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Regression To The Mean

The Bruins were never going to be able to maintain their initial scoring pace.

Another goal! Good times!
Another goal! Good times!
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The high-scoring Bruins are starting to revert back to average.

  • After a torrid start, the Bruins' offensive numbers are returning to the norm...[WEEI]

  • least the Bruins' schedule for November should work in their favor.[Metro]

  • Frank Vatrano is playing like he wants to stay in Boston, having dropped some weight and opened some eyes by dealing hits, winning battles, and scoring his first NHL goal.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Meanwhile, Kirk Luedeke offers his wrapup of Bruins prospects in this weekend's action.[ScoutingPost]

  • The Providence Bruins face Bridgeport Sound Tigers this evening, bolstered by the addition of Max Talbot and two callups from the ECHL Atlanta Gladiators [@MarkDivver] They will be without Tommy Cross, who is serving a one game suspension for an incident on Saturday.[@MarkDivver]

  • Using the incident between Zac Rinaldo and Nathan Beaulieu as an example, it seems that players no longer come up through the ranks knowing how to safely brace and defend against hits.[HockeyBuzz]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In the surprising walkout by the OHL Flint Firebirds, there were apparently already storm clouds on the horizon.[Sportsnet] The decision to fire the coaches has since been reversed, the OHL commissioner is now involved to avoid further damage to the team and league.[DetroitFreePress]

  • New technology will bring NHL fans closer than ever, with apps allowing fans to receive targeted special offers as they move through an arena, or perhaps eavesdrop on audio behind the bench. [TheHockeyNews]

  • A mattress-sized soft panel wafted down from the United Center roof onto the ice during a faceoff last evening.[TSN]

  • Want to increase scoring? How about having teams simply trading penalty shots? These and other suggestions are worth a laugh![JewelsFromTheCrown]

  • Investigating the first 10 games of an NHL team's season using analytics- can they predict a team's success for the whole season?[SportsIllustrated]

  • This long read delves into the sad legacy of goalie Pelle Lindbergh, whose 1985 death while drunk behind the wheel of his Porsche led to one family's teaching moment.[SportsIllustrated]

  • Did you wonder what's behind the change to the Stanley Cup of Chowder logo? Check here- the answer begins with us.[SBNation]