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The Bruins blew it last night

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But three straight Bruins goals were scored, which was nice. Next up- get ready for your fill of Buffalo, beginning at the Key Bank Center on Thursday at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Considering they were up against the current best in the league, the Bruins battling back from a 3 goal deficit was pretty impressive. Even so, bad starts and finishes have dogged this team all year long. WEEI
  • Lucky win number 13 for the Blue Jackets almost didn’t happen, but the Bruins graciously disappeared for 10 minutes or so and then also failed on all three power play attempts. The Boston Globe
  • Takeaways from the tilt- bad habits haunted the Bruins, and the PP has now officially entered momentum killing status. Bruins Daily
  • David Krejci looked a lot more like the player we know that manipulates time and space, finding the net in the process. WEEI
  • In more good news, John-Michael Liles has returned to practice with his teammates. WEEI
  • Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand are an odd couple that just seem to work seamlessly together. The Boston Globe
  • Meanwhile, David Pastrnak has just one wish this holiday season... @MKMolnar
  • Let’s cheer up by visiting with the prospects, shall we? Young Bruins are making noise at the World Junior Championship. Scouting Post
  • In Albany, the PBruins bested the Devils on Monday evening 4-2, Zane McIntyre continues his torrid stretch... (With video) ABC6 while Malcolm Subban was solid in net for the win last evening 3-2 in Hartford. (With video) ABC6

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Every goalie responds to being scored upon. Which reaction is the favorite of YOUR goalie? The Stick Smash? The Water Bottle Chug? Sportsnet
  • Review the year in hockey news, the stories that shocked the world. Bonus: Link to Craig Cunningham’s full press conference. Sportsnet
  • Or review this take on the top 10 hockey moments of the year. Puck Daddy
  • Then look at the burning questions for the upcoming year. USA Today
  • Defensemen supposedly take longer to develop into NHL players, don’t they? That is changing, and quickly. US News
  • Regarding NHL coaches- who’s seat is hot, whose is not? Puck Daddy
  • Not all career-ending injuries derail a former NHLer in life. Jim Kyte is a shining example. The Globe and Mail