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Tuukka Rask will log a career marker against a most appropriate opponent tonight, as Patrice Bergeron approaches one of his own.

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Six
A pair of old warhorses each approaching another career milestone. (Tuukka Rask, Patrice Bergeron)
Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

The Bruins get another crack at the Maple Leafs tonight as the latter visit TD Garden at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • In news of the walking wounded, David Krejci will not be good to go tonight, Karson Kuhlman, and Joakim Nordstrom remain question marks, and Par Lindholm should be ready. Boston Herald
  • In fact, Krejci is now on IR, and we’ll see Anders Bjork tonight. Stanley Cup of Chowder
  • Mike Babcock had a reminder for his young team- avoidable penalties are costing them dearly. Their OT loss to the Blue Jackets last night came on a penalty shot following a blown lead, and they allowed the Bruins go 1 for 3 on the power play over the weekend. Sportsnet
  • Tuukka Rask will hit a 500 games played milestone tonight against an opponent with whom he has history. Patriot Ledger
  • Rask wryly acknowledges that it means one other thing. WEEI
  • Looking ahead a bit, Saturday’s game against the Blues should draw a lot of eyeballs. Patrice Bergeron is perched two assists short of a milestone of his own. Sporting News
  • Thanks to injuries early, Bruce Cassidy still has not yet seen enough to say that the current lineup will remain intact. Boston Herald
  • The other shoe will soon drop on the perpatrator of an unpenalized hit on PBruin Brendan Gaunce (Causeway Crowd) in Laval on Friday. Expect supplementary discipline. @MarkDivver
  • John Beecher has already proven to be a cool customer under pressure at Michigan. Michigan Daily

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins still trail only the Sabres in the Atlantic Division NHL and only Buffalo and the Capitals in the Eastern Conference. NHL In the league overall, Boston remians fifth behind both of those teams as well as the Avalanche and Oilers. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • Note David Pastrnak is atop and Brad Marchand is among the Offensive Leaders, and Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak are still sprinkled throught the goaltending leaders categories. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Ryan Spooner is on the move again. @MarkDivver He may cross vapor trails with Paul Postma, who is headed in turn to Lugano. Swiss Hockey News
  • Tyler Seguin was not the only Star to suffer in the recent tornado- Ben Bishop and his family had to seek shelter with Jamie Benn. Sportsnet
  • Criminals or Boston professional athletes? Facial recognition software scores an “F” for FAIL. Boston Magazine
  • Drown your sorrows at being misidentified at the new craft beer and wine outlets slated for the Hub on Causeway. Boston Magazine
  • By the numbers- which NHL GMs are getting maximum performance for the least salary payout? (Clue- Don Sweeney is in the top 10.) Winging It In Motown
  • Stop (or at least slow down) to smell the Super Slo Mo roses from last week’s NHL action. Bonus- a David Pastrnak goal (1:32 mark). (Video, 4:01) NHL