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Fresh Links: Magic Hat #9 Edition

Let's raise a pint to toast as Jarome Iginla conjured up two goals, his team finally beat the Wild at home, and the Bruins remain undefeated in the Warlock Meszaros era!

Looking ahead to more career milestones (Jarome Iginla)
Looking ahead to more career milestones (Jarome Iginla)
Jared Wickerham

The Bruins hit the road postgame to face the Devils tonight at 7:00pm.

  • Rolling four lines is key. Carl Söderberg and Loui Eriksson are making magic on the third line. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Have a look at Eriksson's game winning goal, " can be argued right now that this is the best third line in the NHL because of... Carl Söderberg..." (With video, 0:47) [NESN]
  • Reilly Smith scored his 19th goal, with a little help from his friends. [ESPN]
  • More career milestones await Jarome Iginla, who can tie Johnny Bucyk in goals tonight. Last night marked his 1,300th game. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Claude Julien was not crazy about the four breakaways and the fact that Tuukka Rask again kept the Bruins in the game for a long stretch. He still sees things that his young defensemen need to learn. [WorcesterTelegram]
  • Some of that is the result of a shift in defensive strategy, an openness to allowing Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug, and Matt Bartkowski to capitalize on their talents in moving the puck and jumping into the play. Even Zdeno Chara has joined in. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • The good, and not so good, from last night. [Boston.CBSLocal]
  • Don't try too hard to compare this recent stretch of wins to that of November/December 2011. [WEEI]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The only good that can come from what happened to Terry Trafford is to learn from it. Embracing life outside of hockey is the first step. [YahooSports]
  • Advice from TheActiveStick: "...stop marketing (hockey) to women, and start marketing to people." [HabsEyesOnThePrize]
  • C'mon, Ref! How about those late/intended/not whistles on covered pucks? [TSN]
  • Now that it's over, here are 10 ways that St. Patrick's Day improves hockey. [PuckDaddy]
  • Are you ready for Sean Avery's debut on "Dancing With The Stars?" Maybe Charlie White will pull him aside and explain to him that he needs to smile. [PuckBuddys]