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Hat Trick Or Treat

A hat trick would be a very nice souvenir for the Bruins this weekend.

Come on, Bruins, you know what your fans want.
Come on, Bruins, you know what your fans want.
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Let's hope the Bruins don't have a scary road trip to Florida! Tonight's game is hosted by the Panthers at 7:30PM.

  • Both the Panthers and Lightning are above the Bruins in the standings, and cannot be taken lightly, memories of the late Florida trip that pushed the team out of the playoffs last season still sting. [ProvidenceJournal]

  • Of the trio of Bruins whose health was in question, David Pastrnak is ready to go, Kevan Miller may be ready to go, and Joonas Kemppainen remains a mystery.[BostonHerald]

  • Brett Connolly has sprung back from healthy scratch to find success with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Miller and Kemppainen will be with the team in Florida. Dennis Seidenberg is skating with the team again.[NESN]

  • Marchand has elevated his play in all situations: Can an invitiation to the World Cup of Hockey be far behind?[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Four notable numbers represent the Bruins' season thus far.[TheHockeyWriters]

  • Pop in your earbuds, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe is the guest on the Marek vs. Wyshynski podcast! (Audio, 49:28)[PuckDaddy]

  • Improved nutrition and conditioning have helped Frank Vatrano light up the scoreboards, now Jay Pandolfo is focused on teaching him be an effective two-way player.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • Happy Halloween! What scares Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask (and other NHLers) the most?[NHL,YouTube]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • That Guy was at the Penguins / Sabres game last evening, doing what That Guy always does. Thankfully, it was caught on camera, and the situation was rectified.[PuckDaddy]

  • The Canadiens are so over their streak of wins, having lost not only to the Canucks but now to the Oilers as well, who rallied with call-up Leon Draisaitl to notch four unanswered goals in the win.[TheScore]

  • As the Bruins head to Florida, Panthers fans ask what it will take in a nontraditional market without the correct geography or tradition to get the respect and support that eludes them?[LitterBoxCats]

  • Oh, you! The Dallas Stars' musical director and Jumbotron are at it again, trolling the Canucks. P.S.- In case you're wondering, the answer would be Nickelback.[SBNation]

  • This edition of the Grab Bag includes a lost 45 from Dave Schultz along with other audio assaults.[Grantland]

  • Which NHLers values are rising, and whose are falling? Hint: The goalies have their own category...[DownGoesBrown]

  • The CWHL has announced that they project being able to pay their players starting in the 2017-18 season.[HabsEyesOnThePrize]

  • It may be a bit premature with one day left in the month, but here are the October Top 10 NHL Tweets.[Sportsnet]

  • The Jets have consulted with Aboriginal leaders in the province, and now will ban non-authentic costumes and headdresses at the MTS Centre in advance of a scheduled Blackhawks game.[Sportsnet]