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NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Boston Bruins
Brad Marchand proves that not all his efforts belong on blooper reels.
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The Bruins host the Blackhawks tonight at 7:00PM on NESN and NBCSN.

  • Help Wanted: The Bruins still don’t have a solid third line. Their upcoming road trip represents the final five games to figure it out before trade deadline hits. Providence Journal
  • How ’bout this most recent bunch of Boston fourth liners? Bonus- the Blackhawks we see tonight have some momentum in their favor. Boston Herald
  • Road trips have proven to be problematic for the Bruins this season. The Hockey Writers
  • Here’re the three opponents the Bruins face this week, with a brief assessment of each. NESN
  • What’s better than Charlie McAvoy? A healthy Charlie McAvoy. Metro
  • And isn’t it nice to see Jaroslav Halak looking more like the goalie that wowed us earlier this season? Bruins Daily
  • Here’s a look at which players the Bruins should be prepared to move, with a sad reminder of former Bruins lost for little or no return. 985 The Sports Hub
  • The Providence Bruins are bidding Nic Pierog and Danny Tirone farewell. @MarkDivver
  • Standings- the Bruins rise to 8th in the league overall, NHL 4th in the Eastern Conference, NHL and hold 3rd place in the tightly competitive Atlantic Division, behind the Maple Leafs by a mere 1 point. NHL Currently sitting in the first Wild Card slot one point behind Boston are the Canadiens. In the second Wild Card slot, the Penguins trail Boston by 5 points. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Jumbo Joe Thornton has passed one legend and tied another in the NHL scoring pantheon. Yahoo Nate Thompson is headed from L.A. to Montreal... NHL ...while Kenny Agostino bids the Habs adieu and is en route to join the Devils, having been snapped up on waivers. NJ.com
  • The NHL’s Director of Social Impact, Growth, and Fan Development, Andrew Ference, is still every bit as Green as he is Black and Gold. Sportsnet
  • The Stars are on their inaugural Mom’s Trip, and, well, charming tales are told. Tyler Seguin confesses a certain dislike that would NEVER fly in Boston these days. (With video) BarDown
  • Congratulations to Joel Ward on a great career as he hangs up his skates. Russian Machine Never Breaks
  • Got NHL bloopers? Here’s a month’s worth from January- Jake DeBrusk is featured (1:46 mark), it’s hello, Dobby (0:24 mark), Jim Hughson has the call on poor Brad Marchand (4:50 mark), followed immediately by David Pastrnak taking a puck to the snout. One Pittsburgh interviewer has some sick flow(s?), and is anyone surprised to see paper bags deployed in Edmonton? (Video, 7:03) Sportsnet, via YouTube