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Très gentil!  Daniel Paille helps Alexei Emelin to the bench.
Très gentil! Daniel Paille helps Alexei Emelin to the bench.
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins move past Saturday's loss to the Canadiens and prepare to host the Penguins tonight at 7:00 PM.

  • David Pastrnak , currently the youngest player in the AHL, is on his way to Boston. He's carpooling with Jordan Caron. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Patrice Bergeron had a bit of an off night, and other observations. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • A depleted corps on Saturday night led to a sturdy Carl Soderberg/Loui Eriksson/Milan Lucic line, and there were no complaints about lack of effort in the loss. Zdeno Chara has qualified for long term injured reserve. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Dale Weise should be penning a thank-you note to the Bruins, and other observations. [SouthCoastToday]
  • You see, it's like this... Do almost everything right, and there are still no guarantees of victory. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Ever-growing roster holes have tested Claude Julien's coaching skill, and tested his goal of consistency. [ESPN]
  • The loss of each injured Bruin player hurts the team in its own way, Saturday added Chris Kelly to the list. [WEEI]
  • This summer, Reilly Smith was grateful to have been in the same contract boat as Torey Krug. He spoke about his brother's near-miss with Zdeno Chara. [TheHockeyWriters]
  • Thanks, but no thanks- Tuukka Rask would prefer his teammates NOT block shots. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Hey, Montreal, don't get cocky! [BleacherReport]
  • The silver lining is the long audition of Providence players who will seek permanent employment. The Bruins just have to hold on until the roster stabilizes. [HockeyBuzz]
  • As a result of injuries in Boston and subsequent call-ups, the depleted Providence Bruins had mixed success this weekend. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Help yourself to some choice bits from around the NHL, including plenty of angst and outrage. [Grantland]
  • Matt LeBlanc's new role draws on his experience as a high-school hockey player. His team won their state championship! [TheHockeyNews]
  • It has been reported that Daneil Alfredsson will retire, and announce it officially tonight. [SportsIllustrated]
  • What could go wrong? Some gentle advice for NHLers using social media. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Chilly, the Knoxville Ice Bears' mascot, was assaulted and seriously injured by a man attending Friday's game. [PuckDaddy]
  • The NHL has granted cap relief to the Kings for the Slava Voynov suspension. [TheSportingNews]
  • It may be curtains for the NHL career of Zenon Konopka. [PuckDaddy]
  • In this analysis, players who log a lot of hits don't top the scoreboard, but tend to be chosen for leadership roles. [PuckDaddy]
  • A goalie from Newfoundland charged into the stands to fight... for a stricken fan's life, and made the save. [NHLHockeyTalk]
  • The More You Know... Ten hockey puck facts. The first pucks ever used were kinda crappy. [ShotTec]
  • Don't shoot the messenger! Kyle Dubas and Tyler Dellow are clearly not to blame for the Leafs' and Oilers' woes. [TheGlobeAndMail]