Fresh Links: Hockey Is Family Edition

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Warmest Thanks Et Merci Beaucoup To All The SB Nation NHL Fans Who Joined In The Stanley Cup Of Chowder United NHL Game Threads Last Night! Just Under 6000 Comments Were Made In Four Game Threads Of Solidarity. Vous Êtes Très Gentil - YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!

It is hard to look at the news today, and not much of it covers the Boston Bruins other than the game cancellation.

  • Just the facts, ma'am. And they ain't pretty. Not much hockey here, just an overview of the crime. [GlobeandMail]
  • The Chicago Tribune came up with a show of support. [NESN]

As for the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators, the NHL, and the game cancellation:

  • Players were arriving for pregame warmups when Peter Chiarelli announced the cancellation to the Ottawa Senators.It will be hard to find a slot for a reschedule. [ESPN]
  • The scene at TD Garden was somber as reporters, staff, and players were dismissed. The Ottawa Senators offered their support and prepared to fly home for their next game. [BostonGlobe]
  • Immediately, increased security at North Station and TD Garden was put into place, as was increased security at other sports venues around the nation and the world. [CTVNews]
  • Many messages went out on Twitter, including those from Andrew Ference, Tyler Seguin, Steven Kampfer... and moments of silence in rinks around the NHL, including the Canadiens at the Centre Bell. [WEEI]
  • Here is video of the national anthem as performed pregame in Chicago ahead of the Blackhawks/Stars game. [@mchmura]
  • Marc Savard has Boston in his prayers and thoughts... [@MSavvy91]
  • ...As does Blake Wheeler. [@BiggieFunke]
  • The Phoenix Coyotes' Keith Yandle of Milton, MA printed his support on his skates and his gloves. [PuckDaddy]
  • The sister of Philadelphia Flyers' Peter Laviolette, of Franklin, MA, was in attendance at the Marathon, and was unhurt. [NHL.com]
  • There is good news, as the arrival of Carl "The Dread Pirate" Soderberg is anticipated and Patrice Bergeron has been cleared to play. [PatriotLedger]
  • As of this morning, we're looking at a Boston/Toronto first round in the playoffs. [@GlobeKPD]
  • "This is Boston, and we're not one to back down from a fight." [HockeyBuzz]

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