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Colin Miller and Tuukka Rask mug Jarrett Stoll
Colin Miller and Tuukka Rask mug Jarrett Stoll
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How many days until Bruins hockey??? Tune in Wednesday at 9:30 for your fix.

  • When we left off on Friday, the Bruins had rallied to tie the game in the waning moments of the third period, only to finally pull ahead of the Rangers minutes later.[WEEI]

  • Kirk Luedeke's recap includes individual player notes, including an observation that Frank Vatrano reached three impressive career milestones in under 365 days.[ScoutingPost]

  • NHL Players continue to teeter on the line of reckless and dirty, even as agitators replace enforcers. Zac Rinaldo is on the front lines, and Shawn Thornton weighs in.[SportsIllustrated]

  • Don't be quick to dismiss Matt Beleskey as a bust, take a closer look at his numbers and what he brings to the Bruins.[ScoutingPost]

  • It is never too late to be grateful for a few things with the Bruins this season, including some fine coaching by Claude Julien.[HockeyBuzz]

  • The future looks bright for Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, whose game has been boldly compared to Patrice Bergeron's.[BostonHerald]

  • Good news for the Providence Bruins, who topped the Phantoms on Saturday. Malcolm Subban piched a shutout.ProvidenceJournal]

  • Old friends (and NHL prospects) Matt Grzelcyk and Jimmy Vesey have decided to play at their respective Boston schools for now rather than go pro. Did you know that Grzelcyk has won a "Kitchen Cup?"[SportsIllustrated]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Dear Hockey Hall of Fame- Y U NO LIKE GOALIES?[NYPost]

  • Understand what is meant by "the butterfly," and remember: It is a tool, not a style, for goaltenders.[InGoalMag]

  • Here are 20 Questions with Elliotte Friedman, who confirms that most interviews now cover pre-outlined topics. He also touches on the life of an "insider," and the responsibility to be at the rink.[TorontoSportsMedia]

  • Get well soon, Nail Yakupov... at least the injury gave Jujhar Khaira the opportunity to take the ice for the Oilers as only the third Punjabi player in NHL history.[PuckDaddy]

  • The landscape has changed for small hockey equipment companies- one entrepreneur is trying to revive old hockey brands on a shoestring.[TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Laugh at the dumb questions that hockey players are asked (when they happen to be female.) (Video, 2:37)[YouTube, via PuckDaddy]

  • He's baaaack, and he's still calling the Penguins "whiners" just like old times![NHL.NBCSports]

  • Is there one major, simple reason that the Canadiens have not won a cup in years?[HabsEyesOnThePrize]

  • The fan behind the #NotMyNHL hashtag and the petition drive behind it, Melissa Geschwind spoke about what she hoped to accomplish, and why.[RawCharge]