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The Bruins Face The Sabres For The 3rd Time, Seek Consistency And Results During 2 Weeks On The Road.

Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

<p><b>The Bruins are looking for a higher compete level in a nearly two week long road trip, opening in Buffalo this evening against a Sabres team anxious for a win. </b></p>

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<li> The Bruins are taking Claude Julien's "happy but not satisfied" mantra with them on the road. Shawn Thornton sees benefits in playing away from home. [<a href="http://bruins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=655736&navid=DL|BOS|home">Bruins.NHL.com</a>]</li>

<li> Their scrappy finish in the shootout loss to the Rangers is what they want to focus on going forward. [<a href="http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/2013/02/13/bruins/X6pwzoYmEPyPZImgsIp62M/story.html?camp=rss:bruins&dlvrit=834387">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> The Sabres, on the other hand, are focusing on better discipline after a loss to the Ottawa Senators. [<a href="http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/200717/4/Ruff-Calls-For-Better-Discipline">WGRZ</a>]</li>

  • A successful Bruins road trip may hinge on these five things. [BruinsDaily]
  • <li> Mike Millbury on Felger & Mazz on Matt Cooke, Tuukka Rask, Tyler Seguin, and possible trade targets. [<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/02/14/felger-mazz-milbury-on-matt-cooke-tuuka-rask-and-the-nhl-trade-deadline/">WBZ,CBSLocal.com</a>]</li>

    <li> The Karlsson incident highlights the Bruins' efforts to minimize player injury. [<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/02/14/kalman-karlsson-injury-hits-home-for-bruins/">WBZ,CBSLocal.com</a>]</li>

    <li> The latest NESN podcast discusses Dougie Hamilton, Tyler Seguin, and Erik Karlsson's injury. [<a href="http://nesn.com/2013/02/bruins-still-show-room-for-improvement-despite-strong-start-to-shortened-season-podcast/">NESN</a>]</li>

    <li> Let's check in on the Bruins' college and juniors prospects, shall we? [<a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1529940-boston-bruins-latest-news-and-notes-on-their-college-and-junior-prospects">BleacherReport</a>]</li>

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    <p><b> And for our amusement:</b></p>

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    <li> Andrew Ference noticed TWO <i>Hooked on Phoniques</i> fails on the menu in Buffalo. [<a href="https://twitter.com/Ferknuckle/status/302202447370276864/photo/1">@Ferknuckle</a>]</li>

    <li> But in the end, it was his dinner companions that made the meal a special one. [<a href="https://twitter.com/Ferknuckle/status/302194070288232448/photo/1">@Ferknuckle</a>]</li>

    <li> How about the Ference girls' clever valentines? [<a href="https://twitter.com/Ferknuckle/status/302136598991101952">@Ferknuckle</a>]</li>

    <li> Sorry about the lockout. Now bend over and take these ticket price increases. And Sabres fans? Yours is the highest increase. Ha Ha! [<a href="http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/8945052/nhl-ticket-price-hike-surpasses-other-leagues">ESPN</a>]</li>

  • The KHL Traktor arena was damaged in the meteor strike in Chelyabinsk. [SportsIllustrated]
  • The Confessions of a Zamboni Operator. [PuckDaddy]
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    <p><b> Don't forget to vote for @cupofchowdah for a Shorty Award in the "Green" category for the #treesforgoals initiative. Voting closes 2/18, PLEASE GO DO IT NOW!!!!</b></p>

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    <li> Here's the link, and remember- <b>@cupofchowdah</b> in the <b>"green"</b> category and include the required brief explanation, perhaps noting the hashtag <b>#treesforgoals</b>. [<a href="http://shortyawards.com/">ShortyAwards</a>]</li>

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