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How can you tell a momma bear from a hockey mom?

Boston Bruins Johnny Bucyk...
Here’s Johnny Bucyk with The Two Mrs. Bucyks.
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Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • The 1970 Bruins- an appreciation. (Video, 1:56) Bruins NHL
  • Now look at what makes that 1970 team so like the current one. Patriot Ledger
  • Read how Johnny Bucyk was a real go-to guy. And how he knew exactly what the team got in a young Bobby Orr. The Score
  • Mark Divver was born to cover hockey- just get a load of his mom. @MarkDivver
  • Is Joakim Nordstrom likely to return next season or not? Prime Time Sports Talk

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Hal Gill knows he has a hockey mom- here’s his own “that’ll buff right out” moment. NBC Sports Ben Sexton is calling it a career. @BenSexton74
  • Doc Emrick offers his ode to mothers, including closing moments at TD Garden with Matt Grzelcyk. (Video, 3:38) @NBCSports
  • NHL coaches are working to stay sharp in this shutdown just like their players. TSN
  • And that’s all she wrote for this AHL season. TSN
  • Remember when Michael Jordan was briefly an owner of the Capitals? Me neither! ESPN
  • A new initiative has taken athletes’ mental health to the forefront. Meet the founders of the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS). Sportsnet
  • Where the streets have YO’ name? Only in the home of the Vegas Golden Knights. BarDown
  • Here’s the best All-Celebrity hockey lineup EVER, in which J.J. Watt and his brothers become the new Staal brothers. On the Forecheck
  • Speaking of Staals, how about this Minnesota “Born to be Wild” video montage full of air guitar, Swiffers, wigs, lawn implemets, one ornery cat, fire pits, firearms, a potty pooch, misappropriated children’s toys, and Matt Dumba really getting into the spirit? (And hello, there, Ryan Donato!) (Video, 3:38) YouTube
  • Ate the Onion? Laugh at how a satirical piece on not wishing for the return of sports Washington Post exposed the REAL sniveling snowflakes of sports fandom. Forbes