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It was a tough night for the Bruins on the second night of a back-to back.

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Matt Fraser tries to break loose
Matt Fraser tries to break loose
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SB Nation 2014 NHL Preview

The Bruins lost to the Red Wings 2-1. NEXT! On to host the Capitals on Saturday at 7:00 PM:

  • Here's your GIF recap. []
  • Isn't that special? Last night's special teams play disappointed. [NESN]
  • The Bruins floundered a bit in the second period absence of Patrice Bergeron. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • A "crummy" second period echoes last season. The impotent power play sapped momentum. Don't even ask about faceoff numbers. Seven of twelve Bruins forwards had no shots on goal. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Helloooooo? Milan Lucic, are you there? [CausewayCrowd]
  • Didn't like what you saw? Don't panic, it will take the Bruins a bit of time to play into form this season. [WEEI]
  • Claude Julien allowed as the Bruins did not deserve a win. Craig Cunningham took responsibility for coughing up the puck that lead to Gustav Nyquist 's goal. [BostonHerald]
  • In the absence of both David Krejci and Gregory Campbell at center, Carl Soderberg 's performance had proven him to be skilled, tough, and reliable. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • NBCSN enjoyed record breaking viewership on Wednesday's NHL opening night. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Just to take your mind off of any Bruins woes, obsess about these NHL storylines instead. [Grantland]
  • Steven Stamkos is some kind of savant- he claims to remember every one of his bounty of goals! [NESN]
  • Speaking of new camera angles, here are the ones we'd really like to see. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Here's a sample of what the new ref cam shows. (with video, 0:16) [CBSSports]
  • Were you among those who found the Washington Winter Classic jerseys less than appealing? Here are the designs that didn't make the cut. [Icethetics]
  • No, just NO. Gary Bettman is the voice of common sense, stating that South Florida is not a reasonable choice for a Winter Classic game. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • 'Tis the season... enjoy this cartoon celebrating the return of hockey. [ColumbusDispatch]
  • Is the possibility of a coach's challenge still on the table after a goal was scored in Toronto following an uncalled offsides? (Video, 3:57) [TSN]
  • Laugh with Jaromir Jagr as he practices making the call on a two-on one by two teammates... (Video, 0:17) [Sportsnet]
  • Done! Chris Pronger is the newest staffer at the Department of Player Safety. [Sportsnet]
  • Major Junior players chase a dream often at the expense of their educations that will leave many of them in the lurch when they are returned to real life. Meanwhile, team owners can laugh all the way to the bank. [MontrealGazette]
  • Football star J.J. Watt was priced out of playing the game he really loved. His idol? Zdeno Chara! [USAToday]
  • That's So Canadian... the Senators will now also have former Canadian Prime Ministers as mascots. [Sportsnet]
  • Enjoy this gallery highlighting famous hockey quotes. [SportsIllustrated]