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Morning Skate: When a Domi sucker punch isn't really a sucker punch at all

Morning Skate: When a Domi sucker punch isn't really a sucker punch at all

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while the China trip is finally over for the Bruins.

--Something feels right again in the NHL when somebody named Domi is sucker-punching another NHL player. Though I would agree with Nick Kypreos here that what Domi did isn’t really a sucker punch because Aaron Ekblad saw it coming, he just chose not to defend himself. I wouldn’t slap Domi with supplemental discipline with this, and I actually kind of like seeing the Canadiens playing with a little piss and vinegar in their game. It should make the Bruins/Canadiens games somewhere in the entertaining category again this season, which they haven’t been in the past couple of seasons.  

--So the Islanders are pinning this season’s team identity on a fourth line led by Cal Clutterbuck? Yeah, they’re pretty screwed.

--Good piece by Dave Stubbs on a bittersweet moment every so often when legendary names leave the Stanley Cup forever.

--Good Q&A with reigning Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall about what lies ahead with the New Jersey Devils and for him as a player.

--The San Jose Sharks aren’t expecting Erik Karlsson to need to make too many adjustments to become an impact player in the Western Conference. I would say it may be others adjusting to having such a unique talent on their roster, but he could do a lot of damage with the talent already on that team.

--For something completely different: Boy, the drama just never ends for the New England Patriots does it?

NHL Highlights: Bruins get steamrolled by Canucks in Vancouver

NHL Highlights: Bruins get steamrolled by Canucks in Vancouver

FINAL SCORE: Canucks 9, Bruins 3

IN BRIEF: The good fortunes on the Bruins’ tour of Western Canada came to a screeching halt Saturday night in Vancouver. After David Pastrnak tied it at 1 in the first period, a feeding frenzy opened on Tuukka Rask as the Canucks opened up a 5-1 lead at the second intermission and never looked back.

BOX SCORE

BRUINS RECORD: 33–10-12 (78 points, 1st in Atlantic Division)

HIGHLIGHTS

PASTRNAK TIES IT 1-1 WITH HIS 44TH

MARKSTROM LEAVES THE GAME

HOLDING? YOU BE THE JUDGE

REMEMBER LOUI ERIKSSON? HE MAKES IT 5-1 CANUCKS

CHARA 👊🥊 MYERS

COYLE 👊🥊 HORVAT

PASTA SCORES HIS 45TH

UP NEXT:

Vs. Calgary, Tuesday, 7 p.m., NESN

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WATCH: Bruins' David Pastrnak scores filthy breakaway goal vs. Canucks

WATCH: Bruins' David Pastrnak scores filthy breakaway goal vs. Canucks

David Pastrnak just continues to amaze.

In the first period of Saturday night's game vs. the Vancouver Canucks, Pastrnak got the Boston Bruins on the board with an absolute beauty of a goal.

Matt Grzelcyk fed Pastrnak a perfect stretch pass, and the league's leading goal scorer did the rest.

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That marked Pastrnak's 44th goal of the season, giving him the NHL lead over Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews (43).