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Team USA faces Team Russia on Saturday...

All the way, USA! Torey Krug
All the way, USA! Torey Krug
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Not much going on in Bruins land...

  • Torey Krug and Team USA are still alive, and face Team Russia on Saturday, Loui Eriksson and Team Sweden have been eliminated. [Bruins.nhl]

  • Brad Marchand had a good year, but of course he's expressing disappointment for his team's unhappy season end. [Bruins.NHL]

  • With Zane McIntyre interested in becoming a full-time Bruin, will that make Malcolm Subban expendable? [CausewayCrowd]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The next Shannon Szabados? Watch little Emma Nichols of Lee Valley (London) juniors in net for the South East at a national elite tournament of UK regional teams. (Video, 1:43) [YouTube]

  • If drafted by an NHL team, what does your draft slot indicate your likely number of NHL games played will be? Bonus: How the NFL New England Patriots mitigate draft risk. [SportsNet]

  • The Rangers and Lightning have enjoyed some player cross-pollination, which will make for an interesting matchup. Bonus: Ryan Callahan update. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Healing wishes go out to Senators Eugene Melnyk, who is seriously ill and in need of a liver transplant. On the health front, it has been a hard year for the team. [SportsIllustrated]

  • Despite the Bettman's ridiculous assertion that no one wants this kind of site, General Fanager is stepping up into the breach left by the loss of CapGeek.  [PuckDaddy]

  • Does luck trump hard work and talent when it comes to winning the Stanley Cup? [KettsCorner]

  • Call it "game management" if you will, but the likelihood that a call goes for your team may be affected by whether or not the previous call went against your team. [FiveThirtyEight]

  • In other good news, it appears that good hockey sense can be learned, and does not have to be innate. [ScienceDaily]

  • Hockey moms, Alex Ovechkin bombs, and see how far the Lightning have come in an old video from their first game. [Grantland]

  • Some other Russian player is talking smack about his next opponent, Team USA. Yawn. That's so 1980. [TheHockeyNews]