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Fresh Links: Plucky Edition

Time to show what you're made of.

The Edge of Seventeen... Milan Lucic battles Ryan Kessler
The Edge of Seventeen... Milan Lucic battles Ryan Kessler
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Tonight, the Bruins host the Ducks at TD Garden, 7:00 PM.

  • Have a gander at tonight's matchup with the Ducks, complete with projected lineups and storylines. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • Save us, David Krejci ! It appears that Matrix will play right wing upon re-entry, and take over Dougie Hamilton 's spot on the right point on the power play. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • A troika of Brad Marchand , Patrice Bergeron , and Krejci is intriguing, but offers no guarantees. [WEEI]

  • At this point, the Senators will have to stumble and the Bruins will need to win. There is a lot at stake in their next nine games. [CausewayCrowd]

  • "Will over skill." The battered and reeling Bruins have one job, and the deck is stacked against them now. [BostonHerald]

  • the Bruins' defense will be adjusting to life without Hamilton for now. [PatriotLedger]

  • Fans are grabbing their pitchforks and lighting torches, and it is Peter Chiarelli that is in their sights. [WEEI]

  • Royce Tennant was Bobby Orr's first coach, and switched him to play defense. Did you know that Orr never wore socks in his skates, and why? [VancouverSun] BONUS: Have a look at an Orr response to a fan letter from 1972! [Imgur,Reddit]

  • And "Cuts for a Cause" was a rousing success. Both 100% participation and a new record high in fundraising were achieved. Loui Eriksson did NOT cry. (With video, 1:14) [CSNNE] Here's more video, and before and after shots... [NESN] ...and finally the official Bruins event footage, including the fan meet and greet. [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Conflict of interest: The parent companies of the Boston Bruins and Red Sox are 100% owners of NESN. This does not bode well for objective sports reporting. [Bostinno]

  • Need cheering up? How about a visit with old friend Anton Khudobin ? [TheHockeyWriters]

  • Steve Moses (of Leominster, MA and UNH) is leaving Jokerit with his scoring records, likely heading back to North America [TheHockeyNews]

  • In case you missed it AGAIN, here's the synopsis of "Hockey Wives" episode #2. [SportsNet]

  • The girlfriend of one NHL player well understands being often separated by professional obligations, she is an USAF flight surgeon who has been deployed to the Middle East. [SportsNet]

  • More celebrity news? Liam Stewart will represent Great Britain at the IIHF worlds. [DailyMail]

  • The new National Women's Hockey League has announced that their players will be paid. What does that mean for the CWHL? [OutlookHockey]

  • Don't miss these NHL tilts as the regular season grinds to a close. [Grantland]

  • NHL Gamecenter Live needs help. The time lags and bugs are an insult to a paying audience. [WingingItInMotown]