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Fresh Links: Lovin' Spoonful Edition

Ryan Spooner had himself a big game in front of his hometown crowd.

Hometown boy makes good... Ryan Spooner
Hometown boy makes good... Ryan Spooner
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins topped the Senators last night to protect their lead in the standings.

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  • The Bruins relied heavily on goaltending last night. Also, it wasn't all local boy Ryan Spooner , it just seemed so at times. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • That Loui Eriksson goal was very pretty. [TheHockeyNews ]

  • Spooner had returned to Providence the last time and gained some perspective by talking with friends, and as the result of dodging a one-way ticket to Buffalo.  [Boston.CBSLocal ]

  • Tuukka Rask celebrated his 28th birthday with 39 saves. [NESN]

  • David Pastrnak suffered some hiccups last night, coaches are balancing his and Spooner's offensive against their defensive lapses. Niklas Svedberg is at the crossroads.  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Take five... observations. Both Senators power plays were on Pastrnak infractions. Bonus: Enjoy a Vine of Eriksson's goal. [WEEI]

  • With trade deadline no longer looming, the Bruins seem to have breathed a sigh of relief. Also, a few statistics of note going into last evening's game. [HockeyBuzz]

  • Cap purgatory still looms, and a few Bruins may find themselves on the outside looking in after this season. [CausewayCrowd]

  • Pasta, NooOoOoOooOoOooOoOoo! The rookie has made a chuckleworthy social media misstep. [Deadspin]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Here's good news of old friend Rich Peverley , who is making himself very useful to the Texas and Dallas Stars. [PuckDaddy]

  • A number of scary incidents have added ammunition to the call for inducting NHL trainers into the Hall of Fame. [DefendingBigD ]

  • Have a look at these "Game of Thrones" style banners that commemorate now-defunct NHL teams. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Because #ConsentIsOverrated... the Cobourg Cougars hockey team will now answer to the Ontario Provincial Police for serial assaults to four guests at a house party. [CNEWS.Canoe]

  • And following suit (pardon the pun) are four Gatineau Olympiques players. [BuzzingTheNet ]

  • Had enough? Here's one possible solution to the problem of junior hockey players behaving badly. [OtherHalfSports]

  • Here is a primer for hockey players on canned sound bites to feed the media. *NSFW* adult themed audio.  (Video, 2:03) [YouTube]

  • AHL shuffling- now it will be the Ice Caps to Winnipeg and the Bulldogs to St. John's, pending a vote by the league governors. [WinnipegFreePress]

  • It is spreading! Hockey parents behaving badly, Ontario parents arrested in Vermont following postgame assault. [PuckDaddy]

  • It's a first! The NHL has its first Russian referee. [PuckDaddy]

  • Here's a thoughtful look at the evolving role of the media (and the increasing role of bloggers) in sports coverage. [ArcticIceHockey]

  • On Marek Vs. Wyshinski... an interview with Monique Lamoureux about Blades teammates that WERE Olympic rivals, hers and her sister's time at Shattuck St. Mary's, Austrian Brianna Decker, the Clarkson Cup, and what would help promote the CWHL. [PuckDaddy]