Fresh Links: BlitzKrug Edition

A couple of small guys came up big- Brad Marchand and Torey Krug - Jared Wickerham

The Bruins are SO OVER shootouts.

In a perfect riposte, the Bruins dismissed the Penguins less than a minute into overtime. 

  • Once again, Tuukka Rask kept the Bruins in the game through the first period. The Penguins battled back from a two goal defecit. Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith, and Zdeno Chara scored, Carl Soderberg had a pair of primary assists. And then Torey Krug ... [WorcesterTelegram&Gazette]
  • The Bruins were led by their passel of "new guys." [PatriotLedger]
  • Take five... what we learned from last night's game. [SouthCoastToday]
  •  Rask chalked the uneven nature of the win to "a case of the Mondays..." [BostonHerald]
  • Defensemen Krug (the Corvette) and Kevan Miller (the F-150) became even more important as Johnny Boychuk was sidelined by a blow to his throat. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Krug's confidence and offensive touch have been noticed by Team USA, but he has made some key defensive errors and is still at a size disadvantage. He remains tied at the top of NHL scoring defensemen. [BostonHerald]
  • Here are your three stars of the week. Interestingly, it was only injury to number two that opened the door for the number three star. [CausewayCrowd]
  • Here's the player of the week. [BruinsDaily]
  • The (relatively rare) Bruins power play is looking a lot better these days. [HeraldNews]
  • Several observations, including that Carl Soderberg is impressive and Claude Julien's aggressive bid to avoid shootouts is working so far. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • For Zdeno Chara, the captaincy is more than simply an embroidered letter. And don't ever say the word "rookie" in his presence. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Wouldn't the Bruins vs. the Blues be a great Stanley Cup Final? [TheHockeyNews]

Elsewhere around the rink: 

  • Forbes has spoken. Here are the most valuable NHL franchises. ka-CHING! [Forbes]
  • CBC and Rogers have landed a 12-year contract for NHL english-language broadcast rights. No worries, HNIC is safe! [SportsIllustrated]
  • Former NHL players have filed a class-action lawsuit against the NHL over head injuries. [TSN]
  • Let's all cheer Martin St. Louis on playing his 1000th NHL game. And then chuckle at his celly. [PuckDaddy]
  • Steven Stamkos is walking (gingerly) and received a text from Zdeno Chara as well as a visit from Claude Julien. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • A take on hockey culture, and "taking a number." [BackhandShelf]
  •  How players carry themselves in front of opponents and spectators during a game is important. [BackhandShelf]
  • Catch up with the weekend action- The Blues are quietly advancing, and the Buffalo third jersey is NSFW..."not suitable for wearing!" [Grantland]

 

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