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Fresh Links: Malcolm In The Middle, Killer Krejci Throws Down

After a career ending concussion and a long silence, Paul Kariya is finally Surfacing.

NHL: Preseason-Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers
David Krejci in an rare, bellicose pose.
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Get ready for Saturday as the Bruins visit the Blackhawks at 8:30PM (ET) for another go.

  • Plucky David Krejci brought the (relative) snarl, and nearly earned himself a Gordie Howe hat trick. The Bruins’ net goals allowed to pucks-in-net ratio was quite low. (With video) Bruins NHL
  • Pay attention- you won’t see many Krejci fights. There have been none since 2011, in fact. The Score See the video from YouTube. @dafoomie
  • At least Krejci had the element of surprise in his favor, which was nice. He earned a skinned nose for his trouble. Boston Globe
  • The Rob O’Gara and Brandon Carlo pairing was, well, interesting. @dafoomie
  • As the roster begins to gel, Ryan Spooner looks to have earned his spot as third-line center, probably flanked by David Backes. Riley Nash and Matt Beleskey will likely anchor the fourth line. It is looking like a long shot for Teddy Purcell. Boston Globe
  • Beleskey’s speed has improved as a result of his heeding advice to drop weight. But will it be enough to ensure a roster spot? Patriot Ledger
  • What are the chances Malcolm Subban clears waivers a second time? Slim to none. Frank Vatrano and Kenny Agostino are in the same boat. Bonus- nobody wanted a piece of Kevan Miller. Boston Herald
  • On the bright side, a little reckless enthusiasm from rookies and we got a long, thorough look at the Bruins penalty kill... over and over and over again. WEEI
  • There was a secret cabal of Bruins and Flyers Czechs pregame. Hmmmmm. @JohnBorukCSN
  • How about this olde timey official Bruins letterhead? RAWR! @NHLhistorygirl

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Not scoring, not winning- todays dose of schadenfreude is from up north in Montreal, where former Bruins coach Claude Julien and the Canadiens are spinning their wheels, having failed to win a single (preseason) game. TSN
  • But hey, they’re ready for that White House visit, if necessary. NO, REALLY! Days of Y’Orr
  • Good news for former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, Milan Lucic, and other former Bruins in Edmonton- the Oilers are favorites to top the Pacific Division. Sportsnet
  • Paul Kariya has been absent and silent for a long time- until now. TSN presents “Surfacing.” (Video, 12:17) YouTube
  • Enjoy this compilation of NHL Emergency Goalie stories, including those of “Goalie Bob” Essensa, wee Shawn Hunwick, a Sabres equipment manager whose late-arriving wife was only able to enter the arena to see after another fan gifted her a ticket in line. Part one (video, 17:58) YouTube There’s a quick explanation of what the honor entails as the University of Calgary’s Dustin Butler got the full rookie treatment and Dwayne Roloson’s swan song minding the bench door. Part deux (Video, 9:38) YouTube