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BHN Puck Links: Boston Bruins Scattering At NHL All-Star Break

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The Boston Bruins are scattering, most likely to someplace warm and sunny, with the NHL All-Star break here and no games scheduled for the Black and Gold until next Tuesday night. While Patrice Bergeron is headed to Las Vegas as the lone Boston Bruins representative for NHL All-Star weekend, many other players were catching flights as quickly as possible.

After scoring two goals in Tuesday night’s win over the Kraken, David Pastrnak said he was headed to the Florida Keys for some “Vitamin D” and a break from the hockey grind for a couple of days.

“Going down to Florida, I hear Key West is nice. Will be nice to get some vitamin D,” said Pastrnak with his trademark smile. “I’ll definitely go get some sun, get some Vitamin D, freshen up, heal up the body. Key West, never been, heard it’s nice…weather is supposed to be nice out there.”

Most of the hockey world not headed to Vegas is now in vacation mode for the next week, so hopefully those folks will enjoy a little rest and relaxation. We at BHN will still be grinding away here, however, with puck links and some solid midseason coverage evaluating exactly what we’re looking at here with the Boston Bruins.

Now on to the BHN Puck Links:

*It was the Taylor Hall and David Pastrnak show on Tuesday night as the Boston Bruins were able to outlast the Seattle Kraken in the final game ahead of the NHL All-Star break. (Boston Hockey Now)

*Should the New York Islanders have chosen to keep Jordan Eberle over Kyle Palmieri? With hindsight being 20/20, you can certainly make the argument they should have stuck with Eberle. (NYI Hockey Now)

*Alex Ovechkin is now out for NHL All-Star Weekend after testing positive for COVID-19 just ahead of the midseason classic. That’s a loss for a league that eschewed some of its better talents/personalities by leaving players like David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand at home. It’s going to make for a much more boring product this weekend. (Washington Hockey Now)

*The Florida Panthers are feeling pretty good headed into the NHL All-Star break and they have good reasons to be. (Florida Hockey Now)

*Congrats to Willie O’Ree with another well-deserved honor as the bill to award him with the Congressional Gold Medal has been signed into law. (NHL.com)

*Cool story about former Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau and his weekly Wednesday night hockey game played in Minnesota. (The Athletic)

*Say it ain’t so, Ron Duguay. (Daily Mirror)

*Kudos to this 12-year-old Junior Eagles player, Connor Wright, who is not only a standout hockey player, but also an outstanding young man helping out in his community. (Connor’s Kindness Project)

*Super-happy for Ray and Landon Ferraro, who are going to have a great father-son moment when Landon suits up for Team Canada at the Beijing Olympics while Ray is broadcasting the games. (The Athletic)

*For something completely different: More Walking Dead spinoffs? Hasn’t everything jumped the shark with that show yet? I stopped watching a couple of years ago. (Insider)

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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