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A certain former Bruin will not be left unattended in the offensive zone tonight.

NHL: FEB 25 Panthers at Coyotes
Just another former Bruin #55 in our thoughts (Noel Acciari)
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Tune in to see the Bruins host the Panthers tonight at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • The Bruins are not overlooking the Panthers, nor do they plan to leave the surprising Noel Acciari alone in the offensive zone. He and Hizzoner Chris Wagner have a long history. Boston Globe
  • With Brad Marchand ailing, the Charlie Coyle line with Chris Wagner and Jake DeBrusk drove much of the five-on-five action against the Lightning. HockeyBuzz
  • Speaking of Marchand, he’s due belated congratulations on hitting a franchise milestone. @NHLBruins
  • The new-look David Krejci line with Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie will get the time it deserves to gel. Boston Herald
  • What is it that leaves David Pastrnak hot and ready-to-serve while so many young talents before him slid through the holes in the colander and down the drain? South Coast Today
  • Good luck finding a ticket for Saturday’s rematch with the Lightning. MassLive
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the PBruins are among six contenders looking to win the Calder Cup. The Hockey News
  • Jack Studnicka is turning out to have a bit of the Marchand mischief in his game. He leads the entire AHL in one category, as well as his team in almost all scoring metrics. Bruins NHL
  • Peek in on a trio of promising Bruins prospects still honing their skills in the collegiate ranks. The Hockey Writers
  • The Bruins have enjoyed a healthy increase in viewership this season, and notably in one unexpected demographic. WEEI

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: Sighs of relief are echoing all around the NHL as Johnny Boychuk is on the mend- guess how many stitches? The Isles have been hit hard by skate blade injuries lately. NBC Sports
  • Which teams are likeliest to pop champagne over the projected salary cap rise? The Hockey News
  • The answer: 54 days. The question: How brief was the tenure of the Senators CEO, Jim Little? Read his official statement. TSN
  • 31 Thoughts is up, and offers a good explanation why the EBUG system (#17) isn’t as broken as it seems- there was another option already on the table. It will just feed conspiracy fans that dad of a certain former Bruin advocated (#18) the change on offside rulings. Enjoy a bit of Calder Trophy trivia (#27) and an ode to Smashville (#31). Sportsnet