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Fresh Links: No Cigar Edition

So close...

Chris Kelly steps up.
Chris Kelly steps up.
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Oh, well... Next up, a dreaded Saturday manatee against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden, 1:00PM.

  • Yay! Zdeno Chara is back! Boo! The Bruins still didn't win.  [PatriotLedger]
  • Effort- check! Execution, not so much. A former Boston College player, Ben Smith, scored one for the Blackhawks. Chris Kelly stood up for Milan Lucic. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Lucic hit stride in the last two periods. Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and Reilly Smith shouldered a load for stretches.  [TheBostonGlobe]
  • When he hears the phone not ringing today, Dennis Seidenberg hopes it is Stephane Quintal not calling. Joel Quenneville is reserving judgement on the hit to Jonathan Toews, noting  "Tight area. Strong guy." [WEEI]
  • The return of Zdeno Chara was not the answer to all that currently ails the Bruins. [BostonHerald]
  • Staying the course through adversity does not guarantee the Bruins a playoff spot. [ESPN]
  • Have a few observations from the game: Look! The Panthers are breathing down the Bruins' necks. [CausewayCrowd]
  • More notes from the game: Tuukka Rask didn't get much help in the first period. Lucic had words of praise for Craig Cunningham. Bonus- a too many men on ice penalty. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Cam Neely explains that David Pastrnak was sent to Providence with some homework. Bonus: have a peek at the groundbreaking for the new practice arena. (Video, 2:38)  [NESN]
  • Dougie Hamilton got to spend some downtime with his brother and got a kick out of rooming with David Pastrnak.  Tuukka Rask has been mistaken for a certain actor. Read more in this diary entry.  [ESPN]
  • D.J. Bean was among those anticipating that the Bruins would have a slow start.  Could last night's loss be what sparks a Bruins turnaround? Please? [WEEI]
  • Let's just pigpile on the Bruins while they're down, and employ our 20/20  hindsight to snark about what might have been with player transactions. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Slovakian goalie Julius Hudacek for the celly WIN, part deux. This time, the Macarena, and a passel of young fans dancing along. #HudaShow (Video, 2:08) [BarDown]
  • Remembering "Cooperalls." [Sportsnet]
  • The ECHL Reading Royals have raised the ugly bar another notch this year with their seasonally appropriate jerseys.  [BarDown]
  • Trade talk tops this potpourri of news around the NHL and beyond.  [Grantland]
  • Fun must be always. Tomas Hertl is at it again, donning a festive sweater at practice. [@SanJoseSharks,PuckDaddy]
  • Bad news for the Maple Leafs, the survey says... no playoffs for you! [TheStar]
  • The 1974 Summit Series is one the Canadians don't talk about much anymore. The Russians, on the other hand...  A long read.  [TSN]