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Several sidelined Bruins look to return to game action against the Flyers tonight

Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins
It’s been a while since we’ve seen this guy (Joakim Nordstrom)
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Flyers are in town for their final regular season meeting with the Bruins, tune in at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Coming off a shutout win over the Rangers last night, the Flyers have faced a remarkable revolving door of goaltenders this season. Yahoo
  • Tuukka Rask is feeling good, and has not been ruled out for tonight. Cross your fingers. Bonus- Joakim Nordstrom and John Moore return to the lineup. Providence Journal
  • What has changed in the NHL that contributes to the frequency of netminder collisions? Bonus- Tuukka Rask offers his hot taek on reducing goalie carnage. Bruins Daily
  • The Blue Jackets’ current ask for Artemi Panarin is steep- and it isn’t just him, it is steep for any rental. WEEI
  • A plus! New Niagara Ice Dog Jack Studnicka was named an alternate captain. Niagara Falls Review
  • Seen at the scene of the Bruins v. Jets game were a boatload of scouts, including four from the Panthers, three from the Rangers, and tandems from the Senators, Canucks, and Devils. Ten other teams also sent single representatives. My NHL Trade Rumors
  • Trent Frederic gets another shot at the third line centerman position tonight. Bonus- trade rumors surrounding tonight’s opponent, the Flyers. NHL
  • Standings- the Bruins fell to 11th in the league overall, NHL 6th in the Eastern Conference, NHL and hold 4th place in the competitive Atlantic Division, trailing the now 3rd place Canadiens by 1 point and the 2nd place Maple Leafs by 2. NHL Boston sits in the first Wild Card spot a mere point ahead of the Blue Jackets. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • This set of NHL report cards includes naming each team’s Class President and which player is looking at a failing grade. ESPN
  • Robin Lehner and Corey Hirsch have recently spoken out about concussion and advocated regarding mental health issues. You can’t argue Lehner’s logic on the subject. Sporting News
  • Here’s a basic primer on all matters contractual for the NHL, AHL, and ECHL. Bonus- links to more details. Pension Plan Puppets
  • Enjoy a couple of photo gems, including a Tweet goodnight from the Stars after they beat the Sabres (hello, Dobby!) Bonus- link to a photo of Zdeno Chara’s face as Alex Ovechkin launched him into the Capitals’ bench. BarDown
  • AWKward! Pierre McGuire suffered a bit of a hiccup in his first broadcast alongside new NHL on NBC analyst Kendall Coyne Schofield. USA Today Take a peek at her debut here. (Video, 1:06) NHL
  • The DEL Adler Mannheim sported 31 unique warm-up sweaters designed by children. BarDown