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Dougie Hamilton pins a Ranger to the ice.
Dougie Hamilton pins a Ranger to the ice.
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

YAY! "Rivalry Night" tomorrow! The Rangers host the Bruins at 8:00PM.

  • Fighting through adversity: With the playoffs coming, the Bruins are glad to build out from their earlier disappointments. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Tuukka Rask 's improved performance has been noticed by the league, who named him Third Star of the Month for January. [WEEI]

  • The Bruins are also enjoying the Patriots' success, and their next goal is home-ice advantage in the playoffs. [BostonHerald]

  • Claude Julien has reached a comfort level with Craig Cunningham , who is smart and assertive on ice. [PatriotLedger]

  • Loui Eriksson sat out yesterday's practice, but is expected on ice today. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • He, Dennis Seidenberg , and Chris Kelly are at this morning's practice... [@NHLBruins] ... as is Malcolm Subban , while Milan Lucic is not in attendance. [@ESPNJoeyMac]

  • Meanwhile, back in Providence... review the good, the bad, and the ugly from this weekend's action. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Here're six things you may have missed form around the NHL last evening. [SportsNet]

  • Just say no to a drink with Greg Wyshynski... if you're an NHL Official. [BleacherReport]

  • The Bettman takes a bit of ribbing for his sartorial choices at the LA Kings ' visit to the White House. [TheHockeyNews]

  • In honor of the Patriots' big win, let's reminisce about the top five hockey coaching mistakes. Yep, Don Cherry makes an appearance. [TheHockeyNews]

  • The Blue Jackets (and the Oilers ) were feeling a little ignored by the NHL on Twitter last night. [BarDown]

  • The NHLPA is not all that gung-ho about 3-on-3 overtime, apparently. Their objections seem disingenuous. [PuckDaddy]

  • Julius Hudacek is at it again, as the affable goalie takes to the ice in a celly involving cross-country skis. (With video, 0:56) [PuckDaddy]

  • This summary of the weekend's action includes a farewell to a former NHL All-Star who was waived by his team, while another goalie dodged serious injury as he took a puck to the throat. [Grantland]

  • If the Lightning are strong cup contenders because they dominate 5-on-5 play, maybe that bodes well for the Bruins, too? Please? [HockeyProspectus]

  • A new Cold War would be bad for the world, but maybe good for hockey. Here's why. [TheGlobeAndMail]