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Fresh Links: Hit The Road

Moving on from their now broken point streak, the Bruins take to the road.

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NHL: APR 12 Round 1 Game 1 - Bruins at Senators
A lone bruins fan cheers in Kanata
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The Bruins take on the Senators tonight in Ottawa, tune in at 7:30PM on NESN.

  • Tonight’s matchup in a nutshell. Fox Sports
  • The Senators are coming off a chippy, tight 4-3 loss to Philadelphia. Silver Seven Sens
  • Looking forward, Boston needs to get the jump on the Senators defense. Causeway Crowd
  • The Bruins’ roadie will mean big challenges in facing four tough opponents. Patriot Ledger
  • Cheer up. Saturday’s regulation loss to the Avalanche may serve the Bruins well in the long run. Boston Herald
  • Summarizing ups and downs against the Avalanche, Boston’s fourth line was holding the fort for stretches, the Charlie Coyle/Danton Heinen/Jake DeBrusk second line struggled, and Charlie McAvoy could have used a mulligan. Boston Sports Journal
  • No, it was NOT a “lack of urgency” that doomed the Bruins. You won’t like the real problem. WEEI
  • Observations from that loss include how much Boston missed Patrice Bergeron. Bruins Daily
  • Counterpoint- Nah, the Bruins don’t miss Bergeron. Nope, not at all. Cross-Checking
  • Steven Kampfer is on waivers now that John Moore is back in action. Boston Globe
  • Kampfer has cleared waivers. @Left_Wing_Lock
  • Will the inevitable Seattle expansion draft be the final blow (among several, including the Charlie Coyle deal) to Torey Krug ‘s hopes to re-sign in Boston? Last Word On Hockey Fluto Shinzawa makes the case. (Hard paywall) The Athletic
  • It was a good weekend in Providence, except forJakub Lauko being stretchered from the ice on Saturday, that is. Rinkside Rhode Island

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins rule the Atlantic Division NHL, still trail the Capitals in both the Eastern Conference NHL as well as the NHL overall. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is solidly number one as the NHL’s top goal scorer- he and Brad Marchand are still among the Offensive Leaders, the latter in every category. Marchand, David Krejci,and Zdeno Chara are in the Plus/Minus Leaders. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak remain in the leaders within spitting distance of each other in every category but wins. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: The Hurricanes got the last word on that Joe Thornton v. Petr Mrazek dustup last week. USA Today Here’s proof that Jaromir Jagr is still at it, and working as hard as ever. Reddit Things are looking up in Calgary, as both Milan Lucic and Zac Rinaldo lit the lamp (before Rinaldo was ejected from the game @DarrenWHaynes) in the Flames’ 4-3 victory over the Kings on Saturday- they remain undefeated in the Geoff Ward era. MSN Frank Vatrano and Ageless Brett Connolly scored in the Panthers’ 5-1 pigpile on the Sharks last night. Yahoo Sports Colin Miller scored in overtime on a Marcus Johansson pass to lift the Sabres over the Oilers last night 3-2. NHL Just the night before, Johansson’s clutch, last-minute goal sent the Sabres into overtime with the Canucks, but a disallowed goal and subsequent power play gave Vancouver the win in OT 6-5. Times Union Regrets, I’ve had a few- the Phil Kessel trade has not satisfied any party. Pennsburgh
  • This young Oilers defenseman with roots in the Ochapowace Nation should be a Bruin, for obvious reasons. CBC
  • World War II almost mothballed the NHL, but the league soldiered on for one reason. NHL
  • Former Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki has made progress after undergoing a new procedure, and is hoping to recover enough core strenth to play sledge hockey and even walk. Yahoo Sports
  • Who you gonna call? Get to know Marco Argentino, the Montreal cobbler that now focuses on making hockey equipment perform better. Sportsnet
  • Annual holiday Krampus Eve celebrations are now degenerating from fun into dark, disorderly conduct and injury. The Guardian