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Fresh Links: King Kong Edition

In a physical battle, the Bruins fall to the Kings.

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Niklas Svedberg defends
Niklas Svedberg defends
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Well, ON TO SAN JOSE!

  • Well, it was not a dismal loss to the Kings. Here's a GIF recap for those who may have slept through the game. [Boston.com]
  • No Bruins went unscathed, even Tuukka Rask was (slightly) injured, and he was not even playing. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Jonathan Quick was on his game, although the Bruins did have chances. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Even Claude Julien is feeling a bit of frustration with the lack of finishing and the dearth of power plays. (With video) [NESN]
  • The TL;DR version is simply that the Bruins didn't score, and lost again. [WEEI]
  • Niklas Svedberg made 33 saves, and gave the Bruins a solid chance to win. (With video) [NESN]
  • One of several takeaways was David Pastrnak's boldness in shooting. He also got a taste of the physical side of the NHL game. [ESPN]
  • Elsewhere around the rink:

  • During last night's game, the Canadiens organization released the sad news of the passing of Jean Beliveau.  [TheHockeyNews]
  • For fun, video technology brings you the images of several NHL players as they might look after packing on pounds. [BarDown]
  • Shannon Szabados of the Columbus Cottonmouths has been named Southern Pro League Player of the week. [TheHockeyNews]
  • You can't do that. Allowing Slava Voynov to participate in an optional Kings practice will cost the team US$100,000 in fines. [TSN]
  • Dig into Thirty Thoughts. Brendan Gallagher 's "comparable" for salary negotiation was none other than Brad Marchand! [Sportsnet]
  • Just in time for holiday baking, here's a recipe for a Stanley Cup championship. [Grantland]
  • Your feel-good story, a high school team captain scored the game winning goal one day after his father passed away. [MinnesotaHockeyMag]