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The Bruins take their win streak to St. Louis on Saturday afternoon.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Vegas Golden Knights
Jaroslav Halak in a blizzard of snow
Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Blues host the Bruins at 4:00PM Eastern on Saturday on NESN.

  • The Bruins are at lucky seven in their win streak, and of course the stars were aligned for David Backes and for the win. (Bonus- video of old friend Dave Gaucher calling the Vegas game.) CBS Boston
  • This weekend’s opponents, the Blues, are coming off a disappointing loss to the Stars that broke their eleven game winning streak. Anton Khudobin got the win. Fox Sports
  • That elusive identity that the Bruins were seeking appears to have emerged after all the injuries and adversity this season. Boston Herald
  • So hot right now- Jake DeBrusk could not have timed his resurgence better. The Hockey Writers
  • Charlie Coyle is happy to be on a playoff-bound team and among friends. Ryan Donato made his auspicious debut for the Wild. Patriot Ledger
  • Take a look at Charlie Coyle by the numbers. (With video) NESN
  • Speaking of lucky numbers, Coyle may well resurrect the number 13 when he arrives in Boston. Yahoo
  • The Coyle deal is not simply a rental through the playoffs. Maybe there’s still room to pursue a deal that will allow a solid challenge to the Lightning. Boston Herald
  • But should they? The Bruins are also managing a window of opportunity. Pro Hockey Talk
  • What prompted the Bruins’ decision to part ways with Ryan Donato? Bonus- Check in on Frank Vatrano’s progress with the Panthers. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Back away from the window- work through the correct phases to accept the Coyle trade. 985 The Sports Hub
  • It has been a tough season for Ryan Fitzgerald , who is hoping he is finally in the clear. Bruins Daily

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins stand at 4th in the NHL overall, NHL now are 2nd in the Eastern Conference, NHL and also in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division, ahead of the Maple Leafs by four points. NHL Currently sitting in the first Wild Card slot are the Canadiens, now a lucky seven points behind Boston. In the second Wild Card slot, the Hurricanes trail Boston by ten points. NHL (Note- links are NOT static)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Brian Ferlin got an early start in hockey, and although no longer in the NHL, he is helping to promote the sport to fellow Floridans. WJCT Ryan Spooner seeks a clean slate in his tenure with the Canucks. (With video) National Post Colby Cave has contributed his first point in an Oilers uniform. CBS Sports (Honorary) former Bruin Jordan Binnington pretty much pulled himself up by the bootstraps and has not looked back. CBC
  • The Stadium Series game tomorrow night is more than just a spectacle- the Flyers need the two points over the Penguins that it represents. Metro
  • A bad call on the ice was reversed after one fan shouted his ire at his television. Then shooting percentages began to rise as well. NO, REALLY! The Beaverton