Fresh Links: Ranger Danger Edition

An enthusiastic Bruins fan - Jared Wickerham

After a déjà vu first period, the Boston Bruins kept their feet on the pedal to beat the Carolina Hurricanes. On to the New York Rangers tonight!

After beating the Carolina Hurricanes, the Boston Bruins face off against the New York Rangers in NY tonight at 7:30: 

  • This just in...Rick Nash should be returning to the Rangers' lineup against the Bruins tonight. Taylor Pyatt remains out, and Michael Del Zotto and J.T. Miller look to be scratches. [BlueshirtsBlog]
  • Here's your brief recap. Reilly Smith and Carl Soderberg had game, and aside from Patrice Bergeron, the Bruins were owned at the faceoff circle. [New England Hockey Journal]
  • Shawn Thornton sat to allow Jordan Caron to play. Everyone was glad to catch up with Anton Khudobin. Dennis Seidenberg recalled his three seasons as a 'Cane, noting that Boston fans are more knowledgeable. [BostonHerald]
  • Here's what went right and wrong for the Bruins.  Of note- "Of the 37 goals the Bruins have allowed this season, nine of them have come in the final two minutes of a period." [WEEI]
  • After two notable giveaways along the wall, and having been replaced on the Patrice Bergeron line by Jordan Caron, the call has come to scratch Brad Marchand. [Boston.CBSLocal]
  • The Bruins penalty kill came up big last night, and they have not allowed a power play goal since October 30th. This is nice to see after a shaky, poor start to the PK earlier this season. [NESN]
  • There were a few milestones of note last night, Cam Ward returned from injury to take the loss, Jordan Staal played his 500th NHL game, Loui Eriksson now has a six game point streak. [NashuaTelegraph]
  • C'mon, Ref! What about Seidenberg's contact to Bobby Ryan's head? Unleash the conspiracy theories! [TSN]
  • Jarome Iginla gives a qualified "yes" to the question of fighting in the NHL. [MSN.FoxSports]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  •  An episode guide to the proposed NHL Revealed series has been leaked! Or not... [SBNation]
  • Read and learn from this analysis of how a defensive zone faceoff led to a Wild goal against the Jets. It is too bad there isn't time for this during game coverage in real time. [BackhandShelf]
  • Buzzkill. The U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team is underwhelming? [WallStreetJournal]
  • Tim Thomas is still very interested in representing his country in Sochi. [SunSentinel]
  • Why on earth do strangers feel free to try to subject female sports fans to random poser quizzes?  [DaysOfYOrr]
  • Debunking five hockey "facts," including one about Zdeno Chara. [Grantland]

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