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Take A Flyer

The Bruins blew through Philadelphia, and now hurry home to host the Ducks.

Former Flyer Dennis Seidenberg defends.
Former Flyer Dennis Seidenberg defends.
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

With little time to catch their breath after visiting the Flyers last night, the Bruins host the Ducks tonight at 7:00PM.

  • Congratulations to Brett Connolly for picking a good time to break out of his slump! Ryan Spooner continues to wing it.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Take five... observations from the game. Got penalties?[WEEI]

  • And in other notable mid-season observations, the Bruins are finding their special teams to be a big part of their success.[NESN]

  • BURN! Claude Julien expressed his ire at the NHL replay system by delivering a sharp quip in reply to last night's failed challeng on a Flyers' goal.[NESN]

  • Don't get too twisted about the Bruins lines and pairings, they are trying odd combinations in hopes of finding the key to sustained success.[PatriotLedger]

  • Meanwhile in Providence... Here's the WOW, the meh, and the hang your head from the AHL Bruins' weekend. Their power play is slumping, and they haven't seen much success in overtime.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • Catch up with the Bruins prospects at the end of last weekend.[ScoutingPost]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Goon II is coming, and you can now follow its progress to a theater near you on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. [BarDown]

  • The NWHL All-Star Game will be best remembered for some All-Star cellies![BarDown]

  • Good players, bad contracts. Here's a team-by-team list of the players that will be difficult for teams to move. No-trade and no-movement clauses are biting GMs in the backside.[SportingNews]

  • Player turned agent Igor Larionov's job with clients is now more as a mentor, and how frustrated he is with what he sees as a move away from skilled play in the NHL.[ESPN]

  • From ponds to college to somewhat sketchy beer leagues, one Vermont woman rediscovered her joy in taking to the ice.[VPR]

  • Looking for a house in the Nutmeg State with a hockey rink? Look no further![DailyMail]

  • Over time rivalries change just as teams do. IS the NHL trying too hard in marketing them?[AlongTheBoards]

  • Those new disclaimers at the top of the NHL website portend GameCenter Live's rebranding. Have a look at what lies ahead.[NHL]

  • Have a peek behind the curtain at NHL life in a nontraditional hockey market, where Bolts tickets are cheap compared to Leafs tickets back home, and often there are more fans cheering for the visiting team.[SBNation]

  • There's a new must-have accessory for players around the NHL- have you scored your HNIC towel yet?[SportsIllustrated]

  • Hockey parents: What is with promising your kids puppies for goals scored?[PuckDaddy]

  • If you liked the NHL All-Star Draft, prepare not only to be disappointed, but to sit through an interminable infomercial.[PuckDaddy]

  • Graham James, a former coach convicted of sexual assault against children, has been released on daytime parole. You have been warned.[TheHockeyNews]