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... wait, isn't the Alamo in San Antonio?

Rich Peverley says "how-de-do" to Vladimir Sobotka
Rich Peverley says "how-de-do" to Vladimir Sobotka
Dilip Vishwanat

<p><b> Tonight there'll be a showdown in Dallas with the Stars, and the Bruins are fixin' to win it! 8:30pm. </b></p>

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<li> Here's the 411 on where we left off with the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. [<a href="http://hockeyjournal.com/blog/blackGold/Bruins-_valiant_comeback_effort_falls_short_against_Leafs">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Shaken, not stirred. Tuukka Rask is working with "Goalie Bob" Essensa to turn things back around. Reilly Smith and Loui Eriksson return to the scene of the crime. Dougie Hamilton and Chris Kelly will remain in Boston. Got blood? Donate on Saturday! [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/01/16/despite-shaky-stretch-tuukka-rask-isn-rattled/2ulezGJ8a1Yey8wpz3fvHI/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Claude Julien is not in panic mode, neither about his goalie nor his team. Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug stayed late to take shots on goal. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2014/01/claude_julien_on_tuukka_rask_dip_it_happens">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins' Special Teams have been anything but, lately. [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/01/15/special-teams-big-part-bruins-recent-skid">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Beware the bogus Bruins ticket seller using Craigslist! [<a href="http://stoneham.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/stoneham-police-looking-into-bogus-boston-bruins-ticket-seller">StonehamPatch</a>]</li>

<li> Size matters, especially in the West, and the Dallas Stars are working to bring some size up through their player develpment pipeline. [<a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/dallas-stars/headlines/20140115-gosselin-stars-new-division-rivals-bludgeoning-undersized-squad.ece">DallasNews</a>]</li>

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

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<li> Jenny (Mrs. Ben) Scrivens is packing again, the California girl is headed back to Canada, as she swallows her disappointment and makes her exit with grace. Goodbye, Kings, Hello, Oilers! [<a href="http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2014-01-15/ben-scrivens-trade-jenny-scrivens-twitter-matt-hendricks">TheSportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> Is it curtains for "dump and chase," and did Fancystats kill it? [<a href="http://nhl.si.com/2014/01/15/fancystats-quietly-leading-nhl-teams-to-dump-the-dump-and-chase-strategy/">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>

<li> So, what's the routine for a healthy-scratched NHL player? [<a href="http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2014/01/15/keith-ballards-woes-and-the-game-day-routine-of-the-healthy-scratched/">BackhandShelf</a>]</li>

<li> Canadian zoo lions play hockey with their keepers for fun. Duh. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/canadian-zookeepers-play-hockey-lions-because-course-photo-153227308--nhl.htm">PuckDadddy</a>]</li>

<li> A bit of hockey history- 100 year old stick found in an attic. [<a href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/01/15/100-year-old-hockey-stick-found-in-otsego-farmhouse-attic/">Minnesota.CBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> Extreme Underwater Ice Hockey in Austria. (Video, 1:46) [<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58sa4r5k0zk">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> A montage ode to outdoor hockey, above the ice. (Video, 3:21) [<a href="http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10292437">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> There were hundreds of mourners present Tuesday to honor the memory of Foxboro junior Sam Berns. [<a href="http://www.foxbororeporter.com/articles/2014/01/16/news/14590116.txt">FoxboroReporter</a>]</li>

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