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It took a shootout and a strong performance from Jaroslav Halak, but the streak continues.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Vegas Golden Knights
Two goals, too good. (Jake DeBrusk)
Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The seven game winning streak continues! On Saturday, the Bruins face the St. Louis Blues at 4:00PM Eastern on NESN.

  • That was David Backes who responded valiantly to his coach’s unexpected call for the win in the shootout. For the early-to-bed fans, game synopsis is here. Fox Sports
  • Three bullet points from the game include recognizing two players with noteworthy performances.
  • The Bruins are trending toward home ice advantage in the first playoff round, bearing in mind that the Maple Leafs have a game in hand. Bonus- more on the Charlie Coyle for Ryan Donato deal, and game highlights. (With video) Yahoo Sports
  • Speaking of Coyle, here are a quintet of facts about the newest Bruin. (With video)
  • Where does Charlie Coyle fit, considering the temporary absence of David Pastrnak? 985 The Sports Hub
  • Charlie McAvoy at his best will be worth the same as some top comparables. Bonus- he has history with Karson Kuhlman. Boston Herald
  • NBC may have stolen the game, but Jack Edwards got the last laugh... @RealJackEdwards and sent pictures. @RealJackEdwards Okay, Jack, enough. Now you’re just GLOATING. @RealJackEdwards
  • On a more somber note, condolences to the family of Andy Brickley upon the loss of his brother Matt. @AndyBrickley

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • James Duthie tackled the possibility of a Bruins v. Maple Leafs first round matchup- are the Leafs just not up to a physical game? Will they plan their trades around the Bruins lurking in the shadows? (Audio, 12:57, skip to 4:30 mark) TSN
  • Pierre LeBrun sees secondary trade targets heating up as teams realize (gasp) not ALL of them can land Mark Stone. @PierreVLeBrun
  • In this potpourri of trade rumors, Bob McKenzie sees no reason the Bruins can’t be in on Mark Stone or Artemi Panarin... for a price.
  • Notorious Radko Gudas will sit two games for high sticking Nikita Kucherov, which fans don’t think is nearly long enough. BarDown
  • Those cheeky fellows at Dartmouth College offer a quick reference guide for college teams and names. You’re welcome! @Dartmouth_MIH