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One... More... Time...

Matt Bartkowski looking back over his shoulder... is it Zach Trotman he sees?
Matt Bartkowski looking back over his shoulder... is it Zach Trotman he sees?
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Blah blah shootout blah blah better luck next time blah blah. Better luck to the Bruins tomorrow at 1:00 PM as they host the Flyers.


  • The Bruins were not up to the task 5 on 5. At least the Panthers were in the same boat. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • So, how did the game end up in a shootout? [TheBostonGlobe]

  • A sloppy game led to the inevitable result. [BruinsDaily]

  • Lack. Of. Finish. [WEEI]

  • The Bruins are a team that should not be simply playing for their playoff lives right now. [WEEI]

  • Check this off Peter Chiarelli's to do list: Torey Krug and Reilly Smith have new contracts. [PuckDaddy]

  • The Bruins whistle past the graveyard when it comes to shootouts. [PuckDaddy]

  • How ironic if the Bruins should lose the final wild card spot to a team that accumulated just enough loser points in the shootout! [TheHockeyWriters]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Of the ten must-watch games left in the season, the Bruins are at number one against a specific opponent. [TheHockeynews]

  • Meanwhile, the Panthers turn their goaltending woes into a prime promotional opportunity... [PuckDaddy]

  • ...and why not? It is just more fodder for this week's potpourri of hockey news. [Grantland]

  • Jaromir Jagr is enjoying his tenure in Florida almost as much as his young Panther teammates. [NationalPost]

  • A former coach wins in a lawsuit against a parent who made defamatory statements after her son was cut by the team. [WashingtonPost]

  • Pro hockey has gone all soft, and penalty statistics prove it. [WallStreetJournal]

  • Let's celebrate Krug's new contract by examining the trends in relative sizes of NHL defensemen. [hockey-graphs]

  • Stick a fork in this specific flavor of lurid speculation that inevitably crops up about player movements. [SpectorsHockey]