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Get ready for a tough week of late nights and tough opponents!

Pluck the Ducks!
Pluck the Ducks!
Jared Wickerham

<p><b> After winging it west yesterday, the Bruins face the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 10pm. </b></p>

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<li> The Ducks simply have not lost at home in regulation this season. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/bruins_insider/2014/01/bruins_begin_california_trip">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Here's one break, the Ducks have taken to giving up early goals recently. But Jonas Hiller has historically been successful against the Bruins. [<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/BruinsDucks-Preview-04738523">FoxSports</a>]</li>

<li> Local folks are excited to see a certain Bruin take the ice in Anaheim. [<a href="http://scvnews.com/2014/01/06/scv-native-to-take-nhl-ice-tuesday-in-anaheim/">SVCNews</a>]</li>

<li> "We have met the enemy, and he is us." The Bruins face west coast teams very like them in structure. [<a href="http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/blogs/whatsbruin/x110124584/Bruins-physical-ways-a-trend-across-NHL">MetroWestDailyNews</a>]</li>

<li> In the face of so many Boston injuries, how do you spell relief? P-R-O-V-I-D-E-N-C-E. Peter Chiarelli acknowledged that player development is his biggest priority. [<a href="http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/bruins/content/20140106-hockey-notebook-feeder-system-working-splendidly-for-bruins.ece">ProvidenceJournal</a>]</li>

<li> When Loui Eriksson returns to the game, Reilly Smith will likely get to revisit his chemistry with Carl Söderberg on the third line. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/01/07/reilly-smith-may-need-find-new-line-with-bruins/38vIDHArmyFJT7P42ni2gK/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

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

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<li> Multitasking man in stands catches puck while holding a baby! [<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/buzzer/story/hockey-fan-catches-puck-while-holding-a-baby-010614">FoxSports</a>]</li>

<li> Elliotte Friedman offers his 30 thoughts. [<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/hockey/opinion/2014/01/30-thoughts-canadas-olympic-squad-still-has-holes-to-fill.html">CBCSports,HNIC</a>]</li>

<li> What went wrong for Team USA and Team Canada at the World Junior Championship. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/learned-why-u-canada-failed-world-juniors-141929737--nhl.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Labatt Breweries serves it up with shiny stars and fake laces. Check out their promotional Team USA sweater-styled cans. [<a href="http://thenosebleeds.com/2014/01/labatt-beer-selling-team-usa-jersey-themed-cans-olympics/">TheNosebleeds</a>]</li>

<li> Zenon Konopka 's difficulties joining his new team in Buffalo were a microcosm of all the travel woes suffered in the foul weather this past weekend. His bunny, Hoppy, fortunately fared better. [<a href="http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2014-01-04/zenon-konopka-travel-story-hoppy-rabbit-instagram-twitter-sabres-wild">TheSportingNews</a>]</li>

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