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Fresh Links: Consternation

The Bruins have folded post regulation eleven times this season- so far.

Columbus Blue Jackets v Boston Bruins
Elvis was in the building (Elvis Merzlikins)
Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

Tune in tomorrow at 1:00PM to see the Oilers face the Bruins at TD Garden on NESN.

  • New business- here’s what to expect tomorrow afternoon as scoring savants David Pastrnak and Connor McDavid meet. Fox Sports
  • Old business- the Bruins demonstrated again last evening that they seem to enjoy blown leads and fruitless forays into overtime and shootouts. How do they still lead the division, and remain near the top of the conference and league? HockeyBuzz
  • David Pastrnak took ownership of the sequence that led to the quick overtime goal against. Boston Herald
  • MAKE IT STOP! What can be done about mounting post-regulation losses? WEEI
  • Three talking points from the game include a dark cloud hanging over Bruin heads in any game not won outright in regulation. Bruins Daily
  • Thankyuh... thankyuhvurrahmuch. Give credit where due to the performance of Elvis Merzlikins. Boston Globe
  • Eleven. That’s how many extra-time eggs the Bruins have laid this season. (The NHL record for a season? 18, just sayin’...) But a goal review went their way last night, which was nice. Patriot Ledger
  • Danton Heinen returned to action following a healthy scratch against the Devils. He does many things well, yet still seems to be a lightning rod to fans, kind of like his starting goaltender. Boston Herald
  • The news from Providence is good, as reinforcements have arrived. Causeway Crowd

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins still rule the Atlantic Division NHL, and trail only the Capitals in the Eastern Conference NHL as well as the NHL overall. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is the NHL’s top goal scorer (now with 30 tallies) he and Brad Marchand are both among points leaders and assist leaders. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak remain among the leaders in all three performance categories. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • This extensive potpourri of recent statistical accomlishments includes former Bruin Joe Thornton milestones as well as those of David Pastrnak and Tuukka Rask. Kukla’s Korner
  • No original six team? No Penguins? NO PROBLEM. The Winter Classic was a blast! ESPN
  • Team USA bids farewell to the World Junior Championship at the hands of Team Finland. Team Canada suffered a non-reviewable phantom penalty that caused a player to be wrongly ejected, but beat Slovakia to advance. They face Finland in the semifinal. The Hockey News
  • At least the Team USA U18 women managed a golden finish against Canada in OT. IIHF
  • Travis Yost offers his list of this year’s NHL All-Star players that are the darlings of the statistician magicians. TSN
  • The Canadiens have landed Ilya Kovalchuk . Sportsnet