Second period thread. Kings v Bruins 2/9/2016

A great Lucic tribute. A goal by top 10 in goals scored Brad Marchand. Three posts for the Bruins. Two goals in under two minutes with less than two minutes to go by the Kings. Some shoddy defense by Kevan Miller. Some quality defense by Joe Morrow. Not to ramble on but Patrice is perfect.

What did you all think of the Looch tribute?

Game thread: LA Kings vs Boston Bruins (2/9/2016)

The Boston Bruins kick off this week against old friend Milan Lucic and the Los Angeles Kings tonight at the TD Garden at 7:00pm. Boston sits tied for 2nd in the Atlantic division with Tampa Bay and Detroit with 62 points (28-18-6). The LA Kings lead the Pacific division with 65 points (31-17-3). Despite taking 5 out of 6 points against the bottom of the Atlantic division, the Bruins should be looking for more energy and effort going into tonight’s game.

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Morning Free Association, 2/9/2016

Good morning, everyone! Big game tonight with Looch’s return to Boston with the Kings. He wrote a nice letter to Boston for The Players’ Tribune, which is well worth the read.

If the Bruins are looking for defensive help at the trade deadline, options appear to be thinning. Jonas Brodin and Matt Dumba had been mentioned in trade rumors, but with Brodin out 3-6 weeks with a broken foot, the Wild are less likely to trade a d-man for offensive help. Kevin Shattenkirk of the Blues has been rumored to be on the trading block, but with Alex Pietrangelo now out for at least three weeks, the Blues’ attempts to get Jonathan Drouin or *cough* other offensive help *cough* may be on hold. We can also put the arguments about trading for Dustin Byfuglien to rest as he just signed a big extension with the Jets.

What’s on tap?