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The Red Wings beat the best team in the NHL.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings
The Bruins fell to the Red Wings (Charlie Coyle)
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The Bruins dropped a game to the Red Wings 3-1 yesterday, but hey- the Canadiens come calling to TD Garden on Wednesday on NBCSN at 7:30PM, which is nice.

  • Tuukka Rask had to step up for the second game in two days for ailing Jaroslav Halak, and teams are clearly targeting Charlie McAvoy. Boston Globe
  • As for the loss to bottom-feeding Detroit, what gives? Points to ponder. Bruins Daily
  • This isn’t the first time the worst have beaten the best this season, either. Yahoo
  • More bullet points include the Jonathan Bernier effect. The Hockey Writers
  • Then again, it was only one game. Shake it off. Causeway Crowd
  • Trust Anthony Travalgia to find the bright side of the loss. Bonus- ruminating over yet another called-back goal. HockeyBuzz
  • Here we go again on the offside Coach’s Challenge- rules are rules, but geez... 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • Wheel. Of. Player Safety. One hit to the head merits a major penalty, a meeting with the NHL, and suspension. Another, in retaliation, draws only a two minute minor. What gives? Bonus- notes from yesterday’s game. Boston Herald
  • Wasn’t Charlie Coyle an absolute BEAST against the Coyotes on Saturday? HockeyBuzz
  • The Bruins’ system is producing for the team in spades and for the long haul. Sportsnet
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the PBruins power play is sadly anything but. Rinkside Rhode Island

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins top the Atlantic Division NHL, the Eastern Conference NHL, and the NHL overall. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is the NHL’s third best goal scorer, Brad Marchand is among the assists leaders, and both are among points leaders. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask is the NHL save percentage leader, and he joins Jaroslav Halak among the leaders in both shutouts and goals against average to boot. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In the business of hockey, the coronavirus has had unintended consequences in a specific supply chain crucial to NHL players. Boston Globe
  • Don’t look now, but the Lightning are on a tear, and are at the Bruins’ heels. The Hockey News
  • Remembering the Sedins- they were a force in the Canucks team that gave the Stanley Cup winning Bruins fits in 2011. (Part 1) Nucks Misconduct
  • The NWHL All-Stars were in action at Warrior Arena, playing to a sold-out crowd. Boston Globe