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A loser point was gained, but nagging problems remained

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Boston Bruins
We’ll always have each other. (Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron)
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins fell to the the Jets in a shootout, but there were two fights, which is nice. Boston hosts the Flyers tomorrow night at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Squandered lead, salvaged point- at least Trent Frederic enjoyed his NHL debut. Patriot Ledger
  • As usual, Amalie Benjamin is right on the money. @AmalieBenjamin
  • Frederic and David Backes go way back, as it turns out. WEEI
  • At least the game began well for the Bruins, but then recent history repeated in a blown lead. Boston Herald
  • Kyle Connor scored TWICE for the Jets in a time span of merely 34 seconds during the third period. (Video, 1:07) NHL
  • Three bullet points from the game include Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak providing the goals. Boston.com
  • Here’s a period-by-period review of the game- overtime was “ragged and weird.” South Coast Today
  • The Bruins we saw last night were the Bruins we have known all season. The problem is the same, and the answer is the same. CLNS Media
  • Should Don Sweeney swing for the stands? Union Leader
  • Standings- the Bruins rest at 10th in the league overall, NHL 5th in the Eastern Conference, NHL and hold 4th place in the competitive Atlantic Division, trailing the now 3rd place Canadiens by 1 point NHL and in the first Wild Card spot a mere two points ahead of the Penguins. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Spread the good word, those nickels will add up! #BellLetsTalk BarDown
  • This power ranking names each team’s most attractive trade bait. Sportsnet
  • By the numbers, game strategy comes down to managing risk, which differs from regular season to postseason as well as from 5-on-5 to power play situations. Hockey-Graphs
  • The driver of the truck in the Humboldt Broncos crash would have been suspended if he had been stopped that night and had his log books examined. Global News
  • The Calgary Flames’ secret? Beefy size and GRIT! Speed and youth. New York Times
  • A fan was there in spirit as her husband completed their goal of visiting all 36 venues that their beloved Capitals had played at. Washington Post
  • Poor Tomas Plekanec should have known better than to invest in his (now estranged) wife’s movie. Sportsnet