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Fresh Links: Hanky Panky Edition

Tom Hanks brought a very special friend to the game last night.

LQQKIN' good, there, Cam Talbot!
LQQKIN' good, there, Cam Talbot!
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins extended the odd courtesy of making backup goalies look good, falling to the Rangers.

  • The quick and merciful details: A blown lead and shoddy second period cost the Bruins dearly. [WEEI]

  • If you wanna, you can see the GIF recaps here. Feel free to pick and choose, of course. []

  • The Bruins have proven themselves able to contain a speed game, they simply elected not to. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Cam Talbot can thank the Bruins for helping him look so good. At least Milan Lucic has recovered from the flu.  [ProvidenceJournal]

  • The Bruins WERE demonstrating an ability to bog down speed teams, and with the next few opponents in their schedule, this should have worked in their favor. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • The Rangers outworked the Bruins, and even late line juggling couldn't save the day. [BostonHerald]

  • On the bright side, Tom Hanks was in da house, and he brought a friend! [ProHockeyTalk]

  • And in other cheery news, there will be Bruins delivering valentines to local hospitals this week.  [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • TSN explores counterfeiting in NHL tickets and licensed merchandise in this series of articles. [TSN]

  • It was pretty brutal at times on ice for Valmore James, the first American black player in the NHL, even after Canadian Willie O'Ree had broken the color barrier. (Quotes do include the n-word)  [ViceSports]

  • SNIPAH! John Scott has now doubled his career NHL goal statistics in a loss to the Calgary Flames. [TheHockeyNews]

  • That's the end of the season for a BCHL player, who was ejected for slashing a referee. [BarDown]

  • The WHL is defending itself against a child labor lawsuit. The NCAA might want to pay attention, the bell may be tolling for them next. [ViceSports]

  • International incident: Team Sweden beating Team USA at hockey warranted the action of President Kennedy back in 1963. [BarDown]

  • Dive into this week's Thirty Thoughts, which immediately revolve around Evander Kane and his sartorial difficulties. [SportsNet]

  • Bad goals happen even to good goalies. Here's a look at some of the worst. [Grantland]