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Fresh Links: Sveddy, Ready, GO Edition

In his belated debut, Niklas Svedberg calmly lived up to the hype.

Niklas Svedberg for the WIN!
Niklas Svedberg for the WIN!
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<p><b> The Bruins defeated the Predators on a Marchand overtime goal, sparing Nicklas Svedberg a shootout in his debut. </b></p>


<li> The synopsis of the win- Bruins overcome a "dud of a middle frame." [<a href="">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> A Brad Marchand snipe sealed it in overtime. Niklas Svedberg held the fort for nearly two periods before a sloppy Bruins line change (stop me if you've heard this) with 1:56 left in the second allowed a Viktor Stahlberg tally. Johnny Boychuk and Jarome Iginla each scored. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Svedberg was solid in his postponed debut, Claude Julien indicated he'd be in Boston again very soon. Dougie Hamilton and Carl Söderberg were welcomed back. Tuukka Rask wore a "Free Thornton" tee shirt in the dressing room. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Sadly, Svedberg's family was unable to book travel to attend. He was quick to acknowledge Matt Bartkowski for blocking one likely goal. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Marchand was not all that certain of the move that got him past Mike Fisher for the game winning goal. Ryan Spooner is proving to be a crafty playmaker. [<a href="">MetroWestDaily News</a>]</li>

<li> Reilly Smith WHO? Carter Camper 's former college linemate has proven to be smart, slippery, skilled, strong, and coachable. He is also almost Chris Kelly -esque in wishing to fly under the radar. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Take three... from last night's victory. [<a href="">BruinsDaily</a>]</li>

<li> Peter Chiarelli is in no rush to attempt to acquire a defenseman. [<a href="">TheFourthPeriod</a>]</li>

<li> What if? Thankfully, the win meant no losing streak, no sad debut for a young goalie, and a high note to lead into next week's California trip. [<a href=" ">PatriotLedger</a>]</li>

<li> It's true: With or without the Bruins, Jarome Iginla flat-out owns the Predators. [<a href="">Tennessean</a>]</li>


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


<li> Steven Stamkos is now skating in full gear, no contact. Good news for Team Canada! [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> the ECHL Stockton Thunder let children decorate the ice, and then played a game on it. [<a href="">SportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> Take a look at Team USA Men, breaking down the roster choices... [<a href="">SBNation</a>]</li>

<li> ... or skip right to this USA Sochi Olympics All-Snubbed Team. [<a href="">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>

<li> Nathan Horton celebrated his return to the ice with a power play goal and a win with the Columbus Blue Jackets. [<a href="">JacketsCannon</a>]</li>

<li> Statistics don't lie: Teams are mostly better without their "scrubs," so suspending them for dity hits actually rewards teams! [<a href="">HookedOnHockey</a>]</li>

<li> Keeping up with the World Junior Championship. [<a href="">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>