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The Bruins have a bit of a breather until the next game.

Zac Rinaldo is on the receiving end of this hit.
Zac Rinaldo is on the receiving end of this hit.
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There will be no Bruins hockey until Tuesday evening at 7:00PM.


  • Revisit the Bruins' win over the Islanders on Friday night- Zdeno Chara played his 1200th game against his first NHL team, sparking his teammates to stand tall with him.[ScoutingPost]

  • An angry Chara is still the stuff of nightmares. Also, whooda thunk that the Bruins' backup goaltender would have more wins than their starter?[HockeyBuzz]

  • Take a closer look at the component parts that have the Bruins fielding the league's best power play unit. Is it any surprise that "bumper" Patrice Bergeron has been the key?[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Solid performances by backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson have been just what the Bruins hoped for, even as Tuukka Rask has seemed to struggle.[BostonHerald]

  • Part of what piqued the Bruins' interest in Joonas Kemppainen was on display in the dogged back-checking that resulted in his goal against the Islanders.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • David Krejci has been the consistently solid base of his line, both offensively and defensively. His healthy return to the lineup has him atop the NHL points standings.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Seemingly ageless Brett Connolly surged back from being a healthy scratch to snipe two goals.[BostonHerald]

  • Don't read too much into Zach Trotman's absence from the Bruins' lineup- his being a right-hand shot has been a factor.[WEEI]

  • The season so far has been full of surprises. Who'd have predicted Dougie Hamilton's struggles in Calgary, the conflicting results of the Bruins' coach's challenges, or Zac Rinaldo's near vindication in a Department of Player Safety ruling? [BostonHerald]

  • The Providence Bruins had a mixed bag weekend in their home-and-home games against the Phantoms.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • One bright spot for the PBruins was the return of a healthy Seth Griffith, who has been on fire.[TooManyMenOnTheSite]

  • Kirk Luedeke has your update on Bruins prospects after the weekend's action.[ScoutingPost]

  • The new Winter Classic jerseys are a throwback to the olde tymey brown bear sweaters of a century ago. #TeamPooh 4EVA![PuckDaddy]

  • Hail, Steph Vail! Our favorite GIFmeister's work is receiving well deserved accolades.[TSN]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Oh, you! Those funny Jets fans concoct the most interesting costumes and signs to display behind the visiting team's bench...[CBSSports]

  • Dive on into Sean McIndoe's grab bag of observations, debate, and even a 24-year-old video clip reviewing a goal/no goal controversy.[Grantland]

  • The NHL is ready to entertain the notion of female on-ice officials.[TooManyMenOnTheSite]

  • Stay tuned, fans, as the roll-out of new 4k and 8k digital technology proves less costly to produce and offers a better viewing experience. Bonus: See how TV is losing the battle for eyeballs, broken down by viewer age.[TheHockeyNews]

  • What are the physical limits for advances in player performance? Bonus: View the changes in average NHL player height over the years.[TheHockeyNews]

  • Among several notes from around the NHL is one that conjectures about Hamilton's exit from Boston, and specifically what the Flames were willing to do that Boston was not.[Sportsnet]

  • The NHL would do well to support women's professional hockey for the greater good despite no immediate monetary benefit to the league.[PuckDaddy]