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Sadly, the broken record is NOT Tuukka Rask surpassing Tiny Thompson

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins
It’s a SCRUM!
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The Bruins followed a familiar script in the 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers. They will have two days to stew in their juices before flying to Washington to face the Capitals on Sunday at 12:30PM on NBC.

  • Two blown leads squandered a 38 save performance by Tuukka Rask in his return to action following a concussion. David Pastrnak scored both goals in the 3-2 overtime loss. Patriot Ledger
  • The Flyers now own a six-game winning streak. Tuukka Rask surpassing Tiny Thompson’s record will have to wait- again. CBS Boston
  • Bruce Cassidy dressed down the defensive corps, and called for leadership from Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller. Sunday’s opponent, the Capitals, are riding a 15 game win streak against Boston, if you’re keeping track. HockeyBuzz
  • The Bruins captain took ownership of the problem immediately, despite the ongoing issue of the team’s lack of secondary scoring. WEEI
  • Three bullet points from the loss include David Pastrnak putting on a show.
  • Some of John Moore’s issues have not been helped by a revolving cast of partners. Boston Herald
  • Speaking of trade targets, a number of names have come up. The real issue is whether or not to break the bank on a solution that still won’t push the Bruins past juggernaut Tampa Bay. Salem News
  • Dig into a mailbag of queries regarding trade scenarios. The Hockey Writers
  • In the market for a mint Bobby Orr rookie trading card? Get out your wallet! BarDown
  • Standings- Some good news is that the Bruins are at 9th in the league overall, NHL 4th in the Eastern Conference, NHL and hold 3rd place in the competitive Atlantic Division, trailing the 2nd place Maple Leafs by 1 point. NHL Currently in the Wild Card slots are the 4th place Canadiens (who also have 61 points) and the Blue Jackets, who have 59 points. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • February is Black History Month, and the NHL is hitting the road to celebrate the event for the first time with a mobile museum. Sportsnet Former Bruin Willie O’Ree will play a prominent role. NHL
  • Despite the debut of puck and player tracking during the All-Star Game, no major changes are immediately expected in player evaluation using those tools. Anaheim Calling
  • 31 Thoughts riffs on trade talk as well as the All-Star Game and its associated festivites. Bonus- an argument to trot out currently active record holders to defend their titles, even if they are not current All-Stars. Sportsnet