Fresh Links: Red-y For Wings Edition

David Krejci works his magic on Henrik Zetterberg - Gregory Shamus

There're points at stake in an Atlantic Division matchup in Motown tonight.

 The Detroit Red Wings host the Boston Bruins tonight at 7:30.

  • Sadly, Pavel Datsyuk is day-to-day and unable to play this evening. [MLive]
  • Former Maine Black Bear Jimmy Howard will sit in favor of former Maple Leaf Jonas Gustavsson in net for Detroit. [DetroitFreePress]
  • Even so, the Bruins do not expect to breeze through in this Atlantic Division game. Adam McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg did travel with the team. [PatriotLedger]
  • It's NBC Rivalry Night, and the coaches have taken center stage- Mike Babcock squares off against Claude Julien in this comparison. [NHL]
  •  Although the Bruins find Tuukka Rask to be a calming influence, "He does not take losing well." [ESPN]
  • Torey Krug is slightly behind pace to reach an NHL rookie record currently held by former Boston College standout and NHL Hall of Famer Brian Leetch. [Boston.com]
  • Pat LaFontaine is clearly serious about change for the better in Buffalo, having picked the brains of Cam Neely. [NHL]
  • Hooray for a Bruins overtime win, but how about simply finishing in regulation? [WEEI]
  •  Pie for the WIN! Gregory Campbell once again makes the rounds of local shelters to deliver pies to the needy. [NESN]
  • TDGarden has again hosted a successful annual Thanksgiving meal for the homeless. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink: 

  • Advice to Ottawa on welcoming back Daniel Alfredsson, with several cautionary tales in illustration. [Grantland]
  • Sochi chatter: Whose chances are rising, whose falling? US goalie rankings. A certain passionate Finnish goaltender looks to be a lock. [USAToday]
  • Here are the real, honest truths behind the most recent spate of NHL players' injuries. [SBNation]
  • Ch-ch-ch-changes... Iconic HNIC is about to open a new chapter. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Sean McIndoe Explains It All For You- understanding the NHL concussion lawsuit. [Grantland]
  • Former Bruin Hal Gill has some seasonal fun with Scott Hartnell. [@Skillsy75]
  • Lewiston Auburn Magazine is celebrating local Olde Timey Hockey and welcoming the Pirates to town in their December issue. [LewistonAuburnMagazine]
  • Here's timely advice on building your own backyard rink. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Having now been formally charged with assault, here's what's at stake for Semyon Varlamov. [CBSSports]

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