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Former Bruin Johnny Boychuk’s fingerprints were all over the Islanders shootout win.

New York Islanders v Boston Bruins
We liked you better as a Bruin. (Johnny Boychuk)
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The Bruins lost in a shootout to the Islanders, 3-2. Tune in Saturday at 7:00PM on NESN as they host the Predators.

  • Next up? The Predators arrive on Saturday. Fox Sports
  • Three bullet points from the Islanders game last night include increasing confidence in Anders Bjork. Bruins Daily
  • Stop me if you’ve heard this before- the Bruins lost in a shootout. But the third period was great to watch, which was nice. Providence Journal
  • David Backes is still finding ways to contribute in reduced ice time. Boston Globe
  • Stepping up to shoot has paid off for Brandon Carlo, who usually toils quietly on the blueline. Boston Herald
  • Cal Clutterbuck left last night’s game suddenly, having taken a blade to the wrist. Sporting News
  • Speaking of points, Boston is sure leaving them on the table recently. HockeyBuzz
  • Review the Bruins’ 2015 draft class, unusual for three first-round picks. The Hockey Writers
  • Cheerier news is coming out of Providence with the PBruins- enjoy! Causeway Crowd

NHL Standings:

  • Gaining one point last night, the Bruins still rule the Atlantic Division NHL, and trail only the Capitals in both the Eastern Conference, NHL as well as the NHL overall. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • Despite recent hiccups, David Pastrnak remains the NHL’s top goal scorer, he joins Brad Marchand among points leaders, and Marchand is also an assist leader. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak remain among the netminding leaders (although Rask is no longer among the best save pecentages) and are within spitting distance of each other. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Patience is a virtue for hockey fans when their teams are not performing as hoped. The Hockey News
  • The nontraditional market has spoken- of COURSE there will be tailgating at the Winter Classic this year, y’all! Dallas News