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The Bruins Swedish troika have come through for the Bruins so far this season.

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Niklas Svedberg wills the puck away from the net to earn his first NHL shutout.
Niklas Svedberg wills the puck away from the net to earn his first NHL shutout.
Jen Fuller

The Bruins will be at home this week, hosting the Sharks on Tuesday and the Islanders on Thursday:

  • When we left off... on Saturday, the Bruins' defensemen peppered the Sabres, and Niklas Svedberg earned his first shutout win. Kevan Miller was injured in a post-fight fall. (with videos) [Boston.com]
  • Take three... interesting points from the game. [ESPN]
  • Chris Kelly is doing a good job of justifying being retained, and his third line has been a bright spot for the Bruins so far. [BleacherReport]
  • It is a unique division of a center's usual responsibilities between Kelly and Carl Soderberg that has been the success of the line as a whole. [WEEI]
  • Soderberg has been impressive, and he will likely earn a big payout. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Zdeno Chara is very fit man. Even so, as he gets older, his training focus has changed. [WEEI]
  • Meanwhile, the Providence Bruins bested the Portland Pirates yesterday with Jeremy Smith in net, [Providence Journal] marking three games in three days for David Pastrnak, who is still near the top the AHL in scoring. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • The key ongoing problem for the Bruins is in boosting the pipeline. Drafting has been problematic. [BostonHerald]
  • These youth players got to ask Patrice Bergeron their burning questions. One lad, wearing #86 for the Belmont Rangers, is aptly named. (Video, 4:28) [NESN]
  • Meanwhile, these juvenile delinquents got their photo op with Bergeron all wrong! (Video, 0:31) [YouTube]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • What's My Line? Show a random person a photo of Phil Kessel, and let them guess his occupation. Hilarity ensues. [WingingItInMotown]
  • Are you following the funniest hockey Twitters? [Sportsnet]
  • Canadiens players read mean Tweets aloud, and they look genuinely hurt as a result. (Video, 1:35) [YouTube]
  • the LA Kings ' Slava Voynov has been suspended following a domestic violence arrest. [TheScore]
  • Review the week that was in the NHL, from unfortunate Capitals backdrops to revisiting the story of a goalie whose perfect 1.000% save percentage somehow doesn't jibe with the number 1 logged in his loss column. [Grantland]
  • Here's the NHL honor roll of players who are successful at drawing penalties. [Sportsnet]
  • Scott Bakula plays a bit of hockey, and has since he was a little kid, which involved waiting for ponds to freeze back home in St. Louis. [TheHockeyNews]
  • A class action lawsuit has now been filed over Junior Hockey compensation. [TheStar]