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John Moore returned to action and made an immediate impact

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Boston Bruins
Don’t let that baby face fool ya (Charlie McAvoy)
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins closed out their matinee weekend with wins over the Kings and Avalanche. Next up are the Blackhawks tomorrow at TD Garden on NESN and NBCSN at 7:00 PM

  • The Avalanche didn’t manage an even strength goal yesterday, thanks to the Bruins’ fourth line along with Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy. WEEI
  • John Moore celebrated his return to game action by scoring the Bruins’ first goal, while David Backes took a seat. The Sean Kuraly line is now the Noel Acciari line, for reasons. Providence Journal
  • This replay looks like a good goal- poor John Moore wuz ROBBED that second time. (Video, 0:25) Streamable
  • Among three bullet points from the game was that Jaroslav Halak was in fine form. Bruins Daily
  • Charlie McAvoy looked a lot more like what we fondly remember this weekend. Boston Herald
  • Hasn’t Danton Heinen looked better of late? Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Even if he is, the Bruins are officially on the prowl for some scoring help. NHL
  • Review how well (or not) the Bruins’ efforts to trade for scoring help have panned out historically. Boston Herald
  • Steven Kampfer was headed to Providence to get in some game action. He apparently brought the luck with him- see below. Bruins NHL
  • Zane McIntyre logged his first shutout of the season as the PBruins blanked the Syracuse Crunch last evening. Providence Journal
  • Here’s a summary recap of the weekend that was in Providence. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • In case you missed it, NESN celebrated Patrice Bergeron’s one thousand games in a retrospective. (Four-part video) YouTube
  • David Pastrnak became David Pastafarian to sing reggae in his Czech accent for Toucher and Rich. (Audio, fun starts at 2:50 mark, 41:21) 98.5 The Sports Hub

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Adam McQuaid scored in the Rangers’ spanking of the Maple Leafs - backup goalie Alexandar Georgiev stopped 55 for the win. NBC Sports The Habs have waived Kenny Agostino. Canadiens NHL
  • Brian McGrattan is still fighting for his teammates, just not with his fists. Big Ern is the Calgary Flames’ new Director of Player Assistance, a function that the NHL has rallied behind. Sportsnet
  • There has got to be a better way! Look back at the history of the NHL playoffs, and consider a modest proposal to forge a new way to format the playoff seedings. Last Word On Hockey
  • It was a different Miracle on Ice for one rec league player, thanks to his teammates and a defibrillator available at the rink. (With video) BarDown
  • Panthers fan Ariana Grande is a puck magnet. Sports Illustrated
  • Watch from the skaters’ perspective at the Red Bull Crashed Ice event at Fenway Park. The guy in the full goalie gear has the right idea. (With video) BarDown