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NHL hockey returns tomorrow

NHL: Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers
NO, not THAT kind of boxing! (Shawn Thornton, Adam Mcquaid)
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A home and home against the Sabres begins for the Bruins tomorrow in Buffalo, 7:00PM on NESN.

  • What to anticipate- a duel between top dog NHL goal scorers Jack Eichel and David Pastrnak. Fox Sports
  • Where we left off- the Bruins four-game home stretch ended on a high point, but the team left points on the table. Causeway Crowd
  • On the wish list for the Bruins, three things- c’mon, Santa, David Krejci has been so good... Causeway Crowd
  • It may be cold comfort, but the shootout is not always won by the most skilled. Boston Herald
  • By the numbers here’s a look back at a decade of Bruins accomplishments and memories of Bruins past. Boston NHL
  • Who’s a good boy? David and Kelly Backes make pets a priority through their foundation, Athletes for Animals. Boston Globe
  • Who’s a good boy, part deux- West End House kids get to play hockey with Jake DeBrusk. (Video, 1:00) @NHL
  • Memories of Christmas past for Bruins seem to revolve around family, hockey, and food. Boston Globe
  • Review the Bruins youngsters in the World Junior Championship. The Hockey Writers
  • 53 seconds. That’s all it took to put Jakub Lauko’s World Junior Championship in peril. Link to video. @GlobeMahoney

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins still rule the Atlantic Division NHL, and trail only the Capitals in the Eastern Conference, NHL and Washington as well as the Blues in the NHL overall. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is the NHL’s top goal scorer, he and Brad Marchand are among points leaders, and Marchand is also an assist leader. On the netminding side, Tuukka Raskand Jaroslav Halak remain among the netminding leaders in GAA and Shutouts, although Rask has been bumped from best save pecentages leaders. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Bold predictions for 2020 include big decisions ahead for current and former Bruins. The Score
  • And that was the decade that was- the top 10 news stories in hockey. The Hockey News
  • Review the biggest trades of the decade. Yahoo Sports
  • Have a dose of hockey- plenty of former Bruins in this holiday edition of Weird NHL. (Video, 11:53) YouTube
  • Congratulations to Malcolm Subban’s brother- Lindsay Vonn has no problem asking for what she wants. Daily Mail