Fresh Links: Duck It All Edition

Kevan Miller and Teemu Selanne battle for the puck - Jeff Gross

Let's put Anaheim in the rear view mirror, shall we?

On to Los Angeles, the Bruins face the Kings Thursday night at 10pm. 

  • Here's a small dose of the Ducks game.  Just the facts. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Things deteriorated after a strong first period. Dennis Seidenberg was missed. Justin Florek tallied his first NHL point on a Daniel Paille goal. Dougie Hamilton notched one as well. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Also missed was Milan Lucic, day-to-day with an illness. At least the first period was impressive. Here's what else went right... and wrong. [WEEI]
  • A number of Bruins are honored to represent their countries at Sochi. Not among them was Carl Söderberg, who characteristically stood his ground with Sweden in order to come play in the NHL, although he hopes the rift will eventually be healed. Dennis Seidenberg's surgery yesterday is said to have been successful. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Three of the five Ducks goals were on the power play, one call against Brad Marchand particularly rankled Claude Julien. (Video, 1:03) [NESN]
  • The new reality is that the Bruins must step up as a team to cover the loss of Seidenberg, the game was winnable, but special teams and specifically penalty kill did not get the job done. [NESN]
  • In cheerier news, the productive Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla line is currently second in the list of Ten Best Lines. [PuckDrunkLove]
  • All the Bruins call-ups have opened up opportunities for Providence Bruins to "trickle up" through the ranks. Coach Butch Cassidy is working with defenseman Joe Morrow, and relies on Bobby Robins for more than his fists. [MetroWestDailyNews]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • NHL Awards Watch has begun... and there will be Bruins! [PuckDaddy]
  • Just for laughs... The Olympic Hockey All-Snub roster, Canada vs. the World. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Justin Bourne explains it all for you: What are the differences between playing on NHL and Olympic size ice rinks? [BackhandShelf]
  • The Phoenix Coyotes WIN at hospitality, offering Tim Horton's coffee and hot chocolate to entice fans from the Great White North. [PuckDaddy]
  •  John Tavares got the good news from Peter Chiarelli, and called his parents to share the news that he had been named to Team Canada. (Video,1:19) [NHL]
  • Enjoy Sochi, it may be the last time the NHL sends players to the Olympic Games. [The WallStreetJournal]
  • For laughs, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins gathers shopping carts in this Kraft Hockeyville promo spot... (Video, 1:01) [YouTube]
  • ... or watch David Clarkson inspire grocery store staff in this one. (Video, 0:59) [YouTube]
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