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Fresh Links: Close Shave Edition

The Habs desperately wanted to end the Bruins' winning streak. They should have been more careful of what they wished for.

Johnny Boychuck embraces old friend P.K. Subban
Johnny Boychuck embraces old friend P.K. Subban

The Bruins move on to host the Blackhawks on Thursday, sporting freshly shaved heads.

  • There was plenty of drama for everyone. Chris Kelly says the Bruins are more concerned with their final games. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Kevan Miller answered to Travis Moen for contact to Dale Weise, neither Canadien returned to the game afterward. Jarome Iginla was the NHL's third star last week. [BostonHerald]
  • Miller expressed concern for both players after the game. [NESN]
  • Claude Julien is focusing on the games ahead, a stretch that only includes two bottom feeding opponents. [WorcesterTelegram&Gazette]
  • Happily, the Bruins demonstrated that they are capable of bottling the Canadiens' speed game. [WEEI]
  • Five-on-five, the Bruins were dominant, but the Canadiens are built to win on the power play, and succeeded in their mission. The Bruins need to manage their ire. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Alexei Emelin reintroduced himself to Milan Lucic, Johnny Boychuk was baited by P.K. Subban, and Julien called for more disciplined play going forward. [MassLive]
  • Tighter officiating might have helped the tenor of the game, but it falls upon the Bruins to be the better team when things get heated. [WEEI]
  • Patrice Bergeron took the top bid in the 7th annual Cuts For A Cause, nosing out Milan Lucic. The Bruins will be shorn tomorrow, Wednesday, March 26th- TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! [Boston,CBSLocal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • You shoulda SMILED! Sean Avery is eliminated from "Dancing With The Stars." (With video, 3:02) [TheSportingNews]
  • The NHL playoff picture is firming up after this weekend's action, here's a wrap-up. [Grantland]
  • UNH Wildcat Trevor Van Riemsdyk (brother of Maple Leaf James) has signed with the Blackhawks. [ConcordMonitor]
  • What ails the Penguins, anyway? [TheSportingNews]
  • Here's a meditation on leadership and how introverted leaders succeed, Saku Koivu being a prime example. [Forbes]
  • Have a gander at this slick little infographic on the evolution of NHL teams' home uniforms. [Imgur(via Reddit)]