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No kidding- it really was a 6-3 loss to the Red Wings last night.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings
Charlie McAvoy works the boards
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The Red Wings ultimately laid quota (including a hat trick) on the Bruins, who battled back from an early deficit to lead briefly before Detroit put them in the rear view mirror last night. On to Columbus tomorrow night at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Among three observations was that returns of both Matt Grzelcyk and Kevan Miller didn’t change the outcome. Bruins Daily
  • Sloppy? That would be a charitable assessment of last night’s full 20 effort. Boston Herald
  • Chris Wagner was not just a healthy scratch yesterday. CBS Boston
  • Congratulations to Anthony Mantha, Taro Hirose, and Brad Marchand. Each celebrated a milestone. CBS Boston
  • If home ice advantage is a priority, the Bruins need to play like it. Boston Globe
  • On a... lighter... note, David Pastrnak declined his mother’s generously proffered assistance during his thumb injury for one very good reason. WEEI

NHL Standings:

  • In the Eastern conference picture, the Bruins’ Tuesday game against the Blue Jackets will matter. NHL
  • In the Western Conference picture- congratulations to the Flames! NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • “Lose for Hughes.” All across the NHL, this final week of the regular season will draw the curtain on several dramas. Sports Illustrated
  • In limited good news following the announcement that the CWHL will fold, the NWHL is exploring the possibility of starting two teams in Canada. (Hard paywall) The Athletic
  • The Islanders will relent and retire John Tavares’ number. NO, REALLY! Pension Plan Puppets