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Loui Eriksson returns to familiar turf, as the Bruins meet former teammates.

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Louie Eriksson returns to Dallas
Louie Eriksson returns to Dallas
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Two games to go until the All-Star Break! Tonight the Bruins face the Stars in Dallas, 8:30 PM.

  • Familar faces will be on ice against the Bruins this week. [PatriotLedger]
  • Good on Tyler Seguin for his personal success, he likely would not in the same position had he remained a Bruin. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Meanwhile, the Bruins will take what inspiration they can from the Patriots' big win. [ESPN]
  • As Brad Marchand completes his suspension, he might want to rethink how he flirts with disaster. [CausewayCrowd]
  • In cased you missed it, here's a quick briefing on the good, bad, and ugly for the Providence Bruins this weekend. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Foxboro. 2016. Bruins vs. Canadiens. The Winter Classic. That is all. [USAToday]
  • The good news? The Bruins are on a general upward trend. [SBNation]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • About last night... Oh, Maple Leafs, never change! Anton Khudobin was in net for the win. The Islanders are on a roll, topping the Flyers, Johnny Boychuk had two assists. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Wait! Maybe this man in Niagara Falls, ON has the real oldest hockey stick! [TheStar]
  • The firing of the University of Minnesota women's hockey coach has raised a number of questions about the business of college athletics. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Witness the New Zealand U20 hockey team performs the Haka on ice before their game against South Africa. (Video, 1:16)  [YouTube]
  • As frustrated as you are, please don't throw those sweaters onto the ice. Just DON'T. [TheHockeyNews]
  • By hosting the All-Star Game, Columbus is looking forward to entertaining the hockey world, and emerging as a hockey town. [NHL]
  • Meanwhile, the Boston Blades' Monique Lamoureaux threw down with Brampton's Jamie Lee Rattray in their CWHL game. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Today in hockey history, a certain Bruin scored the game winning goal in the 1996 All-Star Game. [TheScore]
  • Officials, whatever you do, don't be caught by Peter Laviolette winking at the opponent's bench! [PuckDaddy]
  • Where are they now? Mike Komisarek (aka Milan Lucic 's punching bag) bids the NHL adieu to return to Michigan in order to complete his degree. [NCAA]
  • Have a look at this gallery of the top 25 NHL defensemen of all time. [SportsIllustrated]
  • Could you use a refresher on basic hockey analytics terms? Here's a primer. [NumberFire]
  • Beer league or NHL, are you team captain material? [BeerLeagueBlog]