January 7, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) celebrates with defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Last Skate of The Day, January 9th 2014

Well, the Bruins have hit the halfway mark of the season. The Bruins started off with a lot of sound and fury, but injuries have taken their toll on the team. Still, the Black and Gold have done well and at the half way mark are still the best team in the Atlantic Division and are second in the East behind the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here’s a look at the semester report card. Take a look at which of the Bruins are getting a gold star for their efforts and which Bruins are getting detention. (Bleacher Report)

Speaking of half time reviews, the team at Comcast and Joe Haggerty take a look at some of his predictions and show how close (or how way off) his predictions for the season are going. I’m going take a wild shot here and say that the one where the Chicago Blackhawks meeting the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference Final is a little off. (CSNNE)

Loui Eriksson has been out of the Bruins line up since the concussion he received from Brooks Orpik all the way back in December 7th. The good news is that he’s been finally cleared for contact. The great news is that Claude Julien believes that Eriksson should be ready to be back for their next game against the San Jose Sharks. (It will also be Shawn Thornton‘s first game back on the ice as well.) Read all about the good news straight from the Bruins organization. (Boston Bruins)

The Bruins have been hurting on the penalty kill recently. The team have given up a lot of easy goals, and the team is sorely missing the defensive power of Dennis Seidenberg. What will the Bruins do to make up for their recent foray into poor play. Here’s what James Reardon thinks the Bruins needs to do. (Causeway Crowd)

Now let’s hope we don’t see anymore of this Tuukka Rask once he gets back to Boston.


 

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