Fresh Links: Stick Tap Edition

We'll miss seeing Steven Stamkos on ice for a bit, and it is our loss. - Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Not only Bruins and Bolts fans, but those from around the league join in sending healing wishes to Steven Stamkos.

 The Bruins shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning, again.  The Bolts lost more than just the game. 

  • For the Bruins, it was "the best, most complete win" in nearly a month. Sadly, Steven Stamkos' right leg was broken in the second period, which cast a pall on the remainder of the game. [BostonHerald]
  • Here are three takeaways from the tilt. [BruinsDaily]
  • Tuukka Rask is not only consistent, he is consistently good. Gregory Campbell logged his first point of the season. Adam McQuaid remains out. Torey Krug found the camouflage jerseys worn for Veterans Day warmups to be "sweet." [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Just the Bear facts... Torey Krug got the assist on Bergeron's goal, Chris Kelly celebrated his birthday, Valteri Filppula played his 500th game. [WorcesterTelegram&Gazette]
  •  New faces getting accustomed to the Bruins system contributed to the team's earlier struggles, but the team effort appears to be unifying in the right direction. [BostonHerald]
  • The game finally had the Bruins hitting their stride with speed, emotion, and physicality. Tuukka Rask got the shutout, and says he feels good so far as the schedule is getting busier. [ESPN]
  • The KIL line (David Krejci, Jarome Iginla, Milan Lucic) have been a constant threat, and not only on the scoreboard.  Iginla said "it isn't run-and-gun, it's territorial, making sure we're spending that time down there trying to frustrate the other team." [TheNewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • The fans at TD Garden fell silent, then offered a standing ovation for the player they recall toughing out being on the bad end of a Johnny Rocket during the 2011 SCF. [WEEI]
  • Here's the latest on Stamkos' injury. [SportsIllustrated]

Elsewhere aroung the rink: 

  • Brendan Shanahan reflected on his family and their sacrifices upon his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Chris Chelios aplogized to fans for the politics and business behind two lockouts. Gretzky received shooting advice from a young fan. Geraldine Heaney prefers skates to heels. Fred Shero claimed to have been the first Ranger to hold a New York Public Library card. [CalgarySun]
  • Elliotte Friedman offers his 30 Thoughts. [CBCSports]
  • The Maple Leafs' GM Dave Nonis has yet to embrace fancystats. "The biggest thing we use is going to watch a player play," Nonis said.  [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Take a look at some of the big stories in the NHL over the past weekend. [Grantland]
  • Here's some news of the Primetime Sports Management Conference. Apparently the word "blog" is distasteful to people whose income depends on there being "buzz" about their product. [BackhandShelf]
  • NCAA  women's hockey players from Bemidji State and Ohio State brawled to record setting penalties. [FoxSports]
  •  Collateral damage? Bloggers come to blows over Fancystats? [LighthouseHockey]

 

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