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Moving right along into 2015....

You gotta fight... for your right... to paaaaaaaaaaaaaaarTAY!
You gotta fight... for your right... to paaaaaaaaaaaaaaarTAY!
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The Bruins prepare to host the Senators in a dreaded manatee game at TD Garden, 1:00 PM.

  • When we left off on New Year's Eve... the Bruins went to shootout with the Maple Leafs. You know the drill. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • The Bruins are not built to play catch-up, and dug themselves into a hole early. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Interesting points included Seth Griffith back with Lucic and Krejci, and Torey Krug being chosen for, and scoring in, the shootout. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Milan Lucic is beyond ready to move past 2014. [WEEI]
  • Brad Marchand knows a last-minute trade is not the magical fix for his team. [BostonHerald]
  • Feisty Tuukka Rask was channeling Tim Thomas for a bit, there. [WEEI]
  • Actually, the Bruins need Rask to be more like himself: They do tend to lean havily on their goalies. [BostonHerald]
  • David Krejci 's poised performance late against the Leafs highlighted just how badly he was missed recovering from his injury. [BostonHerald]
  • Admit it. It has been a forgettable 2014, and two Czech marks will be important on the Bruins' list of resolutions for the New Year. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • The Bruins can't seem to catch a break this season, even with the officiating. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Got resolutions? Here're a bunch for Bruins players, coaches, and front office denizens. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Matt Lindblad and Zach Trotman have returned to Providence. Is Adam McQuaid nearing a return to the ice? [WEEI]
  • Let's face it, the salary cap, injuries, and gambling on young defensemen are strangling Boston's hopes for a Stanley Cup. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Trade rumors! Get your trade rumors here! Looking at you, Canucks, Oilers, Sabres, and Coyotes- Watch your back, Lucic. [TheHockeyNews]
  • In good news, David Pastrnak be lightin' 'em up (mup, mup, mup) in the World Junior Championship. The Czechs face Slovakia (and Peter Cehlarik ) today at 5 PM eastern. [ProHockeyTalk]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • At least we have a couple of things to be grateful for in Boston sports. [ObnoxiousBostonFan]
  • It ain't easy to be a young defenseman in the NHL. Here's why. [TSN]
  • If you missed it, here is a gallery of Winter Classic photos. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Talkin' bout a resolution.  Joey the SENIOR reporter now has his two brothers Dom and Vince slogging it out on the JUNIOR reporter beat for the Blackhawks. (Video, 2:56) [TheHockeyNews]
  • Have a visit with the Sporting Gods, as they hold their snarky summit meeting.  (Video, 3:03) [BarDown]
  • Or watch thisWinter Classic Ref Cam, including the view surrounding the controversial Jonathan Toews penalty. (Video, 2:35) [SportsIllustrated]
  • Enjoy this gallery of Winter Classic and Heritage Classic games of the past. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Here are the biggest impact NHL trades and acquisitions of the year. [SportsIllustrated]
  • In memoriam, for those we lost last year. [NHLHistoryGirl]
  • Resolve to eat better, not necessarily less, to fuel for success in the New Year. [TheSportingNews]