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A win tonight for the Bruins along with a bit of bad luck for the Habs would set up a great Winter Classic

A long time ago, in an arena far, far away...
A long time ago, in an arena far, far away...
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The Bruins host the St. Louis Blues at 7:00PM.

  • Don't get cocky! The Bruins want to maintain their torrid momentum through the holiday break, and a win tonight would be a great start.[PatriotLedger]

  • The next three games as the Bruins approach the Winter Classic will be telling. Here's a quick overview of the schedule.[CuasewayCrowd]

  • Torey Krug asserts that boring is good, when it comes time to play Bruins hockey.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • It was apparently a mishap involving an on-ice official that left Zac Rinaldo out of the lineup recently.[WEEI]

  • The Bruins' power play is tops in the league, so it is especially hard not to notice that the team is YET AGAIN at the bottom of the league in power play opportunites- 29th ot of 30 teams, in fact. What gives?[WEEI]

  • The Providence Bruins have also found some success lately, and Austin Czarnik is sparking the scoring.[BruinsDaily]

  • Eric Wilbur offers his praise for Claude Julien and the Bruins for turning the ship around, and asks what that means going forward. BONUS: Photo gallery of 'Big, Bad Bruins.' (Video, 2:26)[Boston.com]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • This look of which players are hot, and which are not, contains a few surprises. Who'd have believed that Max Pacioretty would go cold as the Winter Classic approaches?[ESPN]

  • Even the Boston Blades are improving, after an inauspicious beginning to their season.[TodaysSlapShot]

  • Hey, fans of the North Stars! You'll like the Wild sweaters set to debut at the Stadium Series.[Sportsnet]

  • Here are 10 hockey-related things to put on your bucket list.[TheHockeyNews]

  • You tried. A high school coach attempted an interesting roster move, and was immediately smacked down by officials.[BarDown]

  • Enjoy this mashup comprised of the key moments from all the best hockey movies. (Video, 8:36)[BarDown]

  • It went tit-for-tat as the SPHL Columbus Cottonmouths and then the Peoria Rivermen swapped runs at each others' goalies, the first allegedly on coach's orders. Both coaches have been suspended. Kyle Rank was injured while Shannon Szabados was not.[PuckDaddy]

  • Giselle Bundchen is a hockey mom![DailyMail]

  • Visit the US Embassy in Oslo and taste the Christmas specialties that the Norwegians enjoy this time of year. (Video, 2:31)[Reddit,YouTube]