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The Bruins looked like the Bruins last night... and how about those Predators beating the Leafs 9-2?

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Patrice Bergeron moves on ahead
Patrice Bergeron moves on ahead
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St. Louis is singin' the Blues after last night's game.

  • For the Bruins, a sharp Tuukka Rask and a solid Matt Bartkowski paved the way. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Bartkowski's return to form speaks to his and his coaches' willingness to work. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Patrice Bergeron capitalized on the results of Matt Fraser's forechecking, and Torey Krug scored. And of course, there was a waved-off goal. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Fraser is ready to do what is asked of him. Old friend Michael Ryder, who knew him in Dallas, affirms this. [ESPN]
  • Here are five takeaways from the win. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Easy come, easy go. Just as a Bruin returns to the lineup, it seems another is injured. [PatriotLedger]
  • Once again, the Bruins are playing defensive musical chairs. [EnterpriseNews]
  • It's official, ESPN says Tuukka Rask is the top NHL goaltender. [NESN]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The NHL and NHL Players Association both want to promote participation internationally.  [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • A look at "Tankapalooza" and where NHL bottom feeders stand at Thanksgiving. Also, a link to the Modest Proposal to fix the lottery. [Grantland]
  • Moar hockey in the desert! Arizona State announces its entry into Division I Men's hockey. [SportsIllustrated]
  • A shot of schadenfreude: Here're the surprises in last night's other NHL action. [ProHockeyNews]
  • Meanwhile, in Toronto... it was 9-2: Steve Dangle's resulting meltdown is epic! (Video, 2:52) [YouTube]
  • Even songbird Anne Murray felt free to aim another gentle rebuke at the Leafs on Twitter. [Sportsnet]
  • The Sabres played on last night despite the howling snowstorm and without Patrick Kaleta, who was snowed in. [Sportsnet]
  • Also due to the storm, and an injury to Michal Neuvirth, the Sabres dressed an interesting backup goalie. [Sabres.NHL]
  • Ding-dong, the dry scrape is DEAD! [TheHockeyNews]
  • This guy  must really like the Kings, he ran a half-marathon kitted out in full hockey gear! [BarDown]
  • Do you remember getting any of these Muppet hockey figures in your Happy Meals? [BarDown]
  • Speaking of the Hockey Hall of Fame inductions, what if their rules were more like baseball's? [Grantland]
  • Class Picture! Have a look at this gallery of this year's HHoF inductees. [SportsIllustrated]