Fresh Links: Zdyn-O-Mite Edition

Zdeno Chara for the WIN! - Jared Wickerham

The big guy scored twice on the power play last evening, and almost capped it with an empty netter!

The Boston Bruins beat the Calgary Flames 2-0.

  • Just the facts, the game synopsis. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]

  • Zdeno Chara 's goals seemed like justice after the referees missed a stick he took to the face. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • To say Chara "stepped up" is to downplay his consistently strong leadership and performance. [WEEI]
  • Tuukka Rask got the shutout, wryly claiming he "just tried not to get pulled twice in a row." [BostonHerald]
  • Craig Cunningham made his NHL debut, and Loui Eriksson was able to stop by the rink yesterday. Jarome Iginla admitted to being "grossed out" by his finger dislocation. Shawn Thornton meets with The Bettman on Friday. [BostonHerald]
  • There appears to be a bit of mystery surrounding Matt Fraser having been scratched. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Calgary's Lance Bouma was in the penalty box for high sticking on both goals, and Iginla had an assist on each score as well. [ConcordMonitor]
  • The already roster-challenged Bruins have talked about how they can't afford bad penalties like Brad Marchand 's for boarding. [WEEI]
  • Take five... bullet points from last evening's tilt. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Show your support for Milan Lucic, get this tee shirt for someone on your list. [PuckDaddy]
  • As the Bruins prepare for the Sabres, have a look at how well Ted Nolan has been doing in Buffalo trying to turn that ship around. [SBNation]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • How very Sun Tzu- an intriguing John Tortorella strategy helped Vancouver beat the Bruins. [PassItToBulis]
  • There is an embarrassment of riches in the goalie ranks for the Hurricanes. Does that mean former Bruin Anton Khudobin may be on the move? [NewsObserver]
  • Kevin Dineen will need to get up to speed fast, as he has been named coach of the Canadian women's hockey team. [CBC]
  • Continuing the year end look into the rear-view mirror, here are the 10 worst mistakes of the year. [PuckDaddy]
  • Take a gander at "The Venn Diagram of Hockey Hate." [Grantland]
  • Here's your primer on how to be a hockey player. You're welcome, eh? (Video, 4:29) [YouTube]


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