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NHL: MAR 03 Bruins at Lightning
Brad Marchand opened the scoring.
Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Bruins bested the Lightning 2-1 last night, and will sew up their Florida trip against the Panthers tomorrow night at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • The game had a decidedly playoff feel to it. Here are a few bullet points to ponder. Bruins Daily
  • Brad Marchand was under the weather, but managed to get on the scoreboard. Providence Journal
  • Catch your breath, the Bruins and Bolts will be right back at it in Boston on Saturday. Boston Globe
  • Solid team defense and a solid performance by Tuukka Rask sparked Boston’s success.
  • The win tightens Boston’s grip on the Atlantic Division. MassLive
  • Congratulations to Jake DeBrusk upon breaking his scoring drought. CBS Boston
  • Jeremy Lauzon is making his case to stay in the lineup. Boston Herald
  • From behind enemy lines, the Bolts have a few issues to address. HockeyBuzz

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins are atop the Atlantic Division NHL, the Eastern Conference NHL, and the NHL overall. The Blues have crept into 2nd place within 6 points, the Avalanche are in 3rd and Lightning dropped to 4th. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is the top NHL sniper, Brad Marchand is among the assists leaders, and both are among points leaders. Among defensemen, Torey Krug is remains with both points and assists leaders. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask is top dog in GAA, and is among both the save percentage leaders 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: As mentioned in last night’s game thread, Johnny Boychuk took a skate to the face last night, but apparently escaped serious injury. The Hockey News David Boychuk reported the pertinent details. @AGrossNewsday It looks like Claude Julien will remain as the Canadiens’ bench boss next season. NHL
  • Boston sits atop this week’s NHL power ranking. Boston Herald
  • One Bruin is a dark horse for the Hart Trophy- a win would set heads exploding all over the NHL. The Hockey News
  • Those irritating offside appeals may change a bit with a tweak proposed by NHL GMs. NHL
  • Look to the playoffs for the new high-teck pucks to be indroduced. TSN
  • Goaltenders are paying the price for the rules revisions regarding equipment in the attempt to increase goal scoring. The Globe and Mail