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Hard to Hold

Leads for the Bruins appear easier to have than to hold

NHL: Boston Bruins at San Jose Sharks
Peter Cehlarik swoops in with the puck
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Are you ready for the LA Kings tonight at 10:30PM ET on NESN? Are the Bruins?

  • It is easier to play with a lead, but hard to keep it, apparently. A David Pastrnak goal was called back, sucking momentum along with nixing the opportunity to challenge a later goal that appeared well offside. Boston Globe
  • If you couldn’t stay up, here is a synopsis of the action last night. Boston Sports Pub
  • Young Bruins players weren’t the only ones caught in errors last night- their coach would probably have made some different choices in hindsight. WEEI
  • If they aren’t going to win outright, the Bruins can’t afford to fritter away a loser point, especially having held the lead in the game TWICE. WEEI
  • Oh, the indignity- get an earful of Micheal Haley ‘s chirp directed at Tuukka Rask during this week’s Bruins vs. Sharks game. At least Tuukka’s parents could spell his name correctly... (Video) Streamable

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Bruins have risen into the “cream of the crop” tier in this power ranking, which is nice. The Hockey News
  • As trade deadline approaches, this quintet of NHL teams will be mired in a dilemma- buy or sell? The Hockey News
  • Thirty Thoughts revisits Blake Wheeler offering encouragement and consolation to Patrik Laine after an own goal cost the Jets the game. And as for Claude Julien- he had another concrete offer on the table when the Canadiens scooped him up. Sportsnet
  • Former Bruins in the news: Got plans? It will be Pevs Protects night in Guelph, ON tomorrow night. Raptor Rich Peverley will be on hand as the Guelph Storm promote CPR training and defibrillator purchases. Guelph Today Journeyman Lee Stempniak gets around, having played for fully one third of all NHL teams at some point in his career. He makes a pointed effort to reach out to younger teammates who might otherwise be alone at the holidays. Bonus- ad video of Hilary Knight stickhandling all over the city of Boston. Sports Illustrated
  • Just for laughs, how about a style segment mano a mano with Barry Melrose and the Oklahoma State football coach, chock full of grooming tips, a wrestling singlet, sick flow, and charming accents? (With video) Awful Announcing