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Daniel Paille tallies another shorthanded goal - Bruce Bennett

There was much gNashing of teeth as Tuukka Rask and the Merlot Line stole one for the Bruins.

Okay, The Bruins had no business beating the Rangers last night.  We'll take it anyway! 

  • Cliff notes on last night's game. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Tuukka Rask made a career record 43 saves, including stuffing Chris Kreider on a penalty shot. Shawn Thornton took Reilly Smith's advice, and Daniel Paille kept it simple on a shorthanded breakaway. [BostonHerald]
  •  Last season, his numbers were there, but "Rask never seemed to pass the eye test of a Vezina goalie." How do you like him now? [WEEI]
  • Dennis Seidenberg suffered a lower body injury during his first shift and did not return. Not good news for the Bruins' defensive corps, as Adam McQuaid remains out as well. Watch for a callup from Providence. [Boston.com]
  • Torey Krug has generated buzz in the Calder race. [NHL]
  • But it is not likely that a trip to Sochi is in Krug's future. [WEEI]
  • Hindsight check- interesting pregame statistics were borne out, the Rangers are unique in having their destiny tied to scoring the first goal. The Bruins defensemen have scored a near league leading 25% of the team's goals. Krug is tied for second in the league in D-man goals at 6. Congratulations to Patrice Bergeron, who played his 600th game. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Digging deeper, a comparison of Rask to Carey Price that examines the effects of the quality of shots faced, not just the quantity. Great graphics! [Sportsnet]
  • The Sabres are courting Bruins assistant GM Jim Benning as a replacement for Darcy Regier. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink: 

  • Score one for P.K. Subban, who simply did what any of us would have done to "Changed Man" Matt Cooke, given the chance. [SBNation]
  • Twitter fight! The Oilers (check out their MOvember avatar) rib the Canucks, and receive a jab in return. [SBNation]
  • The chippy Winnipeg Jets are not taking that slight suffered at the hands of a rude Blackhawks fan sitting down, nooooo! They're going to  throw a #HelmetPardy! [PuckDaddy]
  • Tim Thomas has a shot at a spot in Sochi, but that might not be the best news for Team USA. [TheSportingNews]

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