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It’s another late Knight game for the Bruins as their successful Western road trip continues

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Boston Bruins
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Insomniacs rejoice! The Bruins take on the Vegas Golden Knights at 10:00PM Eastern on NBCSN.

  • The Bruins are on a streak as they arrive in Las Vegas tonight, while the Golden Knights are coming off a shutout loss to the Avalanche. Yahoo Sports
  • You’re not imagining it, Bruins defensemen are chipping in on the team’s scoring. Bonus- Peter Cehlarik skated yesterday and may be ready to return to action tonight. Boston Herald
  • Not so fast, hockey pundits, you’re overlooking the Bruins as legitimate Eastern contenders for the Stanley Cup. Just look at the numbers. The Hockey News
  • Don Sweeney has learned from the past by both simply shoring up the roster and also by swinging for the stands at trade deadline. What will Boston’s projected window lead him to do this time around? Bruins Daily
  • Boston should not be cowed by the Lightning, and should pursue a winger for David Krejci. Metro
  • The Bruins must consider what extending Charlie McAvoy might cost. (With video) NESN
  • McAvoy is reported to have refused a long-term deal with Boston following last season. 985 The Sports Hub
  • “What goes around, comes around...” that may be the final word on the officiating in San Jose on Monday night. HockeyBuzz
  • Apparently the NHL reached out to Sharks’ head coach Peter DeBoer on Tuesday. San Jose Mercury News
  • Thank you, Sharks! On an interesting note, a number of recent young Bruins have scored their first NHL goals against San Jose. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Brad Marchand was happy for the win against the Sharks , but voiced disappointment that Joe Thornton didn’t score a fourth goal, for reasons. The Score He was not the only one left hoping for more. BarDown

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins have climbed to 4th in the NHL overall, NHL now are 2nd in the Eastern Conference, NHL and in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division as well, ahead of the Maple Leafs by two points. NHL Currently sitting in the first Wild Card slot are the Canadiens, now seven points behind Boston. In the second Wild Card slot, the Blue Jackets trail Boston by nine points. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Might Adam McQuaid return to haunt the Bruins in a Maple Leafs uniform? The Hockey Writers
  • Observations for NBC’s slate of Rivalry Night games tonight note clear sailing for the Bruins lately, while the Golden Knights are navigating rough seas. NHL
  • Despite Pierre McGuire’s recent close brush with death, Kurt Busch is gamely offering to go “Inside the Glass” at tonight’s Bruins game. Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • 31 Thoughts is up, and the big topic is trade and trade targets. Sportsnet
  • DO give up your day job! At the KHL All-Star Weekend, Canadian Mathew Maione of Dynamo Riga picked up a guitar and mic and brought the house down. Then he landed a gig! (With video) BarDown