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The Bruins laid quota on Calgary last night for the win

Calgary Flames v Boston Bruins
Kevan Miller 86’ed James Neal

A high-scoring game tilted in the Bruins’ favor, they snuffed out the Flames 6-4 last night. Be back here on Saturday at 7:00PM on NESN as the Sabres return to TD Garden.

  • The Flames may be the cream of the Western crop, but the Bruins took them down a peg and erased fears of a post Winter Classic hangover. Boston Herald
  • It was a departure from the usual Bruins low-scoring affair. David Krejci had extra reason to celebrate. Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand each scored a pair of goals. CBS Boston
  • Slippery Johnny Gaudreau posed a problem for the Bruins until Bruce Cassidy put Torey Krug on the job. WEEI
  • Kevan Miller was taking names and bossing Flames. NBC Sports Have a laugh with Jack and Brick. (Video, 0:45) Dafoomie on YouTube Or enjoy more snark here (some *NSFW*). @PeteBlackburn
  • On a more sobering note, Cassidy wants to see better starts at home. (With video) NESN
  • The Bruins now lead the NHL in one shameful statistic. Ouch. Yahoo Sports
  • Take five... observations from the win. Jaroslav Halak got the win, but may be cooling down. Chowder and Champions
  • Or these three bullet points, including some embarassment on special teams. Bruins Daily
  • We’ll make it, I swear- the Bruins have completed half of their regular season schedule. What have we seen so far, and how does the future look? HockeyBuzz
  • The tough Atlantic Division means a roster move will still be needed in Boston. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, Ryan Fitzgerald will represent the PBruins at the 2019 All-Star Classic. Providence Bruins
  • The PBruins are battling injuries just as Boston did, and their playoff hopes hinge on their next spate of games. The Hockey Writers
  • Standings- the Bruins rise to 10th in the league overall, NHL 5th in the Eastern Conference, NHL and remain 3rd in the competitive Atlantic Division, NHL standing above the Sabres and Canadiens, who hold the two Wild Card spots. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Don’t ask what brings it up, but in an ever speedier NHL game, goalies need reliable puck-handling skills. NHL
  • Dear Tom Wilson, the Blues are not the problem, here. Russian Machine Never Breaks
  • At the World Juniors, Team Switzerland was awarded TWO penalty shots on a single play. Paul Stewart explains why that was the correct call to make. HockeyBuzz
  • A Maryland youth team took action when a teammate was singled out for racist abuse by opponents. Washington Post
  • It has been four years since we lost CapGeek and Matthew Wuest, who changed the way we enjoy hockey forever. @CapFriendly