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The Bruins take their strong road record to Edmonton drilling for two points in the opening game of this western road trip.

David Krejci works the netfront
David Krejci works the netfront
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Tonight at Rexall Place, the Bruins face the Oilers- have your coffee and notwater ready at 9:30pm.

  • "He's such a HOMAH!" Jack Edwards has developed his own app to help him keep his commentary informative and fresh. He also spoke about what he knew of Dougie Hamilton, Joe Thornton, and all of the Stanley Cup rings that the Jacobs family gifted players as well as staffers.[Sportsnet]

  • Remember how we enjoyed the Milan Lucic / David Krejci / David Pastrnak line? The acquisition of Landon Ferraro and teaming him with Ryan Spooner and Jimmy Hayes seeks to bring that speed and scoring to the third line.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Claude Julien asserts that there are no lingering gripes between himself, the Bruins organization, and Peter Chiarelli. (With video)[NESN]

  • Drama, subplots, old friends in new places, and the Bruins strong away game record will all be swirled together on ice this week with lots to prove and plenty of points at stake.[PatriotLedger]

  • One Bruin made this list of "under-the-radar" players, you may know him for his seeming ability to manipulate time and space.[Sportsnet]

  • Less than one month to the Winter Classic... along with the Alumni "Gerry Cup" game? Ouch![ESPN]

  • The NHL has posted information about the Winter Classic along with the associated events. Attendees should be aware of heightened security and limitations on bags.[NHL]

  • Here are the Bruins' opponents on this western road trip, including Vancouver (and Matt Bartkowski, who has FINALLY scored two regular season goals!)[TheHockeyWriters]

  • Skip down this list of things we learned around the NHL last month to #16, and find out why we all may owe the Bruins an apology.[USAToday]

  • Welcome to Instagram, David Krejci- your wife and daughter are just adorbs![FoxSports]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Hello, Latvia? Fan votes are driving John Scott into contention for the All-Star Game.[PuckDaddy]

  • Maybe the Rangers could offer Scott a retirement gig- after all, they've already bought two big dummies...[BarDown]

  • Don Cherry has issued the "Rock’em Sock’em" 27th edition. It is almost more of a trip down memory lane now, although it is still enjoyable. (With video)[SportingNews]

  • It is pride and a sense of commitment that keep Coyotes captain Shane Doan striving to bring a cup to the desert.[PlayersTribune]

  • When playing 5-on-5, does increased possession time in the offensive zone automatically correlate with an increased shooting percentage?[Hockey-Graphs]

  • Ya gotta know when to let go... here's a list of NHLers who didn't, and subsequently stayed in the game too long.[ESPN]