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Slam Dunkin'

The Bruins leaned heavily on their goalies and pulled off a win at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.

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Zac Rinaldo, are you pickpocketing that hapless Devil?
Zac Rinaldo, are you pickpocketing that hapless Devil?
Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Still, it's only the preseason- don't get cocky, kids!

  • It was Matt irWin with twin goals last evening for the win.  [ProvidenceJournal]

  • Kirk Luedeke offers his take on the players (both Bruins and some Devils) and the action last night. [ScoutingPost]

  • Three cheers for Jonas Gustavsson and Jeremy Smith last evening. The goalie backup auditions have begun. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Here are some of the things to like about the game, including TWO POWERPLAY GOALS- remember those?   [NESN]

  • It is a big adjustment for Joonas Kemppainen to the North American game, and he's prepared to do what it takes to contribute.  [PatriotLedger]

  • Cross your fingers for Seth Griffith , who was injured... [CausewayCrowd] ...and did not practice this morning.  [@DJ_Bean]

  • Don't let your mouth write checks your body can't cash, Alex Khokhlachev !  [HockeyBuzz]

  • Joe Morrow is still biding his time, working for his NHL chance.  [BostonHerald]

  • This take on the Bruins outlook for the upcoming season ends in a sobering summation of the Bruins' chances this year. The truth hurts.  [USAToday]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Parting words of praise for Milan Lucic - when they're from Luedeke, they're sweeter.  [ScoutingPost]

  • A landmark local skate shop is now competing with a Bauer mall superstore complete with mini rink looking to sell an "hockey experience." (Inaginary air quotes, there)  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Local guys don't always finish last, as the Larry Orr family skate shop is still filled with memories of hockey talk, visitors who drop in during thier NHL off-seasons, and handfuls of Double Bubble gum.  [NHL]

  • Sticktaps to hockey mom Kelly McDavid (and hugs from her son, Connor McDavid.)  [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Just say no to tanking for the best prospects at draft lottery time. Time to change the rules.  [NationalPost]

  • The sad and untimely death of former NHL tough guy Todd Ewen has been ruled a suicide. [PuckDaddy]

  • Because he is The Jagr, that's why. Don't even TRY to make Jaromir Jagr squirm.  [PuckDaddy]

  • For goalies who hate the shootout, an interim 3-on-3 OT period may not be all that much more pleasant a warmup.  [PuckDaddy]

  • What could be more fun than a Paul Bissonnette Q&A?  [PlayersTribune]

  • Shame, shame on the NHL, NHL teams, and the mainstream press for their tone-deaf coverage of the charges surrounding Patrick Kane and other players mired in sexual assault and domestic violence charges (and convictions.)  [PensionPlanPuppets]