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The Bruins need to pull together if they want to win

Welcome to the Barclays Center!
Welcome to the Barclays Center!
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The Bruins will be in Brooklyn tonight to face the Islanders at 7:30PM.

  • No, Tuukka Rask is not at fault for the Bruins slow start although even he knows that he can be better.[WEEI]

  • David Pastrnak will need to cultivate better balance in his game, as the Bruins' defense is not sharp enough for him to focus entirely on offense.[TheHockeyNews]

  • Remember when we all wanted the Bruins to score more? Well, be careful what you wish for.[PatriotLedger]

  • Zac Rinaldo's hit did not rise to the level of supplemental discipline. Tommy Cross' return to Providence may open the door for Zach Trotman. Matt Beleskey was injured at home, apparently, and will travel with the team to Brooklyn. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The NHL is no longer comprised of a majority of Canadian players. By the numbers, Sweden is coming on strong and a number of smaller countries now have representation for the first time in the NHL ranks.[TSN]

  • Houston Texan J.J. Wyatt is a man of surprising talents. One of them is hockey.[BarDown]

  • File this handy chart for future reference- If you were to fight any Flyer, what would be your chances for victory?[BroadStreetHockey]

  • What would be more epic than a hockey game on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in conjunction with Canada's 150th birthday? The Senators are pursuing the idea.[TSN]

  • Got graphs? Using fancystats to bundle defensemen into categories yield interesting results. Which defensemen are "fun" and which "overwhelmed?"[TodaysSlapShot]

  • A local coach called "Dr. Shot" is the secret weapon of a number of hockey stars, including a couple of Bruins and Jack Eichel.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • As you watch hockey, remember not to pooh-pooh statistics even as you do not rely on your eyes alone. There are many ways to appreciate the game.[JacketsCannon]