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Fresh Links: Hi, Ho Silver Edition

But it was 2-0...! Team USA hockey gold medal hopes now ride on the men's shoulders.

Patrice Bergeron in the medal hunt
Patrice Bergeron in the medal hunt
Bruce Bennett

In Bruins news...

  • Tuukka Rask was ill, Kari Lehtonen was in goal, and Finland was eliminated by Loui Eriksson and Team Sweden. [WallStreetJournal]
  • Loui Eriksson scored on former Stars teammate Lehtonen, have a look at this GIF. [Bostinno]
  • The Bruins returned to practice, Jarome Iginla spoke about why star studded rosters don't equal Olympic success, and former Northeastern goalie Adam Geragosian got the call to practice with the team in Rask's absence. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Iginla elaborated that the competitive pressure starts in Canadian youth hockey, but that he is impressed with the game here in the States. Torey Krug is ready to take some good-natured ribbing on behalf of the Red, White, and Blue. [BostonHerald]
  • Craig Cunningham and Alexander Khokhlachev have been ressigned to Providence, while Justin Florek and Matt Lindblad have been called up. [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • If you can bear it, here's a breakdown of the women's gold medal meltdown. [Grantland]
  • But it was 2-0... On the Canadian women's victory, and optimism for the future of women's hockey. Kevin Dineen sees a long-term relationship with the NHL in the future. [TheWallStreetJournal]
  • For Dineen, a gold medal is especially rewarding. [PuckDaddy]
  • The US men have GOT TO WIN, there is too much at stake. The loser has to take Justin Bieber. [NPR]
  • How DID the USA grow to become an ice hockey power? [Grantland]
  • The Olympic committee laughs at Jimmy Kimmel's wolf-in-Sochi-dorm-hallway hoax. [MassLive]
  • The more you know... Here's an infographic on the origins and evolution of the humble hockey puck. [@SmarterEveryDay]
  • For any athlete training along even seemingly safe rural roads, a sober reminder that the driver of the oncoming car may not be sober at all. [SBNation]