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Cleanup in aisle six, please....

Torey Krug looks to move the puck up ice.
Torey Krug looks to move the puck up ice.
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And who would know better than Peter Chiarelli that his team only needed to hold on until the shootout? Oh, well- on to Calgary!

  • After allowing the Oilers a shorthanded goal, the Bruins were lucky to escape with one point. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Take five... bullet points from the game.[WEEI]

  • One bright spot was the play of Matt Belesky, again. Many opportunities were missed.[ScoutingPost]

  • Other miscellaneous notes- Kevan Miller sat, Andrew Ference voiced support for Peter Chiarelli, Zach Senyshyn scored four, and Andy Brickley reminisced about playing the Oilers in their soon-to-be-retired arena.[NESN]

  • It was fun to see the Oilers' young guns, and Ference is realistic about his future. He has some remarkable, very concrete plans.[BostonHerald]

  • Kirk Luedeke took a look at Ryan Fitzgerald's progress.[ScoutingPost]

  • Joe Tasca sat with Zane McIntyre and talked about his transition from college to the pros. (Audio, 11:04)[PBruinsThisWeek]

  • Czechmates Daniel Vladar and Jakub Zboril have been invited to World Junior Championship camp.[NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • John Scott appreciated the votes, but requested not to be thrust into the All-Star spotlight... [TSN] ...even as consummate professional Jaromir Jagr also candidly requested to be excused on the basis of the physical toll that playing 3-on-3 would take on him...[NESN] ...although it appears now that Teemu Selanne has weighed in, and that Jagr has changed his mind... [@68Jagr] ...while Zemgus Girgensons modestly requested that Latvia not mobilize to vote for him, for one very good reason.[BuffaloNews]

  • In light of all of this, here's one take on how to fix the current All-Star selection system.[LastWordOnSports]

  • This NHL power ranking shows the Bruins climbing, and features a "knowledge nugget" on each team.[Sportsnet]

  • Keeping their eyes on the ball: A number of NHL goalies (and the Bruins' McIntyre) are warming up their vision before games.[NHL]

  • Wait, is there even a goal scoring crisis in the NHL, or are the media simply driving this narrative?[PuckDaddy]

  • But what about the NHL jerseys contracts? Adidas will reportedly offer its hockey division, Reebok-CCM, up for sale in early 2016.[Reuters]