Fresh Links: March& Band Edition

David Krejci works over Andrew Shaw, as Kevan Miller and Torey Krug defend - Jonathan Daniel

Brad Marchand scored all of the Bruins' goals, but you just know it won't end well when the sideshow decides the game.

The Blackhawks were a great opponent, now the Bruins must shake it off and move on to face the Kings this afternoon at 3pm.

  • The game in a nutshell, so that we can focus on this afternoon. Doc Emrick jinxed us! Matt Bartkowski took a late penalty. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Brad Marchand is back, and badder than ever. Jonathan Toews was assessed an interesting misconduct. Zach Trotman was called up, as Adam McQuaid was injured.[BostonHerald]
  • Marchand found his teammates helpful in digging out of his funk, including Milan Lucic, who notably went through a dry spell last season. [WEEI]
  • It was a well played, playoff-type game. Without the OT period and shootout, it could have gone on a lot longer. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Gregory Campbell didn't convert two chances, and David Krejci set up another of those unlikely Zdeno Chara drives on net. And Tuukka Rask would like one back. [BostonHerald]
  • Take three... emphasis points from the game. Welcome back, "good brat." [BruinsDaily]
  • Krejci was not buying the "measuring stick game" narrative. [WEEI]
  • The Providence Bruins had mixed results this weekend. Here's a recap of the good, the bad and the ugly. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • WANT! The Original Six NHL minifigures. [OyoSportsToys]
  • When they say it's not about the money... gue$$ what factor may finally cause NHL owners to make hard decisions to protect players? [Sportsnet]
  • Enjoy this grab bag of fun from the weekend in hockey, and beyond. [Grantland]
  • John Tortorella has been invited to speak to the NHL about a hallway altercation involving Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames coaching staff. [SBNation]
  • C'mon, Ref! Regarding the above mentioned incident, and what the referees can do in an effort to maintain order. [TSN]
  • One year after the lockout, the NHL and NHLPA have stability, and a professional, if not warm, relationship. [ESPN]
  • Positive trend? Stanley Cup of Chowder gives a #U(K! (***Language NSFW***) [BattleOfCali]
  • Behind "The HockeySweater," concern for the increasing cost of hockey, and how a poor boy formerly the "worst player in (his) village" could rise to "sitting next to Ken Dryden." [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • With their long development arc, why elect to draft a goalies in the first round? [EdmontonJournal]
  • The Woodcroft family has deep roots in hockey at all levels, including as members of The Flying Fathers and helping Pavel Datsyuk's PD13 Prospect camp in Russia. [CBCSports]
  • The Lloydminster Bobcats have Don Cherry inspired jerseys! [LastAngryFan]
  • A long meditation on Ilya Kovalchuk, the KHL, Sochi, and going home. [Grantland]

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