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Morning Skate: Highlight

Quite an evening.

San Jose Sharks v Boston Bruins Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Monday is upon us, folks! Hopefully the New England winter storm didn't hit you too hard overnight.

Seems like we’re well overdue for a big snowstorm in the Boston area, but now that I’ve said that, I’m sure one will pop into the forecast sometime in the next week.

Last night’s Bruins-Sharks game should have been pretty unremarkable: Western Conference opponent (and a struggling one at that), Sunday night game, etc.

Instead, it ended up having quite a few notable achievements, continuing this season’s theme of “everything’s coming up Bruins.”

Of note:

  • Two stellar highlight-reel goals, both scored by defensemen in Hampus Lindholm and Charlie McAvoy.
  • Linus Ullmark winning his 25th game of the season faster than any goalie in NHL history.
  • Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman joining forces to post the team’s first joint shutout in two decades.

So yeah, standard Sunday.

I guess the only disappointing part is that when his skate blade fell off, Ullmark didn’t pick it up and wield it like a knife like Tuukka Rask did back in Tampa, but nobody’s perfect.

The Bruins are back in game action tomorrow night, kicking off a busy slate of games with a trip to Montreal.

What’s on tap for today?