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Fresh Links: Giggy Wit' It Edition

Jean-Sébastien Giguère has himself a game as the Avalanche shut out the Bruins.

Jean-Sébastien Giguère stretches as David Krejci and Johnny Boychuk take in a fight.
Jean-Sébastien Giguère stretches as David Krejci and Johnny Boychuk take in a fight.
Jared Wickerham

<p><b> The Colorado Avalanche remain undefeated. The Boston Bruins travel to face the Columbus Blue Jackets (minus old friend Nathan Horton) on Saturday afternoon at 2pm, on NESN.  </b></p>


<li> Hey, it wasn't a rout! Tuukka Rask was solid with 29 saves, but penalties and chippiness along with an inablility to capitalize on power plays sunk the Bruins. [<a href="">MassLive</a>]</li>

<li> In case you missed it, here's a live blog of the action. [<a href="">Bostinno</a>]</li>

<li> Claude Julien didn't feel that the Bruins were bad, but needed to grind out a win as "some nights don't come easy." [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Milan Lucic lost his temper, along with 12 minutes of potential playing time. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins mostly avoided making excuses. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> When the Avalanche originally drafted Johnny Boychuk, they thought he'd make a good forward. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Speaking of Nathan Horton, Jarome Iginla looks back at their fight, and how it all shook out. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Hot diggity DAWG! Guess who will be supplying franks at TD Garden? [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>


<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>


<li> Wee Nathan Gerbe scored the tiebreaker and Dr. Khu (Anton Khudobin) was in net for the Hurricanes' win over the Capitals. [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> #1 Fan. What's it like for the parents of hockey players before their kids make the NHL? A new series of one-minute segments captures their stories. [<a href="">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Let exuberant Tomas Hertl enjoy his celly! But if "Jumbo" Joe Thornton tries, cover your childrens' eyes! [<a href="">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>

<li> "Bring on the Tom Swifties," he ejaculated. [<a href="">@GlobeKPD</a>]</li>

<li> Thomas Vanek shows he's no slouch, either. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Patrick Kaleta, Mr. Shanahan will see you now... [<a href="">USAToday</a>]</li>

<li> Jonas Hiller has a fine new mask that hearkens back to the Mighty Ducks of yore. [<a href="">TheGoalieGuild</a>]</li>

<li> Jimmy Howard is in the pink for Breast Cancer Month. [<a href="">DiehardSport</a>]</li>

<li> Team USA women face Team Canada Saturday at UVM's Gutterson Fieldhouse (Go, Cats, Go!) For practices, the Canadians have been scrimmaging against midget AAA players. [<a href="">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> Coaching by the numbers- new sites such as <a href="">Extra Skater</a> and <a href="">Shift Chart</a> bring on the FancyStats to help. [<a href="">TheFourth Period</a>]</li>