*So this team lays turds all over the Pacific time zone for a couple of weeks and then comes home and casually beats the best team in the league. Sure. Fine. All makes sense. RECAP!
*We learned a bit before puck drop that Shayne Gostisbehere is hurt and out of the lineup. [NBC Sports Philly]
*As a result, we got a look at another of our young depth defensemen last night, as Mark Friedman got the nod. He’s been quite good in Allentown, nice to see him get an opportunity. [BSH]
*And, as always, we learned something from that last game on the road. [BSH]
*The team was, predictably, very excited to get back to home, and home ice, and friends, and family. [Inquirer]
*Charlie has ten things to wrap up this long trip out west. [The Athletic]
*The jerseys for the upcoming All-Star Game have been revealed. They could be worse? [NBC Sports Philly]
*We are midway through the season. And as such, we have some midway thoughts. Right in the middle. [BSH]