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The Bruins have arrived in Anaheim and were met by rain and clouds

Boston Bruins v Anaheim Ducks
DUCK! Zdeno Chara bears down on an opponent.
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Bruins are in Anaheim to face the Ducks at 10:00PM Eastern on NESN.

  • Hot, or not? The Bruins left Boston on a high note- will their successful run continue on the West Coast? Providence Journal
  • Wet. Not hot, but WET. Imagine the Bruins’ disappointment to arrive in Anaheim in the RAIN! (Photo gallery) Bruins NHL
  • Like a migratory sea bird, the Pride of Walpole returns to familiar ice tonight- Chris Wagner is just happy to have landed a full-time spot in Boston. Bonus- expect to see Jaroslav Halak tonight. Boston Globe
  • Wagner reminisced to the media about bouncing around between the AHL and NHL and getting snapped up on waivers. Lurking just off camera were a couple of jamokes making fun of their teammate. (Video, 2:233) @NHLBruins
  • NEXT! Karson Kuhlman is the next Bruins youngster to get his chance to impress Bruce Cassidy. Bonus- a road trip is just the ticket for team bonding. Boston Herald
  • Jake DeBrusk is shedding the stress of trade rumors just like water running down a duck’s back. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Matt Grzelcyk will not be playing tonight. CBS Sports
  • Which player should the Bruins target and why? Four columnists weigh in. ESPN
  • Got valentines? Patrice Bergeron @NHLBruins, Tuukka Rask @NHLBruins, David Backes @NHLBruins, and Sean Kuraly @NHLBruins do!
  • Valentines, cont’d- how about one poking fun at Brad Marchand ? Sportsnet
  • It has been quite a turnaround for Zane McIntyre and the PBruins this season, and now Providence is in the playoff picture. Providence Journal
  • Cameron Hughes has really panned out for the PBruins. Bruins Daily
  • The PBruins have signed erstwhile Bruin Lee Stempniak @MarkDivver to a PTO. @MarkDivver

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Guess which Bruin is on this list of the five hottest Vezina candidates? The Hockey News
  • COPYCATS! Former Bruin Phil Kessel posted a valentine to his teammates, who were dressed cheekily in period garb. BarDown
  • Mastering movement and spacing while in possession of the puck is the key to successful offense. (David Krejci just makes it look easy!) This excerpt from Ryan Stimson’s new book “Tape to Space: Redefining Modern Hockey Tactics” explains. Hockey-Graphs