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The Rangers host the Bruins tonight at 7:00PM.

  • Loui Eriksson couldn't buy a break, Brad Marchand returned post suspension, and even a sharp Tuukka Rask couldn't salvage the second point in Ottawa.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Take five... observations from the game. One thing you did NOT observe was Brett Connolly on the ice.[WEEI]

  • The loss could have been a win, had things shaken out a bit differently.[ScoutingPost]

  • At least Frank Vatrano appears to have found his legs in New Jersey- the demands of professional hockey had stalled him for a bit.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • The outcome may not have been what Bruins fans would have wished, but three cheers for the 3-on-3 overtime period. Claude Julien spoke with Jack and Brick about his system, and had praise for Ryan Spooner, Frank Vatrano, and his young defenders. (With video)[NESN]

  • Claude Julien coached his 900th NHL game against the Senators...[CausewayCrowd]...after the Bruins notched their 3000th win on Friday against the Devils.[CausewayCrowd]

  • Watch closely during this road trip, as disappointing results may lead the Bruins to the trade trough under duress.[BostonSportsDesk]

  • Pete Blackburn, D.J. Bean, et al. sat for a WEEI "Sunday Skate" session, if you'd like to take a listen. Milkcrate Tuukka Rask did NOT take the Winter Classic loss lightly, and it is noted that many Bruins have learned to put on Game Face for the media.(Audio, 46:32)[WEEI]

  • Sometimes in teamwork, something falls through the cracks- as it did when Zach Sill hit Adam McQuaid- Paul Stewart explains.[HockeyBuzz]

  • There are a few things wrong with the delayed discipline on that hit, Dave Hodge explains.[TSN]

  • The Providence Bruins launched past the Springfield Falcons on Saturday 4-2. Old friends Craig Cunnigham and Corey Potter were on hand, and Zane McIntyre took the win. (With photo gallery)[MassLive]

  • Have a look at how some of the Bruins most notable prospects are progressing in Providence and beyond. McIntyre and Austin Czarnik are featured.[MassLive]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Finland's support for their hockey team was reflected in their remarkable per-capita viewership numbers for the World Junior Championship.[TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Should Tim Thomas ' number follow that of Martin St. Louis into retirement at UVM's Gutterson Fieldhhouse? GO, CATS, GO![BurlingtonFreePress]

  • Review the most popular NHL teams by state on this handy infographic.[BarDown]

  • Kirk Luedeke and Reed Duthie continued their long dish on OHL prospects in this article, part #2 of 2.[ScoutingPost]

  • Pierre McGuire has spent 10 years becoming the gold standard for what he does.[USAToday]

  • Puck Daddy's Top 10 lists for the NHL at mid-season contain NO BRUINS. AT ALL.[PuckDaddy]

  • Audition now for the musical that takes place during the Vancouver Stanley Cup riots of 2011. This is not a drill.[VanCityBuzz]

  • Might less-than-ideal ice conditions have contributed to Denna Laing's injuries at Gillete Stadium?[TodaysSlapShot]

  • The NHL All-Star Game is better for the new 3-On-3 format, especially considering the game's history. Bonus: All-Star rosters.[SouthCoastToday]

  • Got jersey fouls? Some you've already seen here in Fresh Links...[PuckDaddy]

  • In a cruel twist of fate, the LCBO (Provincial liquor store) now located at the old Maple Leafs Garden site has a phone number that only rubs in the fact.[Reddit]

  • iPhone case foul? Close, but no cigar...[Imgur, via Reddit]