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David Pastrnak charms at All-Star Media Day, and stars in a new Dunkin’ commercial

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What percentage of Patrice Bergeron’s linemates are now, or have been, All-Stars? (Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand)
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • It’ll be an uphill slog in the standings for the Bruins when they return to action. Providence Journal
  • Bookmakers are weighing in on the Bruins’ chances at a playoff berth. NESN
  • David Pastrnak will be fashion forward at the All-Star Game festivities, while his unique English-Swedish-Czech pronunciations will keep those canned interviews entertaining. Boston Globe
  • Pastrnak arrived at media day in San Jose following a brief vacation to “get some witamin (sic) D”. (Video, 1:52) Bruins NHL
  • There are other Boston connected players at the All-Star game, including former Bruin Blake Wheeler. Patrice Bergeron is already leading the Selke Trophy race. Boston Herald
  • There are currently seven Bruins on the roster who have appeared in the All-Star Game at some point in their careers. Bonus- All-Star Weekend scheduled of events. Bruins NHL
  • Two minutes for coffee! David Pastrnak will star in a new Dunkin’ advertising spot to be aired this weekend. NY Sports Journalism Have a look here (Video, 0:30) YouTube
  • Bruins dish on what celebrities they or their teammates resemble. Who looks like Josh Hutcherson, The Rock, or even Harry Styles? Which Bruin just won’t even go there? (Video, 2:35) @NHLBruins

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Keep an eye on Barry Trotz’s Islanders, who are currently surging in the standings. Washington Post
  • 31 thoughts is abuzz with the news from Edmonton- what went so very wrong and what are their options are going forward? Sportsnet
  • Tweaks to the structure of skates has improved goalies’ performances on ice. NHL
  • ECHL goaltender Parker Milner serves double duty as a food critic in the Charleston area. Post and Courier
  • The AHL will offer free streaming of the All-Star Classic weekend, schedule and links here! The AHL
  • The Flyers unleashed their new, rookie mascot and crossed their fingers. The rest is anarchy and mayhem history. Bonus- links to a Q&A with Gritty. Washington Post
  • Laugh along with Pierre McGuire and Gerard Gallant at the caresses of Ryan Reaves, who disrupts their NBCSN interview. (Video, 0:16) Streamable, via Reddit