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Brad Marchand led the march through regulation and scored the OT game winning goal.

Hello, again, hello... Shawn Thornton battles with Brad Marchand along the wall.
Hello, again, hello... Shawn Thornton battles with Brad Marchand along the wall.
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<p><b> The Bruins held off the Panthers for an overtime win last evening. </b></p>

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<li> The Panthers hemmed the Bruins in for stretches, and the Bruins struggled at times to clear their own zone. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins.  [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2014/11/05/brad-marchand-proves-he-still-loves-seeing-roberto-luongo-between-the-pipes/">ProvidenceJournal</a>]</li>

<li> The good news: The Bruins played with a measure of confidence, players were supporting each other. Only one penalty was assessed, and the Bruins ruled the faceoff dot. Carl Soderberg dodged a bullet. [<a href="http://blogs.southcoasttoday.com/bruins/2014/11/04/panthers-at-bruins/">SouthCoastToday</a>]</li>

<li> Being without David Krejci motivates Brad Marchand to step up. That and a chance to slip a puck past a certain opposing goalie... [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2014/11/05/brad-marchand-proves-he-still-loves-seeing-roberto-luongo-between-the-pipes/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> For Zdeno Chara a timetable for return is still up in the air. Shawn Thornton was in the starting lineup, was celebrated in a brief video tribute, and logged career high minutes. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/11/05/bruins-notebook-zdeno-chara-out-still-expecting-avoid-surgery/z9DcOR2KEIMlh8lS79PpQL/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Nope, Chris Kelly sure ain't flashy. That doesn't mean he isn't worth the money. [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/11/05/how-chris-kelly-deals-overpaid-label">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Joe Morrow is getting a chance to play heavy minutes, and also learned a big lesson about packing for a road trip. [<a href="http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/bruins/content/20141104-bruins-morrow-finally-getting-his-nhl-chance.ece">ProvidenceJournal</a>]</li>

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<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>

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<li> Chaos theory: The NHL draft as we know it now is a far cry from the original. [<a href="http://grantland.com/the-triangle/eight-oddities-of-the-early-days-of-the-nhl-draft/">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> The NHL is testing the use of virtual signage to increase ad revenue and tailor ads to Center Ice and GameCenter subscribers. [<a href="http://fansided.com/2014/11/04/nhl-looking-implement-virtual-dasherboard-signage/">FanSided</a>]</li>

<li> Alex Connell is a goalie whose NHL record still stands 87 years later, but does it stand up to scrutiny? [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/the-evolution-of-the-nhls-unbeatable-record/">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Looking at one specific NHL team, how could being at the bottom of measurable shot metrics coexist with spending league-high time in the offensive zone? The answer may not be as interesting as the questions asked along the way. [<a href="http://www.tsn.ca/statistically-speaking-zone-time-shot-metrics-and-evolution-of-hockey-analytics-1.125198">TSN</a>]

<li> Changes in arena lighting can have a big impact on visibility, and not always in a good way. [<a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20141103_Flyers__Mason_on_new_lights__Whose_bright_idea_was_this_.html">Philly.com</a>]</li>

<li> Consolation prize: If your candidate lost the election, the USHL Waterloo Black Hawks invite you to "Political Loser Night." [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/junior-team-set-to-host-wacky-political-loser-night/">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Dan Bylsma is swimming in letters offering coaching jobs. Many sport Canadian postmarks. NO, REALLY! [<a href="http://www.lighthousehockey.com/2014/11/4/7154425/zeitgeist-bylsma-receiving-job-offers-via-nhl-fan-letters-humor-fake-save-us-dan-bylsma">LighthouseHockey</a>]</li>

<li> Peter Laviolette channels Doug Houda, taking a puck to the head. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/peter-laviolette-takes-puck-to-head--keeps-coaching--is-tougher-than-you--video-025637951.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Raise your glass and toast that oft-forgotten Emergency Backup Goalie who agrees to backstop an NHL team under duress. [<a href="http://theloserpoint.com/article/praise-emergency-backup-goaltender">TheLoserPoint</a>]</li>

<li> A veddy British Dallas Stars fan takes Corey Perry down a notch. [<a href="http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2014/11/why_corey_perry_is_my_least_favorite_human_being.php">DallasObserver</a>]</li>

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