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The Bruins’ penalty kill has been a bright spot for the team this season.

NHL: DEC 31 Sabres at Bruins
No worries, Kevan Miller, your teammates have this penalty kill covered.
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The Devils host the Bruins tonight at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Here’s the situation as the Bruins travel to Newark to face the Devils. Fox Sports
  • The Bruins closed the year by closing out the Sabres. Three goals seems to be the magic number. CBS Boston
  • In case you missed it on Saturday, Frank Vatrano scored his first goal on home ice, and Tim Schaller also notched one against his former team. (With game recap video) Mass Live
  • The unheralded Schaller has been a real Worker B for his team. The Boston Globe
  • Much depends upon the Bruins penalty kill, which, along with timely saves by Tuukka Rask, have saved the Bruins’ bacon at a near league leading rate. Zdeno Chara leads the NHL in shorthanded time on ice. Patriot Ledger
  • Bruins were involved in three recently squashed attempts at fighting, and the results left more questions than answers. The Boston Globe Kevan Miller was the subsequent target of a Tweet from his antagonist, Evander Kane. WEEI
  • Look in on the performances of Bruins prospects in the Canada v. USA World Junior Championship game. Dear Canada, did you miss Zach Senyshyn? SPOILER: USA! USA! USA! Scouting Post
  • Kirk Luedeke and his two amigos are joined by Zane McIntyre, and address the WJC in their final podcast of the calendar year. (With audio, 1:20:49) Scouting Post
  • One of these bold predictions for the New Year is where Claude Julien will be after he is fired. Hint: He won’t get far. Hockeybuzz
  • On honor of the NHL’s 100th, have a look at the good, bad, and ugly in the career of the legendary Bruin Eddie Shore. (Video, 3:51) Bruins NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • One hundred years of the NHL, one hundred seconds of memories. Revisit the best here (Video, 1:58) @NHL
  • The league has also released the first of three lists that comprise the top 100 greatest NHL players. Here be Bruins. (With video) The Hockey News
  • Here’s the Hockey In and Out list if you need help keeping up. Several folks appear on both sides of the list. Puck Daddy
  • Take a look back at WJC goalies that stole games for their teams. In 2006, a young Finn stopped 53 shots to beat Sweden... World Junior 2017
  • Have you got room for one more emergency backup goalie story? The Hurricanes’ equipment manager took to the ice on Saturday night in support of Eddie Lack. #HipHipJorge! The Boston Globe
  • If your point is to grow the sport of hockey, Gary Bettman, your stance toward Olympic participation is puzzling. National Post
  • When officiating, sometime the right thing to do is nothing- except when inaction tilts the ice. Hockeybuzz
  • Enough already! The NHL has placed the struggling Islanders on waivers. NO, REALLY! Lighthouse Hockey