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Fresh Links: A Fine Pair

Projections are positive for a Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak netminding tandem

Winnipeg Jets v Boston Bruins
Plenty of rest to be at his best (Tuukka Rask)
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Bruins fell to the Detroit Red Wings in OT 3-2. Next up? The Flyers arrive in Boston on Saturday at an odd start time, 5:00PM on NESN.

  • But hey, Torey Krug is back, which is nice, partnered with his fractured ankle twin Brandon Carlo. And hey, wasn’t that Noel Acciari banging along the boards? Patriot Ledger
  • The Bruins are still left seeking roster clarity after the loss, with only one game left as a preseason tuneup. Lee Stempniak maintained his torrid scoring pace on decidedly soft ice, and Jaroslav Halak made 36 saves in the OT loss. Boston Globe
  • The center positions are solidifying, and Jack Studnicka has been returned to his junior team. Last night’s game was an uneven slog. Boston Herald
  • David Backes gave it a whirl as a center in Patrice Bergeron’s absence, but it isn’t looking like he’ll land in a top-six spot. MassLive
  • David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand are returning to form after the China trip, and the lineup last night included the returns of several of the usual customers. Bruins Daily
  • Cheer up, the Bruins goalie tandem has the track record that a contender needs. Boston Globe
  • Greg Wyshynski peers deep into his crystal ball to predict the Bruins future this season. Upon which players does the team hinge? And which Flyer will the Bruins target as an aquisition? ESPN

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Matt Beleskey can’t buy a break at this rate. Blueshirt Banter
  • Watch your backs, Capitals, the Lightning and Bruins are breathing down your neck. Sentinel & Enterprise
  • In his quest to prolong his career, the JetsMark Scheifele is seeking out the expertise of the people who helped Tom Brady with diet and nutrition. ESPN
  • In honor of the Flyers having rolled out a new mascot, here’s a ranking of all of ‘em across the NHL. ESPN