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A much better outcome for the Bruins on the second of back-to-back games.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
Chris Wagner storms the net and scores.
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The Bruins took it to the Blues last night, winning 5-2. The Rangers visit on Saturday at 7:00PM on NESN, this will be the last chance for a while to see the Bruins in action as they enter the All-Star Game break and their bye week.

  • Have a quartet of observations from last night’s win. Zdeno Chara was short only the goal to notch a Gordie Howe hat trick. Bruins Daily
  • Stop me if you’ve heard this one- the Bruins struck first and then fell behind. The John Moore and Kevan Miller pairing struggled. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Peter Cehlarik looks like just what David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk have been waiting for all season. Boston Herald
  • Sample size, I know, I know. But Cehlarik has checked off the items on the shopping list for the second line. HockeyBuzz
  • Tuukka Rask matched a long-standing franchise milestone, and magnanimous David Backes had words of praise for Noel Acciari after bumping him from the lineup. Patriot Ledger
  • Hide yo’ milk crates- a young Tuukka Rask initially impressed scout Goalie Bob Essensa as being technically sound. He is also capable of quite a fireworks display. (With video) NHL
  • Maybe Bruce Cassidy has found the key to unleashing a strong and effective David Backes- and it isn’t motivation. WEEI
  • 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 Canadiens and Penguins lurk in the two Wild Card spots. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: The Flames will retire Jarome Iginla’s number March 2nd. NHL The same eagle eyes that long ago spied the overlooked, overage WHLer Colby Cave have scooped him up yet again. Edmonton Journal
  • In the battle for the Atlantic Division, the Maple Leafs pulled out a 4-2 win against the Lightning in Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay Times
  • The NHL has developed an app to provide coaches with real-time stats. ESPN
  • Gov. Charlie Baker is moving ahead with an initiative to legalize professional sports betting in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Hey, isn’t that Tuukka’s brother, Joonas Rask, (now of Finland’s HIFK) sniping a noteworthy goal in an appropriate #88 sweater? (With video) BarDown