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The Bruins blanked the Flyers in celebration of Tuukka Rask’s birthday

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NHL: Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers
As always, look for the friendlies in the stands. (Patrice Bergeron, after scoring)
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All good things must come to an end as the Flyers fell to the Bruins 2-0 last night. Up next? The Sabres host the Bruins on Friday night at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Three bullet points from last night’s shutout win include a happy birthday milestone for Tuukka Rask. Bruins Daily
  • Further bullet points include Bruce Cassidy engaging the line blender and Charlie Coyle atoning for a turnover with a bold defensive move. Boston Globe
  • Boston clipped the wings of the formerly surging Flyers in their own barn, despite being without two key defensemen. Boston Globe
  • Happy birthday, Tuukka Rask - what a great season you’re having. Sports Daily, Days of Y’Orr
  • The Flyers had been defending a nine game win streak, and they were minus a defenseman out with the same ailment as Kevan Miller. Providence Journal
  • From behind enemy lines, Carter Hart blanked David Pastrnak, which was nice. Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Jeremy Lauzon is mindful that he still has the option to play in the NHL. His brother has not been so fortunate. WEEI
  • How’d that trolling of Brad Marchand work out for you, Gritty? NBCSports Boston
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, this quartet of young PBruins are worthy of your attention for their recent efforts. The Hockey Writers
  • A new “Behind the B” is up, the main dish is Florida with a heaping helping of Lightning. S11, E7 (Video, 21:42) Bruins NHL
  • There are several options on the table when the Bruins arrive to play the Sharks March 21st due to public health concerns over the coronavirus. CBS Boston

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins are atop the Atlantic Division NHL, the Eastern Conference NHL, and the NHL overall. The Lightning and Blues are tied and trail by 8 points. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is tied at 47 with some Russian bum as the top NHL sniper, Brad Marchand is among the assists leaders, and both are among points leaders. For defensemen, Torey Krug remains among both points and assists leaders. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask is top dog in GAA, is second only to Anton Khudobin in save percentage, and is now in a three-way tie for second place in shutouts. Jaroslav Halak is still among the leaders in all but save percentage, where he languishes just outside the margin. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • This power ranking has the Red Wings and Senators vying for the dubious honor of the best draft lottery pick. Boston Herald
  • The Bruins are the first team this season to hit the 100 point mark. Review where each team stands now, including their percentage chance of making the playoffs and their “tragic number.” ESPN
  • Many NHLers are beta testing the latest offerings in hockey equipment, and manufacturers’ representatives are in the dressing rooms. The Globe and Mail
  • Thanks to coronavirus, major European leagues have cancelled, postponed, or are debating how to move forward in post-season and end of season games... The Hockey News ...and Germany’s DEL has elected not to play for a championship. The Hockey News
  • Stay safe out there against coronavirus- do as Senators fans do! NO, REALLY! The Beaverton