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Live from San Jose, it’s the Bruins v. Sharks!

The 2019 Toy Fair Takes Place At Olympia
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The Sharks host the Bruins tonight at 10:00PM Eastern on NESN.

  • From behind enemy lines, have a game preview. Remember erstwhile Bruin Martin Jones and the trade that moved him through Boston? Bonus- apparently one Bruin drives the Sharks Krejci. Fear the Fin
  • So far the Bruins have swept this Western road trip, and are defending a ten game point streak. HockeyBuzz
  • When we left off in the wee hours of Sunday morning, we knew these three things about the Bruins, and that they were now in second place in the Atlantic Division. Good morning, indeed! Bruins Daily
  • Here are the Bruins v. Kings extended game highlights, in case you couldn’t stay up. (Video, 8:45) NHL
  • No, you weren’t dreaming up that highlight-reel Tuukka Rask save. Of the many clips out there, this artistic one offered four angles PLUS music! (Video, 0:22) ESPN
  • Tuukka Rask has returned to form, and that has helped his team succeed. Karson Kuhlman made his NHL debut, David Backes was scratched, and Peter Cehlarik left and didn’t return in the third period against the Kings. Boston Herald
  • On Friday night, Jaroslav Halak earned the shutout against the Ducks 3-0. Former Duck Chris Wagner enjoyed an empty-netter in the win. ESPN
  • Not a night owl? Enjoy these Bruins v. Ducks extended game highlights. (Video, 8:36) NHL
  • The current road trip has shown that the Bruins need not change their original shopping list for help at trade deadline, even taking into account David Pastrnak’s recent injury. WEEI
  • Look in on the Bruins’ draft class of 2015- you know where they are now.
  • Next for the Bruins this week? TheSharks tonight, the Golden Knights on Wednesday, and the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. NESN
  • It seems like just yesterday... but this happened back in 2011. @NHLHistoryGirl
  • King of the Chirps Brad Marchand had a go at frequent target Torey Krug and also Charlie McAvoy. BarDown

Meanwhile, in Providence:

  • The PBruins got unanswered goals from Steven Kampfer, new PBruin Lee Stempniak, and Anton Blidh against the Marlies on Friday, as the PBruins fought back from behind for the win, 3-1. Providence Journal
  • Then the Charlotte Checkers clung to an early lead to best the PBruins on Saturday. Dan Vladar took the loss in net. Patriot Ledger
  • Springfield spanked the PBruins 5-1 yesterday afternoon. Two streaks were snapped. Providence Journal
  • Mark Divver sums up the weekend. Rinkside Rhode Island

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins have risen to 6th in the league overall, NHL and occupy 3rd place in the Eastern Conference, NHL now rising to hold 2nd place in the tightly competitive Atlantic Division, ahead of the Maple Leafs by one point. NHL Currently sitting in the first Wild Card slot are the Penguins, now six points behind Boston. In the second Wild Card slot, the Canadiens trail Boston also by six points. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • One old, curmudgeonly wet blanket is especially outspoken in spoiling all the fun of the Hurricanes’ cellys. Lighten up, Francis! Boston.Com
  • Long read- what propels a fifteen-year-old from the comforts of playing at home in Russia to zig-zag North America pursuing hockey? After six years and five leagues, the payoff may just be a surprise happy ending. Sportsnet
  • The Arizona State Sun Devils Men’s Hockey Team have taken Division 1 by storm. Fear the FORK! Bonus- clips of the team playing Boston College. (Video, 1:51)