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The Bruins hold the number one spot in the NHL on Presidents’ Day

Boston Bruins v New York Rangers
Former Bruin Ryan Lindgren, a little worse for wear
Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

The Bruins bested the Rangers at Madison Square Garden yesterday afternoon 3-1, and embark upon a Western road trip having won 9 of their last 10 games.

  • The Lightning may be storming up the standings from behind, but Boston is currently number one in the President’s Trophy race. Wasn’t the penalty kill sharp yesterday? Boston Herald
  • Highlights from the game include tough luck for the Mayor of Walpole, Chris Wagner, and reminiscences of Rick Nash, Matt Belelskey, and Ryan Spooner, who were part of the trade that also moved Ryan Lindgren from Boston to New York. Boston Globe
  • Three bullet points from the game include Charlie McAvoy returning to the scoreboard. Bruins Daily The goal marked his first scored at Madison Square Garden. Newsday
  • Chirpmeister Brad Marchand weighed in on Lindgren. Oh, the humanity! HockeyBuzz Or Lindgren was a monster- would you like a glass of whine, Brad? Take your pick. HockeyBuzz
  • Lindgren was around Boston long enough to know you DO NOT TOUCH PATRICE BERGERON. EVER. Revel in the Marchand penalty, Rangers fans, but rue the resulting Charlie Coyle shorty, which also pairs nicely with whine. Boston Herald
  • Deals with the Devils have had a trickledown effect for the Bruins as well as the NHL market in general. Kyle Palmieri, anyone? WEEI
  • It looks like curtains for Kevan Miller following a long year of struggle with injury... or does it? Causeway Crowd
  • Connor Clifton is headed to Providence for a conditioning stint. NESN

NHL Standings:

  • In the President’s Trophy race, the Bruins are atop the Atlantic Division NHL, the Eastern Conference NHL, and the NHL overall. The Capitals have dropped, and now the Lightning are nipping at Boston’s heels in second place. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is tied with Auston Matthews as the top NHL sniper, Brad Marchand is among the assists leaders, and both are among points leaders. Torey Krug has joined the the assists leaders among defensemen. On the netminding side, that highly overrated bum Tuukka Rask is numero uno in both goals against average and save percentage, and is among shutout leaders. Our number two is better than you- Jaroslav Halak remains among the leaders in all three categories as well. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Former NHLers including Aaron Johnson are headed back to school, and the Elite Ice Hockey League (UK) is underwriting the program as an employment benefit. CBC
  • A big moment on a big stage for little players- the Quebec Pee-Wee World Championship has hatched a number of NHL careers. Sportsnet (An aside, remember THIS pee-wee? Pinterest)
  • Department of Player Safety grumbles: If Evander Kane is vocal about feeling abused by discipline, there must be a problem, right? Bonus- crickets chirping over the Lawson Crouse retaliatory elbow to Charlie McAvoy’s head. The Hockey News Repeat offender Zack Kassian dodged a bullet. The Hockey News Laugh at this cartoon - U mad, mon frere? (Caption translates to “Is the tip included?” Reddit
  • Meanwhile, in Tampa Bay, numbers are being crunched and unhatched chickens counted in the President’s Trophy race. Raw Charge
  • The struggles of the Maple Leafs are compounded by goalie tandem woes, an isssue to which Bruins fans cannot relate this season. Pension Plan Puppets
  • The Stadium Series game at the Air Force Academy will be remembered for a miasma of logistical errors played out on a nationally televised stage. Mile High Hockey