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Fresh Links: Budaj Call Edition

He's got the Bruins' number... why are backup goalies kryptonite to the Bruins?

"Save by Budaj..." Milan Lucic takes a stab at it
"Save by Budaj..." Milan Lucic takes a stab at it
Jim Rogash

<p><b> The spoilsport Canadiens took two points last night. The Bruins host the Oilers tomorrow at 1pm. </b></p>


<li> The game in one quick swallow, less likely to cause indigestion that way. [<a href="">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Tuukka Rask was pulled for reasons Claude Julien did not care to cite, the Bruins seemed disinterested, and Jay Pandolfo has retired. [<a href="">TheBotonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> It was a lowlight game, disappointing anyone who was expecting a rivalry battle. Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton were both declined when they offered to drop the gloves. Bad turnovers! BAD! [<a href="">MilfordDailyNews</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins laid an egg. Here are five things to regret form last night's performance. [<a href="">SouthCoastToday</a>]</li>

<li> Don't lay this at Rask's feet, though. The Bruins "had the fizzle of a three-day-open can of Coke." [<a href="">Boston.CBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> Hey, at least this is worth a laugh... a proposed name for the hybrid Daniel Paille / Carl Söderberg / Loui Eriksson line. [<a href="">@jeffisrael25</a>]</li>

<li> And here's a chance to get to know Chad Johnson a bit better. He has a fraternal twin brother that resembles another Bruin... and he's met Jarome Iginla before. (Video, 2:57) [<a href="">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> Ryan Spooner learned a lot, including what he needs to improve, by playing at the NHL level. It was the right move to return him to Providence, and he still has a bright future. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>


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


<li> The Lightning suffered another blow as Ben Bishop took a teammate's skate to the noggin, and had to leave the game against the Senators. [<a href="">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> Which 10 NHLers are most in need of a new home? [<a href="">BackhandShelf</a>]</li>

<li> 'Merica. A photo gallery of Team USA goalie masks through history. [<a href="">UnitedStatesOfHockey</a>]</li>

<li> Seven sets of siblings will represent 'Merica at Sochi, and two sets will be playing hockey. [<a href="">TeamUSA</a>]</li>

<li> What are the odds that the NHL will plunk an outdoor game in a venue near you? [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> Are you ready for this stirring Slovakian hockey Haka? (Video, 1:00) [<a href="">Hokejnews</a>]</li>

<li> From the Systems Analyst desk: A primer on covering another player's position, and why communication is key. [<a href="">BackhandShelf</a>]</li>