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Fresh Links: Pick A Puck Mover

Which undersized puck-moving defender is trending?

Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers
The new Torey Krug? (Matt Grzelcyk)
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The Detroit Red Wings host the Bruins on Wednesday at 8:00 PM for Rivalry Night on NBCSN.

  • In case you were in a snowbank and missed Saturday’s 3-1 win over the Islanders, here are the game highlights. (Video, 8:55) NHL
  • Patience is paying off for those who looked beyond the team’s deflating injury situation to the younger talent who stepped into the breach and fought their way into the playoff mix. Bonus- praise for blocked shots and defensive hockey. Boston Herald
  • David Krejci has been instrumental in mentoring several of those young forwards. Boston Herald
  • What goalie controversy? Tuukka Rask looks more like his old self these days. Boston Globe
  • That is so yesterday- all the cool kids have moved on to the undersized, puck-moving defenseman controversy! Team Grizz or Team Torey? NBC Sports
  • Brandon Carlo and Torey Krug effectively stifled Islanders rookie Mathew Barzal and his line while Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy were focused on John Tavares. Carlo and Barzal are old adversaries. CBS Boston
  • Carlo is working on his resilience, learning from mistakes quickly in order to resume moving forward. Boston Globe
  • Jake DeBrusk stood up for McAvoy on Saturday, and then, having cooled his heels for 17 minutes following the fight, DeBrusk scored immediately upon his return to the ice. Boston Herald
  • Brad Marchand has dodged a bullet. Cut the crap, Brat. WEEI And by the way, happy birthday to you, Ty Anderson. @_TimRosenthal
  • Hopefully it was only a minor issue that left Noel Acciari a late scratch agaisnt the Isles. CBS Sports

Meanwhile, in Providence and beyond:

  • Congratulations to the Providence Bruins, who have played their 2,000th game as a franchise on Sunday. They beat the Utica Comets 4-3 in doing so. (With video) Providence Journal
  • Saturday night the PBruins spanked the Comets 3-2, Jordan Binnington earned the win. (With video) Providence Journal
  • The PBruins squeaked out a win against Hartford on Friday, with both Chris Porter and Adam Payerl sitting out the game on suspension. Rinkside Rhose Island
  • A number of Bruins prospects have been invited to the World Juniors camps. NHL Bruins
  • Speaking of Jeremy Swayman, he stopped 95 shots for the UMaine Black Bears this weekend. Wowza! The Hockey Writers

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Mischief managed. The Phelps twins were guests of the Penguins (and Steelers) over the weekend. SB Nation
  • Erik Karlsson is not interested in any "hometown discount." He, along with all his Senators teammates have been asked to submit their no-trade lists. SB Nation
  • Catch up on the story lines that matter for the past week, from the IOC ban on Russia to the upcoming World Juniors rosters. TSN