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Tough Break

One lost game is not as important as one Bruin lost for the season

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Number 23 on the Bruins roster, number one in our hearts. Get well soon, Chris Kelly.
Number 23 on the Bruins roster, number one in our hearts. Get well soon, Chris Kelly.
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On to the road, where the Bruins have achieved a measure of success... so far.

  • Last night the Bruins lost Chris Kelly for the season, and who even cares about the Dallas Stars after that?[PatriotLedger]

  • Now all the Kelly contract detractors can put their money where their mouths are. You wanted him gone, but how will the Bruins replace him?[WEEI]

  • Even Kirk Luedeke cannot make this all palatable. "Tough loss in... a winnable game... in... a challenging week."[ScoutingPost]

  • In these bullet points from the game, there is some good news- former Star Loui Eriksson scored two goals, Colin Miller ("Chiller") notched his first NHL goal, and Alex Khokhlachev made his season debut in the Spoked-B. Jason Spezza had words of praise for Kelly.[NESN]

  • There is now a specific prescription for Bruins fans.[BruinsDaily]

  • Never shuda traid. Tyler Seguin is enjoying success in Boston, just not in a Boston uniform.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • There is other good news- Dennis Seidenberg is making progress toward a return to game action.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • If Antoine Roussel hears the phone ringing, it may be the Department of Player Safety calling...[Sportsnet]

  • Bruins fans! WE BEAT THE CANADIENS... in having been named the third-best fanbase in the NHL, that is. But the joke's on us, as our Fan Cost Basis is the highest in the league.[Forbes]

  • Here's a brief assessment of prospect Ryan Donato and his teammates in action for Harvard.[SBNation]

  • Jesse Gabrielle is achieving success with the Prince George Cougars, including the distinction of leading the team in short-handed goals.[HockeysFuture]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In this ranking of NHL teams, at least the Bruins have leapt up the standings the farthest. Allan Muir must have missed last night's game.[SportsIllustrated]

  • Having suffered a broken clavicle, [Sportsnet] Connor McDavid 's professional future could be in jeopardy if allegations of systematic mismanagement of injured players within the Oilers organization are true.[MatchsticksAndGasoline]

  • Mike Babcock is going to be one busy guy, as Team Canada is anticipated to ask him to coach the 2016 World Cup of Hockey team.[TSN] Claude Julien is a likely choice to return as his assistant.[MassLive]

  • Remember @MimicoHero, creator of the HERO Chart? Domenic Galamini has been hired by the Hamilton Bulldogs to crunch numbers.[HamiltonSpectator]

  • Here's an insider's take on being caught between the AHL and NHL, and what really motivates a player to play when injured.[ThePlayersTribune]

  • Hey, Stanley Cup of Motor Oil enthusiasts, have a look at the exotic cars of the NHL stars![Wheels]

  • Val James and other hockey players, hockey executives, and broadcasters of color spoke about their experiences as well as their hopes that today's young players will not suffer the same fate when they take to the ice. (**Racist slurs warning**)[TheShadowLeague]

  • Everyone knows what those elusive hockey "intangibles" are, don't they?[TheStar]