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Mounting Losses

Both on the scoreboard and on the injury list, the Bruins are suffering a bit of bad luck

Ryan Spooner in a tussle for the puck
Ryan Spooner in a tussle for the puck
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The Bruins look to turn things around against the Senators tomorrow.

  • It was not a productive holiday weekend for the Bruins, who have not won in three outings against division rivals. Injuries and curious coaching choices didn't help. Why not give Austin Czarnik another look?[ScoutingPost]

  • Aside from the loss of the game in Ottawa last evening, the Bruins have lost David Krejci to injury.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • When we left off on Saturday, the Bruins failed to seize first place in the division by falling to the Sabres. A two-goal lead was blown in the final half of the third period.[WEEI]

  • If you were counting, it was the five unanswered goals that really smarted. Bonus: In a calculated risk, the Bruins will send David Pastrnak will be at the World Junior Championship.[Hockeybuzz]

  • Hasn't Frank Vatrano been a pleasant surprise? Bonus: Torey Krug's injury returned Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman to the lineups this weekend.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Will the injuries force Don Sweeney to recall David Pastrnak from Finland?[BruinsDaily]

  • Milt Schmidt cut his hockey teeth on outdoor ponds, and reminisced in advance of the Winter Classic.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Let the hate flow through you, as it has between Bruins and Canadiens fans for almost a century...[Sportsnet]

  • Meanwhile in Providence... the PBruins have lost four in a row- eerily similar to the big club, again.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • The holidays are the best time for catching up... here's what's up with the Bruins' prospects.[ScoutingPost]

  • Maybe a new episode of "Behind the B" Episode #7 will cheer us up. Looking back to October, the team splits up to participate in an "Amazing Race" style event. Bonuses: Bruins in the back of a squad car, firefighter games, raw oysters, and a healthy Chris Kelly. (Video, 21:20)[Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Renowned nice guy "Hi, I'm Chad Johnson " enjoyed a successful return to TD Garden in net, along with some local kid named Jack Eichel .[PatriotLedger]

  • It is hard to begrudge the Panthers a bit of success, they now top the Atlantic Division.[PuckDaddy]

  • Speaking of pond hockey, a group of former pros and college players took to the glacial ice via helicopter for a once in a lifetime game.[CBC]

  • A former BC player now with the Boston Pride along with the captain of the Connecticut Whale look back at what brought them to the ranks of professional hockey.[TheColorOfHockey]

  • Drafting goalies is such a crapshoot that this author flat out advocates avoiding it.[NHLNumbers]

  • Congrats to Shannon Szabados of the SPHL Cottonmouths for achieving a professional milestone.[CBCSports]

  • Enjoy the year's top 10 Jersey Fouls.[PuckDaddy]

  • Keep up on all the WJC action over with the Pension Plan Puppets.[PensionPlanPuppets]

  • Has it been 80 years? Look back at some formative moments as the AHL celebrates an anniversary.[ESPN]

  • Zamboni drivers behaving badly: The RCMP have pinched another impaired operator, who ruined a rink surface and forced postponement of a game in Manitoba.[LawyerHerald]

  • Defense attorney Paul Cambria is a very busy man: Now Evander Kane ('who is not related to Patrick Kane') is facing sex offense allegations in Buffalo.[TheBostonGlobe]