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The Bruins face the Wild tonight in Minnesota.

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Carl Soderberg, playing like Carl.
Carl Soderberg, playing like Carl.
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Yay for the skillz competition. The Predators topped the Bruins in a shootout. On to Minnesota, puck drop at 8:00 PM.

  • Stop me if you've heard this before... admirable effort, good opponent, Bruins lose. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Once again, the mistakes that were made were costly, and luck seemed hard to find.  [BostonHerald]
  • Notes from last night: Power plays- you wanted power plays? Milan Lucic 's performance was a mixed bag. [WEEI]
  • One Predator well understands David Pastrnak 's situation coming to the NHL as a young player from the Swedish league. Zach Trotman 's efforts have earned him ice time.  [TheBostonGlobe]
  • In the battle of the Finnish goaltenders, Tuukka Rask made 38 saves to salvage one point for his team. Once again, the Bergeron line came through. (With video) [NESN]
  • In honor of the worst 30 game start in the Claude Julien era, here's a holiday wish list for the Bruins. [BleacherReport]
  • If you'd like to move straight to panic, this "Wake Up With Wilbur" piece is for you- trades are the topic. (Video, 2:44) []
  • The Panthers have bounded up the standings and have displaced the Bruins.  [ProHockeyTalk]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • How about this idea for a Winter Classic- it would be a whale of a good time...  [TheHockeyWriters]
  • Looking for holiday entertainment? Here are the first three (of six) hockey documentaries worth a look online.  [TheHockeyWriters]
  • The plucky Panthers clawed their way to a second point against the Capitals last evening in an NHL  record-setting 20 round shootout. (With video) [USAToday] In detail, here are the rounds and outcomes of the full 40 shots. [SBNation] Or you can watch the shootout in its entirety. (Video, 18:04) [LitterBoxCats]
  • And might the surprising Sabres ' performance earn their bench boss Ted Nolan the Jack Adams not this year? [TheHockeyNews]
  • Here's a quick infographic on the success of the AHL's 3-on-3 format for deciding games.  [TheHockeyNews]
  • If you missed the first episode of "Road to the Winter Classic," here are the highlights- the chirps, the cribs, and the breakout star. [TheSportingNews ]
  • For the next episode, why not gather your friends and try this drinking game? [PuckDaddy]
  • And get a load of the Sharks viewing the finished "Holiday Sweater" rap for the first time. The barking John Scott brings down the house. [BarDown]
  • Hey, Thomas Vanek , Canada is looking at legalizing betting on pro sports. The NHL is not in favor, though. [TSN]
  • EEEEEEW, Claude Giroux , that's how the mumps spread across the NHL! (Video, 0:13) [Sportsnet]
  • Mumps, schmumps- there's a more serious threat making its presence known in the NHL.  [SportsIllustrated]
  • Is the NHL about to lead the professional sports community into new territory- SIN CITY? [Grantland]
  • In more currency fluctuation news, the KHL is now threatened by the tanking Russian ruble. [PuckDaddy]
  • With Friday's game looming, here is a look at the Winnipeg Jets ' centres' shot locations. [ArcticIceHockey]