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Lady Luck, please smile on the Bruins

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Claude Julien sketches out the game plan
Claude Julien sketches out the game plan
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On to Florida! The Panthers host the Bruins tonight at 7:30 PM.

  • Here's the scoop on tonight's tilt. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Last night, the Bruins just seemed "off" from the get-go. By the time the reshuffled lines were returned to the ones that accomplished five straight wins, it was just too late. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • They're calling last night a "big loss." Here's a rundown of the fallout. [ProHockeyTalk]

  • The Bruins made history, just not the good kind. One coaching decision in particular was a real head shaker. [HockeyBuzz]

  • Here are a few more notable points regarding the loss. [WEEI]

  • Brett Connolly is getting up to speed, and is rooming with Ryan Spooner . Zdeno Chara appeared to have taken another puck to his already wounded foot last night. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • If you like your bad news concise and straight-up, here is where the Bruins are in the standings along with alternate scenarios. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • The leadership and hard work from BU Terrier captain Matthew Grzelcyk has been as critical to the team's turnaround as the play of his more famous teammate. [WEEI]

  • This weekend's Frozen Four action is notable for a few other intriguing subplots, including Hobey Baker finalists (including the Bruins' Zane McIntyre ) and NHL draft picks all in competition. [BruinsDaily]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Seen on the green, caddying for a fellow Finn... Teemu Selanne was at Augusta National. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Jimmy Kimmel addresses NHL players in his snarky superlatives list in honor of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Video, 4:24) [YouTube]

  • If you could use another laugh, here are the funniest NHL highlights of the season... so far. [SportsNet]

  • One mOrr time... the Maple Leafs have recalled Colton Orr to play in what will likely be his final professional game. [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Outdoor winter sports have not been lucky this season in the weather department, and western ski areas are left scrambling as a result. [Grantland]

  • Speaking of gods... the god of hockey responds to colorful criticism from the pantheon of sports gods, and defends why hockey is the BEST sport. (Video, 4:12) [YouTube]

  • Tim Bozon has come a long way after his recovery from life-threatening illness, and has now left his junior team to join the Hamilton Bulldogs. [HabsEyesOnThePrize]

  • The man behind the trophy- remembering Hobey Baker. [LasWordOnSports]