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Oh, dat filthy, filthy goal...

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Play Like Carl. Soderberg defends.
Play Like Carl. Soderberg defends.
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The Bruins were sketchy for stretches, but logged two pairs of goals to chase the Devils.

  • This GIF recap encapsulates the game for you. [Boston.com]
  • Take five... observations of the win. The Reilly Smith embellishment call was a flat out turd. [WEEI]
  • As for Seth Griffith, it turns out he had been in the sights of the Bruins brass for quite some time. It is high praise from Patrice Bergeron that he thinks Griffith pays attention to the details. [MassLive]
  • Don't worry about Bergeron, with his three-point night, he is looking a lot more like himself on ice these days. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • The Line Formerly Known As Merlot is still seeking its level, and is focusing more on defense. [WEEI]
  • And Torey Krug was back. There were kind words from old warrior Jaromir Jagr, who still sees the Bruins as serious contenders. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • The Bruins are digging themselves out of their early hole, and Cory Schneider is trying to prove he can go an entire season. Several Bruins donated tickets for Military Appreciation Night. [PatriotLedger]
  • In honor of veterans, Mark Divver linked to a piece he wrote in 2011 about West Point graduate and former PBruin Zach McKelvie. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • And some hopeful news... it appears Carl Soderberg 's camp is making overtures to the Bruins. [@DominicTiano]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Your weekend action in review, and which teams are the top and bottom five. [Grantland]
  • Kill the shootout with fire. Do it with 3-on-3. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • The excellence that Bob McKenzie saw in the US, Russian, and Swedish World Under-17 players makes him question Canada's evaluation system. [TSN]
  • Canada is also prepared to roll out an European-style goalie development program. [TheProvince]
  • Have you seen "The Goal" by Bobby Orr replayed by Oyo Sportstoys? (Video,0:25) [TheHockeyNews]
  • This new helmet design employs fluid-filled bladders as padding to reduce concussions. [SportsIllustrated]
  • A drop in oil prices might snowball to cause yet more cap woes in the NHL. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Women's pro hockey has received a boost in visibility by signing a deal with Sportsnet. [TorontoObserver]
  • Ouch. Here's which fast food chain personifies each NHL team. [Pennsburgh]