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Fresh Links: Unworthy Edition

In a dominating team performance, Not-Quite-Seventh-Player-Worthy Daniel Paille and Not-Quite-Selke-Worthy Patrice Bergeron scored as Not-Quite-Vezina-Worthy Tuukka Rask pitched a shutout against Selke winner Jonathan Toews' Blackhawks last night.

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Bruins Legend Willie O'Ree watches from the stands
Bruins Legend Willie O'Ree watches from the stands
Gail Oskin

Wednesday, 8PM. TD Garden. Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. Can Haz Moar Shutout, Pleaz?

  • The 'Hawks were without Marian Hossa, Zdeno Chara was cut in pregame collision with Milan Lucic, Jaromir Jagr threaded the needle to Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Paille sniped, Tuukka Rask pitched a shutout, a chippy ending. (with video, 8:13) [ESPN]
  • The 'Hawks sport a goose egg for six periods, and had not previously been shut out during the regular season. Shawn Thornton 's penalty was "silly." The Bruins even had three shorthanded chances. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Dennis Seidenberg donned the Army Rangers jacket after 25 minutes, six blocked shots, and four hits. Claude Julien's resposible defense-first system hamstrung the 'Hawks. [YahooSports]
  • Gregory Campbell was in the house, and took grief for his attire. [@NaokoFunayama]
  • C'MON, Ref! What's with the no goal call in Game 2? [TSN]
  • Julien is like Teddy Roosevelt? [ESPN]
  • Daniel Paille has the hot stick, the Bruins' power play and penalty kill are working, and the ice was like "sandpaper." [ChicagoTribune]
  • Silence their top six, get contributions from your bottom six. Win games. Simple! [WEEI]
  • Jagr mused about his youthful indiscretions and what he'd do differently with Lord Stanley's cup... [Grantland]
  • "$#itty ice" means a happy trend. Oh, statistics! [@DJ_Bean]
  • Sartorial splendor... a Bruins rally towel suit. [PuckDaddy]
  • It's only business. How the NHL scored BIG with Comcast over ESPN. [Forbes]
  • The Providence Bruins lost Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski to the Boston Bruins, but have been awarded the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy, led by Ryan Spooner and "Baz" Bastien Award winner (and Black Ace) Niklas Svedberg. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Fan fun: Snarky Wifi hotspot name, mocking Pierre McGuire and Joel Quenneville. [FoxSports]
  • Report: The Philadelphia Flyers get Mark Streit, are likely to amnesty Ilya Bryzgalov and Danny Briere. [Philly.com]
  • Musical Coaches... Alain Vigneault will head the New York Rangers. [TSN]
  • Are the Ottawa Senators now to play at the "Canadian Tire Place" in Kelowna? [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • And whither the poor Phoenix (for now...) Coyotes? [TheGlobeAndMail]