad Marchand visited with NBC’s Kathryn Tappen over some cannolis for her Off the Ice feature. (With video) NBC Sports
  • Standings- the Bruins remain 10th in the league overall, NHL 5th in the Eastern Conference, NHL and remain 3rd in the competitive Atlantic Division, NHL where the Penguins and Canadiens are lurking in the two Wild Card spots. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Shawn Thornton will be at the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic in a very special capacity. Panthers NHL
  • NHL week #15 is over- This power ranking is built around bar trivia. ESPN
  • Pond ice skating is fun, but also potentially dangerous, as former NHL All-Star John Scott found out firsthand. New York Post
  • Speaking of dead in the water, the NHL and NHLPA will not be pursuing a World Cup of Hockey tournament in 2020. Look for that news as a bellwether hearkening yet another looming lockout. Sporting News