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The Bruins return to game action against the Jets tonight

Boston Bruins v Winnipeg Jets
When captains collide... (Zdeno Chara and Blake Wheeler)
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The Bruins begin the second half of the season by hosting the Jets at TD Garden tonight, 7:00PM on NESN.

  • The Jets are arrive fresh from a stinging 3-1 loss to the Flyers last evening. Bonus- Looking ahead, Boston will be hosting the Flyers on Thursday. Sportsnet
  • Well, most of the Bruins, that is... Tuukka Rask was placed on injured reserve. But hey, Trent Frederic, Peter Cehlarik, and Zane McIntyre have been called up. Ryan Donato and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson are headed south to Providence. Providence Journal
  • Joakim Nordstrom has already rejoined his team at practice. CBSSports
  • Here’s where we left off at mid-season- the Bruins were just moving beyond a spate of injuries. Chowder and Champions
  • What three issues still nag Boston as they swing back into action? Bruins Daily
  • Forget catching the Lightning, focus on the most likely outcome for the Bruins as they are poised to close out the regular season. Patriot Ledger
  • Maybe it is too soon, but is Peter Cehlarik what the Bruins have been looking for? Bruins Daily
  • Most Lickly To Succeed? Brad Marchand has emerged as a leader. Seriously- when was the last time he was in the penalty box? The Score
  • A bunch of Bruins have found an effective way to ride the ups and downs of a professional career with grace, thanks in part to a Lexington minister and former Bruin Adam McQuaid. WEEI
  • Contenders or pretenders? Don Sweeney has some tough decisions to make, and history shows that fans can be unforgiving when the stakes are high. South Coast Today
  • David Pastrnak was surprised to win the shooting accuracy contest at the All-Star Game, but Mathew Barzal was very, VERY glad he did. Sentinel and Enterprise (with links to video) NESN Even Ray Bourque managed to slide in a chirp. NBCSports Boston Here’s a look at Pasta’s two dishes against the Metropolitan Divison, who eventually won all the marbles. (Links to video) NBCSports Boston
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the PBruins went into their All-Star break on a high note. Gemel Smith scored twice and Zach Senyshyn tallied the game winner in a comeback win over Springfield on Saturday night. Providence Bruins
  • Here are the highs and lows of the past week for the PBruins. Good news- the PBruins have fought their way into the last available AHL playoff spot. Rinkside Rhode Island

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: There was a familiar face, a masked face, playing for the Maine Mariners this weeked. Sun Journal Apparently, Hannu Toivonen has a connection to the Portland, ME area. (Video, 1:01) WMTW
  • Wasn’t it fun to see Kendall Coyne at the All-Star Game? Want to see more of her? MSN
  • In case you missed it, here are the highlights and disappointments from the All-Star experience. CBSSports
  • The Maple Leafs are tweaking their roster for their playoff bid, acquiring Jake Muzzin from the Kings. NHL
  • There are still some bargains available in the NHL market, including noted Bruins killer Thomas Vanek. Sportsnet
  • Sticktaps to any goalie playing 3-on-3 hockey- YOU DA REAL MVP. The Hockey News
  • If you are juggling hockey fandom AND a relationship, here are a few tips. BarDown
  • Stuck in a winter storm pileup? Don’t rage- do what these plucky Canadians did. Yahoo Sports