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Nowhere To Go But Up

And starting with a win over the Habs tomorrow would be just the ticket.

Dave and Daver- David Krejci and David Pastrnak were a high point.
Dave and Daver- David Krejci and David Pastrnak were a high point.
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Cheer up, Bruins fans, the Canadiens arrive tomorrow- puck drop is at 7:00PM.

  • Kirk Luedeke's game recap is blunt. The Bruins were "strafed." [ScoutingPost]

  • Okay, the young defense struggled. The question is, how much can they improve? [WEEI]

  • The Bruins just couldn't seem to convert a number of chances against the Jets. [WEEI]

  • It is one thing if the lapses were simply bad luck, it is of concern if they were an indication that the systems are broken. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • If your Bruins truculence meter is whimpering rather than bellowing at this point, a visit from the Canadiens on Saturday is likely to fix that. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Holey defense! Here are a few points from last night's loss. [BruinsDaily]

  • David Krejci was back in fine form and scored the first goal, although a mistake leading to a Jets goal dampened the fun. [PatriotLedger]

  • But hey, it was opening night, the first period was great, and David Pastrnak 's goal at the beginning of the third period buoyed the crowd for a few minutes. [BostonHerald]

  • The Bruins sought a faster-paced game, but didn't do well at "run-and-gun." [HockeyBuzz]

  • The vaunted Bruins layered defense was absent, and postgame talk of working on it needs to be more than just words with the Habs arriving on Saturday. [SouthCoastToday]

  • Elliotte Friedman can envision a situation in which the Bruins trade Tuukka Rask or Zdeno Chara. [TodaysSlapShot]

  • Fear not, Bruins fans, Tom Brady is prepared to step in and help the Bruins! [BarDown]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In a converted gas station located in Darien, CT, a number of notable NHL players seek out Ben Prentiss to ramp up their fitness. (Video, 6:37) [PlayersTribune,YouTube]

  • Hey, it's a start... Raffi Torres apologized to Jakob Silfverberg as well as to his own teammates and the Sharks organization. [TSN]

  • Hockey-Graphs has annointed the top 50 NHL players, and two Bruins are in the top 20! [Hockey-Graphs]

  • Forget last night. It's HOCKEY SEASON! Enjoy this celebration. [WhatsUpYaSieve]

  • Yes, hockey is back, and funnier than ever! [Grantland]

  • There are a couple of gents in stripes that have something in common other than simply being NHL linesmen. [TheColorOfHockey]