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Fresh Links: Snake Eyes

The Bruins seem snakebitten, and last night marked their eleventh straight loss to the Capitals.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins
Brandon Carlo battles former Bruin Brett Connolly
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The Bruins will have another crack at the Capitals at the end of the month. Moving right along, the Bruins host the Rangers at an odd 5:00 PM starting time Saturday on NESN.

  • The good news? Patrice Bergeron hit a Bruins team milestone in the team's 5-3 loss to the Capitals. The bad news? There's no rest for the weary in the upcoming week's schedule. Patriot Ledger
  • DAMN YOU, BRADEN HOLTBY! (shaking fist at sky) Revisit the notable moments of the game period by period. Causeway Crowd
  • By the numbers, this Caps netminder owns the Bruins. Also, here's hoping Matt Beleskey can find his lost game in Providence- he was placed on waivers yesterday. Hockeybuzz
  • Bah humbug. Free agency has two major pitfalls, as the example of Beleskey demonstrates. NBC Sports
  • DAMN YOU, TOM WILSON, for skating away scot-free from a dangerous third man stunt that could have injured Brad Marchand . WEEI
  • Ageless former Bruin Brett Connolly revisited having parted ways with the Bruins. At least he didn't score last night? Providence Journal In fact, he was the Cap who jumped the line and caused that first goal to be overturned upon off-side review. Washington Post
  • Blues loanee Jordan Binnington is headed back to Providence. @JPRutherford
  • The Bruins currently sit at third in the Atlantic Division. With strong Metropolitan Division teams swarming over Eastern Conference Wild Card slots, the Bruins will need to hold onto a defined divisional spot if they want to make the playoffs. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Force is with ESPN's NHL Power Ranking, in which each team is a Star Wars character. The Bruins, at #16, are a punch line. ESPN
  • The NHL Alumni Association is meeting with the NHL regarding health care, both physical and mental, post retirement. They seek expansion of the window to access care including help with substance abuse. TSN
  • The Deutsche Eishockey Liga has had it with your shenanigans, David Leggio! Deliberately unseating the net to avoid defending a breakaway is just not cricket. SBNation
  • 100 years of the NHL, 100 things to like: The List. Sportsnet
  • Change is coming in Ottawa and forever Senator Chris Neil has announced his retirement. Silver Sevens