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Fresh Links: Battle Royale Edition

It was a heavyweight contest between the Bruins and Kings on Saturday.

Brad Marchand just kept scrapping.
Brad Marchand just kept scrapping.
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Wasn't Saturday night's win over the Kings sweeeeeeeet?

  • In case you missed it, the Bruins topped the Kings in a physical match Saturday night. [BostonHerald]
  • Here are the highlights, in GIF format. []
  • The Bruins showed support for the Patriots by donning "Do Your Job" toques during warmups on Saturday. Then the Bruins did their jobs. [SportsQuotient]
  • The game had a heavyweight fight feel, and Brad Marchand buckled down and had himself a game. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • After all the frustrations of the first half of the season, the Bruins have developed resilience (and have returned to full roster strength.) [TheBostonGlobe]
  • There are five keys to the Bruins success in the home stretch of the season. [BostonHerald]
  • The win may have cost the Bruins the services of Loui Eriksson, who appeared to injure his neck upon being hit into the boards (with GIF.) Claude Julien had praise for David Pastrnak , and Chris Kelly ruled the faceoff dot. [NESN]
  • Pastrnak's play in the defensive end was not a liability, and was even improving as the game entered the third period. [WEEI]
  • Reilly Smith , just like his team, is working toward a stronger second half.  Malcolm Subban was glad for the callup that allowed Niklas Svedberg to see game action in Providence. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • All the concern over Tuukka Rask 's stamina and durability has been pretty well put to rest. [WEEI]
  • Kirk Luedeke takes an in-depth look at the Bruins' (and NHL's) youngest player, who credits his folks for not being "stage parents," and makes a special gesture post goal in memory of his father. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Kevan Miller has a date with an orthopedic surgeon in the off season. [BostonHerald]
  • It is becoming pretty apparent that the fourth line is not up to snuff. [CausewayCrowd]
  • Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Western NHL teams want what the Boston and Providence Bruins have. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • In this Bruins Prospect Report, one name has risen to the top. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Tommy Cross understands that the same supportive friends can be competing for the same open roster spots as everyone seeks to advance his career. [TheHockeyNews]
  • He WAS rusty! Niklas Svedberg and the PBruins beat the Worcester Sharks on Friday despite allowing an opening minute goal. Dougie Hamilton's brother notched one for the visitors. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • The Sharks got their revenge with a win over the PBruins on Saturday night in Worcester. [Telegram&Gazette ]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Only in Fargo, ND... a Zamboni driver was arrested for DUI while resurfacing the ice for a schoolgirls' hockey game. [PuckDaddy]
  • Did you see the Coyotes' rookie goalie Louis Domingue battle back from two early, quick goals to beat the Montreal Canadiens in his debut before family and friends at the Centre Bell yesterday afternoon? [TheHockeyNews]
  • Steve Valiquette envisions a new metric that doesn't reward a greater quantity of lesser shots on goal. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Who doesn't enjoy a bit of goalie conroversy? Usually it is between two players, unless you're looking at Dallas, apparently! [Grantland]
  • Underwater hockey is coming. Count on it. (With video) [BarDown]
  • Can't wait for TSN TradeCentre this year? Warm up with this cartoon of the usual panel of expert commentors as superheroes! (Video, 0:30)  [BarDown]
  • Here's a proposed All-New England Hockey Team, drawing upon local talent from long ago. [BarDown]
  • The "Red Army" documentary is eye-opening for so many reasons, including how poor, young Soviet era players cobbled together training regimens and how Marian Hossa acquired a black market tape of Wayne Gretzky to study.  [Grantland]