Fresh Links: It's My Party Edition

The Merlot line brought their game to Madison Square Garden - Paul Bereswill

Happy birthday, Henrik Lundqvist, it was your party, you can cry if you want to.

The Boston Bruins made the six-goal QUOTA and swept the season series with the New York Rangers last evening.

  • You would cry, too, if it happened to you. Lesley Gore sings "It's My Party." (Video, 2:42) [YouTube]
  • Just the facts, the game in a nutshell. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • There may have been more at stake than the game itself, the Rangers may take a long, hard look at Ryan Callahan as a result of the loss. Tuukka Rask "was stellar," as he kept the Bruins in the game until they warmed to their task. Birthday boy Henrik Lundqvist said the game was won and lost at the netfronts. [NYDailyNews]
  • The first period was a shooting gallery, shots 10-1 in favor of the Rangers. Then the KIL line swung into decisive action to turn the tide. Loui Eriksson passed to Gregory Campbell for a soul-sucking shorthanded goal. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Uh-oh: The Rangers dominated the first period... except in net. Jarome Iginla and Marc Staal 's shoving match marked the first appearance of any passion in the game. [BostonHerald]
  • Making QUOTA was the icing on the cake. Rask summed it up: "It's a great win when you score six goals on a good goalie like that." [TheHockeyNews]
  • Adam McQuaid 's situation will affect the Bruins' choices at trade deadline. [NHL]
  • Take a deep breath and look at the numbers since Dennis Seidenberg 's injury. The Bruins may not need to make a blockbuster trade. [WEEI]
  • Got plans? It is time again for Shawn Thornton to host the 7th annual "Cuts For A Cause." [Bruins.NHL]
  • The Providence Bruins won by shootout both on Saturday against the Springfield Falcons (in eight rounds) [ProvidenceJournal] as well as on Sunday against the Albany Devils [ProvidenceJournal]
    • Elsewhere around the rink: 

      • Here's a quick synopsis of the weekend action, and five burning questions. [SBNation]
      • Since we'll be seeing the Panthers on Tuesday, get a load of Tim Thomas rocking an old-school helmet. [TheSportingNews]
      • Ryan Miller 's departure left a hole in the Sabres ' lineup, and opened the door for Ryan Vinz to star in another episode of  "I Got To Be An NHL Backup Goalie..." [YardBarker]
      • ... and Jaroslav Halak apparently is not long for Buffalo, as they intend to move him almost immediately. [TheFourthPeriod]
      • Here are five ways that traded players can fit in with their new teams from the start. [BackhandShelf]
      • This gallery of twelve NHLers poised to be traded got the first one right off the bat! Eleven to go... [SportsIllustrated]
      • Chris Phillips remains unsigned by the Senators, and you know how Peter Chiarelli loves to hire Senators... [TSN]
      • Congratulations to The Jagr on reaching yet another career milestone. [PuckDaddy]
      • The Zamboni driver at RIT stunts on ice at the final hockey game played at Frank Ritter Arena. [DemocratAndChronicle] for the story. (Video, 1:36) [YouTube]
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