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Brad Marchand scored all of the Bruins' goals, but you just know it won't end well when the sideshow decides the game.

David Krejci works over Andrew Shaw, as Kevan Miller and Torey Krug defend
David Krejci works over Andrew Shaw, as Kevan Miller and Torey Krug defend
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<p><b> The Blackhawks were a great opponent, now the Bruins must shake it off and move on to face the Kings this afternoon at 3pm.</b></p>

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<li> The game in a nutshell, so that we can focus on this afternoon. Doc Emrick jinxed us! Matt Bartkowski took a late penalty. [<a href="http://hockeyjournal.com/blog/blackGold/Marchand_does_it_all-_but_Bruins_fall_to_-Hawks_in_shootout">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Brad Marchand is back, and badder than ever. Jonathan Toews was assessed an interesting misconduct. Zach Trotman was called up, as Adam McQuaid was injured.[<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2014/01/bruins_notebook_brad_marchand_in_midst_of_turnaround">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Marchand found his teammates helpful in digging out of his funk, including Milan Lucic, who notably went through a dry spell last season. [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/01/19/getting-trouble-finally-got-brad-marchand-scoring-aga">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> It was a well played, playoff-type game. Without the OT period and shootout, it could have gone on a lot longer. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/01/20/bruins-and-blackhawks-play-thrilling-cup-rematch/zABCbBwdxIK4SkoqV8Z8HI/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Gregory Campbell didn't convert two chances, and David Krejci set up another of those unlikely Zdeno Chara drives on net. And Tuukka Rask would like one back. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2014/01/bruins_can_t_earn_some_payback">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Take three... emphasis points from the game. Welcome back, "good brat." [<a href="http://www.bruinsdaily.com/2014/01/19/three-takeaways-bruins-blackhawks/">BruinsDaily</a>]</li>

<li> Krejci was not buying the "measuring stick game" narrative. [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2014/01/19/bruins-dont-believe-in-measuring-stick-games/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> The Providence Bruins had mixed results this weekend. Here's a recap of the good, the bad and the ugly. [<a href="http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/bruins/content/20140120-p-bruins-weekend-plusses-and-minuses.ece">ProvidenceJournal</a>]</li>

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

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<li> WANT! The Original Six NHL minifigures. [<a href="http://www.oyosportstoys.com">OyoSportsToys</a>]</li>

<li> When they say it's not about the money... gue$$ what factor may finally cause NHL owners to make hard decisions to protect players? [<a href="http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/study-injuries-cost-nhl-218m-a-year/">Sportsnet</a>]</li>

<li> Enjoy this grab bag of fun from the weekend in hockey, and beyond. [<a href="http://grantland.com/the-triangle/nhl-grab-bag-farewell-old-friend/">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> John Tortorella has been invited to speak to the NHL about a hallway altercation involving Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames coaching staff. [<a href="http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/1/19/5324384/john-tortorella-nhl-hearing-flames-canucks-brawl">SBNation</a>]</li>

<li> C'mon, Ref! Regarding the above mentioned incident, and what the referees can do in an effort to maintain order. [<a href="http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=441637">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> One year after the lockout, the NHL and NHLPA have stability, and a professional, if not warm, relationship. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/10311173/nhl-nhl-nhlpa-come-long-way-year">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Positive trend? Stanley Cup of Chowder gives a #U(K! (***Language NSFW***) [<a href="http://www.battleofcali.com/2014/1/16/5301830/the-sb-nation-hockey-blog-profanity-rankings-potty-mouths-2014">BattleOfCali</a>]</li>

<li> Behind "The HockeySweater," concern for the increasing cost of hockey, and how a poor boy formerly the "worst player in (his) village" could rise to "sitting next to Ken Dryden." [<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/the-hockey-sweater-an-enduring-simplicity/article16397859/">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> With their long development arc, why elect to draft a goalies in the first round? [<a href="http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/edmonton-oilers/Hockey+World+Goalies+always+long+term/9405985/story.html">EdmontonJournal</a>]</li>

<li> The Woodcroft family has deep roots in hockey at all levels, including as members of The Flying Fathers and helping Pavel Datsyuk's PD13 Prospect camp in Russia. [<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/hockey/opinion/2014/01/the-woodcrofts-a-unique-hockey-day-in-canada-family.html">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> The Lloydminster Bobcats have Don Cherry inspired jerseys! [<a href="http://lastangryfan.com/2014/01/alberta-junior-hockey-league-team-to-wear-snazzy-don-cherry-inspired-jerseys/">LastAngryFan</a>]</li>

<li> A long meditation on Ilya Kovalchuk, the KHL, Sochi, and going home. [<a href="http://grantland.com/features/no-place-like-home/">Grantland</a>]</li>

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