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Daniel Paille is all smiles after a Johnny Boychuk pass leads to a breakaway goal
Daniel Paille is all smiles after a Johnny Boychuk pass leads to a breakaway goal
Jim Rogash

<p><b> The Bruins bested the Canucks, and now prepare to face the Blues. </b></p>

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<li>The 2011 Stanley Cup Finals were the last time that the Bruins had beaten the Canucks, and it was a classic Bruins-style game. [<a href="http://www.masslive.com/bruins/index.ssf/2014/02/boston_bruins_take_care_of_struggling_vancouver_canucks_in_3-1_win.html">MassLive</a>]</li>

<li> Johnny Boychuk was a beast, racking up hits and lofting one perfect pass up to Daniel Paille for his breakaway goal. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/02/05/bruins-johnny-boychuk-hits-hard-win/UJYbt5wj1LPZ0OaBOXLSOK/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Speaking of  Boychuk, he will be the veteran defenseman at the head of an otherwise rookie group as Zdeno Chara departs for the Olympics. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2014/02/notebook_young_defenders_will_fill_big_shoes">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Jarome Iginla reached a milestone, his 600th career assist. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2014/02/iginla_needs_help_to_recognize_assist_milestone">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Loui Eriksson will have a chance to continue working on his game in Sochi, and thinks Team Sweden may regret snubbing Carl Söderberg. [<a href="http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20140205/SPORTS/140208466/2000/NEWS">PatriotLedger</a>]</li>

<li> Tuukka Rask was in fine form, and appears very ready to take on the world in Sochi. Finland is suffering an embarrasment of riches in goal this year. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2014/02/tuukka_comes_up_big">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> "Don't know them?" David Krejci is one of the Olympians to watch. [<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/sports/olympics/dont-know-them-wait.html?_r=0">NewYorkTimes</a>]</li>

<li> Here are three takeaways from last evening's tilt. [<a href="http://www.boston.com/blogs/sports/hockey/bruins/bruinsdaily/2014/02/three_takeaways_bruins-canucks.html">Boston.com</a>]</li>

<li> Although Roberto Luongo fell on his sword, John Tortorella saw a series of breakdowns as contributing to the Canucks' loss. [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2014/02/04/roberto-luongo-on-loss-to-bruins-this-ones-100-percent-on-me/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> An analysis of where the loss of Dennis Seidenberg leaves a team looking to go deep in the playoffs, and what Peter Chiarelli may be up to. [<a href="http://blogs.southcoasttoday.com/bruins/2014/02/04/time-counting-down/">SouthCoastToday</a>]</li>

<li> Seidenberg reports his progress is "going well," although he did not anticipate how painful it would be post-surgery. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/14976/seidenberg-says-rehab-going-well">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> The Providence Bruins beat the Ice Caps in St. John's last night. [<a href="http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/providence-bruins/content/20140204-p-bruins-3-icecaps-2-providence-gets-some-revenge.ece">ProvidenceJournal</a>]</li>

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<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>

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<li> Ready or not... how dismal is the situation in Sochi as the city begins to receive Olympic guests? [<a href="http://grantland.com/the-triangle/just-how-bad-is-the-scene-in-sochi/">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> One small Minnesota town seems to be the epicenter of US Olympic hockey. [<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/sports/olympics/minnesotas-olympic-hockey-cradle-pop-1781.html?_r=2">NewYorkTimes</a>]</li>

<li> It may be time for Team USA to move on from the 'Miracle' and look ahead to new challenges. [<a href="http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_25052643/sochi-olympics-u-s-mens-hockey-eager-put">TwinCities</a>]</li>

<li> In order for women's ice hockey to remain an Olympic sport, it must move beyond Canadian/United States dominace. [<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/olympics/womens-hockey-future-in-doubt-if-canada-us-dominance-isnt-challenged-says-canadas-flag-bearer/article16705194/">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

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