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The Bruins are in Calagary aiming to sweep past the Flames.

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The Bruins face the Flames in Calgary tonight at 9:00PM on NESN.

  • The Bruins won last night! They were curling in Calgary on their off day, US v. Canada teammates. WCBV Extended video here @NHLBruins and here @NHLBruins and still photos @NHLBruins. Don’t quit your night jobs, guys. Bonus- what is a bonspiel?
  • Back to hockey- tonight’s matchup in a nutshell. Fox Sports
  • By the numbers, there are five interesting recent statistical trends for that bode well for the Bruins. Boston Globe
  • David Pastrnak’s scoring prowess is due to attention in one key area that Bruce Cassidy has noted since his Providence days. National Post
  • Last season’s trades were somewhat underwhelming at the time, but have proven to be solid. Please, Don Sweeney, have you got any more of them? HockeyBuzz
  • It looks like there is a market for David Backes after all. CBS Boston
  • This rumor synopsis reports rumblings that Joe Thornton is on the move. From the West. Coincidence? Bonus- Senators, Maple Leafs tidbits. Last Word on Hockey
  • Just snap up Kyle Palmieri, already! Boston Herald
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the PBruins have been decidedly stingy at allowing goals. Urho Vaakanainen is part of the reason. Bruins Daily
  • 23 games, and only 12 points between the top 6 teams- the PBruins are pushing toward the playoffs. NHL Bruins

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 are flailing, and now the Lightning and then Penguins are nipping at Boston’s heels. (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. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask remains both the goals against average and save percentage leader, and is among shutout leaders. Jaroslav Halak is still among the leaders in all three categories as well. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Canadiens beat the Capitals in OT last night despite Alex Ovechkin scoring his #699th, NHL and so champagne is grudgingly re-cellared all across NBCSports nation. Japers Rink
  • Adroit roster management with their AHL affiliate allowed the Golden Knights to manage their cap hit in anticipation of trade deadline moves. The Hockey News
  • Hockey brought Wild forward Jordan Greenway from upstate New York to Shattuck St. Mary’s and then to billet with Virgil Mingas and his wife, who were not familiar with the game. Now it is hard to tell that they are not kin. NHL
  • Lucky seven- here are the only trades that make sense for serious teams either bolstering for a Cup run or for long-term improvement. ESPN
  • This list of the best Latvian players in the NHL includes names swiths sextraneous sletters S’s, and one recent former Bruin. The Hockey Writers