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Don’t call it a Bruins shootout loss, call it an audition for two former Boston College Eagles

Boston Bruins v New York Rangers
Outta my way! (Noel Acicari)
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Rangers came from behind in the third to force a shootout of seven rounds, which they won. The Bruins are back in action on Saturday in a 1:00PM matinee against the Kings on NESN.

  • Among three bullet points from the game is the option to consider either of two Rangers (both former BC Eagles) as possible acquisitions. Bruins Daily
  • Last night’s performance was the Bruins’ season in a nutshell. CLNS Media
  • There was an interesting twist to the selection of Bruins participants in the shootout, and that Patrice Bergeron was not among them. Boston Herald
  • Danton Heinen returned to the lineup and made the most of his chance with a goal. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Bruce Cassidy blenderized his forward lines, but the defense again disappointed. (And for the record, Peter Cehlarik is Slovakian, not Czech.) Boston Globe
  • Cheer up, Bruins fans- there was some good news, including that juggling the forward lines worked. WEEI
  • The game was entertaining, but the Bruins blew a third period lead to end up in overtime and then a shootout. (With video) NBC Sports
  • The Bruins do need to bolster the forward corps if they wish to be contenders. Bob McKenzie has a few suggestions. (With video) Yahoo
  • Last night’s puck drop by Olympian Hanna Grant highlighted the events organized by the Rangers to celebrate Girls and Women in Sports Night. NHL
  • The good news? The Providence Bruins are on a TEAR! @AHLPR
  • Brad Marchand and Torey Krug had a chirpfest on Twitter. BarDown

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Darling you’ve got to let me know... which of these 25 trade-bait players will stay with their current teams, which will go? Bonus- the article has already been updated to reflect recent moves. Sportsnet
  • You know you’re in a supermarket in Newfoundland when... Reddit
  • Olympian and former Wisconsin Badger Mark Johnson, now 61, wrote his 18-year-old self a charming letter, in which his late father and Herb Brooks loom large. Spark Adobe