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Why is there a random Blackhawks fan in the crowd? YOU DONT EVEN GO HERE
Why is there a random Blackhawks fan in the crowd? YOU DONT EVEN GO HERE

With three days off between games, the Bruins had some time to get some philanthropy in. Daniel Paille sorted toys with the Marines for Toys for Tots. Patrice Bergeron and Benoit Pouliot and their mustaches visited cancer patients. And Tuukka Rask taught a geography class. What I would pay to be one of those kids for the day. I can't really imagine Rask having enough patience to teach a class...besides, do you know how many milk crates exist in schools these days?


After the jump, Max Pacioretty gets suspended, the Rangers are chirpy and their Winter Classic jerseys are pretty nice, and the stars of the Stars game are....Raycroft and Ryder?

Bruins News:

  • The Bruins are set to renew their rivalry with a much-improved Maple Leafs club tomorrow. [Taunton Gazette]
  • Claude Julien speaks about the recently fired coaches in the NHL. [ESPN]
  • Peter Chiarelli's hardest move in the last few years was trading Joe Colborne. And really, in retrospect, was it a good idea? Look at Tomas Kaberle now.... [Sun]
  • Tuukka Rask visits Brooks Elementary School in Medford! [Wicked Local]
  • The future of the Bruins, as told by high school students. [Pantherbook]
  • Was NBC's Thanksgiving showdown between the Bruins and Red Wings a success, ratings-wise? [Puck Daddy]

NHL News:

  • It seems that Atlanta is trying to erase any evidence that there was ever an NHL team in its city. The latest casualty? A mural from the All-Star Game has been whitewashed. [Thrashing the Blues]
  • Max Pacioretty was suspended 3 games for his hit on Kris Letang. [CBC]
  • The Hurricanes hired Milwaukee's Kirk Muller yesterday. [Tennessean]
  • Here's a case of overreaction: Ryan Jones made a clean hit that injured Blake Geoffrion, and received a major penalty for it. [Edmonton Sun]
  • Andrew Raycroft and Michael Ryder were the stars of the show as Dallas beat Colorado last night. Weird. [Defending Big D]
  • 24/7 is going to be good. Brandon Dubinsky trash-talks the crap out of Jody Shelley on the day the Rangers' WC sweaters are revealed. Awesome. [NY Daily News]
  • The AHL is ridiculous. Here, the Adirondack Phantoms make a promo video for their '80s Theme Night. watch this video. [Puck Daddy]