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Fresh Links: Outside Edition

The Bruins are on the outside looking in at the playoff picture.

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Hooray for Providence Bruins captain Craig Cunningham, who scored his first NHL goal!
Hooray for Providence Bruins captain Craig Cunningham, who scored his first NHL goal!
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins get a bit of a breather before packing for the road. They are currently just out of a playoff spot.

  • It could have been worse? The Bruins lost to the Senators in the shootout, but  dodged a bullet when Patrice Bergeron suffered an uncalled slash. Brad Marchand is becoming dangerously easy to read. [WEEI]
  • When we left off... the Bruins are facing possibly not making the playoffs for the first time in the Claude Julien era. Hoping for other teams to tank is no way to change that.  [ProvidenceJournal]
  • One bright spot Saturday was Craig Cunningham scoring his first NHL goal, although the loss dampened the fun. Zdeno Chara is not quite back to his usual form. [BostonHerald]
  • The hockey we have been watching is not Bruins hockey. Even getting "gimpy Krejci " back will not fix this.   [TheBostonGlobe]
  • In a "cup or bust" year, the Bruins need both help AND full health. [WEEI]
  • Point: The Bruins need to trade for a forward, the sooner the better. Inconsistency has become a constant. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Counterpoint: Peter Chiarelli denies any sense of urgency to make a trade. [BostonHerald]
  • As the Bruins seek scoring, Loui Eriksson is finding some success at net front.  [TheBostonGlobe]
  • His teammates count on Chris Kelly , who remains reliable.   [PatriotLedger]
  • Which Milan Lucic will be on ice for the Bruins? Their success may well hinge on this. [TheHockeyWriters]
  • David Pastrnak is off to the WJC, which is not without risk to the Bruins. [BleacherReport]
  • There was a lot to like late this week and this weekend for the (roster depleted) Providence Bruins, who tallied five straight wins in eight days. Tommy Cross stepped up in defense of David Pastrnak. Alexander Khokhlachev nhad himself a game on Thursday.   [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Cam Neely knows a thing or two about fate, and the odd way life can take a lucky bounce just like a puck. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The fallout from moves that NHL teams were forced to make as a result of cap issues are still echoing in dressing rooms around the league. The All-Star game has become "a gag."  [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Here are five tech startups with the game of hockey in their sights (sites?) [TechVibes]
  • Hey, who is that handsome big lug seen at the scene? [Imgur,Reddit]
  • The mumps can reemerge, and now hogs the NHL news spotlight. Should we be surprised it took so long to happen? [DeadSpin]
  • With all the charm of a high school musical, Merry Christmas wishes from the Calgary Hitmen, eh? (Video, 2:25) [YouTube]
  • Beware of a silent, odorless killer stalking ice arenas. Signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at one facility were missed over two days (detectors were not required) causing 81 to be hospitalized. [StarTribune]
  • As a smack to fancystats, never underestimate the power of the goaltender to influence the win- have a look at which NHL goalies' productivity has fallen or risen the most. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • #TeamPooh. Says TSN, that's who!  Here are the top ten NHL alternate logos. [TSN]
  • This happy QMJHL goalie scored an empty netter. (Video, 0:19) [YouTube]
  • Just for snarky fun, let's pretend Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are commenting on hockey players and uniforms.  [SportsIllustrated]
  • Jeremy Jacobs joined George Sromboulopoulos and two other team owners in this three-part roundtable discussion. (Video, 8:12, 4:28, 10:24) [Sportsnet]