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There was something for everyone in last night’s win over the Stars.

NHL: FEB 27 Stars at Bruins
David “Killer” Krejci only comes out in the Spring of Stanley Cup winning seasons. (with Joe Pavelski)
Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Boston beat back Dallas 4-3 in a competitive tilt, and travel on to face the Islanders in Uniondale tomorrow in a 1:00PM matinee on NESN.

  • Just the facts, ma’am- what to expect tomorrow. Fox Sports
  • Highlights from the game include ordinarily serene David Krejci taking matters into his own fists against Joe Pavelski, in only the third fight of his career. It is a Brigadoon-like event that notably happens in Stanley Cup winning years. Book it. Boston Globe
  • Game notes from behind enemy lines- relative pacifist Pavelski has only fought six times in his thirteen year career. Defending Big D
  • In the third period, David Pastrnak paused to check on John Klingberg , who was hit in the cheek by a noodly shot on net. (Video, 0:31) Streamable, via Reddit
  • Three fast takes from the game include incorporating new faces as well as trying old faces in new places in the lineup. Bruins Daily
  • Charlie Coyle knows well what it is like to be the New Guy. Ducks in a row- the new acquisitions played on the same line for stretches last night. Patriot Ledger
  • Coyle demonstrated some keen hand-eye coordination last night in his power-play goal. (With video) NBC Sports
  • Speed as well as some cobwebs marked Ondrej Kase’s debut. MassLive
  • Cross your fingers for Hizzoner Chris Wagner, who was injured in defense of David Krejci and didn’t return to the game last night. MassLive
  • Another fine outing by Jaroslav Halak last night also means that Bruce Cassidy has Tuukka Rask’s workload this season right where he wants it. Boston Herald
  • Jake DeBrusk may be “streaky as hell”, but son, your team NEEDS you. 98.5 the Sports Hub
  • Don’t hold your breath to see Torey Krug signed during this season. That is a hopeful sign, for reasons. Bonus- Rangers and Blue Jackets rumors. Last Word On Hockey

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins are atop the Atlantic Division NHL, the Eastern Conference NHL, and the NHL overall. The Blues have crept to within 6 points, the Lightning are now behind by 7 points. and the Capitals are 8 points back. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is the top NHL sniper by two goals, Brad Marchand is among the assists leaders, and both are among points leaders. Among defensemen, Torey Krug is back in the mix of points leaders. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask remains among GAA, save percentage, and shutout leaders. Jaroslav Halak is still among the leaders in all but save percentage. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Peter Laviolette has landed the coaching job for Team USA. On the Forecheck
  • Forget disruption to the hockey stick production pipeline, the NHL may have to put the brakes on their China outreach for now due to the coronavirus situation. NBC Sports
  • Bridesmaids to brides- which Stanley Cup unencumbered franchise is poised to win next? The Hockey News
  • Paul Stewart riffs on emergency goalies he has known, and some old stories he has heard. HockeyBuzz
  • Good on Bobby Ryan for potting a hat trick in his return to game action at home in Ottawa against the Canucks. Silver Seven Sens
  • How do NHL officials prepare to return to game action following injury? Why, they take a rehab stint in the AHL, like Tim Peel! @ScoutingTheRefs