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Fresh Links: Reaching For Eleven Edition

Tonight the Bruins face the Avalanche, hoping to expand upon their current ten game winning streak.

Reaching for that eleventh win... Chad Johnson
Reaching for that eleventh win... Chad Johnson

The Bruins face the Avalanche tonight at 9pm Eastern.

  • Don't get cocky. The Avalanche will present a challenge. Matt Bartkowski manned up on why he was a healthy scratch. Johnny Boychuk is progressing toward a return to the ice. [BostonHerald]
  • The Bruins have extensive recent experience in long seasons. Claude Julien is carefully managing rest and downtime. Ben Sexton has been signed to an entry level contract, and will join the Providence Bruins. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • The Bruins are benefitting from a chance to test both new players and old players in new roles after the surprising injuries to the veteran defensemen. [SouthCoastToday]
  • After all the handwringing about the Bruins having not made a splashy move at trade deadline, it appears to have been the right call all along. [SentinelAndEnterprise]
  • Cam Neely didn't outright deny the possibility of the return of Dennis Seidenberg by the end of this season, although he cautioned that even speculation might put inappropriate pressure on a player who should be focusing on a complete recovery. [Boston,CBSLocal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • A primer on on-ice percentages in hockey. [Grantland]
  • And playoffs death watch has begun... [PuckDaddy]
  • On the other hand, if the playoffs started today... here would be the matchups. Who is in? Who is out? [CBCSports]
  • Here's why you should be watching the NCAA hockey tournament. [ESPN]
  • Kevin Dineen hopes to bring gold to the Canadian men's u-18 hockey team. [TSN]
  • Andrew Loewen, starting goalie for the SPHL Cottonmouths, shows why he "puts the "win" in Loewen." [PuckDaddy]