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Will the Bruins continue their winning ways despite playing at home?

Dallas fans still love Loui Eriksson
Dallas fans still love Loui Eriksson
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins host the Dallas Stars this evening at 7:00PM.

  • The Stars arrive in Boston after losing to the Maple Leafs last night [TheBostonGlobe] and their hosts seek to show their recent success is no fluke.[BostonHerald]

  • The Bruins current hot scoring streak is not likely sustainable.[WEEI]

  • Brett Connolly has seized the opportunity he has been given after having been scratched. Isnt it jarring to be reminded that he's only 22 years old?[PatriotLedger]

  • Good on Jonas Gustavsson, who has been just what the doctor ordered as an NHL backup goalie.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Further ahead in a four-game stretch this week, an injury to Carey Price might just be the break the team needs to top the Canadiens. Stay tuned![HockeyBuzz]

  • Malcolm Subban has come up with quite a concept for his newest helmet, it is "in the bag."[InGoalMag]

  • After being sent back to Providence, Tommy Cross is working on his game and striving for a return to Boston.[BruinsDaily]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Former Bruin Wade Redden explains why defensemen tend to have shorter careers- foot speed is a key skill, and is perversely the first skill to deteriorate.[TheGuardian]

  • This tongue-in-cheek preview of the upcoming week offers, among other things, insight into Zdeno Chara's postgame meal, how to use Siri to summon Tuukka Rask, a possible career change for Brad Marchand, a really bad pun about Dion Phaneuf, and a creative measurement of Henrik Lundqvist's skill.[JapersRink]

  • A return to Worcester in hopes of kindling a hockey-related career has one (albeit briefly) former Bruin excited that the ECHL may not be far behind.[WorcesterTelegramAndGazette]

  • From deep in the heart of a nontraditional NHL market, here's one law student's ode to ice skating (and Rollerblading) as a latecomer to hockey.[LitterBoxCats]

  • On-ice player tracking is coming, and will hopefully bring accuracy in statistics, goal tracking, and penalties- all in real time.[TheHockeyNews]

  • Are you surprised that 3-on-3 overtime has not increased is the number of penalty shots?[TSN]

  • Widely differing tax rates may be driving the decisions NHL players make when selecting between contract offers.[SpectorsHockey]

  • Topping the list of players with the bestselling NWHL jerseys is one whose international following rallies behind her, followed by a former ESPN Body Issue star, and one member of an unique goalie tandem.[TodaysSlapShot]

  • The bride wore bleu, blanc, et rouge, and the groom was toujours frais...[BarDown]

  • In honor of Movember, here are the NHL's all-time best mustaches. GEORGE PARROS 4EVA![BarDown]

  • Thirty Thoughts includes an observation that the called-back Maple Leafs goal in New York last week will actually be viewed and then voted on at the GM meeting next week in Toronto.[Sportsnet]

  • Are you jonesing for a few good cookies? They're now available ONLINE from our favorite baker, who knows where momma keeps the best ones.[TopShelfCookies]