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The best rivalry in hockey fires up tomorrow night in Boston

Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens
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The Bruins await the arrival of their rivals, Les Habitants, tomorrow evening at 7:30PM on NBCSN.

  • The Canadiens arrive hoping to spoil Boston’s home game winning streak. Fox News
  • Jaroslav Halak is number one in the league at the number two position in net. (Shoutout to former Bruin Anton Khudobin down in Dallas, who is nipping at his heels, numerically speaking.) Causeway Crowd
  • Both Jeremy Lauzon and Karson Kuhlman were sent motoring south to Providence last evening, which indicates that Joakim Nordstrom may be returning to action. Boston Globe
  • Compare and contrast Jeremy Lauzon ’s fate to those of both Lawson Crouse and Justin Abdelkader for their hits on Charlie McAvoy. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Anyone? ANYONE? Boston is apparently hot on every conceivable current trade target. (Trigger alert- references to past deals involving Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, and Rick Nash.) 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • The Penguins’ deal to acquire Jason Zucker is good news for the Bruins. WEEI
  • Why would the Bruins target Josh Anderson at this juncture? WHY? Bruins Daily
  • Bringing back Joe Thornton would be so much more than simply a feel-good story. NESN
  • The Bruins have made good use of internal competition for roster spots. The Hockey Writers

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins are atop 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 goals against average leader- he joins Jaroslav Halak in that category and among the leaders in both save percentage and shutouts to boot. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Ageless Jaromir Jagr has a lot in common with Gordie Howe. Featurd
  • The Oilers and Darnell Nurse have agreed to a two-year bridge deal. The Hockey News
  • Talkin’ to YOU, Zdeno Chara ! All NHL players should wear full face protection. Discuss. Trib LIVE
  • Has it come to this? Assess the cost/benefit of the Rangers buying out (gasp!) Henrik Lundqvist in favor of their younger netminders. Blue Seat Blogs
  • Sometimes a certain song or the sound of an organ playing just reminds Paul Stewart of hockey. HockeyBuzz

Guilty Pleasures:

  • Back in July, David Pastrnak played in a local tennis tourney in Havirov. Watch as he, his mom, pup, and girlfriend arrived by helicopter (eeek!) and enjoy the bonhomie. (Video, 26:40) YouTube
  • Abracadabra! Cale Makar is flummoxed by magic. (Video, 2:12) NHL
  • Feel the LOVE- these valentines from each NHL team will set you swooning. Imgur, via Reddit