Fresh Links: Workin' Overtime Edition

"Could we please just win this in regulation...?" - Marianne Helm

Shootout? Just shoot me now...

The Bruins lost in an overtime skillz competition to the Winnipeg Jets backup goalie and former Providence Bruin Michael Hutchinson.

  • Shootout = Loss. The Bruins looked disinterested and Claude Julien is disappointed. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Key players were out, and others returned to the ice for the depleted Bruins. One former PBruin's proud parents were in the stands. [MetroWestDaily News]
  • One bright spot was the diligent net-minding of Chad Johnson, who, along with Tuukka Rask, is contending for the Jennings Trophy. [NESN]
  • Speaking of trophies, although the President's Trophy would be nice hardware and home ice advantage is a benefit, other factors are more important as the Bruins seek the Stanely Cup. [WEEI]
  • Zdeno Chara still merits nomination for the Norris Trophy, despite the "Anyone but Chara" contingent. [PuckDaddy]
  • Anyone who doubts the value of Patrice Bergeron deserves a dope slap. This is an astounding statistic. [@DimFilipovic]
  • Well, we did get to see Ryan Spooner again, returning again hale and healthy after a surprisingly taxing stint with Boston replacing Chris Kelly. [BostonHerald]
  • Jarome Iginla spoke about his natural fit in Boston, and how his and Milan Lucic 's careers were shaped by the same coach, Don Hay, in Kamloops. [USAToday]
  • Jordan Caron has now been able to play five consecutive games, which is helpful in keeping him sharp as the 13th forward. [TauntonGazette]
  • Don't Panic! Priorities for the Bruins remain rest and avoiding injury. [WEEI]
  • The elephant in the room surrounding the possible purchase of the Buffalo Bills by Jeremy Jacobs is whether or not he will need to sell the Bruins to do it. Cam Neely put rumors to rest. [Boston.com]
  • A new app has been designed for the movers and shakers attending events at TD Garden to network. [BetaBoston]
  • Jim Benning's name has come up again, this time in Vancouver. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Hats off to former Providence Bruin Michael Hutchinson, he was solid in net for Winnipeg, and they appreciate the good attitude he brings. [CBC]

Our own Heather is hoofin' it this Sunday to keep Boston Strong:

  • Please consider showing your support, here is the link to her page for donations to One Run For Boston, proceeds go to One Fund Boston, because the rebuilding and healing continue long after the smoke is cleared. [OneRunForBoston]
  • Here's Jeff Bauman's story of surviving, healing, and thriving. He has waved a flag at a Bruins game, and written a book titled "Stronger." [NBCNews]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Are former players a natural in NHL teams' back offices? Boston has some prominent examples. [TheStar]
  • Former Bruin Stephane Quintal has been tapped to wield the NHL banhammer. Conspiracy theorists wring their hands. [@DavidAlter590]
  • Mike Rupp will be his first customer, after cheapshotting T.J. Oshie. [PuckDaddy]
  • FAIL. The reports Gordie Howe's death have been greatly exaggerated in the concussion lawsuit just filed against the NHL. [PuckDaddy]
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