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Fresh Links: Vulnerable Minute Edition

Late night back-to-back games did not agree with the Bruins.

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Friendly faces were in the stands last night.
Friendly faces were in the stands last night.
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  • Darn it, Jarome Iginla, the Bruins werethisclose to closing out the first period unscathed. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • And there was a Dougie Hamilton / Gabriel Landeskog FIGHT. Here is a GIF recap for you early-to-bed types. []
  • Take five... observations, and take a deep breath. [WEEI]
  • But there were only two minutes to go... and other observations. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Penalties, questionable penalties, and missed calls marred the second period. Thank goodness the penalty kill was effective. [BostonHerald]
  • Ultimately, the Bruins seemed to flag after playing two nights in a row. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • In addition to notes from last night's game, an added observation that five years ago one Bruin's career was effectively ended during a game at the Pepsi Center. [HockeyBuzz]
  • On a happier note, Craig Cunningham has impressed his coaches and solidified his spot on the fourth line. [BostonHerald]
  • Some say that the Bruins have turned the corner to become one of the NHL's hottest teams. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Which female hockey players would make the best fit into each of the Flortheast Division teams? [HighHeelsAndHighSticks]
  • Just think of the expensive Olympics as a sort of urban renewal project. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • At the halfway point, here are four things we've learned from around the NHL. [TheScore]
  • Oh, yay. Yet another rotten hockey parent video. This loser pounds through the Plexiglas to shout at on ice officials. [TheHockeyNews]
  • The playoff teams look to be a lock in the Eastern Conference as of the All-Star Break, except for one slot... [SportsIllustrated]
  • What is Connor McDavid's future, case by case, if he were to be drafted by each of the NHL teams? [SportingNews]
  • Canadian aerospace technology now brings you the world's strongest hockey stick. Jack Edwards rejoices. [BarDown]
  • Let it begin... idle trade talk involving Phil Kessel and possible target teams. [SportsNet]
  • Was it the KGB or politics that cost the Russians in the "Miracle On Ice?" [DetroitFreePress]
  • Meanwhile, recent world events have the KHL on the ropes. [LastWordOnSPorts]
  • About last night... what else was going on around the NHL on Wednesday. [SportsNet]
  • Okay, it is only the All-Star Game, don't take it too seriously! [Grantland]
  • The fall of the Canadian dollar is squeezing the Ottawa Senators especially, thanks to one financial mistake made by their owner. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • The Worcester Sharks will reportedly be moving closer to the Mother Ship in San Jose. The Providence Bruins understand. [TheScore]