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1. Boston Bruins Need A New Goaltender For Christmas

The Boston Bruins let a third period lead slip away for the first time this season as the LA Kings clawed back from a two goal deficit to beat the B’s in overtime 3-2. Bruins backup Anton Khudobin once again looked sub-par for the Black and Gold in the loss.

The Boston Bruins are approaching the Christmas break and the midway point of the 2016-17 season. The B’s are holding on to a three point lead over the Carolina Hurricanes and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the third playoff spot in the Atlantic Division.

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2. Minnesota Wild: Something Special Could Be Starting

The Minnesota Wild bested the Canadiens last night in Montreal to extend their win streak to nine tying a franchise record.  This win streak seems special or more reasons that just the wins, as it looks like the Wild are building something a little more special than the normal season.

A win is a win no big deal.  Even the worst teams in the league win a few games in a season.  The Minnesota Wild won again last night and it wasn’t just any old win.  The with a 4-2 over the Montreal Canadiens in Bell Centre, the Wild added to an impressive 9 game winning streak and draw within 4 points what seemed to be the insurmountable lead for the Central Division.

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3. New York Rangers Trade Targets

The New York Rangers main target should most certainly be a right-handed defenseman, but somewhere on their wish list should be a gritty, two-way bottom six forward that fits their system.

Between the instance of New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist getting ran over by Dallas Stars forward Cody Eakin and nobody responding and Brandon Pirri and Ryan McDonagh getting jumped in back to back games earlier in the season among others, it is more clear than ever that this team needs a player with some sandpaper in the lineup to deter some of this behavior.

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4. Flyers, Penguins celebrate history during Alumni Game

Tyler Kennedy, who played 50 games for the New Jersey Devils last season, scored the game-tying goal at 16:00 of the third period. Ryan Malone scored two goals for the Penguins. Jean-Sebastian Aubin and Jocelyn Thibault combined to make 37 saves. 

They didn't have any points Saturday when the Flyers and Penguins finished in a 3-3 tie. But there only were smiles in both locker rooms. 

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