Fresh Links: Sifting Out Edition

Tuukka Rask for the save on Patrice Bergeron - Bruce Bennett

As some Bruins rest, some will go for the gold as the Olympic hockey tournament sifts out.

In Bruins news...

  • Tuukka Rask and the Finns lost to Patrice Bergeron and the Canadians, and an unknown goalie almost stole a game for Zdeno Chara and the Slovakians against the Russians. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Finland has been hampered by injury, but buckling down on defense has kept them in the game. [NHL]
  • Bergeron appeared okay yesterday after taking a Shea Weber slapshot to the midsection. [NESN]
  • Several Bruins at Sochi are still in the hunt, including those who have already won Olympic medals. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Will the Bruins than also be in the hunt come Stanley Cup playoffs? [BostonHerald]
  • They left for Sochi on a high note, how will the Bruin Olympians and their vacationing teammates be as they return to work after the break? [TheFourthPeriod]
  • Report card time! All the Bruins, all the grades. [BostonHerald]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Here's the Sochi hockey schedule: Perversely, Team USA and Team Canada are playing at the same time, but not against each other. [PuckDaddy]
  • Potpourri: Dartmouth College has produced quality NHL players, the Canucks are struggling, the changing of the guard at the Olympics, the break benefits the Blackhawks, and which friends of Peter Chiarelli are rumored to him in salary cap matters? [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Take five! Five reasons one fan loves hockey. [RawCharge]
  • Twitter has altered the way fans interact with NHL players. [CalgarySun]
  • The USA/Russia hockey game broke viewership records for NBC Sports. [Deadline]
  • 'Merica. Meet T.J. Oshie. [BackhandShelf]
  • The AHL reminds you that local hockey continues during the Olympic Break, as the Portland Pirates and Adirondack Phantoms (including goalies) engaged in an all-out brawl on Sunday. [GoLocalWorcester]
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