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The Bruins harpooned the WhalerCanes in overtime, extending their point streak

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The Mayor of Walpole (Chris Wagner)
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The Bruins extended their point streak to 17 games with a 4-3 overtime win against the Whalers Hurricanes last night.

  • Down by two goals, the Bruins battled back into the lead as Brad Marchand fed Patrice Bergeron for a shorthanded goal in the third, that penalty being their second of the game for having too many men on the ice. Providence Journal
  • Three bullet points from the game include sticktaps to Chris Wagner, who is having himself quite a year in Boston. Bruins Daily
  • Marcus Johansson was injured (ultimately hospitalized) following a hard check, and David Backes called Micheal Ferland on it. (With videos) Deadspin
  • A career fourth liner, Wagner is finding success in Boston where the goals are scored- at netfront. Bonus- Jaroslav Halak extended his own streak last night. WEEI
  • David Krejci’s OT goal was the fourth in his career, giving his team the longest point streak in the NHL this season so far. Guess against whom he scored his last one, way back in 2013? @Buccigross
  • Hopefully he can actually PLAY in this postseason! Brandon Carlo has rounded into fine form in his third season. The Hockey Writers
  • In order to help John Moore, Matt Grzelcyk offered to play his off-side in the absence of Kevan Miller. Providence Journal
  • Danton Heinen is not simply a warm body on the Bergeron line. Boston Herald
  • Thumbthing to ponder- where does David Pastrnak fit upon his return to action? Bruins Daily
  • Last night was all about resiliency for Boston, while the Hurricanes regretted turnovers. Bonus- debating the Seventh Player Award candidates, and a bit of Whalers history. South Coast Today
  • The Forbes list is out again Forbes and perennial denizen Jeremy Jacobs is one of seven named with ties to his hometown. Buffalo News
  • Of COURSE Brad Marchand is trolling the Maple Leafs over Mitch Marner ’s contract, because he CAN. BarDown

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In honor of the WhalerCanes, look back at the team’s colorful history, listen to their very seventies Brass Bonanza fight song, and then check in on other former WHA teams. (With historical video) CBC
  • It was all about the overtime, game-winning goals all around the NHL last night. Trigger Warning- Jack Edwards’ blubber comment is featured in the audio. (Video, 1:37) NHL
  • Here are the topics that the NHL General Managers are mulling over- the forgettable, good, bad, and downright ugly. Blue Seat Blogs
  • Of note in this take on NHL Awards, of course Patrice Bergeron is in the running for another Selke. Jordan Binnington is on Calder watch. What coldhearted puck doesn’t want to see Barry Trotz win back-to-back Jack Adams awards with different teams? ESPN